Thursday, February 2, 2012

Original rock musical coming to the Shimberg Playhouse

Mark your calendars now for the new rock musical Caught! A Culinary Comedy Of Confusion in the Shimberg Playhouse April 5 - 7, 2012.
Based on Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, this spring performance by the students of the PCYT: Do It Yourself (DIY) class is a romantic comedy full of heartbreak, hope, haunting pasts, new beginnings and mistaken identity.

The show is the result of a collaborative class project to create a show from start to finish.

DIY students draw up plans for their original musical.
The class, comprised of students from grades nine through college, studied the Shakespeare play and used that as the platform from which to write the book, lyrics and music for an original rock musical.

Under the creative direction of theater chair, Ami Sallee, the students have worked closely with Amber Karlins to write the script and Evan LeFloch to write the songs.
The show will be directed by the staff, and choreographed by cast members Ciara Baker and Roberto Cezair, under the supervision of dance instructor Susan Downey.
Students will also design the technical elements (set, lights, costume, sound) with the guidance of Sallee and design consultant Bridget Dreher.
From concept to writing, and rehearsals to stage, the class is an example of the pre-professional experience our students get in the musical theater program at the Patel Conservatory. The program offers cross-discipline training from music, dance and theater instructors to prepare students for professional musical theater productions.
This year, the DIY class gets the added experience of performing in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center.

Caught! A Culinary Comedy of Confusion is about twin brothers, employed by two feuding restaurants, who switch places in order for one to win the heart of the restaurant owner's daughter.
Tickets are now available for this fun, original performance.

1 comment:

  1. What a creative experience for these young people! We are lucky to have such a place like this in Tampa.