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




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KIDSTAGE Summer Independent (Grades 8 - Age 20)

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Auditions: May 2, 3, 9, 10, 2016 &bull 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Callbacks: May 16-20, 2016
Performances: July 14-24, 2016


  • KIDSTAGE Summer Independent Details

    Auditions: May 2, 3, 9, 10, 2016 at The Cope Gillette Theatre

    Schedule Audition Appointment: Starting April 4, 2016, E-mail evksproductions@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 740-5035 x109 to set up an audition appointment. In your E-mail or phone call, please provide the following: Student’s name and age, parent’s name, parent contact phone number, parent E-mail address, three preferred dates and times (ranked in order of preference) you wish to audition on, and which program(s) the audition is for (i.e. Sweeney Todd only; Institute/Pathway only; or Annie KIDS, Sweeney Todd, and Hairspray).

    Come Prepared: Less experienced students or students new to auditioning may use a song and/or monologue from those provided here:
    I Know Where I've Been (Alto) | Download mp3
    Run & Tell That (Tenor) | Download mp3
    Without Love (Tenor) | Download mp3
    You're Timeless to Me (Baritone) | Download mp3
    Hairspray Monologues
    Welcome to the 60's (Mezzo Soprano) | Download mp3
    Good Morning Baltimore (Mezzo Soprano) | Download mp3

    Returning Institute/Pathway to Institute students must choose their own material and should come prepared with an additional song(s) and monologue(s).

    More experienced students should prepare the following:

    • A one-minute comedic monologue (please keep content appropriate).
    • 60-90 seconds (approximately one verse and one chorus) of a song from musical theatre. Please bring your audition book (i.e. your three-ring binder with your sheet music of additional songs). You may be asked to sing an additional song, so prepare accordingly.
    • Bring one copy of your headshot and acting resume. If you are auditioning for multiple programs, please bring a separate headshot and resume for each program. Photos can be photocopied and school photos are fine.

    Callbacks: May 16-20, 2016

    Rehearsals: June 8-July 13, 2016

    • Family Meet and Greet is on Monday, June 6 from 6:00pm-7:30pm at The Cope Gillette Theatre.
    • Rehearsals begin on Wednesday, June 8 and will be on weekday evenings and select weekends.
    • For safety reasons, the rehearsal schedule will not be posted online. For information about rehearsals, please call the Everett KIDSTAGE office at (425) 740-5035.

    Performances: July 14-24, 2016 at The Cope Gillette Theatre

    Tuition: A minimum of 10 hours of work on the production will be required in lieu of tuition.


    Musician Opportunities for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
    We are looking for musicians to join the student orchestra for Sweeney Todd! We are looking for musicians who can play the following instruments:

    • Drums
    • Bass
    • Violin
    • Brass
    • Percussion
    • Piano/Keyboard
    • Woodwinds/Reeds

    To apply: Starting April 4, 2016, E-mail evksproductions@villagetheatre.org and provide a letter of interest and resume and/or list of related experience.

    Rehearsals:

    • Rehearsals will take place on Saturdays in June and July, times TBA.
    • Mandatory full orchestra rehearsals on the nights of July 5, 10, 11, 12, 13.

    Performances: July 14-24, 2016 at The Cope Gillette Theatre

    Tuition: There is no tuition for this program. Musicians will be paid a small stipend.


    Internship Opportunities
    Join the student production team for Sweeney Todd as an intern! Some internship positions do provide a weekly stipend. The KIDSTAGE Internship program supports the development of outstanding theatre professionals by providing a structured program of training, coursework, and an extensive hands-on learning experience as production support. We are looking to fill the following positions:

    • Stage Management
    • Technical Direction
    • Scenic Charge Artist – Considered under Sets
    • Carpenter – Considered under Sets
    • Sound Design Assistant Intern (A2) – Considered under Sound
    • Master Electrician – Considered under Lights
    • Dressers – Considered under Costumes
    • Wardrobe Crew – Considered under Costumes

    All interested applicants must complete an Intern Application »

    Submit your completed application in one of two ways:
    1. E-mail to Aaron Alonso at aalonso@villagetheatre.org
    2. Mail it to: Village Theatre KIDSTAGE Everett – 2710 Wetmore Avenue, Everett, WA 98201


    Show Information:
    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
    Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
    Book by Hugh Wheeler
    From an Adaptation by Christopher Bond

    Directed by Alyssa Balogh
    Choreographed by Derek Hoyden
    Music Directed by Nicholas Durand

    Attend the tale of the demon barber, Sweeney Todd, as KIDSTAGE Everett brings Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical to the stage. After being wrongly imprisoned, former barber Sweeney Todd returns to 19th Century London to not only get his life back, but to seek vengeance against the man who imprisoned him in the first place. With a lush Tony-winning score, rich and memorable characters, and a twist ending that will leave you blown away, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a high-energy, macabre-inspired musical that will leave you guessing until the very end!

    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.



SummerStock Production (Grades 5-12*)

Hairspray

Auditions: May 2, 3, 9, 10, 2016 • 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Callbacks: May 16-20 • 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Performances: August 12-21, 2016


  • KIDSTAGE 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 of the Everett Performing Arts Center.

    Performance Opportunities for Hairspray

    Auditions: May 2, 3, 9, 10, 2016 at The Cope Gillette Theatre

    Set up an audition appointment: Starting April 4, 2016, E-mail evksproductions@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 740-5035 x109. In your E-mail or phone call, please provide the following: Student’s name and age, parent’s name, parent contact phone number, parent E-mail address, three preferred dates and times (ranked in order of preference) you wish to audition on, and which program(s) the audition is for (i.e. Sweeney Todd only; Institute/Pathway only; or Annie KIDS, Sweeney Todd, and Hairspray).

    Come prepared:
    Less experienced students or students new to auditioning may use a song and/or monologue from those provided here:
    I Know Where I've Been (Alto) | Download mp3
    Run & Tell That (Tenor) | Download mp3
    Without Love (Tenor) | Download mp3
    You're Timeless to Me (Baritone) | Download mp3
    Hairspray Monologues
    Welcome to the 60's (Mezzo Soprano) | Download mp3
    Good Morning Baltimore (Mezzo Soprano) | Download mp3

    Returning Institute/Pathway to Institute students must choose their own material and should come prepared with an additional song(s) and monologue(s).

    More experienced students should prepare the following:

    • A one-minute comedic monologue (please keep content appropriate).
    • 60-90 seconds (approximately one verse and one chorus) of a song from musical theatre. Please bring your audition book (i.e. your three-ring binder with your sheet music of additional songs). You may be asked to sing an additional song, so prepare accordingly.
    • Bring one copy of your headshot and acting resume. If you are auditioning for multiple programs, please bring a separate headshot and resume for each program. Photos can be photocopied and school photos are fine.

    Callbacks: May 16-20, 2016

    Rehearsals: June 27-August 11, 2016

    • Family Meet and Greet is on Monday, June 20 from 4:00pm-5:30pm at The Cope Gillette Theatre.
    • Rehearsals begin on Monday, June 27 and will be on weekday afternoons and select evenings and weekends.
    • For safety reasons, the rehearsal schedule will not be posted online. For information about rehearsals, please call the Everett KIDSTAGE office at (425) 740-5035.

    Performances: August 12-21 at the Everett Performing Arts Center

    Tuition: $575 (if cast)
    Payment plans and financial assistance available. Casting is NOT dependent on ability to pay tuition.


    Musician Opportunities for Hairspray

    We are looking for student musicians to join our orchestra for Hairspray!

    Auditions: May 23, 2016 – 4:00pm-7:00pm at The Cope Gillette Theatre

    Set up an audition appointment: Starting April 4, 2016, E-mail evksproductions@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 740-5035 x109.

    • 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 score of Hairspray.

    We are looking for musicians who can play the following instruments:

    • Bass
    • Cello
    • Drums
    • Guitars
    • Percussion
    • Piano/Keyboard
    • Trombone
    • Trumpet
    • Violin
    • Woodwinds/Reeds

    Rehearsals:

    • Rehearsals will take place on Mondays in July and August: July 11, 18, 25 from 6:00pm-10:00pm at the Everett Performing Arts Center.
    • Mandatory full orchestra rehearsals on the nights of August 1, 8, 9, 10, 11.

    Performances: August 12-21, 2016 at the Everett Performing Arts Center

    Tuition: $250 (if selected)
    Payment plans and financial assistance available. Acceptance into the orchestra is NOT dependent on ability to pay tuition. Some musicians may also be paid a small stipend.


    Internship Opportunities

    Join the student production team for Hairspray as an intern! Some internship positions do provide a weekly stipend. The KIDSTAGE Internship program supports the development of outstanding theatre professionals by providing a structured program of training, coursework, and an extensive hands-on learning experience as production support.

    We are looking to fill the following positions:

    • Direction
    • Choreography
    • Music Direction
    • Stage Management
    • Production Management
    • Scenic Design
    • Costume Design
    • Lighting Design
    • Properties Design
    • Sound Design/Sound Engineer

    All interested internship applicants must complete an Intern Application »

    Submit your completed application in one of two ways:
    E-mail to Aaron Alonso at aalonso@villagetheatre.org
    Mail it to: Village Theatre KIDSTAGE Everett – 2710 Wetmore Avenue, Everett, WA 98201


    Theatre Apprentice Program (TAP) Opportunities

    Apprenticeships are also available in a variety of fields. If you are interested in gaining hands-on experimental learning, mentored by professionals, apprenticeships through the Theatre Apprentice Program (TAP) are available in the following fields:

    • SummerStock Orchestra
    • Stage Management
    • Production Management
    • Technical Direction
    • Direction
    • Choreography
    • Music Direction
    • Scenic Design
    • Costume Design
    • Lighting Design
    • Properties Design/Props Artisan
    • Sound Design/Sound Engineer
    • Lighting Technician
    • Carpenter
    • Scenic Painter
    • Costume Assistant
    • Properties Assistant

    Work Dates: Vary by program, but are generally between June20 and August 21, 2016.

    Tuition: $325 (if selected)
    Scholarships and work exchange programs available for those who qualify.

    All interested applicants must complete a Theatre Apprentice Program (TAP) Application »

    Submit your completed application in one of two ways:
    1. E-mail to Aaron Alonso at aalonso@villagetheatre.org
    2. Mail it to: Village Theatre KIDSTAGE Everett – 2710 Wetmore Avenue, Everett, WA 98201



    Show Information:
    Hairspray
    Book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan
    Music by Marc Shaiman
    Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
    Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters

    Directed by Faith Russell
    Choreographed by Katy Tabb
    Music Directed by Michael Nutting

    You can’t stop the beat with this Tony-winning box office smash! In 1960’s Baltimore, dance-loving teen Tracy Turnblad dreams of performing on the prestigious “Corny Collins Show.” When she unexpectedly wins a spot to perform on the show, she becomes an overnight sensation and a trendsetter in dance, fashion, and fun. With that newfound success and recognition, she discovers her inner voice and that no matter what we look like, what we like and don’t like, and what makes us who we are as individuals, we can all make a difference by freely expressing who we are. From high-powered network executives to loyal friends, both old and new, and, of course, big song and dance numbers, join KIDSTAGE this summer on this energetic, high-octane ride!



KIDSTAGE Troupe Production (Grades 5-12*)

Annie KIDS

Auditions: May 2, 3, 9, 10, 2016 • 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Callbacks: May 16-20, 2016 • 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Performances: July 1, 15, 22, 29, and August 12, 2016


  • KIDSTAGE Troupe Details

    About KIDSTAGE 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 resumes!

    The Troupe consists of 10-16 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 and include four performances in our outdoor plaza that are free to the public; a performance in the fall at the Children’s Museum and at our City of Everett Wintertide celebration in December. We carefully select a small cast for the Plaza and community outreach performances and strive to represent KIDSTAGE to the public at its highest caliber.

    Acting Opportunities

    Auditions: May 2, 3, 9, 10, 2016

    Schedule Audition Appointment: Starting April 4, 2016, E-mail evksproductions@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 740-5035 x109.
    In your E-mail or phone call, please provide the following: Student’s name and age, parent’s name, parent contact phone number, parent E-mail address, three preferred dates and times (ranked in order of preference) you wish to audition on, and which program(s) the audition is for (i.e. Sweeney Todd only; Institute/Pathway only; or Annie KIDS, Sweeney Todd, and Hairspray).

    Less experienced students or students new to auditioning may use a song and/or monologue from those provided here:
    I Know Where I've Been (Alto) | Download mp3
    Run & Tell That (Tenor) | Download mp3
    Without Love (Tenor) | Download mp3
    You're Timeless to Me (Baritone) | Download mp3
    Hairspray Monologues
    Welcome to the 60's (Mezzo Soprano) | Download mp3
    Good Morning Baltimore (Mezzo Soprano) | Download mp3

    Returning Institute/Pathway to Institute students must choose their own material and should come prepared with an additional song(s) and monologue(s).

    More experienced students should prepare the following:

    • A one-minute comedic monologue (please keep content appropriate).
    • 60-90 seconds (approximately one verse and one chorus) of a song from musical theatre. Please bring your audition book (i.e. your three-ring binder with your sheet music of additional songs). You may be asked to sing an additional song, so prepare accordingly.
    • Bring one copy of your headshot and acting resume. If you are auditioning for multiple programs, please bring a separate headshot and resume for each program. Photos can be photocopied and school photos are fine.

    Callbacks: May 16-20, 2016

    Rehearsals: June 18-July 1, 2016 with additional rehearsals before each performance dates

    • Family Meet and Greet is on Monday, June 13 from 4:00pm-5:00pm at The Cope Gillette Theatre.
    • Rehearsals begin on Saturday, June 18 and will be on weekday mornings and afternoons and select Saturdays.
    • For safety reasons, the rehearsal schedule will not be posted online. For information about rehearsals, please call the Everett KIDSTAGE office at (425) 740-5035.

    Performances: July 1, 15, 22, 29, and August 12, 2016 in the Wetmore Avenue Plaza
    Additional performances around City of Everett TBD
    Additional December Holiday Performance TBD

    Tuition: No tuition – If cast, cast members receive a half scholarship application to any KIDSTAGE production between June 2016-May 2017


    Internship Opportunities

    Join the student production team for Annie KIDS as an intern! Some internship positions do provide a weekly stipend. The KIDSTAGE Internship program supports the development of outstanding theatre professionals by providing a structured program of training, coursework, and an extensive hands-on learning experience as production support.

    We are looking to fill the following positions:

    • Stage Management
    • Sound Design/Sound Engineer

    All interested internship applicants must complete an Intern Application.

    Submit your completed application in one of two ways:
    E-mail to Aaron Alonso at aalonso@villagetheatre.org
    Mail it to: Village Theatre KIDSTAGE Everett – 2710 Wetmore Avenue, Everett, WA 98201


    Show Information:

    Annie KIDS

    Based on “Little Orphan Annie” by permission of The Media Tribune Services, Inc.
    Music by Charles Strouse
    Lyrics by Martin Charnin
    Book by Thomas Meehan

    Directed by TBD
    Choreographed by TBD
    Music Directed by TBD

    About the Show
    The sun’ll come out tomorrow in this wonderful stage adaptation of the classic character of little orphan Annie. At the height of the Great Depression, Annie gets invited to spent the holidays at the home of the richest man in the world, Oliver Warbucks. While only initially invited to be a guest for the holidays, both Annie and Mr. Warbucks learn not only the spirit of the holidays, but learn how to open up their hearts to new possibilities. Classic songs like “It’s a Hard Knock Life,” “Maybe,” “Easy Street,” and “Tomorrow” are all included in this Theatre for Youth Audiences production. This annual KIDSTAGE Troupe performance series is held outside at the Wetmore Theatre Plaza and is free and open to the public.



Village Theatre Institute (Grades 6* - Age 20)

*Advanced younger students can audition by permission

Auditions: May 2, 3, 9, 10, 2016


  • Village Theatre Institute Details

    About Institute:
    This advanced school-year program is open by audition for students who are ready to study, train and perform at an advanced level. This program is designed to help students reach their unique artistic and performance goals. Institute students receive special attention for Mainstage and/or Village Originals performance intern opportunities.

    Every aspect of this advanced program is taught and directed by some of the region’s finest teaching artists. Students are assigned advanced singing, and acting classes on Mondays and/or Wednesdays throughout the school year. Enrollment in KIDSTAGE classes is steeply discounted for Institute students. Institute year ends with a Final Demonstration Showcase.

    To Audition for Institute
    Auditions: May 2, 3, 9, 10, 2016
    Starting April 4, 2016, E-mail evksproductions@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 740-5035 x109 to set up an audition appointment. In your E-mail or phone call, please provide the following: Student’s name and age, parent’s name, parent contact phone number, parent E-mail address, three preferred dates and times (ranked in order of preference) you wish to audition on, and which program(s) the audition is for (i.e. Sweeney Todd only; Institute/Pathway only; or Annie KIDS, Sweeney Todd, and Hairspray).

    Returning Institute/Pathway to Institute students must choose their own material and should come prepared with an additional song(s) and monologue(s).

    Students should prepare the following:

    • A one-minute comedic monologue (please keep content appropriate).
    • 60-90 seconds (approximately one verse and one chorus) of a song from musical theatre. Please bring your audition book (i.e. your three-ring binder with your sheet music of additional songs). You may be asked to sing an additional song, so prepare accordingly.
    • Bring one copy of your headshot and acting resume. If you are auditioning for multiple programs, please bring a separate headshot and resume for each program. Photos can be photocopied and school photos are fine.


Village Theatre Pathway Program (Grades 6* - Age 20)

*Advanced younger students can audition by permission

Auditions: May 2, 3, 9, 10, 2016


  • Village Theatre Pathway Details

    About Pathway:
    The Pathway to Institute program is open by audition. It is a nine-month program designed to give more exposure to the upper level KIDSTAGE classes. In the Pathway program, students receive singing, dance, and acting instruction by committing to enroll in three consecutive sessions of KIDSTAGE classes from September until May on Wednesdays. The program is flexible enough to allow some customization. We take time to give individual attention and focus on each student’s growth during the year.

    To Audition for Pathway
    Auditions: May 2, 3, 9, 10, 2016
    Starting April 4, 2016, E-mail evksproductions@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 740-5035 x109 to set up an audition appointment. In your E-mail or phone call, please provide the following: Student’s name and age, parent’s name, parent contact phone number, parent E-mail address, three preferred dates and times (ranked in order of preference) you wish to audition on, and which program(s) the audition is for (i.e. Sweeney Todd only; Institute/Pathway only; or Annie KIDS, Sweeney Todd, and Hairspray).

    Returning Institute/Pathway to Institute students must choose their own material and should come prepared with an additional song(s) and monologue(s).

    More experienced students should prepare the following:

    • A one-minute comedic monologue (please keep content appropriate).
    • 60-90 seconds (approximately one verse and one chorus) of a song from musical theatre. Please bring your audition book (i.e. your three-ring binder with your sheet music of additional songs). You may be asked to sing an additional song, so prepare accordingly.
    • Bring one copy of your headshot and acting resume. If you are auditioning for multiple programs, please bring a separate headshot and resume for each program. Photos can be photocopied and school photos are fine.



Everett KIDSTAGE

Main: (425) 740-5035
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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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