FALL YOUTH, KIDS & TEEN PROGRAMS ALL ENROLLING NOW!
“JAMES & THE GIANT PEACH” FOR PRE-K thru 2nd GRADE
“ELF THE MUSICAL” FOR GRADES 3-8
STEPHEN SCHWARTZ’S “PIPPIN” FOR TEENS
IT’S FALL! CLASSES FOR ALL AGES BEGIN LATER THIS WEEK & NEXT
SEPTEMBER 8 – OCTOBER 20
Level 0 = Ages 4 & 5 | Level 1 = Grade K-1 | Level 2 = Grade 2
KIDSTAGE is the new name of our music theatre programs for primary gradestudents. These7-8 week sessions allow our youngest performers to dabble in music theatre performance, learning basic theatre vocabulary and concepts, whiles developing beginning-level skills in acting, singing and dancing. Students are led by experienced teaching artists. They work on songs & scenes from one of our current titles, and prepare for a final performance for friends & family in our PlayGround studio at 5342 West Lawrence Ave. KidStage is a great place to develop creativity, focus and self-confidence. Students who enroll in James & the Giant Peach will also get a free ticket to see our professional production of the show (featuring some of our teachers!), which runs the entire month of October at our theatre.
LOOKING FOR YOUR SCHOOLSITE’S FALL ‘JAMES’ PROGRAM?
Look for a specific announcement, or email us to find out about your program:
YOUTHSTAGE: SEPTEMBER thru DECEMBER | BEGINS SEPT 14 or 19
KIDSTAGE: OCTOBER 27 thru MID-DECEMBER
YOUTHSTAGE is the new name of our music theatre performance programs for Grades 3-8. These 13-15 week sessions provide our young performers with an intensive, professional music theatre experience. In the program, students learn basic theatre vocabulary and concepts, while developing intermediate- and advanced-level skills in acting, singing and dancing. Students are led by experienced teaching artists, who are great teachers and accomplished directors or choreographers. Every program also includes a team of designers, who bring the story to life with costumes, props, scenery and special effects. The final product is a weekend or weekends of public, ticketed performances, which elevate the students’ experience and create a unique and exciting event for friends, family and our patrons who have come to expect excellence from our programs. YouthStage programs non-auditioned program; casting takes place during week #1 and 2 of the program. Each child is assigned a role or roles that fit them, that challenge them, and that ensure a positive and professional experience for the students and audience members. We believe that, with the right challenge and support, all students can find a home in our programs and feel successful.
KIDSTAGE ‘ELF’ CLASSES begin in late October. Students in these Pre-K, K-1 and 2nd Grade classes will receive a special invitation to a performance or dress rehearsal of the YouthStage fully produced production of ELF in December as inspiration for their work. KIDSTAGE students can enroll in both “JAMES” and “ELF!”
TEENSTAGE: RUNS JANUARY THRU EARLY MARCH
STEPHEN SCHWARTZ’S INNOVATIVE “PIPPIN”
TEENSTAGE is the new name of our music theatre performance programs for 13 & older /Grades 9-12. An intensive, performance-focused program that features advanced training in acting, movement, and vocal production. Performances of the final production are open to the public, and span two weekends. A special emphasis is placed on ensemble work.
- OPEN TO: Students who will be 13 by the time rehearsals begin, or students in grades 9-12 in 2016-17.
- PROGRAM BEGINS: Sunday, January 8
- MEETING DAY & TIME: Regular rehearsals are Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:15pm-8:30pm, and Sundays, 5pm-8pm. See detailed list of dates on our Parent Portal / Registration site.
- TECH WEEK: Week of Tues-Friday, Feb 21-24, 2017
- TUITION: $459. Two options: Pay in-full at time of registration, or pay a deposit of 25% ($114.75), and 3 additional payments will be billed to your credit card on January 5, February 5 & March 5. There is a one-time $10 fee for the installment option.
- QUESTIONS ABOUT ENROLLMENT?: education @windycityperforms.org