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New this year at Perseverance Theatre is Summer Theatre Arts Rendezvous (STAR), Perseverance Theatre's five-week youth acting program, provides theatrical training and performance opportunities to students who are excited about theatre. Acceptance into STAR is based on an interview with the program director.
It's time to register for Perseverance Theatre's Summer Theatre Arts Rendezvous! Work with local and out-of-town professional directors and designers on one of three exciting shows. Rehearsals and classes begin July 8. This five-week program is perfect for young actors who are excited about theatre and performance. As a theatre training program, STAR is a great opportunity for young people with little to no experience. In addition to rehearsals, students will participate in daily workshops on voice, movement and acting technique. Students aged 10-18 will perform one of three plays: the classic Shakespeare tragedy King Lear, the high-rolling musical Guys and Dolls Jr., and the beautiful tale of Cinderella.
STAR runs July 8 through August 11. Tuition is $450.
The plays will be "King Lear" by William Shakespeare, "Guys and Dolls Jr." with book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling and music/lyrics by Frank Loesser, and "Cinderella," a classic folk tale.
Call today to sign up, or for more details, contact Shona Strauser at 364-2421 ext. 232. More information and registration forms at perseverancetheatre.org.
By William Shakespeare
Young actors will get the opportunity to experience and learn Shakespeare's language when performing the classic tale of a royal father and his daughters. This compelling drama tells the story of family disloyalty, dysfunction complete with a tragic end. Scared about Shakespeare's language? Don't sweat it. Director Doniece Gott will be on hand to help bring the Bard's words to life.
Guys and Dolls Jr.
Book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls Jr. introduces us to colorful characters who have become legends in the musical theatre canon: Sarah Brown, the up-right but uptight "mission doll;" Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, a nightclub performer whose chronic flu is brought on by the fact she's been engaged to the same man for 14 years; and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fiancé, desperate as always to find a spot for is infamous floating dice game. We are lucky once again to have director Dawn Kolden.
Classic Folk Tale
Cinderella was first published in France in the 17th century and popularized soon after by the Brothers Grimm. We'll bring this classic tale of love and magic to the stage complete with fairy godmothers, evil stepmothers, magical pumpkins and mice. Longtime Juneau favorite Ekatrina Oleska Sotomayor will return to Alaska to direct this beautiful tale for the STAR program.