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




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Sister Act (Grade 10 – Age 20)

Audtions: May 12-15, 2018
Callbacks: May 20-21, 2018
Rehearsals: Start June 5, 2018
Performances: July 13-22, 2018
Tuition: A minimum of 10 hours of work on the production


  • Summer Independent Details

    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.

    ACTING AUDITIONS

    Audtions Appointments: SIGN UP NOW

    Audtions: May 12-15, 2018

    • 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.
    • First time auditioning for a show? [CLICK HERE!]

    ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS

    If you are interested in auditioning for the Sister Act orchestra, please email jarpin@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 392-2900 x228 to set up an audition appointment

    We are looking for people who can play the following instruments: Keyboard, Guitar, Bass, Drums/Percussion, Alto/Bari/Tenor Sax, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Flute, Piccolo, Trombone, Trumpet, French Horn, 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 Shrek or Sister Act

    THEATRE APPRENTICE PROGRAM (TAP) AND INTERNSHIP INTERVIEWS

    All interested applicants must complete a TAP or Intern Application

    TAP Application Intern Application
    SCHEDULE
    • Rehearsals: Rehearsals will start June 5 and will be on weekday evenings and 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 13-22, 2018 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 9-12, 2018
    • Performances: July 13-22, 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:
    (Detailed descriptions can be found on our Internship page.

    • Prop Design Intern
    • Scenic Design Intern
    • Costume Design Intern
    • Lighting Design Intern
    • Sound Design Intern

    ABOUT THE SHOW
    Sister Act

    Music by Alan Menken
    Lyrics by Glenn Slater
    Book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner

    Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

    When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood."- MTI

    Sister Act includes large gospel numbers with larger than life dance for performers ready to challenge themselves. Cast size is 16-20. An ensemble-based cast, there are several large roles for women and many strong, featured roles for both men and women. The upbeat modern score will challenge new and experienced singers alike.



Shrek the Musical (Grade 3 - Age 18*)

*Graduating Seniors are eligible

Audtions: May 12-15, 2018
Callbacks: May 20-21, 2018
Rehearsals: Start June 5, 2018
Performances: July 27-August 5, 2018
Tuition: $710


  • SummerStock Details

    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.

    ACTING AUDITIONS

    Audtions Appointments: SIGN UP NOW

    Audtions: May 12-15, 2018

    • 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.
    • First time auditioning for a show? [CLICK HERE!]

    ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS

    If you are interested in auditioning for the Shrek orchestra, please email jarpin@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 392-2900 x228 to set up an audition appointment

    We are looking for people who can play the following instruments: Keyboard, Guitar, Bass, Drums/Percussion, Alto/Bari/Tenor Sax, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Flute, Piccolo, Trombone, Trumpet, French Horn, 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 Shrek or Sister Act

    THEATRE APPRENTICE PROGRAM (TAP) AND INTERNSHIP INTERVIEWS

    All interested applicants must complete a TAP or Intern Application

    TAP Application Intern Application
    SCHEDULE
    • Rehearsals: Rehearsals will start June 18, 2018 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 27-August 5, 2018 at the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
    • Tuition: $710 (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 23-26, 2018
    • Performances: Performances are July 27-August 5, 2018 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 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

    (Detailed descriptions can be found on our TAP page.)

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

    ABOUT THE SHOW
    Shrek the Musical

    Music by Jeanine Tesori
    Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire

    Directed by Timothy McCuen Piggee
    Choreographed by Jessica Low
    Music Directed by Jeff Bell

    "Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears.

    "Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand... and his name is Shrek." - MTI

    Shrek is an exciting 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 musical theatre score provides opportunities and challenges for both new and experienced singers.



Village Theatre Institute (Grades 6-12)

Auditions: May 12-15, 2018
Callbacks: Early June (TBA)
Audition Sign-ups: Start April 23, 2018


  • Village Theatre Institute Details
    AUDITIONS

    Audtions: May 12th-15th, 2018

    Audtions Appointments: SIGN UP NOW

    • 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.
    • A filled-out [Institute Application]
    • First time auditioning for a show? [CLICK HERE!]
    • 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.

    For more information, please visit the Village Theatre Institute and Pathway page

    INSTITUTE PROGRAM:
    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 is a musical theatre training program designed for disciplined students ready to strengthen their theatre and life skills. Taught by some of the region's finest teaching artists, this advanced school year program develops the self-discipline required for a professional career in theatre and any other vocation. Institute students will receive special attention for Mainstage and/or Village Originals performance intern opportunities. Institute Foundation Classes: September 2018-May 2019, meets from 4:00-8:45PM on Mondays (generally 9th grade to age 20) OR 4:30-9:00 PM on Wednesdays (generally 6th-9th grade)

    Tuition: $2,240.00 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.



Village Theatre Pathway Program (Grades 5-12)

Auditions: May 12-15, 2018
Callbacks: Early June (TBA)
Audition Sign-ups: Start April 23, 2018


  • Village Theatre Pathway Details
    AUDITIONS

    Audtions: May 12-15, 2018

    Audtions Appointments: SIGN UP NOW

    • 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.
    • First time auditioning for a show? [CLICK HERE!]
    • 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.

    For more information, please visit the Village Theatre Institute and Pathway page

    PATHWAY PROGRAM:
    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 areas 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 2018-May 2019, meets approximately from 4:00-8:30 PM on Thursdays (6th-12th graders) OR 9:30am-2:00pm on Saturdays (generally 5th-6th graders)

    Tuition: $2,050.00 Tuition covers the three 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 scho ol-year productions are encouraged but optional and have a separate tuition. Pathway to Institute students receive a discounted tuition on productions.




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Office: (425) 392-2900

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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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Box Office: (425) 392-2202

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