At the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
303 Front Street N, Issaquah, WA 98027
Box Office: (425) 392-2202 | Admin: (425) 392-1942
Tuesday-Saturday 11:00am-7:00pm

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




Auditions & Opportunities


ACTING & INSTITUTE AUDITIONS

Auditions: May 13th-15th, 2017
Audition Appointment: Audition appointment sign-ups will start April 17th, 2017 (Link Coming Soon)

  • 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 every program you are auditioning for.
  • Institute auditions only: A filled-out Institute Application
  • First time auditioning for a show? Click here...

Callbacks: May 20th-22nd – Times TBA
Institute Callbacks: Saturday, June 3rd – 9am-5pm

  • For NEW Institute students, 1-3 letters of recommendation are due at the time of callbacks.
  • Additional paperwork such as the Institute/Pathway Tuition agreement or contracts is not required until a placement offered for the program is made to your student



ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS

  • If you are interested in auditioning for the Big Fish or Aida orchestras, starting April 17, 2017, please email jarpin@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 392-2900 x228 to set up an appointment
  • We are looking for people who can play the following instruments: Bass, Drums/Percussion, Guitar, Keyboard, Alto/Bari/Tenor Sax, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Flute, Piccolo, Trombone, Trumpet, French Horn Viola, Violin, Cello
  • Musicians should bring a resume and/or list of experience
  • Musicians need to bring their instrument(s) and prepare a piece that showcases your musicianship. You may be asked to sight-read from the scores for Big Fish or Aida



THEATRE APPRENTICE PROGRAM (TAP) AND INTERNSHIP INTERVIEWS

All interested applicants must complete a TAP or Intern Application

AUDITIONS for KIDSTAGE ORIGINALS STAGED READING (Ages 14-20)

Auditions: Sunday, March 5, 2017
Rehearsals: Rehearsals will start March 11, 2017
Performances: March 31st-April 2nd, 2017 at the First Stage Theatre
Tuition: $300


  • KIDSTAGE Originals Audition Details

    Auditions: Sunday, March 5, 2017

    • CLICK HERE to access the new web sign-ups for an audition appointment
    • Actors will be asked to cold read and learn music from the show at their audition
      • Actors should also prepare 32 bars of a contemporary musical theatre song. They may or may not be asked to perform it.
    • Bring piano sheet music in a three-ring binder.
    • Bring one copy of your photo and resume.

    Rehearsals: Rehearsals will start March 11, 2017
    Performances: March 31st-April 2nd, 2017 at the First Stage Theatre
    Tuition: $300

    (Scholarships and work-exchange are available. Casting is not determined by ability to pay.)

    Sincerely, Yours
    Book, Music, and Lyrics by 2017 KIDSTAGE Originals Team
    Monti Fleck, Zoe Johnson, Sophie Poole, Andrea Scott, Megan Titus, and Riley Toland


    Directed by Kate Jaeger
    Music Mentor/Music Directed by Adam Quillian
    Writing Mentor: Tony Curry

    About the Show: Stay tuned!

    About KIDSTAGE Originals:
    For the advanced performer and emerging theatre artist, KIDSTAGE Originals is a unique process and performance opportunity. Student writers and composers collaborate in a workshop process with professional writers, composers and lyricists to create original material, which then is shaped into a new musical. This new piece of theatre is cast with young performers and brought to life in a staged reading. 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 Company Originals production is written by, for, and about teens, and it addresses issues teens find important today. Past original teen works include: Playing Fair, trust me., Hot Mess, Last Exit, In Your Eyes, A Perfect Fall, Save As, and The Last Shot.



Big Fish (Grade 10 – Age 20)

Rehearsals: Start June 6, 2017
Performances: July 14-23, 2017
Tuition: A minimum of 10 hours of work on the production


  • Summer Independent Details

    About Summer Independent:
    KIDSTAGE Summer Independent is considered the pinnacle of the KIDSTAGE program. The Summer Independent production is produced, designed and directed entirely by young artists, undergraduate level and below. Professional mentorship is provided by Village Theatre artists and staff.

    SCHEDULE

    • Rehearsals: Rehearsals will start June 6th and will be on weekday evenings and some Saturdays. For safety reasons, the rehearsal schedule will not be posted online; for information about rehearsals, please call the Issaquah KIDSTAGE office, (425) 392-2900 x228
    • Performances: July 14-23, 2017 at the First Stage Theatre
    • Tuition: A minimum of 10 hours of work on the production will be required in lieu of tuition

    MUSICIAN OPPORTUNITIES

    • Rehearsals: Sectional rehearsals will take place in June and July time/dates TBA (generally on weekends). There will be mandatory rehearsals on the nights of July 11-13
    • Performances: July 14-23, 2017 at the First Stage Theatre
    • Tuition: There is no tuition for this program, some internships are available

    INTERN OPPORTUNITIES
    All interested applicants must complete an Intern Application.

    We are looking to fill the following positions:
    (Detailed descriptions can be found on our Internship page.

    • Prop Design Intern
    • Scenic Design Intern
    • Music Direction Intern
    • Costume Design Intern
    • Lighting Design Intern
    • Sound Design Intern
    • Technical Director Intern

    Big Fish

    Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
    Book by John August

    About the Show:
    “Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest… and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales.

    Overflowing with heart, humor and spectacular stagecraft, Big Fish is an extraordinary new Broadway musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre – for an experience that’s richer, funnier and BIGGER than life itself.” - TRW

    Big Fish includes demanding dancing and acting opportunities for performers ready to challenge themselves. Cast size is 16-20, depending on ensemble size and the doubling of smaller characters. There are principal roles for at least two women and two men, and many strong feature roles for both. The upbeat modern score will challenge new and experienced singers alike.



Aida: School Edition
(Grades 5-18*)

*Graduating Seniors are eligible

Rehearsals: Rehearsals will start June 20th, 2017
Performances: July 29-August 6, 2017
Tuition: $700


  • SummerStock Details

    About SummerStock:
    SummerStock is a production program open to all students. Students with all levels of experience are encouraged to audition. 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 musical that is performed on the main stage at the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre.

    SCHEDULE

    • Rehearsals: Rehearsals will start June 20th, 2017 and will be in the weekday afternoons and on some evenings. For safety reasons, the rehearsal schedule will not be posted online; for information about rehearsals, please call the Issaquah KIDSTAGE office, (425) 392-2900 x228
    • Performances: July 29-August 6, 2017 at the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
    • Tuition: $700 (if cast). Scholarships and work-exchange are available. Casting is not determined by ability to pay.

    MUSICIAN OPPORTUNITIES

    • Rehearsals: Sectional rehearsals will take place on weekend afternoons in July. Mandatory rehearsals will take place on the nights of July 26-28, 2017
    • Performances: Performances are July 29-August 6, 2017 at the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
    • Tuition: There is no tuition for this program, some internships are available.

    PROGRAM (TAP) OPPORTUNITIES

    All interested applicants must complete a TAP Application
    We are looking to fill the following positions (Detailed descriptions can be found on our TAP page):

    • Scenic Artist Apprentices
    • Properties Apprentices
    • Electrician Apprentices
    • Costume Apprentices
    • Audio Apprentices
    • Stage Management Apprentices
    • Production Management Apprentices
    • Directing Apprentices
    • Choreographer Apprentices
    • Music Director Apprentices

    • Interviews will take place in April and May
    • Work dates vary by program, but are between June 6th and August 6th, 2017
    • Tuition: $500 (if selected). Scholarships and work-exchange are available. Selection is not determined by ability to pay.

    Aida: School Edition

    Music by Elton John
    Lyrics by Tim Rice 
    Book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls and David Henry Hwang

    Directed by TBA
    Choreographed by TBA
    Music Directed by Ben Bentler

    About the Show:
    “Winner of four 2000 Tony Awards, Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal, chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love.

    An enslaved Nubian princess, Aida, finds her heart entangled with Radames, an Egyptian soldier who is betrothed to the Pharaoh's daughter, Amneris. As their forbidden love blossoms, Aida is forced to weigh her heart against the responsibility that she faces as the leader of her people. Aida and Radames' love for one another becomes a shining example of true devotion that ultimately transcends the vast cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity.

    With an unforgettable score, featuring soaring ballads and rousing choral numbers, Aida is a modern crowd-pleaser that embraces multicultural casting and exuberant dancing, staging and singing for large cast sizes” - MTI

    AIDA is an exciting and unique opportunity for KIDSTAGE this year. This show has a handful of exciting principal roles, as well as a featured ensemble. There are also several large dance numbers. Total cast size will be 40-45. The rock score provides opportunities and challenges for both new and experienced singers. The score has a strong emphasis on ethnically diverse stylistic influences including reggae, Motown, and Gospel.



Village Theatre Institute (Grades 6-12)

Institute Foundation Classes: September 2016-May 2017
Tuition: $2,200.00


  • Village Theatre Institute Details

    About Institute:
    This versatile school-year program for grades 6-12 is open by audition for students who are ready to study, train and perform at an advanced level. The Village Theatre Institute helps students reach their unique artistic and performance goals. Every aspect of this advanced program is taught and directed by some of the regions’ finest teaching artists, directors, choreographers, music directors, musical theatre writers and composers. Institute students will receive special attention for Mainstage and/or Village Originals performance intern opportunities.

    Institute Foundation Classes: September 2016-May 2017, meets approximately from 4:00-9:00 PM on Mondays or Wednesdays. 

    Tuition: $2,200.00 Tuition covers the three Institute Monday or Wednesday Foundation classes and Institute elective courses. A monthly tuition payment plan is available. Tuition is required for the full 9 months regardless of a students’ attendance. KIDSTAGE school-year productions are encouraged but optional, and have a separate tuition. Institute students receive a discounted tuition on productions.

    For more information, including curriculum and tuition information, SEE INSTITUTE »



Village Theatre Institute Pathway (Grades 5-12)

Pathway Foundation Classes: September 2017 - May 2018
Tuition: $2,000.00


  • Village Theatre Institute Pathway Details

    About Institute Pathway:
    The Pathway to Institute program is open by audition for grades 5-12. This 23-week school-year program is designed to give students the foundational training needed to thrive in the Institute, while creating an inclusive and focused community. In the Pathway program, students enroll for three consecutive sessions of classes from September until May. Class offerings include dance, singing, and acting. All students who audition for the Institute are also considered for the Pathway program; this program may be preferred by students newer to theatrical training or new to one or more core area of study. We take time to give individual attention and focus on each student’s growth during the year, enabling students to track towards placement in the Institute.

    Pathway Foundation Classes: September 2017 - May 2018, meets approximately from 4:00-7:30 PM on Thursdays and 9:00-11:30AM on Saturdays.

    Tuition: $2,000.00 Tuition covers the three Thursday/Saturday Foundation classes and Institute/Pathway elective courses. A monthly tuition payment plan is available. Tuition is required regardless of a students’ attendance. KIDSTAGE school-year productions are encouraged but optional, and have a separate tuition. Pathway to Institute students receive a discounted tuition on productions. 

    For more information, including curriculum and tuition information, SEE INSTITUTE »




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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Issaquah, WA 98027
Box Office: (425) 392-2202

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