Creativity and self-expression are strongly emphasized in our two annual productions. In addition to acting, singing and dancing, Regent Performers learn about costuming, technical theatre and makeup. Each student has full responsibility for her part, is expected to make rehearsals, and has a chance to shine, no matter the size of her role. The program is designed to encourage individuality, self-discovery, and self-discipline.
Of equal importance are the behind-the-scenes masters of Technical Production and Stage Management, commonly known at La Reina as “Techies.” Every actor knows that, without these crucial team members, his or her performance would never make it to the stage. From the construction of sets and the gathering of props, to the final sound check and the dimming of the house lights on opening night, these girls-in-black have an important role in the productions. They are a special subset of the Regent Performers, and spend their time learning all aspects of stage craft: sets, lights, sound, property management, stage management, house management and hospitality.
Being a part of Regent Performers is like being a member of a family. Theatre at La Reina offers a rare opportunity for seventh and eighth graders to be able to interact with high school girls. These friendships often last long after graduation. We also offer opportunities to participate in the High School Comedy Sportz League and the International Thespian Society.
Students need not audition for admission to Regent Performers. Many of the younger students will take part in the Chorus of the musical and, thus, will appear on stage multiple times throughout the musical. Those students interested in musical solos will, however, audition with a vocal performance early in the school year. Students involved in Regent Performers discover an extra-curricular activity where the aim is to intrigue and entertain while developing their own creative gifts. It is our goal to provide our budding thespians with a stimulating and supportive environment for exploring the beauty and gifts of the performing arts. Thus, preparing them to support and further the growth and appreciation of the arts during their adult lives. If you would like to help accomplish these goals, whether by volunteering or offering financial support, see Supporting the Arts at La Reina - SALR. See also, Ten Lessons the Arts Teach. For more information, contact Robin Privat at email@example.com or by calling (805) 495-6494 ext. 320