Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Amazing High School Kids

This is my eleventh season with Summer Fine Arts (SFA).
And with each year the kids just amaze me. Teens ranging from 14 to 18 years go full steam for five weeks, rehearsing, building, painting to bring a full scale musical to life.

I am the set designer/teacher for this program. After I collaborate with the Director and the Tech Director on how to design the show, then the kids are shown how to paint the set that is also being built by the kids.

The amount of teens that come to SFA can range from 90 to 140. This year we have 120; 30 are tech and the rest are cast. The tech consists of set building, set painting, costumes, assistants to the director, musical director and choreographer.

I'm in charge of overseeing the painting of the set. I teach them different techniques of scenic, depending on what show we are doing. Each show is unique. Some more stylized to some more realistic.

Here are the list of the shows in order, I have designed for SFA
Annie Get Your Gun
Pajama Game
Crazy For You
42nd Street
Children of Eden
Music Man
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
Beauty and the Beast
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Les Miserables

This year we take on Miss Saigon.

Here are some photos documenting first 2 weeks.

The Brevard Public Schools-Brevard Community College Summer Theatre Workshop production: "Miss Saigon" at Merritt Island High

Performances: 7:30 p.m. July 9 and 10 and at 2 p.m. July 11.

Tickets go on sale next week. Prices are $10 and $8. Orders may be placed by calling the Merritt Island (454-1000) auditorium offices

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