Acting News

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What an amazing week in the Wizarding World! My staff and I – obsessed with Harry Potter – welcomed 40 witches and wizards to the Prana School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for 5 days of magic!

Our students enjoyed classes in Care of Magical Creatures (pictured), Potions, Charms, Transfiguration, Occlumency and Dueling! They created improvised stories and skits based on Harry Potter quotes randomly sprinkled inside pocketbooks! And they enjoyed a (safe) Triward Tournament and delicious end of year feast complete with Butterbeer and Pumpkin Juice concocted not by an unpaid elf, but by Chef Lizet, an awesome member of our staff!

We also collected socks to free a House Elf, and have a box with probably a hundred pairs! If we can’t find that many elves that want to be freed, the socks will be donated to Project Just Because. Collecting will continue all summer long!

For more information on this summer’s programs, visit the camp page!

Acting classes for fall – enrollment now open!

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Have you been thinking of getting your child or teen into acting, maybe starting with some acting classes? Or are they already interested and were not able to get into our fall production? Acting classes are a great opportunity to work and play with acting in a low-key, fun way this fall!

The Prana Center is offering two awesome classes right here in the studio:

For grades K-3 – Let’s Put on a Play – a super-fun acting class where you’ll have parts and lines, get costumed and put on a show for parents on the final day! A wonderful way to be in a show that’s just for your age with experienced teacher Amanda Bigelow. All the details here …

For grades 4-8 – Acting & Improvisation – a great way to boost your skills and have some fun! Prana Center Director Roberta Weiner will use games and improvisation to help your child become a stronger actor. Bonus: audition tips and techniques – learn more by reading on …

Don’t delay – sign up now to avoid disappointment! 

 

Rehearsals under way for summer plays!

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Rehearsals have begun for our summer production of Mary Poppins! This wonderful junior version of the Broadway smash hit will be presented at Adams Middle School in July. Mary Poppins is the first musical theatre session of the 2018 summer season! Still time to sign up for our other two sessions – School House Rock and Broadway to Hollywood! All the details on the Summer Camp page.

This is our 16th season of summer fun in Holliston! Campers range in age from entering K through entering high school! Each musical theatre session ends with a show. Join the fun!

Mary Poppins has been cast!

Mary Poppins

Thrilled to announce the cast of our summer production of Mary Poppins, Jr. This brand-new Junior version of the acclaimed Broadway hit and classic movie will be live and onstage at Adams Middle School for one show only in July! Ticket info coming soon!!

In the meantime, hope you’ll check out our wonderful cast, including 60 youth actors from Holliston, Medway, Millis and other surrounding town. Ages from entering Kindergarten to entering 8th grade! A wonderful group of talented kids and teens. 

Visit the Mary Poppins page for all the details, including showtime!

Announcing Prana’s fall show

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SO SORRY – ALL SECTIONS ARE FULL! Our fastest sign-up ever. If you would like to be on a waiting list, email robertamweiner@gmail.com

UPDATE – 5-14-18 – Sign up just opened and nearly full already! Hurry – don’t miss out – link at the end of this article.

So excited to announce that Prana’s fall show is the timeless classic Beauty and the Beast! The Award-winning animated film and stage play comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale.

Based on the original Broadway production that was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance. Beauty and the Beast features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

With many fun supporting roles allowing students to play objects inside the castle, this “tale as old as time” is filled with spectacular costume and sets.

Tuition info and dates here