*Pictured Above: Linus Hand Productions provides Princess Parties, such as a visit by Elsa from Disney’s “Frozen”.
Does your child have a passion for acting? Are you looking for a positive and rewarding way for your child to gain confidence, teamwork ability, cooperation, memory skills, and leadership capability in a fun atmosphere?
Linus Hand Productions does just that. Through the Drama Academy classes, local children will learn to develop skills as singers, dancers, and actors. This is an opportunity to study drama, singing, and choreography with professional artists.
Linus Hand was the general manager of the Royal Alexandra and the Princess of Wales theatre in Toronto from 1990 to 2004. He soon had a goal in mind to bring family friendly theatre to Niagara. In 2005, as executive producer, Linus brought Disney’s “Aladdin” to Niagara Falls by obtaining the licensing process required to stage a Disney production. He put on that production, and well as “Beauty and the Beast”. This was followed by “Seussical”, “Scrooge” and Disney’s “High School Musical”.
During the production of “Suessical”, they were having a hard time obtaining a group of children required that could act as well as they could sing. Eventually, they found the children needed, but it sparked an interest in Linus to provide a theatre to provide the necessary tools required to develop the appropriate acting ability in such a high calibre and competitive field.
The Linus Hand Drama Academy was then born! It is here that children learn projection, mime, posture, body movement and vocal skills. Social skills and expression come with the territory here, thus building the groundwork and pathway for their future milestones.
He founded and continues to over-see the Linus Hand Drama Academy as well as summer musical theatre camps. His career and skill in the arts has transformed students of all ages, and at the Scotiabank Convention Centre, Linus Hand Productions has presented “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, “Annie”, “Peter Pan” and “Oliver”. Additionally Linus has produced “RENT”, Bodies the Exhibit and the Disney Princess Show.
Junior, Intermediate, and Senior lessons are provided within his Drama Academy Camps. There are 10 classes every Saturday for a duration of 90 minutes. His Winter Camp has already begun, with the final class always concluding with a Young Production. For the Winter of 2015, it will conclude with “Hairspray”. The cost is $260 for enrollment.
For the next seasonal upcoming camp, contact Linus Hand Productions at 289-213-8001 or [email protected] for information.
Students of Linus Hand Productions most recently concluded 2014 with Linus Hand’s Production of “The Wizard of Oz”. A musical that took place at the Scotiabank Convention Centre for two weekends in December.
Photo cred: Anthony Rizzo
The musical, based on the iconic 1939 movie starring Judy Garland, was a big production that showcased the immense talent that the students at the Linus Hand Drama Academy had to showcase. His amateur students tackled roles such as Dorothy, the munchkins and citizens of Oz. Professional actors took the roles of the Wizard, Glenda the Good Witch, the Wicked Witch of the West, Tin Man Scare, Crow and the Cowardly Lion.
Some footage of his young students from the Drama Academy performing in the “Wizard of Oz” (munchkin scene):
Linus Hand Productions:
5743 Thorold Stone Road,
Niagara Falls, ON.
Linus Hand Productions now provides something extra special for your little one — Princess parties!
60 mins – $125.00
Imagine the enchanting Elsa, Belle, Rapunzel or Snow White perform at your very own party. Have the Princesses give live performances, join in on sing-a-long and play games with all your guests!
60 mins – $125.00 1 Princess
60 mins – $225.00 2 Princesses
To book, contact Linus Hand Productions at (289) 213 – 8001 or click here to email.
Visit Linus Hand Productions online at www.linushandproductions.com or on Facebook and Twitter.