Performing Arts during spring break April 16-21, 2018 for ages 12-17.
The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship the Musical
The creative team wrote this performing arts piece with the 12-17-year-old students specifically in mind. In this unique format, up to 30 young performers will be joined by professional adult singers and a live band of musicians to create a magical theatrical experience complete with a beautiful forest, a sumptuous palace, a glorious banquet, and a huge avalanche!
It is a fantastic opportunity for students to use their musical skills on stage and they will perform with professional singers by their side. They will sing, dance, act, create sets and props for their production.
30 students maximum participation so sign up quickly!
Princess Ruby definitely doesn’t want to marry any of the horrid princes her greedy father keeps pushing her way so she declares she will only consent to wed the person who can bring her a flying ship. Meanwhile, far away on the other side of the Kingdom, Peter seems like the last person to do something that impressive, but appearances can be deceptive!
Meet The Creative Team
Emily Leather – Music Director
Originally from Chester, England, Emily Leather is a repetiteur, musical director, composer, and arranger. She trained at The University of Leeds, The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the College-Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati. Her first full-length composition was the musical Gemini for Ocean Youth Theatre Company in Ascot in 2011. Emily’s church music and vocal arrangements, particularly those for the a cappella octet, EL8, are regularly performed throughout the UK. As a repetiteur, Emily has been on staff at Cincinnati Opera, Portland Opera, Kentucky Opera, Opera Manhattan and London Lyric Opera. Emily was Music Director for Opera Up Close’s production of Don Giovanni at the Soho Theatre and La Bohème at the Charing Cross Theatre. She is repetiteur for the Royal Opera House Youth Opera Chorus and regularly runs workshops for Opera North and English Pocket Opera.
Andrew Miller – Creative Director & Designer
Andrew is an Australian designer, director, and producer and has over 16 years’ experience in theater in 3 continents.He is Artistic Director and Designer of Ocean Theatre Company and has designed their productions of Anything Goes and his award-winning set for Singin’ in the Rain. In 2008, he founded Ocean Youth Theatre Company and staged all their shows including Sweeney Todd, Oklahoma!, Chess, Our House, Gemini, Titanic, Beauty & the Beast and next year Les Misérables. As a freelancer, he has also designed for The Music is the Hero for the Charing Cross Theatre, Two Two, Handprints, Icarus’s Mother, Into The Woods, A Funny Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Rhythm Club, Peter Pan, Gleefest and Guys & Dolls.
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