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Orlando Disney Professionals Work Their Magic on Florida KWP Productions Performers
Emphasize the importance of a proper warm-up before any performance or rehearsal.
Rehearse choreography by lyrics rather than by counts.
Focus on breath control and diction integrated with movement.
Make appropriate vocal/acting choices for a musical composition and its lyrics.
Analyze what makes a musical different from a play.
Examine how body language, facial expressions and vocal dynamics are key elements in defining story and character.
Discover techniques for quickly learning and remembering movement and lyrics.
Discuss the roles of director, music director, stage manager, technical crew and choreographer.
Understand the purpose of blocking and staging and learn theatre-staging terminology.
The instructor had high praise for the professionalism of the group.
Created in partnership with Disney on Broadway, this workshop blends Disney magic with the glitz of live musical theatre. Students performed a number from Beauty and the Beast and learned about the elements required to bring one together, including music, staging, costuming and props.
The performance, scheduled for the open-air Waterfront Stage in Downtown Disney, met with a major thunderstorm. The performance had to end early because of the weather, amidst audible disappointment from the audience when the show was stopped.
Though not thrilled that they got to do less than a full show, the KWP company teens made the best of it, visiting all the theme parks, bowling at Splitsville USA and attending a special VIP seating and student/performer discussion at the Beauty and the Beast show at Disney Hollywood Studios.
Company members who attended the workshop and participated in the performance were: Elli Brown (NYC/Palm Beach Gardens), Neena Caperna (Jupiter), Sydney Carbo (Stuart), Jaycie Cohen (Lake Worth), Angelo Ferraro (Lake Worth), Alfredo Gonzalez (West Palm Beach), Sarah Hardwick (Lake Worth), Jake Howard (Boynton Beach), Kyle Kniseley (Jupiter), Raina Rodriguez (West Palm Beach), Laura Romero (Palm Beach Gardens), Alec Ruiz (Wellington)
Proceeds from the group’s spring fundraiser show, Pure Magic, provided bus transportation to and from Orlando. Two of the performers left for college immediately following the trip: Jake Howard (UCF) and Alec Ruiz (FSU). Elli Brown is headed to Italy in July to perform with her school (Fordham).
About KWP Productions
KWP Productions is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of performers and theatre goers. We love working with young people to create shows for young and old alike. Through our productions we strive to teach our actors about the craft of acting as well as the process it takes to create a full scale production. Our auditions are open to the public and there is never a fee to participate in our shows.
For those who come to see our shows we hope to instill a lifelong love of theatre. We endeavor to create a magical experience that they will remember for years to come.
For more information call 561-339-4687