This high-energy music theater experience is especially designed for students interested in exploring their place in musical theatre. Actors will produce a full-scale, Broadway Jr. production of “Frozen Jr.” where they will sing, dance and act in the show. Rehearsals focus-in on building a solid stage technique while encouraging life skills like confidence, leadership, and teamwork. This intensive production will challenge the actors to become their best selves both on and off the stage, while making great friends and memories along the way. All levels and abilities welcome.
ABOUT THE SHOW
A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!
PRODUCING A SHOW DURING THE CURRENT ENVIRONMENT:
This show is extremely unique for Premier Performance. The show’s director, Keri Castro, has selected this show as her “Thesis Project” for her Master’s Degree in Theatre Directing. This show HAS to be produced in some capacity for her to complete her degree. Best case scenario, the actors will perform live for a socially-distanced, masked audience. Worst case scenario, the actors will perform in the venue alone and the performances will be broadcasted live to a virtual audience.
Rehearsals will be a mix of virtual and in-person sessions. Virtual rehearsals will be held via Zoom. The in-person sessions will be held in a large space that promotes social distancing (especially when the students are not onstage). The location for the in-person sessions is Duneland Community Church in Chesterton. For in-person rehearsals early in the process, we will encourage students to wear masks onstage and (especially) offstage. As we get closer to performance, it will not be possible to mandate masks when students are onstage since there is heavy singing and dancing in this show (but we will encourage the use of masks once students go offstage). Students will not be able to wear masks onstage during dress rehearsals and performances but we will try to create as much space backstage to encourage social distancing.
One amazing thing to note is that a professor from Roosevelt University in Chicago will be in the audience for one of the performances. This is a wonderful opportunity for your actor to be seen by a working, theatre professional. This connection could potentially lead to advantages and/or opportunities in the future should your actor choose to pursue theatre at the next level.
THE SHOW PACKAGE INCLUDES:
- 80+ hours of Rehearsal Lead by Professional Performers
- Fully-produced, Broadway Jr. production
- All show fees (ie. licensing, sets, venue, etc.)
- Script and Rehearsal Music
The video below is Ms. Keri’s final in-class presentation for her Master’s work. In the video she describes her directorial concept for the show.
5th Grade & Up – (Most named Characters & Youth Ensemble)
1st-4th Graders are invited to join our Kids Ensemble (there will not be a separate Kids Company show this fall)
Time & Dates
FRIDAYS: 5:30-8:30 PM
SATURDAYS: 9:00 AM-12:30 PM
3 SUNDAYS: 1:00-4:00 PM
Online Audition Submission Deadline:
AUG 22 @ 9PM
Online Audition Callback (by invitation):
AUG 24 @ 5-8PM
*Regular Rehearsal Dates:
AUG 28, 29
SEPT 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 25, 26, 27
OCT 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 30
Dress Rehearsals & Performances
NOV 2, 3, 4: 4:15-8:30
NOV 5: 4:15-9:30
Show #1: NOV 6 at 7:30PM
Show #2: NOV 7 at 4:30PM
Show #3: NOV 7 at 7:30PM
*Rehearsals on, 10/16, 10/17, 10/30, 11/1, and all Dress Rehearsals & Performances cannot be missed for any reason (unless there are extenuating circumstances- contact us!).
NOTE: Kids Company members will be called to rehearsals on a LIMITED basis (the commitment is not as large).
Kids Company Information
For this semester, we will not have a separate show for our Kids Company. You are instead invited to join us for this project. Click HERE for additional information.
Total tuition cost varies depending on final casting.
Named Characters: $380
Youth Ensemble: $330
Kids Ensemble: $260
Named Characters: $75 fee (does not include wigs, shoes, undergarments). Due 9/1.
Youth & Kids Ensemble: $0 fee. We will send links to items for you to purchase independently.
#1: Registration ($80) + $10 registration fee
#2: 8/22 ($80)
#3: 9/25 (50% of remainder)
#4: 10/16 (balance due)
50% of rehearsals will be held virtually via Zoom & 50% of rehearsals will be held at Duneland Community Church in Chesterton. Performances will also be held at Duneland Community Church in Chesterton.