Polaris Productions taught me how to work together and be productive with the whole team, and most importantly, have fun! Furthermore, they taught me how to visualize the text as a story, and how to get into the mood and the character. I love Polaris Productions. And I hope we do another play such as Beauty and the Beast!! Thank you so much LeCee!” Update: In 2015 Liam joined the cast of the international tour of Beauty and the Beast (as “Chip”).
Guys and Dolls was one of the most incredible artistic experiences I’ve had so far in my life. I played Sergeant Sarah Brown. LeCee Johnson is such an inspirational director and she put together such an incredibly talented and supportive cast. It was an absolutely outstanding experience.
The impact of my involvement with Polaris Productions cannot be overstated. Youth theater is so important. The learning that comes from involvement in these productions goes far beyond acting, singing and dancing. You also learn teamwork, partnership, patience and discipline.
Polaris Productions taught me the theater skills I need to increase my confidence as a performer. Now, because of LeCee, who really saw my potential, I am auditioning for performing arts high schools like LaGuardia and PPAS. I really want to go on doing theater. (Update: It’s now May 2016 and Sarah is a sophomore at LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts in NYC).
I had a fantastic experience with Polaris Productions and really appreciated the dedication and professionalism of the adults involved. Working with a talented multi-age group of young actors really expanded my theatrical horizons, and I even won an award from National Youth Arts! (Update: It’s 2016 and Patrick will be graduating shortly from Sharon Academy in Vermont. Recently he performed the role of Brad in a Woodstock, Vermont community theater production of “Rocky Horror”.)