Our friends at Shakespearience are having their first annual fundraiser, Songs for Shakespearience!
The Shakespearience Group is preparing its summer season, and we’d like to expand! We are hoping to perform again at The Flounder Festival, here in Burlington, as well as at another local venue (TBA) and this time we’d like to go big (and not go home!). We’d like to introduce Youth Programming this summer at a local venue, as well as Masterclasses for 16+, and we’re planning on not only adding a few more adult thespians to our troupe, but creating an all-new entirely youth-cast to our production!
That’s right folks! We’re creating a great big Shakespeare family this summer – and we need your help! Promoting these shows, generating props and costumes, paying for rental spaces and production venues is pricey – and being the young company that we are, we need some extra help from our friends and fans!
We’d like you to join us for …
Songs for Shakespearience : A Fundraiser
Sunday March 8, 2015
2pm – Mocktails and Silent Song Auction
2:30pm – Curtain
Orchards Uptown Clubhouse
2025 Appleby Line,
Suggested Donation $15
The Shakespearience Group & Friends will be presenting a Family Friendly Showcase Recital as well as a Silent Song Auction.
What’s a Silent Song Auction you ask?
Well, it’s basically like a regular silent auction only you’ll be bidding on a performer to serenade you (or your loved one) with a song of your choosing (from our songbook) that the performer has never sung before… Which should make for some entertaining performances, and quick thinking! All in the spirit of Original Practices, where Shakespearean actors only received their cue lines and cut parts a day before the show, we’ve cut this timing down to learning a song only an hour before you perform it… Let the improvisation prevail!
The Shakespearience Group will be providing Mocktails, and other non-alcoholic beverages (including specialty coffees) for a small donation. There will be a food/snack table as well, no donation required.
The Shakespearience Group & Friends will be performing 2 full sets of show tunes, classical repertoire, and more with guest performances by:
Miranda MacDonald’s Show Choir
Welsh Tenor Gwyndaff Jones
The Shakespearience Group & Friends Performers include:
Tristan Alexander Emmanuel
Hosted by our very own Kyle Villeneuve, Songs for Shakespearience should prove to be a wonderful afternoon for the entire family! Help Shakespearience make a big splash in Burlintgon this Summer!
RSVP to the event here!