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Comedy of Errors performs this weekend!


Theatre at St. Michael’s is proud to present William Shakespeare’s ridiculous “A Comedy of Errors” on Friday, July 12th and Saturday, July 13th at 7:00. This fun-filled show is a wild ride through the misadventures of not one but two pairs of twins separated at birth. When they unknowingly arrive in the same town, mistaken identities abound, leading to false accusations of theft, betrayal, madness, and even demonic possession! This rollicking adventure is packed with puns, wordplay and full-out slapstick ridiculousness.

This performance will feature actors ages 13 – 17, who have been intensively studying the play in a two-week program under the direction of TASM Camp Director Christina Johnston. Assistant direction is by Chelsea Boergesson and production design is by Merrick Carrol.

Actors include Hagen Feeney and Aidin Bina as the identical twins Antipholus, with their twin servants Dromio played by Nastia Goddard and Kasey Regan. Adriana, Antipholus’ harridan of a wife, is played by Kat Fechner, and her much calmer sister Luciana is played by Genevieve Masson.  The cast is rounded out by Bridget Vanderveer, Jacqueline Smith, Julia Alves, Makenzie Lyons, Olivia Feeney, Samantha Brower and Vika Huth.

The performance is free and open to the public, in the St. Michael’s School Hill House Arts and Athletic Center at 180 Rhode Island Ave in Newport. Donations are welcome at the door. For more information, please contact TASM camp director Christina Johnston at cjohnston@smcds.org.

Additional TASM performances this summer will include an original musical to be performed on July 26th and 27th, as well as Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” on August 9th and 10th.

 

 



Teen Shakespeare Starts July 1


Dear Comedy of Errors Campers and Parents;

We’re right around the corner from the beginning of the Theatre at St. Michael’s Teen Shakespeare Camp, and I just wanted to touch bases with all of you.  The faculty and I, along with all of the counselors, can’t wait to start working on Comedy of Errors! So please make sure to bring lots of energy and imagination with you! We will have our final performances on Friday July 12th and Saturday July 13th at 7:00, so save those dates on your calendar.

Registration is at 10:30 on Monday morning, July 1st, at the lobby of Hill House (the gym).  Remember – there is no camp on Thursday the 4th of July for the Independence Day holiday – so enjoy the fireworks and picnics!  I’ll need parents to check in for a few moments at the beginning of the first day to make sure all your paperwork is in order.  If you have a balance to pay or forms to fill out, you can do that then.  I am including with this email the very important medical form and dismissal form, as well as a lunch form for those of you who would to participate in our a la carte camp lunch program, and t-shirt order form in case you’re interested in getting a Comedy of Errors or techmonkey shirt . Please don’t forget to get a copy of your immunization records for me to have on file as well.  If you can make sure to have those forms to me by Monday morning, that would be great. Even better would be if you could email them to me before Monday!

Please use the Gibbs Ave. parking lot for drop-off and pick-up – that avoids a traffic jam with the Summer at St. Michael’s campers.  Don’t forget that the Teen Camp day begins at 10:30, so you can sleep in a smidge.  Campers need to be picked up by 4:00, and as early as 3:30 is fine if they don’t want to swim.

To have lunch on the first day of camp, please call and leave a message for me or jot me an email indicating that you want to join us, and also indicating your preference – Monday is pizza day (cheese or pepperoni pizza, and/or a salad).  Otherwise, remember to bring your lunch!  It’s also a good idea to pack a snack, and bring a water bottle (we have a water cooler and cups, but bringing your own bottle will help reduce trash!).   Of course, don’t forget your bathing suit and a towel for pool time at the end of each day as well.  For those of you who may not want to swim, bring a good book or playing cards if you’d like.

I think that’s all the information I need to give you before we get started, but feel free to call if you have any questions. My camp cell phone is 401-744-8262, or the Theatre at St. Michael’s voice mail is 849-5970 x411.  Thanks, and I’ll see you all very soon!  I can’t wait to see what’s in store this year…

Sincerely,

Christy Johnston (Camp Director)

p.s. Check out our new Instagram page @tasmcamp to catch a glimpse of all the creative fun going on at TASM!

2019 TASM Medical Form

2019 TASM Dismissal Form

lunch form teen 2019

shirt order teen 2019

 




Movie Camp starts Monday!

We can’t wait to see you all on campus for the beginning of TASM’s 19th summer!

Here are the various forms you may need for Movie camp, and please feel free to reach out to me (cjohnston@smcds.org) if you have questions.

2019 TASM Medical Form

2019 TASM Dismissal Form

lunch form movie 2019

shirt order movie 2019



TASM presents Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale


Theatre at St. Michael’s is pleased to present William Shakespeare’s beautiful tragicomedy, The Winter’s Tale, on Friday August 10th and Saturday August 11th at 7:00.

Set in the contrasting worlds of a mysterious Oracle and a pair of festive kingdoms, The Winter’s Tale weaves together music, magic, courtroom drama, shipwrecks, and bear attacks. Sicilian King Leontes unfairly accuses his wife, Hermione, of adultery with his best friend, the King of Bohemia. When Hermione gives birth to her daughter, Leontes orders the child to be killed and banishes Queen Hermione, tearing his family and the two kingdoms apart. However, through the intervention of the mystical Paulina, the princess is saved, Leontes repents, and Sicilia softens after sixteen years of turmoil—with the help of a little magic.

This performance will feature actors ages 9 – 14, who have been intensively studying the play in a two-week program under the direction of TASM Camp Director Christina Johnston. Assistant direction is by Jessica Reeg, and choreography is by Nicole Chagnon.  Laurel Paquin leads a crew of young technicians (also ages 9-14) to design and build the show.

The performance is free and open to the public, in the St. Michael’s School Hill House Arts and Athletic Center at 180 Rhode Island Ave in Newport. Donations are welcome at the door. For more information, please contact TASM camp director Christina Johnston at cjohnston@smcds.org, or call (401) 849-5970 x411.

 

 



TASM presents SOS - Save Our Spirits (an original musical)


Theatre at St. Michael’s is proud to present an original musical entitled “SOS – Save Our Spirits“ on Friday, July 27th and Saturday, July 28th at 7:00.  This performance will feature actors ages 9 – 15, who have spent the past three weeks writing and rehearsing a show of their own creation, supported behind the scenes by tech campers who have built the set and will run technical aspects of the show.  The group worked with writing coach Andrew Katzman to conceive a musical about an island paradise guarded by benevolent spirits which gets overrun by treasure-seeking pirates.  Through a bit of adventure, lush musical numbers and energetic dances, the motley crew learns their lesson about selflessness and community.  Campers are largely responsible for writing the original songs, and also helping to design and build the island paradise set.  Chelsea Boergesson is directing the show, Kristine Langello is musical director, choreography is by Taylor Santoro, and technical direction is by Laurel Paquin.

The performance is in Hill House Arts and Athletic Center at St. Michael’s School, and is free and open to the public, with donations welcome at the door.  For more information, please contact Christina Johnston at (401) 849-5970 x 411 or email at cjohnston@smcds.org.

Additional performances this summer will include Shakespeare’s “Winter’s Tale” on August 10th and 11th.  For more information about Theatre at St. Michael’s camps and shows, please visit our website at http://smcds.org/tasm/



TASM presents Macbeth


Please join us for the summer’s first TASM theatrical performance!

Theatre at St. Michael’s is proud to present William Shakespeare’s spellbinding tragedy “Macbeth” on Friday, July 13th and Saturday, July 14th at 7:00. This classic play is the infamous chronicle of a Scottish hero’s fall from grace, through spellbound seduction and the unrestrained pursuit of power.  Shakespeare’s study of ambition leads us from the battlefield where Macbeth is triumphant, to the bloody assassination that gains him the crown… but which costs him his soul and ultimate demise.

This performance will feature actors ages 13 – 18, who have been intensively studying the play in a two-week program under the direction of TASM Camp Director Christina Johnston. Assistant direction is by Chelsea Boergesson, design is by Laurel Paquin, and combat choreography is by Norm Beauregard.

Actors include Kamran Bina as the ambitious and doomed Macbeth, Eliza Staples as a scheming and fraught Lady Macbeth, Ally Grant as the distressed but virtuous MacDuff, and Nastia Goddard, Madison Palmieri, and Julia Alves as the prophetic and foreboding witches. The cast is rounded out by Ali and Bridget Vanderveer, Genevieve Masson, Kasey Regan, Makenzie Lyons, Manny Maldonado, Roan Iribarren, Samantha Brower and Vika Huth. AJ Huth is working with the camp staff to design and build the show.

The performance is free and open to the public, in the St. Michael’s School Hill House Arts and Athletic Center at 180 Rhode Island Ave in Newport. Donations are welcome at the door. For more information, please contact TASM camp director Christina Johnston at cjohnston@smcds.org.

Additional TASM performances this summer will include an original musical to be performed on July 27th and 28th, as well as Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” on August 10th and 11th.

TASM2018Macbeth



TASM Movie Camp Showing!


Theatre at St. Michael’s Movie Camp is proud to present

a trio of new movies:

“PowerPals vs. the Orb”

TASM Movie Camp – Powerpals vs. the Orb

TASM Movie Camp – Powerpals vs. the Orb

“Cavity Tragedy”

TASM Movie Camp – Cavity Tragedy

TASM Movie Camp – Cavity Tragedy

“Estate Escape”

TASM Movie Camp – Estate Escape

TASM Movie Camp – Estate Escape

Join us for

a red-carpet Movie Premiere

at the Jane Pickens Theatre

on Friday July 6 at 2:00!

 



TASM Movie Camp Starts Monday!


We’re so excited to get started with Theatre at St. Michael’s Movie Camp!  For those of you joining us, here’s some important info:

 

  • Camp begins at 9:00 on Monday June 25 in Hill House (on the Gibbs Ave side of campus).  The camp day runs from 9:00 – 4:00, with the final hour being optional pool time (pickup as early as 3:00 is fine if you don’t want to swim).
  • Don’t forget to bring a water bottle, swimsuit, sunscreen, snack, lunch (if you’re not buying it with us) – and loads of imagination!
  • No camp on Wednesday July 4 for the Independence Day holiday.
  • The final screening will be at the Jane Pickens Theatre on Friday July 6 at 2:00 – parents, family & friends are welcome!
  • Please make sure you have filled out the Medical and Carpool forms below and bring them in, along with any final payment, on Monday June 25.

2018 TASM Medical Form                  2018 TASM carpool form

  • If you would like to participate in the TASM lunch program, here’s the form for that – also please email cjohnston@smcds.org by Sunday June 24th at 5:00 with your Monday lunch order.

TASM lunch form movie 2018

  • If you would like a TASM Movie Camp shirt, here’s the order form for that – the deadline for shirt ordering is Thursday June 28.

TASM shirt order movie 2018

Can’t wait to have you join us!  🙂

Christy Johnston, TASM Camp Director



TASM 2018 - Registrations are open!


TASM 2018 Sessions are posted and open for registrations!  Please browse the site to see our offerings for this summer, or click here to REGISTER!

We hope to have you with us this summer! ~Christy Johnston



TASM presents Shakespeare's "As You Like It"


Theatre at St. Michael’s is proud to present the final performance of the summer, “As You Like It” on Friday, August 11th and Saturday, August 12th at 7:00.  This performance will feature actors ages 9 – 15, who have spent the past two weeks studying and bringing to life William Shakespeare’s lively comedy, supported behind the scenes by tech campers who have built the set and will run technical aspects of the show.  Imagine a world with disguises and capers galore… add true love, banishment, and a bunch of wild and crazy outcasts living in the forest, and you have William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.” In this production’s interpretation, the Forest of Arden is reimagined as a casino in Las Vegas where anything can happen – love at first sight, fortunes won and lost, old friends reuniting, and of course, Elvis!  Christina Johnston is directing the show, assisted by Jessica Reeg, choreography is by Nicole Chagnon, and technical direction is by Patrick Grimes.

The performance is in Hill House Arts and Athletic Center at St. Michael’s School, and is free and open to the public, with donations welcome at the door.  For more information, please contact Christina Johnston at (401) 849-5970 x411 or email cjohnston@smcds.org. 



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