Our Crowdfunder campaign to raise £500 to secure our March 2021 production of Sister Act Jr has hit its target!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!
We are overwhelmed that we’ve hit our target in just ONE week. We are so grateful for your support. These donations mean that our production can go ahead, but with changes in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Originally, when we booked the licence to perform this exciting musical show, we expected that our young cast would be on stage, in front of a live audience, at The Brewhouse Arts Centre in Burton town centre.
At the moment, it’s impossible to predict what restrictions will be in place in March 2021. We also can’t know how people may feel about being back in an auditorium – even if it is allowed by then.
We did not want our students to face the disappointment of late changes. So, we came up with a plan to film the show at the Brewhouse without an audience and then stream it online. This meant we needed to cover extra costs connected with the filming, editing and the streaming platform needed to show the finished production. Thanks to the donations received we can now meet those costs.
A Crowdfunder stretch target
So, we have now created a stretch target – something we never expected to do – before our Crowdfunder ends in January. If we get any further donations they will allow us to add some extra sparkle to our production and we would spend that money on upgrading costumes and sets and enhancing the filming of the show. But the most important thing is that you have helped us secure the future of our Spring show. Thanks again, from the bottom of our hearts. There are rewards you can choose from when you make a donation. Pop over to www.crowdfunder.co.uk/sister-act-online to take a look, or share it with your connections who might be interested.
To give you a taste of what’s to come, here’s a clip of our student Bethany who will be playing Deloris Van Cartier in our Sister Act Jr. This is from the audition Bethany did for the role back when we were only teaching via Zoom.
Our venue has re-opened today and our in-person classes are reinstated. We are observing all the guidelines and restrictions that go with our current Tier 3 status.
Please get in touch if you have been waiting for a trial in person and we can now book you in. Please note that places in our Spotlight group, for ages 10-13, are extremely limited. This class is almost full, so don’t delay.
Pictured above is our Starlets class (for four to six-year-olds) having fun today at the Burton Albion Community Hub, Grange Street, Burton on Trent, DE14 2ER. They were so happy to be back and we loved seeing them in person.
Thankyou to Burton Albion Community Trust for their wonderful support throughout 2020
We also run age-appropriate training for six to nine-year-olds (our Debut class) and 14 to 18-year-olds (our Encore class).
Our number one priority remains protecting the health and wellbeing of all our students, staff and volunteers. All our staff members have completed COVID-19 awareness training and the community hub is a COVID-secure venue. We will continue to follow the advice of the UK Government, NHS, Public Health England and our local Health Protection Team.
We did it for the first UK lockdown of 2020 – so we KNOW we can get through a second lockdown in England.
ALL our classes will go online from tomorrow until we get the go-ahead to start face-to-face classes in a covid-secure way.
We are really looking forward to seeing all our students again, but until then we will continue to offer classes online that are inspiring, innovative and fun.
We’re here for anyone who wants to talk and we know that our students will continue to support each other and enjoy the team spirit, kindness and companionship that mark out our amazing StageScreen students.
We will continue to follow the advice of the UK Government, NHS, Public Health England and our local Health Protection Team.
All our teachers have now completed training for COVID-19 Awareness in preparation for our return to teaching classes and workshops in person later this month.
You can read about our COVID-19 procedures here. We will continue to review and update our procedures as the situation develops and as more information becomes available.
Our number one priority is protecting the health and wellbeing of all our students, staff and volunteers and we will continue to follow the advice of the UK Government, NHS, Public Health England and our local Health Protection Team.
An example of the qualification all our teachers have now obtained.