A Cinderella story hits Port
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.
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