MAINSTAGE SHOWS – YOUTH & TEEN OPPORTUNITIES COMING SOON
YOUTH & TEEN ROLES IN MAINSTAGE SHOW
Andrew Lippa’s A LITTLE PRINCESS
YOUTH = GRADES 3-8, with permission – BOYS & GIRLS
TEENS = AGES 13 & UP, with permission – BOYS & GIRLS
Our Holiday all-ages production features professional adult actors, teens and auditioned youth. The youth and teens have the unique opportunity to work alongside professional adults in the “Minchin’s school ensemble” and the adult England and Africa ensembles. A unique feature of this show will be the use of shadow puppetry.
Unlike the YouthStage & TeenStage programs, where kids & teens play all of the lead and adult roles, this program gives our young actors a unique training experience, being mentored and inspired by professional actors (including many who also teach or direct with us). Performers are part of the professional show, often performing for full houses over the course of 3 or 4 weekends.
YOUTH in A Little Princess will be double-cast, so each child will appear in half the performances. Students will be assigned to the GIRAFFE or ELEPHANT cast. TEENS will not be double-cast; they will perform in all
This show is directed by Jerry R. Foust; Jordan Richardson is Assistant Director & Music Director.
THIS PROGRAM WILL NOT CONFLICT WITH YOUTHSTAGE “ELF THE MUSICAL” REHEARSALS; HOWEVER, IF PARTICIPATING IN BOTH, STUDENTS SHOULD KNOW THAT THIS IS A BIG TIME COMMITMENT.
SPECIAL NOTE: THERE ARE SHOWS ON THANKSGIVING WEEKEND.
REHEARSALS BEGIN: Sunday, October 2, 2016. There will be an invited “First Read” of the script and score for WCMT supporters on that Sunday.
(note, auditioned Youth will be part of the main cast, and a weekly call schedule will be sent with specific scenes & songs we will be working on at each rehearsal, so there will be some rehearsals where youth are not needed for the entire time or at all; unlike our YouthStage programs, where the format is more like a “class.”)
—-Every Sunday from 5:30pm-8pm (youth); Teens stay until 9pm
—-Every Tuesday from 6:30-8:45pm (youth); Teens stay until 9:15pm
—-Every Thursday from 6:30pm-8:45pm (youth); Teens stay until 9:15pm
TECH / DRESS REHEARSALS (required of all actors):
- — Sunday November 6, 3pm-9pm – both casts + Teens
- — Monday November 7, 6:15pm-9:15pm – both casts + Teens (teens stay until 9:45pm)
- — Tuesday November 8, 6:15pm-9:15pm – both casts + Teens (teens stay until 9:45pm)
- — Wednesday – NIGHT OFF
- — Thursday November 10, 6:15pm-10pm – Invited dress rehearsal (Elephant Cast only + Teens)
- — Friday, November 11, 6:15pm-10pm – Invited dress rehearsal / Preview (Giraffe Cast only + Teens)
SHOW DATES & TIMES
The teen roles WILL NOT BE DOUBLE CAST. Teens will be required to attend every performance:
- Saturday Nov 12 @ 3pm (Elephant) + 7pm (Giraffe)
- Sunday Nov 13 @ 2pm (Giraffe) + 6pm (Elephant)
- Friday Nov 18 @ 7pm (Elephant)
- Saturday Nov 19 @ 3pm (Giraffe) + 7pm (Elephant)
- Sunday Nov 20 @ 2pm (Elephant) + 6pm (Giraffe)
- Friday Nov 25 @ 3pm (Elephant) + 7pm (Giraffe) ****Note: This is Thanksgiving Friday
- Saturday Nov 26 @ 3pm (Giraffe) + 7pm (Elephant)
- Sunday Nov 27 @ 2pm (Giraffe)
TUITION: $379. Deposit of 25% ($94.75) due to hold your space. You can pay the entire remaining amount after paying your deposit. 25% will be billed and charged to the card on-file on the first of each month beginning October 8 until balance is clear: For most, this means payments on Oct 8, Nov 8, Dec 8. If your card is declined for any reason, we reserve the right to attempt to charge the payment again at any time. ENROLL IN “A LITTLE PRINCESS” TODAY!
Financial aid awards of 25, 50 & 75% are available. Please email apply at our website, or email us to find out more: education@windycityperforms.
ABOUT ‘A LITTLE PRINCESS’: Written by Tony-nominated composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party) and Brian Crawley (Violet), A Little Princess is based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, which was honored by School Library Journal as one of the “Top 100 Chapter Books” of all time. This re-imagined version of the classic tale expands beyond the confines of Victorian England to Africa, giving the writers ample opportunity to include lively African music and dance, exotic locales like Mali and Timbuktu, and creating an unforgettable journey around the world. Separated from her father, and the openhearted Africans who have helped him raise her, young Sara Crewe is sent to boarding school in London. When things go badly for her there, her imaginative powers come to the rescue – helping to transform a drab institution into a place of magic and mystery. As the girl wins the affection of the other boarders, she draws the ire of Miss Minchin, the sour headmistress, who forces Sara to work as a maid when her father is reported dead and his fortune seized. Sara counters all Miss Minchin’s best efforts to degrade her, all the while maintaining the grace and virtue of a little princess.