Acting News

Kids Acting Classes start this week!

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Acting classes are a wonderful introduction to theatre for our youngest actors, and a great way to build your skills in between shows for older actors! Two new classes starting this week!

“Let’s Put on a Play” is our fun class for grades K-3! Young actors will have a great time while learning basic skills they need to be in a real production. The children will have lines and costumes and will put on a brief show for parents at the final class. Teacher Amanda Bigelow is the mother of two young girls and knows how to keep this age group engaged and learning, while having fun!

Prana Center Director Roberta Weiner teaches the older actors in our “Acting and Improvisation” class for grades 4-8. Through age-appropriate games and acting activities, actors learn additional skills and techniques they can use in their next performance. Roberta will also teach audition preparation and strategy to help you land that next big part! There will be a brief presentation for parents at the final class.

After Roberta’s acting class will be Yoga class to help our actors learn deep breathing techniques to free up their voices and reduce stress and anxiety, as well as movements to strengthen and stretch the entire body

Times and dates here – but hurry, classes start this week!

Beauty and the Beast has been cast!

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The school year is officially here at Prana with the casting of our big fall show! Grade 5 and up cast spent Sunday sharing their prepared monologues and solos and our casting committee worked into the night to place them into the roles perfect for them. Cast includes Holliston 8th graders Libby Frassinelli as Belle, Jason Stokes as the Beast, Clancy Harrington as Cogsworth and Claudia McMahon as Lumiere. Medway 8th graders include Grace Kasten as Mrs. Potts and James Guageney as Gaston. Full cast list is here. 

 

Session C show – so much fun

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What a wonderful Session C show! Loved every minute. Can’t believe our marathon 7 weeks of summer are over and we’re heading for fall! Here is one video to give you a sense of what our oldest actors worked on this year! 

Session B show a smash hit!

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So much fun Friday as our Summer Session B actors performed their show, “School’s Out.” The energy and enthusiasm was infectious. A great revue with songs relating to school, and just feelings that kids get and explore and have in common. Plus thoughful monologues from our older actors. Our wonderful teen staff directed and choreographed most of the show and did an amazing job. So proud! Lots of picture on Facebook. Here’s one.

A Supercalifragilistic Day!

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What a wonderful day yesterday with our summer performance of Mary Poppins Jr. Kites were flying high, spoonfuls of sugar were eaten, and chimneys were swept! Sixty kids and teens singing and dancing their hearts out. We loved every minute! Lots of photos on Facebook. Here’s a short clip from Let’s Go Fly a Kite!