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 Robin Hood Hits the Stage with a SMASH!

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March 2017

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Few tickets remain for our spring production of Robin Hood!


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To make sure you don’t miss your chance to see this hilarious swashbuckling production we have added another show time: Friday April 7 @ 11:00am

To see our full schedule and to Purchase your tickets: Click Here


Director's Corner

A Note from Carla

THE MAKING OF ROBIN HOOD

How it takes a village of artists, loving support of family and friends and a LOT OF HARD WORK AND DEDICATION!


Yes, of course we do theater because it is fun and entertaining; and of course we artists

LOVE every minute of what we do, but producing a well-crafted 3-dimensional show

takes more than that. It takes hours of hard work, dedication and a LOT of people to

create a show of this size. There are so many people who are involved in the building of a show who work endlessly, not only onstage but behind the scenes - and this show is no exception.


The story of Robin Hood has always been a favorite of mine (of course, all who know me

understand that I am a HUGE fan of the Errol Flynn, 1938 movie - corny as it is) so

reviving this hilarious and fast paced script, after a 10 year gap, brought back all the old

excitement of this legend to the forefront for me. As you can well imagine, staging an

adventure of this magnitude, is a HUGE undertaking, so I have employed several

professional theater artists from the Twin Cities who will share their talents with us.


We are fortunate, once again, to work with Heidi Carls’ fantastic costume design. She has a true talent for pulling/recreating costumes we have in storage and making them into a colorful entourage of moving art pieces, plus creating/building new designs that are perfect to help a accentuate character’s personality.


I am also excited for you to see the beautiful set designed and built by our newest set

designer, Zachary Morgan. He has created a wonderful world for this story to live in and

a great place for these lively characters to come to life: a huge climbable tree, mulit-levels, moving and reusable set pieces to help create several locals.


Some of the earliest legends of Robin Hood were told through written ballads, though not necessarily sung. For this show I decided to enlist the help of composer/musician, Greg Membrez, to help locate and teach some new ballads of Robin Hood to our actors to help tell the story. He is also composing some original pieces to underscore the numerous fight scenes and scene changes.


Of course, a swashbuckling adventure is never complete without a fast-paced and well-

staged fight scene. There is nothing better than to watch a group of dedicated young

actors committed to making the fight believable, yet keeping it controlled and SAFE! To

help us with this mission we have once again brought on fight coordinator, Tracy Maas

who has choreographed several of our past productions; Robin Hood (2007), Red Badge

of Courage (2007) Oliver Twist (2008) and Treasure Island (2013) to name a few.


We of course I could never produce a show OF ANY SIZE without enlisting the help of

numerous parents, families and friends to help with the huge undertaking of things such

as prop creation/collection, baking/selling concessions, ushering, sewing, building,

buying and overall support.


So that is our village! I am honored to bring the talents of all of these people together to

bring YOU the best show we possibly can. I am telling you DO NOT DELAY on

purchasing your tickets, one show is completely SOLD OUT and many more are very

near. We even added an extra show just in anticipation of an SRO run. Be sure to go to

our site and buy your tickets TODAY! Join our village, for a show isn’t complete without

YOU!


See you there!

Carla Barwineck


Inside Look

Young Artist Interview


Robin Hood- not quite a musical, but yes there will be a LOT of LIVE MUSIC! We caught up with one of the actors/musicians who will be playing and singing in the show to share with you what this experience is like! Check it out:


Actor/Musician: Joe Norberg IMG_2720

Character: Alan-A-Dale


What is the music process like? I am handed music which I practice and then 1x a week we practice with our music director.  It is challenging to play onstage in character! When we practice altogether it is super fun!


How do you prepare for rehearsal? Make sure I am fully memorized, look up words in the script that I don't know. 


What is it like working with a cast of this size? A little bit crazy sometimes, a lot of people onstage means you really need to focus on your part.  But it is fun to get to know the new people.


How has playing your character changed your perspective of the story? Seeing Robin's forces from the inside and not just watching from afar, helps me understand what life might have been like for these surfs and common folk.


How have you grown so far? This is one of the biggest roles I've played and the constant stage time helps push me to discover new things in my character.  And has helped me learn that I need to put in just as much time outside of rehearsal as in it.



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Early Bird Discount Ends - THIS WEEKEND
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Our "Night of the Arts" will be on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Mark your calendar and watch for further details listing times and location!

       
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Ticket prices go up on Monday February 27. Reserve your tickets today to get the best pricing!

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