MT Ed will be following all CDC recommendations and guidelines to keep your child safe. We are unsure what 2021 will bring, but are working to find meaningful ways to keep your child engaged in their art and in their social life. Theatre, dance and music education are important to keep alive during these crazy times. Stay tuned for updates and news about upcoming programs.
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FEBRUARY BREAK 2021
"Who would have believed that animals have their own side of things?" One very special doctor with a deep understanding and love of animals finds he is able to speak with them. This one moment of comprehension is a light that carries John Dolittle, M.D., from one adventure to the next. Doctor Dolittle, Polynesia the parrot, Gug-Gub the pig, Jip the dog, Dab-Dab the duck and Chee-Chee the monkey travel to Africa to save the monkeys from a terrible plague. Once there they are captured and escape from the Jolliginki who want to serve them for dinner, elude misguided pirates who want to ransom them, and discover wild and wonderful never-before-seen animals. Even the famous African cannibal food critic, Mimi Eataton, makes an appearance. Doctor Dolittle comes to see that his love of learning coupled with his love of animals affords him a unique opportunity to speak on behalf of all animals. With the cooperation of all the animals of Africa, the doctor creates a solution that in the end protects the animals while providing new and better employment for the pirates and Jolliginki. Perseverance, patience and creativity win over ignorance every time."
Auditions: Saturday February 13th 9-11:30
Camp: Monday February 15th —Friday 19th
9am-4pm (Wrap around care available)
Performances: February 19-20 (pending Covid restrictions)
Registration at musicaltheatreeducation.com
THE LION KING EXPERIENCE JR.
The Lion King JR. tells the story of the epic adventures of a curious cub named Simba as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destiny as king. Along the way, the young lion encounters a colorful cast of characters including spunky lioness Nala, charismatic meerkat Timon, and loveable warthog Pumbaa. To claim his rightful place on the throne and save his beloved Pridelands, Simba must find his inner strength and confront his wicked Uncle Scar. The Lion King JR. features classic songs from the 1994 film such as “Hakuna Matata” and the Academy Award®-winning “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” as well as additional songs penned for the Broadway production.
Auditions will be held April 10, 2021 from 9-11:30. Rehearsals will be Tuesdays/Fridays from 6-8:30pm and Saturdays 9-11:30am. Not all actors will be called for all rehearsals. Tech week June 7-10, 5-9pm, with performances June 11 at 7pm & June 12 at 2pm & 7pm. All participants must be in 2nd-8th grade for the 2020-21 school year. Tuition: $325
SPRING BREAK CAMP
The "world's foremost expert on the Berenstain Bears," guitar-strumming Cowboy Joe, is the show's stage director—introducing and commenting on the play's five episodes which are based on five classic Berenstain Bears books. The Berenstain Bears' New Baby: Small Bear is an only cub, and he is a little lonely. But, he is growing—he has outgrown his own little bed. And he is about to become a big brother! Papa Bear builds him a new, bigger bed as they talk about the coming birth of the new baby in the family. When Sister Bear arrives, Small Bear becomes Brother Bear and he finds, to his delight, that he won't be lonely anymore. The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room: All families have a messy room or two in the house. In the Berenstain Bears' tree house, the cubs' room is the messiest. Mama Bear decides it's time for a major cleanup; comic conflict results, which is solved by Papa Bear's neatness plan. The Berenstain Bears and the Double Dare: It's hard to resist someone daring you to prove you're not a chicken! Neighborhood bullies, Too Tall and his gang, put Brother on the spot by daring him to swipe one of Farmer Ben's watermelons. Farmer Ben catches Brother in the act and gives him good advice about dealing with bad influences. The Berenstain Bears Tell the Truth: An impromptu game of soccer inside the Bears' tree house results in one very broken lamp. Brother and Sister concoct a far-fetched story about a bird flying in the window and knocking the lamp over. Somehow, Papa and Mama Bear doubt this explanation. As the truth comes out, Brother and Sister learn that "no matter how you try, you can't make truth out of a lie." The Berenstain Bears Get Stage Fright: Sister Bear is selected to be the star of the Bear Country School production of Grizzlystiltskin. She is very nervous about her role and has trouble memorizing her lines. She practices and practices to get them right. Brother has no such problem—he is supremely confident. But on the night of the performance, Brother gets stage fright and forgets his lines while well-prepared Sister not only has her own part down pat but feeds Brother his lines as well.
Auditions Saturday, March 27th 9-11:30
Camp: Monday March 29th —Friday April 2nd, 9am-4pm (Wrap around care from 8am-6pm available)
Performances April 2-3 (pending Covid restrictions)
Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce, Something Rotten. Created by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Wayne Kirkpatrick, and successful screenwriters Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, Something Rotten was lauded by audience members and critics alike, receiving several Best Musical nominations and hailed by Time Out New York as "the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years".
Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as "The Bard." When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz.
Something Rotten features large song and dance numbers, and a wacky cast of over-the-top characters, each given his or her own special moment in the show to shine. Throughout its Broadway run, the musical received a show-stopping standing ovation from audiences... in the beginning of the first act! It’s become clear that “nothing’s as amazing as a musical,” so don’t miss your chance to be a part of this history-twisting tale.
Auditions will be held March 27, 2021. Rehearsals will be Tuesdays and Fridays 6-8:30pm and Saturday afternoons 1:30-4pm. Tech week May 17 -20, 5-9pm, with performances May 21 & 22. Not all actors will be called for all rehearsals.
All participants must be in 8th-12th grade for the 2020-21 school year.