Arcadia High Students Prepare for Final Production at Little Theatre ‘ The Three Musketeers ‘
By Terry Miller
Arcadia High Students rehearse for The Three Musketeers on Saturday morning at The Little Theatre. -Photo by Terry Miller
The production of The Three Muskateers will be the last performance in the Little Theatre located at 180 campus drive as the spring musical will be performed in the new, state of the art Performing Arts Center which is having a ribbon cutting today.
The new state of the art facility is hosting several grand opening events in the next two weeks heralding the multi-million dollar Performing Arts Center at Arcadia High. The big celebration, of course, will be with Paul Anka on Oct 27.
Three Musketeers playing Nov 13 to 17 at the Little Theatre of Arcadia High School will be one for the record books.Steven Volpe ,Theatre Director at Arcadia High School, said “The talent of these students is simply amazing – you need to see it for yourself.” The intimate Little Theatre has been home for Avolpe for the past four years where he’s encouraged young talent in the drama dept. Now, with the 1200 seat PAC about to open, the students will have a whole new avenue to explore. Professional seating, lighting and an enourmous opportunity for personal growth in acting.
The Three Musketeers was first published in serial form in the French newspaper Le Siècle between March and July 1844.
Set in the 17th century, it recounts the adventures of a young man named d’Artagnan after he leaves home to travel to Paris, to join the Musketeers of the Guard. D’Artagnan is not one of the musketeers of the title; those are his friends Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, inseparable friends who live by the motto “all for one, one for all” (“un pour tous, tous pour un”), a motto which is first put forth by d’Artagnan.
When Alexandre Dumas wrote The Three Musketeers he also was a practising fencer and like many other French gentlemen of his generation he attended the schools for Canne de combat and Savate of Michel Casseux, Charles Lecour and Joseph Charlemont (who had been a regular fencing instructor in the French army.)
Tickets for the Three Musketeers at www.arcadiastage.com. Ticket prices are $10 for students and seniors, $15 for general admission and $25 for VIP seats. VIP seats are only available online.