“Reindeer Presents KIDS ON JAZZ”

July 15, 2008

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Cast of Kids On Jazz

Reindeer Presents KIDS ON JAZZ

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The great and timeless Jazz Standards are front-and-center in Reindeer Theatre Company’s upcoming musical revue KIDS ON JAZZ the first two weekends in August at the Warren Memorial Library Auditorium, 479 Main Street in Westbrook.

KIDS ON JAZZ is designed to showcase young performers in a very unique and challenging genre.  Think “pop star” instead of “actor,” said RTC Director Louis Philippe who created the show more than a decade ago.

The kids are put in a very different spotlight, Philippe explained.  Rather than memorizing scripts, blocking and characters, the singers must rely totally on their charisma, improvisational skills, and their ability to engage the audience in one-on-one banter and sell a song.

“Unlike a typical play where actors blend into a scene or ensemble, the task of this production is for each singer to find their strengths and comfort level as solo Artists and to develop an ensemble of individual stars….to create of cast of divas, if you will.”

KIDS ON JAZZ features nine young singers from the Greater Portland area, performing in group and solo numbers, presenting their own jazzy interpretations of popular standards, show tunes, movie classics, Broadway songs and more.

The cast, collectively known as “The Swinging Sisters of Reindeerland,” includes:  Josephine Cooper of Saco, Nicole Gile of Gorham, Rachel Grindle of Portland, Arielle Harding of Falmouth, Molly Olsen of Windham, Sarah Rinaldi of Scarborough, Hanna Shibles of Westbrook, Emily Silver of Westbrook and Sophie Sturdee of Gorham.

The show opens on August 1st and runs through August 10th.  Friday and Saturdays shows are at 7 PM, with Sunday Matinees at 2 PM.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for Seniors and Kids under 18.

For reservations and information, call 857-9002.

 

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