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 AND OPPORTUNITIES


PERFORMANCE PROGRAMS
SUMMER 2019 AND SCHOOL YEAR 2019-2020

Summer Independent: Rent School Edition
SummerStock: Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Institute Program
Pathway Program


ACTING & INSTITUTE AUDITIONS

Auditions: May 11th-14th, 2019
Show Callbacks: May 18-20, 2019 – Times TBA
Institute Callbacks: May 18-19, 2019

AUDITION SIGN-UPS START 4/22

COME PREPARED:

  • 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
  • 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

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ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS

If you are interested in auditioning for the Rent: School Edition or Disney’s The Little Mermaid orchestras, 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, Alto/Bari/Tenor/Soprano Sax, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Flute, Alto Flute, Piccolo, Trumpet, French Horn, Oboe, Violin, Cello

COME PREPARED:

  • 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 Rent School Edition or Disney’s The Little Mermaid

TECHNICAL TRAINING PROGRAM AND INTERNSHIP INTERVIEWS

Technical training program (TAP) geared towards students under the age of 18 interested in learning about working backstage. Little-to-no experience is required.

Internship program is geared towards students 18 and above (under 18 with permission) who have experience working backstage and are looking to further develop their skills.

All interested applicants must complete an application

TAP Application Internship Application





SUMMER INDEPENDENT (Grade 10 – Age 20)

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.

Production: Rent School Edition


  • SCHEDULE
    • Rehearsals: Rehearsals will start June 4th 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 12-21, 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 8-11
    • Performances: July 12-21, 2018 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:
      • Prop Design Intern
      • Scenic Design Intern
      • Costume Design Intern
      • Lighting Design Intern
      • Sound Design Intern

    Detailed descriptions can be found on our Internship page

  • ABOUT THE SHOW
    Rent School Edition

    Book, Lyrics, and Music by Jonathan Larson “Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent School Edition is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.

    Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, Rent School Edition follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.

    Rent School Edition is exuberant, passionate and joyous. This adaptation has been carefully done, working with the Larson estate to retain the dramatic intent of the groundbreaking rock musical, and consists of minimal changes to language and the removal of one song ("Contact") to make it possible for many schools to perform this piece.” MTI

    Rent School Edition includes a energetic, rock score with large ensemble numbers for performers ready to challenge themselves. Cast size is 16-20, depending on ensemble size. An ensemble-based cast, there are many strong, featured roles for both men and women. The upbeat modern score will challenge new and experienced singers and actors alike.





SUMMERSTOCK (Grade 4- Age 18*)

*Graduating Seniors are eligible

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.

Production: Disney’s The Little Mermaid


  • SCHEDULE
    • Rehearsals: Rehearsals will start June 17, 2019 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 26-August 4, 2019 at the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
    • Tuition: $750 (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 22-25, 2019
    • Performances: Performances are July 26-August 4, 2019 at the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
    • Tuition: There is no tuition for this program, some internships are available.

  • TECHNICAL PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES

    All interested applicants must complete an TAP Application

    We are looking to fill the following positions:

    • Scenic Artist Apprentices
    • Properties Apprentices
    • Electrician Apprentices
    • Costume Apprentices
    • Audio Apprentices
    • Stage 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 5th and August 4th, 2019
    Tuition: $500 (if selected). Scholarships and work-exchange are available. Selection is not determined by ability to pay.

    Detailed descriptions can be found on our TAP page

  • ABOUT THE SHOW
    Disney’s The Little Mermaid

    Music by Alan Menken
    Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater
    Book by Doug Wright

    Directed by Suzie Cameron Bixler
    Choreographed by Casey Craig
    Music Directed by R.J. Tancioco

    “Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."

    Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.” - MTI

    Disney’s The Little Mermaid is an exciting for KIDSTAGE this year. KIDSTAGE is partnering with ZFX Inc. to provide flying effects for the production. This show has a handful of exciting principal roles, as well as a heavily featured ensemble. There are also several large dance numbers. Total cast size will be 45-50.





INSTITUTE PROGRAM (Grades 6-12)

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 DETAILS

    Institute Foundation Classes: September 2019-May 2020, meets approximately from 4:00-9:00 PM on Mondays or Tuesdays.

    Tuition: Approximately $2,300.00 Tuition covers the three Institute Monday or Tuesday 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.



PATHWAY PROGRAM (Grades 5-12)

The Pathway to Institute program is open by audition for grades 5-12. This 23-week school-year program (September – May) is designed to give students the foundational training needed to thrive in the Institute, while creating an inclusive and focused community. 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 DETAILS

    Pathway Foundation Classes: September 2019-May 2020, meets approximately from 4:00-9:00 PM on Thursdays (grades 7-12) or 9:30am-2:00pm on Saturdays (grades 5-6).

    Tuition: Approximately $2,100.00 Tuition covers the Thursday or 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.


Issaquah KIDSTAGE

Office: (425) 392-2900

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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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303 Front Street North
Issaquah, WA 98027
Box Office: (425) 392-2202

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