Friday, September 20, 2013

"Nevermore: Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe" Debuts at Huntington Middle!

Greetings everyone!
This past Friday the 13th I had the pleasure of performing the new "Nevemore: Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe" for the students and faculty at Huntington Middle.  I spent several days beforehand rehearsing the stories and poems that I dramatically recite during the show, which include "The Raven", "The Tell-Tale Heart", and "Annabel Lee."  Thankfully, there were no brain freezes during the performance and everything went smoothly during the shows.  All four groups were a blast to perform for and they were all outstanding audiences.  I'm also very grateful that my voice held up all day as it is always rough the first few days of shows after a long break.

This is a great shot of the stage and audience.  What an awesome performing area - it really helped set the mood and tone for the program.
 Here are some comments from the media specialist, Ms. Sheila Holloway:

"Our 6th, 7th, and 8th graders all attended the program, "Nevermore: Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe", and it was awesome!  From the creepy music, to the super-cool costume, to the stage decorations, our students were enthralled from the minute they entered the auditorium.  They were entranced by the storytelling itself and loved the interactive opportunities; even teachers got involved!  We loved the background knowledge about Poe and his stories, and the magic was so cleverly introduced in conjunction with the tales.  I especially loved the accent Chad used when performing "The Tell-Tale Heart."  What a great experience for our student boy.  Thanks, Chad - I say your new show is a big hit!

This young lady was very excited to be chosen to assist in a rather strange experiment.  She was even more excited when her mind was read and she was told what she was thinking in her head. 

I couldn't think of any better way to spend Friday the 13th!  Now it's one more week of relaxation before the start of the fall school show season - where this and the other programs will be performed almost every day of the week thru the end of November.  I can't wait!

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