The 2023 Tutorial Museum Project took us to the world of JRR Tolkien. Each apprentice created a museum-worthy exhibit based on The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. We had everything from hand-drawn maps and models to cake sculptures and a life-sized version of Bombar the dwarf.
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The Studio girls each created the character of an Adventuress, and wrote a journal detailing a quest that this heroine embarked upon with an animal buddy and a magic item. They dressed up as their Adventuress and were interviewed by Studio Director Corbett Burick about their endeavors. The evening was called Jukebox Princess to illustrate how music is often used as a type of portal that can transport the listener into a story or a memory. Of course, there also were a variety of dance numbers, which are another way to tell a story.
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For the Spring 2023 edition of The Riverside Show the actors and actresses had the opportunity to suggest skits/musical numbers they wanted to perform. The final lineup included a hilarious Audition scene with multiple acts like Kung Fu Fighting, Roller Ballet, and Napoleon Dynamite. The kids also are partial to Monty Python and big musical numbers from very popular musicals. They did a great job with King Arthur, Fresh Fruit, and songs from Hamilton and Newsies.
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