Chelsea Area Players

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Ship Prep Underway for Anything Goes: Young Performers' Edition

Fifty-four students in grades 3-8 sailed their way to the first rehearsal of Anything Goes: Young Performers’ Edition.

Tuesday night, the students and their parents gathered to hear about the show, be mentored by the 8th graders – many of whom have participated in CAP Jr shows since 3rd grade – and do a first read-through of the ANYTHING GOES script.

A first read-through is important from many perspectives:

Actors: to understand the whole script, how their part relates to the overall story, and begin learning their lines.
Director(s): to hear the actors and their relationships to each other, to see how long the script takes.
Stage Crew: typically takes this time to meet separately and talk about their vision for the show – scenery, costumes, hair/ makeup, and begin working on logistics like ticket sales and programs.

Anything Goes: Young Performers’ Edition is a one-hour adaptation of the classic wacky shipboard farce featuring romance, intrigue, colorful characters and a glorious score from Cole Porter. Key songs include “I Get A Kick Out Of You” and “It’s De-Lovely”, along with show-stoppers like “Anything Goes” and “Blow, Gabriel, Blow.”

Plan now to join us the weekend of March 16-18! Tickets will be on sale beginning in mid-February at the Chelsea Pharmacy.

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