Throughout my life, I strived to produce my greatest work possible and continue to do so today. I am in National Honor Society, I take Advanced placement, Honors, Advanced, and dual-enrollment courses at Penn State DuBois. I spent two summers volunteering at the local community theater kid’s summer workshop, and during the year I volunteer to usher, stage manage, and run lights at the theater. I began selling clothes on eBay at thirteen and by fifteen I created an online store through Etsy. I began working at the age of sixteen, and I currently work at T.J. Maxx. For my last year in high school, my friends and I created an “Earn and Learn” business through our school’s DECA club and will be competing at states in February. I am proud of what I have accomplished thus far in my life, and I plan to go even further in the future. My goals and
Through out the years Broadway has produced many wonderful musicals. Many of these musicals are based on comedy, or carry a highly comical tone. However, Broadway is probably most well-known for its more thought evoking, solemn musicals. Topics for these musicals rang anywhere from the obscurity of cats dancing in a junk yard, to the barricades of nineteenth century France. Here are some of the most influential and best known musicals: Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, and Les Misérables.
The arts have surrounded my life and family since I took my first breath. I experienced music, dance, storytelling, theatre, and visual arts immersion constantly, from the piano in our living room, to Mozart cassette tapes in the car, to pre-school church choirs. Early in life, I found that singing and dancing gave me a sense of pure joy and fulfillment distinctly unlike anything else. It provided freedom and catharsis and helped me escape real life. To this day, performance offers me that same joy and freedom, but it has been enhanced by the knowledge that I can help others escape their realities too. That empowerment has facilitated focus in my artistic pursuits and made them my life’s purpose.
My dreams after high school are to attend a 4 year university and receive my bachelor's degree of fine arts. I have a passion for theatre. My goal
Jerome Robbins fully integrated all of the elements of musical theater including music, lyrics, book, and dance to produce something entirely unique. Jerome Robbins was changing the face of musical theater entirely. West Side Story also broke the rules in a thematic way. West Side Story was the first show to portray that musicals could be based on painful stories. Painful stories that “force people to confront their most dangerous internalized philosophies” (Weakland). Without the production of West Side Story, other shows like Urinetown and Assassins probably wouldn’t have been produced. Because of Jerome Robbins and West Side Story, musicals could show the ugly side of human nature and plots could be
Andrew Lloyd Webber has become a household name throughout the entire world. Not only do people flock to see his shows, but the pure fact that people outside of the theatre world know the composer of certain musicals is an accomplishment in itself. He has changed the musical theatre world.
Upstage is back, downstage is front, right is left, left is right, out is up, break a leg but don't really, wings have nothing to do with birds, the catwalk doesn’t involve cats, and when the stage manager says move it means move. The theatre vocabulary is very confusing for the outside world, but for me it is my second language. More specifically, I have developed a passion for the technical elements of theatre over the years. The joy of being the “people in black” that can make amazing sets and produce incredible plays which goes unnoticed.. Although this discourse is much small yet complex it has helped me find out who I am but also in my academic skills through learning how to work in teams, solve problems independently but also how to be
It can be a creative outlet, a social circle, or even a home away from home. Most importantly, though, it is a chance for me to create something bigger than myself for my community and a learning experience that I will not soon forget. Throughout the multiple shows I have helped put on, I have learned mundane things such as the proper way to clean a paint brush or how to paint wood to look like “better wood” but I have also acquired skills that I will carry with me for the rest of my life: teamwork, leadership, responsibility, problem solving, initiative, and commitment. I learned that it is possible to have each of these traits while still being creative, social, and while I’m having fun with people who have become my second family. I realized, here, that I can be whoever I want, and I will be accepted, I realized that not everything will go as planned the very first time and that error should be accounted for, and I realized that theater is much more than just acting, singing, and
Despite my passion for athletics, I have spent the majority of my high school career involved in show choir. I participate in the Executive Session at Sauk Prairie High School. Show choir incorporates training under professional choreographers, undergoing numerous voice lessons, and traveling the country for competitions. This self-disciplinary activity pushes me to work hard and strive for perfectionism while taking leadership roles in a professional environment. Furthermore, show choir allows me to impact others through my performance and to take risks. The community is incomparable, and through it I have grown greatly as both a performer and a
From the moment the audaciously charismatic Rosemary LeVeaux paraded into what was then Coal Valley, I was fully enamored with the actress who created such a polarizing character. It seemed that either you liked Rosie, or you hated her; there was no in-between. As Pascale Hutton has continued with the cast, we have begun to witness the transformation of Rosemary, and from season two onward, I have declared Rosemary and Lee my most treasured couple. Pascale is truly one of my favorite actresses, and I was privileged to chat with her recently, and for me, it was a dream come true. (You should have heard the emotion and excitement that permeated my voice!)
In the world of young entertainers, the market is often overrun with one-hit wonders and teens who decide to participate in risky behavior which results in negative press that sometimes propels them even further into the limelight. It is a rare thing in this fast-paced culture to see a young, unspoiled actress who truly has talent but has made the significant choice to keep herself grounded, but that is exactly who Ali Skovbye is. Her fame does not emanate from her wrongdoings, but instead she has built her reputation on humility, kindness, and crackerjack ability. Recently, I had the opportunity to ask her about her career as well as her Hallmark experiences, including “Once Upon a Christmas,” Gourmet Detective,” and “When Calls the Heart.”
From being an actor in front of the camera, I didn 't think I would be just as passionate working from behind the camera as well.
Prior to this, I have never attended a classical concert. I actually had no clue as to what to expect because I could not find a review for UH concerts. The Jazz Orchestra performed in the Moores Opera House on a stage setting similar to that of my middle school band. The band instruments were tiered on the risers while the other performers were simply beside the risers. There were a few noticeable differences such as, the microphones set in the center for soloists, and a marker hanging from above to mark the center of the stage.
What is acting? Acting is where one person takes in the role, behavior, attitudes, and other traits of another person or character in a script for either a film or play. With an acting major you will spend a lot of time working on your body and the way you move on stage. In most acting majors you will have six main classes that you must take to graduate. You will have to have a class for acting, voice for actors, movement, improvisation, theatre history, and maybe an actor coaching class depending on what college you go to. Depending on the college or University you attend, these may be the same or they may be different. (The College Board)
In such a historically rich city such as Rome there are many spectacles to visit for one’s viewing pleasure. Typical sight-seeing tourists come through Rome expecting to witness monuments and buildings like the Pantheon, Colosseum and the Circus Maximus. However, one spectacle that seems to fly under visitor 's radars are the Roman Theatres. Today there are three theatres still standing in Rome and some are in better conditions than others. When people think of Roman theatres they often tend to forget how grand they really are. Instead, many tourists believe that they are just as simple as their Greek counterparts, which is simply untrue. The ancient Romans did not hold back when it came to creating their world renowned