Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Theater at Buccament

Caribbean Resort To Include Performing Arts Academy

ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES — Harlequin Hotels & Resorts, a new luxury 5-star brand that will debut its Buccament Bay flagship property in St. Vincent & The Grenadines in July, is taking some creative steps to ensure that it is a tough act to follow.

The first Harlequin Performing Arts Academy will afford guests at the Buccament Bay Beach Resort the chance to explore and evaluate their interest in singing, drama, dance and music in a wide range of workshops and master classes led by experienced Broadway and West End performers. Children, aged 8-18, also will enjoy programs to learn and develop performance and communication skills in a fun-filled environment.

The Harlequin Performing Arts Academy is a novel vacation concept that combines arts training with recreation and relaxation in a fine resort setting. Ultimately, each of Harlequin's resorts in the Caribbean will feature a Harlequin Performing Arts Academy.Additionally, the ambitious Academy plan will include technique courses in stage management and make-up. Regular performances by the Academy at the resort will give class participants the opportunity to showcase their talents.

Importantly, to validate the exceptional quality of the Harlequin Performing Arts Academy, world-class talent has been engaged to direct this entertainment enterprise. Michael McCarthy, whose critically acclaimed portrayal of Inspector Javert rocketed him to stardom in the West End and Broadway smash hit productions of Les Miserables, will head an illustrious group of gifted individuals whose theatrical credits include West End and Broadway roles in Miss Saigon, Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd, Blood Brothers and also Les Miserables.