The ArtsCenter Photoblog

October 14, 2010

Living Dead in Denmark

The Youth Performing Arts Conservatory kids have outdone themselves. This weekend they’re putting on a show that brings Shakespeare’s most famous characters back from the dead–with zombies!

Living Dead in Denmark, a comic book fantasia, throws Shakespeare’s most beloved characters including Ophelia, Juliet (both back from the dead), Lady M, Puck, Titania and Horatio into an us-versus-zombies apocalyptic scenario.  Mixing martial arts, horror movies and comic books, Living Dead in Denmark is the perfect storm of Halloween theatre.  Intended for audiences 14 and up.

Shows are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. I got to go to rehearsal yesterday–check out a sneak peak and some outtakes below (don’t forget to click see more for more photos)! There are no captions, you have to go to the show to find out what’s happening!





August 29, 2010

Youth Preforming Arts Conservatory

Registration is now open for Fall 2010 Youth Preforming Arts Conservatory Classes. Classes are available for students in Kindergarten up through 12th grade. There are many classes to choose from including on camera acting, stage combat, improv and theater tech. Also, new this fall is the YPAC School of Rock and Roll. Classes are offered in music video production, concert lighting, live audio engineering and even being in a rock band! Students in the School of Rock and Roll will work together to produce a final live concert at Cats Cradle. Check out the ArtsCenter’s website for more information on the classes, and check below for some photos from some of this summer’s YPAC classes.


Looking over a script in preparation for auditions during the on-camera acting class.


July 22, 2010


There are a ton of exciting things going on this week as the ArtsCenter. First up is the Summer Youth Preforming Arts Conservatory’s performance of Drood: The Musical.  The Summer Youth Conservatory is a collaboration between the ArtsCenter and Playmakers Repertory Company, the professional  theater company at UNC.  It pairs talented young theater students with professional directors, choreographers and designers. Five weeks of classes cumulated in a staged production.

Based on the unfinished novel by Charles Dickens, Drood is a Tony Award winning musical in which the audience participates in solving a murder mystery.  I got to sit in on two rehearsals this week and these kids are really talented and the show is a lot of fun. You won’t want to miss it. Check out a few rehearsal photos below and be sure to go see the show, which runs through Sunday. Click here for more information about show times and how to purchase tickets.


June 5, 2010

Youth Preforming Arts Conservatory Sharing Day

Last week, several classes from the Youth Preforming Arts Conservatory held a sharing day, show off some of the skills they have been working on all year. Students presented several skits including a re-telling of several familiar fairytale, as well as some skits about the first day of school. Check below for some photos! Remember, the summer preforming arts camp for teens start June 14, so make sure to register now!




February 11, 2010

YPAC: Show Choir Class

The Youth Performing Arts Conservatory held a weeklong show choir class (like in Glee!) for teens, and I got to go to their performance of a medley from “Bye Bye Birdie” on Sunday. The class was so good, there’s talk of forming a traveling troupe that would perform in the area. Photos below!


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February 5, 2010

20% Off YPAC classes this week!

February 1, 2010

YPAC Hip Hop/Street Dance Workshop for Teens

The Youth Performing Arts Conservatory held an intense week-long workshop on hip hop and street dance for teens last week taught by Virginia Queen Danford. By the end of the week, the group had learned the moves to an entire song. Shots are below!

Registration opens on the 8th for more YPAC classes. Click here for more information.


Dancers, led by Virginia on the right, check their moves in the mirror as they practice their dance for the last time before performing in front of their parents. Click "more" below to see more!


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