Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wachovia/Wells Fargo's GLEE FOR THE FAMILY! is a Hit!

Thanks to the generous sponsorship from Wachovia/Wells Fargo, North Carolina Theatre and Marbles Kids Museum have now performed two workshops as a part of First Friday called GLEE FOR THE FAMILY at Marbles Kids Museum that teaches entire families to be all-star singers and dancers.

The first session of the year was in February and it was a great success. We had over 100 participants packed into a multi-purpose room at Marbles. The participants learned the great R&B ballad "River Deep, Mountain High" and then learned a dance to it! Pianist and vocal coach Julie Bradley, and Director/Choreographer Tito Hernandez, accompanied by two of the North Carolina Theatre Conservatory's biggest student talents, taught two workshops to masses of was a blast to watch and hear! And I think we have some undiscovered talent in Raleigh! (Moms and Dads out there...we saw you!)

The next workshop was held in May and featured a performance from the hottest stars of the North Carolina Theatre Conservatory doing a medley from the musical Hello, Dolly! Everything from "Put On Your Sunday Clothes" to "Elegance" was performed in song and dance. Then the families learned the song "Before the Parade Passes By." We made Sunday hats, paraded through the building, and sang beautifully - another First Friday success with Marbles.

Stay tuned for our third First Friday event at Marbles! You are invited to attend a Hairspray Dance Party, Friday July 1st from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at Marbles Kids Museum located in downtown Raleigh! Visit for complete details.

We hope to see you there and thank you to those who made the first two workshops a huge success!

~Heather Patterson King
Director of Outreach; Acting Department Head
North Carolina Theatre Conservatory

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