SmARTSunlimited prepares for Willy Wonka Jr. which opens January 26th & 27th at the West End Black Box Theater in Livermore. True to their mission statement SmARTS remains committed to creating innovative, magical environments for children of all ages to wonder in. The upcoming Wonka shows will feature full immersion elements for which the performing arts school is well known since its founding days in OperaSmARTS in 1997. The sets are designed by Jean-Francois Revon, in collaboration with the shows Director Missy Gancos, Producer Deborah McQueen, and artistic consultant Carolyn Lord. The main stage show will be produced in a Black Box rather than a conventional theater and design ideas include black lights, 9 viewing monitors, and sewer pipes that turn into roller coasters, and even the audience is required to wear black and white - after all – its full immersion. Black Box Theater has many artistic and theatrical advantages for theater artists and actors alike. You can use every square inch of the space as part of the scenic design, and you can scramble, invert and blend the space between audience and actors in novel ways. Black Box Theater provides full flexibility and are multi-media darlings and SmARTS is poised to “explotar al maximo” those features in their upcoming production. Because of the close proximity of the actors to the audience, Black Box training teaches actors to stay in character even when an audience member is only inches away from them. Children love Black Box environments because they feel like the space is theirs and this in turn elicits a more authentic performance from the student. To attend the performances go to www.SmARTSunlimited.com or call 925-245-0283. The West End Theater is located at 51 Wright Brothers Ave. Suite C, Livermore, “cupo limitado”.
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Willy Wonka Kids & Jr. will be playing at the West End Black Box Theater, January 26 & 27th. Times are 12 (Pee Wee), 2 & 6 (Jr.). Located at 51 Wright Brothers Avenue, Suite C, Livermore. www.SmARTSunlimited.com or 245-0283.