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

THE WIZARD OF OZ (JR) | Youth Company / Kids Company – Spring 2019

This beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home.  After a tornado whisks her away to the magical land of Oz, young Dorothy Gale teams up with a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodsman and a Cowardly Lion to find the mighty Wizard of Oz, who can send her home. A beloved, timeless score, including songs like “Over the Rainbow,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” and “Follow the Yellow Brick Road.”

CLASSES FOR KIDS & YOUTH – CLICK ON YOUR LEVEL BELOW

YOUTH COMPANY SPRING PROGRAM / SHOW:  11-week program ends in eight fully-produced, ticketed, public performances of The Wizard of Oz (Jr). 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.

NOTE: The Spring Mainstage show is the full production of ‘Oz’ with professional adults and auditioned youth/teens. Youth interested in being in the ensemble for the Mainstage should attend an audition on September 29, 2018 or send a note to: casting@windycityperforms.org

***Please note your school’s Spring Break when committing to this program.  Some schools may have a Spring Break that falls during our Tech or Performance weeks.***

THIS PROGRAM IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE 33% MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT. 

CLASS BEGINS:  March 20, 2019

CLASS ENDS:  Thursday, May 23, 2018 (note Wed & Thurs shows)

CLASS MEETING DAY & TIME:  Twice weekly: Wednesdays, 5:45pm-8:30pm & Saturdays, 9:00am-12:15pm

****There will be no rehearsal during our Spring Break, April 17 & 20, 2019

REQUIRED TECH WEEK DATES:

–Sunday, May 12, 4:30pm-8:30pm
–Monday, May 13, 5:30pm-8:30pm
–Wednesday, May 15, 5:30pm-8:30pm
–Thursday, May 16, 5:30pm-8:30pm
–Friday, May 17, 5:30pm-8:30pm

FINAL PERFORMANCES:

There will be sevem ticketed, public performances of Wizartd of Oz (JR) at the following dates & times:

–Saturday, May 18, at 12pm, 3pm & 6pm
–Sunday, May 19 at 12pm & 3pm
–Wednesday, May 22 at 7pm
–Thursday, May 23 at 7pm

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:  To Be Determined!

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:  $489

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 due today. The two additional payments of $163 will be deducted from your card on file on April 10 and May 10, 2019.  A $15.00 service fee is added to all 3-PAY enrollments.  Save the $15 by paying in-full at the time of enrollment.  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 THE WIZARD OF OZ (JR) 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, February 16, 2017

CLASS ENDS: Saturday, May 4, 2019

CLASS MEETING DAY & TIME:  Once weekly, Saturdays 9:00am-10:00am @ 5340 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60630
(No rehearsal on Spring Break date, April 20)

TECH WEEK DATES: No extra tech rehearsals for the Kids Company classes.  There may be an earlier call time on showing day.

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, May 4, 2019 @ 9:15am.

—There will be a final showing on the last day of class, May 4. Student call time will be 8:30am today.
—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, February 16, 2017

CLASS ENDS: Saturday, May 4, 2019

CLASS MEETING DAY & TIME:  Once weekly, Saturdays 10:10am-11:20am @ 5340 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60630
(No rehearsal on Spring Break date, April 20)

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, May 4, 2019 @ 10:45am.

—-There will be a final showing on the last day of class, May 4. Student call time will be 10:10am.

—-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 SHOWS

SHOW DATES & TIMES:
Saturday, May 18 @ 12pm, 3pm & 6pm
Sunday, May 19 @12pm & 3pm
Wednesday, May 22 @ 7pm
Thursday, May 23 @ 7pm

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

*Families may choose to purchase a Youth or Teen Membership, which includes two free tickets to each Conservatory show in the season

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