An exciting opportunity to perform in a fully-produced musical on the main stage in The Jervey Theatre! This 6-week experience is designed for actors, singers, and dancers of all levels going into grades 4 through 12. In addition to rehearsing and mounting their production, students will help create some of the technical elements of the show. This musical theatre intensive will take students from auditions through a 5-show run.
About the show: This enchanting tale is based on the classic story of The Princess and the Pea. The music is dazzling. And Princess Winifred’s shenanigans will have you laughing out loud.
There will be no rehearsals on Monday, June 29 and Tuesday, June 30.
Five ticketed performances! Friday, July 17 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, July 18 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, July 19 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tuition $495. Tuition includes 2 tickets to a performance.
Kelly was born and raised here in Venice. She has a B.A. in Theatre from The University of Central Florida and started her teaching career right here at Venice Theatre during the TheatreFest program 13 years ago. Although Kelly is now a teacher and the Assistant Director of VT’s Education & Outreach Department, she started at VT as a student, then actor, intern and assistant teacher. In addition to teaching for VT she taught at Student Leadership Academy, and for 7 years taught theatre in the Nashville area. Kelly has returned to VT every summer as the lead TheatreFest teacher, except for this last summer as she spent a year teaching theatre in China!
William is an award-winning Music Director who has provided local music direction for Little Shop of Horrors, Mame, Jekyll and Hyde, Assassins, Nine, Baby, Annie Jr., Seussical Jr., My Way, The Andrews Brothers, and the World Premiere productions of Boynton Beach Club and Practically Perfect.
He earned a BS in Environmental Sciences from Purdue University, and did undergraduate work in piano performance from the University of Tennessee. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in piano performance from Middle Tennessee State University and did post graduate study in Pedagogy and Performance at the University of Oklahoma.
Becky is the director of Venice Theatre’s annual Loveland show, an actor and a choreographer. She taught Creative Dramatics for many years at VT and has been teaching dance for decades. She is also a NIA fitness instructor.
Ric is Professor Emeritus of Theatre from Ashland University in Ohio. In addition to a 30 plus year teaching career, Ric has over 100 acting and directing credits in regional, community and educational theatre. He is also a charter member of the Ohio Educational Theatre Association’s Hall of Fame. He currently works as the Artistic/Production Manager at Lemon Bay Playhouse in Englewood, FL.