Anna loves FVR plays because they are fun, and you get to meet new friends. “The girls in play are some of my best friends!” states Anna. Anna loves all the “teachers” that she gets to work with. “Tracy is awesome!!!” says Anna.
When asked about her current play “Beauty and the Beast” she says her favorite thing is when she gets all her lines right!!! Anna’s favorite part in the play is in the village.
Anna, age 7, is very excited about introducing the play. “I’ve ALWAYS wanted to do that” she says. Anna’s most favorite play she has ever participated in was “Annie Jr.” Anna hopes to continue with more plays in the future.
Kaitlyn Crowell’s exciting new challenges!
It’s a tale as old as time! The children of Fox Valley Repertory Academy (ages 7-11) are working hard, and having a lot of fun, rehearsing for their upcoming presentation of Beauty and the Beast, Jr.!
Participating in the Fox Valley Repertory Academy’s educational programs always brings new challenges for aspiring young actors. For Kaitlyn Crowell, age 8, her newest challenge comes in the form of portraying the brutish and arrogant Gaston in FVR’s upcoming audition only play, Beauty and the Beast, Jr.!
“When I found out that I would be playing Gaston, I felt giggly!” How does she feel about it now? “I’m having so much fun playing Gaston! I get to be mean and funny at the same time…and really LOUD!”
Kaitlyn began taking classes with FVR Academy in the Fall of 2010, playing the wicked sea witch, Ursula, in a children’s showcase of The Little Mermaid. Two showcases, and three audition-only performances later, she continues to grow in her enthusiasm and love of acting, singing, and performing on stage. Each show brings a new character to embrace, and a new challenge with which to improve her skills.
“I hope that each time I do a play, I will get better. I would love to keep getting more challenging roles!”
Beauty and the Beast, Jr. will be performed on the Mainstage at Pheasant Run.
Showtimes are: Saturday, May 19th at 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m; Sunday, May 20th at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Please, “be our guest”! Admission is free, but the cast requests that you bring a gently used children’s book (or books) to donate to Bernie’s Book Bank, a Chicago area organization that provides books to children in need. They will also be accepting monetary donations toward scholarships for children who would otherwise be unable to participate in the programs atFVR.