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Summer Acting Classes for Adults

BRING YOUR BODY AND IMAGINATION TO LIFE!

Tell the story that blows everyone away. Perform the monologue everyone talks about. Give the business presentation everyone remembers. Use your imagination for more energy onstage, at your job, and in your life! Uplifting & Freeing!

Class Dates: Monday, 12 noon – 2 pm, July 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug 7, Aug 14

GET REAL! STOP ACTING!

Use scene study and monologues to squash acting habits that limit your brilliance. Grow acting habits that take you out of your usual shtick and into your brilliance and authenticity. Inspiring & Exhilarating!

Class Dates: Tuesday, 12 noon – 2pm, July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1, 8, 15 (Evening class available upon request.)

Class Location: Amelia Musical Playhouse, 1955 Island Walkway, Fernandina Beach (FABULOUS SPACE!)

Class Fee: $60 OR “Pay What You Think It’s WORTH, What you WANT, or What You CAN.” (UNIQUE DEAL!)

Register/Info: email snichols@liveinktheatre.com; call 910-616-5148

ACTING COACH: Sinda Nichols, (BA, Theatre Arts, University of Minnesota) acts, directs and teaches. Well known for two very different one woman shows, “The Belle of Amherst” and “The Lady With All The Answers”, Ms. Nichols is the founder of Live Ink Theatre and loves helping actors bring out their best work and most joy. Available for affordable and fun one on one coaching for both actors and business professionals.

Download details: Summer AMP Class Info

July 8, 2017: Audition for the Bad Seed by Maxwell Anderson

1:00 auditions for Rhoda. (If possible, please be available to stay until 3:00pm)

2:00 – All adult roles.

If you are unavailable on this date. Please email Fran at franlav@comcast.net to set up a time before July 8th. Scripts are available at AMP or from Fran.

Performance dates: 9/22, 23, 24 and 9/29, 30 and 10/1

The Bad Seed is set in a small Southern town in the early 1950’s. Little Rhoda Penmark lives here with her parents Colonel and Christine Penmark. On the surface she is sweet, charming, full of old-fashioned graces, loved by her parents, admired by all her elders. It is only after the “accidental” drowning of a classmate who had won the penmanship medal that Rhoda felt she deserved. Rhoda’s mother begins to recall a past series of unfortunate events, events that seemed to always involve Rhoda, with tragic consequences for anyone who crosses her. Christine, troubled by shadowy memories of her own, begins a search for her own demons and an answer to the looming question….Is there a Bad Seed in her home?

Roles

**Rhoda Penmark (Lead): Female, 9-13

Must appear to be 8. Should look innocent and act very polite, but it is important that she be mature enough to understand the role. The “Bad Seed” who will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

**THE ROLE OF RHODA WILL BE DOUBLE CAST**

Christine Penmark (Lead): Female, 30 – 40

Rhonda’s mother. A picture-perfect 1950’s housewife. She is intelligent and deeply loves her family.
Col. Kenneth Penmark (Supporting): Male, 30-40
Rhoda’s father and a good-looking, straight arrow military officer. He adores his wife and child; small role, character only appears at the beginning and end of the play.

Monica Breedlove (Supporting): Female, 40-65
The Penmarks’ landlady and Christine’s friend. She is a social woman who considers herself to be somewhat of an arm-chair psychotherapist and claims she had been examined by Sigmund Freud. Monica absolutely adores Rhoda, only seeing Rhoda’s sweet, angelic surface.
Emery Wages (Supporting): Male, 35-60
Monica’s younger, single brother who resides with her.
He is friendly, conversational, tolerant, and calmer compared to his sister. Leroy (Supporting): Male, 25-45
The janitor of the building and grounds, a sly, but embittered man who dislikes and admires Rhoda at the same time. There is tension between them.
Miss Fern (Supporting): Female, 50-65
A spinster who runs a tight ship as head of the most aristocratic schools in the state. She expects others to cooperate and contribute.
Reginald Tasker (Supporting): Male, 35-50
Prolific mystery writer and a minor expert on the history of crime.
Mrs. Hortense Daigle (Supporting): Female, 30-45
Mother of Claude Daigle, Rhonda’s classmate who drowns at the school picnic.
Mr. Daigle (Supporting): Male, 30-45
Father of Claude Daigle.
Richard Bravo (Supporting): Male, 50-65
Christine’s father. A successful reporter/writer. In his early career, a respected authority on crime and criminal

Auditions for “13” and The Monologue Show from H-E Double Hockey Sticks

AMP will hold auditions for a musical on Saturday, August 5th, at 10:00 am. Actors ages 12-19 may audition, provided that you can look like you are 13-15. You should prepare a one minute of a song of your choice (accompanist and sheet music is preferred), may or may not be from the show, instrumental tracks are acceptable. If you want a piano accompanist you must drop off your music at AMP at least one week before auditions. There will be a short dance audition. You will also read from the script. You may prepare a monologue in addition to reading from the script, if you like.

We will also cast “The Monologue Show from H-E Double Hockey Sticks” for teens at the same time we cast “13.” The monologue show will be scheduled for October, date TBA.

“13” is a full scale musical by Jason Robert Brown, composer of Parade, Songs for a New World, and The Last 5 Years.

The musical is:

“13” By Jason Robert Brown December 1st – December 10th

Directed by Matthew C. Bratsch
Music Directed by Jill Dillingham
Choreographed by Zoe Thompson

Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast-paced, preteen New York City life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana town following his parents divorce. Surrounded by an array of simpleminded middle school students, he needs to establish his place in the popularity pecking order. Can he situate himself on a comfortable link of the food chain… or will he dangle at the end with the outcasts?!?

There is will be an ensemble with solo opportunities in addition to the roles. The show is filled with high-energy and engaging music. Please Note that there are some inappropriate lines and innuendos made throughout this show.

Role Description and Vocal Range:

Evan- Bright and Nerdy, Protagonist of Show- male – 13-15 Bb4-Bb2
Patrice- Shy, Intelligent, Bookworm. Outcast of School, Evan’s Love Interest 13-15 E5-Eb3
Brett- Vain Jock, Leads Popular Group, including Malcolm and Eddie C5-Bb2
Malcolm & Eddie- Witty Sidekicks of Brett C5-Bb2
Kendra- Bubbly, Popular, Head Chearleader, Interest of Brett and Archie D5-Bb3
Archie- Funny, Intelligent, Unpopular kid. Uses Crutches for whole show Bb4-Ab2
Lucy- Manipulative girl secretly desires to have Kendra’s Boyfriend. Sneaky D5-F#3

Auditions for Dearly Departed

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Amelia Musical Playhouse announces Auditions for “Dearly Departed.“

This Southern comedy has been performed on the Island for many years, and is always a crowd pleaser. There are parts available for 7 men ( ages 25-70) and 7 Women ( age range 12-70) The auditions will be held at AMP Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11.00AM , and Sunday , July 8 at 6:30 pm

We will be having cold readings from the scripts . If you would like to read the play before auditions contact Jeff Goldberg at jeffg5757@comcast.net to arrange to borrow a copy of the script !

Performance Dates : Thursday September 14, Friday September 15, and Saturday September 16 at 7:30 PM

If you have a conflict with the audition date , or would like more information, please contact Jeff Goldberg at jeffg5757@comcast.net

Live Ink Theatre Announces Spring Acting Classes

Time To Stretch Your Creative Muscles At Amelia Musical Playhouse

Monologues & Storytelling – How to Engage Your Audience: This class is for both actors new to the stage and those with all levels of experience. Students will work on monologues and or storytelling, exploring basic acting skills such as vocal production, movement, dramatic action and text analysis. Students with experience will work on letting go of acting “habits”, taking risks and developing creative discipline. Students will have the opportunity to take part in an Actor’s Showcase on Monday, June 12 at 7 pm.  Class meets Mondays from 12 noon to 2 pm. April 24 – June 12

Scene Study – Comedic Timing & Dramatic Pauses: This class is for students with prior acting experience who want to explore in greater depth scene study and the acting process. Students will work on several scenes, both comedic and dramatic. Students will explore what creates humor and how to take emotional risks in dramatic scenes. Students will have the opportunity to take part in an Actor’s Showcase onActor’s Showcase on Monday, June 12 at 7 pm. Class meets Tuesdays, 12 noon – 2 pm. April 25 – June 13

Class Fee: Spring Special – $65 before April 10; $80 after April 10

Register: email nichols.sinda@gmail.com, 910-616-5148

ACTING COACH: Sinda Nichols, (BA, Theatre Arts, University of Minnesota) acts, directs and teaches. Well known for the two very different one woman shows, “The Belle of Amherst” and “The Lady With All The Answers”, she is also the founder of Live Ink Theatre. Sinda enjoys teaching adults of all backgrounds and experience, and guiding actors in a creative process to bring out their best work and most joy.

2017 Season

ComingSoon

Take a look at the plays and musicals we have lined up for you so far next year.

January: THE BELLE OF AMHERST
January: SHREK
February: 12 ANGRY MEN
March: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
April: STEEL MAGNOLIAS
May: A NIGHT IN THE THEATRE, BITS OF THE BARD
June: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, HEE HAW Y’ALL
July/August: 6 DANCE LESSONS IN 6 WEEKS, INTO THE WOODS
November: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

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Classes and Workshops

Summer Acting Classes for Adults

BRING YOUR BODY AND IMAGINATION TO LIFE!

Tell the story that blows everyone away. Perform the monologue everyone talks about. Give the business presentation everyone remembers. Use your imagination for more energy onstage, at your job, and in your life! Uplifting & Freeing!

Class Dates: Monday, 12 noon – 2 pm, July 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug 7, Aug 14

GET REAL! STOP ACTING!

Use scene study and monologues to squash acting habits that limit your brilliance. Grow acting habits that take you out of your usual shtick and into your brilliance and authenticity. Inspiring & Exhilarating!

Class Dates: Tuesday, 12 noon – 2pm, July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1, 8, 15 (Evening class available upon request.)

Class Location: Amelia Musical Playhouse, 1955 Island Walkway, Fernandina Beach (FABULOUS SPACE!)

Class Fee: $60 OR “Pay What You Think It’s WORTH, What you WANT, or What You CAN.” (UNIQUE DEAL!)

Register/Info: email snichols@liveinktheatre.com; call 910-616-5148

ACTING COACH: Sinda Nichols, (BA, Theatre Arts, University of Minnesota) acts, directs and teaches. Well known for two very different one woman shows, “The Belle of Amherst” and “The Lady With All The Answers”, Ms. Nichols is the founder of Live Ink Theatre and loves helping actors bring out their best work and most joy. Available for affordable and fun one on one coaching for both actors and business professionals.

Download details: Summer AMP Class Info