Students from Main Street Theater's Education Department to Stage THE SEUSSIFICATION OF ROMEO AND JULIET, 10/25-27
Seuss + Shakespeare = FUN! Ten students from Main Street Theater's Education Department jump into the silly world of Dr. Seuss combined with William Shakespeare in The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet, written by Peter Bloedel. The key elements of Shakespeare's great love story are all there - but there's a much happier ending and the swordfights are balloon-filled - not blood-filled! There are 3 public performances: Friday and Saturday, October 25 and 26, at 7:30pm, and Sunday, October 27 at 3:30pm. Performances are at Main Street Theater - Chelsea Market, located at 4617 Montrose Boulevard. For tickets, call 713-524-6706 or log on to mainstreettheater.com. All tickets are $5.00.
The cast is comprised of ten Houston-area students ages 8 - 14 and includes Grant Cambron, Dorothy Davis, Isabella Forney, Benjamin Jackson, Chandler Johnson, Olivia Keville, Ashley Mezyk, Camden Schultz, Laxmi Thakkar, and Matthew Whitley.
Professional artists direct and design all MST Rehearsal &Performance class productions. Jonathan Gonzalez is the Director. Natasha Wright is the Assistant Director. Jessie Ontiveros is the Costume Designer, Zack Varela is the Lighting Designer, and Rodney Walsworth is the Set and Properties designer. Christine Johnson is the Student Stage Manager.
Now in its 26th season, MST's Education Department Main Street Theater offers students a performing arts playground where professional theater artists serve as mentors. With an emphasis on creativity and collaboration, we provide hands-on opportunities for students to make an original contribution in all aspects of play production. In support of Main Street Theater's mission, Main Street's Education Department provides a significant resource in the community for education in theater and classical theater for kids, families and educators. Through year-round classes, outreach programs, and camps both on-site and at satellite locations, students develop their voices, bodies, and imaginations in a challenging and fun curriculum, taught by professional artists and arts educators.
Main Street Theater's education programs offer a wide range of classes for students of all skill levels, including individual audition coaching sessions, movement and dance classes, filmmaking classes, high school workshops, and a Summer Performing Arts Camp. The Rehearsal and Performance system includes classes for students at two levels: those who are ready to audition for plays for the public and those who want to hone their skills by producing a play in a "style and storylab" context for family and friends. Classes range from $175 - $500; camps range from $50 - $530. For more information or to register for classes and camps, please call 713-524-9196 x 104 or 103 or log on tomainstreettheater.com
Jonathan Gonzalez is Director of Education. Lauren Evans is Assistant Director of Education.