Thursday, August 25, 2011
More Shows We Like!
So we are back to share more "Shows We Like". This time we'd like to share a little about a production that we get to share the stage with at the Firehall Arts Centre (280 East Cordova).
Winner of last years "Pick of the Fringe Award," Awkward Stage Productions will be presenting the musical SMILE. Not only are we super stoked that we get to see a whole lotta puppet action with their show, but we are super excited about Awkward Stage Productions mission. If you haven't heard of them yet, Awkward Stage Productions is committed to providing real life performance and production opportunities to youth in that awkward transition from childhood to adulthood, and from play acting to professional performance. Last year Awkward Stage had the youngest cast in the Fringe Festival with their production of "13". Their productions provide not only youth performers, but youth musicians, technical crew, production assistants, etc. with professionally guided theatre experience.
Not only does Awkward Stage take on one cast of youth, but they take a second, slightly older cast, to mentor the younger cast which has a huge benefit to both casts, resulting in what we are sure will be life long relationships.
Kudos to you Awkward Stage and the cast and crew of SMILE, we can't tell you how excited we are to see your show.
Plus an interesting note: PUPPETS DON'T SWEAT!
If you enjoyed that video, check out their bi-weekly YouTube updates on "The Lives of Puppets".
Check back tomorrow for photos and tales from our first two days of choreography with Andrea Rabinovitch!