Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Young actors take center stage in summer session; ENROLLMENT BEGINS JAN. 4th
For the sixth summer, Trinity Rep will open its doors for boys and girls in grades 5-12 to explore a world of creativity and theater under the instruction of Rhode Island’s most knowledgeable theater professionals with the Young Actors Summer Institute. The Summer Institute offers students a challenging five weeks of study in the fields of studying acting, playwriting, dance and much more. The Summer Institute runs from June 30 to July 31, with a middle and high school optional extension week from August 2-7 (students participating in the extension week will be working to put on a Shakespeare production, and any student entering 8th-12th grade is welcome to enroll). Students will work in the Pell Chafee Performance Center (home to the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs), located at 87 Empire St., Providence as well as Trinity Rep’s Lederer Theater Center at 201 Washington St. in Providence. Call (401) 521-1100 x114 for registration information, or visit Trinity Rep’s Education department online at www.trinityrep.com.
Monday, December 21, 2009
This new program is being offered for $250.00 (A shorter half hour version with one princess is available for $150!) and can be performed in virtually any space. Please call (401) 942-3637 for more information or to book a show!
Suggested for Grades PreK-3.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Hope to see you then!
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Tickets for Kaleidoscope’s presentation of Cinderella’s Christmas at Rhode Island College are also on sale! The RI performance will be Sunday, December 13th at 2:00pm. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of show. To purchase tickets, please call the RIC Box Office at (401) 456-8144. The Box Office is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Kaleidoscope Theatre's Cinderella's Christmas is an original musical written by David G. Payton of Cranston, RI, the Executive Director of Kaleidoscope Theatre. Cast members are Cinderella (Jillian Rivers-Keegan of Pascoag, RI); Prince Charming (Brendan Macera of Cranston, RI); the Stepmother (Debbie Gower of Cumberland, RI); the two stepsisters Disgustia (Meredyth Waterman of Cranston, RI) and Putricia (Jamie Dellorco of Franklin, MA); the Fairy Godmother (Marianne Douglas of Barrington, RI); the King (Christopher Schultz of South Yarmouth, MA); the Minister (Mike Daniels of North Providence, RI); and the mice: Willy (Donnie-Ray Brearton of Warwick, RI), Wendy (Olivia O’Connor of East Greenwich, RI) and Millie (Eloise Yagnesak of Franklin, MA).
Director is David Payton of Cranston, RI; Choreographers are Kim Frenze of Providence, RI and Tommy Iafrate of Cranston, RI; Costume Design by Marcia Zammarelli of Cranston, RI; Set Design by Robert Zannini of Cranston, RI; Stage Manager is Nicole Frechette of Lincoln, RI; Assistant Stage Manager is Megan Gonsalves of Smithfield, RI; and Sound Engineer is Adam Ramsey of Cranston, RI.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Monday, November 09, 2009
Here is a video clip of the updated version of "Under the Sea" as performed at PPAC!
Stay tuned for more updates on High School BULLY! If you’re interested in bringing our very successful anti-bullying program to your school, please call Kaleidoscope Theatre at (401) 942-3637.
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
In this issue you can read about:
1. This month – Jack & the Beanstalk
2. BULLY at PPAC
3. High School BULLY update
4. Cinderella’s Christmas tickets on sale!
5. Little Red Riding Hood’s Christmas
6. The Magic of Storytime
7. Supporting Our Members
Monday, November 02, 2009
This performance will feature the original BULLY script, but we will also be debuting some of the orchestrations for the upcoming “High School Bully” show. We hope this combination of original script and updated music will be perfect for the middle school aged audience.
If you’re interested in bring our very successful anti-bullying program to your school, please call Kaleidoscope Theatre at (401) 942-3637!
Friday, October 30, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Best Theater or Theatre Group for Kids!
...according to a recent award given out by Parents Connect. Thanks you so much for the honor!
For Best Theatre Group for Kids
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Monday, October 05, 2009
Christmas is coming... the washing and waxing and scrubbing have been finished, but Cinderella's ball gown is ruined and her Stepmother and stepsisters have already left for the ball! Will the Fairy Godmother arrive in time to get Cinderella to the Christmas Ball? The mice seem to think so... join us December 13th at Rhode Island College to find out!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
THIS EVENT IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC!
To begin the festivities, fan-favorite characters SNOW WHITE and CINDERELLA will be making appearances at the Park! Both princesses will be reading their stories, singing songs, greeting audience members, and posing for photographs. Snow White will arrive to tell her story at 2:00pm and Cinderella will follow at 2:30pm.
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Kaleidoscope would also like to thank all our summer patrons for making this season a wonderful success! We’re looking forward to seeing all our fans again soon at one of our upcoming shows!
For a complete list of our upcoming performances, check out our website at:
In this month's issue you can read about...
1. Fairytales in the Park
On Saturday, September 19, 2009 at Roger Williams National Park in Providence, RI, Kaleidoscope Theatre will perform the musical production “Goldilocks & the Three Bears!” Showtime is 3:00pm and the performance will be preceded by character appearances bySnow White at 2:00pm and Cinderella at 2:30pm!
2. Monthly Fairytale Series Continues!
Although the summer series is over for this year, Kaleidoscope will continue to present a new fairytale each month at theSaugus Senior Center!
3. B.U.L.L.Y. – The High School Musical
This fall, Kaleidoscope Theatre will be collaborating with P.A.V.E. (Partnership to Address Violence through Education), Youth Pride RI, and the Silver Lake Community Center to help raise anti-bullying awareness in local high schools. This collaboration was awarded the Hope 2 Grant, which will help bring Kaleidoscope Theatre's brand-new “B.U.L.L.Y. - The High School Musical” to ten local high schools in the 2009-2010 touring season.
4. Looking for gymnasts!
5. Reminder - $100 off coupons
6. Supporting Our Members
For more details on each of these news items, subscribe to our newsletter!
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
The Hope 2 Grant is aimed at supporting victims of hate crimes based sexual orientation or the perception of sexual orientation. The grant was meant to develop mentoring programs; awareness through and development of a public service announcement; and, finally the performances of B.U.L.L.Y. at the following schools:
Veterans High School
Pilgrim High School
Tollgate High School
Tolman High School
East Providence High School
Barrington High School
William M. Davies Technical High School
Shea High School
Lincoln High School
For more information, check out the wonderful article at FoxProvidence.com or visit Youth Pride's website.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Kaleidoscope Theatre will be at the YMCA Family Fun Day on August 28th from 6-8pm! This event is part of the Pawtucket Arts Festival and Kaleidoscope Theatre will have a table set up with information about our award-winning school-touring programs and our upcoming public performances! Snow White and Cinderella will also be appearing and will be happy to sign autographs and take photos with the kids!
We hope you can join us for such a fun event!
Thursday, August 06, 2009
Kaleidoscope Theatre's LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD is an original musical written by David G. Payton of Cranston, RI, the Executive Director of Kaleidoscope Theatre. Little Red Riding Hood and her Mother live a quiet life together in the woods, but unfortunately for them, the devious Big Bad Wolf is about to disrupt their cozy lifestyle. The handsome, conniving, and hungry Wolf sets out to eat Little Red, her sick Granny, and all of Little Red’s goodies. Unfortunately for the Wolf, Little Red’s cold-stricken Granny is more interested in marrying the wolf than running away from him. In Kaleidoscope’s adaptation of LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD, you’ll find that Granny’s a dilly, Wolfy’s quite silly, Red’s mother who shares, a Huntsman who cares, and a little girl all dressed in red come to life from the book you once read. It is full of songs, dance and loads of laughs for everyone plus audience participation and involvement which make this a show the whole family won't want to miss! So come along with Little Red as she tries to get to Granny's before the Big Bad Wolf.
Cast members are Little Red (Rebekah Philip of Rehoboth, MA), her Mother and Granny (Jamie Dellorco of Franklin, MA), the Huntsman (Cameron Marcotte of Scituate, RI) and The Big Bad Wolf (Ryan Hanley of Cranston, RI). Director is David Payton of Cranston, RI; Costume and Scenic Design are by Robert Zannini of Cranston, RI; Stage Manager is Christine Redihan of Providence, RI; and Sound Engineer is Nicole Frechette of Lincoln, RI.
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Sorry it took so long between this post and the last one. Once again, time got away from me, as it does with many of us.
Now, this experience got me wondering: how would the fairy tale worlds that we portray handle such a situation? With that, I present:
Kiss it, Obama!
So what would the fairy tales of this summer's season do in such an economic crisis? Here are my theories (for your consideration, additional references have been added thanks to Wikipedia):
Snow White - This is an easy one: layoffs. That way when I ask if everyone is ready for "Snow White and the Three Dwarfs", I'm not lying.
Cinderella - The Fairy Godmother can only afford to give Cinderella a fiberglass slipper.
Beauty & the Beast - These people are already down on their luck...but things get worse when the Beast cannot let Belle live in luxury and wear fine clothes. All he can offer is a "My Dad Stole a Flower, Made Me Live With This Furball, and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt" shirt.
The Frog Prince - You think we can afford to give such nobility to a frog?!? Bring on "The Frog Duke".
Aladdin - I know what you are thinking: there's a Genie that can fix it all. Right? WRONG! With everyone cutting corners, there is now a 10 rupee surcharge with every wish.
Goldilocks & the Three Bears - If no one can afford a house lately, bears certainly can't.
"I'm so tired. Oh, what a cute little...cave?"
Little Red Riding Hood - We've already got one sponsor plug ("Oooh, Neiman Marcus"), so let's get in some more.
"Now, go straight to Granny's house to give her the Pepto-Bismol, for her nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, and diarrhea."
"I will, mother. And if I get tired, I can snack on these Honey Nut Cheerios, which can help lower my cholesterol. Honey Nut Cheerios: be happy, be healthy."
Sleeping Beauty - Naturally, the spinning wheel will be made by IKEA. And what is this Party of the Year business? You think that we can put together a celebration so great that it will be better than anything else that year? We can't afford such gusto. Music, please!
"The Party of the Month!
The Party of the Month!
The costs are low, I guess we'll go,
to the Party of the Month!
My goodness what will I wear?
My goodness what will we wear?
Dress casual, it's acceptable,
at the Party of the Month!
And bring drinks for you see, it is BYOB,
at the Par-ty, of, the, Month!"
Those shows should do just fine, right?
In the words of Garrison Keillor, "be well, do good work, and keep in touch."
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
On August 4, 2009 at Robert’s Hall Auditorium on the Rhode Island College Campus, Providence, RI, Kaleidoscope Theatre will perform the musical production BEAUTY AND THE BEAST! Showtime is 11:00am and admission is $8 in advance and $10 on the day of the performance. For tickets and more information, please call the RIC Box Office (Open Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm) at (401) 456-8144. This presentation of the French fairytale is an original musical adaptation by David G. Payton of Cranston, RI, and is filled with all the wonderful characters audiences have come to know and love. For further information, please contact Kaleidoscope Theatre at (401) 942-3637.
Kaleidoscope Theatre's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is an original musical written by David G. Payton of Cranston, RI, the Executive Director of Kaleidoscope Theatre. When Beauty’s father steals a rose from the powerful Beast’s garden, he is plagued to serve the beast for the rest of his life. But his wonderfully kind daughter Beauty goes in his place. The Beast soon falls in love with Beauty. Meanwhile, Beauty’s two greedy sisters delight in her absence, plotting on how to become richer and more beautiful. Everything comes together to make a delightful adaptation of the famous fairytale with a little something for everyone: music, dance, magic and merriment! A show the whole family won't want to miss!
Kaleidoscope is very excited to start the second half of our summer season! “Our thirty-second summer is turning out to be one of our best,” says Executive Director David Payton, “Our revived production of Aladdin sold very close to Kaleidoscope’s record ticket sales at RIC and we have stayed extremely strong since. We are very excited to begin the second half of this year’s season with a beautiful and successful production like Beauty and the Beast.”
Cast members are Beauty (Meg Lowey of Foxboro, MA), the Beast (Brendan Macera of Cranston, RI), Beauty's sisters Flora (Jillian Rivers-Keegan of Burriville, RI) and Dora (Jamie Dellorco of Franklin, MA) and Beauty's father (David Payton of Cranston RI).
Director is Nicole Frechette of Lincoln, RI; Costume and Scenic Design by Robert Zannini of Cranston, RI; Stage Manager is Christine Redihan of Providence, RI; and Sound Engineer is Sam Hood of Providence, RI.
Monday, July 20, 2009
This site, which was done as part of web graduate class, features show synopsis, photos, video clips, and each show's performance schedule for the 2009 summer season!
Check it out!
Friday, July 17, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
It's the tenth addition of Looking Through The Kaleidoscope! I'd be more pleased about that if I hadn't only done nine entries since August of 2008. But hey, how much do you expect out of a one-year old?
Summer is here after a spring of school touring and some fairy tales. We've gotten through the B.U.L.L.Y.ing and trips to New Jersey as best as we could, and if I may say so, we did a pretty good job. But now it's July, which means Kaleidoscope is doing what it does best, which are fairy tale musicals. It's only unfortunate that the bulk of our work went on an "economic diet".
There are certainly some up-sides to this summer for both the company and myself personally. This summer marked the return of Aladdin after years off the road. The show went through a rather big overhaul, which ranged from three brand-new drops and a "change of location". I was very eager to try and get on board for this occasion and was lucky enough to be a part of it. Of course, this means something that I've done so many times in the past: audition for David.
And then...there's Chevy. Oh, Chevy...you're a special one, so you get your own entry. Probably sooner rather than later. So soon the draft might be already started by the time this is up.
Until then, in the words of Garrison Keillor, "be well, do good work, and keep in touch."
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Showtime is 11:00am and admission is $8 in advance and $10 on the day of the performance. For tickets and more information, please call the RIC Box Office (Open Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm) at (401) 456-8144. This presentation of the famous fairytale is an original musical adaptation by David G. Payton of Cranston, RI, and is filled with all the wonderful characters audiences have come to know and love. For further information, please contact Kaleidoscope Theatre at (401) 942-3637.
Kaleidoscope Theatre’s musical adaptation of SLEEPING BEAUTY promises to be an unforgettable production! A king who snores, a dragon who roars, and a prince whom love misses until a princess he kisses. When all is said and done, SLEEPING BEAUTY is a whole lot of family fun! The show is filled with magnificent songs, magical spells, evil witches, handsome knights, and the most beautiful princess in the land! Audience involvement makes this show one which the whole family will enjoy!
Sleeping Beauty features many performers who are regulars on the Kaleidoscope Theatre stage. When asked to describe why he loves working with Kaleidoscope Theatre, Dan Walsh of Burriville, RI (who plays Young Stefan) says, “it’s really a big family, not just a theatre company.” Jamie Dellorco of Franklin, MA (who plays Charlotte, one of the good fairies) is returning to Kaleidoscope after a year of performing in New York. She says her return “is like coming home.” Come see this theatrical family perform onstage!
The cast consists of Princess Arielle (Cassandra Pacheco of Johnston, RI); her mother, Queen Isabel (Merdedyth Waterman of Cranston, RI); her father, King Harold (Jonathan Safford of Cranston, RI); Prince Stefan and his father King Frederick (Sam Hood of Providence, RI); the young Prince Stefan (Dan Walsh of Burriville, RI); the prince’s squire, Domenic the Brave (Bob Macaux of East Greenwich, RI); the three good fairies, Faith (Amy McGuirk of Providence, RI), Hope (Sarah Cohen of West Warwick, RI) and Charlotte (Jamie Dellorco of Franklin, MA); and the wicked fairy, Uglicia (Jasmine Ready of South Yarmouth, MA).
Director is David G. Payton of Cranston, RI; Costume and Scenic Design is by Robert Zannini of Cranston, RI; Stage Manager is Nicole Frechette of Lincoln, RI; Assistant Stage Manager is Cameron Marcotte of Scituate, RI; and Sound Engineer is Jillian Rivers-Keegan of Burriville, RI.
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
With the economic recession, tickets were not selling well enough for the Chevrolet theater to be able to produce the series this summer. We enjoy the fans and the wonderful crew of people at the Chevrolet Theatre very much and hope to return there for Cinderella's Christmas in December.
We don't want to disappoint any more children than necessary, so we hope Connecticut fans can join us at our venue in Rhode Island! The shows happen in Roberts Hall Auditorium on the Rhode Island College campus in Providence. The exact same series of shows (that was scheduled at the Chevrolet Theatre) will be offered on Tuesday mornings at 11:00am! This Tuesday we will be performing Sleeping Beauty.
Ironically, our season opener in Rhode Island on Tuesday almost sold out, so if you plan to make the trip up here, it would be a good idea to contact us by email (email@example.com) or at (401) 942-3637 to reserve tickets in advance. We'd hate to have anyone drive up from Connecticut only to be disappointed again!
Let us know if you have any questions!
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Monday, July 06, 2009
Saturday, July 04, 2009
In this issue you can read about...
Season Tickets at RIC!
A season ticket for all eight shows can be purchased for only $50! Tickets are normally $8 in advance and $10 at the door... this season ticket saves you almost $20 and will allow you to see eight wonderful fairytales come to life onstage!
Our season opener this year is Aladdin and the show promises to be an unforgettable production! A silly sultan, an evil vizier, a beautiful princess, a powerful genie, and an incredible lad named Aladdin all come together for an exhilarating ride through bazaars, caves of jewels, and palaces beyond description.
Kaleidoscope’s second show of the summer is Sleeping Beauty! This production features: a king who snores, a dragon who roars, and a prince whom love misses until a princess he kisses! When all is said and done, it’s a whole lot of family fun! Make sure you go to this wonderful show! (photo: Cassandra Pacheco as Sleeping Beauty)
Kaleidoscope Theatre's Snow White is the third show of the summer and is an enchanting musical that adheres very closely to the original storyline of the fairytale. Beautiful costumes, lots of song and dance, plus the opportunity for several youngsters to directly participate in the show, make this an event the whole family will not want to miss!
The Frog Prince
To wrap up July, Kaleidoscope will be performing The Frog Prince. We hope you’ll all join Prince Noble on his quest to find a beautiful princess. *Splash!* Oh no! Young Prince Noble seems to be having a really bad day - a smelly Gypsy woman is in love with him, he got pushed down a well, and then he was transformed into an icky green frog! Now instead of traveling the land looking for a beautiful wife, he's short, green, and hoping to catch a fly for dinner!
Cinderella at Hampton Beach
Although, Cinderella will be touring our normal summer circuit in August, we will be doing a special performance of the show in July! Kaleidoscope will be at the Hampton Beach Casino on Saturday, July 11th at 11:00am!
Cinderella’s Musical Storybook
For fans of Kaleidoscope Theatre, this read-along, sing-a-long, magical, musical, storybook, which normally retails for $14.95, will be available at our concession stands for a special introductory summer price of only $10.00!
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Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Director is David G. Payton of Cranston, RI; Costume Design is by Robert Zannini of Cranston, RI and Scenic Design is by Laura MacPherson of Providence, RI with Robert Zannini of Cranston, RI; Choreography is by Cassandra Pacheco of Johnston, RI; Stage Manager is Nicole Frechette of Lincoln, RI; Assistant Stage Manager is Christine Redihan of Providence, RI; and Sound Engineer is Adam Ramsey of Cranston, RI.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Monday, June 08, 2009
New photos for this production have been added to our website featuring the actors who will perform on stage this summer! Check them out!
Saturday, May 30, 2009
In this issue:
RIC Tickets Now On Sale
Tickets are now officially on sale for our RI performances at Rhode Island College. This eight week series will run from July 7th – August 25th. With times being as difficult as they are, Kaleidoscope is offering the best “staycation” in town! Without buying expensive travel tickets, you can excite your child’s imagination by bringing them to see their favorite fairytale come to life on stage!
You can preview one of our summer shows, by visiting The Saugus Senior Center on Sunday, June 21st! “Sleeping Beauty” will begin at 2:00pm and the $12 admission includes a free ice cream!
New Summer Venue!
Kaleidoscope Theatre is proud to add the Hampton Beach Casino to our venue list this summer! We will be debuting “Cinderella” there on July 11th at 11:00am.
Strategies of Success contest!
Marianne Douglas (Fairy Godmother in “Cinderella”) is in the process of updating her successful high school curriculum “Strategies of Success” with the most current information prior to donating it to 300 high schools in North America this summer! With towns being strapped for money, Marianne thought that this was the ideal time to have a contest where schools can apply to win the program that has won so many awards and has changed thelives of so many teens! High schools can apply to win the program at www.strategiesofsuccess.com until July 2.
At the recent Motif Magazine Awards, one of Kaleidoscope’s talented performers received an award! Rebekah Philip won for “Best Child Performance” for her portrayal of Little Red in our Little Red Riding Hood.
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Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Splash! Young Prince Noble is having a really bad day - a smelly Gypsy woman is in love with him, he gets pushed down a well, and then he’s transformed into an icky green frog!
Friday, May 01, 2009
Box Office: (203) 265-1501
July 15th - Sleeping Beauty
July 22nd - Snow White
July 29th - The Frog Prince
August 6th - Beauty & the Beast (special Thursday performance)
August 12th - Little Red Riding Hood
August 19th - Cinderella
August 26th - Goldilocks & the Three Bears
Box Office: (508) 775-5630