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

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (JR) | Youth Company – Winter 2019

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

CLASS FOR YOUTH ONLY (AGES 8-12)

YOUTH COMPANY WINTER PROGRAM / SHOW:  11-week program ends in 7 performances of fully-produced, ticketed, public performances of Little Shop. Meets twice a week, on Wednesdays & Saturdays.  Tech Week and 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,  live orchestra – and yes, a killer plant, in our theatre.

THIS PROGRAM IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE 33% MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT. 

CLASS BEGINS:  Monday, January 7, 2019

CLASS ENDS:  Saturday, March 16, 2019

CLASS MEETING DAY & TIME:  Twice weekly: Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:45pm-8:30pm (the last 30 minutes each session will be reserved for individual, small group coachings – each week, a different actor(s) or ensemble group will stay from 8pm-8:30pm to get some extra help.

***Note: This is a change to rehearsal time originally published, due to a conflict with our mainstage rehearsals. We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion***

REQUIRED TECH WEEK DATES:

–Sunday, March 3, 3pm-7:300m
–Monday, March 4, 5:30pm-8:30pm
–Tuesday, March 5, 5:30pm-8:30pm
–Wed, March 6, 5:30pm-8:30pm
–Thursday, March 7, 5:30pm-8:30pm
–Friday, March 8, 5:30pm-8:30pm

FINAL PERFORMANCES:

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

–Saturday, March 9, at 12pm, 3pm & 6pm
–Sunday, March 10, at 12pm & 3pm
–Saturday, March 16, at 12pm, 3pm & 6pm

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:  Charlotte Drover and others, to be announced.

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:  $499 if paying in 3 installments, or $479 if paying in full.

TWO OPTIONS FOR PAYMENT: (1) FULL PAY: Pay in-full ($479) at time of enrollment; or (2) 3-PAY: Divide your payment into three installments, with $166.34 due today. The two additional payments of $166.33 will be deducted from your card on file on January 15 and February 15, 2019.  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/

TO ENROLL:  Click on the link below. Then pull the drop down menu to WINTER 2018-19 (STUDIO). Choose the “FULL PAY” or “DEPOSIT ONLY” option, then follow the steps and proceed to checkout. 

Note: We have recently moved all of our patron services to a new portal called Arts People, which will allow our families to buy tickets, register for classes, make donations, and volunteer through one site: Arts People.  We imported all of our current families to the new system; if it is your first time using Arts People, you may need to verify your account and reset your password through a quick and easy email verification link. 

 

***If you have questions about this program or need help enrolling, please contact our offices at:  education@windycityperforms.org

 

TICKETS FOR YOUTH COMPANY SHOWS

SHOW DATES & TIMES:
–Saturday, March 9 @ 12pm, 3pm & 6pm
–Sunday, March 10 @ 12pm & 3pm
–Saturday, March 16 @ 12pm, 3pm & 6pm

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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