Canyon Crest Academy presents ‘A Gallery of Gilbert and Sullivan’ Feb. 28-March 1

Back Row: Alexis Neumann, Julia Koerber, Desi Admire, Gabriela Lipson, Michelle Wakeman, Mondona Rostami; Front Row: Sunny Moon, Carly Newman, Jamie Hart, Katie Finkbeiner

On Feb. 28 and March 1, CCA’s Vocal Conservatory will present an “Annual Spring Frolic” — three scenes from Gilbert and Sullivan’s work: The Gondoliers, The Mikado and The Pirates of Penzance, which are set at a late 19th century British girl’s school.

Kellie Evans O’Connor, who developed and directed this production at San Diego State University, says that “Gilbert and Sullivan is very accessible, both musically and artistically. The fun of creating a show using various scenes is that you can design it to fit the folks you have and their abilities. They also get exposure to different shows, and at the same time, you have an over-arching storyline — not just doing scenes out of context.

“The production of Dido and Aeneas, a one-act opera, which I directed at CCA last year, was the perfect entrée for this age group. That went well and Anne Whattoff, Envision Vocal music coordinator at CCA, invited me back. I am excited to be working within the high school setting. I discovered opera in the 12th grade – the marriage of singing and theater suddenly became intoxicating for me – and I am excited to be sharing this love with this age group.”

Assisting Evans O’Connor is Kayla Gautereaux, a founding class member of the Envision Vocal Conservatory at CCA, who is currently an undergraduate in the Vocal Arts Department at SDSU.

Local families are invited to attend “A Gallery of Gilbert and Sullivan” at Canyon Crest’s Proscenium Theater on Thursday, Feb. 28, and Friday, March 1, at 7 p.m.

Tickets available at the door, or may be purchased in advance at www.cca-envision.org/events.html ($6 for students, $15 for adults).

CCA’s Vocal Conservatory is supported by the Canyon Crest Academy Foundation, a parent-led 501©(3) organization providing fantastic opportunities across academics, athletics, and the arts, and creating an environment where students can thrive. Your tax-deductible donation to the CCA Foundation is vitally needed to continue our support of these programs. You can donate online at www.canyoncrestfoundation.org

Related posts:

  1. Canyon Crest Academy Vocal Conservatory Concerts begin Nov. 29
  2. Canyon Crest Academy Vocal Conservatory Concerts begin Nov. 29
  3. Canyon Crest Academy presents ‘Festival of the Arts’ Jan. 8
  4. Canyon Crest Academy Envision Music presents ‘The Super Hero Concert’ Oct. 25
  5. Canyon Crest Academy Envision Dance presents ‘The Echo of Dracula’

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=45812

Posted by Staff on Feb 22, 2013. Filed under A & E, Music. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

Leave a Reply

Archives

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

LA JOLLA NEWS

RSS LA JOLLA NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RSS RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

  • Horizon Prep in Rancho Santa Fe graduates from cottages to new campus building
    Horizon Prep dedicated five new grammar school classrooms on Monday, Aug. 25. Donor contributions have allowed the Rancho Santa Fe school to grow from 14 little green cottages to a school with 29 state-of-the-art classrooms and more to come. “We couldn’t be more excited about the opening of this school year,” said Dr. Bob Botsford, Horizon Prep president and […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe Republican Women to present candidates forum
    The Rancho Santa Fe Republican Women, Fed., members will present Republican candidates for federal, state and local races at their “Best Party in Town” event from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Morgan Run Resort & Club. The candidates have been invited to speak and meet with the voters. Cost is $25; light refreshments will be served. Please send check […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe Library to present Alzheimer’s series
    Taking aim at Alzheimer’s, the county Board of Supervisors in May launched the Alzheimer’s Project, an effort to create a regional strategy to improve caregiver resources and to support research efforts to find better treatments and ultimately, a cure for the disease. […]