This is Soo Youth Theatre’s fifth year of producing junior musicals. We started in 2014 with Annie Jr., 2015 with Beauty and the Beast Jr., 2016 with Little Mermaid Jr., and last year with Lion King Jr. Each year brings such amazingly talented young people that get to gain new theater resources. Each winter, auditions are held, roles are cast and a rigorous rehearsal schedule is set in place. Under the direction of Karen Beacom, the Soo Youth Theatre transforms our historic stage into a Disney showcase! It’s amazing to see what happens in a matter of a number of short weeks! Mark your calendars now to save the date.
The Disney classic, Aladdin Jr., is coming to the historic Soo Theatre Project, April 11-14th.
Disney’s Aladdin Jr. is based on the 1992 Academy-Award®-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show about the “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within. Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes appears. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character. This Junior adaptation has expanded characters, new songs, and more thrills! Opening “a whole new world” for every family.
This junior production will feature Eastern Upper Peninsula community members ranging in ages 8-18 and also utilize many parent and community volunteers.
Lessons and Group Classes at the Soo Theatre Project
Lessons are in full swing at the Soo Theatre! If you or a family member are interested in private lessons we are accepting new students. We offer private lessons in piano, violin, viola, cello, harp, voice, and more! If you are a string player and miss playing privately or in a group, we offer a wide array of options for all ages!
Beginning Violin for 2nd-4th Graders
If you have a student in 2nd through 4th grades who is interested in learning to play the violin, please call the office to sign up for our beginning violin class! Thanks to grants from CCCF & YAC and the Roberts P and Ella B Hudson Foundation, the Soo Theatre has a limited number of violins to loan to students to try this introductory class. Call or email the office to sign up or to find out more information.
Art for Elementary Students
Art for Elementary Students is being taught at Lincoln Elementary on Wednesdays after school and Washington Elementary on Fridays after school. The class started this past week and runs for 4 sessions, but if you missed the registration, you can still register by calling or emailing the office. This class will include some of the following topics: silhouettes, creature design, figure drawing, maze/labyrinth, Valentine-themed art, and more! Taught by new art teacher, Heather Laurence.
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