Watch out High Schoolers, our Middle and Elementary thespians are coming for your Tony Awards. Next week, they will be starring in theater productions on each campus. Lucky for us, we were able to catch an exclusive sneak preview behind the scenes.
First up on December 5th and 6th at 5pm in the Puxi Black Box Theater is Campus Capers, which takes us to a world where Youtube was new and iPhones didn’t exist (that’s 2005, for you parents).
Similar to that low tech time long ago, without sets, costumes, or microphones at this production, students demonstrate the art and magic of drama solely though their voices and acting techniques as they each portray different characters. Drama teacher Chrissie Akov describes this as a “physical theater piece where students have more awareness of the audience and use that to influence their performance.”
On the other side of the river on December 8th and 9th at 6pm in the Pudong PAC, the SAS community will be flocking to the combined Middle and Elementary School production of HONK! JR., a comedic retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling.
After “Ugly’s” different looks invite less than nice comments from his family and farm neighbors, he discovers love and true beauty on a journey home (after being chased away by a hungry cat).
PAC Director Lauren Borodenko says that though this is first time on stage for many of these budding actors, with the mentorship of the MS students, their ES counterparts are ready for showtime.
Whether you are looking for an intimate acting experience or just a honkin’ good time, grab your tickets before they sell out.
SHOWBIZ. EVERYDAY AT SAS.