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!
Director's Note I. LOVE. THIS. MUSICAL. I had no idea what I was in for about ten years ago when I saw the Broadway touring production. I left more entertained by a theatrical production than I ever had before! What a gift it was to laugh so much that night! So, I have always wanted to be a part of this show, but how to tap dance around such an awful title in our community? Because the show itself is quite clean. Many Kensington actors became … [Read more...] about Urinetown
TBC is 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 Personal! A good actor needs to not only learn to act effectively, but to know their self so well that they can use their body, talents, weaknesses, and experiences in a rich fabric that becomes their characters. These teens are becoming this kind of good actor: creating characters … [Read more...] about Teen Boot Camp, 2014: It’s Personal!
Director's Note "Who would need me for me/Need me for me alone?" I love this lyric in "Something Was Missing" that Warbucks sings in the second act to Annie. You can have all the riches in the world, but the joy in this life comes from loving and being loved for exactly who you are. We have become and Annie Family and love each other as is. Enjoy this beautiful journey of finding this love in the most unexpected of places! ~Toni … [Read more...] about Annie, 2014
From Our Audiences "A collage of awesomeness!" "I laughed so hard!" "Fast paced and funny!" "Great characters from every single cast member!" "I didn't expect it to be THAT funny!" Director's Note: I remember when I was 10 years old and my parents dragged me to go see a play called See How They run. Needless to say, I was not pumped about it. But at the show stared I was laughing so hard, that even as a ten year old I thought … [Read more...] about See How They Run