Theatre of Charlotte’s
Theatre Training Presents OnStage
from Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s
will perform three different plays in one jam-packed weekend of theatre, as
OnStage 2007 takes over the McColl Family Theatre at ImaginOn from May 18-20. A
unique student performance project, OnStage gives participants in the 8-month
Theatre Training Program
the opportunity to be part of a fully-produced theatrical piece. This year,
over 100 students in grades 4-12 will perform with technical support from
Children’s Theatre’s artistic and educational staff. OnStage 2007 delivers a
funky take on an old favorite with “The Wiz”, an updated version of
Shakespearean historical drama with “Henry 4”, and an imaginative journey
into classic science fiction with “The Martian Chronicles”.
Wiz”, based on L. Frank Baum’s classic, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”,
gives an edgy twist to the story of Dorothy and her four friends on their quest
to vanquish the Wicked Witch. With a grimy street scene as the backdrop, punk
rock clothes, and upbeat songs, you have a whole new take on a much-loved story.
4”, by William Shakespeare, is a fast paced take on modern politics and
dysfunctional families. This rollercoaster of a tale gives us a hysterical cast
of characters, balanced against the touching story of a son seeking his
father’s approval in a world filled with political intrigue, deceit, and
violence. This production of Henry 4 is
definitely not your grandmother’s Shakespeare!
Martian Chronicles”, based on stories by well known science fiction author Ray
Bradbury, explores the colonization of Mars by Earth. As four teams of
astronauts discover Mars, they learn that the Martians are prepared to resist,
using tactics that Earthlings cannot even begin to understand. Both humorous and
dramatic, this show will keep you gazing towards the sky at night.
times are as follows:
by William F. Brown
and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
on the story “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum
May 20 4:00 PM
by Joanna Gerdy from the play by William Shakespeare
May 19 2:00 PM
on the book by Ray Bradbury
May 19 4:00 PM
May 20 2:00 PM
will be in the McColl Theatre at ImaginOn. All tickets are $6.00. For ticket
information, please call the Children’s Theatre Box Office at 704-973-2828 (10
AM- 5 PM, M-F) or visit www.ctcharlotte.org.
who participate in the
are invited to audition for OnStage, a unique performance opportunity. The
students rehearse four days a week over a five-week rehearsal period and
technical support from Children’s Theatre’s artistic and educational staff
in mounting a full theatrical production.
classes are geared toward students grades 4-12 who are dedicated to studying
the skills and techniques of theatre.
Theatre of Charlotte is supported by the Annual Fund Drive of the Arts &
Science Council, Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Inc., ArtsTeach, and the North Carolina
Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of North Carolina and the National
Endowment for the Arts.
sponsor for the 2006-07 season is WCNC-TV.
US Airways: the 2006-07 Official Airline of Children’s Theatre of Charlotte.