TAYB presents The Nutcracker

Thomas Armour Youth Ballet Celebrates its 40th Anniversary of The Nutcracker In Collaboration with New World School of the Arts At the Miami-Dade County Auditorium December 2016 Thomas Armour Youth Ballet – Creating Dancers for Life Nothing promotes the holiday spirit more than the classical tale of The Nutcracker. It evokes childhood imagination and wonder…

Mary Poppins: Going Beyond the Script

Going Beyond the Script Mary Poppins Backdrops and Scenery Perspectives written by: Melanie Simmons There are a lot of great musicals, but there’s only one can be called supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!  After years of popularity as a long-time classic film, Mary Poppins finally got its theatrical turn in 2004. The musical was produced by Walt Disney Theatrical and directed by Richard Eyre. Matthew Bourne co-directed…

Shrek: Going Beyond the Script

Going Beyond the Script SHREK: THE MUSICAL Backdrops and Scenery Perspectives written by: Melanie Simmons In an age of lovable antiheroes and self-saving warrior princesses, there is no story quite like Shrek. Shrek originally burst onto movie screens 2001 as a Dreamworks animated feature. This off-kilter story, featuring a repulsive ogre as the main protagonist and…

The Little Mermaid: Going Beyond the Script

Going Beyond the Script THE LITTLE MERMAID Backdrops and Scenery Perspectives written by: Melanie Simmons Princes, mermaids, love at first sight, magical spells… who doesn’t want to be part of that world? Fortunately, Disney’s The Little Mermaid has all of that and more. The movie was hailed as the first successful Disney-MGM animated feature film after…

The Lion King: Going Beyond the Script

Going Beyond the Script THE LION KING Backdrops and Scenery Perspectives written by: Melanie Simmons “Nants ingonyama bagithi baba!” There is nothing quite like the opening call of Disney’s The Lion King. One of the first original stories produced by Disney after decades of creating twists on classic fairy tales, The Lion King is a coming-of-age…

Alice in Wonderland: Going Beyond the Script

Going Beyond the Script Alice in Wonderland Backdrops and Scenery Perspectives written by: Melanie Simmons Lewis Carroll’s classic story of Alice and her reality-warping journey down the rabbit hole is a childhood mainstay. Nearly everyone is familiar with the Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts, and the eponymous Alice herself. Carroll’s story has been frequently re-imagined…

Cinderella: Going Beyond the Script

Going Beyond the Script Cinderella Backdrops and Scenery Perspectives written by: Melanie Simmons Cinderella is one of the most beloved rags-to-riches stories of all time. There are so many versions of this classic fairy tale available and similarly endless ways to stage this beloved story. Whether you’re going for a more “Disney-esque” feel for younger audiences…

Aladdin: Going Beyond the Script

Going Beyond the Script Aladdin Backdrops and Scenery Perspectives written by: Melanie Simmons Disney’s Aladdin is currently running on Broadway, receiving rave reviews and seemingly endless awards. Even if you’re not in New York City, however, you can bring the magic of Agrabah to younger audiences everywhere with the Jr. Edition! Let’s take a magical carpet ride through some of…