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Stapleton Ballet Nutcracker

Nutcracker

A Christmas Carol - Auditions

Stapleton Theatre Company


4 days ago

Stapleton School of Performing Arts

ADVANCED COMPANY CASTING ANNOUNCED! ... See moreSee less

ADVANCED COMPANY CASTING ANNOUNCED!Image attachment

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LOWER LEVELS & JUNIOR COMPANY 2, 3, 4, 5 CASTING ANNOUNCED! ... See moreSee less

What a wealth of talent! Four hours of auditioning to cast these roles! Congratulations to our Claras: Sophia Pillitteri and Samantha Parr, with Cally Hafner as Understudy

Congratulations to our Sugar Plum Fairies (triple-cast): Cassidy Bruner, Alabama Jepson, Kaitlin McGrath

Congratulations to our Rose Queens (triple-cast): Kathleen Gao, Katherine Gutierrez, Emily Sweet
Snow Trios to be announced next week.
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Are we short party scene parents yet?? Kaiya Holtzman

History of the Stapleton Nutcracker: Virginia Stapleton created her first Nutcracker way back in 1989, when she first opened her school. Virginia refers to it as a "primitive version" of the ballet; and it was presented in the Drake High School Little Theatre. Much like the Stapleton School, the annual production of The Nutcracker has grown incredibly! From Drake's Little Theatre the production moved to the College of Marin, where it was performed for two years. Back then, Virginia collaborated with David McNaughton to create her own version of the classic ballet. Her son R-T helped build sets, and her best friend Karen Barar sewed costumes. In 1997 and 1998, the show was presented at Angelico Hall, on the campus of Dominican University. In 1999, Virginia took the leap to the "big time", moving the annual production to the Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium. In 2000, she reworked all the original choreography, putting her own version together, and it has evolved with input from collaborators such as faculty member Shelley Scott. The show is wholly Virginia Stapleton's artistic vision: from the sets, to the costumes, to the props; Virginia has her eye on every last detail.

The Stapleton Ballet's Nutcracker distinguishes itself from many others in the Bay Area in several ways. First and foremost, it is an inclusive production. Any Stapleton dance student, age 6 or older, that wishes to perform, is cast in a role. This insures that all students may have the incredible experience of being part of a professional production. Through their participation, these students learn dedication, commitment, discipline and teamwork. Parents of performers serve on committees that support the production: they do jobs as varied as fitting and altering costumes to applying makeup and dressing and working backstage as stagehands. It is a true community effort. In addition, Virginia prides herself on creating a vibrant production, a Nutcracker that is exciting and engaging for children and adults of all ages.
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Join us as we advocate for more support for not-for-profit community arts organizations!Marin County’s Art and Culture Master Planning Process is Underway

Arts, Culture, Action! will document, capitalize, support, and enhance the county’s cultural resources to better serve all members of our community. We’ve got work to do, and we want you to be a part of it!

Join us on Thursday, September 6th from 3-5pm for a kick-off community meeting.

www.eventbrite.com/e/arts-culture-action-launch-tickets-49155470335
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Join us as we advocate for more support for not-for-profit community arts organizations!

3 weeks ago

Stapleton School of Performing Arts

The 2018/19 school year begins today in our beautiful new studio at 70 Greenfield Ave. Call 415.454.5759 or visit our website to enroll. Don't miss out! ... See moreSee less

The 2018/19 school year begins today in our beautiful new studio at 70 Greenfield Ave. Call 415.454.5759 or visit our website to enroll. Dont miss out!Image attachment

Little Shop of Horrors, our first teen theater production this weekend at Drake Little Theater. Fri & Sat at 7, Sat & Sun at 1:00. Directed by the incomparable Ashley Kimball with music direction by Judy Wiesen. This is one not to be missed! ... See moreSee less

 

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Just bought tix for tomorrow’s show!!

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Don’t miss Willy Wonka Jr!! Fri & Sat at 7, Sat & Sun at 1:00. Grab your golden ticket and get down to Drake high little theater! Brownpapertickets.com ... See moreSee less

Advanced levels, Open Class week of 6/25 with Lacey Escabar! 4:00-6:00 pm ... See moreSee less

We join the Marin theatre community in mourning the passing of Jim Dunn (1933-2018). Photo by Kim Taylor ... See moreSee less

We join the Marin theatre community in mourning the passing of Jim Dunn (1933-2018). Photo by Kim Taylor

LEAPIN' LIZARDS!! Last chance to see Annie- tickets are going fast. This Sunday is sold out, Saturday has just a few remaining, so Friday at 7:30 is your best bet. Don't waste time-get to www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3386956 ... See moreSee less

LEAPIN LIZARDS!! Last chance to see Annie- tickets are going fast. This Sunday is sold out, Saturday has just a few remaining, so Friday at 7:30 is your best bet. Dont waste time-get to https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3386956

Congrats to the cast and crew of ANNIE on a fabulous, sold out Opening Night on Friday! Come see us tonight- curtain is 7:30 at The Playhouse ... See moreSee less

Congrats to the cast and crew of ANNIE on a fabulous, sold out Opening Night on Friday! Come see us tonight- curtain is 7:30 at The Playhouse

Perfect family entertainment for Saturday night: ANNIE. Walk up tix available at The Playhouse, beginning at 6:30 pm. Show is at 7:30. ... See moreSee less

5 months ago

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It's SUMMER THEATRE TIME! Stapleton School of the Performing Arts and STAR Kids Productions present the cult classic, Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Ashley Kimball with music direction by Judy Wiesen. This horror/rock musical from Alan Menken and Howard Ashman is based on the 1960 black comedy film, and follows a hapless florist who raises a plant with…an interesting appetite. This show is for people ages 13-20, not experience necessary. For more information about the show and how to attend our FREE workshop, please visit www.stapletonschool.org/theatre_classes.php ... See moreSee less

Its SUMMER THEATRE TIME! Stapleton School of the Performing Arts and STAR Kids Productions present the cult classic, Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Ashley Kimball with music direction by Judy Wiesen. This horror/rock musical from Alan Menken and Howard Ashman is based on the 1960 black comedy film, and follows a hapless florist who raises a plant with…an interesting appetite. This show is for people ages 13-20, not experience necessary. For more information about the show and how to attend our FREE workshop, please visit http://www.stapletonschool.org/theatre_classes.php

 

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Haley Hodges

So fun, we can't wait for this one. Lilah's been loving the music this year!

6 months ago

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6 months ago

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Congratulations, Miss Megan!!!

Maxwell Cherry Gmelin
Born February 21 at 1:52am
7 lbs 14 ounces, 21 inches

Congratulations to Megan, Mark and Myles Gmelin on the beautiful new addition to your family!
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Congratulations, Miss Megan!!! 

Maxwell Cherry Gmelin
Born February 21 at 1:52am
7 lbs 14 ounces, 21 inches

Congratulations to Megan, Mark and Myles Gmelin on the beautiful new addition to your family!Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Congratulations Miss Megan and to your family. He’s beautiful.

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Congratulations!!!!!

Congratulations, Miss Megan and family! 🎉🎁🎈❤

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Mid Winter Break: No classes from Sat. Feb. 17 to Fri. Feb. 23. Resume Feb 24 and office reopens on Monday Feb. 26. ... See moreSee less

It's never too early to start singing Broadway show tunes, as evidenced by our new Pre-K theatre class taught by Barbara Kessell: SOLD OUT with a waiting list! ... See moreSee less

Its never too early to start singing Broadway show tunes, as evidenced by our new Pre-K theatre class taught by Barbara Kessell: SOLD OUT with a waiting list!

 

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Pure joy! ❤

ANNIE CAST LIST:

Annie-​ Alison French/Sienna Kraft
Miss Hannigan​- Deb Spake/Kathy Kingman
Warbucks-​ Todd Krish/Greg Brockbank
Rooster-​ Michael Walraven/Tim Ryan
Lily-​ Kitty Rutherford/Dana Cherry
Grace-​ Katelyn Johnson/Tracy Harding
Lt Ward​-Fritz Rollins
Drake-​ Michael Fox
Mr. Bundles​- Billy McDaneld
Dog Catcher​- Jack Kelly
Francis Perkins​-Laura Nethercutt
Cordell Hull​-TBA
Hans Morganthau​-TBA
Louis Howe​-Brad Hubbell
Howard Ickes​-Steven Perl
Bert Healy​-Michael Fox
Boylen Sisters​- Laura Briggs/off night Lily/ off night Grace
Louis Brandeis​-TBA
Mrs. Greer​- Jane Ahrens
Ms. Pugh​- Laura Nethercutt
Cecille-​ Betsie Diamond
Annette-​ Laura Briggs
Fred McCracken​-TBA
Boy Gang​- Owen Daniels, Alexander Hubbell, Eben McConnell, Nathan Ferhart,
Jackson Gaunt
FDR-​ Michael Paul Thomsett
Hooverville Solos​- Loretta Rogers, Steven Perl
Apple Seller​- Sandy Zeichner
Molly-​ Kira Kraft/Sadie Briggs
Kate-​ Ellie Lauter/Amelia Cabrales
Tessie-​ Stella Hayes/Stella Gregor
Pepper-​Tyler Anne Solum/Chloe Flynn
July-​ Daphne McCracken/Alana Leifer
Duffy-​ Sofie Adachi/Anaya Sears
Star-To-Be​- Kasey Hernandez/Aliya Greenberg
Adult Ensemble​-Jack Kelly, Kasey Hernandez,Aliya Lynne Ella Greenberg, Laura
Briggs, Betsie Diamond, Fritz Rollins, Steven Perl, Grace Ann Lesser, Katherine
Berkowitz, Guinevere Winningham, Emily Daniels, Nicole Wasserman

Orphans-​ Daana Ordonez, Eliza Daniel,Emily Hitchcock, Maya Dostal, Siena Rollins, Valentina Saeltzer, Maeve Hansmeyer, Ava Fernandez, Penelope Haddad, Avery Quinton, Perry Wages, Gipsy Gregor, Lily Wales, Natalie Testa, Alexa Mathieux,
Victoria Testa, Danica Cieply, Ashlyn Ferhart, Annika Franco, Eden Allen, Parker Jepson, Alana Davis, Stella Jay Collier-Lake, Josephine Fetterman-Riggle, Charlie Allen, Kaitlynn Fetterman-Riggle, Aileen Light, Corinne Daily, Zoe Csizmadia-Zinnes,
Molly Raynor, Avery McDonnell, Lily Pollak, Skylar Daisy Coe, Olive Koren
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Holy moly what is that like 55 people? Must be a new record for getting people on stage

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