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: Saturday, January 5, 2019
CLASS ENDS: Saturday, March 16, 2019
CLASS MEETING DAY & TIME: Twice weekly: Wednesdays, 5:45pm-8:30pm & Saturdays, 9:00am-12:15pm
****There will be no rehearsal on October 31st (Halloween). Also, no rehearsal on November 3 before tech week.
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
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: Tentatively, 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.
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 $163.00 due today. The two additional payments of $163.00 will be deducted from your card on file on February 1 and March 1, 2019. A $15.00 Service Fee is added to all 3-PAY enrollments. Avoid the fee by paying in-full when you enroll. 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/
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
The Playhouse @ Jefferson Park
4766 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago 60630
—Adults 18 & up: $19.50, plus $1.50 Theatre Improvement Fee
—Youth 17 & under: $13.50, plus $1.50 Theatre Improvement Fee
*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!