Cats

EXPERIENCE DESCRIPTION

This fun & intensive musical theatre performance camp is designed for theater-loving students to develop their confidence, character and presentation skills through ensemble performance. Open to all actors, regardless of previous performing experience, this program encourages aspiring artists and future audiences through a wide array of classes, workshops and experiences. Our staff of experienced Theatre Professionals work closely with the actors to immerse our cast in an active rehearsal process that features an authorized, age-appropriate script and score from the popular Broadway show (& movie!) that enables all actors to successfully stretch their skills regardless of his/her experience level. The program culminates in one weekend of ticketed, public performances at a local venue.

ABOUT THE SHOW

CATS is set amongst a larger-than-life junkyard playground and is alive with purr-fect felines, including Rum Tum Tugger, Mr. Mistoffelees, Macavity, Jennyanydots, Old Deuteronomy, Skimbleshanks and Grizabella. The Jellicle Cats come out to play on one special night of the year—the night of the Jellicle Ball. One by one, they tell their stories for the amusement of Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, who must choose one of the Cats to ascend to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life.  CATS: Young Actors Edition is a one-hour adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical, specially tailored for young actors. 

THE SHOW PACKAGE INCLUDES: 

  • 12 weeks of instruction in singing, movement & acting taught by trained and experienced Theatre Professionals (80+ hours of training!)
  • Workshops in choreography, character development, and vocal coaching
  • All Show Fees (i.e. Licensing, Sets, Venue, etc.)

NOTE: 
A minimum of 4 parent volunteer hours are required for this production.

OTHER EXPENSES (siblings may share makeup products):

  • $15-30 – Jazz Dance Shoes (purchase links/colors will be sent) 
  • Cost Varies – Underclothes Under Costumes (bike shorts & camisoles)
  • $20-50 – Makeup cost depending on casting
  • $10-15 – Wig maintenance supplies

LOCATION

Rehearsals will be split between our studio location in Chesterton and Valparaiso Baptist Church.  Performances will be held at Duneland Community Church in Chesterton.

Grades

5th Grade & Up *

Younger Students By Instructor Permission Only

Time & Dates

Class Meets:

FRIDAYS: 5:30-8:30 PM

SATURDAYS: 9:00 AM-12:30 PM

3 SUNDAYS: 1:00-4:00 PM

 

Audition Date:

Feb 5: 9AM-1PM (some students may be done earlier & can call their parents)

 

+Regular Rehearsal Dates:

FEB 5, 11, 12, 25, 26

MAR 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 18

APR 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30*

*Rehearsal on 4/30 is 9AM-2PM

 

Dress Rehearsals & Performances

Dress Rehearsals

MAY 2, 3 & 4: 4:15-8:30

MAY 5: 4:15-9:30 

Performances

Show #1: MAY 6 at 7:30PM

Show #2: MAY 7 at 4:30PM

Show #3: MAY 7 at 7:30PM

 

+Rehearsals on APR 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, and all Dress Rehearsals & Performances cannot be missed for any reason (unless there are extenuating circumstances- contact us!).

Tuition Cost

$340 (4 Payments of $85)

 

PAYMENT SCHEDULE:

#1: Registration ($85) + $10 registration fee

#2: 2/11 ($85)

#3: 4/1 ($85)

#4: 5/1 ($85)

 

COSTUME FEE:

$85 fee (due 3/1).  Costumes are rented from a professional company and include wigs. 

DISCOUNT

All Students who were in our “ELF” Cast over the winter will receive $20 off tuition.

Cast Size is Limited!