There’s not a quiet corner at Geauga Lyric Theater this spring. As soon as one main-season show closes, the youth are taking over the stage on March 19 and 20 in the Emerging Artists One Act Festival.
Developed by outreach coordinator Angela Miloro-Hansen and grant writer Mary Glauser, the Emerging Artists is a new program to showcase our up and coming actors, grades 6 through 12, to show skills they have learned in classes and rehearsals to prepare themselves for the main stage.
The One Act Festival will start with a musical, the 100 Dresses, directed by Julie Douglass and Karen O’Baker Porter. A touching story about a poverty stricken young girl who insists to her class mates that she has 100 beautiful dresses at home, despite their disbelief. When she moves away, they are surprised at the truth.
The Giver, the Newbery Award-winning book about a dystopian society that encourages equality and treats emotions as an abnormality, is a favorite among many readers. This drama will be directed by Angela Miloro-Hansen.
Patty Osredkar, a staple at the GLTG, directs Soapy Smith’s Winter Wish, based on a story by O.Henry. Soapy is a once successful, now down on his luck man who tries to get arrested to spend the winter indoors. In a comic turn, no matter what he does will work!
General admission tickets for the One Act Festival are $8 for adults, $6 for students, seniors, and children. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Box Office on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 4 – 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 1-5 p.m. Tickets are also available for our last show in our regular season, Monty Python’s Spamalot, running weekends April 15 to May 8.
The historic Geauga Theater is located on beautiful Chardon Square at 101 Water Street, Chardon, Ohio.
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