LACONIA — About a year ago the Lakes Region's longest running community theatre of over 40 years tried something new. They produced a show called "Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr." where all the actors were under 18 years of age. The show was such a huge hit with the actors, their parents and local audiences that the company decided to create a new division dedicated to encouraging local kids in the performing arts. The new part of the group is called SKYT which stands for St. Car Kids and Youth Theatre and very soon they will be holding auditions for their second production.
The musical Seussical was a huge hit on Broadway several years ago and many community theatre groups have produced it as part of their own seasons. SKYT will be producing the junior version of the show in December and will be hosting auditions on October 13 at 4 p.m. at the Methodist Church on Rt. 11A in Gilford. Again, St. Car will be trying something new with Seussical.
For this production, the entire show will be both performed and staged by the kids. St. Car president J. Alward explains, "The St. Car board of directors decided that if we really wanted to teach kids about theatre that we needed to teach them about everything that is involved in getting a show put up. We decided that they needed to learn about costumes, set, lights, directing, choreography, props, publicity, all of it. So for this show the youth will be handling everything aided by an adult mentor who has done that job for us in the past." Alward's son Braeden who is 16 is directing the production. "I made my stage debut when I was only 5 months old', Braeden says. "I have been around the theatre my whole life and really enjoy it. Not only is it fun but I have learned a lot. Both about theatrical stuff but a lot more about working as a team, meeting a deadline and compromise. Activities like this are good for kids. I can see where these experiences will help me in my college life and my career.A lot of my best friends work with St. Car too. This production will be a lot of fun."
Auditions for the show are open to any kid ages 7-18. No stage experience is necessary. Rehearsal will be mostly on weekend afternoons.
For more info about the production or St. Car in general, visit the website at Streetcarcompany.com or call Braeden at 520-4653.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 October 2013 09:26
TILTON — Bring your very best pie to be judged on Saturday October 12 to the Riverfront Park in Tilton.
The categories are fruit/berry, custard/cream, apple and pumpkin. The public is welcome to attend and for $1 per slice can vote for their favorite pie. Public tasting begins at 1 p.m.
The proceeds will benefit the Tilton Police Dept. to purchase animal chip readers.
There is a $5 entry fee. Contestants must bring two pies, one for judging and one for the public judging. Please use disposable pans. Pies must not require refrigeration. Pies must be dropped off to the park between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Late pies will not be allowed.
This event is sponsored by Senator Jeanie Forrester and Tilt'n Bakery.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 October 2013 09:20
SANBORNTON — The Sanbornton Conservation Commission is sponsoring a 2nd Roadside Cleanup day for 2013 on Saturday, October 19.
With winter approaching, the Conservation Commission is looking to clean up local roadsides before the first snow fall. This day will help with the annual Earth Day cleanup in the spring.
Road side trash is free to dump at the transfer station year round. For more information or collection bags call 491-2522.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 October 2013 09:17
FRANKLIN — The Franklin Opera House annual meeting will be held this Thursday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the opera house.
This is an open meeting and anyone interested in the future of Franklin Opera House is invited to attend.
Keynote speaker will be Todd Workman, a developer with a vision for Franklin.
Join us for light refreshments at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m.
Call Steve Foley at 934-1901 for more information.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 October 2013 09:15
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