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303 Front Street N, Issaquah, WA 98027
Box Office: (425) 392-2202 | Admin: (425) 392-1942
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At the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
303 Front Street N, Issaquah, WA 98027
Box Office: (425) 392-2202 | Admin: (425) 392-1942




AUDITIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES

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Freaky Friday (Grades 9-Age 20)

Auditions: September 22-23, 2018
Callbacks: September 30, 2018
Rehearsals: October 21 - November 30
Performances: December 1-16, 2018
Tuition: $650 or $530 (Institute/Pathway)


  • TeenSelect Audition Details
    Auditions:

    Audition Appointments: SIGN UP

    Auditions: Saturday and Sunday, September 22 and 23, 2018

    • Actors need to prepare a one-minute monologue and 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song
    • Bring piano sheet music in a three-ring binder
    • Bring one copy of your photo and resume for each production you are auditioning for

    Callbacks: September 30, 2018

    Rehearsals: October 21 - November 30. Rehearsals will be approximately 4-5x a week. 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: December 1-16, 2018 at the First Stage Theatre

    General Tuition: $650, Tuition for Institute/Pathway Students: $530

    (Scholarships and work-exchange available for those who qualify. Casting is not determined by ability to pay

    About the Show:

    Freaky Friday

    Book by Bridget Carpenter
    Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
    Music by To Kitt

    Directed by Kate Jaeger
    Music Directed by Michael Matlock
    Choreographed by Pamela Turpin

    The new musical, Freaky Friday, based on the beloved 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films (and developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres), features a book by Bridget Carpenter - the co-executive producer and writer on the beloved TV hits, "Friday Night Lights" and "Parenthood" - and music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey - the Pulitzer Prize-winning composers of Next to Normal and If/Then.

    When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic. By spending a day in each other's shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another's struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter.


    About TeenSelect:

    TeenSelect is performed entirely by teens. 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.



High School Musical, Jr. (Grades 3-9)

Auditions: September 22-23, 2018
Callbacks: September 29-30, 2018
Rehearsals: March 2 - April 12, 2018
Performances: April 13-29, 2019
Tuition: $650 or $530 (Institute/Pathway)


  • Ensemble Audition Details
    Auditions:

    Audition Appointments: SIGN UP

    Auditions: Saturday and Sunday, September 22 and 23, 2018

    • Actors need to prepare a one-minute monologue and 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song
    • Bring piano sheet music in a three-ring binder
    • Bring one copy of your photo and resume for each production you are auditioning for

    Callbacks: September 29 and/or September 30, 2018

    Rehearsals: Rehearsals will start March 2, 2019 and will be approximately 4-5x a week. For safety reasons, the rehearsal schedule will not be posted online. There will be mandatory rehearsals during the Issaquah school district spring break. For information about rehearsals, email jarpin@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 392-2900 x228.

    Performances: April 13-29, 2019 at the First Stage Theatre

    General Tuition: $650, Tuition for Institute Students: $530

    (Scholarships and work-exchange available for those who qualify. Casting is not determined by ability to pay)

    About the Show:

    High School Musical, Jr.

    Book by David Simpatico
    Songs by Matthew Gerrard
    Songs by Bryan Louiselle Faye Greenberg David N. Lawrence Greg Cham Robbie Nevil Ray
    Cham Andrew Seeley Randy Petersen Kevin Quinn Adam Watts Andy Dodd Jamie Houston
    Music Adapted, Arranged and Produced by Bryan Louiselle
    Based on a Disney Channel Original Movie written by Peter Barsocchini

    Director: Mackenzie Malhotra
    Choreographer: UJ Mangune
    Music Director: Claire Marx

    Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life on your stage in Disney’s High School Musical JR. Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extra curricular activities. The show’s infectious, danceable songs are sure to engage performers and audiences alike.

    It’s the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes all find their cliques. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. The couple causes an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical. Although many students resent the threat posed to the "status quo," Troy and Gabriella’s alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.


    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.



Interviews for KIDSTAGE Originals Writers and Composers

Applications Due: Monday, September 17, 2018
Interviews: October 2-8, 2018
Staged Readings: March 22-24, 2019
Tuition: $530 (Institute Students)


  • KIDSTAGE Originals Application Details

    WRITERS AND COMPOSERS WANTED:
    Make theatre magic! Join the writing/composing team of a brand new original musical that you help create from the initial concept to staged reading. We are specifically looking for very committed writers, composers, and lyricists or those that are interested in learning more about these disciplines to join the writing team to create an inspiring new musical.

    • Writer Applications Due: Monday, September 17, 2018
    • Writer Interviews: Week of October 2 and October 8, 2018
    • Writer Meetings: 2-3x a month starting in Mid-October. Approximately 3-4x weekly starting in January. For a complete schedule and more information, contact Joel Arpin at (425) 392-2900 x228 or jarpin@villagetheatre.org.
    • Staged Readings: March 22-24, 2019 at the First Stage Theatre
    • General Tuition for writers/composers: $650
    • Tuition for Institute Student writers/composers: $530
    • (Scholarships and work-exchange available for those who qualify. Selection is not determined by ability to pay)

    To Apply:

    APPLY ONLINE REVIEW WRITING PROMPT DETAILS
    About KIDSTAGE Originals:

    For the advanced performer and emerging theatre artist, KIDSTAGE Originals is a unique process and performance opportunity. Student performers and writers collaborate in a workshop process with professional writers, composers and lyricists to create original material, which then is shaped into a new musical which is brought to life on stage. The company consists of experienced young actors, writers, composers and lyricists, interested in further developing skills in theatre performance and in creating their own original characters and stories. The KIDSTAGE Originals production is written by, for, and about teens, and it addresses some of the most important issues facing teens today. Past original teen works include: Playing Fair, Love Unabridged, trust me., Hot Mess, Last Exit, In Your Eyes, A Perfect Fall, Save As, and The Last Shot. The program was originally conceived by Vanessa Miller and Brian Yorkey, Pulitzer Prize winning writer and lyricist for Next to Normal, executive producer of the Netflex Series “13 Reasons Why,” and KIDSTAGE alum.




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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