North Kingstown Drama

ANNIE, Jr.
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Welcome parents and actors! You have stumbled upon the site of the North Kingstown Creative Dramatics Program, otherwise known as NK DRAMA where you will find any and all information regarding the program as well as current and past shows.

 

Started in 2003 with the classic production of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” the program quickly gained momentum and became a much anticipated after school activity. The following year garnished new talent, which allowed the production of “Annie Jr.” to become a huge success and brought many faces into the audience. With a new year came a new show, and a larger number of extremely talented kids. “The Sound of Music” became our biggest and most challenging show to date, but that didn’t stop us. 2007's performance of "Cinderella" proved that with time comes greatness. :) Following "Cinderella" was the much anticipated production of "The Wizard of Oz" in 2008. The show was another success.

 

"Beauty and the Beast Jr." was simply the best show yet as it incorporated many wonderful kids into fabulous costumes and voices, and who can resist little kids dressed as silverware? So adorable. The next performance was "Alice in Wonderland Jr.", which was a fun and entertaining show filled with crazy characters and interesting plot lines.

With "Camp Rock: The Musical" behind us, another success to add to NK Drama's repertoire we start the task of putting on a ninth production, this year with "Aladdin, Jr." I do hope you join us as these kids work hard to put on a great show in July! 

 

"Aladdin Jr" turned out to be one of the best performances to date...with the kids rallying together to put on two incredible performances. It was a bittersweet year as yet again we had to say goodbye to the 8th graders, most of whom have been with the program for most of their young lives. 


"The Little Mermaid Jr." provided the challenge of creating the illusion that our actors were under water as their characters were fish, mermaids, an octopus and two eels. We jumped that hurdle and the audience was in awe with two more incredible performances, some even saying this was the best show to date! 


"Seussical Jr." proved to be one of the best shows yet! The music, the choreography was a combo not to be missed.


The following two years were met with two more phenomenal productions of "Peter Pan Jr." and an encore of "Annie Jr."


Now, in our 14th season of NK Drama we look forward to putting together the production of "Into the Woods Jr", which is very early on gearing up to be an amazing show.

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THE DIRECTOR:

 

Lindsay Dias graduated from Salve Regina University with a major in English/Communications and a minor in Theatre Arts. She had worked with her mother in the past, assisting her with the production of “James and the Giant Peach” at Our Lady of Mercy elementary school in East Greenwich. From that moment she knew she wanted to work with kids so when Mari told her about the opportunity ahead to assist her in running the North Kingstown Creative Dramatics Program, Lindsay jumped at the chance. She started off as assistant-director / choreographer with “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” in 2003 and from there climbed the ladder to directing her first production of “The Sound of Music.” Upon Mari's retirement of the program, she handed it all over. From then (2008) Lindsay has directed "Beauty and the Beast Jr.", "Alice in Wonderland Jr.", "Camp Rock: The Musical", "Aladdin Jr.", "The Little Mermaid Jr.", "Seussical Jr.", "Peter Pan Jr.", "Annie Jr." and is now directing "Into the Woods Jr." In addition she has written, directed and produced three projects utilizing the 8th graders as a "graduation gift" to them; "Conversations", "The Bewitching Hour" and "Evilution."  

 

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THE PRODUCER:

 

Mari Nardolillo-Dias, EDD has directed many children in the past. She worked with St. Mary's School in Cranston as well as the various schools in North Kingstown, so when she was asked by the North Kingstown Recreation Department to head a theatre program for local children she jumped at the opportunity. Being in plays herself, she knew exactly what to do with the kids and she has been a major influence in their lives. With her busy schedule she had decided to step down as Director and leave the program to her daughter Lindsay. She is staying on as producer to help with the business end of the program

 

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THE MUSICAL DIRECTOR:

 

Elizabeth Miceli has her Bachelors in Human Development and Family Studies because she adores working with children. She has been singing for as long as she can remember. She has been apart of a number of productions with NK Drama including The Sound of Music, Cinderella, and The Wizard of Oz where she was cast as Dorothy. Her background singing in several bands and performing in multiple venues has prepared her well for the Musical Director position. She also worked closely with Lindsay as the Assistant Director for Annie Junior. Following that experience, she was promoted to the Musical Director position. She is thrilled to be a part of the NK Drama family and looks forward to putting on yet another fantastic production!

 

 

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THE CHOREOGRAPHERS:

 

Maisy Carvalho


Timothy Fine

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For any comments, questions or concerns please feel free to contact Lindsay Dias at the following email addresses:

 

Lindsay:    LindsayDias@gmail.com

 

 

Please enjoy the site!

Thank you!!

 

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