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Aug 192012
 

More than a dozen Amity Creative Theater Students were invited to perform the play “Almost Maine” at the Edinberg Fringe Festival in Scotland. They held Fundraisers to help pay their way and departed on August 11 with chaperones Rob Kennedy and Julie Chevan.

Orange Live has been sharing information and photos from their trip provided by Kennedy and parent Russ Adair.

On Saturday Kennedy reported, “Another fabulous day here in Scotland. This kids got a little rest and hung around here at our accommodations at the University of Edinburgh.”

“We had our afternoon performance of ‘Almost, Maine,’ which had a very nice sized audience of 50 (the average Fringe audience is 8),” he said. ” we had a quick bite for lunch and went back to the Churchill Theater to see a company from Canada perform the Jungle Book.”

After dinner together with special guests Russ and Laura Adair the group split up to see shows.

“Tomorrow (Sunday) is show three! The 14 days are going so fast!” he said.

Here are some photos from Saturday’s activities.

Aug 182012
 

Amity Students in Scotland

More than a dozen students from the Amity Creative Theater (ATC) Department are in Europe where they were invited to perform the play “Almost Maine” at the Fringe Festival in Edinberg, Scotland. Director Rob Kennedy is one of their Chaperones and has been reporting back to us every day.

On Friday, Day 6, Kennedy wrote, “‘Almost Maine’ opened today and the students were excellent! Great performances both onstage and off!”

“We also toured Edinburgh Castle this morning, saw an “interesting” production of Alice in Wonderland by another AHSTF school and a few of us saw a great Canadian comedian,” he said. “Best surprise of the day was that two of our ACT parents (The Tambis’s) showed up unbeknownst to their daughter!”

The group looks forward to another full day, show two today.

Here are some of Kennedy’s photos from Day 6.

 

Aug 172012
 

A night of dancing rounded out day five of the Amity Creative Theater kids’ trip to Scotland.

A group of talented Amity students are in Scotland, where they were invited to perform the play “Almost Maine” at the Fringe Festival. The kids, along with their chaperones, Director Rob Kennedy and Costume Designer Julie Chevan left Amity last Saturday afternoon. Their first performance is today, Friday, Aug. 17.

Kennedy reported on Day Five of their trip:

“Another great day today including the best weather day of the trip. Bright and sunny,” he wrote. “We had some touring and shopping time this morning plus some last minute prop gathering. After lunch back at the dorms we hit the Royal Mile hard to hand out flyers to drum up business for ‘Almost Maine.’”

He said the kids were great show salespeople and made thousand of new friends.

“We had dinner at the Underbelly and Gilded Ballon food trucks and went home. At 9 p.m. all of us had an amazing night of Scottish culture at a traditional Ceili dance,” Kennedy said. “The kids had the best night of the trip.”

Check out the pictures!

Aug 162012
 

Amity Creative Theater Kids ready to thrill audiences in Scotland.

A group of Amity Theater kids are in Scotland where they were invited to perform the play “Almost Maine” at the Fringe Festival. The students are accompanied by chaperones, Director Rob Kennedy and Costume Designer Julie Chevan.

Kennedy called Wednesday “Another Epic day here in the land of the Scots.”

The group woke up early had a nice breakfast together and climbed Arthur’s Seat which is a high dormant volcano behind their accommodations. They all reportedly took lots of great pictures.

“After lunch on our own and some rehearsal for Ted and Kara we had our tech rehearsal in our theater,” Kennedy said. “The staff are wonderful and were really impressed by the professionalism of our students and by Andrew Gusciora ‘s shoe dropping machine. After a nice dinner in the cafeteria we saw our first two fringe shows. The first was chosen by Ted a one man show called “Beast” which was delightful and heartwarming.”

“Then we had tea and pastry at the Elephant Cafe . This is a mecca for Harry Potter Fans as this is were J. K. Rowling wrote the 1st Harry Potter novel,” he said. “Then at 11 p.m. we saw an INCREDIBLE improvised musical called “Showstoppers.” So funny!”

The only downer was the evening rain.

“It certainly felt like Scotland tonight,” Kennedy said. “Our jackets sure came in handy!”

Aug 152012
 

As we first reported on Saturday, a group of Amity Theater kids are in Europe, enroute to Scotland where they were invited to perform the play “Almost Maine” at the Fringe Festival. The students are accompanied by chaperones, Director Rob Kennedy and Costume Designer Julie Chevan.

Kennedy reported Tuesday night, “Day three not as exciting as the previous days. Up at 5 a.m. and spent 9 hours on a bus up the Lake District of England into Scotland. Had a quick tour of the City of Edinburgh with Andie the world greatest tour guide. We checked into our accommodations for the rest of our trip. Kids had a nice dinner and as of 15 minutes ago were all hanging out in the courtyard between the boys and girls dorms playing cards and having fun.”

Today they will hike up Arthurs Seat and have their all important technical rehearsal of “Almost, Maine.”

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Here are Kennedy’s photos from Tuesday in England.

Aug 142012
 

The Amity Creative Theater Students in England at Stratford Upon Avon on day two of their trip.

As we first reported on Saturday, a group of Amity Theater kids are in Europe, enroute to Scotland where they were invited to perform the play “Almost Maine” at the Fringe Festival.

On Sunday, after an overnight flight they hit the road running and saw the sights in London, including a portion of the 2012 Olympic Games Men’s Marathon.

The students are accompanied by chaperones, Director Rob Kennedy and Costume Designer Julie Chevan.

On Monday, Aug. 13, they were in Stratford Upon Avon for the entire day. They visited Shakespeare’s birthplace; his home; his daughters home; and his grave.

They took a fun acting workshop with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and saw a performance of A Midsummer Nights Dream (a very comic strange yet wonderful version in Russian with sub titles and a trick dog).

“It was another great day in the UK,” Kennedy wrote, “Just got in at midnight and up at 5 a.m. to drive to Scotland!”

Here are some of Rob Kennedy’s photos from day two of the trip:

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