DMR Adventures Congratulates student Sydney Wynn on her role in A Christmas Story!

(Featured image above of A Christmas Story at Riverside Center.  Photo by Suzanne Carr Rossi/The Free Lance-Star).
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Photo Credit: Lori Shinseki

Congratulations are in order for Sydney Wynn, who just opened A Christmas Story at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts.  Sydney is in her 2nd year as a member of the DMR Adventures Dream Team. She is shown on the left, training in NYC with Broadway vet and DMR Guest Artist, Matthew Steffens during our DMRinNYC trip this past January.

You may have recently seen Sydney in Charlottesville playing the lead role of Teli in the production of Jen Hoyt Tidwell’s No Wake at the IX Art Park.

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Photo Credit: Dan Reams

This professional production of A Christmas Story is in Fredericksburg, Va. and the show runs November 16 through December 31st. You must call the box office for tickets at 540.370.4300.

Click here for a review from DCMetroTheatreArts.

Congratulations, Sydney!

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DMR Adventures Congratulates student Finn Faulconer on being cast in the National Tour of Finding Neverland!

9Y0A1248Major congratulations are in order for Finn Faulconer, who will be playing George on the National Tour of Finding Neverland.  Finn was a member of the  2015-16 Dream Team of DMR Adventures, who traveled to Norfolk, VA to participate in the Junior Theater Celebration and traveled to NYC in January with DMRinNYC. Finn is shown on the left, training with Broadway vet and DMR Guest Artist, Matthew Steffens. One of the shows we saw on our New York trip was Finding Neverland, and it is a dream come true for us to see him onstage with the Broadway Tour!

faulconer_finn1The touring production will launch on October 11 in Buffalo, NY, before continuing to additional cities across the country.

Finding Neverland features direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, a book by Olivier Award nominee James Graham, music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Grammy Award winner Eliot Kennedy, and choreography by Emmy Award winner Mia Michaels.

Click here to see the casting announcement from Broadway Buzz.

Click here for the official cast list from Finding Neverland!

Congratulations, Finn!

BELIEVE!

Dylan to perform in The Boy From Oz with Richmond Triangle Players

Congrats to Dylan on his first Richmond show, The Boy From OZ, with Richmond Triangle Players. Dylan was a member of the 2014-15 All Stars and the 2015-16 Dream Team and has been in several shows and many classes with DMR.

Dylan Headshot 2015Dylan is excited to be debuting in his first show in Richmond! He plays the role of young Peter Allen in The Boy From Oz at the Richmond Triangle Players. This musical is based on the colorful life story of Peter Allen who was a singer songwriter that grew up in the Outback and was subsequently discovered and brought to the USA by Judy Garland. This musical first performed in Australia in 1998-2000 and then on Broadway in 2003-2004 with Hugh Jackman playing Peter Allen. Dylan’s role is everything one imagines of a Broadway part – tap dancing, singing, dramatic acting complete with a glittering cast Finale number. Dylan thinks that the best part though was working with a dialect coach to capture that Aussie accent! The show opens on June 16 and runs for a month with possible extensions to the end of July.  Congrats, Dylan!

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Auditions for DMR All Stars and DMR Dream Team

We are auditioning for TWO musical theatre troupes for ages 7-18.

(If your child has recently participated in a DMR program, you will likely not need to audition)

You MUST register at this link to audition:
https://goo.gl/XV4QPy

DMR-All-Stars-LogoFirst is our 2015-2016 DMR All Stars! This is a performance and outreach troupe, with regular rehearsals on Sundays from 2:00-3:30, beginning on September 13. All Stars are asked to make a commitment for either 1st semester (September-December), the 2nd semester (January-May), or both. There is a total cost of $140 per semester (4 payments of $35), as well as affordable performance attire. Financial assistance is available for those in need! Our focus will be on performance and outreach, not on competition.

Dream-Team-Logo4The Dream Team is a competitive performance troupe. It is made up of our most advanced and dedicated performers who aspire to pursue a career in the performing arts. Our first year as a competitive group saw our students considered for leading roles on Broadway, in film and on television series. Our students excelled in every area of performance — from scoring leading roles in professional, community, and educational theatre as well as numerous films, to winning awards at conferences and competitions, to receiving thousands of dollars in scholarships for educational opportunities. Perhaps this is a coincidence, but we believe that the discipline, passion, and inspiration gained from being a member of our troupe and the professional training they received made this a reality. We will be traveling to Norfolk for the very first Junior Theatre Celebration at the Virginia Theatre Association Conference in October. The conference takes place October 22-25, and our adjudication will be on Oct. 24. In addition to VTA, we are also planning a trip to NYC in early 2016, (along with at least one other youth performing arts academy), where we will train with Broadway performers, see a Broadway show, and perform for adjudicators. We are also planning an industry workshop or showcase with NYC Casting Director(s) and/or agent(s). Planned dates for our trip to NYC are Jan. 15-17.Those who sign on for the Dream Team will have their *All Stars* fees waived for the first semester, so stay tuned for that exciting audition notice. Dream Team will have planned rehearsals on Sundays from 3:45-5:15, with our first rehearsal on Sunday, August 30 from 4:30-6:30.

Auditions will take place on Thursday, August 20 from 4:30-6:30. You may sign up in a 30 minute block and you must prepare a short song (16-32 bars or a verse and a chorus). Please also be prepared to move (and bring or wear appropriate clothes and SHOES for dancing)! You MUST register for this audition. For DMR All stars, we are looking for joyful performers who want to share their passion of singing, acting and dancing. Scholarships and financial assistance is available for DMR All Stars. For Dream Team, we are looking for more polished performers with a dream of pursuing performing arts in college and/or as a professional career. Very limited financial assistance is available for Dream Team.

*Invitations for those who have already auditioned will be sent by Tuesday, August 18.

Feel free to invite others by sharing this link or by sharing our FB audition event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/401971606660516/