2017 Theatre Programming Coming Soon!
Below is last summer’s schedule.
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MUSICAL THEATRE PRODUCTIONS
ALADDIN, Kids Ages: 6 – 10 (students entering 1st-5th grade) July 11 – 29 Disney’s Aladdin KIDS is sure to send us soaring on a flying carpet ride adventure. When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie’s magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie, along with the Junior Djinn, a group of unique stage magicians who execute the magical moments of the show, and more are here in Disney’s Aladdin KIDS, a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love. Rehearsals: Monday – Thursday, 9:30am – 12:00pm in Studio D/Sondheim with Ms. Kristi and Ms. Tiffany Final Performances: Friday, July 29 at 12:00pm and 6:00pm in Studio Theatre Tuition: $338/before April 30; $375/after April 30 plus $25 costume fee Sibling Discount: $25 off 2nd+ sibling register
PRESCHOOL CAMPS FOR AGES 3 1/2 – 5
Annie, Baby! August 1 – 4 Monday – Thursday 9:30 – 11:00am with Miss Becky Tuition: $105 register
MUSICAL THEATRE CAMPS
NEW! Disney at Dusk, A Song and Dance Camp! Featuring an end of camp evening performance Downtown Naperville! Ages: 5 – 7 and 8 – 10 August 1 – 5 9:30am – 12:00pm in Studio D A little musical theatre mixed with a little show choir! Song and Dance Camp, with your favorite tunes from Disney’s Spectacular Broadway and Movie Musicals – the magic of Disney’s Mary Poppins to the cool skats of the Jungle Book and soaring tunes of Cinderella…all the way to the Mickey Mouse March and more! Campers will create an ensemble and perform our Disney at Dusk show at the Riverwalk downtown Naperville on the final afternoon and evening of camp! *The August Disney at Dusk will feature all new Disney tunes for returning campers! Tuition: $198/before April 30; $220/after April 30; Sibling Discount: $25 off 2nd sibling register BROADWAY MINI CAMPS Ages 6 – 8 Boogie your way down Broadway in these camps, which focuses on the skills and artistry of singing, dancing, and acting… Musical Theatre! A Studio performance will take place at the end of each theme – don’t forget your cameras to capture these show-stopping moves and stories come to life!
Adventures with Mary Poppins! August 1 – 5 Step in Time and sing along with all your favorite tunes from Mary Poppins – Broadway Studio Style with all your favorite chimney sweeps and nannies and children, too! It will surely be a Jolly Holiday — taking center stage in the Broadway Mini Camp with a final performance at the end of the week! Monday – Friday 9:30am – 12:00pm Final Performance: Friday, August 5 at 12pm Tuition: $200; Sibling Discount: $25 off 2nd sibling register
SPECIALTY CAMPS AND WORKSHOPS SHOW CHOIR WORKSHOPS Show Choir Boot Camp – “Ready to Rock” Ages 8 – 13 August 1 – 4 This series is designed as a ‘Put It All Together, Show Choir Style’, allowing students the opportunity to experience Show Choir at a campy and catchy pace and with ‘summer in the air’ at Show Choir SPA! Students who have a love for music, theatre, dance, and performance will have a blast attending rehearsals, learning about show choir techniques, working singing/dancing and performing at the same time… and perfecting their talents for their big show choir audition coming up at the end of the summer! A final observation will be presented at the end of the session on Thursday. Monday – Thursday 2:00 – 4:00pm in Porter Room Tuition: $160 register
Little But Loud – Show Choir, Baby! Boot Camp Ages: 5 ½ – 8 August 1 – 4 2:00-3:15pm This new camp is designed to give our Show Choir, Baby! Performers a taste of how Show Choir really works! With song and choreography, working spacing and show choir techniques in vocals and movements – we’ll put it all together! A perfect beginning to Show Choir! Stay Tuned – Little But Loud Workshop Day for our Little But Loud Performance Troop – September 2016! Tuition: $100 register Show Choir Auditions – Main Melody and The Fluffernutters AUDITIONS: Tuesday, August 30 10:00 – 11:00am: Fluffernutters (grades 3 – 6) 11:00am – 12:00pm: Main Melody (grades 7 – 9 and advanced grade 6) Please call for audition appointment and more information after July 13th. We strongly encourage all those ‘new’ to Show Choir to take the Show Choir Skills and Show Choir Boot Camp for ages 8 – 13.
Musical Theatre Audition Workshop For Ages 8 – 18 Be Prepared for your next audition… our Audition Workshop will help you do just that! This workshop is an opportunity to learn from the Professionals at The School of Performing Arts, and sing your song with a live accompanist before your next audition. Learn the importance of how to act and find the story within your song, what to wear and what not to wear and how to conduct yourself at your audition and so much more. Don’t have a song selection? We can help you find the right choice. An excellent way to work out your ‘nerves’ before your next big audition. You never know – the next big star could be you! Coming Thursday, August 25, 2016. register
Professional Headshot Day with Brian McConkey Ages 5 and up – by appointment only; space is limited Sunday, August 28, 11:00am – 5:00pm at The School of Performing Arts Cost: $175 Here it is… your 15 minutes of Fame! Schedule your appointment to shoot with Chicago’s best Professional Headshot photographer on the market – Brian McConkey! Hair touch up, make-up application, 20-25 shots, online web proofing, 1-8×10 print (chosen by photographer) with the digital file. Each additional 8×10 with digital file is $40. Call the SPA Business Office at 630.717.6622 to set up an appointment (full payment due upon registration, in order to secure appointment time.) Details: – All shots will be taken at The School of Performing Arts’ Studio D – Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your appointment time. Each appointment will last 20-30 minutes. Please know that as our photographer takes special time with each person, times may end up running late. – Package includes one “look”; you may bring a jacket or over layer. – Please arrive with hair in a style that looks natural and compliments your personality. – Please bring your own mascara (girls) – Please wear clothing that compliments your eye color – no stripes or loud prints. – Pics will be taken in color; they can be transposed to black/white or sepia. www.brianmcconkeyphotography.com “Atmosphere and aesthetics are high on this photographer’s list of priorities. But he also has the ability to bring out the essence of an actor’s personality within the constrictions of what casting directors require in standard theatrical and commercial headshots. McConkey consults with casting directors to get a sense of what they look for from basic smiley pics to the more moody, fun and creative shot.” – Lucia Mauro
Fall MainStage Musical Auditions in September for “Show To Be Announced this Summer”! Auditions will be held at the beginning of September; Performances late Fall 2016! Winter Jr. MainStage Musical Auditions in January for “Show To Be Announced this Summer”! Auditions will be held at the beginning of January; Performances March 2016!
FACULTY / STAFF KEY BCR – Becky Cooper Rezek, CB – Carrie Bramlett, DS – Darby Schober, EB – Elic Bramlett, HH – Heather Hutchison, JK – Jonathan Keaton, JWB – Joni Wiltz Berkley, KB – Kristi Bramlett, KW – Katy Wenger, DSt – Derek Sturn, SJ – Susie Johnson, TH – Tiffany Herlien, MS – Megan Simmons, AP- Andrea Pikscher, LE- Lisa Estridge