CARRIE the Musical at Frogmore Paper Mill - April 2018

Our next production at the Frogmore Paper Mill will Carrie the Musical. This production is for anyone aged 18+ who has a passion for performing. Staged in the suitably dramatic Frogmore Papermill we are expecting a high level of interest in this production.

‘"The show has guts. Carrie’s score does what a musical score should do: it moves the show along, illuminates the characters and deepens the emotions...  Carrie has real weight and emotional conviction.’
Richard Zoglin, Time Magazine

Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she's an outcast who's bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she's at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie's just discovered she's got a special power, and if pushed too far, she's not afraid to use it…

Based on Stephen King's bestselling novel, the musical of  Carrie is set today, in the small town of Chamberlain, Maine and features a book by Lawrence D. Cohen (screenwriter of the classic film), music by Academy Award winner Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment), and lyrics by Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford (Fame,  Footloose).

Performances from 10th to 14th April 2018 at the Frogmore Paper Mill, Apsley. Tickets available - click on link above or email boxoffice tickets@vivodarte.co.uk
January 2018



LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Milton Keynes Theatre - 2018

FWe are thrilled to be working with Milton Keynes Theatre this summer creating another Stage Experience: Little Shop of Horrors.

Little Shop of Horrors Stage Experience provides an opportunity for young people to come together with a professional team to create high quality theatre. Performing on the main stage at Milton Keynes Theatre in a full-scale production with live orchestra, professional lighting and sound, set, costumes, hair and makeup will make it an experience not to be missed. It’s not just about being on stage - the memories and new friendships made and not to mention the skills learnt and the confidence built will make Stage Experience something special to everyone involved. We expect hard work, and commitment from everyone in the cast and team to ensure that the final production is exceptional.

Little Shop of Horrors is a deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, which has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.

The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

Auditions take place on 12th and 19th May. To register for audition please email: mkauditions@vivodarte.co.uk

Click here for tickets for Little Shop of Horrors

March 2018



WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND - Aylesbury Waterside Theatre - 2018

Following the resounding success of Vivo D’Arte and Aylesbury Waterside Theatresfirst ever collaborative Stage Experience project this summer, we are delighted to announce the project will return with a production of Whistle Down the Wind.

Funded by Aylesbury Vale District Council, local young performers aged 8 – 25 years will once again be invited to audition for a part in the summer production.

Intensive rehearsals will begin in August 2018 culminating in performances from Thu 16 to Sat 18 August taking place in the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Main Auditorium.

Whistle Down The Wind by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman is based on the book of the same title by Mary Hayley Bell, and was later produced as a movie in the hands of Richard Attenborough. The musical is set in a small, deeply religious town in Louisiana of the 1950s. A poor farming family led by father, Boone, and his three children, Swallow, Brat, and Poor Baby, have recently buried their mother and they are still struggling with the grief. As Christmas approaches and the family cannot afford any presents or luxuries, the three children are desperate to find something to hold on to and believe in. One day, they find a stranger injured and hiding in their run-down barn.

Vivo D’Arte’s Co-Founder and Managing Director Dan Cowtan said:

‘Our fortnight spent at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre earlier in the year was one of the best we have experienced. The venue complimented all that that we strive to achieve at Vivo D'Arte; instilling passion, commitment and delivering performances of excellence. We look forward to discovering more of the area’s hidden young talent.’
For tickets for Whistle Down the Wind click here
March 2018





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