Summer 2019 at Next Generation Theatre
Auditions for both summer productions will be held on Wednesday, June 5th 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 $50 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 101 Dalmatians KIDS (Ages 5-11)
Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of this musical based on the animated Disney film about the 101 puppies that are in danger of being made into Cruella Devil’s new coat, and the family that rescues them!
Rehearsals begin on July 1st and will be every week day, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. There will be no rehearsal on July 4th, but any student who would like to participate in the Bangor/Brewer 4th of July Parade is welcome to sing songs from the show on our float!
Performances will be Friday, July 19th at 6:00 pm; Saturday, July 20th at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm; and Sunday, July 21st at 2:00 pm. There will be a cast party in the theatre after the final show for all cast members and their families!
High School Musical JR (Ages 12+*)
Join the fun and relatable musical about students navigating through high school, finding a balance between their many interests, and learning to overcome teenage drama.
Rehearsals begin on July 1st and will be every week day, 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm. There will be no rehearsal on July 4th, but any student who would like to participate in the Bangor/Brewer 4th of July Parade is welcome to sing songs from the show on our float!
Performances will be Friday, July 26th at 6:00 pm; Saturday, July 27th at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm; and Sunday, July 28th at 2:00 pm. There will be a cast party in the theatre after the final show for all cast members and their families!
$245 per student– includes free script, music rehearsal CD, and show T-shirt
$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 free T-shirt from the show and a high quality playbill as a memento of their experience.
Cost: $245 per student
* A non-refundable $50 deposit is required before casting, and $50 is due on the day rehearsals start. The balance can be paid throughout the theatre session.