Sing! Dance! Act! A Once on this Island Broadway Workshop

Sing! Dance! Act! A Once on this Island Broadway Workshop is a 3-week program inspired by SDCC’s New Year, New Skills Creative Series and is supported in part by the City of Dallas Office of Arts & Culture. Led by Dallas CAP artist Michael D’Andre Childs, participants of all skills levels will learn the art of theater dancing, singing, and acting through the popular Broadway show. Once on This Island is a one-act stage musical with a book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty. It is based on the 1985 novel My Love, My Love; or, The Peasant Girl by Rosa Guy, a Caribbean-set retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Little Mermaid. It concerns a peasant girl in the French Antilles who falls in love with a rich boy and makes a deal with the gods to save his life.

Date: Saturdays – Jan. 21, Jan. 28, and Feb. 4

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: South Dallas Cultural Center

All three classes are free with registration, but walk-ins are welcome after registration closes. Participants must be 16 years of age and older.

Michael D’Andre Childs
Michael D’Andre Childs

Michael D’Andre Childs is an accomplished Producer, Director, Music Director, Choreographer, Actor and Entrepreneur. After receiving his degree in Musical Theater, he has developed a professional reputation working with students across the United States.
Recently Michael produced, and directed the world premiere of Into the Jungle- a Live fashion, and performance event with Dallas Future Fashion Designers. He has also served as Music Director for Broadway Dallas (formerly known as Dallas Summer Musicals). He is currently Directing a production of the Wedding Singer Musical at Upright Theatre Co. where he was previously nominated for Best Director for The Last 5 Years. Previous productions include: Shrek the Musical at KD Conservatory, Seussical at Artisan Center Theater, Elf Jr. at Shine Performing Arts, and Blues in the Night at Jubilee Theatre among others. Michael is very proud of his work as a teaching artist with the Dallas Community Arts Program where he can help the next generation connect with their gifts.

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