Venice Theatre acting interns will present original Cabaret show, “Intern-al Affairs”, March 22 & 23
(Venice, FL) With generous support from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Venice Theatre has hosted five acting interns during its current 2014-2015 Season. Recent college graduates and emerging theatre professionals who are actively pursuing careers in professional theatre have performed in Venice Theatre productions of The Full Monty; Buddy, the Buddy Holly Story; and Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins. The three interns who are currently performing in Mary Poppins will conclude their time with theatre by entertaining audiences with a cabaret of Broadway songs called Intern-al Affairs. The show will be held in the 90-seat Pinkerton Theatre Sunday, March 22 and Monday, March 23, 2015. Showtime is 8 p.m. Seats are $5 for students and $10 for adults and are available at 941-488-1115 or www.venicestage.com.
Intern-al Affairs will feature the talents of Daniesha Carr, Timothy-Michael Chastain and Lisa Revis. Carr is a recent graduate of Averett University in Virginia and is best recognized at Venice Theatre for her sassy portrayal of an Apollo singer in Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story. Chastain, whose former credits include Beast in Beauty and the Beast and Jim in Big River is currently capturing audiences’ attention with his portrayal of Valentine, a toy-come-to-life in the Mary Poppins number, “Playing the Game.” Revis recently earned her BFA in Music Theatre from Rockford University. She delivers a colorful performance as Mrs. Corry, in the Mary Poppins show stopper, “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.”
Intern-al Affairs will give the interns the chance to be front and center for a whole evening. The show will feature solo, duet and trio renditions of classic and contemporary Broadway selections including “Marry the Man Today” from Guys and Dolls; “It Only Takes a Moment” from Hello Dolly; “Louder than Words” from Tick, Tick… BOOM! and “Free at Last” from Big River.
Venice Theatre began a summer internship program in collaboration with Berea College (Berea, KY) in 2012. Fall 2014 launched the first expansion to include students from around the country for fall and spring. Staff from Venice Theatre are attending the Southeastern Theatre Conference this week to audition and interview potential interns for next season.
Tickets for Intern-al Affairs and all Venice Theatre shows through June 2015 are available at the box office at 941-488-1115 or online at www.venicestage.com. Subscriptions for 2015-2016 are also on sale. Venice Theatre is located at 140 W. Tampa Ave. on the island in Venice. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday; and one hour before all performances.
Venice Theatre’s mission is making a dramatic impact on all stages of life. The second-largest out of 10,000 community theatres in the United States, it is located at 140 W. Tampa Ave .on the island in Venice, FL. Its MainStage offers seating for 432 patrons and features musicals, plays, concerts and special events. Its Yvonne Pinkerton Theatre seats 90 patrons and is home to the theatre’s “Generations”, Stage II and Cabaret Series. In addition to providing entertainment to the community, Venice Theatre has a wide range of education and outreach programs for children and adults.