Auditions for the production which will combine A Walk in the Woods and Aesop? Who’s Aesop? will be held on Monday and Tuesday, February 18 and 19 from 6:30 to 8:00 at the Schmidt Community Center at 5825 Wise Road in Lansing. There are roles for all ages, adults and children, in these two shows. Productions will be presented April 19 – 28, 2013. There will no rehearsals during spring breaks.
"A Walk in the Woods" combines the tales of Goldilocks, the Three Bears, Red Riding Hood, the Three Pigs, and Hansel and Gretel, all blended into one delightful play while staying true to the original stories. Goldilocks, forest-savvy from having to survive in the woods without a family, is on the run from the Three Bears but takes time to help Red Riding Hood, who is leery of her stepmother’s motivation in sending her out into the woods at dusk with a basket full of food and a bright red cloak. Along the way, they are saved by the Woodsman (who also happens to be Hansel and Gretel’s father) from the zany Wolf (the same canine who plagues the Three Pigs). Bring in citizen’s of Mother Goose’s village, including Jack Horner, the Butcher, the Baker and the Candlestick Maker, and this fractured fairy tale has humor for all ages.
"Aesop" dramatizes his famous fables.
Auditions and shows at The Alfreda Schmidt Southside Community Center, 5825 Wise Road, Lansing, MI 48911 - park on the south side and enter by the tall windows at the southeast corner of the building.
The gong sounds and we are magically engaged in the quest for THE EMPEROR’S NIGHTINGALE, a lively adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen classic. The Emperor, saddened by the loss of his only child, has become weak and bitter. Only Kang, his chief servant, can console him. His cousin, the evil Lord Chamberlain and his wife, Lady Ming, plot to destroy him. How could they know the beautiful song of the Nightingale and the tender heart of a lowly kitchen maid could help the Emperor make a new start? With charming puppets, a ferociously friendly dragon, oriental setting and original music score.
Production Schedule – May 13 – 20, 2013
Monday, May 13 – Dress rehearsal
Tuesday, May 14 – Dress rehearsal
Wednesday, May 15 – School shows
Thursday, May 16 – School shows
Friday, May 17 – School shows
Saturday, May 18 – Matinee show for public
Sunday, May 19 – Matinee show public
Monday, May 20 – School shows
MMFT is looking for sites around the community to hold drama camps. We are currently looking for places to conduct our summer drama camps around the Lansing area. If you know of a location where we can set up a financial arrangement with a host site please let me know. We are looking for sites in Haslett, Williamston, DeWitt, Eaton Rapids, Holt, Waverly, and Lansing.
Our productions and classes will still remain at Schmidt Community Center, but we want to take our camps into different communities.