7 August 2017
Opening night in Sarov

There is a superstition among the theatre actors that the second performance turns out to be an uninspired one as a rule. And nobody can explain properly, why. May be the actors have not enough time to move beyond the success of the previous performance and just relax? May be it is just an ill fate? In one-way or another a lot of those who are working in the arts agree with this superstition.

But the NucKids project participants are not frightened by the superstitions. And the audience praised the second musical performance “Just summer rain” that took place in Sarov!

From the early morning the young actors were accompanied by good luck: to wake up in a flower, warm and sunny city, to have a delicious breakfast and to start altogether for the rehearsal. Up till the first spectators begin to come into the theatre hall the project participants were mastered their art skills in order the Sarov inhabitants that welcomed they like the musical and leave theatre in a happy mood.

The second performance let the tutors to change the actors and to give another children a chance to play in the musical.  For those young actors who had no possibility to show their actor’s talents in Saint Petersburg, the show in Sarov was their finest hour. There were Eva Alekseeva, Lera Esina, Irina Silina, Fyfstasia Shevlyagina, Ilona Naumova and so on who played the main characters for the first time on the stage of Sarov.

«The opening night of the musical performance in Sarov was cool! For me personally to play in this performance was more responsible than in Saint Petersburg because here I played the main character. This character is an episode one but it is bright and unforgettable: I played the metropolitan girl with a small dog. My stage partner is a small dog-named Volik of Pomeranian breed. He was obeying and even took my orders. He is a pet of Angela Doronina the NucKids participant who lives in Sarov.

I played at my best and I liked my playing. And the most important was that the audience liked my playing too!”

Eva Alekseeva, 13 y.o., Udomlya

For some participants the second performance became more important and responsible than for the rest of participants. We mean the participants for whom Sarov is a native city. There are Angela Doronina, the twin sisters Irin and Anastasia Shevlyagin, Saveliy Patsoula among them. There were their parents, relatives, teachers, friends and classmates in the hall. They were eager to see the level of arts achieved by them during their participation in the NucKids 2017 project. For our nuclear actors from Sarov it was important to them to open up to them their new side.

“It seemed to me that we really inflamed the audience of Sarov! To my point of view we could not play in such a way in Saint Petersburg. We really understood how to play exactly during the second performance. Of course we were nervous. Mostly my sister and me were because our parents, relatives and friends came to the theatre specially to see us! But when the first notes of music began to play the shiver had gone away and it was changed by the adrenaline and the mad wish to go to the stage and to win the audience!”

Irin Shevlyagin, 14 y.o., Sarov

But what should we do with the superstition about the second performance? The project tutors know the theme. Because a lot of them have been working in the art sphere for a long time and have produced not a single performance. But the NucKids project became an exception again. The nuclear actors have proved on their own that they can disprove this theatrical superstition. The audience is delighted and the actors’ progress in the second performance can be seen with the naked eye.

«It often happens in the theatre that the second performance used to be worse than the first one. But In Sarov our young actors managed not only to play good but they have outdone themselves. In Sarov they were superior to in Saint Petersburg. They got ready and transferred the energy of a nuclear bomb, really nuclear energy. I was in the wings and every 5 minutes I got creeps. Today the NucKids actors were rise to the occasions I hope that we can manage to keep this high level of acting for the future”.

Dmitry Simonov, the tutor for drama skills

In a word we have blown up Sarov! The project participants filled the audience with their energy which we hope would stay forever a in the spectaculars hearts.

Leo Souslov,

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