Bermuda Glee Workshop Kicks Off Tomorrow

June 30, 2011

Bermuda Glee, the 10-day performing arts intensive for students sponsored by The Argo Foundation, starts tomorrow with a three day workshop conducted by Florida-based master teacher Daniel Bonnett.

85 students between the ages of 14 and 18 who auditioned in April for the intensive will receive a crash course from Mr. Bonnett this weekend in how to put together an original theatrical production featuring singing, dancing and acting.

On Monday, the students will be broken into four groups, each of which will work together to produce a 15 minute production for two performances on Sunday, July 10 at The Berkeley Institute.

With a Master’s degree in Directing from Roosevelt University and a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Music from Millikin University, Mr. Bonnett has over two decades’ experience in directing and choreographing productions that include Fiddler on the Roof, Bye, Bye Birdie and La Cage Aux Folles.

He spent the last two summers at the famed Stagedoor Manor performing arts camp, directing and choreographing productions of Fiddler on the Roof and Side by Side by Sondheim. Stagedoor Manor alumni include Academy Award winning actress Natalie Portman, star of the hit TV series glee Lea Michele and actor Robert Downey Jr.

Bermuda Glee students will also be working with performing arts teachers from the public and private school systems including Nikia Manders and Jospehine Kattan from Berkeley Instiitute, Patricia Nesbitt and Wanda Maxwell from CedarBridge Academy, Jane Thorpe from The Bermuda High School for Girls and Rebecca Dorrington from Saltus Grammar School. Students will also receive guidance from composer and producer John Woolridge.

Bermuda Glee is under the distinguished patronage of Minister of Education Dame Jennifer Smith and is sponsored by BELCO, Barritts, Digicel Bermuda, Tokio Millennium Re and Zurich Re.

Tickets for Bermuda Glee performances are $15 and are available from BermudaTix. Tickets will not be sold at the door and there is no Will Call option.

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  1. Great news says:

    This is a wonderful opportunity for our young upcoming artistic students. They gave raised fundsnto makenirntotally affordable for all brackets of students. Congrats to all thenorganizers!


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