Art Project Grant
ACHF Arts Access
To produce and present a high quality arts activity based on past programming. To secure translators from the Hispanic and Lao communities to aide in promoting the production. To provide acting, singing, and dancing workshop opportunities to youth and adults of all diverse ethnic backgrounds and cultural arts throughout the area. To provide an educational and age appropriate musical theater experience for youth and adults.The high quality of the project will be measured according to the number of people that attend each of the four performances and how many of those patrons have attended the past two summer community theater musicals. The acting, singing, and dancing will be evaluated by the number of people from all types of ethnic backgrounds that audition and the number of those people that perform. The satisfaction of the musical theater experience will be measured by cast, crew, and audience evaluations/surveys at the end of the project.
The production team of the Director, Vocal Director, Choreographer and Project Director were definite strengths in Shrek the Musical. It took a great deal of coordination from all of the production areas including the production team, costume coordinators, set designers, and promotion people to pull off a musical of this magnitude. Having connections with other theaters, equipment handlers, lighting and sound people, saved a great deal of leg work and time spent looking for props, etc. Involving the Hispanic and Lao communities was a definite strength. Printing audition flyers in two languages and inserting them in community performances was also beneficial to Friends of the Auditorium in that more people were made aware of Friends of the Auditorium and the musical; a promotion that might not have happened without the inserts.
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