Sunday marked the official opening day for the 10th Annual Acting Academy for Patio Playhouse Theater. Workshops will be offered this week from June 13 to 17 for ages 6 to 16. Classes are held from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. each day. All focusing on audition preparation, stage presence, music, dance, improvisation, character development and carry out performances. Each student will play a part in the Talent Revue at the end of the course.
The Patio Playhouse Theater hosts various events in Escondido. The upcoming events listed for their current calendar include the music band inspired, Green Day’s American Idiot performances from June 24 – July 9 which reflects on the post 9/11 existence in America; and the Disney inspired “Beauty and the Beast” from August 12- 27 at the Kit Carson Park Amphitheatre.
Patio Playhouse focuses on providing affordable theatre experiences for thespians and consumers alike. Emphasizing the educational opportunity and personal growth that can be established through performing with a theatre group; learning memorization skills, teamwork and adaptation from interactive with groups through theatrical arts is a valuable asset to our community.
The group is federally funded as a nonprofit organization and thrives on donations and box office receipts. For more information visit http:// www.patioplayhouse.com.