Fall 2017

New Years From New York!

Our Annual New Years Eve Show

New Year's from New York is an Upstage tradition where we perform scenes and songs from the hottest and newest Broadway shows.  Actors collaborate in the production process and have a chance to perform their favorite numbers.  

This year, we will be performing scenes from Dear Evan Hansen, Kinky Boots, Sponge Bob the Musical, Chicago and more!

 

Director: Shelley Brownfield

Assistant Director: Tabitha Van Buren


Ages 11 and up
All students are invited!
 

Auditions:  Wednesday, November 8 at 6:00-7:00 or by appointment

 

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, November 15-December 13 from 5-8:30

 

Tech rehearsals: December 27 and 28 from 1-5

 

Performances:  Friday, December 29- Sunday, December 31

 

 

Tuition (under 18):  $120

Dear Edwina Jr.

Elementary/Intermediate

Director:  Tabitha VanBuren

Casting Day:  Saturday, August 12  (Call backs as needed August 19)

 

Rehearsals:  Saturdays from 1-4 beginning August 26

Dress Rehearsals:  Tuesday, November 28 and Thursday, November 30 from 5-8:30

Performances: December 1-3 and 8-10

 

Tuition: $350

Bring A Friend: Bring a new to Upstage Arts Friend and you and your friend will receive $50 off your tuition.  Unlimited new friends.

 

Conflicts are allowed, but must be stated upfront on Casting Day.

Footloose

Intermediate/High School

Director: Suzi Ruege

Casting Day:  Saturday, August 12  (Call backs as needed August 19)

 

Rehearsals:  Sundays from 12-5 beginning August 27

Dress Rehearsals:  Monday, October 23 and Thursday, October 26 from 5-9

Performances: October 27-29

 

Tuition: $350

Bring A Friend: Bring a new to Upstage Arts Friend and you and your friend will receive $50 off your tuition.  Unlimited new friends.

 

Conflicts are allowed, but must be stated upfront on Casting Day.

Dance Academy

Elementary through High School

The Company

High school/College

The Company is the Upstage Arts internship program designed for ages 16 through college. Interns are selected though an interview and audition process. The internship is designed for successful students to mentor upcoming actors.

 

Coordinator: Shelley Brownfield

 

Company members will produce two shows during the year. In addition to participation in their own shows, interns are encouraged to participate in all other aspects of the theater from direction, acting, house management to technical design. Students must meet a minimum requirement of volunteer hours. Students will also be expected to help fundraise for the theater.

 

Company members will be limited to 12 actors. (Six representing musical theatre and six representing acting.)

 

There is no tuition payment required for the Company.

 

Casting: Please contact Shelley Brownfield for an interview/audition

Shelley Brownfield@hotmail.com

 

Rehearsals: Tuesday and/or Thursdays from 5-9 starting August 29

Conflicts are allowed but they must be given with plenty of notice. It is expected that not all company members will be able to participate in every company event.

 

Fall Performance (title chosen by company members): November 3-5

Dress Rehearsals: Monday, October 30 and Thursday, November 2

 

New Year from New York Variety Show

Dress Rehearsals: December 27 and 28 from 1-5

Performances: December 29, 30 and 31

 

Late Spring Performance (title chosen by company members): June 8-10

 

Late Summer Performance (title chosen by company members): August 10-13 and 17-18

Master Classes

Intermediate through Adult

Theatre Professionals performing at the Hobby Center will share their expertise and experience through classes based on their current show.

Masterclass dates:

  • On Your Feet - November 25

  • The Color Purple - January 13

  • School of Rock - February 3

  • Hamilton - April 28

  • Love Never Dies - July 21

Register Now to Reserve Your Spot

Upstage Players

Adults

Carrie

 

Director:  Tabitha VanBuren

Auditions:  Sunday, August 20 at 6pm (Call backs as needed August 21)

Show Fee: $75

 

Rehearsals:  Sundays, Mondays and Fridays from 5-9pm beginning Sunday, August 27

Dress Rehearsals:  Monday, October 9 and Thursday, October 12

Performances: October 13-15 and 20-22

 

It is expected that all cast members help with set construction, painting and costume creation.

Junior Theater Festival

Elementary/Intermediate/High School

Upstage Arts will be taking a competition team to California to compete.  The competition is hosted by MTI JR shows.  Each team prepares a 15 minute piece from an MTI show.  Tentatively the show pick is Dear Edwina JR.  Casting will be independent from our Elementary/Intermediate show.  We encourage ages 11-18 to join the team. 

 

There will be an informational meeting on August 5th. 

Rehearsals: Sundays 1-5 starting January 7

 

Tuition:  Tuition $200

(waived if participating in a Fall show or Pre-Pro full show package)

 

Costs will also include hotel, plane fare and entrance fees.  Estimated at $1500

 

The iTheatrics Junior Theater Festival West

The Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, CA

February 9-11, 2018

Dear Edwina Jr (Homeschool only)

Homeschooled

Director:  Tabitha VanBuren

Casting Day:  Thursday, September 7 from 1-4pm 

 

Rehearsals:  Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-4pm starting September 12

Dress Rehearsals:  Tuesday, November 8 and Thursday, November 9 from 1-4

Performances: November 10-11 plus additional day performance on Friday, Nov 10

Conflicts are allowed, but must be stated upfront on Casting Day.

 

Individual Tuition: $300

Bring A Friend: Bring a new to Upstage Arts Friend and you and your friend will receive $50 off your tuition.  Unlimited new friends.

 

 

Family Homeschool Tuition: $1200 per year. (Includes both homeschool shows.  Dear Edwina and Lion King)

Bring a Family:  Bring a new to Upstage Arts Family and your family and theirs will receive $150 off their year long tuition.

 

 

Additional upcoming Homeschool Show:

 

The Lion King-  Performance Dates: Friday, February 23-24.  Additional day time performance on Friday 23.  Director- Tabitha VanBuren.  Rehearsal days Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30-4

The Improv Troupe

Intermediate/High School

The Improv Troupe is open to High School Students by audition.  NO Script will meet weekly to prepare for performances.  Intermediate and High school students wishing to learn from the troupe may attend rehearsals. 

 

Coordinator: Sutton Anderson

 

Rehearsals: Mondays from 7:30-9:30

Fall Performance: Friday, September 15

Winter Performance: Friday, November 17

Early Spring Performance January 26

Late Spring Performance March 31

 

Tuition: No tuition for Troupe members.  $10 per class for students training with the troupe

The Improv Troupe (Youngers)

Elementary

The Improv Troupe, NO Script! will use their talents and skills to train Elementary students wanting to learn the basics of Improv Theatre.

Workshops:

Saturday, September 16 from 10-1

Saturday, November 18 from 10-1

Saturday, January 27 from 9-12

Saturday, March 31 from 9-12

 

Workshop Tuition: $15

Coffee House

Elementary through Adult

Performers will bring prepared scenes for audition.  Scenes will be selected and a show created in one rehearsal.

 

Director: Varies- Hosted by the Company and Pre-Pro

Tuition: none

 

Fall Casting: Saturday, August 26 at 5:30

Dress Rehearsal: Wednesday, August 30 from 5-9

Performance: Saturday, September 2 at 7pm

 

 

Winter Casting: Saturday, December 9 at 6pm

Dress Rehearsal: Wednesday, December 13 from 5-9

Performance: Saturday, December 16 at 7pm

 

Early Spring Casting: February 2

Dress Rehearsal: February 16

Performance: February 17

 

Late Spring Casting:  April 7

Late Spring Dress Rehearsal: April 21

Late Spring Performance: April 28

Broadway Beginners

Pre-school/Kindergarten

Students will participate in creating an age appropriate musical.  They will learn the introductory basics of music, dance and theatre.

 

Director: Suzi Ruege

Classes- 10 week series- once per week  11-12

Mondays, September 11-November 13 or

Wednesdays, September 13- November 15

 

Tuition: $125

Costume fee: $25

Performance: November 6 or 8 during class time

 

Parents may stay or go during rehearsals.  Students must be potty trained.

Shake, Rattle, & Roll

Toddlers

Adults and their children will participate in lessons that encourage brain and motor development.  Students will learn introductory music and dance concepts.

 

Director: Suzi Ruege

Classes:

10 week series- once per week  10-10:45am

Mondays, September 11-November 13 or

Wednesdays, September 13- November 15

 

Tuition: $125

 

The class is held on carpet and it is required that all participant remove their shoes.

Mommy and Daddy and Me

Newborns (Walking)

Adults and their children will participate in lessons that encourage brain and motor development including foreign language development. 

 

Director: Suzi Ruege

Classes:

10 week series- once per week 9-9:45am

Mondays, September 11-November 13 or

Wednesdays, September 13- November 15

 

Tuition: $125

The class is held on foam flooring and it is required that all participants remove their shoes.

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