Please note that we are also offering this production for the holidays Dec. 5 - 14, 2013. This is our second year featurying this musical. Please refer to 'Sound of Music Kingston Ontario 2013' post for new information, or better yet, visit our website (bottletreeinc.com)!
Bottle Tree Productions presents The
Sound of Music this year at St Andrews Presbyterian Church in
downtown Kingston at 130 Clergy Street East. Dates are Thursday, Friday and Saturday December 13-15 and the following Thursday, Friday and Saturday December 20-22
This family favourite stars among
others: Robert Bruce, Mary Deacon, Theresa Witjes, Hannah Smith, Sara
Sturgeon, Alex Whitehead, Justin Robertson, Savannah Kimmerer, Maureen
Barnes, Julia Moore, Khira Whiting, Cindy Chapelle, Gillian Foster and many
more, singing songs like “Climb Ev'ry Mountain.” My Favourite
Things.” “Sixteen going on Seventeen.” “The Sound of Music”
Robert Bruce makes his stage debut as
Captain Von Trapp and Queens University students Hannah Smith and
Sara Sturgeon will split the role of Maria.
Directed by Charles Robertson. Produced by Anne Marie Mortensen.
The production takes place in the
beautiful confines of St Andrews Presbyterian Church where the songs
and the music will be a treat for the ear because of the great acoustics.
Because several scenes take place in a church, this will be a great
setting for the musical.
Because the musical takes place in
downtown Kingston, there will be a fabulous opportunity to have
dinner before the show or drinks after ward if you have left the kids
at home. Take in some shopping before hand and then a show.
Bottle Tree Productions has a rich
tradition of theatre and theatrical education including musical
theatre classes. in Kingston.
Why not try our acting classes. Acting Classes are a great way to develop self-esteem, social skills, reading skills, comprehension skills, vocal skills, movement skills, creative skills, and the imagination.
Our acting classes can also open the door to a career in the performing arts. According to ACTRA, the Canadian professional actor's union in Canada, there are approximately 22,000 professional actors in tv, film and commercials in Canada. According to SAG-AFTRA, the American professional actor's union in the United States, there are approximately 120,000-130,000 such professional actors. These figures do not include professional actors exclusively doing theatre. Through Bottle tree Productions, learn the nuts and bolts of a career in the performing arts.
Bottle Tree Productions starts its fall
session of Stage Right acting classes Saturday September 14th .at St Andrews Presbyterian Church at the corner of Princess and
Clergy Streets in Kingston's down town.
Stage Right JR (6 - 10) years $159.90 ($141.50 + HST) Stage Right INT (11 & 12) years $245.78 ($217.50 + HST) Stage Right SR (TEENS) $245.78 ($217.50 + HST)
On Wednesdays we have Stage Right
Acting Classes from 7 pm until 8:30 pm. These classes cost
217.50 dollars plus hst.
We have a large room for classes. Our teachers have a lot of experience and connections to various amateur
and professional theatre companies.
Our acting class program has been
developed over years of experience. We believe in developing the
fundamentals for technique and self-confidence.
We believe each child and adult has an incredible
amount of potential. Our goal is to unleash that potential that is inside everyone. But potential is not identically distributed, so we do not
believe in the cookie-cutter approach. We believe in suiting our teaching approach to the needs of the individual within the context of the class as a whole.
We use theatre games to develop the
imagination and the ability to be in the moment and to build
self-esteem. We do scenes to develop technique. Warning-This is not
the public education system. We do not have lessons and marks. Lessons and marks not an optimum way to learn how to succeed in any art form. While the public education system
considers success moving on to the next grade, we consider success the
development of the person. We know what works and what doesn't. We work with young and old to get them
ready for the stage. We are not concerned with the passing fads of
theatre learning. We are only concerned with making our students
ready for performing under the lights.
Several of our students, young and old, have recently appeared in productions of The Sound of Music, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Fiddler on the Roof, various Domino Theatre productions, Blue Canoe and many more. Some of our more successful students have worked professionally, in film, television and theatre.
We believe that theatre is a team
sport, that in order to succeed in theatre a student has to learn
that the team is important, that strength comes from numbers, that
wanting attention, or being concerned only about your own needs, does not
work in professional theatre, film or television. No one will work
with someone who rubs everyone else the wrong way. No one in show business wants to
work with a diva.
The performing arts is a collaborative art form. Everyone has to pull together in the same direction. There are so many people that contribute to the success of a show.
Directors, writers, choreographers, costumers, set designers, stage
management, sound and lighting people, marketing people and
performers are some of the people that contribute to the success of a show. Theatre is a community. We work hard to make sure that
our students are ready to become a valuable part of that community.
For more information about our fall
acting classes or to register please go to Acting Classes
To purchase an acting class and be automatically registered through Paypal - See below
Soprano Andromahi(Mahi) Raptis headlines the Galalujah! Fundraiser at
St Andrews Presbyterian Church Saturday September 15th. Originally from Kingston, Mahi has been studying music in Toronto.
Anne Marie Mortensen and Charles Robertson first saw Mahi in Urinetown at KCVI and she was captivating. The following year they had the pleasure of working with
her in Bottle Tree Productions' The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and
is beginning her final year of a Bachelor of Music in Voice
Performance at the University of Toronto, under the tutelage of
Professor Lorna MacDonald. This summer Andromahi attended the world
renowned Franz-Schubert-Institut in Vienna, Austria for an intensive
five weeks devoted to German Lieder. In 2011 she was a National
Finalist at the Canadian Music Competition and won the Provincial
Finals of the Kiwanis Music Festival. In August of 2011, she sang the
role of Ilia in Summer Opera Lyric Theatre’s production of
Idomeneo. For Opera Atelier, Andromahi has sung in the chorus of both
Don Giovanni and La clemenza di Tito, which starred Measha
Brueggergosman. Andromahi’s choral experience began with the
Cantabile Choirs of Kingston in 2001, and since has taken her to the
stage of Roy Thompson Hall with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra under
the baton of Helmuth Rilling. For more on Mahi see Greg Burliuk's article in The Whig Standard
is a fundraiser for Bottle Tree Productions' The Sound of Music and the St
Andrews Music Fund.
evening kicks off at7:00
Hors d'Oeuvres & cash bar (mocktails and soft drinks)