Fort Lauderdale, FL – HAMLET at (FLCT) Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre may be their best production yet. Hamlet is presented with support from Funding Arts Broward and under the masterful direction of Sean Cutler whose chosen adaptations were trimmed from the normally four hour play to a two hour streamed lined version with original music created by Rick Kaydas that moves the story along expertly creating mood giving character to each scene and player.
The lighting design by Sean Cultler highlights the pre-renaissance medieval set design of Tyler Smith and remarkable traditional costumes by Karen Kang Hancock.
The talented cast includes: Emma Anidjar (Cornella), Matt Botkin (Horatio), Marc Brihn (Bernardo), Chad Coolidge (Polonius), Quinn Donoho (Francisco/Priest), Madison Donoho (Ophelia), Marcoeven Edwards (Lucianus), Dylan Erdelyi (Guildenstern), Bianca Green (Rosencrantz), Dakota Haberland (Marcellus), Akshay Harpalani (A Captain), Zach Landman (Ghost), Darius Manuel ( Claudius), Cinthya Nunez (Gravedigger), David Rivera (First Player/Player King), Nick Saenz (Osric), Tristin Serpa (Fortinbras), Josh Venkataraman (Hamlet), Crystal Wall (Prologue), Danny Willis (Laertes).
Students come from over a dozen local schools Pompano Beach High, Western High, Dillard High, Sunrise Middle, Fort Lauderdale High, Falcon Cove, Turner Tech, University School, St. Bonaventure, Tequesta Trace Middle, Cypress Bay High, Nativity and St. Thomas Aquinas.
The talented crew includes: Monique Myers (Stage Manager), Aleyna Morales (ASM), Katie Santoro (Microphones), Sam Schoenfeld (Deck), Maya Singer (Sound Playback).
Hamlet’s production value rivals any theatre with Director Sean Cutler, Original Music Rick Kaydas, Light and Sound Design Sean Cutler, Costume Design Karen Kang Hancock, Program Design Jarrod Bailey, Creative Consultant Ed Zeltner and Executive Artistic Director Janet Erlick.
Special thanks to Traci Haberland and Sylvie Anidjar for their help with costumes.
Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre (FLCT) teen production of Hamlet opened with snightly standing ovations applauding intensely powerful performances. Audience members described the performance as “Outstanding” “Gripping’ and “Wonderful-the best production of Hamlet I’ve ever seen!” Don’t miss this gem! The show runs March 1-11, 2012 at the Galleria Studio Theatre at FLCT in the Fort Lauderdale Galleria Mall.
“Murder most foul! Prince Hamlet encounters the ghost of his father, the late King, setting in motion a tragic chain of events as Hamlet seeks to avenge his father’s most unnatural death. Hamlet: Prince of Denmark.” FLCT Studio Theatre, Galleria Mall palys March 1-11, 2012. Tickets $10.00 Fridays, Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. Sundays at 2:00 p.m. For tickets visit www.flct.org or call (954) 763-6701.
FLCT has one of the best season yet to come with Hairspray directed by Artistic Director Janet Erlick and choreographed by Artistic Director of Destined to Dance Ron Hutchins of CIRQUE DREAMS POP GOES THE ROCK, now touring the USA and playing locally at the Hard Rock LIVE this March 28, 2012 through April 2012. FLCT is a Theatre Chat Top Pick for youth arts education and offers special nights for parents allowing them to enjoy an evening out while the kids learn to act, sing and dance.
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