Have you ever been to a "First Friday" event? We have done a few in the surrounding cities, but this will be a first for us in our own beloved Canton, GA. The past ones included live bands playing on the square, free food samples from the local restaurants, bounce houses for the "littles", and extended hours for the local businesses (support local). It is always a family safe atmosphere, and our children always ask to go back. The events are always held on the first Friday of the month, hence the name, and are free to the public, and often, are themed, and have fun contests to participate and win prizes in.
This Friday, May 2, 2014, The "First Friday Canton" event begins at 6: 00 PM. Our very own STARS Drama group will be on hand to give out some yummy treats and to invite you to some of our upcoming shows at our new home, the historic Canton Theatre.
Coming up May 30th and 31st, we have a really moving Memorial Day tribute, "American Heroes," to honor those who have served and protected our country and the freedom we know today. (That is the reason we are making a TON of red, white and blue cupcakes.) Shay will be singing a patriotic song and sharing the history of it.
"AMERICAN HEROES" A TRIBUTE TO OUR MILITARY
Through Music and Song
Stars Drama Troupe - Tisha Gotte, Director
May 30 & 31 Tickets $10.00 and $12.00
Call 770-704-0755 for tickets
Also, the next family-friendly play we are producing is right along the lines of our weather… "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz."
THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ
Follow the adventures of a young girl named Dorothy Gale in the Land of Oz, after being swept away from her Kansas farm home in a cyclone. The play is based on the novel written by Frank Baum. Come meet the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion as they help Dorothy fight off the Wicked Witch of the East and the good witch Glinda. Will the mysterious Wizard of Oz help Dorothy find her way home? Come see this popular heart-warming tale. All children will receive Coloring pictures of the popular characters and a program they can have signed by the entire cast. Photo sessions after each production will be offered with characters of the play.
June 21st two showings. Matinee 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM. June 22nd Matinee: 2:30 PM Ticket Price: 10.00 Children under 12 and Adults $12.00
Last summer we sent the children to acting camp with Tisha Gotte. We had no idea that a week of half-day camp was going to change our lives. We are so grateful for the opportunities it has allowed for our family, and for the development in our seven year olds life. Shay was a mature, bright, and shy child. She even tells people that she still is on the shy side, but she loves performing, and is incredibly confident to speak in front of an audience. The director, Tisha Gotte, has raised FIVE children of her own, and when your child is under her wing, you know without a shadow of a doubt, your child is safe, given the tools to develop their acting abilities, and adored. Ms. Tisha works hard to make sure that each child's character and God-given gifts are nurtured. Tisha works hard to incorporate actors of all levels in her plays, as well as children and adults with disabilities. When you attend a STARS Drama performance, you are guaranteed a cast and volunteer crew, including our director, that has worked as hard as they can to provided a wholesome, quality performance. Tisha regularly auditions and casts families (parents included!) into her productions.
Recently, STARS has moved it's acting classes, shows, and summer camp to the Canton Theatre. Shay has had a few rehearsals there in the past month, and each time she walks in, she is more excited than the time before. This opportunity to perform on a historic stage, with a "real" theatre feel, is more than she dreamed of. While she has been in rehearsals, I have had the pleasure of speaking with the theatre manager, Mr. Bob Seguin. Mr. Seguin has welcomed this diverse group into his "home," and that is no small feat considering he is sharing with us an opportunity to perform high quality shows in a really remarkable theatre that had its' beginnings in 1911, showing slides and silent movies.
Currently, there are a few spots available for the upcoming summer camps, which are divided by age, and finish the week with a special friends and family performance at the theatre on the Saturday following that week of camp. Camp is from 10:AM-4:PM this summer. Multiple children discounts available. *Besides acting, our children worked on the set, played silly games, and did a lot of crafts last summer. No telling what this summer has in store for them!
Sign up early for acting classes starting in the Fall. STARS Drama divides their classes into levels based on experience, and works hard to develop acting abilities so that your child, if they chose to, will be able to move on in their acting career. We are always sad to see part of our STARS family leave us, but know that each of these talented individuals will go far and we will see them again- maybe on the big screen! There is always room for more, and we would love to have you join our family.
Please share this post with those those around you feel might appreciate the information. Come join us for some yummy, free fun this coming Friday night at 6:PM in Downtown Canton