Saturday, February 9, 2013

New things happening at Little Broadway

Things may have been silent here at Little Broadway, but that doesn't mean there's nothing going on. In fact, quite the contrary...

We're getting ready for a relaunch!

When we come back in the fall of 2013, you can expect brand new classes, an updated curriculum, a redesigned website, new faces, new places, new products and offers and much, much more.

But, you don't have to wait until September to get your Little Broadway fix. We'll send you all the latest, most up-to-date information as well as tips, tricks, tutorials, games, skits, and theater news on the 15th of each month as part of our brand new news letter Center Stage.

We'll also be revving up on Twitter, Facebook, and here on the blog. So follow us, like us, and add us to your RSS feed! To keep in touch and stay on top of all the latest goings on at Little Broadway, be sure to sign up for our newsletter.

Looking forward to taking the stage together again in the fall!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Set Building Tip: Bricks

I just finished painting the set for the brick house for our performance of The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and wanted to share some tips on making realistic looking bricks.

You'll need:
  • a brick-sized sponge
  • black paint
  • red paint
  • a brush about the thickness of your index finger
  • a paint-mixing stick
  • paint tray
Step One
Pour a generous amount of red paint into the paint tray.

Step Two
Add black paint (about 1/4 the amount of red) and stir the two together
Tip: Don't blend the colors completely. Just spread the back around.

Step Three
Dip the wide end of the sponge into the paint. Scrape any excess paint off on the edge of the paint tray. Use the sponge like a stamp to apply the "bricks" to the surface you wish to paint. Place the sponge prints one next to the other to make rows of "bricks." Dip the sponge back into the paint as needed.
Tip: You can always go over the same spot twice to fill in the holes a bit. Some spots won't get any paint, whereas others may get more red or more black or a mixture of the two.

Step Four
Let dry completely.

Step Five
Dip the brush in the black paint and outline the sponge marks.

Step Six
Once the black paint is dry, your brick set is ready to be used!

The holes in the sponge give the "bricks" a more textured look. The streaky mixture of black and red help complete the look by giving the "bricks" a more 3-dimensional look.

Let us know how your brick creation turns out and if you have any other tips to try. Be on the lookout for pictures of our brick house in action right in this space!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Violenschool Upper School Spring 2012 cancelation and make-up class

Due to personal conflict and the Avondvierdagse taking place on the same evening, the Little Broadway class scheduled to take place on Tuesday June 5th has been cancelled.

To make up for the cancelled class, starting on Tuesday May 15th, we classes will be 1 3/4 hours long instead of 1 1/2 hours. This will continue for the following six classes. But extending the lesson by 15 minutes over six classes, we will be able to make up the lost class without having to schedule an additional make-up class.

Pick-up and drop-off times for the upcoming lesson (May 8) will remain as scheduled. A revised session schedule including all the above information, will be sent home with your student at the next lesson (May 8).

Thank you for your compliance and understanding.