SEPTEMBER STUDIO NEWSLETTER
Published September 24, 2019
Welcome to your September Newsletter for Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People’s Performing Arts Studio. Thank you for being a part of our studio programming this term! If you are new to Kaleidoscope, Welcome, and if you are a returning family, Welcome back!
Classes have just begun, and we are so excited to have all our students singing, dancing and acting up a storm for the first time in our new studios at University Heights.
We look forward to seeing what all of our students tackle this term, and we hope you will join us at our many productions and events throughout the season.
Our monthly newsletters contain news about upcoming events, studio reminders, volunteer opportunities, important dates, and more.
Dress Code Reminder
A reminder that Kaleidoscope has a dress code that applies to all students taking classes. All students are required to wear “Industry Standard Black” to class every week. Black shirts and black pants.
When you wear all black to a theatre class it unites everyone in the group. It helps to depersonalize individuals, takes away the need to compete about what you wear, and helps to create a group bond. Wearing black gives you a “neutral blank slate” to build a character from. Plus its comfy.
Shoes do not need to be all black, but please come to class in clean closed toed shoes. As a working theatre company, there are often set pieces and furniture around, and we don’t want you to run into one of them and stub your toes. Ouch.
Contacting Your Instructor
Pro-D Day Camps
SAVE THE DATE – Our Winter Showcase for Group Classes and Voice Classes will take place on Sunday, December 15, 2019. All Group Classes perform on this day. A schedule for Group Classes will be released by November 1, 2019.
Inclement Weather Notice
In the case of severe weather conditions, Kaleidoscope’s offices and studios may be closed, If the studios are closed, an email will go out to all the affected students and messages will be posted on Kaleidoscope’s Facebook, Twitter, and Voice Mail. In General – If schools in the Victoria School District (#61) are closed, Kaleidoscope will be closed too.
Registration for classes beginning January 2020 opens on October 1, 2019 at 9:00am. Don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of our Winter / Spring programs.
*Please note that space is only held for students who have registered for a full year of programs. All remaining spots are made available on October 1.
On Stage: Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery
Join us for our first production of the season and a world premiere! Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery will be at the McPherson Playhouse November 2nd and 3rd.
Katarina, a young gifted violinist is sent to study music at the Pieta orphanage in Venice with the great composer Antonio Vivaldi. It’s Carnival time, magic is in the air and mystery unfolds as Katarina enlists Giovanni, the gondolier, to help in her search to discover her past. (Based on the award-winning Classical Kids audio story).
Tickets for this exciting production are now on sale and can be purchased online at kaleidoscope.bc.ca or through the McPherson Box Office at 250-386-6121.
- October 1 – January Registration Opens
- October 4 – Clothing Order Deadline
- October 31 – London Spring Break Trip 2020 Registration Deadline
- November 2-3 – Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery at the McPherson Playhouse
- November 22-24 – Out of Hand Modern Market at the Crystal Gardens
- November 25-30 – Bring a Friend Week
- December 15 – Winter Showcase
- December 20 – Kaleidoscope Family Holiday Party
- December 28-29 – Charlotte’s Web at the McPherson Playhouse
PLAYS & EVENTS
We acknowledge with respect the Lekwungen peoples on whose traditional territory Kaleidoscope works and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.