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KIDSTAGE is proud to announce, our new home here in Northbrook

 

The North Suburban YMCA located at 2705 Techny.   All rehearsals will take place at this location

 
 

North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Rd Northbrook, IL  60062
http://goo.gl/maps/BPj7V

 

Audition Info - Grades 1-5:  WONDERLAND

Auditions will be held Wed. & Thur. Sept 9 & 10 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
at Congregation Beth Shalom, 3433 Walters Ave
(you only need to attend one of these days). 
Visit our
Audition Procedure for more information.

WONDERLAND AUDITION FORM

 WONDERLAND is a two act unabashedly silly adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass.  With hip-hopping music, it is an upbeat, coming-of-age story. You’ll recognize some of your favorite familiar characters of Alice’s Wonderland, like the mad Hatter, Red Queen, White Queen, Dee, Dum etc. along with meeting dozens of new ones:  a baseball team, a gospel group called The Responsibilities, a train conductor, star-struck tourists, knights and many more.  An eclectic mix of music that ranges from gypsy swing to doo-wop and bluegrass.  You’ll love the toe-tapping musical renditions of “Jabberwocky” and “The Walrus and the Carpenter” as well as other great numbers such as “Anything’s Possible,” “Step by Step” and the hysterical “I Was a Good Egg But Then I Done Went Bad,” sung by Humpty Dumpty and the Dixie Chickens!

REHEARSAL/CAST INFO: 

WONDERLAND rehearsals start the week of September 13th and are 4pm-6pm Wednesday or Friday, depending on which cast you are in.  Music and dance rehearsals are on Sundays 2:00pm-4:00pm at the YMCA.

PERFORMANCE DATES: 

WONDERLAND performances are the first two weekends in December at the Gorton Center's newly renovated theatre in Lake Forest.

 COST/FEE INFO: 

The tuition will be $360 which will include a 10 week membership to the YMCA giving the children the opportunity to sign up for classes at the member rate and participate in open gym and open swim along with special events like the Halloween party.  As always this tuition covers the cost of the rehearsals, costumes (not including shoes), stage time rental, and expert directors, choreographers, and musical directors (read our staff bios) on our web site.  Other costs not included in the tuition include fundraising fees and additional optional photo and video packages should you choose to purchase those. 

A Note About Our New Home: The North Suburban YMCA

Despite the fact that Kidstage does not have much of a rental budget, the Y believed that strong quality programming for youth was essential to building strong families and our community, so  the Y agreed to sacrifice potential rental income plus the use of programming space,  to provide a substantially reduced rental rate for Kidstage  in order to make it affordable for us to be together  in one "home" to rehearse and they have been extremely flexible in the process.

The agreement with the NSYMCA was negotiated very carefully and with mutual respect so that the Y could afford to offer Kidstage as much space, in as much time, in as many rooms as it could. The Y even agreed to remain open an hour later on Sundays, just for Kidstage. As stated above, our new arrangement includes a 10 week youth membership at the Y as well, which will help with security, accessibility and accountability for participants coming and going into the Y. The end result however, will be that if  because of the Y's generosity, the Y finds itself losing multiple members, or finds existing family members downgrading to youth levels to "take advantage" of what they think is a Kidstage "deal", this could jeopardize the agreement with Kidstage and would require renegotiation of the Y's relationship with Kidstage. On behalf of Kidstage and the best regards of our new partner the Y, if you are already a Y member, please do not jeopardize our relationship by downgrading or canceling your Y membership during this program. It's not the right thing to do.  Everybody wins now--non members, members, Kidstage and the Y.

 

 

Audition Info - Grades 6 and up:  THE WIZ

Auditions will be held Wed. & Thur. Sept 9 & 10 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
at Congregation Beth Shalom, 3433 Walters Ave
(you only need to attend one of these days). 
Visit our
Audition Procedure for more information.

THE WIZ AUDITION FORM

THE WIZ is a full length Musical, Comedy.  Based on the film starring Michael Jackson, and Winner of 7 Tony Awards including Best  Musical.   This beloved Broadway show sets Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz to a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel, and soul music! 

Kidstage is also proud to welcome Dr. Gregory C. Dennhardt as its Artistic Director

Dr. Dennhardt, affectionately known as “Doc” to generations of local young performers, is coming out of retirement to join Kidstage and direct these children.   He holds a Ph.D. in theatre and education from the University of Illinois, and has directed hundreds of productions for young performers. 

REHEARSAL/CAST INFO: 

WIZ rehearsals start the week of September 13th and are 4pm-6pm Thursday or Friday, depending on which cast you are in.  Music and dance rehearsals are on Sundays 4:00pm-6:00pm at the YMCA.

PERFORMANCE DATES: 

WIZ performances are the first two weekends in December at the Gorton Center's newly renovated theatre in Lake Forest.

 COST/FEE INFO: 

The tuition will be $360 which will include a 10 week membership to the YMCA giving the children the opportunity to sign up for classes at the member rate and participate in open gym and open swim along with special events like the Halloween party.  As always this tuition covers the cost of the rehearsals, costumes (not including shoes), stage time rental, and expert directors, choreographers, and musical directors (read our staff bios) on our web site.  Other costs not included in the tuition include fundraising fees and additional optional photo and video packages should you choose to purchase those.

A Note About Our New Home: The North Suburban YMCA

Despite the fact that Kidstage does not have much of a rental budget, the Y believed that strong quality programming for youth was essential to building strong families and our community, so  the Y agreed to sacrifice potential rental income plus the use of programming space,  to provide a substantially reduced rental rate for Kidstage  in order to make it affordable for us to be together  in one "home" to rehearse and they have been extremely flexible in the process.

The agreement with the NSYMCA was negotiated very carefully and with mutual respect so that the Y could afford to offer Kidstage as much space, in as much time, in as many rooms as it could. The Y even agreed to remain open an hour later on Sundays, just for Kidstage. As stated above, our new arrangement includes a 10 week youth membership at the Y as well, which will help with security, accessibility and accountability for participants coming and going into the Y. The end result however, will be that if  because of the Y's generosity, the Y finds itself losing multiple members, or finds existing family members downgrading to youth levels to "take advantage" of what they think is a Kidstage "deal", this could jeopardize the agreement with Kidstage and would require renegotiation of the Y's relationship with Kidstage. On behalf of Kidstage and the best regards of our new partner the Y, if you are already a Y member, please do not jeopardize our relationship by downgrading or canceling your Y membership during this program. It's not the right thing to do.  Everybody wins now--non members, members, Kidstage and the Y.

 

 

All shows will perform the first two weekends in December (if necessary we will add a cast on Sat. Dec. 19) at the Gorton Center's newly renovated theatre in Lake Forest.

The Gorton Center, 400 E Illinois Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045

http://goo.gl/maps/6GGnn

 

For additional information call Kidstage @ 847-814-2464 or email jeanne@kidstage.org

 

These links will get you started...

Calendar

Audition Procedure

WONDERLAND Audition Form (Adobe Reader required)

THE WIZ Audition Form (Adobe Reader required)

The Kidstage Promise

Proper Theatre Etiquette

Ticket Order Form

 


 

 

For further information on programs contact  Jeanne Seffren jeanne@kidstage.org
KIDSTAGE PRODUCTIONS, INC. (847) 814-2464  (224) 636-9869.

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