2nd to 8th Grade Students
We invite all children, grades 2-8, to join us for Rising Stars! A multi-week after-school program designed to nurture the intellectual, artistic, and personal development of youth through arts education, performing opportunities, and exceptional theater experiences.
Classes are Mondays and Tuesdays from 4:30-6:30pm, with additional scheduled workshops, and culminates in a weekend of performances.
Rehearsals: November 5 - December 15
Performances: December 15 (7pm), December 16 (2pm)
ANNIE KIDS Is presented through special arrangement through Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
*Tuition may be paid-in-full or in installments, and covers materials fees, production t-shirt, and miscellaneous costs. It is our mission to turn away no student for financial reasons; need-based scholarships available.
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Musical Theater Intensive
High School Students
Our Musical Theater Intensive is specially designed for 9-12 grade students with a passion for performing, and a strong desire to work in a professional setting. These intensives focus on providing students the opportunity to immerse themselves into challenging material alongside a professional rehearsal process, preparing them for their next steps in their theatrical endeavors.
La Vie Boheme! Jonathan Larson's iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning musical that shaped a generation of audiences and taught us all to measure our life in love.
Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent School Edition is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.
Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, Rent School Edition follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.
Classes/rehearsals begin November 7 from 4pm-6:30pm every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. All performances and rehearsals will be held at Theater West End.
Rehearsals: November 7 - December 21
Performances: December 21 (8pm), December 22 (2pm, 8pm), December 23 (2pm)
*Tuition may be paid in full or in installments, and covers materials fees, production t-shirt, and miscellaneous costs. It is our mission to turn away no student for financial reasons; need-based scholarships available.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Auditions will take place at Theater West End, located at 115 W 1st St, in Historic Downtown Sanford. Auditions will start at 6:00 PM and are by appointment only, appointments can be made by using the following link:
Please prepare 2 contrasting pieces of music each 32 bars in length. THE FIRST PIECE IS REQUIRED TO BE FROM RENT, we ask that your second piece is not. An accompanist will be provided. Accompaniment tracks are also allowed and we will provide a speaker with an auxiliary cord.
Please bring a current headshot/resume (if available), as well as a list of any dates that may conflict with our afternoon rehearsals.
Musical Theater Intensive Staff
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