by Rachel Wilson
On Saturday, June 23, the Brooklyn Music School’s Music Theatre Program will present the performance of “To Dream a World”. This unique performance features a fictional original tale of how a young William Shakespeare imagined the characters for his later works. As a boy, his dreams take him to four magical worlds, which are represented by the four seasons. In these worlds, he meets the characters that eventually end up in his famous plays.
Marie Zvosec is the Summer Vocal Arts Junior Stage Director and a choreographer for Brooklyn Music School. I had the chance to speak with Marie, who oversaw stage direction and choreography for “To Dream a World” and asked her what makes this show unique and why you don't want to miss it!
Q: What do you think makes this production unique?
A: Much like most of our previous productions, the rare opportunity to work with original playwrights and composers creates an irreplaceable experience for young artists.
Q: What was the inspiration behind the show/music?
A: We believe that the potential for creative greatness, even to the level of William Shakespeare as he is depicted throughout “To Dream a World”, resides in each child. Every one of our performers deserves the chance to explore and offer to the audience their special gifts, which they do while exploring the textures and temperature of the four seasons.
Q: Why do you believe people should attend this show?
A: This show is a particularly good match for lovers of lush new music, original writing based in classical theater, those who are inspired by luxurious costume design, and those whose hearts are open to the joyful singing and dancing of children.
Q: What is it like working with the students?
A: Because of the in-action nature of these original creations, the work can be tailored to the strengths of the children, creating opportunities for pursuit and accomplishment of achievable goals of young artists of varying experience levels.
Q: What was your favorite part of working on this production?
Q: Do you have any final thoughts or anything else you would like to say about the show?
A: This production is a wonderful introduction to the world of the theater, to the music of Pamela Martinez (with Aiden) and to the works of William Shakespeare for audience members both familiar with and new to the Playhouse.
- Saturday, June 23, 2018
- 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
- Brooklyn Music School Playhouse Theater
- 126 St. Felix Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
- Tickets: $15-20