The Paramount and Compass Creative Dramatics Present: Beauty and the Beast
Live Events | 06/16/2018 | 11:00AM and 2:00PM
LOCAL YOUTH TAKE TO THE STAGE ALONGSIDE TWO PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS IN THIS FULL-SCALE MUSICAL PRODUCTION.
As their beloved books disappear off the shelves, Beauty and her team of local librarians embark on a quest to rescue them from the city sewers. There, they find the Beast and his henchmen searching desperately to cure the curse that has transformed them all into animals. Amidst dancing pigeons, ticklish books, and enchanted blue roses, Beauty and the Beast learn that it’s only by working together that they can save the day.
Compass Creative Dramatics (CCD) is a Chicago based touring company that partners with community organizations to offer creative, engaging theater programming designed to provide arts enrichment and cultivate personal growth and character. CLICK HERE to learn more about the Summer Theater Residency.
CCD’s one week residency provides an opportunity for students in grades 1-12 to work alongside two professional artists in mounting a full musical production on The Paramount’s stage! The residency begins with an audition, followed by a week of rehearsals and theater workshops, and culminates with an original 60-minute musical adaptation of a classic children’s story. CCD provides all the elements of the production – professionally designed and produced music, costumes, props, sets, and make-up – all to make this an unforgettable experience for everyone! The residency is designed to purposefully and intrinsically instill skills of character such as trustworthiness, respect, and responsibility while participants stretch their muscles of creativity and bravery through the art of theater. No acting experience necessary – just come ready to be silly and have fun! Two stage managers are also cast to help with rehearsals and take on important back stage responsibilities.
CCD encourages students to take creative risks and trust without self-judgment, stretching their creativity and bravery “muscles” as they develop social skills like teamwork, respect, and empathy through their exploration of theatre.
For more information about Compass Creative Dramatics, go to: www.ccdramatics.com