Spring 2024 Drama Club
Running January to April 2024
Wednesday and Thursday afternoon/evening
Eustis Community Center and Eustis Woman's Club
In partnership with the City of Eustis Parks and Recreation Dept, we are excited to announce out Fall 2023 Drama Club!
The Something New Drama Club is not your everyday "pay to play" children's production where you big bucks for your child to take a role as "tree #4! Our program focuses on developing the skills of the actor and exposing kids to all aspects of a theatrical production. This boutique style drama club is limited in number of participants and all shows presented are truly ensemble shows where your child will shine in the spotlight. While our shows are smaller in scale than many other programs out there, the experience that your child will have is second to none; and, the theatrical skills that they will develop are not found in other programs!
Our shows are all intimate plays that focus on truly diving into the characters, settings, time periods and relationships shown on the stage. The material and instruction challenges young actors to work to develop their craft. Through theatrical games, exercises, research and rehearsal participants learn both basic and advance acting technique all disguised as sessions of fun!
In addition, the participants handle all elements of the production, from acting to set design, sound to lighting.
In all aspects, participants are coached by working theatre professionals, SAG and AEA members and educators. Our goal is to help your child find their voice in the theatre in whatever capacity that may be.
Les Miserables - By Victor Hugo, Adapted by Michael Druce
Ages 10+ (Max 35 participants)
Wednesday and Thursday 5:00pm-8:00pm
$269 (Sibling discount available)
Victor Hugo’s timeless classic dazzles in this exciting new adaptation that is perfect for High School and Community Theatre Groups.
Beginning with Inspector Javert’s opening words, “You are free,” Jean Valjean leaves Toulon prison after serving nineteen years for stealing a loaf of bread. With nowhere to go and rejected by everyone he meets, Valjean once again turns to theft, only this time he is shown an act of mercy by a kindly bishop who sees in the struggling beggar a glimmer of hope. Humbled by the priest’s kindness, Valjean violates his parole and dedicates his life to goodness and to helping others. Meanwhile Valjean is pursued by Inspector Javert, whose relentless dedication to the law requires he bring the ex-convict to justice for breaking his parole.
While the version that we will perform is NOT the Broadway Musical, but a straight play, participants who wish to WILL have the opportunity to explore and perform songs from the musical in a cabaret style presentation prior to each performance either in groups or as a solo. Performers wishing to sing will work with a vocal coach/musical director to develop their skills and ensure their performance is top notch!
The semester’s finale will be three performances of this classic story in late April.