At the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
303 Front Street N, Issaquah, WA 98027
Box Office: (425) 392-2202
Tuesday-Saturday 11:00am-7:00pm

At the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
303 Front Street N, Issaquah, WA 98027
Box Office: (425) 392-2202




Auditions & Opportunities


Summer Independent Proposals

Village Theatre KIDSTAGE in Issaquah and Everett are accepting proposals for Summer Independent projects for Summer 2014 now!
Deadline: September 5, 2014
Interviews: Begin in August as needed and will be completed by September 30, 2014.
A team and production will be selected by early October, 2014.


  • Summer Independent Proposal Details

    Applicants: Show proposals may be submitted by any student who has been involved in Summer Independent or SummerStock. The creative team may be college under-graduates studying in the field. Preference will be given to teams with a long history with the Village Theatre KIDSTAGE program. The majority of the creative team should be students who have been trained at KIDSTAGE. The strongest teams have existing relationships with mentors and history working in the Village Theatre shops.

    Proposal requirements:

    • Include two to three show titles
    • Focus the proposal on your first choice
    • Why did you choose the show?
    • Why do you want to tell this story now?
    • Who is the audience?
    • Synopsis
    • Character outline
    • Concept (if any) for the show
    • Production challenges and how you might meet them
    • Bios of students filling key positions: Director, Music Director, Choreographer, Stage Manager, Production Manager, Set Designer, Costume Designer, Lighting Designer, Props-master, Sound Designer.
    • 4 copies of the script and ideally a CD of the score.

    Show Criteria:
    • The show must be marketable and attract both student participants and the public.
    • The show should have a cast size of approximately 18-22 cast members, but this can be negotiated.
    • The show needs to be done on a very small materials budget.
    • The show will be performed at First Stage in Issaquah and Second Stage in Everett.

    For questions, please contact:
    Suzie C. Bixler sbixler@villagetheatre.org, (425) 392-2900 x107

    About Summer Independent:

    The Summer Independent program is a professionally-mentored program unique to Village Theatre. It the pinnacle experience for students who come with a background in live theatre, and it provides autonomy, resources, and mentorship to select, mount, and produce their own full-scale show from start to finish. Students take on every aspect of production, from performing, directing, and stage management, to designing and building sets, creating costumes, running sound and lights, marketing, production management, and more. Village Theatre's entire professional staff — from the shops to the marketing office to the stage managers and beyond — are involved in mentoring the artistic team, all of whom are considered professional interns. The Summer Independent program is an entry point to professional theatre for the entire production team and Summer Independent performers are challenged with the goal of reaching the highest professional standards possible. The program is a breeding ground for tomorrow's top talents. In the last few years, Summer Independent participants have gone on to college at The Juilliard School, Boston Conservatory, University of Washington, Carnegie Mellon University, Western Washington University, Pennsylvania State, Point Park College, Whitman College, New York University, Yale, Cornish College for the Arts, and Cal Arts. Many have performed professionally both locally and nationally at venues such as Village Theatre Mainstage, Seattle Opera, The Paramount Theatre, A Contemporary Theatre, 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle Children's Theatre, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, On and Off-Broadway, movies, and television. Past Summer Independent shows have included: Assassins, Urinetown, Chicago, … Spelling Bee, Pippin, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, The Fantasticks, Lost In Yonkers, Little Shop of Horrors, Sweeney Todd, All Shook Up, The Spitfire Grill, and West Side Story.

    The Summer Independent artistic team members, ideally, have previously participated as TAP students and/or have some experience working on productions at Village Theatre Mainstage or KIDSTAGE.



TeenSelect Musical

LIKE YOU LIKE IT

Audition Dates: September 20-21, 2014


  • TeenSelect Musical Details

    (Grade 9 – Age 20)
    Auditions: September 20-21, 2014
    Schedule Audition: Email bnulle@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 392-2900 x103.

    Come Prepared:

    • Actors need to prepare a one-minute comedic monologue and 32 bars of a musical theatre song
    • Bring piano sheet music in a three-ring binder.
    • Bring two copies of your photo and resume.

    Callbacks: Saturday, September 27 or Sunday, September 28

    Rehearsals: Will start November 15, 2014 and will be approximately two week-day evenings and weekend afternoons. For safety reasons, the rehearsal schedule will not be posted online. For information about rehearsals email bnulle@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 392-2900 x103

    Performances: January 10-25, 2015 at the First Stage Theatre
    General Tuition: $600
    Tuition for Institute Students: $540
    (Scholarships and work-exchange available for those who qualify.)

    *Please note: It is not possible to be cast in both the musical and the play

    Like You Like It

    Based on “As You Like It”, by William Shakespeare
    Book and Lyrics by Sammy Buck
    Music by Daniel S. Acquisto

    About the Show:
    ALL THE WORLD'S A MALL
    ...in this totally awesome mix of Shakespeare and John Hughes.

    It's 1985 and the brand new Arden Mall is hosting a high school dance. Bookworm babe Rosalind wants to go with varsity wrestler Orlando, but she's never had the guts to talk to him. Rosalind disguises herself as a frat dude named Corey and learns Orlando's true feelings for her. But things get tricky when "Corey" complicates the lives of three other couples at Arden. Rosalind will do anything to get Orlando, even if it means showing up at the dance as both herself and Corey. Filled with memorable tunes, a hip sense of humor, pure joy and a huge heart, it all works out LIKE YOU LIKE IT if you take the biggest risk of all: being yourself.

    About TeenSelect Musical:

    The TeenSelect production is a production of an original or developing work (typically from Village or Company Originals program.) This year we are teaming our TeenSelect original work with the piece of Shakespeare that it was based off of to do two full performances in rep with one another. It is a school year production program for our older, more advanced students. 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 show.



TeenSelect Play

AS YOU LIKE IT

Audition Dates: September 23, 2014


  • TeenSelect Shakespeare Play Details

    (Grade 9 – Age 20)
    Auditions: Tuesday evening, September 23, 2014
    Schedule Audition: Email bnulle@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 392-2900 x103.

    Come Prepared:

    • Actors need to prepare a one-minute classical monologue and 32 bars of a musical theatre song
    • Bring two copies of your photo and resume.

    Callbacks: Saturday, September 27 or Sunday, September 28

    Rehearsals: Will start November 15, 2014 and will be approximately two week-day evenings and weekend afternoons. For safety reasons, the rehearsal schedule will not be posted online. For information about rehearsals email bnulle@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 392-2900 x103.

    Performances: January 16-24, 2015 at the First Stage Theatre
    General Tuition: $600
    Tuition for Institute Students: $540
    (Scholarships and work-exchange available for those who qualify.)

    *Please note: It is not possible to be cast in both the musical and the play

    As You Like It

    By William Shakespeare
    Directed by Makaela Pollock

    About the Show:
    Details coming soon.

    About TeenSelect Play:

    This year we are teaming our TeenSelect original musical with the piece of Shakespeare that it was based off of to do two full productions in rep with one another. It is a school year production program for our older, more advanced students. Directed, designed, and produced by adult theatre professionals, the intensive rehearsal process includes script analysis, character development, and working on a classical text. The result of this program is a fully-produced show.



Ensemble

THE WIZARD OF OZ, YOUNG PERFORMER'S EDITION

Audition Dates: September 20-21, 2014


  • Ensemble Details

    (Grades 3-9)
    Auditions: Saturday and Sunday, September 20 and 21, 2014
    Audition Appointment: Email bnulle@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 392-2900 x103

    Come Prepared:

    • Actors need to prepare a one-minute monologue and 32 bars of a musical theatre song
    • Bring piano sheet music in a three-ring binder.
    • Bring two copies of your photo and resume.

    Callbacks: September 27 and 28, 2014
    Rehearsals: Will start March 1, 2015 and will be approximately 4-5x a week. For safety reasons, the rehearsal schedule will not be posted online. There will be rehearsals during the Issaquah school district spring break. For information about rehearsals email bnulle@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 392-2900 x103.
    Performances: April 10-26, 2014 at the First Stage Theatre
    General Tuition: $600
    Tuition for Institute Students: $540
    (Scholarships and work-exchange available for those who qualify.)

    The Wizard of Oz, Young Performer’s Edition

    By L. Frank Baum
    With Music and Lyrics of the MGM Motion Pictrure Score by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg
    Background Music by Herbert Stothart

    Directed and Choreographed by Jessica Low
    Music Directed by Michael Nutting

    About the Show:
    Details coming soon.

    About Ensemble:
    Ensemble is a school year production program and an excellent opportunity for young performers to experience the power of working as a team in a theatre ensemble. Singing, dancing, acting, and character work are part of the rehearsal process. Strong friendships are formed, and actors practice the values of cooperation, teamwork, and problem solving. The cast works with adult theatre professionals who direct, design, and produce the show.



INTERVIEWS FOR COMPANY ORIGINALS WRITERS AND COMPOSERS

Writer Application Deadline: October 17, 2014


  • Company Originals Interview Details

    WRITERS AND COMPOSERS WANTED: Make theatre magic! Join the writing/composing team of a brand new original musical that you help create from the initial concept to staged reading. We are specifically looking for very committed writers, composers, and lyricists or those that are interested in learning more about these disciplines to join the writing team to create an inspiring new musical. This year we plan to have a series of one day workshops in the late fall to learn tools of the trade from professionals in the field and then put those tools to work in the winter, culminating in a staged reading of the original script

    Writer Applications Due: October 17, 2014
    Writer Interviews: Week of October 20, 2014
    Writer Meetings: 2-3x a month starting in late November (weekends only). Approximately 4x weekly starting in January. For a complete schedule and more information, contact Brian Nulle at (425) 392-2900x103 or bnulle@villagetheatre.org.
    Staged Readings: March 27-29, 2015 at the First Stage Theatre
    General Tuition for writers/composers: $600
    Tuition for Institute Student writers/composers: $540
    (Scholarships and work-exchange available for those who qualify.)

    Download Application

    About Company Originals:
    For the advanced performer and emerging theatre artist, KIDSTAGE Company Originals is a unique process and performance opportunity. Student performers and writers collaborate in a workshop process with professional writers, composers and lyricists to create original material, which then is shaped into a new musical which is brought to life on stage. The Company consists of experienced young actors, writers, composers and lyricists, interested in further developing skills in theatre performance and in creating their own original characters and stories. The Company Originals production is written by, for, and about teens, and it addresses some of the most important issues facing teens today. Past original teen works include: trust me., Hot Mess, Last Exit, In Your Eyes, A Perfect Fall, Save As, and The Last Shot.




Issaquah KIDSTAGE

Office: (425) 392-2900

First Stage Theatre
120 Front Street North
Issaquah, WA 98027

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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