Max Cast Size: 30
At SDS we believe there is a role for everyone in musical theater! 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 teamwork, public speaking, time management, listening, respectfulness, creativity & confidence!
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.
Stage Door Studio
1100 N Alma School Rd. (Ray Rd/Alma School Rd)
Rehearsals are twice a week. There are never any added rehearsals or extended times. You can expect us to start and end ON TIME.
Attendance: Since we meet a limited amount during the week, students are expected to attend all rehearsals to ensure enough time to learn their roles.
Homework: Students will have some homework for the show, including memorizing lines and songs, rehearsing their dances, researching their character, etc. Work with your child to create a schedule so they have time to finish both their school homework and their musical homework.
We will learn the choreography, music, stage blocking and scene changes in rehearsal, however we will NOT learn lines/lyrics during rehearsal. This needs to be done before your child comes to class.
Attitude: The rehearsal room and theater are safe spaces where young people can take positive risks and be themselves without the fear of being laughed at or alienated. This principle is essential to artistic growth and exploration. Participants are expected to respect these ideas and are encouraged to remember it themselves when trying new things.
What to bring to class:
Lead Director: Sarah Burke
Choreographer: Dani Ervin
Artistic Director: Tiffany Selene
Fall Break: No rehearsals October 3 - 15
Rehearsals twice a week.
The high school group will be performing a JR show this fall to practice more difficult harmonies, choreography and staging to prepare the cast for a full-length show in the spring.
Rehearsals: July 25 - November 16
Performances: November 16, November 18, November 19 (7pm)
$360 in full or payment plan available ($90/month)
10% sibling discount! Automatically applied at checkout.
Includes: Script, music, show t-shirt
Additional Costs: Performance tickets ($15 ea), child’s costume (varies)
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel your registration. This notification is required to adjust your account. If notice is not given your account will continue to be billed automatically and you will be responsible for the charges.
A 100% refund will be processed if we have been given notice 30 days before the start day. A 50% refund will be processed between 0-30 days. If we are able to fill your spot from the waitlist, a 100% refund will be applied. Tuition is non-refundable or transferable after the start date.
If your child is interested in a role with acting lines or solo singing we recommend looking at the casting materials in the SHOW GUIDE before the first rehearsal.
If your child is new to theater and just looking for the experience of being apart of the group and having ensemble parts we will teach them everything they need to know in 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 12-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.
NOTE: The theatre is dominated by girls, but there are so many fun male characters! I encourage the females to be open minded about trying these parts, especially if they have a lower singing voice.
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!
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.
In the SHOW GUIDE you will find 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 studio, the same place your child rehearses!
See the SHOW GUIDE for a full performance schedule and the date tickets go on sale!
● Doors open 15 minutes before show time.
● Snacks (chips, popcorn, water, candy, etc.) will be available for $1.
There are no complimentary tickets, all parents and families are asked to purchase tickets to the performance. ($15 ea.). 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.