Where did the name, Fridge Door Live! come from?
a variety of interpretations, but to settle all rumours, here's
the truth. In many homes, artwork tends to end up on the door
of the fridge. For this performing arts program, the art comes
to life on the stage. "Imagination Brought To Life."
Isn't it nice having one less piece of art stuck to the fridge
are positive moral themes or virtues incorporated?
The best thing
about the performing arts, is that it is a natural way to learn
something. Cast members will learn, discover and develop, simply
by involvement. Each session's activities and play script are
developed and written with one single positive moral or virtue.
Some themes have included, non-conformity, perspective, working
together and grace. Activities are often developed with the intent
of reinforcing these themes and values. This is the idea behind
the value, Betterment of Youth. We hope that each cast
member will go away looking at life's circumstances in a different
is meant by A Performing Arts Experience?
Part of the
mission of the Theatre Company is to Build Confidence, Develop
Competence and Encourage Cooperation in youth. This comes about
by interaction with the leaders, involvement in the planned theatre
activities and by preparing for and performing in the final production.
While youth will develop artistically from the activities, the
primary purpose of the programs is to build, develop and encourage
youth by engaging them in a positive theatre experience.
plays are used for the production?
So far, the
plays are all newly written by Len Cuthbert. Len has been writing
scripts for about 20 years with several produced and published.
This doesn't mean that this will always be the case, but the scripts
need to be designed around a central theme, with the ability to
adjust for a varying number of cast members and have as many gender
neutral parts as possible. Each group is unique in size and mix
of gender and so script flexibility is key.
do you mean by "founded on basic faith values"?
Company considers these two basic principles. Respect God. Respect
each other. The way we conduct the program and the theme we choose
reflect these basic principles. Fridge Door Live is a place
where children and youth can feel encouraged, valued and cared
there be other boys in the group?
boys make up 1/3 to 1/2 of the cast.
everyone in the production get an equal part?
We can't emphasize
enough that the program is about the process of a "performing
arts experience" and not about the final production. The
week is designed to be about experiencing theatre together and
growing in confidence, competence and working together, no matter
if a youth has had lots of theatre experience or none at all.
The final production and the acting, singing and choreography
are just one part of the whole week's experiences.
in mind, the scripts are selected well in advance with varying
types of roles so that they can be matched well with each unique
and diverse cast.
Each person will be involved in acting, singing and choreography.
happens if my child can't attend every session?
For the benefit
and courtesy of everyone, it is so important that each cast member
attends every session. Time is limited and an absent cast member
affects everyone. Occasionally, scheduled appointments will make
it impossible to attend a session or part of it and this is understandable.
In those cases, please inform the leadership as soon as possible.
If you anticipate your child being absent for more than two sessions
(during the school year) or part of a day (during the Summer),
please do not register for the program or camp. In addition, the
final production is a vital part of the program and involves all
participants. If your child won't be able to participate in the
final production, please do not register him/her.
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