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Handmade Theatre: E.T. The Extraterrestrial (ages 7 - 12)


Sundays from 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Starts on Sept 22nd until the final performance on Nov 17, 2019

Join us for an exciting new theatre workshop at Kalabash! Students will create on stage and behind the scenes for their own theatre production. Working together with our talented artist teachers, students will get into character on stage as well as design and create their own sets and costumes! Spaces are limited so sign up today! 

COST: $360

WORKSHOP DATES:

Sundays 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Sept 22nd, 29th

Oct 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

Nov 3rd, 17th

SHOWTIME: Nov 17th, 2019

(no workshop on Nov 10th)

ABOUT THE SHOW:

We are thrilled to announce our next handmade musical theatre production of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, adapted for the stage and inspired by the iconic 1982 film by Stephen Spielberg. Both a classic movie for kids and a remarkable portrait of childhood, E.T. is a sci-fi adventure that captures that strange moment in youth when the world is a place of mysterious possibilities (some wonderful, some awful), and the universe seems somehow separate from the one inhabited by grown-ups. Henry Thomas plays Elliott, a young boy living with his single mother, his older brother Michael and his younger sister Gertie. Elliott often seems lonely and out of sorts, lost in his own world. One day, while looking for something in the back yard, he senses something mysterious in the woods watching him. And he's right: an alien spacecraft on a scientific mission mistakenly left behind an aging botanist who isn't sure how to get home. Eventually Elliott puts his fears aside and makes contact with the "little squashy guy," perhaps the least threatening alien invader ever to hit a movie screen. As Elliott tries to keep the alien under wraps and help him figure out a way to get home, he discovers that the creature can communicate with him telepathically. Soon they begin to learn from each other, and Elliott becomes braver and less threatened by life. E.T. rigs up a communication device from junk he finds around the house, but no one knows if he'll be rescued before a group of government scientists gets hold of him.

We've decided to put our own special spin on this iconic film and adapt if to the stage specifically for our young artists. This will be a science fiction adventure like no other! We encourage you to come along for the ride and enroll early for this 8 week workshop production on Sundays from 12:30 - 3:30pm. Spaces are limited to 16 students ages 7 - 12 and enrollment is now open!

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