EARLY REGISTRATION TUITION $595 through August 15, 2022.
Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA (Grades 3-5) Session BTuesdays & Thursdays
Time commitment: September 8-November 20
The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was a second remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, this enthralling fairy tale still warms the hearts of children and adults alike.
In this specially created Youth Edition, all the beloved songs and familiar characters are present and accounted for. However, the entire script has been condensed to better suit young attention spans, and the plot has been slightly altered to highlight some important lessons for contemporary audiences.
HITS Theatre performance classes are an opportunity for students to develop their acting, singing, and dancing skills through a traditional rehearsal process. Each production is supported by a professional director, choreographer, music director, stage manager, and designers. As an ensemble, the students each play an important role in telling the story for a live audience by learning music, choreography, and staging. Our creative team guides the students through character development, proper vocal technique, while strengthening motor skills, coordination, and social-emotional learning.
DATES/TIMES:RehearsalsSeptember 8-November 17, 2022Tuesdays & Thursdays4:45-6:15 p.m.DRESS REHEARSALS (2-hour rehearsals)Attendance at dress rehearsals is mandatory. Please consult your family’s calendar before registering for this class.
Thursday, November 174:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. PERFORMANCES (Two 30-minute performances)Student participation in both public performances is required. Check all performance dates and times prior to registration.
Saturday, November 199:30 a.m. Actors and Crew Called10:15 a.m. Final Dress Rehearsal11:00 a.m. Break11:30 a.m. Performance #1Sunday, November 201:00 p.m. Actors and Crew Called2:00 p.m. Performance #2TUITION:$595 Early Registration through August 15 (Full payment must be received by deadline to receive discount.) $650 Tuition starting August 16$25.00 Annual Registration Fee per family account begins Fall 2022 – Summer 2023
*Financial Assistance is available through Scholarship Applications and Payment Plans- click on corresponding tab above. These applications should be submitted BEFORE registering for the class.*
Auditions will occur during the first 2 rehearsals. All students will read lines from the script and learn a short vocal & dance combination to assess skill levels. Students are not expected to prepare anything for auditions, but some have found taking private voice and acting lessons helpful to boost confidence on audition days.
ATTENDANCE POLICY:Please notify HITS Theatre of any known conflicts with the rehearsal schedule prior to the first day of class. Any unexcused tardy or absence may result in reassignment of roles and/or removal from production numbers at the discretion of the production team. Two unexcused absences may result in the removal from the production. Participation in Dress Rehearsals and Performances is required.
HITS understands life brings surprises and new conflicts may arise. We encourage families to notify HITS Front Desk as soon as possible so our instructors can properly plan for rehearsals.
ATTIRE:Comfortable clothing that allows movement and closed-toed shoes with rubber soles. Jazz shoes are recommended.
HEALTH/SAFETY: Students will be required to adhere to all safety procedures and practice social distancing at all possible times. HITS Theatre reserves the right to refuse entry or dismiss anyone who does not adhere to theater policies. For more information, visit https://hitstheatre.org/health-and-safety/
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