Apprentice and Studio classes were canceled Friday on account of terrible driving conditions. This was to be the crucial final rehearsal before the showcases, but we have an alternate plan to finish adequately preparing the casts.
- Studio Group B will perform as scheduled (and unfortunately without a final rehearsal) on Monday Dec 9. See below for showtime and student arrival times.
- Apprentice Groups A & B and Studio Group A will meet on Monday 4:30-6:30 for the final rehearsal. The rest of the week will proceed as planned for performances by these groups.
The Walden Theatre showcases for Studio and Apprentice classes are coming soon. All shows are at 5:30 on the dates indicated for each group below. Please note students need to be at Walden at 4:30 on the day they perform.
There’s no price for admission, but we will be accepting reservations beginning Wednesday Dec 4. Box office for each showcase will open 30 minutes before the show, and you can secure will-call or walk-up tickets then. Showcases sometimes fill up, so reservations are recommended.
Here are the dates and times, followed by cast lists for each showcase:
- Monday December 9 – Studio group B – 5:30
- Tuesday December 10 – Apprentice group B – 5:30pm
- Wednesday December 11 – Studio group A – 5:30pm
- Thursday December 12 – Apprentice group A – 5:30pm.
Now here are the casts (see captions for clarification on which group performs which day):
Apprentice Group A performs Thursday Dec 12
Apprentice Group B performs Tuesday Dec 10
Monday Group is Studio Group B, which performs Monday Dec 9
Wednesday Group is Studio Group A, which performs Wednesday Dec 11
Due to inclement weather and potentially hazardous driving conditions throughout the morning, Walden Theatre is canceling classes for Saturday Dec 7.
This means classes will not meet for Improv and Imagination on Saturday. Here is a brief look at how this will affect each of these groups…
We will miss this week but the showcase on Dec 14 will go ahead as planned. Weather permitting.
IMAGINATION (Saturday group only):
Since we’ll be missing our final class (dress rehearsal) before the showcase, we’re planning to have a regular class on the 14th and the final showcase on the 21st. Please contact Miss Hallie if you have questions.
Missing Saturday’s class sessions is unfortunate but unavoidable as we work to guarantee the safety of our students and families. Be safe and stay warm this weekend!
Due to inclement weather and potentially hazardous driving conditions this afternoon and this evening, Walden Theatre is canceling classes for Friday Dec 6 and Saturday Dec 7.
This means classes will not meet for Studio and Apprentice today. Here are the changes made necessary by the cancellation for these groups:
- Studio group B will perform as scheduled on Monday without a final rehearsal
- Studio group A and both Apprentice groups will have class/rehearsal on Monday from 4:30-6:30. This gives students the vital chance for final prep before their showcases.
- All remaining showcases Tuesday-Thursday will proceed as scheduled.
The Monday rehearsal is very important for getting these showcases in order, and we’re sorry for the inconvenience that this change may cause some of you. We also regret that our Monday group will not have a final rehearsal at all.
Missing today’s very important class sessions is unfortunate but unavoidable as we work to guarantee the safety of our students and families. Be safe and stay warm this weekend!
WEATHER ALERT: In the event that inclement weather this week or next forces a change of schedule, please watch your email inbox, the Walden website (www.waldentheatre.org), and the Walden facebook page (www.facebook.com/waldentheatre) for information and the latest updates.
The IMPROV SHOWCASE is December 14 from 10-11am. Please note that if you’re not already in attendance students will need picked up at 11am instead of noon.
We’ll provide free juice, milk, and plenty of delicious coffee courtesy of Highland Coffee Company. It is also a tradition for families to bring a treat (pastries, cupcakes, cookies, cheese & crackers, fruit, that kind of thing) to share for the students. The Improv groups take turns performing, and after each group finishes they’ll raid the treats and watch the following groups. It’s all a lot of fun, and a great reward at the end of a great semester.
Admission is free, and family and friends are encouraged to attend. It sometimes gets crowded, but there is standing room.
The showcase is the final class meeting for the semester. After the showcase, please have a great and safe winter break, and be sure to watch your mailbox for information about class promotions and registering for the spring term!
Get ready for a Winter Wonderland!
We’ve been working hard on our play and couldn’t be more excited to share it with you soon. The showcase dates and times for the groups are as follow:
Saturday Group: Dec 21 @ 10:30am (Changed due to recent cancellation. See below)
Monday Group: Dec 16 @ 5:30pm & 6:00pm (see below for RSVP info)
Students will need to be dropped off at the usual time for class to do complete a dress rehearsal before the performance. After the performances we’ll have a chance to socialize a bit and congratulate our young performers.
Since we had to cancel our final class (dress rehearsal) before the showcase due to weather on Dec 7, we’re planning to have a regular class on the 14th and the final showcase on the 21st. Please contact Miss Hallie if you have questions.
Space for the showcase is limited, and due to a full class the Monday Imagination showcase ONLY will be offered in two time slots on Monday Dec 16. The first will be 5:30 and the second will be 6:00. Please RSVP for one or the other time on this online signup.
All students will need to be present for both performances, so if you plan to attend the early show please stick around until after the second is finished before taking kids home. If there’s room in the second performance, we’ll try to seat everyone.
Attendees are more than welcome to take pictures and videos throughout the performance.
As ever, contact Miss Hallie if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you, and have a great end of the class!
Today is Giving Tuesday.
Today is your day to support to the indispensable programs and opportunities that enrich the lives of young people in your community.
Walden Theatre programs reach an astonishing 20,000 students per year through a combination of Outreach Education Programs in schools and community centers, student matinée performances, and the nationally recognized Conservatory Program. Walden Theatre’s innovative Connecting Cultures programs use theatre as a means for bridging understanding among diverse kids across Kentucky and across the globe, and our Staging Success Internships enable talented and motivated alumni to get valuable work experience as arts professionals.
You can donate to Walden Theatre any time on the web. Or right now you can double your gift with matching funds available for specific projects on the crowd funding site power2give.org.
Do you or your place of business have a service you’d like to advertise? Photography for senior pictures and headshots? Law, financial, or real estate services for professionals? Dentistry and orthodontics? Study/test prep? A high school or college program wanting to reach talented, motivated young people?
Do you and other parents want to go in on an ad to support a group of students (like our graduating seniors)?
Ad rates in the Walden Theatre program book are very low, and supporting our programs is a great way to get your message out to young people engaged in the arts, and families with 5-18 year olds, and the theatregoing public.
We have 6 plays remaining in our season which runs through mid-May, but now’s the time to get involved before we go to press on the books for the first two of these. Here’s the rate sheet and specs:
PRICE (6 programs)
||4.875” x 7.75”
||4.875” x 7.75”
||4.875” x 3.75”
||4.875” x 1.75”
High-resolution PDF files are preferred, but we can also accept Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator. Please note that we cannot accept Microsoft Publisher or word processing files of any kind.
- Art should be 300dpi resolution
- component images 300dpi as well (less will yield unsatisfactory results)
- color or grayscale (we will convert color to gray if necessary)
- fonts should be embedded or outlined
- art not conforming to the measurements above can be cropped or resized to fit
- no bleed
- for art too large to email, please provide a link to download (FTP, Dropbox, Google Drive, or other)
- we offer custom design options for an additional fee–contact for details
The annual senior showcase has been moved to Saturday Jan 4 at 8:00pm.
Titled Act Better V: Moment on the Lips, the Senior Showcase features the acting and directing of Walden Theatre’s senior class doing a set of several 10 minute plays.
Admission is free for this show, but please note that the Senior Showcase contains mature content. It’s kind of a tradition.
Immediately following the performance, stick around for a short reception with the seniors, several alumni, food and drinks. Catch up with everyone you remember, and see how the upcoming graduates perform!
Sophomores and Juniors who attend are encouraged to bring a snack or goodies to share after the show. If any student/parents wants to contribute (or head this up) email Isaac for details.
Here’s the link to the fb event so everyone can share it around.