Bottle Tree Productions offers drama classes in Kingston's West end at the Kingston Christian School on Saturdays.
Starting Saturday September 18th, Bottle Tree Productions which has been serving kids in the downtown core now offers drama classes to the children in the west end. Charles Robertson and Anne Marie Mortensen began Bottle Tree Productions 5 years ago along with Toronto actor Mackenzie Gruer. Robertson and Mortensen also run the Wellington Street Theatre in downtown Kingston. In t6he last few Years Bottle Tree Productions has produced such shows as musicals like CATS, Sweeney Todd, The Pirates of Penzance and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This year they are producing the World War Two Epic; 'Til The Boys Come Home' and a musical fairy tale version of 'Sleeping Beauty'. "Our philosophy is to give the kids as much support as possible" Says Co-founder Mortensen. "We believe that helping a child realize his or her full potential is a very exciting process.The website www.bottletreeinc.com provides many free acting tips and audition pieces for young actors looking to get work in this highly competitive field."
There will be classes for children aged 6 and up.
Stage Right 6 - 10 year olds Saturdays 9:30am - 10:30am $130 plus hst
Stage Right 11 & 12 year olds Saturdays 10:30am - noon $195 plus hst
Stage Right Teens Saturdays noon - 2pm $260 plus hst
Bottle Tree Productions works mainly with young people with the goal of putting them onstage.
Mortensen went on to say that "Young people that exhibit talent, hard work, and team work will do very well in the performing arts. Instructors work to develop the child's potential and self-confidence. Instruction is tailored to the individual's needs and abilities. From the least experienced to the most experienced, we can help your child achieve their goals. From entry-level theatre games up to the sophisticated skills required for professional acting, Bottle Tree Productions is the place to be."
For further information contact Bottle Tree Productions at 613-384-8433 and ask for Anne Marie or check out the website www.bottletreeinc.com.