Behind the Scenes at the Maple Grove Actors Studio
Greg and Lori Bunce began full stage musical productions in their Maple Grove backyard during the summer of 2007. They both have a theatre background and wanted to give their kids, Sharayah and Trevor, a chance at hands-on theatrical experience.
It turns out that the entire neighborhood wanted in on the act. From their first show (Oliver) through this summer’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, individuals and entire families from the area have lent their hand to construction, costuming, concessions, singing, dancing and acting.
“Through the years, not only our kids, but others in our community have told us how being involved has awakened a passion for performing or creating or even just connecting with others in the community,” says Greg Bunce.
A “dreamcoat” is appropriate apparel for this couple who foresee that the faithful kids in their casts will be the next generation to direct, plan and build this theatre, or one in their own backyard.
It all starts with a dream!
Enjoy the Show
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Bunce Backyard Productions, 16938 Weaver Lake Drive, July 25-27 and 29-31, 7 p.m., concessions available, free admission. Charitable donations accepted along with canned goods for C.R.O.S.S. Food Shelf. Bring your own chair or blanket and don't forget the bug spray! buncebackyard.org
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