When: July 5, August 5 & September 13
Location: The Downs at Santa Fe
Eldorado Children's Theatre & Teen Players presents
Tickets purchased at door: $5 suggested donation
Eighteen young performers will 'break a leg' for Eldorado Children's Theatre and Teen Players (ECT) week-long summer theater workshop, culminating in Broadway Kids, a live performance Friday, July 26, at 3:00 PM, at The Performance Space in Eldorado. There is a suggested donation of $5.
Teachers Rebecca Oden, ECT artistic director Lisa Lincoln and Broadway veteran David Geist will be working intensively with the students, aged eight through 14, in the week leading up to the performance. These budding performers will be rehearsing monologues, scenes and songs from Broadway shows that are relevant to children and teens -- themes such as parenting, being the new kid on the block, friendship, and coming of age. Songs and scenes from "Children's Letter to God," "13," "Adams Family," You're a Good Man Charlie Brown," "Fifth of July," "Secret Garden," perfectly touch on issues to which kids and their parents can relate.
"Performing is about giving to the audience, and being true to your intentions," Lincoln said. "The goal of this workshop is to work on the process of performing instead of worrying so much about the performance. Students will concentrate on their own skills in a supportive environment with a lot of individual attention given to each student." Lincoln has directed more than 36 shows for ECT she founded 13 years ago.
Long-time Santa Fe Cabaret pianist David Geist has toured with Cats, and has played in such Broadway hits as Wicked, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Lion King, and The Producers.
Rebecca is new to Santa Fe and has directed shows and worked in schools around the world.
ECT's full cast of 50 children and teens last performed Peter Pan in December, which included two discounted performances for Santa Fe public school children. The next show on ECT's schedule is Charlotte's Web in January 2014.