Journeying to Jersey and Pondering Pluto

Hello friends!

 

As Star Tours wraps up its second week of tours, we had some amazing experience as the crew ventured out of the familiar (but awesome) audiences of central Pennsylvania into completely unknown territory: the state of New Jersey. We had an absolute blast performing for some extraordinarily dedicated teachers at the Kean College, and then being able to perform the show the following day at Harrison Elementary! The three of us were so happy to be able to explore the mysteries of outer space with new comrades from states other than our own, and we feel incredibly lucky to continue on this awesome adventure.

 

After every show, we try and do a question and answer session with students to hopefully spark more discussion into the vast subject of space. One topic that frequently popped up was Pluto. Students are incredibly interested in Pluto! So, we would like to know, what questions do you guys, our blog viewers, have about Pluto? Message us with some of your questions, and in a future post, we’ll make a video answering some of our favorites!

 

Until next time, fellow space adventurers,

BTE Communications
Space and Music and Dancing, Oh My!

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DIRECTORS’ LOG

STARDATE 0219.18

THE TIME: TWELVE HUNDRED HOURS

THE WEATHER: CHILLY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOWBALLS

Amy Rene Byrne, co-director, reporting on TIC progress. The show is going… well, to risk sounding braggadocios, the show is going GREAT! It is smart, and silly, and intelligent, and wacky, and witty and weird. Our cast members’ training is proving invaluable to the process. They are smart, these recruits. They will make us proud.

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In Honor of Opportunity

As a group we’d like to take a moment to thank the Opportunity Mars Rover for its service to NASA. The little rover that could was only estimated to last 90 days in the Martian climate. But our buddy made it 15 YEARS! By sending us hundreds of thousands of images of Mars, Opportunity reshaped our understanding of the planet. In June a dust storm left Opportunity’s solar panels covered in dust and unable to recharge its batteries— which was the beginning of an honorable end for our little friend. THANK YOU!

Director Out!

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Let the Journey Begin!

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Directors’ Log

Stardate 0219.05

The time: ten hundred hours

The weather: surprisingly warm for Earth winter

This is Amy Rene Byrne and Richard Cannaday, Directors of Star Tours! Explore the Mysteries of the Universe. As scheduled, three INTREPID travelers arrived this morning at the BTE Theatre School to embark on a read-through of the script. Little did they know the full scale of what awaited them. The day was full of introductions, script work, envisioning, and— of course— much laughter.

 
Top: KD (Captain Smarte); Middle: Morgan (Digit); Bottom: Jake (Morph)

Top: KD (Captain Smarte); Middle: Morgan (Digit); Bottom: Jake (Morph)

 

We are confident that our crew will be successful in their mission. They have the guts, the brains, and the exact correct amount of silly humor. The following week will be rigorous. We will examine every facet of the script. We will explore new and exciting directions. We must remain physically and mentally alert. We trust they are ready for this undertaking. The following weeks will prove vital to the success of their mission.

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Left: Michael Yerges (Stage Manager) Around Table from front left: KD, Morgan, Holden (Bennington Intern), Jake, Star (Bennington Intern), Richard (Co-Director)

Left: Michael Yerges (Stage Manager) Around Table from front left: KD, Morgan, Holden (Bennington Intern), Jake, Star (Bennington Intern), Richard (Co-Director)

Left to right: Jake, Star, Richard

Left to right: Jake, Star, Richard

Left to right: Amy (Co-Director), KD, Morgan, Holden

Left to right: Amy (Co-Director), KD, Morgan, Holden

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Mark Your Calendars for the Free Library Preview!

Directors’ Log

Stardate: 0119.24

Weather: Cold.

Let it be known that There will be a special free performance of tour Star Tours: Explore the Mysteries of the Universe on March 9th at 12:00pm at the Bloomsburg Public Library.

Bring your inquiring minds to check out the show, meet the cast, and ask questions! Appropriate for ages 5+

Be sure to check out the amazing monthly programming at the Bloomsburg Public Library

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