Theatre

 Fall 2019 at Next Generation Theatre

Auditions for both fall productions will be held on Wednesday, August 14th 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. You do not need to stay for the whole three hours as one audition typically only takes 5-10 minutes. Each student should prepare part of any song (usually one verse and one chorus is enough) to sing for our directors. Students auditioning for High School Musical JR should be prepared to do a cold reading (to read a scene aloud that they have never read before) as well. We ask for a $100 deposit toward the total tuition of $245 on the date of the audition. Students cannot receive their script or CD until this deposit has been paid.

Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS (Ages 5-11)

Based on the Disney film. In the heart of Paris, a kind and eccentric millionairess wills her entire estate to Duchess, her high-society cat, and her three little kittens. Laughs and adventure ensue as the greedy, bumbling butler pulls off the ultimate catnap caper. Now it’s up to the rough-and-tumble alley cat, Thomas O’Malley, and his band of swingin’ jazz cats to save the day.

Rehearsals begin on September 6th and will be every Wednesday and Friday, 4:00-6:00 pm. There may be extra rehearsals during tech week that will be communicated by email as it approaches.

Performances will be Friday, November 22nd at 6:00 pm; Saturday, November 23rd at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm; and Sunday, November 24th at 2:00 pm. There will be a cast party in the theatre after the final show for all cast members and their families!

 

Freaky Friday One-Act Edition (Ages 11+)

Based on the 1972 novel by Mary Rogers. When an uber-organized mother and her spontaneous teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right. Masquerading as each other, they must work together to solve the mystery of how to break the spell. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another in a way they never could have imagined. In the end, both learn the true power of love and the strength of the bond between a mother and daughter in this heartfelt and hilarious adaptation.

Rehearsals begin on September 6th and will be every Wednesday and Friday, 6:00-8:00 pm. There may be extra rehearsals during tech week that will be communicated by email as it approaches.

Performances will be Friday, January 10th at 6:00 pm; Saturday, January 11th at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm; and Sunday, January 12th at 2:00 pm. There will be a cast party in the theatre after the final show for all cast members and their families!

 

Tuition Costs:
$245 per student– includes free script, music rehearsal CD, and two complementary tickets to the show of your choice.
$225 for a second child from the same household (or 2nd tuition of a child participating in both)
$205 for a third child from the same household

 

Our Theatre Program

The Next Generation Theatre program is open to children, ages 4 ½ through 19, and sometimes beyond . Each session runs several weeks and ends with a spectacular show open for the entire community to enjoy. Each child learns many skills as they are exposed to every aspect of the theatre production process. Students begin to understand choreography, set design, acting, vocals, stage direction, as well as costuming and use of props. Over time, the children will have the opportunity to use their talents in different roles, thus gaining a greater understanding of the entire theatre process.

One of the most unique features of the Theatre Program are the directors. At Next Generation Theatre each production is led by not only an adult mentor but also one or more teen directors, all of whom are highly motivated natural born leaders. They each have high levels of talent and years of experience in dancing, singing, choreography, set design, and costuming. The teen directors make this program extra special; their age and experience allows them to bond and relate to kids in a way that bridges the gap between the students and adult directors. They also inspire the younger students to visualize themselves as the next teen leaders.


 

Theatre Session Fees & Schedule

We have three sessions each year: Fall, Spring, and a shorter Summer Camp.

The cost of each session covers all aspects of the program from show rights, performance fees, exceptional backdrops, singing, dancing, and acting lessons, and scripts to costumes, staff, and music.  Each child will receive a high quality playbill as a memento of their experience.

Cost: $245 per student
* A non-refundable $100 deposit is required before casting, and $50 is due on the day rehearsals start. The balance can be paid throughout the theatre session.