Xanadu follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first ROLLER DISCO! (Hey, it's 1980!) But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal, Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds. Take a … [Read more...] about ELA’s Xanadu Jr.
An Original Kensington Musical: Princess Academy Adapted from the novel by SHANNON HALE Book by KATIE BROWN and TONI BUTLER Music and Lyrics by KATIE BROWN with JEFF BROWN and MICHAEL BEARDEN Arranged and Orchestrated by MICHELLE WILLIS An Interview with Shannon Hale: Based on the Newbery Honor winning novel, Princess Academy by Shannon Hale, this heart-warming original Kensington musical of self-discovery will be back on our stage in … [Read more...] about Princess Academy 2021
Thank you for helping us recover from the lightning strike our theatre experienced this summer with an exciting musical review: All Together Now! Featuring a cast of 75 singing songs from productions we have done in the past: Newsies, Little Shop of Horrors, Les Miserables, Matilda, Junie B Jones, High School Musical, Willy Wonka, and Once on this Island! And songs from other amazing shows: Come From Away, American Idiot, Frozen, Guys and … [Read more...] about All Together Now!
Director's Note: I LOVE Urinetown and I LOVE TBC! So this was the perfect match for our second TBC production! The first time I saw Urinetown, I had no idea what to expect, but I quickly became a fan. I had never laughed so much in a musical before! I left the theatre that night so happy (even though my jaws ached from laughing!). This is the gift we want to give you tonight: laughter! Sometimes, a bit of laughter can ease the pains and … [Read more...] about TBC: Urinetown
Here's what happened: On June 24, our beloved theatre caught fire, most likely caused by lightning. All of the fire damage was contained to the roof's exterior, but a huge amount of water was used to douse the flames and it all funneled into the stage area, soaking the lighting, curtains, sets, cyc, flooring, etc. While we are so grateful for the little miracles (like leaving the grand drape closed so the smoke and water didn't affect the … [Read more...] about Help our Theatre!
Hear what our audiences said! Director's Note: "Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face" (Victor Hugo). Tonight we want to give you a gift: laughter. This has been a tough year and we hope to put a smile on your face, if only for a couple of hours! "Laughter is like a windshield wiper, it doesn't stop the rain, but allows us to keep going". We have loved creating this hysterical gem for you and couldn't wait to add … [Read more...] about The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Director's Note: I LOVE working with youth! They are so fun with oodles of awesome bursting out of them! Every day I look forward to coming into this beautiful theatre and creating theatre with them! Newsies is about youth. Those young people in 1899 made a difference in our world by believing in themselves and with courage and optimism, they took on the giants of their time. Our youth today are doing the same thing! I, personally, can’t wait … [Read more...] about ELA’s Newsies!
Early Light Academy in partnership with Kensington Theatre was pleased to present Matilda! Director's Note: “Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” -Roald Dahl Sometimes when life gets really tough (#2020), it is hard to find the magic in life. I wanted this amazing cast to find the joy that comes from trying to see the magic all around us, even in the mundane bits of life. We certainly found that magic each day in our … [Read more...] about Matilda
Les Misérables, School Edition 2020 Early Light Academy in partnership with Kensington Theatre was pleased to bring back this audience favorite. Les Misérables is the world’s longest running musical — a true modern classic based on Victor Hugo's novel and featuring one of the most memorable scores of all time. This production was designed to be an amazing experience for teens! The past two productions of Les Misérables were unforgettable, … [Read more...] about Les Misérables School Edition, 2020
It's that time of year again that we get to celebrate all the talent at ELA! Watch Kensington Theatre on Facebook for the Finals! The Results! (Where we will also announce our school musical for next year!)! Thanks for participating in ELA's Got Talent this year! You were all so wonderful!! Enjoy all the fun, hard work, and TALENT! Mrs. Butler, Mrs. Kugler, & Mrs. Willis Winners of ELA's Got Talent, 2020: 1st Place Overall … [Read more...] about ELA’s Got Talent, 2020