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ALL PIANO CLASS STUDENTS WITH AGES RANGING FROM 4½ - 11 YEARS OLD WILL BE PARTICIPATING! They will receive a Practice-A-Thon Chart at the beginning of October. To compete for the Grand Prize, the students will need to log in the number of minutes practiced per day. It will be exciting for them to see how many total minutes they have practiced in these fantastic eight weeks! At the end of the contest period, the students will submit their charts for a chance to win the Grand Prize through a random drawing. The announcement will be made on our web site in mid-December just before the holidays! Good luck to all of the Piano Class students!
It will be announced in the November newsletter
…MARISOL O'FAHEY and ISABEL PEARCE for their work on their challenging tap routine.
…the PRE-POINTE CLASS for working hard to strengthen their calves and ankles for future pointe work.
PHIL HOSFORD, Private Piano and Acting Faculty, sends shout outs to…
…SAM SALITA for passing Level 5 of the Royal Conservatory of Music sight-reading book, and is now sight-reading at the Level 6. Way to go, Sam! Your sight-reading is really getting strong!
…ETHAN HANKINS! Happy 14th birthday!!
HAYURU TAIMA, Private Piano and Piano Class Faculty, sends shout outs to…
…CLAIRE NICHOLSON for her consistent practice. It shows, and she has progressed a great deal! Keep up the good work, Claire (and dad – what great team work J)!
…IAN KWON for his diligent work on expression in piano playing. It’s not easy. Because you’re listening carefully, I am hearing the changes! I hope you like the way it sounds! (Way to go, mom, too!)
…ALL OF MY PIANO CLASS PARENTS and STUDENTS! The students are working hard with me, and progressing beautifully. BUT, the parents are paying attention so well that you are great assistants in my classes and are able to help their children! Some of the parents are keeping up with their own playing with their children. But, most of the parents are able to read notes and understand a lot of the music concepts…and this was all new to you when you first started with your children. I admire all of you, and thank you for being in my classes!
“Grace has been chosen to play Chip in Beauty and the Beast!
I’m pleased to report that Grace’s audition and call-back went well! She will be one of two Chips in the holiday show Beauty and the Beast at Imagination Stage.
So thank you to all her teachers! The final show will be January 15th.
STORYBOOK THEATER FOR 4-5 YEAR OLDS
- Albert Einstein
Storybook Theater puts your child INTO a fairy tale. This acting class for the very young introduces literature in a relaxed atmosphere that encourages future reading.
Call 301-947-9705 for more information.
PIANO CLASS for 6-7 Years Olds starting in November!
Sign up now for a 12-week piano class for absolute beginner students for 6-7 year olds starting on Monday, November 7th through January 30th. The class will be on Mondays at 6:00p. We will need 6 students to begin the class. Please tell your friends via email, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Yelp, etc. Registration deadline is NOVEMBER 1st. Call (301)947-9705 for more information.
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ACADEMY STUDENTS PERFORM
Liz Weber, adult acting student in Phil Hosford's Acting 2 class, is playing the role of Fraulein Schneider in Kensington Arts Theatre's production of Cabaret! Break a leg, Liz!!
PERFORMANCE DATES - opens Oct 28
October 28, 29; November 4, 5, 6 (Sunday), 11, 12, 13 (Sunday), 18, 19
*Evening shows at 8:15pm, Sunday shows at 2pm
Kensington Town Hall / Armory
3710 Mitchell Street
Kensington, MD 20895
Kensington Arts Theatre-2nd Stage’s production of The Wizard of Oz Young Performers’ Edition is up and running at the Kentlands Arts Barn.
A great way to while away a few hours with your kids on an autumn weekend, this show features all the classic songs you know and love from The Wizard of Oz plus a few surprises!
This production of The Wizard of Oz is unique in that it utilizes a play-within-a-play format in which Dorothy is watching the beloved 1939 film version of The Wizard of Oz (on a large projection screen) while lying in bed with her dog. Dorothy falls asleep and starts to dream of a land over the rainbow and… well, you know the rest.
Veteran youth director Fred Zirm has assembled an enthusiastic cast of area students ranging from 8 to 17 years old. This talented group is headed by Maya Ronick who is perfectly suited to the role of Dorothy and did an excellent job on “Over the Rainbow.” It was great fun to watch the interaction between Dorothy and Toto, played with furry gusto by Maeve Williams.
The entire cast deserves applause for their energetic and entertaining performances. A few performers who stood out to me, in addition to Ronick and Williams, include Zoey Wexler, whose performance as the cowardly lion featured great dance moves and excellent comedic timing. Hayden Polsky’s “If I Only Had a Brain” was perfectly knock-kneed and Meaghan Howard as the tin man completed the trio of adorable friends who accompanied Dorothy down the yellow brick road.
One innovative twist to this production was that the yellow brick road was a living breathing character played by an adorable Hayden Ross in her theatrical debut. Hana O’Looney’s performances of multiple characters showcased strong vocal skills and a lively stage personality while Ava Silberman was a lovely Glinda while singing “Munchkinland.” Ella Kotok was humorous as Professor Marvel and the Wizard. No Wizard of Oz would be complete without a wicked witch, played by a gloriously green Hannah Markov.
One surprise in this show is the inclusion of a song called “The Jitterbug” which was cut from the 1939 film. It was a nice change of pace to hear a new tune in the middle of such familiar music and Ian Brown-Gorrell’s choreography made the song shine.
Doe B. Kim’s multimedia design added immensely to the production and complemented the simple set which was comprised of a bed and a series of boxes that could be reconfigured to allow easy scene changes. Sandra Eggleston assembled a high quality selection of costumes.
The cast and crew of The Wizard of Oz Young Performers’ Edition put on a really fun show for children and adults alike.
Running Time: 70 minute, with no intermission.
The Wizard of Oz Young Performers’ Edition Plays Friday-Sunday through October 23rd, 2016 at KAT-2nd Stage performing at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn – 311 Kent Square Road, in Gaithersburg, MD. For tickets call (301) 258-6394, buy them at the door, or purchase them online.
RATING: 5 Stars!
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Do you have a four year old eager to start the violin? Email the Academy Office email@example.com or call at (301)947-9705.**
"One of the country's most innovative music groups"
Phillip Kennicott, The Washington Post
“It seemed to me that I had heard a voice of God,” says Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus, remembering his first, bewildering encounter with the genius of Mozart. The music to which he was responding, “stumbling into the street, gasping for life,” was the hypnotically sublime slow movement of the “Gran Partita” – Mozart’s Wind Serenade in B-flat major. This most famous of all such serenades, for 13 instruments, is the centerpiece of “Mozart, Amadeus, and the Gran Partita.” It was a one-of-a-kind program with Phil as the only actor performing as Salieri.
MONTHLY FOOD DRIVE
IMPORTANT ACADEMY DATES
12/24/16 - 1/1/17 - Winter Break- No Classes
4/10/17 - 4/16/17 - Spring Break-No Classes
5/29/17 - Memorial Day-No Classes
7/4/17 - Independence Day-No Classes
MONTHLY RECITAL DATES
December 3, 2016
January 7, 2017
PIANO CLASSES RECITALS
December 10, 2016
June 10, 2017