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Kaleidoscope Theatre Newsletter

Volume 6, Number 2

February 2010


Kaleidoscope has a lot of exciting performances this month,

so we wanted to send out our February newsletter as early as



Click here for a complete list of our upcoming performances


For up-to-date information about Kaleidoscope Theatre, you can also check out our two online blogs at: (for general news) (for our members)


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In this issue you can read about:

1. Upcoming Performances

2. The Rhode Island Home Show

3. Spring Fundraiser – Save the Date!

4. Acting Classes for Children

5. “Rapunzel”

6. RISCA Funds Available to Schools and Camps!

7. Supporting Our Members





On Saturday, February 6, Kaleidoscope will be presenting “Snow White” at Westborough High School in Westborough, MA. This performance will begin at 2:00pm and is being presented as a fundraiser for the Westborough SEPAC. Tickets are available at the door.


The following day, Kaleidoscope’s monthly series in Saugus, MA will continue! On February 7, we will be presenting “The Frog Prince” at 2:00pm. To reserve tickets, please contact Paul Ryan at or (781) 230-EXPO. Tickets are $12 and include a free ice cream.


Kaleidoscope will continue to present a monthly production in Saugus. Our schedule through June is as follows:

* February 7th – “The Frog Prince”

* March 21st – “Goldilocks & the Three Bears”

* April 25th – “Jack & the Beanstalk”

* May 16th – “Rapunzel”

* June 13th – “Mother Goose”





For the second year in a row, Kaleidoscope will be appearing at the Rhode Island Home Show on March 13th and 14th! Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel, and Sleeping Beauty will all be making appearances at the event, and we will be presenting “The Magic of Story Time” at 11am and 2pm each day. The event will be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center. For more information, check out their event website at




To help raise money to bring our anti-bullying program to schools that could otherwise not afford it, Kaleidoscope is

planning an exciting fundraiser for this spring! The event will be open to the public, so save the date and spread the word!


The event will be held Friday, May 28th at the Scottish Rites Auditorium in Cranston, RI and will feature a family-friendly collection of Kaleidoscope Theatre songs and skits. Tickets will be $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12. All proceeds will benefit Kaleidoscope Theatre programs. Stay tuned for more details!





With the recent increase in demand, Kaleidoscope is going to start offering theatre classes for children! The first session will be an eight-week class for children in grades 3-5 (ages 8-10).


The class will be held Friday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm at the Orchard Church in Cranston, RI from April 9th – May 28th. The eight-week session will culminate in a group performance as part of the May Fundraiser. For more information, call the Kaleidoscope Theatre office at (401) 942-3637 and ask for Jamie!






Tickets are still on sale for our annual spring production at Scottish Rites Auditorium in Cranston, RI. This year, we will be presenting “Rapunzel” on May 13th. Our enchanting adaptation closely follows the classic and timeless tale we all know and love. Lovely and lively songs create a mood of enchantment and romance as Rapunzel meets her true love and is rescued from her tower with help from the audience. It is a delightful experience the entire family will enjoy and remember!


The performance will begin at 10am and run for an hour. Tickets are only $5.50 and can be reserved by calling Kaleidoscope at (401) 942-3637. This event is perfect for class fieldtrips, but individual families are welcome to attend as well!


If your school needs help financing transportation costs to the event, check out the next blurb on available RISCA funding!






The Rhode Island State Arts Council (RISCA) has decided to designate an initial $20,000 from its federal grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to help schools with the cost of hiring buses to transport students to arts and cultural events and programs!


One such event is Kaleidoscope's performance of “Rapunzel” on May 13th! For camps and day care centers, the grant funding for the buses can also be applied to our summer 2010 summer series!


Under the terms of this new program, schools can apply for up to $400 per trip, with each school eligible to receive support for one trip per year in order to ensure that as many schools as possible can participate in this program.


To apply for funding to attend one of our upcoming spring or summer programs, check out RISCA's website at




     A. Eric Desnoyers (Gary in “BULLY” and Prince Neil in “Rapunzel”) is playing the character of Mark in Bay Colony’s

production of “RENT.” The show will be presented at the OrpheumTheatre in Foxboro, MA until February 7th. Tickets are $24.


     B. James Lambert (Hank / Jake in “BULLY”) and Joseph Catanzaro (Gary in “BULLY”) will both be featured in

the Courthouse Center for the Arts version of “RENT.” Joe will be playing the character of Angel. This show opens February 5th and runs through February 21st. Tickets are $27.  For more information check out



That concludes our February newsletter! If you have any questions about our new programs, you can always contact us by e-mail at or call our office at (401) 942-3637.



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