Academy of Performing Arts, Luanna Luxton Armstrong B.A.T.D., Director


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Mark May 4th and 5th on Your Calendars! (Poster)

On those dates the ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS will celebrate its 18th Annual Theatre Performance with an original production of “A TALE BY THE ANCIENT ONE” written, directed and produced by Luanna Luxton Armstrong.

We invite you to travel with us on a magical journey through time and space, with a young man named Kuderix who had to learn life’s lessons the hard way. It wasn’t until all hope had gone that he experienced the transformative powers of love, compassion, forgiveness, and facing one’s fears.

The dancers, actors, dazzling costumes and props, along with classical and top-of-the-charts contemporary music and dance styles, create a unique one-of-a-kind theatre experience for young and old alike. The talented dancers of all ages performing ballet, pointe, lyrical, jazz, tap, hip hop, acrobatics and cabaret are woven into the fabric of the show and enrich the story.

Tom Ewing is the voice of the “THE ANCIENT ONE”, a spirit tree who narrates the tale.

Rowan Mauldin brings charm and tension to the role of the innocent, coming-of-age KUDERIX, who falls under the spell of a SINISTER MAN, chillingly portrayed by Sean Riley.

Our two heroines MEGHAN (Kiryanna Steudle) and CARLY (Mikayla Steudle) save the SCOURGE (Will Odbert) through the power of love and compassion. VIRIK, the GUARDIAN OF THE CRYSTAL CAVE (Duncan Lavey) and KIRA, a NATURE SPIRIT (Lindsay Ellis) offer words of wisdom to Meghan and Carly in their fearful task.

Ella McKerchie is the RING MASTER introducing the delights of the circus while Donna Paquette as FLOSSY entertains us with her singing and humor at Flossy’s Cabaret. Lisa Chambers is the long-suffering MOTHER of Kuderix.

Kuderix came to understand that thought, both negative and positive, create. As you change your thoughts, life and circumstances change around you. The world is then transformed for all of humankind.

Once again, the Academy is proud to acknowledge the enthusiasm and support of the whole community, and the many contributors not only to this presentation but to all of our past productions.

Dates: Saturday, May 4th at 6:00 p.m.
          Sunday, May 5th at 2:00 p.m.

Place: DreamMakers Theater, Kewadin Casino
         Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Tickets: Adults $15, Children (12 & Under) $10

Available at the Kewadin Box Office 1-800-KEWADIN or 906-635-4917 and at the door

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