A Cin­derella story hits Port

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - THE GROOVE - Gizelle Ghidella

BIB­BIDI-BOB­BIDI­BOO! The Clink The­atre is search­ing for its very own Cin­derella – will your child wear the fa­bled glass slip­per?

The Dou­glas The­atre Arts Group has gained the li­cence to Dis­ney’s Cin­derella KIDS, a pro­duc­tion made by kids for kids.

Cin­derella KIDS brings all the best bits of Dis­ney’s orig­i­nal pro­duc­tion to cen­tre stage for a live 35 minute show, per- fect for those kids who just can’t sit still for a full pro­duc­tion.

The pro­duc­tion is an ed­u­ca­tional ex­pe­ri­ence for chil­dren aged 8 and 16 and gives the op­por­tu­nity to learn the ins and outs of the­atre. They will learn about the var­i­ous parts of a script and how an ac­tor works with their script while learn­ing their lines, and most im­por­tantly the­atre eti­quette.

Clink The­atre pres­i­dent Michael Kerr said this pro­duc­tion is per­fect for the Dou­glas Shire’s young tal­ent. “This is a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity for our young bud­ding ac­tors to get in­volved in the the­atre,” Michael said.

“From the pre­vi­ous pro­duc­tion we have brought to the Clink The­atre I be­lieve it has al­ways been the chil­dren that have ben­e­fited the most from get­ting up on the stage. It builds their con­fi­dence and teaches them how im­por­tant it is to be part of a team,” he said.

Singing will be an in­te­gral part in the pro­duc­tion and par­tic­i­pants will be put to the task of learn­ing the songs and how to read the mu­sic.

The pro­duc­tion kicks off on Septem­ber 3 with a work­shop fol­lowed by au­di­tions on Sun­day Septem­ber 10. Re­hearsals will start im­me­di­ately, ev­ery Sun­day from 12pm to 5pm un­til open­ing night on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 20.

There will be eight shows to en­sure ev­ery­one gets the op­por­tu­nity to see the Shire’s tal­ented kids and what will be a fan­tas­tic show for the whole fam­ily to en­joy.

Mu­si­cal direc­tor Al­teouise DeVaughn said she can’t wait to get started on Cin­derella KIDS.

“I am so ex­cited about this pro­duc­tion, the mu­sic is won­der­ful and per­fect for teach­ing chil­dren var­i­ous har­monies and tem­pos,” she said.

Chore­og­ra­pher Nelle Jenk­ins said it will be great fun for kids.

“I can’t wait for this, the Sound of Mu­sic was so ex­cit­ing and I know all the young cast will be des­per­ate for the Clink to put on an­other show suit­able for chil­dren,” she said.

There are var­i­ous roles with speak­ing and non-speak­ing parts but ev­ery­one will be in­volved in the singing and danc­ing.

In­ter­ested par­tic­i­pants be­tween the ages of 8 and 16 can reg­is­ter at the Clink The­atre web­site www.clink­the­atre.com.au.

Spa­ces will be lim­ited for the work­shops so make sure you reg­is­ter early.

Pic­ture: GIZELLE GHIDELLA

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