Morning & Afternoon Programs
For rising-5th through rising-9th graders
Our Afternoon Program begins the week of June 19, 2017 (hours are abbreviated in the first week).
Also, our Evening Program starts on June 5, 2017.
Rehearsal hours are 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm for the Afternoon Theater Intensive (with abbreviated hours in the first week – see above). The Afternoon Theater Intensive will have two performances at Regis College and three performances at local camps and senior centers.
The Afternoon Theater Intensive rehearses at Regis College and two performances are held at Regis. Other venues for performances vary since it is a traveling show, which is an important part of the learning experience for our participants.
The Morning Program is a larger scale musical production – it is performed on the Main Stage at Regis with professionally designed sets, a full orchestra, a choreographer, and over 50 participants. The Morning Program show selection is a full-length Broadway musical. There’s nothing like the feeling of being part of something grand!
The Afternoon Theater Intensive is our Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) production. It is a smaller scale production, with only 20 participants, and a set that is designed to be mobile. The Afternoon Theater Intensive production is a traveling show, as the cast and crew goes to various local venues (nursing homes, camps, recreation centers) to perform. A great deal of teamwork and camaraderie is fostered as a result.
-School of Rock – Directed by Aidan O’Hara
-Freckleface Strawberry – Directed by Katie Brobst
-West Side Story – Directed by Chris Brindley
-Billy Elliot – Directed by Skylar Grossman
-The Children’s Hour – Directed by Rebecca Bradshaw.
Auditions will be held at the Weston Community Center, 20 Alphabet Lane, Weston, MA.
Auditions for this year’s Morning Program, will take place on May 20 at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm and May 21 at 10:00 am. Participants who wish to audition need only come to one audition time. Your child may be asked to come for a callback later that same weekend; If a participant is needed for a callback, he/she will receive a call from a producer in advance.
Participants do not need to audition to be cast in the show. Participants who do not audition are cast in ensemble roles. Every role in the show is critical to its success and there are many opportunities to sing, dance, and act for everyone.
Auditions for this year’s Afternoon Theater Intensive production occur at the end of the first week of rehearsals.
Auditions for the Evening Program will take place on May 15 and May 18 at 7:00 pm, and May 20 at 4:00 pm. Evening Show participants are placed in one of the three shows.