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2710 Wetmore Avenue Everett, WA 98201
Box Office: (425) 257-8600 | Admin: (425) 392-1942



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KIDSTAGE Originals (Grades 9 – Age 20)

This Is What They Tell Me

  • Meet and Greet: January 17, 2019 – 4:00-5:00pm at the Cope Gillette Theatre
  • Rehearsals: January 17 – February 8, 2019
  • Performances: February 9 & 10, 2019 at the Cope Gillette Theatre
  • Tuition: $250 – Payment plans and financial assistance available. Casting is NOT dependent on ability to pay tuition.

  • Audition Details

    Audition Appointments: December 8 & 9, 2019

    SCHEDULE AUDITION APPOINTMENT

    Financial Assistance
    Financial assistance and payments plans are available. For more information about finance options, contact Angela Linder (Youth Education Administrator – Everett) at either (425) 740-5035 x107 or alinder@villagetheatre.org.

    For questions about our production programs, please contact Aaron Alonso (KIDSTAGE Production Manager – Everett) at aalonso@villagetheatre.org.

    What to Prepare for Acting Auditions
    Note that all students auditioning will need to fill out a hard copy version of the Audition Form prior to auditions, which can be downloaded and printed ahead of time by clicking on the link below. Blank forms will also be available on the day of auditions.

    DOWNLOAD AUDITION FORM

    Students should prepare the following:

    • A one-minute comedic monologue (please keep content appropriate).
    • 60-90 seconds (approximately one verse and one chorus) of a song from musical theatre.
    • Please bring your audition book (i.e. a three-ring binder with your piano sheet music of additional songs). You may be asked to sing an additional song, so prepare accordingly.
    • Make sure your sheet music includes the piano accompaniment.

    All auditioners should bring one copy of their headshot and one copy of either their acting resume or a list of performance experience. Photos can be photocopied and school photos are fine.

    To offer and maintain a safe, professional theatrical environment for students and staff, all auditions are closed auditions. Parents, families, and mentors/instructors are not permitted in the audition room to watch or assist students in auditions under any circumstances.

  • About KISTAGE ORIGINALS

    KIDSTAGE Originals is a program where students create their own musical with guidance of professional writers and composers. The emphasis is on the performer/writer/composer.

    The program and schedule will take various shapes from year to year depending on the writing and teaching artists we commission. There will typically be two ways to be involved: as writers and composers and/or as actors and creators. The schedule and tuition differs depending on program location, year, and involvement as writer/composer or actor/creator. Writer/composers typically meet 2-3 days a week for up to six months. Actor/creators typically meet 2-3 days a week for up to three months.

    There is a tuition for this program. All participants will meet more frequently leading up to the final staged readings (or workshop productions) which will take place in spring.

  • Performance Opportunities for This Is What They Tell Me

    *PLEASE READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION FULLY AND CAREFULLY*

    Auditions: Saturday, December 8, 4:00-8:00pm, Sunday, December 9, 12:00-5:00pm

    Callbacks: Wednesday, December 12, 4:00-8:00pm
    More information regarding the callback schedule specific to this production will be announced when the initial callback list is released.

    Meet and Greet: January 17, 2019 – 4:00pm-5:00pm at the Cope Gillette Theatre
    This is an opportunity for the cast and their families to meet each other, to introduce the production team, hear design presentations, learn about the vision and artistic ideas for the show, and to learn about policies and procedures for KIDSTAGE productions. First rehearsal will begin immediately following Meet and Greet.

    Rehearsals: January 17 - February 8, 2019

    For safety reasons, the rehearsal schedule will not be posted online. For information about rehearsals, please E-mail the KIDSTAGE Everett Production Office at evksproductions@villagetheatre.org.

    Performances: February 9 & 10, 2019 at the Cope Gillette Theatre

    Tuition: $250– Payment plans and financial assistance available. Casting is NOT dependent on ability to pay tuition.



Spring Ensemble (Grades 3-9)

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Jr.

  • Meet and Greet: February 23, 2019 – 4:00pm-5:00pm at the Cope Gillette Theatre
  • Rehearsals: February 23-April 4, 2019
  • Performances: April 5-21, 2019 at the Cope Gillette Theatre
  • Tuition: $495 OR $425 for Institute/Pathway Students and Youth Ensemble (if cast) – Payment plans and financial assistance available. Casting is NOT dependent on ability to pay tuition.

  • Ensemble Audition Details
    Audition Appointments
    SCHEDULE AUDITION APPOINTMENT

    Financial Assistance

    Financial assistance and payments plans are available. For more information about finance options, contact Angela Linder (Youth Education Administrator – Everett) at either (425) 740-5035 x107 or alinder@villagetheatre.org.

    For questions about our production programs, please contact Aaron Alonso (KIDSTAGE Production Manager – Everett) at aalonso@villagetheatre.org.


    Willy Wonka Audition Workshop

    KIDSTAGE Ensemble Audition Workshop (Grade 3-9)
    Friday, December 7, 2018 – 5:00pm-9:00pm
    FREE! Registration required
    This workshop will provide a quick introduction to the KIDSTAGE audition process and an opportunity to perform your song and monologue for feedback from experienced students and professionals. Come prepared with your song and monologue of your choice (see below for audition materials).

    REGISTER FOR AUDITION WORKSHOP


    What to Prepare for Acting Auditions

    Note that all students auditioning will need to fill out a hard copy version of the Audition Form prior to auditions, which can be downloaded and printed ahead of time by clicking on the link below. Blank forms will also be available on the day of auditions.

    DOWNLOAD AUDITION FORM


    Less Experienced Students...

    Less experienced students or students new to auditioning may use a song and/or monologue from those provided by KIDSTAGE. You can access the songs and monologues below.

    To view, download, and/or print the suggested audition songs, please click the song titles below. You will also find rehearsal and accompaniment tracks of each song to use as reference recordings. Please note that all auditions will be accompanied by piano, not with these reference tracks. Auditioners should also be prepared by providing sheet music that includes the piano accompaniment.

    For Female Characters
    I Want It Now | Rehearsal Track | Accompaniment Track

    For Male Characters
    I See It All On TV | Rehearsal Track | Accompaniment Track

    For Any Gender
    Pure Imagination | Rehearsal Track | Accompaniment Track
    I’ve Got a Golden Ticket | Rehearsal Track | Accompaniment Track

    To view, download, and/or print the available monologues, please click on the button below.

    AUDITION MONOLOGUES


    More Experienced Students...

    More experienced students should prepare the following:

    • A one-minute comedic monologue (please keep content appropriate).
    • 60-90 seconds (approximately one verse and one chorus) of a song from musical theatre.
    • Please bring your audition book (i.e. a three-ring binder with your piano sheet music of additional songs). You may be asked to sing an additional song, so prepare accordingly.
    • Make sure your sheet music includes the piano accompaniment.

    All Auditioners...

    All auditioners should bring one copy of their headshot and one copy of either their acting resume or a list of performance experience. Photos can be photocopied and school photos are fine.

    To offer and maintain a safe, professional theatrical environment for students and staff, all auditions are closed auditions. Parents, families, and mentors/instructors are not permitted in the audition room to watch or assist students in auditions under any circumstances.

  • About Ensemble

    The Ensemble production is a musical for young audiences and is for student performers in grades 3-9. The show runs in the spring and there is a tuition fee to participate. Rehearsals are six to eight weeks, the show runs for three weekends, and are professionally designed and directed. The emphasis is on the performer.

  • Performance Opportunities for Willy Wonka Jr.

    *PLEASE READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION FULLY AND CAREFULLY*

    Auditions: January 5-6, 2019 – 12:00pm-5:00pm
    Starting Monday, December 3, 2018, you may schedule an audition appointment online.

    Callbacks: January 10-11, 2019 – 4:00pm-9:00pm
    More information regarding the callback schedule specific to this production will be announced when the initial callback list is released.

    Meet and Greet: February 23, 2019 – 4:00pm-5:00pm at the Cope Gillette Theatre
    This is an opportunity for the cast and their families to meet each other, to introduce the production team, hear design presentations, learn about the vision and artistic ideas for the show, and to learn about policies and procedures for KIDSTAGE productions. First rehearsal will begin immediately following Meet and Greet.

    Rehearsals: February 23-April 4, 2019
    - Rehearsals begin on Saturday, February 23 and will be on weekday afternoons and select evenings and weekends.

    - For safety reasons, the rehearsal schedule will not be posted online. For information about rehearsals, please E-mail the KIDSTAGE Everett Production Office at evksproductions@villagetheatre.org.

    Performances: April 5-21, 2019 at the Cope Gillette Theatre

    Tuition: $495 OR $425 for Institute/Pathway Students and Youth Ensemble (if cast) – Payment plans and financial assistance available. Casting is NOT dependent on ability to pay tuition.

  • Theatre Apprentice Program (TAP) Opportunities for Willy Wonka Jr.

    Our Theatre Apprentice Program (TAP) provides hands-on experimental learning, mentored by professionals, in a wide variety of theatre disciplines. TAP opportunities allow students to learn theatre industry vocational skills such as performance, direction, design, and management.

    All interested applicants must complete a TAP Application.

    APPLY NOW

    You may also submit a hard copy of your application. Print and fill out a hard copy version of the TAP Application.

    Submit your completed application in one of two ways:
    E-mail Aaron Alonso (KIDSTAGE Production Manager – Everett)
    OR
    Mail it to:
    Village Theatre KIDSTAGE Everett
    Attn: Aaron Alonso
    2710 Wetmore Avenue
    Everett, WA 98201


    We are looking to fill the following apprentice positions (Click here for more detailed descriptions)

    • Stage Management Apprenticeship
    • Production Management Apprenticeship
    • Technical Direction Apprenticeship
    • Directing Apprenticeship
    • Choreography Apprenticeship
    • Music Direction Apprenticeship
    • Scenic Design/Scenic Artist Apprenticeship
    • Costume Design/Wardrobe Assistant Apprenticeship
    • Lighting Design/Technician Apprenticeship
    • Properties Design/Props Artisan and Assistant Apprenticeship
    • Sound Design/Sound Engineer/Audio Apprenticeship

    Work Dates: Vary by discipline, but are generally between February 15 and April 21, 2019.

    Tuition: $300 (if selected) – Financial assistance available. Payment plans are also available. Selection is NOT dependent on ability to pay tuition.

    All applications are DUE on February 15, 2019. Interviews will be conducted the weeks of February 11 and 18, 2019, with final decisions being announced by February 22, 2019.

  • Internship Opportunities for Willy Wonka Jr.

    The KIDSTAGE Internship program supports the development of outstanding theatre professionals by providing a structured program of training, coursework, and an extensive hands-on learning experience as production support. Some internship positions provide a weekly stipend.

    All interested applicants must complete an Internship Application.

    APPLY NOW

    You may also submit a hard copy of your application. Print and fill out a hard copy version of the Internship Application.

    Submit your completed application in one of two ways:
    E-mail Aaron Alonso (KIDSTAGE Production Manager – Everett)
    OR
    Mail it to:
    Village Theatre KIDSTAGE Everett
    Attn: Aaron Alonso
    2710 Wetmore Avenue
    Everett, WA 98201


    We are looking to fill the following internship positions (Click here for more detailed descriptions)

    • Direction
    • Choreography
    • Music Direction
    • Stage Management
    • Production Management
    • Scenic Design
    • Costume Design
    • Lighting Design
    • Properties Design
    • Sound Design/Sound Engineer

    Work Dates: Vary by discipline, but are generally between February 15 and April 21, 2019.

    All applications are DUE on February 15, 2019. Interviews will be conducted the weeks of February 11 and 18, 2019, with final decisions being announced by February 22, 2019.

  • Ensemble Show Details

    Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr.
    Adapted for the Stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald
    Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
    Based on the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

    Directed by TBD
    Choreographed by TBD
    Music Directed by TBD

    About the Show:
    The delicious adventures of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.

    Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory – or suffer the consequences.

    Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man is a golden ticket to adventure!




SummerStock (Grades 5-12*)

School of Rock
*Graduating Seniors eligible to participate

  • Meet and Greet: June 24, 2019 – 6:00pm-7:30pm at the Cope Gillette Theatre
  • Rehearsals: June 25-August 9, 2019 (Additional rehearsals for onstage musicians in March/April 2019
  • Performances: August 10-18, 2019 at the Everett Performing Arts Center
  • Tuition: $625 (if cast) – Payment plans and financial assistance available. Casting is NOT dependent on ability to pay tuition.

  • About SummerStock

    SummerStock is a production program open to all students. Students with all levels of experience are encouraged to audition. SummerStock provides an opportunity for over 40 young people, ages 10-18, to join together to perform on the stage at the Everett Performing Arts Center. 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 production features a live orchestra, beautiful sets, costumes, lighting, and sound. The result of this production is a fully-produced musical that is performed on the mainstage of the Everett Performing Arts Center.

  • Acting Opportunities for School of Rock

    *PLEASE READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION FULLY AND CAREFULLY*

    Auditions for Onstage Actor-Musicians:
    February/March 2019 – Specific dates and times announced in December 2018
    Starting Monday, February 4, 2019, you may schedule an audition appointment online.

    School of Rock provides the unique and exciting opportunity for students to play instruments live on stage during the show.

    We are looking for:
    Teen male guitar players (up to 18 years old)

    Youth male and female musicians (who look like 5th Graders) who can play any of the following instruments:

    • Electric Bass
    • Guitar
    • Keyboard
    • Drums

    Callbacks for Onstage Actor-Musicians:
    February/March 2019 – Specific dates and times announced in December 2018

    Meet and Greet: June 24, 2019 – 6:00pm-7:30pm at the Cope Gillette Theatre
    This is an opportunity for the cast and their families to meet each other, to introduce the production team, hear design presentations, learn about the vision and artistic ideas for the show, and to learn about policies and procedures for KIDSTAGE productions. First rehearsal will begin the next day on June 25, 2019.

    Rehearsals: June 25-August 9, 2019

    • Rehearsals and mentorship for the Onstage Actor-Musicians will take place in March/April 2019. Specific dates and times TBD.
    • Rehearsals with the full cast begin on Tuesday, June 25 and will be on weekday afternoons and select evenings and weekends.
    • For safety reasons, the rehearsal schedule will not be posted online. For information about rehearsals, please E-mail the KIDSTAGE Everett Production Office at evksproductions@villagetheatre.org.

    Performances: August 10-18, 2019 at the Everett Performing Arts Center

    Tuition: $625 (if cast) – Payment plans and financial assistance available. Casting is NOT dependent on ability to pay tuition.

  • Pit Orchestra Musician Opportunities for School of Rock

    Auditions: May 22, 2018 – 4:00pm-7:00pm at the Cope Gillette Theatre

    Rehearsals: Will take place on select Mondays and Tuesdays in July and August. All rehearsals will take place at the Everett Performing Arts Center.

    • July 15, 16, 22 – 6:15pm-10:15pm
    • Mandatory full orchestra rehearsals on the evenings of July 30, August 6, 7, 8, 9.

    Performances: August 10-18, 2019 at the Everett Performing Arts Center

    Tuition: There is no tuition for this program. Some musicians may be provided a small internship stipend.

    The music team of School of Rock is looking for musicians who can play the following instruments:

    • Keyboard
    • Electric Guitar
    • Bass Guitar
    • Drums/Percussion
  • SummerStock Show Details

    School of Rock
    Based on the Paramount movie by Mike White
    Book by Julian Fellowes
    Lyrics by Glenn Slater
    New Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
    Additional Music and Lyrics by Jon Lord, Ian Gillan, Ritchie Blackmore, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Lou Reed, Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin, Jack Black, Warren Fitzgerald, Mike White, and Samuel Buonagurio

    Directed by TBD
    Choreographed by TBD
    Music Directed by Michael Nutting

    About the Show:
    Rock got no reason, rock got no rhyme…You better get me to school on time! Based on the hit movie with Jack Black, the tuner follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing at a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out?

    The stage musical, co-written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, features 14 new songs for the show and includes 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!




Everett KIDSTAGE

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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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