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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

Children of Eden
Auditions: May 10-13, 2014
Grade 9 – Age 20
*Also casting two boy roles, grades 2-8


  • 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 10-13, 2014
    Callbacks: May 17-20, 2014
    Rehearsals: Rehearsals will start June 3, 2014 and will be in the weekday evenings and on Saturday afternoons. For safety reasons, the rehearsal schedule will not be posted online; for more detailed information about rehearsals, please call the Issaquah KIDSTAGE office, (425) 392-2900 x103.
    Performances: July 12-20, 2014 at the First 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 bnulle@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 392-2900 x103 on or after April 14th.
    • Actors need to prepare a one-minute monologue and 32 bars from a song. Actors auditioning for the Village Theatre Institute need to prepare two song selections, although they may be asked to sing only one.
    • Bring piano sheet music in a three-ring binder. Bring three 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:
    Alto Sax, Bass, Bass Clarinet, Cello, Clarinet, Drums, English Horn, Flute, French Horn, Guitar, Keyboard, Oboe, Percussion, Piccolo, Tenor Saxophone (Reed doubling is encouraged)
    Auditions: May 29-30, 2014
    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 9-11.
    Performances: July 12-20, 2014 at the First Stage Theatre
    Tuition: There is no tuition for this program

      Audition Info:
    • To set up an audition appointment, please email bnulle@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 392-2900 x103 on or after April 14th. Audition dates for specific programs can be found below.
    • 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.

    INTERN OPPORTUNITIES
    We are looking to fill the following positions:
    Sound Design Interns
    Lighting Design Interns
    Properties Interns
    Costume Design Interns

    Want detailed descriptions? See Internships.

      Audition Info:
    • All interested applicants must complete a Intern Application and an interview.
    • Submit your completed applications in one of two ways:
      Email to bnulle@villagetheatre.org
      Mail to: Village Theatre KIDSTAGE 303 Front Street North Issaquah, WA 98027

    ABOUT THE SHOW:
    Children of Eden
    Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
    Book by John Caird
    Based on a concept by Charles Lisanby

    Loosely based on the first chapters of the Bible, Children of Eden explores with humor, heart, and humanity, the age-old struggle between parent and child, and the pain that often accompanies growing up and growing apart. With lush melodies by Grammy Award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell) and book by John Caird (Les Misérables), Children of Eden is a visually and lyrically breathtaking musical for young and old that speaks of second chances and new beginnings.

    Children of Eden combines the iconic biblical stories and characters of the book of Genesis with a masterful and challenging score to create one of Stephen Schwartz' best works. With it's awe inspiring harmonies, elaborate choreography, and powerful acting moments this show truly has something for all ends of the spectrum. The collaborative story and cohesive atmosphere of the show lends multiple opportunities for many featured ensemble roles as well as multiple strong principal roles. Children of Eden will feature a cast of approximately 20 with 3 female principal roles and 6 male principal roles as well as many featured supporting roles and two roles for young boys (grades 2-8).



SummerStock

Tarzan
Auditions: May 10-13, 2014
Grades 3-12
*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 Francis J. Gaudette Theatre.

    ACTING OPPORTUNITIES
    Auditions: May 10-13, 2014
    Callbacks: May 17-20, 2014
    Rehearsals: Rehearsals will start June 16, 2014 and will be in the weekday afternoons and on some evenings. For safety reasons, the rehearsal schedule will not be posted online; for more specific information about rehearsals, please call the Issaquah KIDSTAGE office, (425) 392-2900 x103.
    Performances: July 26-August 3, 2014 at the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
    Tuition: $650 (if cast). Scholarships and work-exchange are available for those who qualify.

      Audition Info:
    • To set up an audition appointment, please email bnulle@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 392-2900 x103 on or after April 14th.
    • Actors need to prepare a one-minute monologue and 32 bars from a song. Actors auditioning for the Village Theatre Institute need to prepare two song selections, although they may be asked to sing only one.
    • Bring piano sheet music in a three-ring binder. Bring three 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:
    Bass, Clarinet, Drums, Flute, Guitar, English Horn, Horn, Keyboard, Oboe Percussion, Tenor Sax, Trombone, Trumpet (Reed doubling is encouraged)
    Auditions: May 29-30, 2014
    Rehearsals: Sectional rehearsals will take place on weekend afternoons in July. Mandatory rehearsals will take place on the nights of July 23-25.
    Performances: Performances are July 26-August 3, 2014 at the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre.
    Tuition: $250 (if selected). Scholarships and work-exchange are available for those who qualify.

      Audition Info:
    • To set up an audition appointment, please email bnulle@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 392-2900 x103 on or after April 14th. Audition dates for specific programs can be found below.
    • 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
    We are looking to fill the following positions:
    Carpentry Apprentices
    Scenic Artist Apprentices
    Properties Apprentices
    Electrician Apprentices
    Costume Apprentices
    Audio Apprentices
    Stage Management Apprentices
    Production Management Apprentices
    Directing Apprentices
    Choreographer Apprentices
    Music Director Apprentices

    Want detailed descriptions? See Teen Apprentice Program.

    Interviews will take place Friday afternoons in May.
    Work dates vary by program between June 2nd and August 3rd, 2014
    Tuition: $400. Scholarships and work-exchange are available for those who qualify.

      Audition Info:
    • All interested applicants must complete a TAP Application and an interview.
    • Submit your completed applications in one of two ways:
      Email to bnulle@villagetheatre.org
      Mail to: Village Theatre KIDSTAGE 303 Front Street North Issaquah, WA 98027

    ABOUT THE SHOW:
    Tarzan
    Book by David Henry Hwang
    Music and Lyrics by Phil Collins
    Based on the story Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs and the Disney film Tarzan

    Directed by Eric Ankrim
    Music Directed by RJ Tancioco
    Choreographed by Casey Craig

    Based on the hit Disney animated film, Tarzan is the tale of an orphan boy raised by gorillas in the jungles of West Africa. The human child struggles with his own uniqueness as he strives to be accepted by his prejudiced ape father. When a human expedition enters their territory and threatens his family, Tarzan is faced with a choice between the family he’s never felt fully a part of and the strangers like himself. Set to the music of Phil Collins, including the Grammy and Oscar winning song, “You’ll Be in My Heart,” the show is a swinging adventure for all.

    An exciting modern musical, Tarzan is an upbeat show with plenty of fun parts for both men and women. There are principal roles for 4-6 men, 2-3 women, 2 strong features for young performers, and numerous supporting roles beyond that, plus a large ensemble of gorilla, expeditioners, and other jungle denizens. Total cast size will be 40-45 with a strong and heavily featured ensemble. The pop score composed by Phil Collins provides opportunities and challenges for both new and experienced singers alike.



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

Auditions are May 10-13, 2014 – see overview for details.
*Callbacks for Institute will be on June 2, 2014.

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
    3:45PM-4:45PM - Dance 4:00PM-6:00PM Acting
    4:50PM-5:50PM- Singing 6:00PM 6:30PM Dinner Break
    5:50PM-6:30PM Dinner Break 6:30PM-7:30PM Singing
    6:30PM-8:30PM- Acting 7:30PM-8:30PM Dance

    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 60 Minute Dance Class:
    10 minutes- Group Physical Warm Up
    10 minutes- Musical Theatre Dance Technique Focus
    15 minutes- Across the Floor (leaps, jumps, and turns)
    20 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 60 Minute Singing Class:
    5 minutes- Vocal Warm Up
    10 minutes- Music Theory/ Composition
    15 minutes- Sight-Reading and Harmony
    30 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 120 Minute Acting Class:
    15 minutes- Group Warm Up (Viewpoints or Suzuki Exploration)
    10 minutes- Focus Game/ Acting Improv
    15 minutes- Technique Focus- Rules of Improvisation
    30 minutes- Group Coaching and Practice
    30 minutes- Create/ Rehearse Ensemble Improvisations
    20 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 10-13, 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 bnulle@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 392-2900 x103 on or after April 14th.
    • Actors need to prepare a one-minute monologue and 32 bars from a song. Actors auditioning for the Village Theatre Institute need to prepare two song selections, although they may be asked to sing only one.
    • Bring piano sheet music in a three-ring binder. Bring three copies of a photo and resume. School photos and photocopies are fine.

    Foundation Classes: September 2014-May 2015, meets approximately from 4:00-8:30 PM on Mondays or Wednesdays.

    Tuition: $2,000.00 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 September, rehearses October, and has two performances in mid-October. (No tuition)
    • TeenSelect is open to all students grade 9-12, auditions in September, rehearses November–early January, and performs for three weekends in January. Tuition for Institute students: $450 (special bundle price) or $540, General Tuition: $600
    • Ensemble is open to all students grade 3-9, auditions in September, rehearses early March-mid April and performs for three weekends in April. Tuition for Institute students: $450 (special bundle price) or $540, General Tuition: $600
    • Company Originals for 2014-15 is open to all students grade 9 up to age 20 who have an interest in writing, lyric writing, and/or composing. Students create their own musical “for teens by teens” with professional mentorship. Applications are due and Interviews take place in September. The program runs November through the end of March. The program culminates in three performances of a staged reading. Tuition for Institute students: $450 (special bundle price) or $540, General Tuition: $600

    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.




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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