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Category: The Shows

M-Y-S-T-E-R-Y

     Brush up on your vocab skills, y’all!  We’re days away from opening And Then There Were None, but I’m already excited about starting our next Teen Theatre class.  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has been one of my favorite shows since I saw it on Broadway while I was in college.  The music is…
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A Tale of Two Pinocchios, by Jenn Doubleday

     Once upon a time, SCT only offered one musical theatre class. That’s right. One. The class was open to 1st-8th grade students, and was offered three times a year. When we began our first class in the preschool room of Trinity United Methodist Church in 2004, we had just six students. By the time 2007…
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Opening Night!!!, by Laura Keena

  TARZAN. This show. _________THIS show.      As improbable as it may seem, it’s not very often that you get to work on a show with which you are entirely unfamiliar.  This has been one of those experiences!  I can honestly say, working and rehearsing this show has been a challenge and a delight.  I cannot…
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Light Cues & Costumes & Props, OH MY! by Carmel Cowart

     Our Creative Dramatics 1 (2nd-5th grade) class production of Tiny Thumbelina opens tomorrow! The cast and crew have been knee-deep in Tech Week; putting all the finishing touches on costumes, set changes, lighting, props, hair and makeup. I am so very proud of each of these young performers! Their resilience and adaptability to…
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SMILE! by Maggie Lee Hart

     “A Rollicking Band of Pirates, We” have leaped through the stage doors of SCT and have been skipping to the tunes of this operatic comedy for the last twelve weeks.  These “rollicking” actors consist of middle school students enrolled in our Creative Dramatics II Class, who are now entering Tech Week for Gilbert…
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Translating English…into English, by Christopher Blair

     I think it is very important for actors of all ages to understand exactly what they are saying, be it a foreign language, Shakespearean prose, or 19th Century topsy-turvy English.  I can’t tell you how many adult actors I have worked with who were merely reciting their lines, but truly had no idea…
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Behind the Web, by Carmel Cowart

Terrific! Radiant! Humble! Some Pig!      That’s right folks, Charlotte’s Web opens this Friday, October 18th! In honor of tech week (that’s what we call the last week before the show opens), I thought it’d be nice to give you a closer look at all of the preparation that goes into producing a show…
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