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2020 FOR KIDS BY KIDS SUMMER CAMP ADVENTURE
Meredith Willson’s THE MUSIC MAN (junior edition)
ENROLLMENT INFO |
Who: All students ages 6 to 16 are invited to enroll online, regardless of experience level.
How: Enroll HERE any time starting Monday, June 8 through Monday, June 29, 2020 (where you could enroll in person, if preferred.) Once we receive your online enrollment, you will receive an invoice for tuition via email. Upon payment, your enrollment will be considered complete, and you will receive a second email confirmation.
Where: The final enrollment day of June 29, and all rehearsals will take place at Stage Center Studios in SoBo, 5300 Barksdale Blvd., STE D, We may move to an alternate location to perform depending on what the health situation and availability is at that time.
Cost: $364.00 tuition due no later than June 29, 2020. Payment options & scholarships may be available – Contact us for more information.
(There is NO costume fee as students will wear their camp shirt, which is included in their tuition. Additionally, there will be no fee for buying or selling program ads.)
Auditions – All enrolled students ages 9-16 will need to prepare 32 bars (roughly 45 seconds) of a musical theater song, and you may sing from the show! Enrolled students ages 6-8 do not need to prepare anything, as they will be taught a short song and dance to perform in small groups during the audition. You will receive a second confirmation email once your invoice is paid with your audition appointment window, starting at 10:00AM and go in order of payments received.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON OUR CORE VALUES: Before enrolling in our summer camp, please consider the following…
**You are agreeing to commit your child to the camp’s production and schedule. At Stage Center’s SOPA we believe that a good process begets a good product. Every enrolled student will be required to audition as a part of this process. The audition is for the instructors to assess each student’s abilities and vocal/physical type so that they can be placed in the role that best serves the production and our educational goals. We do not cast based on seniority within the company, nor do we pre-cast any role on student productions. The cast list will not be posted prior to the start of camp. All students interested in our productions and camps are taught to show up with open minds and hearts, eager to have a life-enriching experience. We are not interested in working with students and families who are only seeking leading or featured roles. We teach that theater is about an ensemble coming together to tell a story, and every person involved has a vital role for it’s success. We do not allow ANY CONFLICTS DURING SUMMER CAMP. We ask that you check below for dates and times before enrolling, so that there will be no last-minute hiccups/absences. If you are unsure about some conflicts with our schedule, please feel free to ask us so we can help you decide if it’s realistically something you have time to make such a big commitment to. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED TO STUDENTS WHO WITHDRAW AFTER COMPLETING ENROLLMENT.
A detailed schedule/call sheet will not be issued as all kids are called for the duration of camp.
NO CONFLICTS are allowed during contract. With only two weeks, we are not able to work around individual schedules.
OVERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR Meredith Willson’s THE MUSIC MAN (Junior Edition)
Open Enrollment – June 8 – June 29, 2020
Audition day for enrolled students only – Monday, June 29, 2020 at 5:30PM
Callbacks (if needed) – Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 5:30PM
*Mandatory Parent Orientation – July 11, 2020 at 10:00AM
REHEARSALS (Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-3:00PM)
WK1 July 13-17
WK2 July 20-24
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE FOR REFERENCE (WE CAN ONLY GUARANTEE STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO SHOW THEIR WORK DIGITALLY AT THIS TIME)
Fri, July 24 (5:00 CALL| 6:00 GO – Performance #1)
Sat, July 25 (1:00 CALL | 2:00 GO – Performance #2)
(4:00 CALL | 5:00 GO – PERFORMANCE #3)
Sun, July 26 (1:00 CALL | 2:00 GO – Performance #4 – followed by Strike/Load-out)
**At Stage Center, the health and safety of our students is top priority, so we have installed an air ionization system and will limit the number of students per section. We will employ social distancing and will be diligent with the practice of sanitation both of our space and our students. Hand washing and hand sanitizer will be used frequently. Students may wear masks. Any student with any COVID-like symptoms will be asked to not attend camp.
UPCOMING AUDITIONS FOR 2020 MAINSTAGE
The 25th Annual Putnam Count Spelling Bee
TBD, 2020 at 2:00PM
WHO: Strong actor/singers, who move (16+)
(If you auditioned in October 2019 you do not need to audition again. We will contact you if we would like you to attend callbacks.)
WHAT: All roles are currently open. Visit the show page above for the schedule, a complete character breakdown, and below for audition requirements.
WHERE: Stage Center Studios in SoBo, 5300 Barksdale Boulevard, STE D
DETAILS: Actors should prepare 16-32 bars (roughly 45 seconds) of a song in the style of the show or author (William Finn) which most closely aligns with your physical and vocal type. You MAY sing from the show. An accompanist will be provided. Headshot/Resume preferred but not required. We may ask some actors to cold-read from the script.
2021 SEASON GENERAL AUDITIONS
Round 1 (TBA): will take place on TBA, 2020
Round 2 (TBA): will take place on TBA, 2020
WHEN: TBA, 2020 | 11AM (callbacks will begin at TBAPM on TBA, 2020)
WHAT: TBA. Visit the show page above for the schedule, a complete character breakdown, and below for audition requirements.
WHERE: Stage Center Studios in SoBo, 5300 Barksdale Boulevard, STE D
DETAILS: Actors should prepare 16-32 bars (roughly 45 seconds) of a song in the style of the show (TBA) which most closely aligns with your physical and vocal type. Please DO NOT SING FROM THE SHOW. An accompanist will be provided. Dance requirement TBD. Headshot/Resume preferred but not required.
What are Season Generals?
Season Generals are an open casting call for productions in our upcoming season (2021).
Who can participate?
Actors and musicians ages 16+ (high school to adult) are welcome to audition (unless noted otherwise.) Our School of Performing Arts productions will audition separately. NOTE: Actors 18 and older who have worked with Stage Center in previous or current seasons may not need to audition again. Simply submit a headshot and resume with a cover letter expressing your desired involvement and you will be notified if you need to be seen specifically, or stop by during one of the audition blocks and fill out an audition form. Students under 18 are required to audition. Conversely, all actors are welcome to be seen for a particular production if you feel we have not seen adequate or comparable work for your desired production.
Where are they held?
All auditions will take place at the Stage Center Studios in South Bossier (SoBo), 5300 Barksdale Boulevard, STE D. (Right next to Pak’s Karate at the base of the water tower.)
When do they take place?
Additional auditions may be held at the sole discretion of the artistic staff.
Why should I audition or submit myself for Season Generals?
This is the first opportunity, and in some cases the only opportunity for actors to submit themselves for consideration for announced productions they are interested in being a part of. Additional audition dates are subject to the discretion of each production’s director and Stage Center artistic staff.
Can children under the age of 16 audition?
All children interested in our School of Performing Arts shows will be able to audition at separate dates/times, unless a specific notice is giving for a Mainstage production. Feel free to CONTACT US for clarification.
JUNIOR THEATER FESTIVAL | 2021 SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS PERFORMANCE TROUPE
We are welcoming new members to our 2021 Performance Troupe, based on successful completion of a juried audition, talent, and experience.
WHO: Students currently in 6th Grade through students currently in 11th grade with adequate experience in any or all of the multi-disciplinary areas of musical theater (music, acting, dance) or relevant experience in productions. (Students 5th grade and younger should consider enrolling in our prerequisite Triple Threat class.)
WHAT: This is an elite group of theater students who have been training hard and participating in productions for a number of years. Once admitted to the troupe, students take class in acting, singing, & dancing. Each fall, a new 15-minute production is chosen and rehearsed. The troupe then performs at the National Junior Theater Festival which takes place in Atlanta, GA over Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend in January, in addition to functions all over Shreveport/Bossier throughout the year.
Interested students must be available on Tuesdays from 4:30pm – 7:00pm, will need to perform a 1-minute monologue of their choice, and sing two contrasting songs memorized (preferably one ballad, and one uptempo, 16-32 bars [30-45 seconds] of each is sufficient), and submit a professional headshot and resume.
**The next time students in this age bracket can audition to become an official troupe member will be in January, 2021. Questions about Troupe or Junior Theater Festival? We will hold an information meeting in December at TBApm or you can email: StageCenterLAsopa@gmail.com
WHERE: Stage Center Studios in SoBo, 5300 Barksdale Blvd., Suite D
WHEN: January, 2021
DETAILS: Joining troupe is a big commitment. Troupers train every week for 12 weeks in the spring, and 12 weeks in the fall, where they prepare their new performance piece. The cost is $240 per semester, plus JTF costs which are determined at a later date. There is a $50.00 non-refundable deposit due to hold your spot for festival. In addition, Troupers receive 10% off of any other tuition-based activities they participate in at Stage Center’s SOPA, EXCEPT PRIVATE STUDY WHEN THE PAY FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR UPFRONT.