On Sale to FLEX – November 9, 2020
On Sale to the Public – November 16, 2020

THERE’S SO MANY WAYS TO BE WICKED!

Based on the popular Disney Channel Original Movies, Descendants is a brand-new musical comedy featuring the beloved characters and hit songs from the films!

It is present-day, and in the kingdom of Auradon, all of Disney’s beloved heroes and royalty are living happily ever after, safe from the terrifying villains and troublesome sidekicks they have banished to the magic-free Isle of the Lost. That is until Ben, the benevolent teenage son of Belle and King Adam (The Beast), offers a chance of redemption for the troublemaking offspring of the evilest villains. Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos – the children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella De Vil, and Jafar – are welcomed to Auradon Prep to attend school with the children of their parents’ sworn enemies. Now entering a completely foreign world and way of life, the four Villain Kids have a difficult choice to make: should they follow in their parents’ wicked footsteps or learn to be good?

Opens: Thursday, December 3, 2020
Closes: Sunday, December 6, 2020
Location: Marjorie Lyons Playhouse,
on the campus of Centenary College

Book & Additional Lyrics | NICK BLAEMIRE
Music Adaptation, Vocal and Incidental Arrangements | MADELINE SMITH
Music Producer & Orchestrations | MATTHEW TISHLER
Songs | JOHAN ALKENAS, ADAM ANDERS, ARISTEIDIS ARCHONTIS, ANTONINA ARMATO, HOWARD ASHMAN, PAR ASTROM, STEPHEN MARK CONLEY, DOUG DAVIS, CHARITY DAW, ANDREW C. DODD, JOSH EDMONDSON, PIPO FERNANDEZ, NIKKI HASSMAN, SAMUEL HOLLANDER, BEN HOSTELER, TIM JAMES PRICE, HANNA JONES, JACK KUGELL, CRAIG LASHLEY, ANDREW LIPPA, JEANNIE LURIE, ALAN MENKEN, GRANT PHILLIP MICHAELS, ANTHONY MIRABELLA, SHAYNA MORDUE, CHEN NEEMAN, SUSAN PAROFF, SHELLY M. PEIKEN, JOACIM PERSSON, JAMES K. PETRIE, ADAM SCHLESINGER, ADAM SCHMALHOLZ, TYLER SHAMY, JODIE SHIHADEH, NIKKI ANNE SORRENTINO, THOMAS ARMATO STURGES, ALI DEE THEODORE, MATTHEW WONG, DAVID ZIPPEL
Based on the Disney Channel Original Movies

Schedule:
THURSDAY, FRIDAY | DECEMBER 3, 4 | 6:00PM
SATURDAY | DECEMBER 5 | 2:00PM & 6:00PM
SUNDAY | DECEMBER 6 | 2:00PM

Tickets: On Sale to the Public – November 16, 2020
All Tickets: $TBD.

Direction | TBD
Choreography | KATIE DUPONT LERCHIE
Musical Direction | MARY KATE McLAURINE
Scenic Design | SETH TAYLOR & JARED WATSON
Lighting Design | SAMUEL COPELAND
Costume Design | CANDY HUGGINS
Sound Design | BRYAN GRISHAM

2020 Fall Production Class
Disney’s DESCENDANTS

ENROLLMENT INFO |
Who: All students ages 8 to 18 are invited to enroll online, regardless of experience level. If enrollment is high, we will create two casts to give the most amount of students the opportunity to perform! Students will be guaranteed a minimum of two performances if the show is double cast.
How: Enroll HERE any time starting Monday, January 6 through Saturday, February 8, 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 February 8, and all rehearsals will take place at Stage Center Studios in SoBo, 5300 Barksdale Blvd., STE D, until we move to Marjorie Lyons Playhouse to perform.
Cost: $207.00 tuition due no later than February 8, 2020. Payment options & scholarships may be available – Contact us for more information.
(There is a $75 costume fee, and each family is responsible for buying or selling one page in our program for $150.00.)

IMPORTANT NOTE ON OUR CORE VALUES: Before enrolling in our production class, please consider the following…
**You are agreeing to commit your child to the class’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 be posted during the second week of class. All students interested in our production classes 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 allow each student to submit two absences during contract provided they are approved prior to the first class, and do not fall within two weeks of performances. We ask that you check below for dates and times before enrolling, so that the rehearsal schedule can be thoughtfully made with 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 be issued by March 5.
  • Two conflicts are allowed during contract, only if submitted prior to March 5.
  • NO CONFLICTS are allowed within two weeks of performances.

OVERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR Disney’s MOANA (Junior Edition)
Open Enrollment – January 6 – February 8, 2020
*Mandatory Parent Orientation – March 5, 2020 at 5:30PM

REHEARSALS (Thursdays, 4:30-6:30, and Saturdays, 10:00-1:00)
WK1 March 5* (Cast & parent meetings) & March 7 (Audition day for enrolled students only)
WK2 March 12 & 14
WK3 March 19 & 21
(No rehearsal March 26 & 28 due to Caddo Spring Break)
WK4 April 2 & 4
WK5 April 9 & 11
WK6 April 16 & 18
WK7 April 23 & 25
WK8 April 30 & May 2 (+12:30PM venue orientation for parents)

PRODUCTION WEEK (NO CONFLICTS)
Sunday, May 3 (4:00-7:00 – TECH)
Mon, May 4 (4:00-7:00 – TECH)
Tue, May 5 (5:00 PM CALL – FIRST DRESS)
Wed, May 6 (5:00 PM CALL – FINAL DRESS/SCOOPS SNEAK)

PERFORMANCES
Thu, May 7 (5:00 CALL| 6:00 GO – Performance #1)
Fri, May 8 (5:00 CALL| 6:00 GO – Performance #2)
Sat, May 9, 2019 (1:00 CALL | 2:00 GO – Performance #3)
(5:00 CALL | 6:00 GO – PERFORMANCE #4)
Sun, May 10 (1:00 CALL | 2:00 GO – Performance #5 – followed by Strike/Load-out)

“a decidedly wicked musical romp”. – Rotten Tomatoes

“The fun is in the roll call… the songs are catchy, and the junior villains are worth rooting for.” – Entertainment Weekly

“…definitely has the feel of a Disney classic with a modern twist and I highly recommend it.” – MoviePilot.com

DESCENDANTS CAST

ENROLLMENT opens August 3, 2020.
The following roles will be cast at our audition workshop for enrolled students:

ISLE OF THE LOST
Mal
Our hero and Maleficent’s daughter – under her hardened, sarcastic exterior, she has a sense of justice and a heart of gold

Evie
The Evil Queen Grimhilde’s daughter – hides her brilliance behind a superficial, image-obsessed attitude

Jay
Jafar’s son – an outwardly arrogant thief, he conceals a strategic, collaborative nature

Carlos
Cruella de Vil’s son – despite a fear of dogs and just about everything else, he has the capacity to be brave and kind

Maleficent
The infamous evil fairy – a profoundly selfish absentee parent with an unquenchable taste for vengeance

Grimhilde
Snow White’s wicked adversary – an aging beauty queen, still desperate to be the fairest of them all

Jafar
Aladdin’s nemesis – a slimy, washed-up crime lord desperate for a way back to the top

Cruella de Vil
a Dalmatian-loving dog-snatcher – an obsessive, eccentric, and overbearing helicopter mom

AURADON
Ben
son of the Beast and Belle – a classically regal, optimistic kid who bears the weight of soon becoming King of Auradon

King Beast
Ben’s father and King of Auradon – royal and rule-driven, he knows a bit about being marginalized

Queen Belle
Ben’s mother and Queen of Auradon – warm, but cautious, she doesn’t understand her son’s generation

Fairy Godmother
Headmistress of Auradon Prep – busy and bubbly, she’ll do anything to keep the school afloat

Jane
Fairy Godmother’s daughter – meek and mousy, but hungry for attention, she’s looking for her moment to shine

Chad
Cinderella and Prince Charming’s son – an arrogant and spoiled blockhead, he’s never wanted for anything

Audrey
Sleeping Beauty’s daughter – the malicious queen bee of Auradon Prep, she has her eye on the throne

Dough
Dopey’s son – nerdy and sweet, he does all the work that his fellow students don’t want to do

Royal Page
Auradonian messenger – enormously nervous

Royal Guard
Musuem employee – less than vigilant

Maurice
Chemistry teacher and Belle’s father – kooky and stuck in his ways

Coach
Tourney coach – resigned to the team’s mediocrity until meeting a surprise star player

Snow White
Red carpet reporter – the voice of the masses

Isle Ensemble
Inhabitants of the Isle of the Lost

Auradonians
Students at Auradon Prep

Coronation Crowd
Guests at the coronation

Auradonian Choir
Auradon Prep’s a cappella grouup

SUPPORTED IN PART BY A GRANT FROM THE SHREVEPORT REGIONAL ARTS COUNCIL WITH FUNDS FROM THE CITY OF SHREVEPORT

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