PRESENTATION: Introduction/Preview of the musical, "Title of Show," and the play "Both Your Houses," participants will be seeing during the week.
Please make your dinner reservations for a restaurant on St. Armands Circle on the assigned evening. A St. Armands Circle website is listed in your welcome packet and group leader/hosts have copies of menus at the program.
Lunch: Lunch will be catered in at the hotel.Afternoon: PERFORMANCE: The music and lyrics are by Jeff Bowen and the book was written by Hunter Bell. “Title of Show,” is a musical sensation both off and on Broadway, where it has won three Obie Awards and a Tony nomination for best book. This hilarious and often bittersweet play focuses on two struggling young artists and their two friends who race to write a successful piece in just three weeks, resulting in the very musical the audience is seeing!Dinner: Dinner will be at a local restaurant.Evening: Talkback on afternoon matinee.Lodging: AmericInn HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
FIELD TRIP: Experience a backstage look at the theatre and a visit to the costume shop.Lunch: Enjoy a box lunch at the Asolo Theatre and a staff person from the Asolo with give you more insight into the theatre.Afternoon: PRESENTATION: When available we have a clown that gives an overview of clowning and circus history in Sarasota.OPTIONAL DVD PRESENTATION: View a Three-Ring Circus Documentary.
Relax the rest of the afternoon.Dinner: Dinner will be at a local restaurant.Evening: PERFORMANCE: A play reading group from the Asolo Theatre Guild will perform in our private room just for our participants. A short question and answer session will follow.Lodging: AmericInn HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Enjoy a coffee break in between classes
PRESENTATION: Art of Performance with theatre maven.
Lunch: Luncheon will be at the Ringling Museum's "Treviso," an Italian restaurant.Afternoon: Enjoy the architectural elements of the Art Museum, focus of the collection; Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces and the collecting style of John Ringling. At your leisure explore the gardens and grounds given to the people of Florida, thus preserving for generations to come the exuberant lifestyle of America's spectacular Roaring Twenties. The beautiful landscaped grounds contain over 400 species of exotic Florida trees, plants, flowers, sculpture garden figures and Mable's historic rose garden.
Dinner: Dinner will be at a local restaurant.Evening: PERFORMANCE: Experience “Both Your Houses,” by Maxwell Anderson. Imagine a divided Congress. Imagine lawmakers more interested in lining their own pockets than serving the national interest. Imagine an idealistic young Congressman determined to expose the corruption by introducing a bill so stuffed with pork it is sure to oink itself to death. Will his fight cost him the support of his peers, his constituents, and the woman he loves — who just happens to be the daughter of the Appropriations Committee chairman? A comic masterpiece that could have been pulled straight from today’s headlines, this marvelous political satire is as relevant today as when it won the Pulitzer Prize in 1933. Colorful characters, sharp wit and glorious wisecracks reminiscent of 1930s screwball comedies add to the fun and fury.Lodging: AmericInn HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
PRESENTATION: Introduction to "The Matchmaker," and discus acting styles.Lunch: Enjoy lunch with other participants at the hotel.Afternoon: Free afternoon.Dinner: Dinner on your own to enjoy Florida cuisine with transportation provided. A bus will depart for St. Armands Circle, renowned as a continental marketplace. The Circle is a charming and graceful synthesis of past and present. Relax and enjoy a meal from a plethora of award winning restaurants; from gourmet snacks to candlelit feasts, you'll find it all on St. Armands Circle. Get out of the box and into the Circle.Evening: PERFORMANCE: Enjoy “The Matchmaker,” by Peter Amster. With his eye firmly fixed on the bottom line, wealthy hat merchant Horace Vendergelder can’t see the value of love, even as he searches for a wife. But he gets more than he bargains for when he employs the services of matchmaker Mrs. Dolly Levi. Mistaken identities, near misses and a wild romp through late 19th Century New York City flow through this madcap comic adventure like vintage champagne. The uproarious comedy that inspired the Broadway musical, Hello, Dolly!, Thornton Wilder’s The Matchmaker proves that sometimes money can buy happiness.Lodging: AmericInn HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
A coffee break and time to check-out of hotel room.
PRESENTATION: Learn about actors secrets in the lecture "Art of Performance." Plus talkback on "The Matchmaker," seen yesterday.
Lunch: A box lunch is offered on Fridays to allow students who need to catch an early flight to take their lunch with them. Box lunches will be available for pick up at 10:00am. (Please fill out the box lunch menu on the first night and return to the group leader.) Students who do not need to leave can enjoy their lunch in the lobby area or on the patio by the pool. Program ends after lunch.Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch