This 8-week class is a great way to see if your child will love theater! There is a new theme every 8 weeks, and each session ends in a performance for family and friends. This class is similar to our popular musical theater camps!
This class is perfect for any child who...
January-March Theme is PIXAR!
Begins January 8
Performance March 9
This Audition-Only company is FREE to participate in. The only cost are costumes and tickets to the performance.
Monday, December 11 (5:00-8:00)
Friday, December 15
Saturday, December 16 (12:00-4:00)
rehearsals twice week:
TUESDAYS 6:00-8:00 & SATURDAYS 12:00-4:00
begins January 8
performances April 19 & 20
SPRING BREAK - NO REHEARSALS MARCH 11-23
at STAGE DOOR we believe there is a role for everyone in musical theatre!
in every musical your child participates in, they will not only grow their technical and performance skills, but will also develop other life skills such as...
Founder & Musical Director
Artistic Director & Choreographer
Advance Theater & Music Director
Children's Theater Director
Please let us know in advance if you are going to miss a rehearsal, if possible. We understand that things happen, however if you are absent from multiple rehearsals and are unable to perform your role, it may be reassigned to another member of the cast.
Every class please make sure your child brings
Welcome! We will be teaching the kids everything they need to know during the first rehearsal, so you do not need to prepare anything before the first class!
At Stage Door Studio, ALL students registered are cast in a role! Cast size is limited based on rehearsal space, number of teachers and musical requirements. Casting is done during the first few rehearsals. So, how does casting work?
1. We review all the roles and what parts have sing, act, etc. LEADS are given to the LEADERS of the group. If you want to have a large role onstage, you need to show that you are responsible, respectful and a great role model to the cast off stage too.
2. Students are taught a few songs from the musical so we can get an idea of what vocal role may be appropriate for them. Some characters sing higher notes (soprano), some sing lower (alto). It is difficult to expand a students comfortable range in an 8 to 16-week timespan, so we want to make sure they are cast in a role that will fit their vocal range. We sing as a full group, then students who are interested in solo singing roles perform the song as a solo in front of the class.
3. We talk about the “demand” of the role. Some kids want the challenge of learning many lines and singing solos, others prefer to be featured in a few areas. Our goal is to showcase the students strengths and give them as much “stage time” as possible!
4. We ask the students for their TOP 5 preferred roles. Many times, students are open to any role.
5. We explore the script and characters further through acting out the parts. Scenes are given in small groups to practice for 10-15 minutes then are performed in front of the class. Students are encouraged to be creative with their characters and staging!
Students will have some homework for the show, including memorizing lines and songs and dances. Work with your child to create a schedule so they have time to finish both their school homework and their musical homework.
Costumes are provided by the parents. Why?
1. There are multiple different casts, resulting in 100s of students participating.
2. You know what size clothing your child is, and what they are comfortable wearing. Plus, you can practice costume changes at home!
Some costumes that need to be exactly the same will be provided by SDS. Costumes can be made, purchased, or rented in any budget.
Parents will be emailed pictures and descriptions of what your child will need for a costume. This information is a suggestion of what they should resemble. It is not required to look EXACTLY like the picture. Well known characters should replicate the well known costume.
Students will need their costumes by DRESS REHEARSAL, which is the week before the performance. If you have your childs costume early, they are more than welcome to wear it to rehearsal and practice whenever they’d like!
At our Theater, the same place your child rehearses!
● Doors open 15 minutes before show time.
● Snacks (chips, popcorn, water, candy, etc.) will be available for $1.
Yes. There are no complimentary tickets, all parents and families are asked to purchase tickets to the performance. Young children who are sitting on your lap (not using their own seat) do not need to purchase a ticket.
Tickets will be available on our website www.stagedoorstudioaz.com/ticktes
Tickets sell out fast, please reserve your seats in advance. Tickets are assigned seating.
TICKET REFUND POLICY
If you happen to purchase an extra ticket or a member of your party is unable to attend, please send Tiffany an email at email@example.com so a refund can be processed and the ticket will be available for another family.
Students will achieve a professional and personal understanding of the arts through rehearsals, and performances. There are a number of great benefits to being in a musical, including:
Participating in the arts provides young people with a chance to explore their creativity and imagination in a structured and safe environment. Musical theatre is specifically remarkable because it is the only art form that combines all areas of the fine arts: acting, singing, dancing, music, and visual arts.
From reading scripts to memorizing lines to learning to tell a story, young people continually improve their literacy skills while rehearsing and performing in a musical.
It takes a lot of guts to stand up and sing or dance in front of your family, peers, and what may seem like the entire community. Experience with public speaking at a young age gives students confidence that will be important to them for the rest of their lives!
Theater is a great way for your child to meet friends with similar interests! Putting on a musical is a group effort, and every member of the team must work together to make it happen. Throughout the rehearsal process, the students will learn to solve challenges as they arise. Students will learn to trust and depend on themselves and their castmates.