Fall Musical Theatre Course 2018

Auditions June 20-24

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About the Course.

For 10 years, our mission has been to help youth celebrate their individuality, increase their confidence and hone their natural talent.  Our instructive musical theatre courses are designed to improve their acting, singing & dancing skills while creating a safe place for students to be accepted in a community. 

Each session, students develop their performance abilities, creating a dynamic character so at the conclusion of the course, they have the opportunity to ‘strut their stuff!’ at local theatre with full professional tech & rented costumes.


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    Ages 13 - 25

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    Instructors:

    Director: John Zachar
    Vocal Coach: Graziella Mastrangelo
    Dance Choreographer: Whitney Boerger
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Musical Theatre Course Streams.

Stream 1 | Ensemble

  • dance choreography
  • vocal training
  • character development
  • scene work & acting direction
  • group numbers
  • solo vocal lines
  • personalized feedback
  • fitted & rented costume
  • 3 performances
  • Cast Party!

Stream 2 | Supporting

  • dance choreography
  • accent training
  • vocal training
  • character development
  • scene work & acting direction
  • group numbers
  • duet / small group songs
  • small group sessions
  • personalized feedback
  • fitted & rented costume
  • 3 performances
  • Cast Party!

Stream 3 | Leading

  • dance choreography
  • accent training
  • vocal training
  • character development
  • scene work & acting direction
  • group numbers
  • small group songs
  • solo / duet songs
  • one on one sessions
  • personalized feedback
  • fitted & rented costume
  • 3 performances
  • Cast Party!

The Pink Ladies – The club-jacketed, gum-chewing, hip-swinging girls’ gang who hang around with the Burger Palace Boys.

The Burger Palace Boys – A super-cool, DA-haired, hard-looking group of high school wheeler-dealers… or so they think.

High School Students

Cha-Cha, aka Charlene DiGregorio – The best dancer at St. Bernadette’s; a loud mouth, she wins the dancing competition with Danny.

Eugene Florczyk – The class valedictorian; physically awkward, with weak eyes and a high-pitched voice. He’s a typical ‘apple-polisher’ – both smug and pompous, but gullible.

Johnny Casino – All-American, rock-star “greaser” student at Rydell High, whose real name is Clarence.

Miss Lynch – A no-nonsense, serious, loud, English teacher.

Patty Simcox – A typical cheerleader; attractive, athletic, sure-of-herself, but can be given to bursts of disconcerting enthusiasm. She’s a bit of a pain and unpopular with the Pink Ladies, and can twirl a baton.

The Pink Ladies – The club-jacketed, gum-chewing, hip-swinging girls’ gang who hang around with the Burger Palace Boys.

The Burger Palace Boys – A super-cool, DA-haired, hard-looking group of high school wheeler-dealers… or so they think.

Danny Zuko – The leader of the Burger Palace Boys; good-looking, strong and confident, with an air of easy-going charm.

Sandy Dumbrowski – New girl in town; sweet, wholesome, naive, cute, and innocent.

Betty Rizzo – Leader of the Pink Ladies; tough, sarcastic and outspoken but vulnerable.

Frenchy – A dreamer; good-natured but not too smart. She is heavily made up, fussy about her appearance, particularly her hair. She can’t wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician.

Marty – The ‘beauty’ of the Pink Ladies; pretty and looks older than the other girls, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth. She tries to act sophisticated.

Jan – Funny, loud, compulsive eater, and awkward member of the Pink Ladies. Loud and pushy with the girls, but shy with boys.

Doody – The youngest of the guys; small, boyish and open, with a disarming smile and a hero-worshipping attitude towards the other guys. He also plays the guitar.

Kenickie – The second in command of the Burger Palace Boys; tough-looking, tattooed, surly, and avoids any show of softness. He has an offbeat sense of humor.

Sonny LaTierri – A member of the Burger Palace Boys; funny Italian-American, he is a braggart and wheeler-dealer who thinks he’s a real lady-killer.

Roger – The anything-for-a-laugh stocky type of boy; a clown who enjoys winding people up, he is full of mischief and is always dreaming up half-baked schemes and ideas.

Vince Fontaine – A typical ‘teen audience’ disc jockey; slick, egotistical and fast-talking. He is also a veteran ‘Greaser.’

Stream 1
Rehearsal Schedule

2 x week

Tuesday
6:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday 10:30am – 2:00pm

Stream 2
Rehearsal Schedule

2 x week

Tuesday
6:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday 10:30am – 2:00pm

Stream 3
Rehearsal Schedule

2 x week

Tuesday
6:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday 10:30am – 3:00pm

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    Course Fees

    $785 +
    $75 costume rental fee
    *subject to HST

    Payment Breakdown
    $30 Registration Fee
    $220 Acceptance of Role Deposit
    4 payments of $180.45
    (Sept-Nov)

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    Course Fees

    $985 +
    $100 costume rental fee
    *subject to HST

    Payment Breakdown
    $30 Registration Fee
    $220 Acceptance of Role Deposit
    4 payments of $244.01
    (Sept-Nov)

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    Course Fees

    $1185+
    $125 costume rental fee
    *subject to HST

    Payment Breakdown
    $30 Registration Fee
    $220 Acceptance of Role Deposit
    4 payments of $307.57
    (Sept-Nov)

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    Performances Dates:

    3 Performances -November, 2018

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FAQ’s – Tips & Tricks

Once you register for an audition online, you will be sent a date and time for your 15 min. Audition. We make the process as friendly & inviting. The Your audition will be in 2 parts: a 1-2 minute monologue and a song of your choice (no pop songs please!) Plus sign up for a Dance Call suitable to your level Beginner to Advanced. 

We are looking for individuals who want to risk, rather than perfection. Have your monologue memorized, (know it inside & out!) that way, we can give you a direction and see how you ‘run with it’. Take chances in your song to story tell and bring us into your world!

The week prior to any show is referred to as Tech Week. During this week, all actors move from the rehearsal studio into the theatre where the performance will open its doors to the public. Tech week can be long and arduous, but necessary to pull the performance together with all the technical elements. It allows the actors to become familiar with the stage, set, lighting, costumes, makeup, an audience and each other. Often times, Tech Week is categorized as being the ‘best’ part of the rehearsal process, as it is where the relationships that have developed over the course of rehearsals transform into a family. We invite neighbouring elementary schools into the theatre to participate in watching a matinee. “Media Night” is where the local press and our photographer are invited to capture action shots of the cast backstage & onstage. A performance from each cast will be videotaped as a keepsake.

Tips for survival of Tech Week:

  1. Stay hydrated! Drink lots and lots of water.
  2. Pack healthy snacks and meals for you to consume over the course of the week.
  3. Bring homework to occupy your time spent in the theatre, you may not always be ‘used’ on stage.
  4. Sleep!
Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as “Greased Lightnin’,” “It’s Raining on Prom Night,” “Alone at the Drive-In Movie” recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. An eight-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals, along with innumerable school and community productions place Grease among the world’s most popular musicals.

The school version removes all profanity, lewd behaviour, and Rizzo’s Pregnancy scare. The school version is approximately 15 minutes shorter than the standard version.

Auditions

Wednesday, June 20
(4:30-8:30pm)
Thursday, June 21
(4:30- 8:30pm)
Saturday, June 23
(10:00am-2:00pm)

Movement /Dance Call

Saturday, June 23
Beginner - Intermediate 3:00-4:00pm
Intermediate - Advanced 4:15-5:15pm

Are you New to Musical Theatre?

Fret not, we pride ourselves on the ability to connect with our beginner performers, as well as challenge students who have considerable experience to break through their plateau.

Many of our students have been accepted into the Regional Arts Program (R.A.P) of their choice, have signed with agents and work professionally in film and television.

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