Life is full of adventure and opportunities to shine! There are those among us who have figured out how to combine the two (brilliantly!). On a recent island cruise with my family, I thoroughly enjoyed watching my children navigate new waters and explore cultures so different than their own. However, the experience of watching them sing karaoke in a crowded theater on board the ship was even MORE amazing! There must be something liberating in breaking out of your comfort zone and stepping into the spotlight to perform for a room packed with strangers. I was stunned at the level of confidence each brought to their song renditions and shocked by their stage presence. Where did they learn to do that?!
William Shakespeare embraced the mantra “all the world’s a stage.” So true (as evidenced by my kiddos in the Caribbean)! Children have an innate love of performance- think about the number of times each day parents hear the words “watch me!” We want to encourage our children’s natural love of the performing arts and their desire to take center stage.
The Kaleidoscope of Theatrics is a phenomenal opportunity for any young thespian to indulge that love of theatre. In partnership with the Orlando Repertory Theatre, Kaleidoscope of Theatrics is hosting a unique, two-day event in October designed to inspire and cultivate performance skills, including choreography, staging, lighting, sound tech, makeup and costume design. Groups are welcome, as are individual performers. Participants can gather a bunch of friends to attend or drama instructors can bring the whole theater department!
The Kaleidoscope of Theatrics allows students to engage in nine theatre workshops and “talk back” sessions, which is a fabulous way of connecting them with theatre professionals in a laid-back atmosphere. Participants will also have a chance to take in a live performance of the Broadway hit Newsies at the REP, immediately followed by an open discussion with the actors.
Two lunches are included in the package. As an added bonus, Kaleidoscope of Theatrics attendees will be special guests at the Sleuth’s Mystery Dinner Show. Students will become part of the show by helping to solve a crime while they dine.
The Kaleidoscope of Theatrics is a top-notch opportunity to learn about many aspects of the performing arts, both on stage and behind the scenes. The REP is a renowned venue with a world-class troupe- and they are waiting to work with YOUR aspiring entertainer! It promises to be a thrilling adventure and a singular moment to shine brightly- Shakespeare would be proud!