KIDS COMPANY provides young people of all backgrounds and experience levels the opportunity to work with theater professionals to develop skills in singing, acting, and choreography. Kids Company is made up of children and teens ages 6-14 who learn and grow together as an ensemble. KIDS COMPANY includes 4 offerings: PRODUCTION, SHOWCASE, THE IMPROVISATIONAL ACTOR, and VOCAL LAB. PRODUCTION and SHOWCASE programs provide in-depth musical theater experiences that culminate in exciting fully developed performances. Each program session is modeled off of a professional rehearsal process and participants are required to make a commitment of attendance, punctuality, participation, and effort. PRODUCTION participation is by audition only and culminates in a scripted musical. SHOWCASE culminates in a musical review/cabaret style presentation. With an ensemble focus, SHOWCASE is an excellent place for newer performers to develop skills, confidence, and technique in a supportive, dynamic, and fun environment. THE IMPROVISATIONAL ACTOR is a new class for ages 5-12 that focuses on acting, characterization, and improvisation skill building. THE IMPROVISATIONAL ACTOR includes rehearsing scripted scenes as well as developing student-devised material and culminates in a performance in the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater.
KIDS COMPANY Tues & Wed FALL SHOWCASE | 6-12 years
Tuesdays | 4-6:30 PM
Starts September 5, 2017;16 classes + 3 off-site performances
Wednesdays | 4:30-7 PM
Starts September 6, 2017; 16 classes + 3 off-site performances
Fees: $840 Member; $1,000 Non-Member
PERFORMANCE: Sunday, December 17, 2017 | 5 PM (Call time 1 PM)
KIDS COMPANY: THE IMPROVISATIONAL ACTOR | Ages 5-12
Mondays 4:30-6:30 PM
Starts September 11, 2017 (13 classes, no class Oct 9)
Fees: $575 Member; $680 Non-Member
PERFORMANCE: December 11
KIDS COMPANY PRODUCTION | Ages 8-14 yrs.
Kids Company Production: GETTING TO KNOW... OKLAHOMA!
Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love's journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA!
Thursdays 4:30-7:30 PM & Sundays 1-4 PM + New SKILLS Workshops on 4 Saturdays!
Starts September 7, 2017 (25 rehearsals + 7 performances)
Tech/Dress Rehearsals: November 11-14, 2017
PERFORMANCES: November 15-19, 2017
Wednesday-Friday @ 7 PM, Saturday 2 & 7 PM, Sunday 11 AM & 2 PM
FEES: $1,325 Member; Non-Member $1,660
KIDS COMPANY VOCAL LAB
2 students, 1 instructor – focused intensive instruction
Instructor: John T. Prestianni
Classes are 90-minutes in length. Students can sign up for classes in packs of 4.
Fees: 4 Classes - $325 Members; $375 Non-Members
Sessions start with vocal warm-ups and then move to individualized coachings on material of students’ choice. Students could choose to work on material from the shows they are working on (Kids Company or otherwise) or any audition materials. If there are harmonies, or other musical challenges from the shows, specialized time is devoted to these challenges. Some groups would learn duets as well. Classes meet Tuesdays or Fridays after-school or late Saturday afternoon. Upon registering, program participants will confirm their schedule with John Prestianni and Cassandra Richards.