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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Join us today at the Roger Williams Park Zoo - Spooky Zoo Event and meet Snow White's Evil Queen, Maleficent, and the Candy Witch!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Anti-bullying Summit featured in the PROJO!

Linda Borg, a staff writer for the Providence Journal provided coverage of the RI Anti-bullying Summit yesterday. Here is an excerpt from her article, "A new effort to block bullying in schools."

For Jamie Dellorco, the bullying began in seventh grade. Her classmates called her “Del Dorko” and said she was the ugliest girl in class. After two boys tried to push her down the stairs, her mother sent her to a private school. 'I tried to be invisible,' says Dellorco, education coordinator of Kaleidoscope Theatre. 'You start to believe what they say. You contemplate suicide.' Dellorco says she was one of the lucky ones. Things did get better. But there are still moments when she looks in the mirror and 'all I can see is the girl who wanted to be invisible... to read more, check out Projo Online!

(Photo: Jamie Dellorco portraying Snow White for Kaleidoscope Theatre.)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Anti-bullying Summit - Oct. 26th

Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch announces that his office, along with four organizations, is hosting an Anti-Bullying Summit at the University of Rhode Island’ s Feinstein Providence Campus, 80 Washington Street, on Tuesday, October 26th, from 8AM to 3 PM. Lynch’ s Office, along with Kaleidoscope Theatre, PAVE (Partnership to Address Violence through Education), Horizon Enterprises, and CABINS (Committee Against Bullying in Schools) comprise the Anti-Bullying Summit Planning Committee that is proposing measures the entire state can take to prevent, control and eradicate bullying, intolerance and violence in Rhode Island’ s communities and schools.

Representatives from the majority of Rhode Island’ s cities and towns will brainstorm, discuss and arrive at a consensus about bullying and violence issues, with a goal toward creating a resolution for a uniform statewide anti-bullying policy. It is requested that each city or town be represented at the Summit by a team consisting of a teacher, principal or superintendent, police officer, the mayor or a designee, a parent, student and school committee member.

Randy Ross, M.S., M.A. will be the event’ s keynote speaker. An Equity & Diversity Specialist at the New England Equity Assistance Center, she focuses her work on the areas of school climate (including bullying and harassment), gender equity, cultural proficiency and social-emotional learning, and supports school districts in the development and implementation of comprehensive policies and procedures aimed at reducing bullying and harassment in school communities. Ms. Ross formerly
worked for the New Jersey Attorney General, in the Office of Bias Crime and Community Relations, and also served as coordinator for New Jersey Cares About Bullying, a statewide, state-sponsored campaign.

Lynch, who has made bullying prevention a centerpiece of his administration and who has visited at least one school a week during the academic year over the close to eight years he has served as attorney general, said, “ Bullying is a particularly cruel and vicious form of abuse that does great damage to its victims, sometimes with disastrous results. Bullies are especially at-risk
of ending up in our criminal justice system, whether as juveniles, adults or both. This Summit is a viable vehicle for students and adults from around the state to take action on protecting our children and teens from bullies who, through their behavior, pose a real threat to the victims they target.”

For its production of High School B.U.L.L.Y., Lynch accorded special recognition to Kaleidoscope Theatre with a 2009 Justice Award. The play was co-written by David G. Payton, the Theatre’ s Executive Director, and Marianne Douglas, President of Horizon Enterprises who are also the Co-Chairs of the Anti-Bullying Summit Planning Committee.

The Summit is also acting in partnership with URI’ s Feinstein Providence Campus and the Third Eye YCW Project.

For questions or further information, please contact Moses Saygbe, Crime Prevention Specialist at the Department of Attorney General, 274-4400, X2469, or email

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

This Week - The Frog Prince!

For audiences in Massachusetts – You can see this wonderful production on Sunday, October 10th at the North Shore Musical Children’s Theatre in Saugus, MA. For tickets to the show in Saugus, please call 781.230.EXPO or
email Tickets are $9 in advance and $12 day of show and include a free healthy snack!

Kaleidoscope’s monthly series in Rhode Island continues on October 16, 2010, at the Scottish Rites Auditorium (2115 Broad St. Cranston, RI), with “The Frog Prince.” Showtime is 2:00pm and admission is
$10 in advance and $12 on the day of the performance for stadium seating and $8 in advance and $10 day of show for floor seating. For this performance only, Kaleidoscope will be offering a special 2 for 1 ticket deal! If you pay for your tickets in advance, you can get one free ticket for every one you buy! Contact our office at (401) 942-3637 to purchase your tickets!

Show synopsis:
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! Now
instead of traveling the land looking for a beautiful wife,
he's short, green, and hoping to catch a fly for dinner, as he
laments in the humorous song  "Whenever I see a Fly".

Will Prince Noble learn a lesson in humility and win the lovely
Princess Cassandra’s heart with the beautiful ballad "How I
Love This Feeling?" Join us on October 10th and watch as plots
twist, stories intertwine, and all the characters discover that
Happy Endings can happen when you least expect them!

Kaleidoscope Theatre’s Education Coordinator, Jamie Dellorco recently interviewed two members of the cast, Bob Macaux and Emily Staples, about their experiences with “The Frog Prince.” Bob and Emily play Prince Henry and Princess Ariana in the show and have done so for many years now. (See photo.)

Q: When did you first start performing in “The Frog Prince”?
Bob: I began touring with this production in 2005.
Emily: I started in the summer of 2007 after I performed as one of the 3 good fairies in “Sleeping Beauty” the summer before.

Q: What is your favorite thing about working on this production?
Bob: I enjoy getting to perform in a musical and to practicing my acting skills.
Emily: I like being a part of a team and getting to work with all the other actors.

Q: Do you have a favorite scene in the show?
Bob: I like the scene at the beginning when I harass Anya, the Gypsy Queen, and she chases me off the stage.
Emily: My favorite is when Prince Henry and I find out that he is a prince so our characters can get married after all!

Come see Bob and Emily’s favorite scenes and chose a scene of your own on October 16th! Call (401) 942-3637 to buy your tickets!

What's your favorite fairytale?