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


ACTING AUDITIONS

  • Starting April 18, 2016, email jarpin@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. Please bring one copy of your photo and resume for EACH of the programs you are auditioning for. School photos and photocopies are fine.
  • If auditioning for the Village Theatre Institute, please bring one hard copy of your monologue to turn in with your headshot.

ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS

  • We are in the callback phase for on stage and pit musicians for School of Rock, please email jarpin@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 392-2900 x228 to set up an appointment.
  • If you are interested in auditioning for 9 to 5, starting April 18, 2016, please email jarpin@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 392-2900 x228 to set up an 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. May be asked to sight-read from the scores for School of Rock or 9 to 5.

THEATRE APPRENTICE PROGRAM (TAP) AND INTERNSHIP INTERVIEWS


9 to 5: The Musical (Grade 9 – Age 20)

Auditions: May 14-16, 2016
Callbacks: May 22, 2016 (subject to change)
Performances: July 15-24, 2016


  • 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 14 – 16, 2016
    • Callbacks: May 22, 2016 (subject to change)
    • Rehearsals: Rehearsals will start June 7th 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 x228
    • Performances: July 15-24, 2016 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

    • We are looking for people who can play the following instruments:
      • Bass, Drums/Percussion, Guitar, Keyboard, Alto/Bari/Tenor Sax, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Flute, Piccolo, Trombone, Trumpet
    • Auditions: Late May, TBD
    • Rehearsals: Sectional rehearsals will take place in June and July time/dates TBA (generally on weekends). There will be mandatory rehearsals on the nights of July 12-14
    • Performances: July 15-24, 2016 at the First Stage Theatre
    • Tuition: There is no tuition for this program, some internships are available

    INTERN OPPORTUNITIES

    • All interested applicants must complete an Intern Application
    • We are looking to fill the following positions (Detailed descriptions can be found on our Internship page):
      • Prop Design Assistant Intern
      • Scenic Design Assistant Intern
      • Music Direction Assistant Intern
      • Costume Design Assistant Intern
      • Lighting Design Assistant Intern
      • Sound Design Assistant Intern
      • Technical Director Assistant Intern

    9 to 5 The Musical

    Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton
    Book by Patricia Resnick
    Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture

    About the Show:
    Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy - giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains "otherwise engaged," the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can't she?

    9 to 5 The Musical 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 women and two men, and many strong feature roles for both. The upbeat modern score that will challenge new and experienced singers alike.



School of Rock
(Grades 3-18*)

*Graduating Seniors are eligible

Auditions: May 14–16, 2016
Performances: July 30 - August 7, 2016


  • 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 14th – 16th, 2016
    • Callbacks: May 22nd-24th, 2016
    • Rehearsals: Rehearsals will start June 20th, 2016 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 x228
    • Performances: July 30-August 7, 2016 at the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
    • Tuition: $700 (if cast). Scholarships and work-exchange are available for all who qualify. Casting is not determined by ability to pay.

    MUSICIAN OPPORTUNITIES (Age 18 and under)

    • We are looking for people who can play the following instruments:
      • Bass, Guitar, Drums, Keyboard
    • Auditions: April/May
    • Rehearsals: Sectional rehearsals will take place on weekend afternoons in July. Mandatory rehearsals will take place on the nights of July 27-29, 2016
    • Performances: Performances are July 30-August 7, 2016 at the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
    • Tuition: There is no tuition for this program, some internships are available.

    PROGRAM (TAP) OPPORTUNITIES

    • All interested applicants must complete a TAP Application
    • We are looking to fill the following positions (Detailed descriptions can be found on our TAP page):
      • Scenic Artist Apprentices
      • Properties Apprentices
      • Electrician Apprentices
      • Costume Apprentices
      • Audio Apprentices
      • Stage Management Apprentices
      • Production Management Apprentices
      • Directing Apprentices
      • Choreographer Apprentices
      • Music Director Apprentices
    • Interviews will take place in April and May
    • Work dates vary by program, but are between June 6th and August 7th, 2016
    • Tuition: $500 (if selected). Scholarships and work-exchange are available for all who qualify. Selection is not determined by ability to pay.

    School of Rock

    Based on the Paramount movie by Mike White
    Book by Julian Fellowes
    Lyrics by Glenn Slater
    Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Directed by Timothy McCuen Piggee
    Choreographed by Kathryn Van Meter
    Music Directed by R.J. Tancioco

    About the Show:
    School of Rock is a brand new musical based on the famous Paramount film written by Mike White, which starred Jack Black. The musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. Completely disinterested in academic work, Dewey decides to create his own curriculum, turning his class into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. The stage musical on Broadway is produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, who has composed 14 new songs to create a score, which also features all of the original songs from the movie. School of Rock, with its sensational live kids’ rock band, is a loving testimony to the transforming power of music. May the spirit of rock be with you!

    School of Rock is an exciting and unique opportunity for KIDSTAGE this year. As we produce this show, it currently is also running live on Broadway in NYC. This show has several principal roles, as well as many featured roles for young performers, some of which have to play live instruments onstage. Total cast size will be 40-45 with a strong and heavily featured ensemble. The brand new rock 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

Auditions: May 14-17, 2016
Callbacks*: Early June

*Required for New Institute students only. Returning Institute students need only participate in the general auditions in May.


  • Village Theatre Institute Details

    About Institute:
    This advanced, versatile school-year program for September 2016 to May 2017 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.

    For more information, including curriculum and tuition information, SEE INSTITUTE »



Village Theatre Pathway Program
(Grades 5-12)

*Advanced younger students can audition by permission

Auditions: May 14-17, 2016
Callbacks: Early June (make-up callbacks only)


  • Village Theatre Pathway Program Details

    About Pathway:
    The Pathway (to Institute) Program is open by audition for grades 5-12. This 23-week school-year program is designed to give students the foundational training needed to thrive in the Institute, while creating an inclusive and focused community. In the Pathway Program, students enroll for three consecutive sessions of classes from September until May. Class offerings include dance, singing, and acting. All students who audition for the Institute are also considered for the Pathway program; this program may be preferred by students newer to theatrical training or new to one or more core area of study. We take time to give individual attention and focus on each student’s growth during the year, enabling students to track towards placement in the Institute. The past two years, an average of 90% of the students in the Pathway program have been accepted into the Institute the following year.

    For more information, including curriculum and tuition information, SEE INSTITUTE »




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Office: (425) 392-2900

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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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303 Front Street North
Issaquah, WA 98027
Box Office: (425) 392-2202

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