White Heron Summer Statement ~ February 22, 2021
We are thrilled to announce our Summer 2021 Student Company season here at The White Heron Theatre. We have some exciting offerings this summer which reflect our mission statement’s focus on social theatre, advanced training and courses which stress self-discovery as a way to transform into an understanding and ownership of self-confidence which is then taken into the world and manifests in college interviews, college prep, positions of leadership, personal relationships and community commitment.
We cannot wait to be in-person on island this summer! If we can safely have rehearsals at the theatre, we will most certainly do so. Our goal continues to be the safety of our students and families. Here’s what we do know: We can have a rewarding, advanced and collaborative educational experience in-person. Our training and exciting line-up can exist no matter what the future brings. Our goal is to be together to celebrate and showcase our student’s achievements in a way that is safe, sound and intentional.
We are ready and prepared to offer an on-island experience at White Heron Theatre. if we can safely have rehearsals at the theatre, we will do so.In conclusion, our educational team has been studying all information as it is released and we are dedicated to the safety of our students, families and creative team. We have an exciting, collaborative and engaging summer experience that is safely in view. Please find our summer course directory below.
New students to White Heron Student Company, to be considered for Mixtape V and/or Carrie: The Musical you must email Jenna Tremblay-Reilly at email@example.com to receive and application, send in video audition submission and schedule an introductory interview with our Educational Programming Team.
Returning and new students, please note that more information on the character breakdown and audition process for Carrie: The Musical is coming soon! Stay tuned!
The Nantucket Cabaret
We are excited to open the season with a live performance of last season's Cyber-Cabaret. Our student company from summer 2020 are invited back on island to perform their digital cabaret from last year. This will be such a nice way to finally connect all of the people from last summer remote 2020 season. Our theme for the cabaret is "The Art of Self Expression," and all participants will be coached through musical theatre and a variety of genres expressing the importance (especially today) of expressing ourselves through art and its healing powers. The cabaret will culminate on Nantucket as a season opener on our White Heron stage. Through this online experience, students will be instructed and coached in aspects of musical theatre and the audition process.
Price: Free to everyone that participated in our 2020 Summer Season
Carrie: The Musical
The White Heron Student Company Education Team is so excited to bring Carrie: The Musical to White Heron Theatre Company in our Summer 2021 season! This production will allow our older students to give back to the community by excavating themes which students and young adults are experiencing all over the world. Working in collaboration with on island experts in the mental health industry, our students will explore ways to open discussion and incite positive changes through their art. These changes begin locally on Nantucket with the intent to think more globally about our responsibility to our communities and humanity.
Plot Abstract: Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she's an outcast who's bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she's at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over- protective mother. But Carrie's just discovered she's got a special power, and if pushed too far, she's not afraid to use it. Based on Stephen King's bestselling novel, the musical of Carrie hasn't been seen since its legendary 1988 Broadway production. Now, the show's original authors have joined with director Stafford Arima (Altar Boyz) and MCC Theater for a newly reworked and fully re-imagined vision of this gripping tale. Set today, in the small town of Chamberlain, Maine, Carrie features a book by Lawrence D. Cohen (screenwriter of the classic film), music by Academy Award winner Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment), and lyrics by Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose). Based on the novel by Stephen King.
Directed by Jimmy Calitri
Carrie Rehearsals Tuesday, July 6th- Friday, August 6th 9:30-12:30pm
Tech Sunday, August 8th & Monday, August 9th; Dress Rehearsal Tuesday & Wednesday August 10th & 11th;
Show opens Thursday, August 12th followed by performances on Friday, August 13th, Saturday, August 14th; 2 shows on Sunday, August 15th and closing show on Monday, August 16th.
Mixtape Volume V - Hope Through the Darkness
White Heron Student Company continues our original Mixtape Series. Summer 2021 we welcome Mixtape Volume V.
This program explores societal themes pertinent to young artists and provides advanced
training in music, dance, voice, movement and acting. Mixtape allows our student performers
to observe the world around them, excavate ideas important to their generation and express
them onstage in a powerful, courageous and vulnerable way. The rehearsals culminate in a musical theatre performance performed at an outdoor stage with sound, lighting, costumes and full tech support. A new and innovative experience that White Heron Student Company is looking forward to taking on!
Past explorations have included: "Breaking Through," "The Journey to Self-Love," "A New Generation Rises," and "Resurgence."
Session 1: Tuesday, July 6th through Friday, July 16th 1:30 -4:30pm. Monday - Friday. Performance: Sunday, July 18th
Session 2: Monday, July 19th through Friday, July 30th 1:30-4:30pm. Monday - Friday. Performance: Sunday, August 1st
Led by Jimmy Calitri, Joe Short, Emily Turtle, Caprial Harris, Tim Brown & Karen Wheeler
3, 1-hour Sessions for portfolios for college auditions with Jimmy Calitri
Participants will learn how to select and prepare audition materials for high school, college and professional theatre auditions. This process includes current information on headshots, resumes, monologue and scene prep, musical theatre audition cuts and callbacks techniques. Students enrolled in these individual sessions will be supplied with pertinent information to them based on their interest in theatre, marketing yourself as an actor, networking and the business side of our craft.
1:1 Sessions Scheduled by Appointment, includes 3 hours of 1:1 instruction and preparation. To be scheduled contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Returning Students fill out the registration form below
New, prospective students please email Jenna Tremblay-Reilly to receive an application to be considered for Mixtape and/or Carrie: The Musical by application, audition and interview.
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