From left: Actor Statia Beninger

Belmont’s production class is ready for a show

Lights, camera, action. Langford students film their own talk show

It doesn’t take place on a Saturday, but Belmont Night Live hopes to be just as much fun.

A brand new show comes to life at the Belmont Theatre, pairing the production class with the dance class, the writing class and the music classes among others, to bring a little bit of film and television to Langford’s newest school.

“We wanted to produce a TV show, something that we filmed and something we can keep a record of,” said production teacher Blake Brown.

“It’s something different than what we have done it the past. As opposed to musical theatre, we wanted to take a bit more of a film and TV focus.”

The show, which includes members from his 20-student production class, presents a talk-show-meets-talent show, featuring both filmed and live skits with a strong focus on comedy.

Performances include the work of Lauren Frodsham’s writing class which wrote some of the skits, to house bands, dancers, magicians and some special guest performances from some of the teachers.

“From the get go, our focus is just to make people laugh and have a good time,” Brown said. “Some big influences were Jimmy Fallon and Ellen, I think they are great influences because they just want to have a good time and want their audiences to have a good time. Their fun-loving atmosphere really shows through, so we really wanted to harness that.”

Brown, who has a background in film and television, said while this is very much a growing year for the program, the class is working hard, having fun and looking forward to performing at their 300-seat theatre with an eye on developing and growing the talent.

“It’s (students and teachers) working together and it’s much more of a business relationship, so that becomes much more fun, it’s more laid back and you just enjoy the class a lot more,” he said. “Students take it a lot more seriously, they become a lot more invested because it’s less of ‘this is what needs to be done,’ it’s us creating something we can be proud of.”

Tickets are $5 for students and seniors and $7.50 for adults and available through the Belmont school office.

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