The Hobbit: Musical Theater for Youth
June 4-22, 12:00-5:00 pm at Montrose Field House
Students explore the wonder of literary work through the arts as they rehearse and perform an original adaptation of The Hobbit. Using the original text from Tolkien's famous work, students design their performance based on their favorite characters taken from the literary classic.
This adaptation will be customize for the participating students and will have the opportunity to enhance the story telling by including song and dance to the performance. Through a workshop process, students will have curriculum in improvisation, stage presence, character development and voice. Open to ages: 7 and up at the MRD Field House, Monday thru Friday beginning June 4th from 12pm to 5pm with performances on the final weekend. Registration for the 3 week program is $275.
Kathleen O'Mara Teaching Artist, Producer and Director of Performing Arts since 1992. Known for being dedicated to innovative, story driven staged productions, Kathleen has worked with thousands of students across the nation on hundreds of performance pieces. Historical content, student original works, Musical Theatre, Shakespeare, and Classic Drama, are all based on a background in Educational Theatre Arts, and experience. Kathleen is equally comfortable with small or large casts, novice or experienced actors of all ages. Kathleen's talent for fast-paced process oriented work ties together structure and organizational skills with the freedom of ambitious thought provoking projects. Influenced by her experience in interpersonal acting, transpersonal acting, and ensemble group theatre, Kathleen strives towards a product that tells a story, creating pictures and moments within the scene work. A creative eye and accomplishing visually stunning pictures of character and costume, as well as commitment to ensemble process and the importance of warm ups, theatre games, and a sense of community, has led her to a career of quality productions that tell compelling stories.