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2710 Wetmore Avenue Everett, WA 98201
Box Office: (425) 257-8600
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At the Everett Performing Arts Center
2710 Wetmore Avenue Everett, WA 98201
Box Office: (425) 257-8600




Auditions & Opportunities


Summer Independent

Footloose
Auditions: May 4-6, 2014
Grade 9 – Age 20


  • Summer Independent Details

    About Summer Independent:

    KIDSTAGE Summer Independent is the pinnacle of the KIDSTAGE program. The Summer Independent production is produced, designed and directed entirely by young artists, undergraduate level and below. Professional mentorship is provided by Village Theatre artists and staff.

    ACTING OPPORTUNITIES
    Auditions: May 4-6, 2014
    Callbacks: May 10, 12-13, 2014
    Rehearsals: Rehearsals will start June 2, 2014 and will be in the weekday evenings and on Saturdays. For more detailed information about rehearsals, please call the Everett KIDSTAGE office, (425) 740-5035 x109.
    Performances: July 18-27, 2014 at the Second Stage Theatre.
    Tuition: A minimum of 10 hours of work on the production will be required in lieu of tuition.

      Audition Info:
    • To set up an audition appointment, please email pcampispee@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 740-5035 x109 on or after April 1st.
    • ​​​​​Actors need to prepare 32 bars of a song from a modern musical theatre production and a short monlogue (about 1 minute in length).
    • Note: If you are auditioning for both Summerstock and Summer Independent you need to prepare a song from each style but may use the same monologue.
    • Bring piano sheet music in a three-ring binder. Bring four copies of a photo and resume. School photos and photocopies are fine.

    MUSICIAN OPPORTUNITIES
    We are looking for a variety of instruments and musicians. Please email: pcampispee@villagetheatre.org to express your interest and you will be notified when instruments needed and audition dates are set.

    Auditions: TBA
    Rehearsals: TBA
    Performances: July 18-27, 2014 at the Second Stage Theatre
    Tuition: There is no tuition for this program

      Audition Info:
    • To sign up for audition notification, please email pcampispee@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 740-5035 x109 on or after April 1st. Audition dates are TBA, we will notify you when audition dates are set.
    • Musicians should bring a resume and/or list of experience
    • Musicians need to bring their instrument(s) and prepare a piece that showcases your musicianship. You may be asked to sight-read from the show scores.

    ABOUT THE SHOW:
    Footloose
    Music by Tom Snow
    Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
    Additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman
    Stage Adaptation by Dean Ptichford and Walter Bobbie
    Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford

    Learn fun music and make great friends! Footloose is a fun and energetic show with a wide variety of songs and dance numbers. The show is truly motivated by the energy of the cast so you are sure to work with highly motivated people. Not only do you get to learn the songs and dance numbers to this musical but you will make some great friends and be able to add this wonderful show to your resume. In the midst of all of the dancing, acting and singing, this is a show that will stick in your heart and hopefully help you cut loose!



SummerStock

Anything Goes
Auditions: May 4-6, 2014
Grades 5-12*
*Graduating Seniors are eligible.


  • SummerStock Details

    About SummerStock:

    SummerStock is a production program open to all students. Students with all levels of experience are encouraged to audition. Directed, designed, and produced by adult theatre professionals, the intensive rehearsal process includes script analysis, character development, learning choreography and staging, and strengthening the vocal instrument. The result of this program is a fully-produced musical that is performed on the main stage at the Everett Performing Arts Center.

    ACTING OPPORTUNITIES
    Auditions: May 4-6, 2014
    Callbacks: May 10, 12-13, 2014
    Rehearsals: Rehearsals will start June 30, 2014 and will be in the weekday afternoons and on some evenings. For more specific information about rehearsals, please call the Everett KIDSTAGE office, (425) 740-5035 x109.
    Performances: August 15 - 24, 2014 at the Everett Performing Arts Center
    Tuition: $550 (if cast). Scholarships and work-exchange are available for those who qualify.

      Audition Info:
    • To set up an audition appointment, please email pcampispee@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 740-5035 x109 on or after April 1st.
    • Actors need to prepare 32 bars of a song from a classical musical theatre production and a short monologue (1 minute).
    • Note: If you are auditioning for both Summerstock and Summer Independent you need to prepare a song from each style but may use the same monologue.
    • Bring piano sheet music in a three-ring binder. Bring four copies of a photo and resume. School photos and photocopies are fine.

    MUSICIAN OPPORTUNITIES
    We are looking for people who can play the following instruments:
    Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, English Horn, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone (Reed doubling is encouraged), Trumpet, Trombone, Percussion, Guitar/Banjo, Violin, Bass, Piano

    Auditions: TBA
    Rehearsals: TBA
    Performances: Performances are August 15-24, 2014 at the Everett Performing Arts Center.
    Tuition: $250 (if selected). Scholarships and work-exchange are available for those who qualify.

      Audition Info:
    • To sign up for audition notification, please email pcampispee@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 740-5035 x109 on or after April 1st. Audition dates are TBA, we will notify you when audition dates are set.
    • Musicians should bring a resume and/or list of experience
    • Musicians need to bring their instrument(s) and prepare a piece that showcases your musicianship. You may be asked to sight-read from the show scores.

    THEATRE APPRENTICE PROGRAM (TAP) OPPORTUNITIES
    Learn technical and behind the scenes theatre skills from working theatre professionals! A great way to gain insight and advanced knowledge of the Seattle area and nation-wide theatre industry. Work alongside these professionals every day as they share their knowledge of a specific are with you.

    We are looking to fill the following positions:

    • Properties Apprentices
    • Lighting Apprentices
    • Costume Apprentices
    • Audio Apprentices
    • Stage Management Apprentices
    • Production Management Apprentices
    • Directing Apprentices
    • Choreographer Apprentices
    • Music Director Apprentices

    Detailed descriptions can be found on our TAP page

    Interviews: Will take place as scheduled individually in May.
    Work dates: Vary by program between June 2nd and August 24th, 2014
    Tuition: $350. Scholarships and work-exchange are available for those who qualify.

    All interested applicants must complete a TAP Application and an interview.

    Submit your completed applications by email
    or
    Mail it to:
    Village Theatre KIDSTAGE
    2710 Wetmore Ave
    Everett, WA 98201


    ABOUT THE SHOW:
    Anything Goes

    Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
    Original Book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse
    New Book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman
    Originally Produced by Lincoln Center Theatre, New York City

    Directed by Jessica Low
    Music Directed by Michael Nutting
    Choreographed by Katy Tabb

    Expand your tap dance skills! Anything Goes offers the chance for every student involved to work on their tap dance, even if their character does not tap in the show. Experience the magic and glamour of a classic piece of musical theatre with a sassy tap dance twist! Work on favorite recognizable songs such as; It's De-Lovely, Friendship, I Get A Kick Out Of You, All Through The Night, Anything Goes, You're The Top and Blow, Gabriel, Blow.

    The story involves madcap antics aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London. Billy Crocker is a stowaway in love with heiress Hope Harcourt, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy #13 Moonface Martin aid Billy in his quest to win Hope.

    It's a wonder that all the romances are sorted out and disaster is averted aboard the magical ship where ANYTHING GOES!



KIDSTAGE TROUPE

Willy Wonka KIDS
Auditions: May 4-6, 2014
Grades 6-12*
*Graduating Seniors are NOT eligible.


  • Troupe Details

    About Troupe:

    Stretch your skills in this professional style production. Cast members will play multiple roles and push their talents further on the path to being professional performers. Be able to put Theatre for Young Audiences experience on your college resume!

    The Troupe consists of 8-12 pre-professional students, who have ideally participated in KIDSTAGE productions in a leading role. The Troupe performs for the purposes of KIDSTAGE community outreach. Performances begin in July; include 4 performances in our outdoor plaza that are free to the public, a performance in the fall at the Children’s Museum and at our Wintertide celebration in December.

    ACTING OPPORTUNITIES
    Auditions: May 4-6, 2014
    Callbacks: May 14, 2014
    Rehearsals: Rehearsals will start June 23rd and will be full days for 1 week, and then mornings following that. For safety reasons, the rehearsal schedule will not be posted online; for information about rehearsals, please call the Everett KIDSTAGE office, (425) 740-5035 x109.
    Performances: Friday afternoons in July in the new Plaza park between the Everett Performing Arts Center and Village Theatre Second Stage. Further outreach performance dates for Imagine Children’s Museum, and Wintertide to be determined.
    Tuition: None. A $200 scholarship will be provided that can be used toward a Summer ’14 or 14-15 school-year production.

      Audition Info:
    • To set up an audition appointment, please email pcampispee@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 740-5035 x109 on or after April 1st.
    • Actors need to prepare 32 bars of a song and a short monologue (1 minute). If you are auditioning for one of the other shows, that song and monologue will be considered for this audition as well.
    • Bring piano sheet music in a three-ring binder. Bring four copies of a photo and resume. School photos and photocopies are fine.

    ABOUT THE SHOW:
    Willy Wonka KIDS

    Directed by Kati Nickerson
    Lyrics and Music by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
    Adapted for the Stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald
    Based on the book Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

    Experience the feeling of sharing a well-loved story with wide eyed students and adults of all ages!

    Roald Dahl's WILLY WONKA KIDS, follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory--or suffer the consequences.

    This scrumdidilyumptious musical is guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth!



Village Theatre Institute - 2014-2015 Advanced School-Year Training Program

Auditions are May 4-6, 2014 – see overview for details.

Download Application | Download Recommendation Letter


  • Curriculum Overview

    Foundation classes will include Singing, Dance, and Acting. Students will be placed in either the Monday or Wednesday track.

    Example of Monday Foundation Classes Example of Wednesday Foundation Classes
    4:00PM-5:30PM Dance 4:00PM-5:30PM Acting
    5:30PM-7:00PM Singing 5:30PM-7:00PM Dance
    7:00PM -7:30PM Dinner Break 7:00PM -7:30PM Dinner Break
    7:30PM-9:00PM Acting 7:30PM-9:00PM Singing

    Dance

    Students learn skills and techniques for controlling and using their bodies as actors and mastering challenging choreography. Dance classes provide tools to increase flexibility and improve core strength. Students learn essential theatre dance steps, and the fundamentals of turns and jumps. Students will explore acting through dance, specificity of movement, dancing with strength, and selling a dance number. The goal of Institute dance is to improve dance technique and performance skills, and prepare students for auditions, call backs, or any future musical theatre dance experience. Additional Institute and KIDSTAGE dance and movement classes are highly encouraged.

    Sample 90 Minute Dance Class:
    15 minutes - Group Physical Warm Up
    15 minutes - Musical Theatre Dance Technique Focus
    15 minutes - Across the Floor (leaps, jumps, and turns)
    40 minutes - Learn and Execute Choreography
    5 minutes - Cool Down


    Singing

    Students will be placed in classes according to experience and demonstrated skills in music theory and sight-reading. We offer singing classes in the master class format that emphasizes theory, harmony, sight-reading, repertoire and musical theatre history. (Private voice lessons do not take the place of a master class and are highly encouraged.)

    Sample 90 Minute Singing Class:
    10 minutes - Vocal Warm Up
    15 minutes - Music Theory/ Composition
    20 minutes - Sight-Reading and Harmony
    45 minutes - Singing Practice (individual and group vocal coaching)


    Acting

    Institute students will develop acting techniques through classes that include character development, ensemble building, improvisation, audition/callback technique, and monologue and/or scene-study using contemporary plays, classical plays, and must-know theatre literature. Work in class will help students embrace the belief that “I am enough”. Classes will explore various acting methods and techniques throughout their years of study including: Meisner, Improvisation, Hagen, Strasberg, Stanislavski, and collective devised work. Our acting classes also incorporate voice and speech work and movement work including Alexander, Commedia, Lecoq, Viewpoints, and Suzuki.

    Sample 90 Minute Acting Class:
    10 minutes - Group Warm Up (Viewpoints or Suzuki Exploration)
    10 minutes - Focus Game/Acting Improv
    15 minutes - Technique Focus - Rules of Improvisation
    20 minutes - Group Coaching and Practice
    20 minutes - Create/ Rehearse Ensemble Improvisations
    15 minutes - Perform and Share- Feedback


    Examples of Institute Electives and Workshops:

    Dance and Movement:

    • Partner Dancing
    • Period and Status Movement
    • Tap
    • Ballet
    • Jazz
    • Tricks, turns and gymnastics
    • Modern dance
    • Yoga for Actors
    • Stage combat (both armed and unarmed)

    Singing:

    • Creating Your Audition Book
    • Glee/Harmony Class
    • Composition
    • Musical Theatre Songs and Styles
    • Dialects and Character Voice Technique

    Acting:

    • Improvisation- Short and Long Form
    • Acting for the Camera
    • Clowning
    • Commedia dell’arte
    • Neutral Mask Work

    Specialty:

    • Intro to Technical Theatre
    • Writing
    • Directing>
    • Choreography
    • Design
    • Audition Skills
    • Stage Make-up
  • 2014-2015 Village Theatre Institute Overview

    We are now accepting audition appointments for the our year long training program: the Institute. This year we are accepting 36 students for our Monday evening programming and 24 for our Wednesday evening programming. All students (including current Institute Students) will have to audition and fill out an application. Application due on audition day.

    Auditions: Auditions will be held May 4-6, 2014 The audition is a general audition for acceptance into the Village Theatre Institute as well as for the KIDSTAGE summer shows.

    Audition Info:

    • To set up an audition appointment, please email pcampispee@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 740-5035 x105 now.
    • Actors need to prepare a one-minute monologue and 32 bars from a song.
    • Bring piano sheet music in a three-ring binder. Bring your photo and resume. School photos and photocopies are fine.

    Foundation Classes: September 2014-April 2015, meets approximately from 4:00-9:00 PM on Mondays or Wednesdays.

    Tuition: $1,440. Tuition covers the three Institute Monday or Wednesday Foundation classes and Institute elective courses. A monthly tuition payment plan is available. Tuition is required for the full 9 months regardless of a students’ attendance. KIDSTAGE school-year productions are encouraged but optional, and have a separate tuition. Institute students receive a discounted tuition on productions.

    Scholarships and Work Exchange: Are available for those who qualify on a limited basis.

    Evaluation: There will be two evaluations each year. The first is a placement evaluation following May auditions. During this time, students will receive feedback on their audition and if currently an Institute student, they will also review their progress in the program that year. The second evaluation may be scheduled anytime from mid-December to early April according to the desire of the student or staff.

    Placement: Students are placed into the program at appropriate level classes, based on their audition. Current Institute students must audition every year for placement. If there is concern that an Institute student may have difficulty being accepted into the program the following year, they will be given notice.

    Communication: A monthly e-newsletter offering updates for families on the coursework and any helpful information will be sent.

    Open Class and Showcase: At the end of the first semester, students will share work and progress from their Monday or Wednesday coursework via a demonstration or open class format. Later progress in the year can be seen during our year-end Showcase. There is no additional charge for Showcase. Other opportunities for families to observe an open class or mock audition may be added.

    Curriculum: The Monday or Wednesday Foundation classes will include Singing, Dance, and Acting. Additional Electives and workshops are available at no additional charge during the school year. Institute students also will receive special discounts on additional KIDSTAGE classes.

    Singing: Students will be placed in classes according to experience and demonstrated skills in music theory and sight-reading. We offer singing classes in the master class format that emphasizes theory, harmony, sight-reading, repertoire, and music theatre history. (Private voice lessons do not take the place of a master class and are highly encouraged.)

    Dance: Students learn skills and techniques for controlling and using their bodies as actors and mastering challenging choreography. Dance classes provide tools to increase flexibility and improve core strength. Students learn essential theatre dance steps, and the fundamentals of turns and jumps. Students will explore acting through dance, specificity of movement, dancing with strength, and selling a dance number. The goal of Institute dance is to improve dance technique and performance skills, and prepare students for auditions, call backs, or any future musical theatre dance experience. Additional Institute and KIDSTAGE dance and movement classes are highly encouraged.

    Acting: Institute students will develop acting techniques through classes that include character development, ensemble building, improvisation, audition/callback technique, and monologue and/or scene-study using contemporary plays, classical plays, and must-know theatre literature. Work in class will help students embrace the belief that “I am enough”. Classes will explore various acting methods and techniques throughout their years of study including Meisner, Improvisation, Hagen, Strasberg, Stanislavski, and collective devised work. Our acting classes also incorporate voice and speech work and movement work including Alexander, Commedia, Lecoq, Viewpoints, and Suzuki.

    KIDSTAGE Performance Opportunities: There are four performance opportunities during the 2014-15 school year. Most are open to all students, not just Institute.

    • Sing it Forward is a benefit for the KIDSTAGE Scholarship fund and is exclusive to Institute students past and present. Some special guest alumni or instructors may also perform. Auditions in December, rehearses January, and has two performances in mid-January. (No tuition)
    • TeenSelect is open to all students grade 6-12 (age 20 if in Institute), auditions in August, rehearses September–early November, and performs for three weekends in November. Tuition for Institute students: $325, General Tuition: $395
    • Ensemble is open to all students grade 3-12, auditions in December, rehearses early February-mid April and performs for three weekends in April. Tuition for Institute students: $325, General Tuition: $395

    Hiatus: Hiatuses and absences are strongly discouraged as they diminish the impact of the program and the student’s ability to progress. Tuition is required for the full 9 months regardless of a student’s attendance. A student must apply in writing for foreseen conflicts or a hiatus. The length of hiatus from class is at the staff and instructor’s discretion and may be extended beyond the student’s requested dates so as not to disrupt the work being done by the other students. Students may not take hiatus while rehearsing for any KIDSTAGE production program. KIDSTAGE values the Institute coursework over productions.

    Mainstage Auditions: Institute students 16 years old and older are encouraged to audition for the Village Theatre General Auditions in the spring.

    Pathway to the Institute: The Pathway to Institute program is open by audition. It is an 8 month program designed to give students more exposure to the upper level KIDSTAGE classes. In the Pathway program, students commit to enrolling in three consecutive sessions of KIDSTAGE classes from October until May. Class offerings include dance, singing, and acting. We will work with each student to customize a schedule. We take time to give individual attention and focus on each student’s growth during the year.



Village Theatre Pathway Program

(Grades 6*– Age 20)
*Advanced younger students can audition by permission.


  • Pathway Details
    VILLAGE THEATRE PATHWAY PROGRAM

    The Pathway to Institute program is open by audition. It is an 8 month program designed to give you more exposure to the upper level KIDSTAGE classes. In the Pathway program, you commit to enrolling in three consecutive sessions of KIDSTAGE classes from October until May. Class offerings include dance, singing, and acting. We will work with each student to customize a schedule. We take time to give individual attention and focus on each student’s growth during the year.

    More specific information about Pathway Program will be available in April.




Everett KIDSTAGE

Main: (425) 740-5035
Registration:
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Youth Education Center
2730 Wetmore Avenue
Everett, WA 98201

KIDSTAGE Mission

To provide a personal development program for young people which uses theatre arts:

  • To teach creativity and responsibility
  • To encourage teamwork and personal integrity
  • To foster self-esteem and appreciation for live theatre
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