Don't go drama hungry this holidays....
This holidays we have some AWESOME programs running to keep your drama hunger at bay!! We have both four-day and one-day programs. Whatever your hunger, we have something to suit you!!!!
Monday THE ACTING OLYMPICS: We have our first program!! It is a one-day program all about refining those acting and performing skills!!! Students will get a chance to use their new found skills to navigate their way through an acting obstacle course that will require them to think quick and think BIG!! Want to read more or book? CLICK HERE
Tuesday-Friday TROUBLESOME HISTORIES XXXI: Our second program in week one is a more in depth program all about ancient Greek Olympians who go missing! This four-day program is all about building students' strength in creation and performance. Students get a chance to create their own characters, scenes and costumes and get an insight into some of the behind the scenes, such as costume design. On the Friday, students get to participate in a performance for friends and family, they work towards this all week. The four day programs are really great for building a student's confidence and creativity in drama.
Monday PERFORMANCE BOOTCAMP: This one-day program is all about honing your musical theatre skills as you learn all about how to put a performance together that includes dancing, singing and acting. This program is highly recommended for lovers of musicals!!! Want to book or read more? CLICK HERE
Tuesday-Friday THE GHOST RANGERS: Our last four-day program is all about protecting the city from pesky ghost intruders!! This holiday program will give students a "spooky" look at how to bring a performance together and how to create interesting and spine tingling, ready for those Oscar Nominations!! Students will get a chance to create wonderful characters and how to use their skills to make those characters come to life!! Want to know more or book today? CLICK HERE
Over these school holidays....
Don't forget to practice, practice, practice!!! If you got a script this term them make sure you put some time in to learn your lines and lock your movements into your memory!!! An email will be sent shortly with all the information you need to download your scripts from our website :)
That's all from us before the holidays!! We hope you have a fantastic holidays and hopefully we'll see you over the two weeks!!!
This is Evelyn, Exiting Stage Left!
At TYC we have the means to allow students to go wild with their creativity! Everything your child could dream up we can accommodate and make happen!! We love fostering the creativity of young minds and giving them the outlets to achieve their dreams!! If you would like your child to harness their imagination for good then REGISTER FOR OUR SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMS! This holidays we have a fantastic range of one day and four day programs to suit any child's creativity!! Every child gets the chance to design their character and perform on our stage, honing their acting skills with our qualified theatre practitioners!! For more information about the holiday programs and to find out which would your child would LOVE, CLICK HERE
Want to know what TYC's secrets are when it comes to inspiring young minds? Read on.....
At TYC we have many, many, many different set pieces!! Most of these set pieces have been created specifically for a TYC show!!
Our TYC Theatre was designed to be a "Black Box Theatre" which means that everything is black including the walls, our tech box and our stage boxes. At TYC we have 17 black boxes that we use in many different ways. We use our black boxes for making a set sturdier, as tables, as seats and as independent set pieces. Each box was hand made at TYC and, by my calculations, have been painted and repainted black over 100 times for shows!! BUT the black boxes weren't always black, for one of our holiday programs we painted them up to look like lego bricks and for another we wrapped them up in brown butcher's paper!! Our black boxes have also been used as chalkboards in Animal Farm and decorated in tinsel, feathers, crepe paper and tulle to look like wonderland for Alice of Hearts.
FUN TYC FACT: There are over 200 hand prints of past and present participants on our walls!!!
Every year we are lucky enough to perform to the new grade sevens in high schools across Cairns with our production of "Wishfly". Wishfly uses a fairly simple set but that's not to say that it isn't intricate!! The ladder (or Wishing Tree) was made by the fabulous Hayley Gillespie who created this beautiful work of art!! The tree has leaves made of sheet music and book pages and even has a little clockwork bird perched on its branch! This tree is Tom's home base, and where you will see him for the majority of the show, I guess that makes him a bird too!! This beautiful tree sits in the foyer, silently guarding all of our students!
You may remember that earlier this year our performance of "The Grumpiest Boy in the World". Well in that performance we commissioned Hayley Gillespie to make us a huge fridge that could be used to change the background of our scene. Well, Hayley spent a few days talking to us and looking at some reference photos before creating the masterpiece known as "The Fridge". Hayley did an amazing job piecing it all together and making it look just like a fridge!! It took a few weeks to fill in the pictures for the background, most of them being done by our fabulous director Leigh and her two sons!! Once they were all created it was all about using the cranks (and our incredible acting skill) to change the background each time we changed scene!! The fridge currently sits at the costume room doors, welcoming people into our hat hallway!!
FUN TYC FACT: The pictures that are all over the foyer walls are performance photos from our 2012 ShortCuts festival! It took a whole week to put all the photos up and many helpers! There are over 300 photos up there!!!
Our Roving Troupe use the TYC Toy Box as a part of their act, all about what they want to be when they grow up. Princesses, Policemen, Firemen, Pirates and Ballerinas all pop out of the toy box to play with all the children!! Hayley also had a big hand in creating this masterpiece and it is perfectly vibrant to match the vibrant costumes of the rovers!! This set piece can be found in the foyer and stores all of our Roving Troupe costumes!!!
Here at TYC we have a TONNE of costumes that meet any student's creative character image!!! To the left is only a SMALL sample of our pink costumes, as you can imagine, there were too many to just pile on top of Catherine, we'd lose her forever!!
We love playing dress up here at TYC and if we don't have a costume, we'll make it!! There are over 100 costumes in the TYC costume vault, and many more spread all over the place!!! Each costume is sorted into colour and every time it is used it is inspected carefully to make sure there is no damage before it hits the stage!!! We treasure everyone of our costumes and are lucky enough to have most of them donated to us by students and families!!!
That's all the secrets we can reveal this week..... If you want even more insider secrets then don't forget to REGISTER FOR OUR SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMS! They are not to be missed :)
A friendly reminder that next week will be the last week of classes, make sure you start learning your lines to REALLY impress your teacher!!!
We hope you have a great week!!!!
This is Evelyn, Exiting Stage Left!!