CHICAGO: High School Edition

Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins Script adaptation by David Thompson
Directed by Natalie Weaver
Musical Direction by Lynn Ambrose

In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap…until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune, and acquittal.

Ages:
13+ years old

Instructors:
Lynn Ambrose

Dates/Times:
Auditions: Saturday, September 1st at 12:00pm
Rehearsal: September 8th – November 10th, Saturdays at 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Tech Rehearsal: November 12th – November 14th, 4:30pm – 9:00pm

Performances:
Thursday, November 15th at 7:00pm
Friday, November 16th at 7:00pm
Saturday, November 17th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Sunday, November 18th at 2pm

Cost:
$695 / Semester

*All semester courses are non-refundable.

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Mary Poppins

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”

Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft. This show is a perfect opportunity to showcase a strong, iconic female performer, as well as unique special effects and illusions.

Ages:
7 – 12 years old

Instructors:
Lynn Ambrose

Dates/Times:
Auditions: Wednesday, August 29th at 4:30pm
Rehearsal: Every Wednesday, September 5th – October 31st at 4:30pm – 9pm
Tech Rehearsal: November 5th – November 7th at 4:30pm – 9pm

Performances:
November 8th at 7pm
November 9th at 7pm
November 10th at 2pm and 7pm
November 11th at 2pm and 7pm

Cost:
$695 / Semester

*All semester courses are non-refundable.

Intro To Musical Theatre – Pink

Intro to Musical Theatre is a weekly course for ages 6 to 8. Students will learn basic skills in singing, acting and the stage. Students will be engaged in simple improv games as well that will promote confidence.

Ages:
6 – 8 years old

Instructor:
Lynn Ambrose

Dates:
August 28th – December 11th (Tuesdays)

Time:
5:30pm-6:30pm

Cost:
$400 / Semester

Note: This is an annual class with expected participation in both the Fall and Spring Semesters. Payment is required at time of registration for the current semester. Spring Semester billing will be automatically processed on or before the first day of class. By registering for this class, you acknowledge and agree to these terms.

*All semester courses are non-refundable.

Musical Theatre – Purple

Students will learn a variety of songs from musical theatre from both the classical genre up through contemporary Broadway. This will begin providing a repertoire of audition songs for each student. They will also begin working on monologues to continue working on their acting skills. Basic improv skills will be introduced.

Ages:
8-11 years old

Instructor:
Lynn Ambrose

Dates:
August 28th – December 11th (Tuesdays)

Time:
6:30pm-7:30pm

Cost:
$400 / Semester

Note: This is an annual class with expected participation in both the Fall and Spring Semesters. Payment is required at time of registration for the current semester. Spring Semester billing will be automatically processed on or before the first day of class. By registering for this class, you acknowledge and agree to these terms.

*All semester courses are non-refundable.

Musical Theatre – Blue

This weekly MUSICAL THEATRE LEVEL 3: (BLUE) class will be geared toward building a repertoire for ages 11-14, as well as introducing students to scene and duet acting. Material will be from Broadway musicals. More advance improvisational exercises will be introduced.

Ages:
11-14 years old

Instructor:
Lynn Ambrose

Dates:
August 31st – December 14th (Fridays)

Time:
4:30pm-5:30pm

Cost:
$400 / Semester

Note: This is an annual class with expected participation in both the Fall and Spring Semesters. Payment is required at time of registration for the current semester. Spring Semester billing will be automatically processed on or before the first day of class. By registering for this class, you acknowledge and agree to these terms.

*All semester courses are non-refundable.

Musical Theatre Singing Ensemble

This weekly singing group is for ages 8 through 13 and can be joined by audition only. Students will learn Broadway musical ensemble numbers with harmonies.

This is a performance group and will be asked to perform at various venues around town throughout the year.

Ages:
8 – 13 years old

Instructor:
Lynn Ambrose

Dates:
August 28th – December 11th (Tuesdays)

Time:
5:30pm-6:30pm

Cost:
$400 / Semester

Note: This is an annual class with expected participation in both the Fall and Spring Semesters. Payment is required at time of registration for the current semester. Spring Semester billing will be automatically processed on or before the first day of class. By registering for this class, you acknowledge and agree to these terms.

*All semester courses are non-refundable.

Musical – Elf

A title known the world over, Elf The Musical JR. is a must-produce holiday musical that can easily become an annual tradition for any theatre. Based on the cherished New Line Cinema hit, Elf JR. features songs by Tony Award-nominees, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, with a book by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin.

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make every young performer embrace his or her “inner elf” with plenty of large ensemble numbers featuring elves and (New Yorkers) of every type.

Ages
7-17 years old

Instructors
Lynn Ambrose / Traci Dresher

Dates/Times
Rehearsal: TBD
Tech Rehearsal: TBD

Performances:
TBD

Cost
$695 / Semester

Heathers The Musical

Based on the cult classic film of the same name, Heathers is the story of Veronica Sawyer, a student at Westerberg High. Veronica longs to be cool like the clique of it-girls that runs Westerberg: the unaffected, unattainable Heathers. Unfortunately, in addition to awesome levels of popularity, the Heathers are also cruel, choosing to mock and bully their kingdom into submission. When Veronica uses her skills to get the Heathers out of detention, she impresses their leader Heather Chandler— so much so that they agree to let her into their exclusive club. At first Veronica is thrilled—until she finds out exactly what being one on the Heathers means.

Ages
13+ years old

Instructors
Lynn Ambrose

 

Cost
$695 / Semester

Into the Woods

Join us for a fantastic adventure in our summer production of “Into the Woods”

An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Ridinghood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch…who raps? They’re all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s fractured fairy tale. When a Baker and his Wife learn they’ve been cursed with childlessness by the Witch next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects required to break the spell, swindling, lying to and stealing from Cinderella, Little Red, Rapunzel and Jack (the one who climbed the beanstalk). Everyone’s wish is granted at the end of Act One, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later, with disastrous results. What begins a lively irreverent fantasy in the style of “The Princess Bride” becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility and the stories we tell our children.

One of Sondheim’s most popular works, INTO THE WOODS is a timeless yet relevant piece and a rare modern classic.

Theatre Location for Show:
KD Studio and Conservatory

Directed by Megan Kelly Bates
Musical Direction by Lynn Ambrose

Show Dates:
TBD