With spring finally in the air, Geauga Lyric Theater Guild (GLTG) has been preparing for summer, with many exciting opportunities in the arts for all ages.
In performing arts, there are several options for youth. For the youngest performers aged four to seven, the junior workshops offer a chance to explore the stage in a relaxed manner with classic tales. Lee Ann and Serena Tamburrino look forward to sharing The Shoemaker and the Elves and Thumbelina.
The elementary workshops, seven to twelve, immerse kids in the magic of theater. The musical offering, No Strings Attached (written by Mary Donnelly and George L.O. Sirid and produced in cooperation with the Hal Leonard Corporation), instructed by Julie Douglass will share the delightful tale of Pinocchio. The dramatic offering, Jungle Book (adapted from the “Mowgli” Stories by Rudyard Kipling, written by Vera Morris and produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama, Inc., Englewood, CO), will have kids ready to rule the imaginary jungle created onstage. The New to GLTG is Michelle Kuch, an experienced drama instructor, and she will be directing the elementary drama workshop.
Just for “tweens”, ages eleven to fourteen, is an opportunity to be a part of the production The NeverEnding Story (adapted by David S. Craig, based on the novel written by Michael Ende, and produced in cooperation with Dramatic Publishing, 311 Washington St., Woodstock, IL 60098) instructed by Angela Miloro-Hansen. This group will delve into a magical world told through a very curious book.
New this year, is a change from a teen workshop to an auditioned teen production. It’ll be 1959 in Chardon as the teens, ages thirteen to eighteen, perform Grease: School Version presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. This fabulous musical tells the classic story of love and friendship with the help of the Pink Ladies and the Burger Palace Boys. At the GLTG, education is an important goal in our mission and we have added specific educational elements to this production to expand musical theater knowledge for participants through guest speakers and other important additions.
Workshop registration opens in person Saturday, April 5 at 8:30 a.m. at the Art Center located at 106 Water Street in Chardon. The line forms early and workshops fill quickly. Other summer class offerings will be announced soon, for both youth and adults. For complete information, visit our website or call 440-285-7701.