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At the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
303 Front Street N, Issaquah, WA 98027
Box Office: (425) 392-2202 | Admin: (425) 392-1942




Auditions & Opportunities


TeenSelect (Grades 9-Age 20)

Pippin

Auditions: September 11-12
Callbacks: Friday, September 16
Performances: January 7-22, 2017
General Tuition: $630, Institute/Pathway Students: $520


  • TeenSelect Audition Details
    • Auditions: Sunday and Monday, September 11 and 12, 2016. Monday, September 12, 2016 – Monday is TeenSelect priority (the TeenSelect team will only be there on Monday) - Please sign up for Sunday only if Monday is not an option. If you cannot make either audition day, please contact the KIDSTAGE Production Coordinator Joel Arpin directly.
      • Actors need to prepare a one-minute monologue and 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song
      • Bring piano sheet music in a three-ring binder
      • Bring two copies of your photo and resume
    • Callbacks: Friday, September 16
    • Rehearsals: There will be three rehearsals October 29th, 30th and November 1st, and will start up full time November 29th. Rehearsals will be approximately and will be approximately 4-5x a week. For safety reasons, the rehearsal schedule will not be posted online. For information about rehearsals email jarpin@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 392-2900 x228.
    • Performances: January 7-22, 2016 at the First Stage Theatre
    • General Tuition: $630, Tuition for Institute/Pathway Students: $520 (Scholarships and work-exchange available for those who qualify.)

    SCHEDULE AUDITION APPOINMENT

    (Opens August 22)




    Pippin
    Book by Roger O. Hirson, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

    Directed by Brandon Ivie
    Music Directed by R.J. Tancioco
    Choreographed by TBD

    About the Show:
    With an infectiously unforgettable score from the four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Children of Eden), Pippin has been successfully produced on stages ranging from High School to Broadway. Sweeping the New York Awards circuit (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle) in 2013, Pippin continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world. Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day. Pippin's message is universal and will connect with audiences across the age spectrum.

    About TeenSelect:

    In the past, the TeenSelect production has been a production of an original or developing work (typically from Village or KIDSTAGE Originals program.) This year our TeenSelect production is an established work, and will be directed by Village Theatre Associate Artistic Director and former KIDSTAGE student Brandon Ivie. This show is performed entirely by teens. 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.



Ensemble (Grades 3-9)

James and the Giant Peach Jr.

Auditions: September 11-12
Callbacks: September 18
Performances: April 14-30, 2017
General Tuition: $630, Institute Students: $520


  • Ensemble Audition Details
    • Auditions: Sunday and Monday, September 11 and 12, 2016 - Sunday is Ensemble Priority. If you are in 9th grade auditioning for both shows, please sign up between 3:30 and 5:30 on Monday the 12th. If you cannot make either audition day, please contact the KIDSTAGE Production Coordinator Joel Arpin directly.
    • 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: Sunday September 18, 2016
    • Rehearsals: Rehearsals will start March 4th, 2017 and will be approximately 4-5x a week. For safety reasons, the rehearsal schedule will not be posted online. There will be mandatory rehearsals during the Issaquah school district spring break. For information about rehearsals email jarpin@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 392-2900 x228.
    • Performances: April 14-30, 2017 at the First Stage Theatre
    • General Tuition: $630, Tuition for Institute Students: $520 (Scholarships and work-exchange available for those who qualify.)

    SCHEDULE AUDITION APPOINMENT

    (Opens August 22)



    James and the Giant Peach Jr.
    Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
    Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
    Based on the book, "James and the Giant Peach" by Roald Dahl

    Director: Andrew Coopman
    Choreographer: TBD
    Music Director: Michael Nutting

    About the Show:
    Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this "masterpeach" of a tale.  Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic.

    When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.

    The possibilities for creative costuming and puppetry abound, and young actors will love playing the outlandish and larger-than-life human and insect characters.

    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 KIDSTAGE ORIGINALS WRITERS AND COMPOSERS

Writer Applications Due: Monday, September 26, 2016
Writer Interviews: Week of October 4, 2016
Staged Readings: March 31 – April 2, 2017
Tuition for Institute Student writers/composers: $520


  • KIDSTAGE Originals 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 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: Monday, September 26th, 2016
    • Writer Interviews: Week of October 4th, 2016
    • Writer Meetings: 2-3x a month starting in Mid-October. Approximately 4x weekly starting in January. For a complete schedule and more information, contact Joel Arpin at (425) 392-2900 x228 or jarpin@villagetheatre.org.
    • Staged Readings: March 31st –April 2nd 2017 at the First Stage Theatre
    • General Tuition for writers/composers: $630
    • Tuition for Institute Student writers/composers: $520 (Scholarships and work-exchange available for those who qualify.)


    APPLY ONLINE

    (Available August 15)



    About KIDSTAGE Originals:
    For the advanced performer and emerging theatre artist, KIDSTAGE 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 KIDSTAGE 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: Playing Fair, Love Unabridged, 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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