Sunday, January 30, 2011
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Narnia) A Dramatiques Tour Performance
sarahelisebeth Brenham as Lucy
Ok folks, this is a MUST SEE show!
My good friend, Kathy Nikolaidis, invited me to see a show that another of her friends, Sarahelisebeth Brenham, is in. I was provided some information and had to make a reservation for the free show date/time I chose for today at the beautiful Jewell Theatre. The reservation replied with some information and indication they requested formal black/white attire at the show. I was busy RL, so dropped in at the last minute but was instantly impressed with the starting set and dancers on stage.
The Dramatiques, a dance performance troupe, are presently touring their adaptation of The lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. The dance troupe will continue this performance through March followed by a short break then present Alice in Wonderland. Their dancing is all done on huds and I'd have to say is one of the most impressive shows I've seen in SL yet. The choreography was outstanding. The show is relatively short at approximately 45 minutes followed by a reception to meet the troupe, mingle, and today there was a violinist for the reception. Their next show is Wednesday at Costa Rica, but check out their full calendar for show times. The sets were beautiful, the costumes equally impressive, and there were huge scene props that seemed to magically show up in and around the audience at various times lending to the story. Toward the beginning snow showed up all around us in the audience that later turned to green grass. The lovely music was mixed with verbal narrative along with occasional story boards between scenes. The effects were wonderful. I was very impressed with the entire production.
Their note card reads: "The Dramatiques Performance Troupe was founded in early December 2010. We are a new group of dance enthusiasts who have come together to take performance to another level in Second Life!
Our performances will include Broadway musicals, ballets, acrobatics and much more! With the many different elements including stage effects, enthralling music and enchanting costumes, we are guaranteed to leave the crowd in awe!
Narnia- In Production. Tour Starts January 5th , 2011
This production was adapted from the series of seven fantasy novels for children written by C. S. Lewis. It is considered a classic of children's literature and is the author's best-known work, having sold over 100 million copies in 47 languages. Written by Lewis between 1949 and 1954, illustrated by Pauline Baynes and published in London between October 1950 and March 1956, The Chronicles of Narnia has been adapted several times, complete or in part, for radio, television, stage, and cinema and now for SL theatre."
Dancers in the background, audience in seats and some of the large prop pics that magically showed up during the show at times.
Founders: Wolf Silverpath, Lulu Aristocrat(played violin at reception), Victoria Sugarplum
Head Choreographer - Victoria Sugarplum
Dancers - sarahelisebeth Brenham (Lucy), Donivan Blackrain, Ariel Laks, Ewa Aska, Gisselle Lisa, Ninalilly Resident, Giovanni Wyx (Lion), Myles Sperber (Faun), Victoria Sugarplum (White Witch), and Missy Ember.
Set designer - Wolf Silverpath
Machinima Artists - Hadji Ling, Veronika Garzo
Scripter - Perse Paine
Costume Director- Lulu Aristocrat
Music Director - Mya Drascol
Waitress - Bibi Greymoon/Hostess
Waitress - Marian Sapphire/Hostess
The Dramatiques have a blog that can be viewed here: http://thedramatiques.blogspot.com/ or direct link here: DramatiquesHere.
Here is a trailer, but I'd have to say experiencing this show is even better. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKIG-uT6Q1I&hd=1 direct link here: DramatiquesYoutubeHere.
Their SL office is located here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Trellumare/38/223/65 or direct link here: DramatiquesHere.
Victoria Sugarplum as the White Witch