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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

OPEN AUDITIONS!

Our next round of open auditions will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2008 from 1:00pm until 6:00pm at the Meshanticut Park Church, 180 Oaklawn Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920. Please call Nicki at Kaleidoscope Theatre, (401) 942-3637, to set up an appointment.

There are multiple roles in several shows that are open, so performers of all types, ages, and ethnicities are strongly encouraged to audition. Please come prepared to sing a song of your choice (a cappella or with taped/CD accompaniment) and to read from a script. If you are a young adult or adult male, you are especially encouraged to audition! Kaleidoscope Theatre is a professional, non-profit theatre company, and all roles are paid.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

A New Home for Cinderella


Thanks to funding from RISCA (the RI State Council on the Arts), Cinderella will be getting a new home this summer! This past week, Kaleidoscope partnered with Providence scenic artist Laura McPherson to produce a brand-new kitchen drop for the show! This new piece of art will replace an older decaying scrim that has been used as Cinderella's cottage home since the 1990s.
Members of Kaleidoscope Theatre assisted McPherson in creating the backdrop, which gave them a phenomenal opportunity to learn how a backdrop is designed and painted.

Come see the debut of this new drop at this summer's first performance of Cinderella at Rhode Island College on Tuesday, July 22 at 11:00am!

(Photo: A section of the new drop (in progress). For more photos, check out Kaleidoscope Theatre's Myspace page at www.myspace.com/kaleidoscopetheatre!)

Sunday, April 13, 2008

April Newsletter!


Kaleidoscope's April newsletter is now available online at www.kaleidoscopetheatre.com!

In this issue you can read about:
1. Our Upcoming Performances
2. Update on 'The Party of the Year!'
3. Thank You, Jerry Ventre!

4. A New Home for Cinderella
A brand new kitchen drop for Cinderella's home will be painted this coming week and will debut this summer! If you'd like to see the progress on the new drop, check out the pictures (as they're added this week) to our myspace profile at www.myspace.com/kaleidoscopetheatre.

5. New Local Theatre School Opens in Bristol
6. Supporting Our Members

(photo: The older kitchen drop that is being replaced!)

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

I'm Special, You're Special

I'm Special, You're Special is one of Kaleidoscope's most acclaimed presentations. Touring for over 20 years, the show follows the story of David Brown, a boy with Down Syndrome, as he is included into a public school. Bobby Macaux, a local actor from East Greenwich, currently plays the role of David. Here's what he has to say about the experience.

Through the Eyes of
David Brown
By: Bob Macaux

David Brown is a totally unique character with many similarities and differences through my life. Just like David, I was born with Down Syndrome and I was included in many schools. But there are differences. For example, David Brown is good with his hands, but personally I use my brain in a lot of ways including writing poetry and short stories, reading and going through college. I love the show because it carries a lesson on tolerance and acceptance. We all learn at different various speeds. Working with Kaleidoscope fulfills my quest for musical theater.

If you're interested in bringing I'm Special, You're Special to your school, please give our office a call at (401) 942-3637. We're currently accepting bookings for this April, May, and June and for the 2008-2009 school year. We also have some partial funding available, courtesy of the John Moran Fund, that can help bring this production to a school that could otherwise not afford it. If you have any questions about the show or about the availability of the funding, you can call the office or e-mail us at kaleidoscope@kaleidoscopetheatre.com!
(Photo: Bob Macaux as David Brown in I'm Special, You're Special.)

Thursday, April 03, 2008

A weekend of performances!

If you are a fan of Kaleidoscope Theatre's performers, then check out all of the exciting shows featuring Kaleidoscopians this weekend!
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Bishop Hendricken High School will feature Graham Duff (BULLY, Prince Charming in Cinderella, the Big Bad Wolf in Little Red Ridinghood, the White Rabbit/March Hare in Alice in Wonderland) as Joseph and Jessica Sepe (BULLY, Bad Company, Clara in Heidi).
  • 42nd Street at Johnston High School will feature Joe Catanzaro (BULLY, the King in Rumpelstiltskin, and Peter in Heidi) as Bert Barry, Kathrine Barnes (BULLY, Hope in Sleeping Beauty) as Dorothy Brock, Cassandra Pacheco (BULLY, Putricia in Cinderella, Mom/Granny in Little Red Ridinghood, Faith in Sleeping Beauty), and Ariana Pacheco (BULLY, Heidi in Heidi, and Goldilocks in Goldilocks).
  • High School Musical at Encore Repertory Company will feature Brendan Macera (BULLY, and the Big Bad Wolf in The Three Pigs) as Troy, Alyssa Surrette (BULLY) as Sharpay, and Tommy Iafrate (Artistic Director) as the Keyboard/Saxophone player in the pit!
  • Chicago at the Community Players will feature Greg Bonin (the Emperor in The Emperor's New Clothes, the Giant in Jack & the Beanstalk, the Beast in Beauty & the Beast) as Billy Flynn, Brian Lamothe (the Miller in Rumpelstiltskin, Papa Bear in Goldilocks), and Janet Barton (Uglicia in Sleeping Beauty).
  • You Can't Take It With You at Barker Playhouse in Providence will feature Ryan Hanley (Hunstman in Snow White and Pasquale/Carlos in Dial M for Matrimony) as Tony.

What's your favorite fairytale?