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Seussical Jr.

AIA’s very own “Seussical Jr.” was a hit! Thank you AIA members and families and participants of the American Theater Group, (ATG) for your effort and support!
“Seussical Jr.” played to nearly 700 spectators over two weekends and included actors from an impressive variety of schools and nationalities. The cast of 34 brought to life the story of, “Horton Hears a Who”, the “Cat in the Hat” and animated some of our favorite Seussian characters in this wonderful piece of musical theater.
Strasbourg got a taste of one of the things we love most in North America …. a good old high school musical! And we pulled it off with fun and flare, not to mention some really great hot dogs after the shows. It’s hard to imagine a better way to share a piece of Americana here in Alsace and at the same time provide an amazing opportunity to a group wonderful students. A round of applause to the artistic team, the support team, our producer and to our actors, parents and volunteers who all made “Seussical Jr.” a great success!

Seussical Jr. comes to Strasbourg

“If you can’t find it, create it”. This is how the The American Theater Group (ATG) came to be. Out of a desire to provide greater Anglophone theater opportunities in Strasbourg and, for students, to recreate the classic American highschool play experience, the Association of Americans in Alsace (AIA), launched the ATG in 2012. The first show, “Annie Jr.” was a great success. This year, an even more ambitious project is underway, “Seussical Jr.” which opens October 11th at Fossé des Treize. “Seussical Jr.” is sponsored by the Consul General of the United States and the Association of Americans in Alsace.

ATG’s mission is to share American culture through theater performed by adult and youth actors living in the Strasbourg area. ATG is made up of Anglophone students and adults representing diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds but who all share a passion for theater and the performing arts.

“Seussical Jr.”, is based on stories by the famous children’s author, Dr. Seuss and in particular the story, “Horton Hears a Who”. The play is a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty which brings to life the power of friendship, loyalty and community.

All performances will take place at the Centre Culturel du Fosse des Treize (6 Rue Finkmatt, Strasbourg, France). Tickets are available online at, http://www.americansinalsace.com/seussical or at the door the night of the performance.

Ticket prices are 10 Euros for adults (18 years and over), 5 Euros for students (under 18 years) and children under 5 years old are free of charge.

Saturday October 11th, 8:00pm

Sunday October 12th, 5:00pm

Friday October 17th, 8:00pm

Saturday October 18th, 8:00pm

Sunday October 19th, 5:00pm

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Tour of Council of Europe led by U.S. Consul General Evan Reade

The tour held on April 10 included observing the PACE Assembly’s reconsideration of the credentials of the Russian delegation due to their annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. 

Russia lost their voting rights, lost their rights to be represented and lost their rights to participate until the end of the session 2014.  The final vote count:   146 votes YES, 21 votes NO and 22 abstentions.   

 

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[TAG] Paintball outing

On April 13th the  AIA Teen Activity Group, more commonly know as TAG, reunited for their second activity together. This time TAG decided to go paintballing in Brumath. Once transported to the meeting point, we picnicked in a field and then suited up for the games! Our reservation was at 2:00 pm and as it turned out there was also a group of German men whose reservation was at the same time.  Hmmm….   So for the next two hours we played with and against this friendly group of Germans.  After several games, 100s of paint balls and about an hour and a half, we came together to discuss our next TAG adventure.

The decision was made that our next activity would be more educational and so it was decided that would visit Struthof on Saturday May 17th. This is a tentative date and we are looking at a 1pm tour time…. we will also be looking for drivers who would also like to participate in a tour facilitated by the actual Director of the Struthof site, Mme Neau-Dufour!!!! So if there are any teens out there who are interested in TAG-ing along for this or other events please contact either Samuel Seguin of Henri Seguin via Facebook and we will gladly add you to the group.

Happy Easter

Over 100 young and less young met to welcome the famous AIA bunny.

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Actinvision proudly becomes an official sponsor of Americans In Alsace

Schiltigheim, Tuesday March 18, 2014 – Actinvision is proud to announce its sponsorship of Americans In Alsace, an association which actively helps North American families and citizens identify with and integrate into the culture of Eastern France.
Actinvision accompanies organisations in the implementation of useful, accepted and accessible management solutions. Specializing in international projects managed from the tri-border regions of France, Germany and Switzerland, Actinvision’s founders are well aware of the implications of providing high quality service in a multicultural environment.
“As a company, we know it is important that we give something back to our community. Given our unique position as Business Intelligence experts operating in an international environment, we appreciate the challenges associated with different cultures working together. For this reason, we are very happy to support and contribute to the great work that AIA carries out throughout our region.”
Martin Lee, Actinvision Sales Executive.
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Annie Jr plays twice in front of sold-out crowd

After months of planning and hundreds of hours of rehearsals and preparations AIA and the American Theater Group presented their first Musical: Annie Jr.

 

Amongst the cast and crew were twenty seven students (ages 11-17) from seven different schools.  The goal of the American Theater Group is to promote American playwrights, composers and American themed plays and musicals. The musical was featured twice in the Dernières Nouvelles d’Alsace newspaper.

 

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More photos from Annie Jr…

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“Annie Jr.” is coming to Strasbourg!

 The Association of Americans in Alsace (AIA) will launch the American Theater Group with a youth production of “Annie Jr.” November 23 & 24, 2013 at the Centre Socio Culturel Fosse des Treize.

 

Sponsored by the AIA, the American Theater Group’s mission is to bring to the stage American Theater performed by adult and youth actors living in the Strasbourg area.  This year’s production, “Annie Jr.”, features Anglophone middle and high school students from a variety of area schools, representing diverse cultural backgrounds.   In addition to the annual stage production of the American Theater Group, the AIA is also working with Fosse des Treize to offer a weekly Anglophone Theater Workshop for middle and high school students.

Tickets for the upcoming production for “Annie Jr.” will be sold soon on the AIA website (http://www.americansinalsace.com). Show times are 8pm November 23rd and 5pm November 24th.  Tickets will also be sold the day of at Fosse des Treize.

(6 Rue Finkmatt, Strasbourg, France)

Ticket prices are 12 Euros for adults (18 years and over) at the door and 10 Euros for adults online prior to production, 5 Euros for students (under 18 years) and children under 5 years old enter free of charge.

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