The 15th Annual Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival is alive with interactive opportunities for all ages. Presented on Sunday, April 13th from 11am – 6pm on the campus of Kaneland High School, the Festival, produced annually by the newly named Kaneland Arts Initiative, showcases professional visual and performing artists during the 7 hour event. This year, the performing artist workshops focus on theatre with three workshops.
Andrew Bero will be presenting two workshops at the Festival called “How to Survive an Audition.” Mr. Bero will be discussing how to survive any audition in a professional and show-appropriate manner. Participants will dance, sing, and act their way through this workshop. Participants may prepare a song to sing and all participants should wear comfortable clothing for dancing. Mr.Bero has performed in the Broadway National Tours of Jesus Christ Superstar and Leonard Bernstein’s Wonderful Town, as well as several regional theaters, and internationally with Cirque de Soleil and Celebrity Cruises. Mr. Bero’s directing and choreography credits include several seasons with the Children’s Theater of Elgin, including Joseph…Dreamcoat, Singin’ in the Rain, and the upcoming production of Shrek. He currently coordinates events at the Blizzard Theater at Elgin Community College, and teaches at Northern Illinois University. Andrew Bero holds a BFA in Musical Theater from Millikin University and a Master’s degree in English Education from Northern Illinois University.
The middle school workshop (grades 6 – 8) will be from 12 – 2pm and the high school and up workshop (9th grade through adult) will be from 3 – 5pm. Both workshops will take place in the Black Box Theatre and are free. Reservations are requested. Reserve spots at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for the flyer for How to Survive an Audition.
Another great theatre workshop will be presented by Avenue J Studios for grades K – 5 in the Auxillary Gym of Kaneland High School during the Festival. This is a drop-in workshop and the children will be doing improvisational activities from 11am – 6pm.