Roscomare has partnered with Upstage Theatre Arts Schools to offer after-school performing arts education. Upstage puts on professional productions with Directors, Choreographers, musical directors, and brings in stage equipment to enhance our stage and lighting. We have just completed our first program with Upstage which resulted in a sold-out smash hit of Seussical Junior for upper grades.
Sign-up now for the next show which is offered to Kindergarten-2nd grade – note, Kindergarten spaces will be limited. The program will begin in mid Feb and end with a show on Friday, May 5th and Saturday May 6th. Classes/rehearsals will generally be 1 1/2 hours in length and take place on Tuesday 2-3:30, and Thursday 3-4:30. The exact schedule is listed below. Click here for a link to their show reel.
Founded on the principle that theater should be fair and fun, Upstage Theatre Arts productions feature ensemble casting, reasonable rehearsal hours, and an environment for the child to find their own level in their own time. Their overall objective is for the student to feel joyful and creatively fulfilled when performing, and their hope is that all students grow in confidence, make new friends and learn new skills.
Upstage Theatre Arts Program at Roscomare Road Elementary (K-2nd grade)
Production: 101 Dalmatians Kids, rated G
Based on the classic animated film, Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS is a fur-raising adventure featuring Cruella De Vil, Disney’s most outrageous villain, and 101 of the most adorable heroes to set their paws onstage. With a high-spirited score and lovable characters, this stage adaptation is certain to charm and delight all audiences.
Pet owners, Roger and Anita, live happily in London with their Dalmatians, Pongo and Perdita, stalwart dogs devoted to raising their puppies. Everything is quiet until Anita’s former classmate, the monstrous Cruella De Vil, plots to steal the puppies for her new fur coat. The Dalmatians rally all the dogs of London for a daring rescue of the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen.
The show’s adorable spotted dogs and larger-than-life villainess provide ample opportunities for creative costuming. With a highly expandable chorus, your stage could easily be filled with 101 budding performers.
Class Description: Students in K-2nd grades are welcome to sign up for our after-school play production class on Tuesday’s AND Thursday’s. Note, class size will be limited, and only a limited number of Kindergarten spaces will be available. The class introduces theater vocabulary and technique through interactive theater games and scene practice as well as music and dance taught by professionals. The teachers are highly qualified with many aggregate years experience in Children’s Theater. Each child is encouraged to fully participate and is considered an integral part in our final production. All children will be in the show. Please check the production dates below, as we expect every child to be present for rehearsals, and show dates Friday May 5th at 4:30 and Saturday May 6th at 2pm.
Price also includes: Attendance to all 22 classes/rehearsals, participation in the two shows, with costumes and props included. Students will be working with a Professional Director, Choreographer and Musical Director during rehearsals. There will be a Production Manager present at all times. There will also be a Production Director to liase with the school and run all logistics of the classes and performances. There are no make-up classes for missed classes/rehearsals, no refunds, and students are expected to attend all classes/rehearsals as the rest of their class relies on them to be a participating cast member. It’s a team effort.
Class Times: Classes Feb 14-April 20th will be 1 1/2 hrs in length on Tuesday’s 2pm– 3:30pm AND Thursday’s 3pm – 4:30pm. Classes from April 25-May 4 (the last 4 classes) will be 2 hours in length from 2pm-4pm Tuesdays, and 3pm-5pm Thursdays