Advent announced in Zagreb

first_imgThe best Advent in Europe starts on Saturday, December 1 and will last, along with New Year’s events, until January 6, 2019.In addition to the traditional locations that will shine again this year and the continuation of cooperation with the Office of the President of the Republic of Croatia as part of Advent at Prekrižje, the Zagreb Tourist Board and its partners have prepared new programs for many visitors and citizens. Thus, it will be presented as a new location Advent in Maksimir which offers designed entertainment for the whole family, in collaboration with the Zagreb Zoo, and there is also Advent Stara Tkalča which will show the traditional crafts and revive the spirit of the oldest Zagreb settlements Gradec and Kaptol. The novelty is also Movie Advent as part of which Christmas films for all ages will be shown in the Europa cinema, and the Baković Sisters Passage will be conveniently arranged as a set from the shooting of a Christmas film.Special emphasis this year has been placed on cultural events which will put us in the most beautiful way possible in the festive mood and anticipation of Christmas. Namely, during Advent in Zagreb it will even be held eight different commemorative music festivals, which are: Adventfest in the Cathedral, Advent Classic Fest, Festival of Advent and Christmas songs in Zagreb, Concerts in the church of St. Katarina, Concert program of the Zagreb Soloists for Advent in Zagreb, Advent in the parish of St. Blaž, From Christmas Balconies in Zagreb and Christmas with Kids. There are, of course, the Croatian National Theater in Zagreb, the Croatian Music Institute and the Vatroslav Lisinski Cultural Center, which offer a rich repertoire in December, and  The Ethnographic Museum, the Museum of Arts and Crafts and the Gallery of the Archaeological Museum will organize occasional exhibitions. Of the other interesting points, we point out An invitation to tea where the students of the Marija Jambrišak Student Dormitory open the doors of the courtyard of their student dormitory and invite them to socialize, and Advent in Vidri where you can watch the program of the oldest drama studio for the blind and partially sighted in the world “New Life”.Advent in Zagreb is the most important event in our capital, and last year there was an increase of 17% in arrivals and 18% in overnight stays. Namely, according to the data of the Tourist Board, in December 2017, 111.429 arrivals and 201.734 overnight stays were recorded, while in December 2016, 94.573 arrivals and 169.095 overnight stays were recorded. All news, service information about the parking lot and special ZET lines, as well as details of individual programs are available on the website Advent in ZagrebRELATED NEWS:CLOSURE OF ZAGREB ROTOR FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF ONE RENTERlast_img read more

Shoreline Players Youth Drama Learn the Professional Scoop From Visiting Director

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisOscoda — Singing, dancing, and even some occasional laughing can be heard coming from the Shoreline Players Theater during these hot summer weeks. The Shoreline Players Youth Drama Association is preparing to put on the musical “Curtain Call: The Story Begins Before The Curtain Opens.” The biggest treat for the kids, the director and writer of the musical is working with the young actors to help bring her vision to life.“It’s really a show about how these really smart kids today are navigating the world,” said Writer/Director Maggie Gautier.The musical is a coming of age tale about a group of school kids working to put on musical. Hollywood Native Gautier describes it as art imitating art with plenty of singing and dancing. Songs are uplifting and family friendly. The benefit for the children is that they get to play a character similar to themselves compared to other plays and musicals where the kids have to play adults or Shakespearean characters.“It gives them a chance to really be working with some content that I think hits home with all kids,” said Gautier, “Everybody is on their video games, this is pulling them off their video games and making them talk to each other.”For six years, Gautier has been working on this production, teaming up with professional sound designers and playwrights to make her dream a reality. She is not new to Northeast Michigan. A few years ago, Gautier watched “Curtain Call: The Story Begins Before The Curtain Opens” debut at the Rogers City Community Theater. Since the debut, she’s been tweaking scenes and helping perfect her musical. For the past four weeks, she’s been working with the youth players of Oscoda.“We’ve had such a great group of kids, we thought, how can offer them an opportunity that would be unique?” said Sue Miller, Parent Assistant at Shoreline Players Youth Drama Association. “We could still be involved with what they were doing but bring somebody else in who would have a whole different skill set, background, and experience.”Miller and Gautier met in Rogers City back when the musical debuted. Miller fell in love with the production and knew the musical as well as Gautier would be a great addition to helping educate the youth players at Shoreline. Gautier hopes that this musical will peek the interest of  top entertainment executives in Hollywood where she resides.“Curtain Call: The Story Begins Before The Curtain Opens” kicks off on Thursday, July 19 at 7:00pm. The cast will be putting on four performances. July 19-21 will have performances at 7:00pm. The matinee will take place on Sunday, July 22 at 2:00p.m. Tickets for adults are $10, children $5. The Shoreline Players Theater is located at 6000 N Skeel Ave. in Oscoda.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Hiking Through the Forgotten Village of BellNext Extreme fire danger in Northeast Michiganlast_img read more