Return to Neverland

Return to Neverland

The new year has come with a super-charged boost of energy for the cast and crew of Peter Pan. As we have moved into the new, incredible arts spaces, we are quickly taking up every nook and cranny during our rehearsals. Pirates are tangoing on stage, Lost Boys are building a home around Wendy in the music room, the Brave Girls are hunting (and jumping, dancing and twirling) in the dance studio while the crew is busy building pirate ships and wall-papering the young Darling children’s house.

If some of these names seem strange and unfamiliar to you, don’t worry! We will be reveal more about this classic story and our creative process in the weeks to come as we get closer to sharing our show with you. It is a tale of magic and wonder, where children learn to fly, visit unknown lands, make new friends, fight pirates, and ultimately learn about friendship, team work, and just a little bit about growing up.

Our multi-aged cast and crew has a big range of experience and they have been working hard to bring their best work and energy to each rehearsal. Older students are mentoring younger students, modeling rehearsal behavior, and helping to coach them in many ways. There is a definite high energy in the rooms as students learn music, choreography, and go about work of building their characters for the stage.

Behind the scenes, our faculty creative team is working around the clock to source costumes, find building supplies, learn how to operate our brand-new lighting system in the theatre, and solve the many other challenges that arise when creating a musical production. We are incredibly fortunate to have an AMAZING group of parent volunteers to help with costume sourcing, assembly and creation. Thank you to the PTA for helping us make those connections and a huge thanks to everyone who has stepped up to help us with this huge endeavor.

As I often say to the young actors, creating a musical is a huge task that takes 100% commitment, dedication and love. I can say with confidence that these students are bringing this level of commitment to every rehearsal and we are well on our way to creating some magic on the Baishan/QAIS Stage in April.

Stay tuned for more updates from Neverland!!

 


在新年到来之际,彼得潘的演员和老师们都兴致勃勃的展开了排练。

当我们搬到新的、不可思议的艺术教室时,我们在排练的时候很快就会把每个神情和神态都表现的淋漓尽致。舞台上,海盗们在表演;音乐教室里,迷失的男孩们在Wendy周围搭建了一个家园;舞蹈教室里,勇敢的女孩们在打猎(跳跃,跳舞和旋转),而船员们正忙着一边建造海盗船,一边在Darling家的房间里装饰墙面。

 

如果你觉得这些名字有些陌生或者不熟悉,别担心!因为我们将与你分享我们的节目,我们将会在未来的几周内更多地让你了解这个经典故事和我们的创作过程。这是一个充满魔力和奇迹的故事,孩子们在那里学习飞行,探访未知的土地,结交新朋友,与海盗搏斗,最终得到了友谊,学会了团队合作,和一点关于成长的故事。

 

 我们的演员年龄各不相同,指导老师经验丰富,他们一直在努力把他们最好的工作和精力投入到每一次彩排中。年长的学生也会指导年幼的学生,给他们亲身示范,并在很多方面指导帮助他们。在教室里,学生们学习音乐、编舞,以及为舞台上的角色努力排练,这是一种对艺术无限的热爱和至高的追求。

在幕后,我们的教师创作团队正夜以继日地工作,寻找服装,寻找道具和原材料,学习如何在剧院里操作我们全新舞台灯光,并解决在制作音乐作品时遇到的许多其他挑战。我们非常幸运地拥有一群令人惊叹的家长志愿者,帮助他们制作服装、购买衣料,缝制演出服装。感谢家长会帮助我们建立这些联系,感谢每一个鼎力相助的伙伴。

 就像我经常对学生说的那样,创造一个音乐作品是一项巨大的任务,需要全身心的投入、有无私奉献的精神,还有爱的灵魂。我可以自信地说,在每一次的排练中,我们的学生都在朝这个方向努力!时刻准备着,我们要在4月美亚的舞台上创造一些奇迹。

 

敬请期待来自梦幻岛的更多更新!

print