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



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Auditions & Opportunities

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Spring Ensemble (Grades 3-9)

Shrek the Musical Jr.

  • Meet and Greet: February 24, 2018 – 4:00pm-5:00pm at The Cope Gillette Theatre
  • Rehearsals: February 24-April 5, 2018
  • Performances: April 6-22, 2018 at The Cope Gillette Theatre
  • Tuition: $465 OR $415 for Institute/Pathway Students (if cast) – Payment plans and financial assistance available.
  • Casting is NOT dependent on ability to pay tuition.

  • Audition Information

    All auditions and callbacks will be held at The Cope Gillette Theatre

    Auditions: January 6-7, 2018 – 12:00pm-5:00pm
    Callbacks: January 14, 2018 – 12:00pm-8:00pm
    Starting Monday, December 4, 2017, you may schedule an audition appointment online.

    SCHEDULE AUDTION APPOINTMENT

    FREE Audition Workshop
    Friday, December 8, 2017 5:00-9:00 PM
    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 song and monologue of your choice (see below for audition materials).

    AUDITION WORKSHOP
    What to Prepare

    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 HERE. Blank forms will also be available on the day of auditions.

    Less experienced students or students new to auditioning may use a song and/or monologue from those provided by KIDSTAGE.

    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.

    FEMALE CHARACTERS
    Recommended for Younger Performers:
    I Know It’s Today (Young Fiona) | Rehearsal Track | Accompaniment Track

    Recommended for Older Performers:
    I Know It’s Today (Older Fiona) | Rehearsal Track | Accompaniment Track

    Recommended for Any Age:
    Forever | Rehearsal Track | Accompaniment Track

    MALE CHARACTERS
    Recommended for Any Age:
    Big Bright Beautiful World | Rehearsal Track | Accompaniment Track

    Recommended for Any Age:
    Travel Song | Rehearsal Track | Accompaniment Track


    To view, download, and/or print the available monologues, please click HERE.

    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 music has 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.

  • Ensemble Details

    About Ensemble:
    The Ensemble production is a musical for young audiences and is for students 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.

  • Show Details

    Shrek the Musical Jr.
    Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
    Music by Jeanine Tesori
    Originally Produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions
    Original Production Directed by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford

    Directed and Choreographed by Jessica Low
    Music Directed by Aaron Norman

    About the Show:
    Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek the Musical Jr., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It’s a “big bright beautiful world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.

    Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek. One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he’s handed a task – if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn’t be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.

    Part romance and twisted fairy tale, Shrek Jr. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message of love and acceptance for the whole family.

  • TAP & Internships Opportunities
    Theatre Apprentice Program (TAP) Opportunities for Shrek the Musical Jr.

    Apprenticeships are available in a variety of theatrical disciplines. If you are interested in gaining hands-on experimental learning, mentored by professionals, apprenticeships through the Theatre Apprentice Program (TAP) are available in the following disciplines (Detailed descriptions can be found on our TAP page):

    • 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 program, but are generally between February 16 and April 22, 2018.

    Tuition: $300 (if selected)
    Payment plans and financial assistance available. Selection is NOT on ability to pay tuition.

    All interested applicants must complete a Theatre Apprentice Program (TAP) Application and submit their application by February 16, 2018.

    Interviews will be conducted the weeks of February 12 and 19, 2018, with final decisions being announced by February 23, 2018.

    Submit your completed application in one of two ways:
    E-mail to Aaron Alonso (KIDSTAGE Production Manager - Everett) at aalonso@villagetheatre.org

    Mail it to:
    Village Theatre KIDSTAGE Everett
    Attn: Aaron Alonso
    2710 Wetmore Avenue
    Everett, WA 98201


    Internship Opportunities for Shrek the Musical Jr.

    Internships are available in a variety of theatrical disciplines. Some internship positions provide a weekly stipend. 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. We are looking to fill the following positions (Detailed descriptions can be found on our Internship page):

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

    All interested internship applicants must complete an Intern Application and submit their application by February 16, 2018.

    Interviews will be conducted the weeks of February 12 and 19, 2018, with final decisions being announced by February 23, 2018.

    Submit your completed application in one of two ways:
    E-mail to Aaron Alonso (KIDSTAGE Production Manager - Everett) at aalonso@villagetheatre.org

    Mail it to:
    Village Theatre KIDSTAGE Everett
    Attn: Aaron Alonso
    2710 Wetmore Avenue
    Everett, WA 98201



Summer Independent Production Team Internship Applications (College-Age)

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR DESIGNERS, MANAGERS, AND ASSISTANTS NOW!

Bring It On: The Musical

  • Regular Production Team Meetings: Beginning mid to late March 2018
  • Meet and Greet: June 6, 2018 – 6:00pm-7:00pm at the Cope Gillette Theatre
  • Rehearsals: June 6-July 11, 2018
  • Performances: July 12-22, 2018 at the Cope Gillette Theatre
  • Tuition: FREE. Summer Independent internships include a stipend to reimburse expenses depending on schedule and position.

  • About Summer Independent

    The Summer Independent program is a professionally-mentored program unique to Village Theatre. It is 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 taken 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 technical and design studios to the marketing office to the stage managers and beyond – are involved in mentoring the artistic team, all of whom are interns. The Summer Independent program is an entry point to professional theatre for the entire production team and Summer Independent performs are challenged with the goal of reaching the highest professional standards possible.

    For more information on the Summer Independent program, job descriptions of the available internship opportunities, and how to apply to be a part of the production team, please visit the KIDSTAGE Summer Independent program page by clicking on the button below.

    HOW TO APPLY
  • Show Details

    Bring It On: The Musical
    Libretto by Jeff Whitty
    Music by Tom Kitt & Lin-Manuel Miranda
    Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda & Amanda Green

    Directed by Aaron Cooper
    Choreographed by Sara Hannan
    Music Directed by TBD

    About the Show
    Bitingly relevant, sprinkled with sass. The Bring It On films were the inspiration for the musical’s original story. Bring It On: The Musical takes audiences on a high-flying journey that is filled with the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal, and forgiveness. Uniting some of the freshest and finniest creative minds on Broadway, Bring It On features an original story by Tony Award-winner Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q), music and lyrics by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights, Hamilton), music by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning composer Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), and lyrics by Broadway lyricist Amanda Green (High Fidelity).

    Campbell is cheer royalty at Truman High School and her senior year should prove the most cheer-tastic – she has been named captain of the squad! But an unexpected redistricting has forced her to spend her final year of high school at a new school – the neighboring inner-city Jackson High School. Despite having the deck stacked against her, Campbell befriends dance crew girls and, along with their headstrong and hardworking leader, Danielle, manages to form a powerhouse squad for the ultimate competition – the National Championships!


Everett KIDSTAGE

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Cope Gillette Theatre
2730 Wetmore Avenue
Everett, WA 98201

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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