Performing Arts Troupe
Directed by Leslie Ann Harkins
Saturday, May 11th
11:00am - Students turning ages 10-13 on or before September 1, 2013
2:00pm - Students turning ages 14-17 on or before September 1, 2013
No appointment necessary.
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS Vocal Audition – Prepare a 1 minute Broadway or Movie Musical song on accompaniment CD.
Dance Audition - Be prepared to learn a short dance combination.
121 Paul Truitt Lane
Pearl, MS 39208
Theatre Answering Service: 601-664-0930
What is COMPANY ?
COMPANY is a performing arts troupe representing Actor’s Playhouse. COMPANY provides entertainment at local festivals, schools, conventions, and other civic events. Students will learn a choreographed review of favorite musical theatre songs and will perform at local festivals and events, as well as Actor’s Playhouse functions. Students may also audition for shows presented for competition at Mississippi Theatre Association Festival which includes a Community Theatre Competition, Theatre for Youth Festival and Individual Events Festival (vocal solo, duet vocal, monologue, duet acting, etc), MSU DramaFest and participate in the Southeastern Theatre Conference in Mobile, AL. There will also be opportunities to perform at Actor’s Playhouse.
Summer Camp – Summer camp is mandatory. The dates for the 10-13 year old age division will be July 22nd – 26th from 9:00am – 4:00pm. The dates for the 14-17 year old age division will be July 27th – 31st from 12:00noon – 5:00pm. Both camps will be held at Actor’s Playhouse.
Rehearsalsfor the 10-13 year old age division will be held on Monday nights from August to May from 6:00 – 8:00pm. Half the rehearsal time will be used to polish and add routines to the set. The second half of the rehearsal time will focus on dance technique and dance skills.
Rehearsalsfor the 14-17 year old age division will be held every other Tuesday night from August to May from 5:30 – 7:30pm. Rehearsal time will be used to polish and add numbers to the set and training in the business of show business – exploring topics such as goal setting, auditioning, career planning, self-marketing, and networking.
Performanceswill be scheduled throughout the season. There will be at least one performance each month at a festival, school, civic event or at Actor’s Playhouse. There will be multiple performances during some months. October and April are the heaviest performance months. The show theme for 2013-2014 season is “Music from the Stage & Screen”, featuring songs and dances from Broadway and Movie Musicals.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition is $100.00 per month from August – May.
Costume Fees - Boys: $200.00. Girls: $300.00
Camp Dues - $100.00
T-shirt Fee - $15.00
Other fees – Students are responsible for providing rehearsal attire, dance shoes, hot rollers, specific brands of makeup, and garments such as tights, trunks, socks, and belts.
Students may participate in fundraisers to help pay tuition and fees
The 10-13 age division will also participate in The Mid-South Fair Junior Division Talent Competition, The Mississippi State Fair Talent Competition, and Mississippi Theatre Association Festival. Your entry fees to these events are covered in your tuition. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the student. Students may also attend Mid-South Fair Preliminaries, DramaFest and Access Broadway in Biloxi, but entry fees as well as travel expenses are the responsibility of the student.
The 14-17 age division will also participate in Mid-South Fair Preliminaries, The Mid-South Fair (if advancing), The Mississippi State Fair Talent Competition, Star of the Fair, DramaFest, Mississippi Theatre Association Festival & Access Broadway in Biloxi. Your entry fees to these events are covered in your tuition. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the student. Students will also have the opportunity to attend Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) in Mobile, AL. Entry fees and travel are not covered in your tuition, but we will perform fundraisers to help defer costs.
More Information –There will be up to 20 members in each age division. Each age level will have their own set of dances and songs, but they will perform together as a group. There will be a required mini-camp in January to learn additional routines for the spring season.