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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Summer Series in the Valley Breeze

Our summer series has been announced in the Valley Breeze!

ALADDIN Press Release!

On July 7, 2009 at Robert’s Hall Auditorium on the Rhode Island College Campus, Providence, RI, Kaleidoscope Theatre will perform the musical production ALADDIN!

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 one of the famous stories from One Thousand and One Arabian Nights 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 production of ALADDIN 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. Three brand-new beautiful backdrops were recently painted for this production by local artist Laura McPherson thanks to grant money provided by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA). These new scenic elements truly transport audiences to the mystical land of Bazrad, where the story takes place. The show is filled with magnificent songs, magical spells, beautiful harem girls, and even a dancing camel. Audience involvement makes this show one which the whole family will enjoy!
Director and writer David Payton knows audiences of all ages will enjoy this show. “What we do at Kaleidoscope is truly magic. Here we have a classic story that all children (and adults) know and love. The classic story elements are there, but we add surprises here and there to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.” Ryan Hanley, who plays the Silly Sultan of Bazrad, knows why everybody enjoys Kaleidoscope’s performances so much. Ryan says, “We don’t play down to the kids. We play to everyone, every member in the audience.”

Cast members are Aladdin (Joe Catanzaro of Johnston, RI); Princess Jasmine (Amber Johnson of Providence, RI); the Sultan (Ryan Hanley of Cranston, RI); the Evil Vizier (Christopher Schultz of South Yarmouth, MA); the Genie (Sam Hood of Providence, RI); Aladdin's Mother (Jasmine Ready of South Yarmouth, MA); Aladdin's friends (Kelsey Massaro of Smithfield, RI and Santana Roberts of West Greenwich, RI); the Guards (Cameron Marcotte of Scituate, RI and Dan Walsh of Burriville, RI); and the beautiful veil dancers (Jamie Dellorco of Franklin, MA; Megan Gonsalves of Smithfield, RI; Cassandra Pacheco of Johnston, RI; Jillian Rivers-Keegan of Burriville, RI; and Audrey Thompson of Cumberland, RI).

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

June Newsletter!!

The first summer edition of our newsletter has been released! Kaleidoscope Theatre is ready to begin our wonderful Summer 2009 Tour and we’re looking forward to seeing you all in person instead of just communicating via email!

In this issue, you can read about...

Season Tickets!
A season ticket for all eight shows at RIC can be purchased for only $50! This ticket saves you almost $20 and enables you to sit in a special reserved section!

Sleeping Beauty this Sunday!
Last call - Sleeping Beauty kicks off our summer season this Sunday at 2:00pm!

Summer Preview video now online!
To help promote this summer’s series, Kaleidoscope Theatre put together an online video with photos and music from our upcoming shows!

$100 off coupon
Our $100-off coupons will be available at our concession stands again this year! These coupons are good for $100 off any of our school-touring productions.
** Date change - Since the distribution of the June newsletter, the Black Box Theatre has rescheduled their production! Bob Macaux (Henry in the Frog Prince and Domenic in “Sleeping Beauty”) will now be reciting Shakespearean Sonnets at the Artist's Exchange on July 10, 11 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for this wonderful night are $10.00. For more information, please call (401) 490-9475.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Sleeping Beauty - June 21st!

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!

For reservations, please email or call (781) 230-EXPO!

New photos for this production have been added to our website featuring the actors who will perform on stage this summer! Check them out!

What's your favorite fairytale?