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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 (Grade 9 – Age 20)

NOW ACCEPTING PROPOSALS FOR SUMMER 2016 PRODUCTION
Latest Proposals Accepted: August 31


  • Summer Independent Details

    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, Fifth Avenue Theatre, Seattle Children's Theatre, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, On and Off-Broadway, movies, and television. Past Summer Independent shows have included: Pippin, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, The Fantasticks, Lost In Yonkers, Little Shop of Horrors, Sweeney Todd, Spitfire Grill, West Side Story, All Shook Up, The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee, Chicago, and Assassins.

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TeenSelect (Grads 9-Age 20)

HELLO, MY BABY!

A Co-Production with Village Originals
Directed By: Steve Tomkins

Performances: January 9-24
Auditions: September 12-13


  • TeenSelect Audition Details

    (Grade 9 – Age 20)
    Auditions: Saturday and Sunday, September 12 and 13, 2015
    Schedule Audition: Email jarpin@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 392-2900 x228.

    Come Prepared:

    • Actors need to prepare a one-minute comedic 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: Tuesday, September 22 or Wednesday, September 23

    Rehearsals: will start November 21, 2015 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 jarpin@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 392-2900 x228.

    Performances: January 9-24, 2015 at the First Stage Theatre
    General Tuition: $625
    Tuition for Institute Students: $500
    (Scholarships and work-exchange available for those who qualify.)


    Hello! My Baby

    Conceived, Book, and Additional Lyrics by Cheri Steinkellner

    Directed by Steve Tomkins
    Music Directed by Benjamin Bentler
    Choreographed by Katy Tabb

    About the Show:
    A hilarious and timely “new-fashioned musical” follows the origins of the first all-American art form: popular music.

    From Debutante Balls to Delancey Street, Hello! My Baby reboots the greatest hits of Berlin, Gershwin, Kern and more, weaving their updated classics and fresh, new tunes into a comic valentine set on the gritty sidewalks of New York at the turn of the last century. From Emmy Award winner Cheri Steinkellner (Sister Act) comes a hysterical romantic farce that is fun for all ages.

    Mickey McKee, teen King of the Song-Pluggers, dreams of writing the next crackerjack million-selling hit-song. Only he can't write a note - until he meets Nelly Gold, a seamstress in a factory bursting with music and moxie. She becomes Mickey's partner/sweetheart/arch-nemesis when she pulls on the trousers she once sewed to be named the new King of the Pluggers. As they navigate first love, class-struggles, social reform, street-gangs, tap-shoes, and ukuleles, Mickey, Nelly and company make Tin Pan Alley sing and dance again, selling the songs we're all still humming a hundred years later.

    About TeenSelect:

    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 Village Original’s program directed by Village Theatre Artistic Director Steve Tomkins. With a mostly teen cast, this show will also include several adult performers. 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)

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, JR

Performances: April 15- May 1
Auditions: September 12-13


  • Ensemble Audition Details

    (Grade 9 – Age 20)
    Auditions: Saturday and Sunday, September 12 and 13, 2015
    Schedule Audition: Email jarpin@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 392-2900 x228.

    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 February 28, 2016 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 jarpin@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 392-2900 x228.

    Performances: April 15-May 1, 2016 at the First Stage Theatre
    General Tuition: $625
    Tuition for Institute Students: $540
    (Scholarships and work-exchange available for those who qualify.)


    Disney's Beauty and the Beast

    Music by Alan Menken
    Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
    Book by Linda Woolveton

    Directed and Choreographed by Eia Waltzer
    Music Directed TBD

    About the Show:
    Be Our Guest! The Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale.

    Step into the enchanted world of Disney's Beauty and the Beast JR. Featuring songs from the Academy Award-winning animated feature, this stage version includes music by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.

    The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

    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.




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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