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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




AUDITIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES


PERFORMANCE PROGRAMS 2019-2020

TeenSelect - Now Scheduling Audition Appointments!
Ensemble - Now Scheduling Audition Appointments!
KIDSTAGE Originals - Now Accepting Applications!
Institute Program
Pathway Program


A Christmas Story (Grade 3 – Age 20)

Auditions: September 14-15, 2019
Callbacks: September 22, 2019
Rehearsals: Start October 20
Performances: December 6-22, 2019
Tuition: $650 or $550 (Institute/Pathway)


  • AUDITION DETAILS

    Auditions: Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15, 2019

    SCHEDULE YOUR AUDITION

    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 each production you are auditioning for

    Callbacks: September 22, 2019

    Rehearsals: Rehearsals will start October 20. Rehearsals will be approximately 4-5x a week. For safety reasons, the rehearsal schedule will not be posted online. For information about rehearsals email jarpin@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 392-2900 x228.

    Performances: December 6-22, 2019 at the First Stage Theatre

    General Tuition: $650, Tuition for Institute/Pathway Students: $550

    Scholarships and work-exchange available for those who qualify. Casting is not determined by ability to pay.

  • SHOW DETAILS
    A Christmas Story

    Book by Joseph Robinette
    Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
    Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shephard, leigh Brown and Bob Clark, and upon In God We Trust:
    All Others Pay in Cash written by Jean Shephard.

    Directed by Jessica Low
    Music Directed by TBD
    Choreographed by TBD

    About the Show:
    “This musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie's friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner; and many others. The delightfully versatile score ranges from gentle ballads to show-stopping full-ensemble numbers such as "Ralphie to the Rescue!", "A Major Award," "Sticky Situation," "Up on Santa's Lap," "Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana" and the inevitable "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!" A Christmas Story, The Musical will bring an exciting new dimension to those who have seen the movie and will certainly stand on its own for those who haven't



13 The Musical (Grade 6-9)

Auditions: September 14-15, 2019
Callbacks: September 21-22, 2019
Rehearsals: Start February 29
Performances: April 17-May 3, 2020
Tuition: $650 or $550 (Institute)


  • AUDITION DETAILS

    Auditions: Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15, 2019

    SCHEDULE YOUR AUDITION

    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 each production you are auditioning for

    Callbacks: September 21-22, 2019

    Rehearsals: Rehearsals will start February 29, 2020 and will be approximately 4-5x a week. For safety reasons, the rehearsal schedule will not be posted online. There will be mandatory rehearsals during the Issaquah school district spring break. For information about rehearsals email jarpin@villagetheatre.org or call (425) 392-2900 x228.

    Performances: April 17-May 3, 2019 at the First Stage Theatre

    General Tuition: $650, Tuition for Institute Students: $550

    Scholarships and work-exchange available for those who qualify. Casting is not determined by ability to pay.

  • SHOW DETAILS
    13 the Musical

    Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
    Book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn

    Director/Choreographer: Cyana Paolantonio
    Music Director: Melissa Maañao

    About the Show:
    Geek. Poser. Jock. Beauty Queen. Wannabe. These are the labels that can last a lifetime. With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer, Jason Robert Brown, (Parade, The Last Five Years, Bridges of Madison County) 13 is a musical about fitting in – and standing out!

    Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast-paced, preteen New York City life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana town following his parents divorce. Surrounded by an array of simpleminded middle school students, he needs to establish his place in the popularity pecking order. Can he situate himself on a comfortable link of the food chain... or will he dangle at the end with the outcasts?!?

    Composed of a precocious cast, no character in 13 is older than the show's title, making it wonderful for theatre companies that feature young artists.” MTI



All That Glitters – A Rock Legend

Writer Applications Due: September 16, 2019
Writer Interviews: Week of October 7
Writer Meetings: Start Mid October
Developmental Productioin: March 20-29, 2020
Tuition: $650 or $550 (Institute)


  • WRITERS AND COMPOSERS WANTED:

    Make theatre magic! Join the writing/composing team of the brand-new original musical All That Glitters – A Rock Legend. that you help develop from last years staged reading into a developmental production. We are specifically looking for one or two very committed writers, composers, and lyricists or those that are interested in learning more about these disciplines to join the writing team to create an inspiring new musical.

    Writer Applications Due: Monday, September 16, 2019

    Writer Interviews: Week of October 7, 2019

    Writer Meetings: 2-3x a month starting in Mid-October. Approximately 3-4x weekly starting in January. For a complete schedule and more information, contact Joel Arpin at (425) 392-2900 x228 or jarpin@villagetheatre.org.

    Developmental production: March 20-29, 2020 at the First Stage Theatre

    General Tuition for writers/composers: $650

    Tuition for Institute Student writers/composers: $550

    Scholarships and work-exchange available for those who qualify. Casting is not determined by ability to pay.

    Information about auditions for actors will be available in November/December, 2019

    Writer/Composer Application Form: Apply Now

    Writing Prompt: Download Now

  • SHOW DETAILS
    All That Glitters – A Rock Legend

    All That Glitters: A Rock Legend is a brand new musical that takes a modern twist on the Greek fable of King Midas. The Gods have given Michael Dasmen a gift, but as he ascends to the golden throne of stardom, relationships with those closest to him begin to fade away. With his Golden touch he makes his way to becoming the next god of Rock - but at what cost?

    About KIDSTAGE Originals:
    For the advanced performer and emerging theatre artist, KIDSTAGE Originals is a unique process and performance opportunity. Student performers and writers collaborate in a workshop process with professional writers, composers and lyricists to create original material, which then is shaped into a new musical which is brought to life on stage. 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 KIDSTAGE Originals production is written by, for, and about teens, and it addresses some of the most important issues facing teens today. Past original teen works include: Playing Fair, Love Unabridged, trust me., Hot Mess, Last Exit, In Your Eyes, A Perfect Fall, Save As, and The Last Shot. The program was originally conceived by Vanessa Miller and Brian Yorkey, Pulitzer Prize winning writer and lyricist for Next to Normal, executive producer of the Netflex Series “13 Reasons Why,” and KIDSTAGE alum.





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

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

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