CVC Spring Musical “Aida”
Photographs of this years’ CVC high school spring play have now been posted here. The cast for the spring play “Aida” was quite large as has been the tradition for the CVC spring plays. The auditorium was beautifully decorated with hand painted Egyptian style murals which can be seen as the last couple of images in the gallery link below. There were also many live scene changes seen by the audience that seemed well rehearsed and were pulled off without the audience knowing if there were any issues. Great job everyone.
In the musical Aida, a princess from Nubia, is captured and brought back to Egypt while out on the Nile exploring it’s vast beauty. Aida’s capture leads to a chance encounter with Radames, a captain in the Egyptian army. Their chance meeting leads to her placement with Amneris the Egyptian princess pledged to be married to Radames. By the end of the musical the Adia, Nubian princess, and Radames, the Egyptian army captain, find their hearts have fallen for each other and are buried alive to die together as lovers.
Stomp at Fresno Saroyan Theater
Several weeks ago, on May 19, 2009, I was asked to fill in for my friend over at Third Element Studios on a photo shoot for Visalia Direct Medias‘ local publication of Lifestyle magazine. On very short notice I took the gig and attended the concert to get the photographs posted above. Stomp is a very loud beet driven musical with each person playing a non vocal part in the play. Instruments include the following non-musical objects: zippo, newspaper, garbage bag, and yes even the kitchen sink. Their tribal beat goes to the heart and embeds itself in the brain without even a second thought and the slapstick humor keeps you wondering what will come next.
For those looking for the article and the photographs published by direct media please look for the “Lifestyle” magazine for June 2009. Be sure to have a look at the photographs also included by Forrest Cavale and his partner Zach Niles over at Third Element Studios