Kensington Actors Performing Original Works! Our Teen Advisory Board came up with this fun program taking one-acts written by high school teens and producing them using high school actors and directors! (If you are familiar with POW! at ELA... it's the same idea for high school teens!) Performance: Sep. 30 at 4:30p in the theatre! It's free and fun so come! The Plays! Non-stop to Milwaukee written by Holly Roach and Meg Osswald, … [Read more...] about KAPOW!
TBC 2017: Pippin This Tony Award winning musical is about a prince who is trying to find a place where he fills complete in this world. The music is by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Children of Eden). Add to the story Bob Fosse stylized choreography, 22 amazing teens and a live band... and you have TBC:Pippin! Pippin performed August 11 & 12, 2017. Cast List of Pippin: Show Photos … [Read more...] about TBC: Pippin
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Willy Wonka Performed June 16, 17, 19, 23, 24 and 26 at 7:30p at Early Light Academy Take a peak of this delightful production: Production Team The Cast of Willy Wonka: Show Photos … [Read more...] about Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
One of the funniest plays every written: A British farce inside a British farce! Sardines, mayhem, laughs and more! Director’s Note: Noises Off is one of my favorite comedies! I love the play within a play format. This allows us to see theatre in all it’s glory and misfortunes… and laugh at it: laugh at us, theatre people. This is my second time directing this hysterical play and I’m enjoying the journey all over again. It is good to … [Read more...] about Noises Off
Director's Note: This class is awesome! They have an amazing energy and they are so funny so Shrek was the perfect choice for their class project! Shrek teaches such a great life lesson too! “What makes us special, makes us strong.” We are each unique and those unique qualities make us the best us. There’s no need to be anyone else, you are the most amazing you. So learn to love yourself for all the things that make you special, embrace … [Read more...] about ELA’s SHREK
We asked a few cast members to describe Princess Academy in one word. Their answers included Self-Discovery, Believe, Self Worth, Purpose, Fearless, Caring, Strength, Love, and Confidence. These words are right in line with the hopes that Shannon Hale expressed in the question and answer session after opening night. Fighting back tears she said that if there’s one thing she hopes people take away from this book, it is that teenage girls are … [Read more...] about Teenage Girls Empowered by Princess Academy
The Kensington Singers is a new program featuring 40 singers! Their first concert will be March 18, 2017! Look for more details soon! We are excited to welcome a new conductor, Austin Thorpe, and assistant conductor, Logan Bingham! More Kensington Singer information! … [Read more...] about The Kensington Singers
ELA is proud to present Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3Lk2Qt1TKU Production Information ELA's Beauty and the Beast performed October 6-14, 2016. Cast List Villagers/Flatware Cast A Allison, Liam Anderson, Aubrey Barr-Allen, Sara Burns, Dancan Burt, Lyndsey Campbell, Calise Clawson, Sophie Elgren, Anna Gardner, Shelby Heninger, Robyn Hernandez, Frederick Hewlett, … [Read more...] about ELA’s Beauty and the Beast
Les Miserables performed in June, 2016. Director's Note: "The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves." ~Victor Hugo, Les Miserables Les Miserables teaches so many lessons in just 2 1/2 hours! For my vision, I used the quote above as our focus for this production. So many people yearn to be seen for who they really are in their most miserable moments. And when some one does truly see them and … [Read more...] about Les Miserables, School Edition, 2016
TBC was designed to give teens an intensely memorable theatre experience. Think theatre school on steroids and that is TBC... if you dare! Director's Note It's about us! The relationships we create on stage and the friendships we develop offstage make theatre magical! magical for the audience and for the actor's experience as well. One of my favorite quotes is by Lawrence Olivier, "Actors must understand each other, help each other, and … [Read more...] about Teen Boot Camp, 2015: It’s about us!