Fifteen talented local actors (aged 10 to 17) are bringing the Bard to life with a rollicking romp through the life, times and works of William Shakespeare in Driftwood Theatre School’s (DTS) upcoming All the World’s a Stage.

“Our young actors have accomplished the impossible,” raves instructor/director Ingrid Bilton. “They have not only mastered a new language, they have learned to speak ‘trippingly on the tongue’ – a lost art, to be sure. I am so impressed by the courage and tenacity of our students in tackling these iconic roles from Shakespeare’s greatest plays. I am truly amazed at the outstanding quality of their work.”

The sumptuous sets (built Doug Ives and painted by Mudito and Bodhi Drope), along with costumes from Carol Thompson and the Driftwood Players’ Costume Shoppe, make this production a feast for the eyes.

But stage manager Sandi McGinnis notes it is the young actors who really make the production sparkle. “We thought we hit the pinnacle with last years Alice in Wonderland, but our current production of All the World’s a Stage has raised the bar for theatrical and ensemble work.”

The general public are invited to the two public performances Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets ($15 adult and $8 youth) are available at the Blackberry Shop, Laedeli, giggle ’n bloom, and at the door. For info go to www.driftwoodplayers.ca/dts.htm.

DTS will take All the World’s a Stage on the road in May, offering free performances at schools across the Sunshine Coast. The tour is made possible with the financial support of the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation and the Sunshine Coast Regional District, who are helping to bring the magic of live theatre to local youth.

– Submitted by JoAnne Bennison

- See more at: http://www.coastreporter.net/entertainment/arts-entertainment/nothing-stuffy-about-this-shakespeare-1.2231778#sthash.fLMCcidz.dpuf
Fifteen talented local actors (aged 10 to 17) are bringing the Bard to life with a rollicking romp through the life, times and works of William Shakespeare in Driftwood Theatre School’s (DTS) upcoming All the World’s a Stage.

“Our young actors have accomplished the impossible,” raves instructor/director Ingrid Bilton. “They have not only mastered a new language, they have learned to speak ‘trippingly on the tongue’ – a lost art, to be sure. I am so impressed by the courage and tenacity of our students in tackling these iconic roles from Shakespeare’s greatest plays. I am truly amazed at the outstanding quality of their work.”

The sumptuous sets (built Doug Ives and painted by Mudito and Bodhi Drope), along with costumes from Carol Thompson and the Driftwood Players’ Costume Shoppe, make this production a feast for the eyes.

But stage manager Sandi McGinnis notes it is the young actors who really make the production sparkle. “We thought we hit the pinnacle with last years Alice in Wonderland, but our current production of All the World’s a Stage has raised the bar for theatrical and ensemble work.”

The general public are invited to the two public performances Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets ($15 adult and $8 youth) are available at the Blackberry Shop, Laedeli, giggle ’n bloom, and at the door. For info go to www.driftwoodplayers.ca/dts.htm.

DTS will take All the World’s a Stage on the road in May, offering free performances at schools across the Sunshine Coast. The tour is made possible with the financial support of the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation and the Sunshine Coast Regional District, who are helping to bring the magic of live theatre to local youth.

– Submitted by JoAnne Bennison

- See more at: http://www.coastreporter.net/entertainment/arts-entertainment/nothing-stuffy-about-this-shakespeare-1.2231778#sthash.fLMCcidz.dpuf
Fifteen talented local actors (aged 10 to 17) are bringing the Bard to life with a rollicking romp through the life, times and works of William Shakespeare in Driftwood Theatre School’s (DTS) upcoming All the World’s a Stage.

“Our young actors have accomplished the impossible,” raves instructor/director Ingrid Bilton. “They have not only mastered a new language, they have learned to speak ‘trippingly on the tongue’ – a lost art, to be sure. I am so impressed by the courage and tenacity of our students in tackling these iconic roles from Shakespeare’s greatest plays. I am truly amazed at the outstanding quality of their work.”

The sumptuous sets (built Doug Ives and painted by Mudito and Bodhi Drope), along with costumes from Carol Thompson and the Driftwood Players’ Costume Shoppe, make this production a feast for the eyes.

But stage manager Sandi McGinnis notes it is the young actors who really make the production sparkle. “We thought we hit the pinnacle with last years Alice in Wonderland, but our current production of All the World’s a Stage has raised the bar for theatrical and ensemble work.”

The general public are invited to the two public performances Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets ($15 adult and $8 youth) are available at the Blackberry Shop, Laedeli, giggle ’n bloom, and at the door. For info go to www.driftwoodplayers.ca/dts.htm.

DTS will take All the World’s a Stage on the road in May, offering free performances at schools across the Sunshine Coast. The tour is made possible with the financial support of the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation and the Sunshine Coast Regional District, who are helping to bring the magic of live theatre to local youth.

– Submitted by JoAnne Bennison

- See more at: http://www.coastreporter.net/entertainment/arts-entertainment/nothing-stuffy-about-this-shakespeare-1.2231778#sthash.fLMCcidz.dpuf
Fifteen talented local actors (aged 10 to 17) are bringing the Bard to life with a rollicking romp through the life, times and works of William Shakespeare in Driftwood Theatre School’s (DTS) upcoming All the World’s a Stage.

“Our young actors have accomplished the impossible,” raves instructor/director Ingrid Bilton. “They have not only mastered a new language, they have learned to speak ‘trippingly on the tongue’ – a lost art, to be sure. I am so impressed by the courage and tenacity of our students in tackling these iconic roles from Shakespeare’s greatest plays. I am truly amazed at the outstanding quality of their work.”

The sumptuous sets (built Doug Ives and painted by Mudito and Bodhi Drope), along with costumes from Carol Thompson and the Driftwood Players’ Costume Shoppe, make this production a feast for the eyes.

But stage manager Sandi McGinnis notes it is the young actors who really make the production sparkle. “We thought we hit the pinnacle with last years Alice in Wonderland, but our current production of All the World’s a Stage has raised the bar for theatrical and ensemble work.”

The general public are invited to the two public performances Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets ($15 adult and $8 youth) are available at the Blackberry Shop, Laedeli, giggle ’n bloom, and at the door. For info go to www.driftwoodplayers.ca/dts.htm.

DTS will take All the World’s a Stage on the road in May, offering free performances at schools across the Sunshine Coast. The tour is made possible with the financial support of the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation and the Sunshine Coast Regional District, who are helping to bring the magic of live theatre to local youth.

– Submitted by JoAnne Bennison

- See more at: http://www.coastreporter.net/entertainment/arts-entertainment/nothing-stuffy-about-this-shakespeare-1.2231778#sthash.fLMCcidz.dpuf

Click here to purchase tickets to The Glass Slipper.

On stage and behind the scenes at another great rehearsal. Thirty young actors (8 to 18 yrs) shine in the Cinderella classic "The Glass Slipper". Shows run April 28 - 30 & May 5 - 7 at Heritage Playhouse Gibsons. Tickets online at www.share-there.com and at Sechelt Visitor Centre, Laedeli, The Blackberry Shop and giggle 'n bloom.

A magical musical Cinderella!

Behind the scenes with 30 talented young actors (8 - 18 years) as they put the finishing touches on The Glass Slipper. Performances run April 28 - 30 and May 5 - 7 at Heritage Playhouse Gibsons. Tickets are available online at www.share-there.com and at Laedeli, Blackberry Shop, giggle 'n bloom and the Sechelt Visitor Centre.

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Driftwood brings another classic to the stage
Click here to see Coastal Reporter Article.

 

After five months of rehearsals, over 30 talented young actors are putting the finishing touches on another Driftwood Theatre School extravaganza. The Glass Slipper is a magical, musical re-telling of the Cinderella fairy tale performed by an all-youth cast of local thespians ages 6 to 18.

The lavish production, with its sumptuous costumes, sets and original choreography, is the School's most ambitious project yet. Director Ingrid Bilton describes it as a labour of love ... that almost didn't happen. "After stumbling across an excerpt from the play last year, we immediately fell in love with the bright sassy dialogue, the outlandish characters, and the charming poetry. And so began the search for the illusive 1944 stage play by Eleanor Farjeon.”

Driftwood Theatre School scoured the globe. Emails and phone calls to the U.S., England and even New Zealand eventually located a single copy along with an enchanting musical score. The play went into production in December.

"Anyone who enjoyed our Alice in Wonderland in 2015 is going to LOVE The Glass Slipper," Bilton noted.

Performances run April 28 - 30 and May 5 - 7 at Heritage Playhouse Gibsons. Tickets are available online at www.share-there.com and at Laedeli, Blackberry Shop, giggle 'n bloom and the Sechelt Visitor Centre. For a behind-the-scenes peak at the production and rehearsals, check out Driftwood Theatre School on Facebook.

Click here to purchase tickets to The Glass Slipper.

 

 

 

 

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Stepmother & Stepsisters

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Rosey & Zed

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Zed & Rosey

CLICK HERE FOR CINDERELLA WALTZ AUDITION SCENE #8

Troll, Rosey, Prince, Mrs. Snow

 

 

Another great review for "All the World's a Stage"!

http://www.coastreporter.net/entertainment/arts-entertainment/all-the-men-and-women-merely-players-1.2248006

 

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Our troupe of young actors (aged 10 to 17) are breathing new life into Shakespeare's greatest works in the upcoming "All the World's a Stage". Fifteen talented young thespians take the audience on a rollicking romp through the life, times and works of William Shakespeare with iconic scenes from Hamlet, Macbeth and Julius Caesar, interwoven with a rousing sword fight, some classic cross-dressing, and a dash of murder and mayhem.

"All the World's a Stage" has two public public performances Saturday April 30 at 2 PM and 7 PM. Tickets $15 (Adult) and $8 (Youth) are available online at share-there.com, the Sechelt Info Centre, Blackberry Shop, Laedeli, giggle 'n bloom, and at the door.

 

Actors from ages 10 to 17 take part in Driftwood Theatre School’s All the World’s a Stage

Fifteen talented local actors (aged 10 to 17) are bringing the Bard to life with a rollicking romp through the life, times and works of William Shakespeare in Driftwood Theatre School’s (DTS) upcoming All the World’s a Stage.

“Our young actors have accomplished the impossible,” raves instructor/director Ingrid Bilton. “They have not only mastered a new language, they have learned to speak ‘trippingly on the tongue’ – a lost art, to be sure. I am so impressed by the courage and tenacity of our students in tackling these iconic roles from Shakespeare’s greatest plays. I am truly amazed at the outstanding quality of their work.”

The sumptuous sets (built Doug Ives and painted by Mudito and Bodhi Drope), along with costumes from Carol Thompson and the Driftwood Players’ Costume Shoppe, make this production a feast for the eyes.

But stage manager Sandi McGinnis notes it is the young actors who really make the production sparkle. “We thought we hit the pinnacle with last years Alice in Wonderland, but our current production of All the World’s a Stage has raised the bar for theatrical and ensemble work.”

The general public are invited to the two public performances Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets ($15 adult and $8 youth) are available at the Blackberry Shop, Laedeli, giggle ’n bloom, and at the door. For info go to www.driftwoodplayers.ca/dts.htm.

DTS will take All the World’s a Stage on the road in May, offering free performances at schools across the Sunshine Coast. The tour is made possible with the financial support of the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation and the Sunshine Coast Regional District, who are helping to bring the magic of live theatre to local youth.

– Submitted by JoAnne Bennison

 

Click to buy tickets for the 2 pm show.

Click to buy tickets for the 7 pm show.

Click for: 2015 Driftwood Theatre School Registration Form

Varya Rubin joins Driftwood Theatre School

Varya Rubin is a Jessie award winning actor, singer and multi-instrumentalist with extensive experience in theatre, tv and radio. An award winning singing teacher, Varya's rich educational palate also includes many years of teaching acting, public speaking, piano and violin. She enjoys working with performers of all ages and abilities. Varya holds an honours BA in theatre from York University and a certificate in film arts from Langara College/Studio 58.


Varya's classes this fall include:

FUNdamentals: Drama for 6 - 9 year olds (starts Sept. 15/15)
Tuesdays 4 - 5:30 PM at St. Bart's Hall Gibsons

Children love to immerse themselves in imaginative play. This course will harness that natural ability while creating a strong foundation in the fundamentals of acting. Classes will incorporate storytelling, movement, improvisation, sonic exploration and simple script work. All children are welcome.


Acting & Scene Study for Teens (starts October 2015)

Working with texts from Shakespeare to Dr. Seuss, this course will be based on physical exploration with a strong emphasis on vocal technique. Experienced actors will refine their skills and receive individualized coaching on scenes and monologues. Novice actors will begin their acting explorations in a safe and supportive environment.


Family Fun: A Drama Class for Kids & Parents (starts October 2015)

Tuesdays 2 - 3:30 PM, St. Bart's Hall, Gibsons

 

 

Alice in Wonderland
May 2015 Heritage Playhouse Gibsons

Alice in Wonderland's 25 talented young thespians (aged 6 to 16) take their bows after playing to packed houses and rave reviews at Heritage Playhouse May 2015.

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"Alice in Wonderland" May 8 - 10
Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons

Tickets available at:
Giggle 'n Bloom, The Blackberry Shop, and Laedeli Gifts, the Sechelt Visitor Centre
and online: Click here to purchase online tickets.

"Driftwood Theatre School is a Coast Treasure" reports the LOCAL. Read Here

"Alice is fresh and funny!" says Coast Reporter. Click here for the full story.

Click here to read the article in The Coast Reporter:
"Theatre School Celebrates Five Years" -- Alice in Wonderland

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Click for: 2014 Driftwood Theatre School Registration Form

 

 

 

 

 


 

    

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