Sunday, June 12, 2011

Review: Cara Watson, Thomas Keyes, Sarah Kate Roblow, Trey Jones in Academy of Children's Theater production of Fame; performances June 17 - 18 at MLP

Cara Watson, Shreveport  by trudeau
Cara Watson, Shreveport , a photo by trudeau on Flickr.

Cara Watson, Thomas Keys, Sarah Kate Roblow & Trey Jones are among those who made Fame, by Academy of Children's Theater, a fine show on Sat night. Performances are at Marjorie Lyons Playhouse.

Daniel Ley's 8-piece band was another electric element.

The cast, with talented players such as Brett Stephenson, Kate Lange and Kolby Ledbetter, is deeply talented in dance and voice. Cues, voices and ensemble pieces hit on time and with power.

ACT's hard-working teens offer a blast of in-your-face entertainment with this production of Fame.

Cynthia Whitaker & Lauren Ross have again taken a large cast of young players and gotten capable performances from all. Light design is by Josh Johnson, set design by Paul Stephenson, sound design by Adam Boyd.

If there was an area for continued growth in the performance Sat night it would be in the headset mics - Was Thomas Keyes blasting his mic with over-the-top vocalizing? And in articulation.

See snaps from Sat in a slideshow!

Performances for this recommended show continue Fri-Sat, June 17-18, at 7 pm. There is an additional show Sat afternoon at 2 pm.

318.869.5242 to reserve tickets; $20 for Adults and $15 for Students, Seniors, and Military.

Thomas Keyes and Sarah Kate Roblow will have an on-air chat on KSCL, 91.3 fm, on Mon at 5 pm, on Time for A Better Shreveport. Stream the interview at KSCL.FM.

And . . .

The ACT annual fundraiser, Acting Up V Summer Showcase, will be at Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, Tuesday, June 14, at 7:00 p.m. The production will feature vocal selections, dance, and acting from some of the most popular shows on Broadway by our area's most talented young performers, says Lauren Ross. Tickets at the door: $10.00 and $5.00.

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