2022 AATE National Conference
July 28-31, 2022


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Excursion #1: Trip to Theater by the Sea for production of Rogers & Hammerstein's Cinderella
Friday, July 29, 2022, 6:00pm

Price $95
Transportation and Box Dinner Provided

Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®-winning musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music that delights audiences with its surprisingly contemporary take on the classic tale. Our magical production features an incredible live orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers and Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible" and "Ten Minutes Ago" in this hilarious and romantic experience for anyone who's ever had a dream. Being presented by THEATRE BY THE SEA, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, has had many incarnations over the years. RUNNING TIME: Approx. 2 hrs 25 min (includes intermission).

If you have any accessibility needs, when selecting a ticket, please indicate you want one in the orchestra. It is an older theater and doesn’t provide accessibility in the balcony.

The price includes a show ticket, transportation, and a box dinner.

Saturday, July 30, 2022, 1:00 pm

Price $50
Transportation Provided

Two hours of bilingual Plena percussion workshop with Lydia Perez in which we teach a brief history of Plena music in Puerto Rico, how to play the instruments, the vocal calls and responses, and the different rhythms.

Plena is an urban topical song that first became popular with sugar workers around Ponce (South of Puerto Rico) in early 19th century. The most popular genre to evolve, the plena, blended African style drumming on frame drums on North Africa origin, call-and response singing, and topical themes similar to the Trinidadian Calypso. The plena sometimes is called a "Sung newspaper" because it is used to spread news or gossip, to criticize, protests, censure and just for enjoyment. Plena contain verses of foul lines and choruses half as long. The original Plena are always accompanied by the single headed (Panderetas or Panderos, Frame drums, guiros and Marímbola.  The panderetas are of different sizes and sounds. The big one is 13 inches per circumference. The medium 10", and the small 8".
Plena - can be played solo, but best heard in a group. Three different hand drums make up the complex beat: the Punteador, which keeps the bass beat, the Seguidor, which add the main beat, and the Requinto, which is the lead drum and can improvise to the player’s liking. There can be any number of panderetas present at any time, but in the case of multiple Requintos, only one may assume lead while the others take the beats of Seguidores.

Excursion #3: A Day in Newport
Sunday, July 31, 2022, 9am-5pm

Price $40
Transportation Provided

Spend a day in Newport, RI. There are so many great things to do, you can do a mansion tours https://www.newportmansions.org/, go shopping, or to the beach (Easton Beach, 25-30 minute walk from downtown). If you want to book an activity while in Newport make sure to do it well in advance as things fill up very quickly on the weekends in the summer. Transportation provided to and from Newport there will be two drop offs and pick ups one in town and one at the beach.

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