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01:33pm 28/09/2005

This is me, Audrey Two/Plant. But then again, who didn't see that coming?

08:16pm 22/09/2005
  So, who knows what's going on tomorrow? I got an email that said we were gonna be at the studio...any one know what that's about?  
incase anyone's interested... 
05:56pm 17/08/2005
Dear Friends, Students & Colleagues,

With the discontinuation of the Seniors Players from Dancers Workshop, I have decided to begin a program that would help high school performers from throughout the Austin area prepare their skills for college theatre, musical theatre, dance and music programs, as well as giving them a foundation to prepare them for a professional career.  The name of the program is THE PERFORMER'S WORKSHOP (or THE WORKSHOP) and it will take place on Saturday afternoons at St. Stephen's Episcopal School from 1:30-4:00pm.   The training will include acting, singing and dancing, but more attention will be paid to the individual training needs of each WORKSHOP member.  

To help me in this endeavor, I have teamed with David Valdes, who will oversee the acting portion of the program.  If you do not know David, he is the Director of the Theatre Program at St. Stephen's School.  Before arriving at St. Stephen's, David was the head of the Drama department at Milwaukee High School for the Performing Arts.  During his teaching career, he has consistently placed students of his in the nation's top collegiate theatre and musical theatre programs.  Numerous "Valdes" students have gone on to successful careers on Broadway, television and film.  For dance, we will be bringing in some of Austin's finest dance instructors.  We will also bring in numerous professionals and college instructors of work with you throughout the year.  

The program will start on the first Saturday in September.  Please feel free to pass this along to any area high school students that you feel may benefit from this program.

Please contact me if you have any further questions or for registration information.

Best wishes,
Michael McKelvey

A Unique Training Program for High School Theatre Performers
THE PERFORMER’S WORKSHOP is a program designed to give high school actors, singers and dancers an opportunity to further their training in all areas (acting, singing & dancing) in an atmosphere where instruction will be of both a group-based and individual nature.  The philosophy behind THE PERFORMER’S WORKSHOP is not to replace the instruction students receive in their high school theatre, music and dance programs, but rather to further the student’s knowledge, build on their personal strengths, and to help the individual improve in their areas of weakness.


Who is right for THE WORKSHOP?

We would like to work with students who are interested in pursuing theatre, musical theatre, dance or vocal music at the collegiate level, and then potentially as a professional career.

What are the performance opportunities?

There will be a large showcase at the end of the year with the potential for smaller, informal showings in the early spring.  If you are looking to “do shows,” this probably is not the program for you.  If you are committed to perfecting your strengths and strengthening your weaknesses, you have come to the right place!

The Training

Each Saturday, students will meet for 2 1/2 hours (1:30-4:00pm). Some weeks will concentrate on one medium more than another, but each month the students will receive a significant amount of instruction in acting, singing and dancing.  Once a month, the students will also attend a master class with a professional from the Austin theatre scene or professionals who are touring through Austin.  We will also be taking trips to various shows in town and speaking with the performers.  We will average one performance a month.  For Seniors and Juniors, special attention will be paid toward getting you ready for college auditions.  Special preparatory classes and private sessions will be spent with each of the instructors to get you ready.

What happens if I I cannot attend some rehearsals due to school conflicts?

We are here to work with you.  If a student has to miss due to a school rehearsal or competition, the directors completely understand.  What we do expect of our students is their preparation outside of rehearsals and to inform us of conflicts.  No performer progresses by just attending class! WORKSHOP members will be expected to take dance classes, acting classes, and voice lessons outside of weekly meeting.

Where will all of this take place?

The main classes will take place at St. Stephen’s School in Westlake.  Additional classes and workshops will also be held at St. Edward’s University.

How many people will be accepted in THE WOKSHOP?

We will accept 18-22 high school students and 3 eight graders (who will have the rank of “Apprentice”).  Students will be admitted based on a formal audition.  Former members of Senior Players and members of the St. Stephen’s Theatre Focus Program will be admitted without audition.

What is the cost of the program?

Each student will pay tuition of $125.00 a month*.  The payment will be due on the 1st of every month.  Seniors who are going to be auditioning for college will pay $150.00 per month to cover the cost of their additional instruction.
*In comparison to other performing programs in the city, the tuition for THE WORKSOP is significantly less for the individualized attention that each member will receive.

The Faculty and Staff

Dr. Michael McKelvey, Artistic Director/Music Director (Coordinator of Music at St. Edward’s University, Music Director for State Theatre, Zilker Summer Musical and Austin Playhouse.)
David Valdes, Director of Acting Studies  (Head of the St. Stephen’s Theatre Program, former Director of Theatre for Milwaukee High School for the Performing Arts)
Ginger Morris (Director of Texas Arts Project and Co-Director of Summerstock Austin)
Stuart Moulton (Artistic Director, Austin Cabaret Theatre)
Susan Threadgill (Stage Manager, Austin Lyric Opera)
Tom Mitchell (Music Director for numerous local and regional productions)
Dance Faculty will be announced 8/11/05  (Thursday)!!!!!!  I am just waiting for confirmations.



For more information or to register, please call Michael McKelvey at 296-3494 or e-mail him at bigbari@mail.utexas.edu

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08:25pm 21/07/2005
mood: tired

i was bored...so i decided to put some pictures up here from the cinderella techs and stuff! Collapse )

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01:35pm 18/07/2005
  Who is doing little shop of horrors?? i can't decide whether or not i want to do it...  
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08:27pm 13/07/2005

Alright, story time. Those of you who were in Kiss Me Kate will remember Arial, yes?


Ok, so Arial is the lead singer for a band, The Flames, at the same place  where I do rock camp, Natural Ear Music School. I heard today from the owner of the camp, that they have been offered a recording contract. Arial & Fabi, the lead guitarist, have been offered their own clothing line. Arial also sings a song that comes on during the credits in Sharkboy and Lava Girl. The recording contract is from the owner of The O.C.

(and I don't think I'm the only one who thought Arial was as little...conceited? Well you should see her now...I mean I don't talk to her that much or anything but well, she is just a little stuck up.......)

so...it appears that kidsacting has produced another kid to go into show business ( long with Ellen who we all know is in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, currently on Broadway)

just thought i'd share.


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westside story backstage pictures... 
09:09pm 30/04/2005
mood: okay

shae asked for us to put some pictures up that we had from backstage and i have afew...so here they are.

backstage westside storyCollapse )

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09:27pm 10/04/2005
  even though the show hasn't been decided...at this point who all thinks they will do the fall show?  
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03:09am 27/03/2005
mood: tired
I was only in Cyberella. Do I still count?

Wow, I look like such a baby face in those pictures. I thought I'd lost that site forever! Thank you much Shae!

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Victoria's turn 
11:38pm 26/03/2005
mood: tired
Hey so i didn't even know that it was called LJ cuts...so i obviously can't do it. Little Victoria is still inexperienced and pathetic:
Grease: Patty...gosh i loved this one, my first one and i still enjoyed it even tho i didn't know any of you and i felt unaccepted and alone!
Velveteen rabbit: uughhh...the only reason it was good is that i got to know you guys better!
10:43am 25/03/2005

Is choreography tomorrow only for stepsisters, stepmothers & cinderellas?

 (im looking at the email from March 10, but i dont know if it changed due to julianna's injury)

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10:10pm 22/03/2005
mood: curious


i hav a few questions about this show...
1) do all the monsters where masks or is it more massive makeup application?
2) are there any good girl parts?
3)is it true that Kirk is directing it?
4) will i totally regret it if i dont do this show??
...if anyone knows any of the answers please let me know. im like 85% sure im not doing it, but i dont want to totally miss out on a fun show.

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My shows 
09:13am 21/03/2005
  I also am not cool enough to be able to make LJ cuts. So here are my KA shows:

Into THe Woods - This was my first show, and I got a bigger part than I expected. I was Jack's Mother, and I had my own song. I loved my cast, and the play was good, but I didn't really have any friends in that show.
Cyberella - But I decided to stick with it. This was a great show, even though I had a crappy part: the Queen Mum. My voice was so horrible back then, the one line I was supposed to sing was turned into a talking line. But it was SO much fun to do. This was also my first Boot Camp Sally!
Cabaret - Again, great show, crappy part. I was Olga. Basically, it was made up just so Dede could have more kids and in effect, more MONEY. And I injured my knee during a choreography practice, and it's still weak. But my favorite part was doing the chorus numbers, believe it or not. I loved this show.
Kiss Me Kate - The show was nothing special, but I liked my part. This was the first time I got the part I wanted in a show. I was Hazel, a gangster girl. I hated the choreographer.
Waking Sleeping Beauty - This show was kind of dumb, but it was lots of fun to do. I was Poppy, the crack-fairy. I had a lot of fun with that part. Also the best Boot Camp Sally!
Grease - Probably my biggest part, with my own solo and everything. The play was lots of fun to do, but it was my last show so I was sad. Had my own dance solo, which I was very proud of, even though I screwed up on my night.
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11:56pm 20/03/2005
mood: giggly

Mizz Lauren Volpe!Collapse )

what shows have i done????????? 
09:58pm 20/03/2005

Grace!Collapse )

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07:02pm 20/03/2005
mood: creative

Ok so here are all the shows. I would do that live journal cut thing...but I have no idea how to do it!!

Grease- I was Liz.  It was a pretty small part but I loved doing this show.  It really made me realize that acting was what I wanted to do.

The Velveteen Rabbit- Ugh..I really didn't like this show.  I ABSOLUTLY HATED MY PART!! Ugh..Monk :-(.  But..the good part was that I became friends with a lot of fun people.

 West Side Story- Definatly my favorite show.  I was Action and I loved that part.  It was probably my first pretty bigger part.  I thought it was really good and like some of you guys said a lot more professional.  I also became friends with so many amazing people.

Cinderella-  Fairy Godmother..YAY!!  I really wanted that part and I do love it!!  It's still going on so I can't say if I love this play or not.  But I think its gonna be fun. 

So..I don't have as many as some of you guys do...but when I get older...maybe I will!!  :-)



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06:07pm 20/03/2005
  Since I'm a lame person and kidsActing has devoured my soul, I joined the community. And since I'm some what technically challenged when it comes to the little link thingies, I'm just gonna make the shows a different color. Sounds pretty damn good to me and if you don't like it, you can eat me. PS I'm not doing camps I worked or was in.

Goldie: I was a techie who had a little itty bitty part where they had to pant my face. It was like a line but that don't matta.
Little Meremaid: I was a sister, an eel, and a sailor. It was CRAP but that's how I met Drea and Fudman.
Les Miserables: I think my charactor name was Meredith but I don't remember. I had a total of 2 lines and learned an important lesson, when in doubt saw.
The Wiz: I was a munchkin(with Dk), a poppy, and citizen of Oz. Yeah...it was crap tastic.
Into the Woods: Grandmother and Narrorator #1. That's when Isreal and I got real close and he is now a she named Desire.
Cyberella: Izza Slobb. HELL YES!
Cabaret: I think the person I played was Olga...I don't remember the name. But I know that Dede shafted me, as always, and put me in a trio.
Waking Sleeping Beauty: I was Sandy. Once again, Dede shafted me. She said I was going to be Poppy but couldn't do it for some reasons that I cannot disclose on here.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat(of deathly sick people): I was Levi and the name should have been Levi's Adventures with Joseph and His Dreamcoat. When Rachel got sick I had to fill in, then Rachel got better but Andrea got sick so I filled in for her. It was insane.
Grease: Frenchie. Clearly, everyone's favorite.
The Velveteen Rabit: Atomic Lazer Tank. People who were in this show may have not liked their costumes, but you didn't look like a Mexican Wrestler who sat in a tank the whole show.
West Side Story: Action. Need I say more?
Cinderella: Stepmother. Currently in progress.
my shows 
04:58pm 20/03/2005
mood: dorky

I've only done one KA show so far, but here they are anyway!



JharryiaCollapse )

04:47pm 20/03/2005
mood: spring break is over.

KristynCollapse )

Show's I've done 
01:11pm 20/03/2005
mood: awake
AndreaCollapse )
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