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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
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


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PERFORMANCE PROGRAMS
SUMMER 2020 AND SCHOOL YEAR 2020-2021

**Our 2020 SummerStock production of Wonderful Town has been cancelled**
Please be aware that all information is subject to change and will be updated as appropriate. Please check back on a regular basis for all updates.


ACTING & INSTITUTE AUDITIONS

Auditions: May 9-12, 2020

SIGN UPS START 4/20

Audition appointment sign-ups will start April 20, 2020


  • 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 16-18, 2020 – Times TBA
  • Institute Callbacks: May 16-17, 2020
  • 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 Tuck Everlasting orchestra, 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:
Flute, Clarinet, Piccolo, Soprano/Alto Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, English Horn, Trumpet, Violin/Viola, Cello, Keyboard, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Percussion

  • 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 Tuck Everlasting

TECHNICAL TRAINING PROGRAM AND INTERNSHIP INTERVIEWS
  • All interested applicants must complete an application.
  • Technical training program 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.
  • Technical Training Program Students - Submit your completed applications here
  • Intern Students - Submit your completed applications here



SUMMER INDEPENDENT (Grade 10 – Age 20)

Production: Tuck Everlasting

*Tuck Everlasting contains one role for a young male-identifying actor age 10-12. Rehearsals for this actor will be limited


  • 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 2 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 email jarpin@villagetheatre.org
    • Performances: July 10-19, 2020 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 6-9
    • Performances: July 10-19, 2020 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
    Tuck Everlasting

    Book by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle
    Music by Chris Miller
    Lyrics by Nathan Tysen

    “What would you do if you had all eternity?

    Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence, but not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family does she get more than she could have imagined. When Winnie learns of the magic behind the Tuck’s unending youth, she must fight to protect their secret from those who would do anything for a chance at eternal life. As her adventure unfolds, Winnie faces an extraordinary choice: return to her life, or continue with the Tucks on their infinite journey.

    Based on best-selling children’s classic by Natalie Babbitt and adapted for the stage by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle, Tuck Everlasting features a soaring score from Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen.”- Concord Theatricals Tuck Everlasting includes a contemporary musical score an ensemble cast for performers ready to challenge themselves. Cast size is 16-20. 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. Tuck Everlasting will have one role for a young male-identifying actor.






SUMMERSTOCK (Grade 4- Age 18*)

Village Theatre's KIDSTAGE SummerStock Production of Wonderful Town has been cancelled.





INSTITUTE AND PATHWAY PROGRAM
(Grades 5-12)

  • INSTITUTE PROGRAM

    This versatile school-year program for grades 7-12 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 2020-May 2021, meets approximately from 4:00-9:00 PM on Mondays or Tuesdays.

    Tuition: Approximately $2,400.00 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

    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 Foundation Classes: September 2020-May 2021, 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 $2,200.00 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

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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Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
303 Front Street North
Issaquah, WA 98027
Box Office: (425) 392-2202

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