LEEDS ARTS COUNCIL
8140 Parkway Drive – Leeds AL 35094 – (205) 699-1892 – www.leedsartscouncil.org
The Leeds Arts Council is pleased to announce that Disney’s Descendants is the show chosen for the Summer Student Theater Workshop for students in grades 2-12. The workshop will be held June 7-20 at the Leeds Theater and Arts Center, in downtown Leeds. The workshop is a two-week workshop, with students attending 8 am to 12 noon, Monday through Friday. There will be four performances: Friday June 18 at 7 pm, Saturday June 19 at 2 pm and 7 pm, and Sunday June 20 at 2 pm. The director is Michael Bridges, award-winning drama director at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic School.
Based on the popular Disney Channel Original Movies, Disney’s Descendants: The Musical is a brand-new musical comedy featuring the beloved characters and hit songs from the films. It is present-day, and in the kingdom of Auradon, all of Disney’s beloved heroes and royalty are living happily ever after, safe from the terrifying villains and troublesome sidekicks they have banished to the magic-free Isle of the Lost. That is until Ben, the benevolent teenage son of Belle and King Adam (The Beast), offers a chance of redemption for the troublemaking offspring of the evilest villains. Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos – the children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella De Vil, and Jafar – are welcomed to Auradon Prep to attend school with the children of their parents’ sworn enemies. Now entering a completely foreign world and way of life, the four Villain Kids have a difficult choice to make: should they follow in their parents’ wicked footsteps or learn to be good?
The cost of the workshop is $225 per child. If more than one child from a family attends, the cost of any additional child will be $200. Each child who attends the workshop will have a part in the play and will appear on stage. Tickets to all four performances will be open to family and friends of students for $6 each. Any health issues will be addressed closer to June, depending on what state and local guidelines are at the time.
Registration must be received in person or by mail by 12 noon on Friday May 28. Checks are to be made out to Leeds Arts Council and returned with the registration. The maximum number of participants will be 35; if this number of registrations is reached before May 28, registration will be cut off at that point. Please complete the registration form and return it as soon as possible. (I believe we will have online registration through the LAC website, but it is not active yet.) We are looking forward to a great workshop!
For more information, contact Debbie Landry or the Leeds Arts Council office.