ANNOUNCING SEASON SIX, OUR 2018-19 CLASSES, CAMPS & SHOWS

PETER PAN (Jr) | Youth Company / Kids Company Fall 2018

This high-flying Tony Award-winning musical has been performed around the world and delighted audiences for 60 years and is now adapted for young performers. Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook. Featuring the iconic songs, “I’m Flying,” “I’ve Gotta Crow,” “I Won’t Grow Up” and “Never Never Land,” and a rousing book full of magic, warmth and adventure!

CLASSES FOR KIDS & YOUTH

YOUTH COMPANY FALL PROGRAM / SHOW:  11-week program ends in two weekends of fully-produced, ticketed, public performances of Peter Pan. Meets twice a week, on Wednesdays & Saturdays.  Tech Week and 9 performances required.  Students will work with a professional director and music director in a highly supportive, ensemble-focused environment. The final performance is a 90-minute production with costumes, props, scenic elements, and live orchestra in our theatre. Jerry R. Soria-Foust, WCP’s founding Artistic Director, will be returning to directing our Youth Company this Fall.

THIS PROGRAM IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE 33% MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT. 

CLASS BEGINS:  Wednesday, September 5, 2018

CLASS ENDS:  Sunday, November 18, 2018

CLASS MEETING DAY & TIME:  Twice weekly: Wednesdays, 5:45pm-8:30pm & Saturdays, 9:00am-12:15pm (this is a change back to the old Youth Company schedule!)

****There will be no rehearsal on October 31st (Halloween). Also, no rehearsal on November 3 before tech week.

REQUIRED TECH WEEK DATES:

–Sunday, November 4, 11:00am-4:00pm
–Monday, November 5, 5:30pm-8:30pm
–Wednesday, November 7, 5:30pm-8:30pm
–Friday, November 9, 5:30pm-8:45pm

FINAL PERFORMANCES:

There will be nine ticketed, public performances of Peter Pan at the following dates & times:

–Saturday, November 10, tentatively at 3pm & 6pm
–Sunday, November 11, tentatively at 12pm & 3pm
–Saturday, November 17, tentatively at 12pm, 3pm & 6pm
–Sunday, November 18, tentatively at 12pm & 3pm

Some roles may be double-cast, which would mean some students would have both a ‘lead role’ track and an ensemble track.  Stay tuned for specific information about which performances will include your child’s lead role track if applicable.

INSTRUCTORS:  Jerry R. Soria-Foust, WCP’s founding Artistic Director

PREREQUISITE & CASTING INFO:  No audition is necessary.  We do “try-on”-style casting, with an assessment of acting, singing & dancing skills on the first day.  We assign roles to our students based on their goals and our assessment of how best to challenge them and continue to develop their skills.  One of our philosophical pillars is “ensemble” – we try to give every child as much stage time as possible, and make strong use of students in secondary or chorus roles throughout the show.

CLASS SIZE:  Youth Company enrollment is limited to 32 students. This class almost always fills, so enroll early to ensure your place.  In our larger programs, some or all roles are double-cast; however, usually all students perform in all of the shows. We do reserve the right to change the number of performances based on the final enrollment and casting.

TUITION:  $469

TWO OPTIONS FOR PAYMENT: (1) FULL PAY: Pay in-full at time of enrollment; or (2) 3-PAY: Divide  your payment into three installments, with $156.33 due today. The two additional payments of $156.33 will be deducted from your card on file on October 1 and November 1, 2018.  A $15.00 service fee is added to all 3-PAY enrollments.  THIS PROGRAM IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE 33% MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT. 

FINANCIAL AID:  Financial aid awards of up to 66% are available.  Please visit our website for more information or to apply for aid:  http://windycityperforms.org/conservatory/financial-assistance/

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KIDS COMPANY – AGES 4-5: “JUNIOR” PERFORMANCE PROGRAM IN MUSICAL THEATRE
No Audition or Previous Experience Required

This 10-week elementary program ends in a lightly-produced performance of songs & scenes from PETER PAN in our theatre.  Students will learn skills in drama, music and movement, plus self-confidence, teamwork, and creativity.  The final showing for friends and family will include light costumes, props and live musical accompaniment.

CLASS BEGINS:  Saturday, September 8, 2018

CLASS ENDS: Saturday, November 10, 2018

CLASS MEETING DAY & TIME:  Once weekly, Saturdays 9:00am-10:00am @ 4766 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60630

TECH WEEK DATES: No extra tech rehearsals for the Kids Company classes.

PREREQUISITE:  No audition and no previous experience necessary.

CLASS SIZE:  Enrollment is limited to 16 students. This class almost always fills, so enroll early to ensure your place!

FINAL SHOWING: Saturday, November 10th, 10:00am-10:50am

—There will be a final showing on the last day of class, November 10th. Student call time will be 8:45am
—Final showing tickets will be reserved in advance, and will cost $7.50 each to help pay for continued theatre improvements.

TUITION:  $169, due in-full at time of enrolling.

FINANCIAL AID:  Financial aid awards of up to 66% are available.  Please visit our website for more information or to apply for aid: http://windycityperforms.org/conservatory/financial-assistance/

***NOTE:  If you need help choosing the right class for your child or need help enrolling, please contact our offices at:  education@windycityperforms.org

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KIDS COMPANY – AGES 6-7: “JUNIOR” PERFORMANCE PROGRAM IN MUSICAL THEATRE
No Audition or Previous Experience Required

This 11-week elementary program ends in a lightly-produced performance of songs & scenes from PETER PAN in our theatre.  Students will learn skills in drama, music and movement, plus self-confidence, teamwork, and creativity.  The final showing for friends and family will include costumes, props and live musical accompaniment.

CLASS BEGINS:  Saturday, September 8, 2018

CLASS ENDS: Saturday, November 17, 2018

CLASS MEETING DAY & TIME:  Once weekly, Saturdays 10:10am-11:15am

TECH WEEK DATES: No extra tech rehearsals for the Kids Company classes, except for an early call time on show day!

PREREQUISITE:  No audition and no previous experience necessary.

CLASS SIZE:  Enrollment is limited to 14 students. This class almost always fills, so enroll early to ensure your place!

FINAL SHOWING: Saturday, November 17th, 10:15-11:15am.

—-There will be a final showing on the last day of class, November 17th. Student call time will be 9:00am

—-Please note that the final showing for Ages 4-5 is the week before, November 10th.

—-Final showing tickets will be reserved in advance, and will cost $7.50 each to help pay for continued theatre improvements.

TUITION:  $179, due in-full at time of enrolling.

FINANCIAL AID:  Financial aid awards of up to 66% are available.  Please visit our website for more information or to apply for aid:http://windycityperforms.org/conservatory/financial-assistance/

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TICKETS FOR YOUTH COMPANY PETER PAN SHOWS

SHOW DATES & TIMES:
Saturday, November 10 @ 3pm & 6pm
Sunday, November 11 @ 12pm & 3pm
Saturday, November 17 @ 12pm, 3pm & 6pm
Sunday, November 18 @ 12pm & 3pm

LOCATION:
The Playhouse @ Jefferson Park
4766 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago 60630

TICKETS:
—Adults 18 & up: $19.50, plus $1.50 Theatre Improvement Fee
—Youth 17 & under: $13.50, plus $1.50 Theatre Improvement Fee

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*There is a Group Discount of 15% for all shows.  The tickets must be purchased in one order, and the discount will automatically be applied to tickets for the same show.

*Families may choose to purchase a Youth or Teen Membership, which includes two free tickets to each Conservatory show in the season – Click here for more information about Memberships!