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


AUDITIONS FOR COMPANY ORIGINALS STAGED READING (Ages 13-20)

Playing Fair
Auditions: Thursday, February 26, 2015


  • Audition Details

    Auditions: Thursday, February 26, 2015

    Set up an audition appointment:
    Email kwalker@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 392-2900 x228

    • Actors will need to prepare a scene and song from the original script. Once you make an audition appointment, you will receive the scene/song to prepare.
    • Bring two copies of your photo and resume.

    Rehearsals: Start March 8, 2015
    Rehearsals are Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings and weekends. Please call or email kwalker@villagetheatre.org for more details.

    Performances: March 27-30, 2015 at the First Stage Theatre

    Tuition: $300 general/$275 Institute & Pathway

    (Scholarships and work-exchange available for those who qualify.)

    Playing Fair
    Book, Music and Lyrics by 2015 KIDSTAGE Company
    Jackson Johnson, Samantha Mueller, Sammy Singleton, Megan Titus, and
    Bailey Wilkerson-Cooper
    With Mentorship by Tony Curry and Nathan Young

    Directed by Josh Beerman
    Music Directed by Adam Quillian

    About the Show: Playing Fair is a Snow White story like you've never seen it before. The Rose Recovery Center is a secluded teen rehab facility where Scarlett rules supreme over every patient there, that is, until Snow arrives. A kind, mysterious girl with no memory of who she is or where she's come from, Snow beings to turn Scarlett's perfectly balanced world upside down. Tensions run high as the teens all try to navigate these new challenges presented in the real world and in their own minds. Playing Fair is an ambitious drama that tackles the serious issue of mental illness and puts a modern take on a familiar story.


    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.



Summer Independent (Grade 9 – Age 20)

Catch Me if You Can
Auditions: May 9th – 11th, 2015


  • 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 9–11, 2015

    • Starting April 13, 2015, email ksproduction@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 392-2900 x228 to set up an audition appointment.
    • Actors need to prepare a one-minute monologue and 16-32 bars from a song. Please bring your book, if you have one—you may be asked to sing an additional song
    • Bring piano sheet music in a three-ring binder. Bring three copies of a photo and resume. School photos and photocopies are fine

    Callbacks: May 16 – 18, 2015
    Rehearsals: Rehearsals will start June 2nd and will be on weekday evenings and some selected Saturdays. For safety reasons, the rehearsal schedule will not be posted online; for information about rehearsals, please call the Issaquah KIDSTAGE office, (425) 392-2900 x103
    Performances: July 11-19, 2015 at the First Stage Theatre
    Tuition: A minimum of 10 hours of work on the production will be required in lieu of tuition


    MUSICIAN OPPORTUNITIES
    Auditions: May 28-29, 2015
    We are looking for people who can play the following instruments:
    Bass, Drums, Guitar, Banjo, Keyboard, Flute, Saxophone, Oboe, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Flugelhorn


    • Starting April 13, 2015, email ksproduction@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 392-2900 x228 to set up an audition appointment
    • 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 scores for Peter Pan or Catch Me If You Can.

    Rehearsals: Sectional rehearsals will take place in June & July time/dates TBA (generally on weekends). There will be mandatory rehearsals on the nights of July 8-10
    Performances: July 11-19, 2015 at First Stage Theatre
    Tuition: There is no tuition for this program


    INTERN OPPORTUNITIES
    All interested applicants must complete an Intern Application
    We are looking to fill the following positions:

    • Prop Design Intern
    • Production Management Intern
    • Scenic Design Intern
    • Music Direction Assistant Intern
    • Costume Design Assistant Intern
    • Lighting Design Assistant Intern
    • Sound Design Assistant Intern
    • Scenic Artist Intern
    • Carpenter Intern

    Detailed descriptions can be found on our Internship page.

    Submit your completed applications in one of two ways:
    Email to sbixler@villagetheatre.org
    Mail it to: Village Theatre KIDSTAGE 303 Front Street North Issaquah, WA 98027


    Catch Me If You Can
    Based on the DreamWorks Motion Picture
    Book by Terrence McNally
    Music by Marc Shaiman
    Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman

    About the Show:
    Seeking fame and fortune, precocious teenager Frank Abignale, Jr. runs away from home and begins an unlikely adventure, where anything can and will happen. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination, and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank’s living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams— until his antics catch the attention of a highly persistent FBI agent. With a swinging score by the composing team for Hairspray (Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman) and book by the writer of The Full Monty (Terrence McNalley), Catch Me If You Can is an exhilarating musical adventure based on the hit film and the incredible true story. Join KIDSTAGE on this globetrotting comedy caper about chasing your dreams and not getting caught.

    Catch Me If You Can includes demanding dancing and acting opportunities for performers ready to challenge themselves. Cast size is 16-20, depending on ensemble size and the doubling of smaller characters. There are principal roles for at least three men and two women, and many strong feature roles for both. The upbeat modern score that will challenge new and experienced singers alike.



SummerStock (Grades 3-12*)

Peter Pan
Auditions: May 10-11, 2015
*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 Francis J. Gaudette Theatre.

    ACTING OPPORTUNITIES
    Auditions: May 10–11, 2015

    • Starting April 13, 2015, email ksproduction@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 392-2900 x228 to set up an audition appointment.
    • Actors need to prepare a one-minute monologue and 16-32 bars from a song. Please bring your book, if you have one—you may be asked to sing an additional song
    • Bring piano sheet music in a three-ring binder. Bring three copies of a photo and resume. School photos and photocopies are fine

    Callbacks: May 17-18, 2015
    Rehearsals: Rehearsals will start June 15, 2015 and will be in the weekday afternoons and on some evenings. For safety reasons, the rehearsal schedule will not be posted online; for information about rehearsals, please call the Issaquah KIDSTAGE office, (425) 392-2900 x103.
    Performances: July 25-August 2, 2015 at the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
    Tuition: $675 (if cast). Scholarships and work-exchange are available for those who qualify.


    MUSICIAN OPPORTUNITIES
    Auditions: May 28-29, 2015
    We are looking for people who can play the following instruments:
    Bassoon, Bass, Percussion, Harp, Horn, English Horn, Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Trombone, Trumpet, Viola, and Violin


    • Starting April 13, 2015, email ksproduction@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 392-2900 x228 to set up an audition appointment
    • 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 scores for Peter Pan or Catch Me If You Can.

    Rehearsals: Sectional rehearsals will take place on weekend afternoons in July. Mandatory rehearsals will take place on the nights of July 22-24, 2015
    Performances: Performances are July 25-August 2, 2015 at the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
    Tuition: $250 (if selected). Scholarships and work-exchange are available for those who qualify


    INTERN OPPORTUNITIES
    All interested applicants must complete an Intern Application
    We are looking to fill the following positions:

    • Scenic Artist Apprentices
    • Properties Apprentices
    • Electrician 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 Internship page.

    Submit your completed applications in one of two ways:
    Email to sbixler@villagetheatre.org
    Mail it to: Village Theatre KIDSTAGE 303 Front Street North Issaquah, WA 98027


    Peter Pan
    A Musical based on the play by Sir James M. Barrie
    Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
    Music by Morris (Moose) Charlap
    Originally Directed, Choreographed and Adapted by Jerome Robbins

    Directed by Timothy McCuen Piggee
    Choreographed by Taryn Darr
    Music Directed by Nathan Young

    About the Show:
    Take the second star to the right and straight on till Issaquah as everyone’s favorite boy who never grew up comes to KIDSTAGE for the first time. Based on J.M. Barrie's classic book, this beloved story follows Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell as they take Wendy, John, and Michael on an unforgettable journey to the magical world of Neverland. Filled with fierce Indians, dastardly pirates, a ticking crocodile, and the nefarious Captain Hook, Peter Pan is a world famous, high flying musical adventure. Let your imagination soar as you join Peter and his gang of Lost Boys in a land where dreams are born and no one ever grows up.

    An exciting classical musical, Peter Pan is an upbeat family friendly show with plenty of fun parts for both men and women. There are several principal roles, strong features for young performers, and numerous supporting roles beyond that, plus a large ensemble of Lost Boys, Pirates, and Indians. Total cast size will be 40-45 with a strong and heavily featured ensemble. The classical score provides opportunities and challenges for both new and experienced singers alike.



Village Theatre Institute (Grades 6* - Age 20)

*Advanced younger students can audition by permission


  • Village Theatre Institue Details

    About Institute:
    This advanced school-year program for September 2015 to May 2016 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, dancing, and acting classes on Mondays (generally high school) and/or Wednesdays (generally middle school) throughout the school year. Tuition includes free enrollment in select KIDSTAGE classes, reduced tuition for KIDSTAGE dance classes, and discounted rates on production tuitions. Institute training concludes with a Final Demonstration Showcase.

    Auditions: May 9–12, 2015

    • Starting April 13, 2015, email ksproduction@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 392-2900 x228 to set up an audition appointment.
    • Actors need to prepare a one-minute monologue and 16-32 bars from a song. Please bring your book, if you have one—you may be asked to sing an additional song
    • Bring piano sheet music in a three-ring binder. Bring three copies of a photo and resume. School photos and photocopies are fine.

    Callbacks: Monday June 1, 2015
    Meet and Greet: Monday, September 14, 2015 and/or Wednesday September 16, 2015
    Institute Monday classes: September 21, 2015 - May 2, 2016 (approximately 28 weeks) meets approximately from 3:45-9:00 PM
    Institute Wednesday classes: September 23, 2015 - May 4th, 2016 (approximately 28 weeks) meets approximately from 4:00-8:30 PM
    Tuition: monthly tuition is in the $200-$220 a month range (September -May). Scholarships and Work Exchange are available to those who qualify



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

*Advanced younger students can audition by permission


  • Village Theatre Pathway Program Details

    About Pathway:
    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 (many of which are for Pathway students only) from October until May. Class offerings include dance, singing, and acting. We take time to give individual attention and focus on each student’s growth during the year. The past two years, an average of 90% of the students in the Pathway program have been accepted into the Institute the following year.

    Auditions: May 9–12, 2015 (sometimes there is a second round of auditions for Pathway students in August and/or September)

    • Starting April 13, 2015, email ksproduction@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 392-2900 x228 to set up an audition appointment.
    • Actors need to prepare a one-minute monologue and 16-32 bars from a song. Please bring your book, if you have one—you may be asked to sing an additional song
    • Bring piano sheet music in a three-ring binder. Bring three copies of a photo and resume. School photos and photocopies are fine.

    Callbacks: Monday June 1, 2015
    Pathway Middle School Track: 23 weeks, Saturdays 9:30am-2:30pm (can also take Musical Theatre class on Thursdays from 5:45-7:15pm) Pathway High School Track: 23 weeks, Thursdays 4:00-7:45pm and Saturdays 9:00-11:30am Tuition: monthly tuition is in the $200-$220 a month range (October -May). Scholarships and Work Exchange are available to those who qualify




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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