News and Announcements

Lakerettes UDA Camp!

Posted by Jason King at Jul 22, 2020 12:23PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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For the past four days, the JV and Varsity dance teams came to school for a home dance team camp. Instructors from Universal Dance Association came to try to replicate the overnight camp we usually go to, but weren’t able to, because of the Coronavirus. The dancers wore masks and used floor tape to stay socially distant while they learned four routines in different styles. The dancers were evaluated on their routines on the fourth and final day of camp.

It was tricky to make this happen during a pandemic, but we felt that it was important for the growth of our program and the mental and physical health of our dancers. The dancers were so happy to be back at school dancing, so they were very willing to follow all of our safety protocols, but it was a challenge to remember all of our new guidelines. All doors and stairways became one-way only, personal items were kept at a minimum, and corrections were harder to give because none of us could be near each other. However, all of our dancers rose to the occasion and did the best they could. As one of our seniors, Maria Leitao said, "It was my last dance camp, but it will certainly be my most memorable one!’

Congratulations

Posted by Jason King at Jul 11, 2020 9:21AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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The Applause Awards sponsored by the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has redesigned their Awards Ceremony this year and has selected the following students from Windermere Preparatory School based on their performances and the adjudicator scoring to be featured in this year’s ceremony.

Cole Kucharski, Michael Crocetti & Leah Meyer were selected as Outstanding Performers and will be featured in the Opening and Closing Numbers for the Awards Ceremony.

Alex Sheffield and Sophia Bresciani were awarded Medley Performers for their Outstanding Performances in The Secret Garden and will be featured in a medley with a song from the show.

Harry Sandbrook, Jayson Goldner, Cole Jackson & (alternate) Ana Leitao were selected to represent the casts of The Little Mermaid and The Secret Garden in the closing number of the Applause Awards Ceremony as well.

This is a distinctive honor and to have the number of students selected to participate from our school is a true testament to their talents.

The Applause Award Ceremony will be filmed by a professional film company and the ceremony will be available for viewing sometime in August.
Congratulations!!

Thespians Will Meet Friday!

Posted by Jason King at Jul 8, 2020 9:09AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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Thespian Troupe 6902 has a virtual Thespian meeting Friday, July 10 at 4PM with new Thespian Director, Mrs. Fadoul. We will be discussing expectations, induction, elections, and exciting Troupe events for the 2020-2021 season. Please email Mrs. Fadoul at bambiellen.fadoul@windermereprep.com for the Zoom link.

CONGRATS ALL APPLAUSE AWARD NOMINATIONS

Posted by Jason King at Jul 1, 2020 2:09PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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2020 APPLAUSE AWARDS
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Final Nominees

Top scoring finalists may be invited by the Dr. Phillips Center to rehearse and perform in a reimagined digital applause awards. Safety protocols and enhanced social distancing policies will be in place for any filming/rehearsals that may occur. More details to follow.

ALL SCHOOL MUSICALTHE LITTLE MERMAID

WPS THEATRICAL REPERTOIRE COMPANYTHE SECRET GARDEN

Congratulations to the following Performers for being recognized
by the Applause Awards Committee.

OUTSTANDING LEAD NOMINEES

Alex Sheffield
Lily
The Secret Garden

Cole Jackson
Archibald Craven
The Secret Garden

Sophia Bresciani
Martha Sowerby
The Secret Garden

Cole Kucharski
Sebastian
The Little Mermaid

Leah Meyer
Ariel
The Little Mermaid

Michael Crocetti
Scuttle
The Little Mermaid

Olivia Oles
Ursula
The Little Mermaid

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING LEAD NOMINEES

Harry Sandbrook
Grimsby
The Little Mermaid

OUTSTANDING ACTOR NOMINEES

Michael Crocetti
Scuttle
The Little Mermaid

OUTSTANDING VOCALIST NOMINEES

Leah Meyer
Ariel
The Little Mermaid

OUTSTANDING DANCER NOMINEES

Alex Sheffield
Mersister
The Little Mermaid

Jayson Goldner
Ensemble
The Little Mermaid

OUTSTANDING YOUNG PERFORMER NOMINEES

Olivia Richter
Flounder
The Little Mermaid

HONORABLE MENTION IN PERFORMANCE NOMINEES

Alex Sheffield
Mersister
The Little Mermaid

Joao Magalhaes
Chef Louis
The Little Mermaid

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR NOMINEES

Stuart Sheffield
The Secret Garden

Thank you for all your dedication and hard work on our productions. Details will follow about the ceremony!!

A new addition to next year's theatre season!

Posted by Jason King at Jun 26, 2020 8:26AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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We are pleased to announce that we will produce the musical, 13, in lieu of the Broadway Musical Revue scheduled on April 21 and 22, 2021. This production will be produced and rehearsed during the Middle School Musical Theatre year-long class and will be directed by Ms. Cindy Lowa. Please reach out to Mr. King if you should have any questions about this production.