After-School Theatre Arts


Program for 2017/18 school year

Upstage Theatre Arts Program at Roscomare Road Elementary

Kindergarten-2nd Grade

Production: The AristoCats KIDS, rated G

Play Description:  Based on the beloved Disney animated film, and featuring a jazzy, upbeat score, Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS is a non-stop thrill ride of feline fun, complete with unbelievable twists and turns. In the heart of Paris, a kind and eccentric millionairess wills her entire estate to Duchess, her high-society cat, and her three little kittens. Laughs and adventure ensue as the greedy, bumbling butler pulls off the ultimate catnap caper. Now it’s up to the rough-and-tumble alley cat, Thomas O’Malley, and his band of swingin’ jazz cats to save the day.

Class Description: Students in Kindergarten-2nd grades are welcome to register for our after-school musical production class which meets twice a week on Tuesday’s & Thursday’s.  Note, class size will be limited, and Kindergarten spaces are limited (this program is not open to TK students, no exceptions). 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 4th 4:30pm and Saturday May 5th 2pm.

Cost: $495
Price also includes: Attendance to all classes/rehearsals, participation in the two shows, with costumes and props included – note parents may be asked to purchase a specific dance shoe or an under garment like a leotard and tights but the outer costume will be provided for use during the show. 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.  Note, tickets to the show are not included but will be offered to cast families first- tickets are approx. $12-16.  Parents are asked to help make the program a success and fun for the children by helping with a few items related to the show.

Rehearsal/Show schedule (22 rehearsals/classes, 2 shows):

2 days week (1 1/2 hours): Tuesday 2-3:30pm & Thursday 3-4:30pm. Note, the last 2 classes will be 2 hours in length.

Feb 13, 15, 20, 22, 27

March 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22 (No classes March 27, 29 due to Spring Break)

April  3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26

May 1*, 3* (*2 hour classes in May)

Shows on May 4th (4:30pm) & May 5th (2pm)

Performance Dates:  Friday, May 4th at 4.30 pm & Saturday, May 5th at 2pm, students will need to be let out of their regular daytime class at 2pm on Friday so they can rehearse before the first show, and arrive at 12:30pm, before show-time on Saturday.

Class/Performance Location: Auditorium, Roscomare Road Elementary

Class Times: Classes Feb 13-April 26th will be 1 1/2 hrs in length on Tuesday’s 2pm– 3:30pm AND Thursday’s 3pm – 4:30pm.   May 1 & May 3 (the last 2 classes) will be 2 hours in length from 2pm-4pm Tuesday, and 3pm-5pm Thursday

No Classes
March 27 and 29 (Spring Break)

Getting to class – Kindergarten students will be picked up from their classroom by Upstage staff and 1st & 2nd grade students are to walk to the auditorium on their own where attendance will be taken.  If your child will be absent, you’ll need to email to advise the staff.

Snack – please send your child to school with a theater snack.

Pick up – Children should not be picked up early as it disrupts the class.  Parents need to arrive 5 minutes before pick up, wait by the lunch tables for the doors to open, sign out their child, and then wait for their child to exit the auditorium. All children need to be picked up on-time.

Registration – Registration for this Kindergarten-2nd grade class will open online here on December 11, 2017.  An eblast will go out with the live links. If your child is in Kindergarten, you need to register through the Kinder registration link, and 1st and 2nd grade students need to register through the link for 1st-2nd graders.

ARISTOCATS CLASS IS FULL

 

3rd-5th Grade

Rehearsals/classes begin Sept 25 (Mon. & Wed), shows December 8th & 9th

Click here to register for Aladdin Jr. 

Roscomare has partnered with Upstage Theatre Arts Schools for the 2nd year 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 completed our first program with Upstage which resulted in sold-out smash hits of both Seussical Junior for upper grades, and 101 Dalmatians for the lower grades.

Founded on the principle that theater should be fair and fun, Upstage Theatre Arts productions feature ensemble casting, 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 (3rd-5th Grade)

Production: Aladdin Jr., rated G

Play Description:  Based on the iconic animated film, with an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Disney’s Aladdin JR. is sure to send audiences soaring on a flying carpet ride filled with romance and adventure.  When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie’s magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie and more are here in Disney’s Aladdin JR., a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love.

Class Description: Registration for Aladdin Jr., our after-school play production class, is for Roscomare students in 3rd-5th grades. Classes/rehearsals will be held twice a week on Monday & Wednesday’s.  Note, class size will be limited.  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 Dec 8th 4:30pm and Saturday December 9th 2pm.

Cost: $495
Price includes: Attendance to all classes/rehearsals, participation in the two shows.  Also includes costumes and props. Students will be working with a Professional Director, Choreographer and Musical Director during rehearsals. 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. Note, tickets to the show are not included but will be offered to cast families first- tickets are approx. $12-16.

Rehearsal/Show schedule (rehearsals/classes, 2 shows):  2 days week (2 hours): Monday 3-5pm , Wednesday 3-5pm. Note, due to minimum days, classes on November 6th and 8th will begin early 12:45-2:45pm, and the last 4 classes before the show will be 3 hours in length (3-6pm). All children need to be picked up on time when class ends.

September 25, 27

Oct 2, 4, 9, 11, 16,18, 23, 25, 30

November 1, 6*, 8*, 13, 15 (No school week of Nov 20th), 27*, 29*

December 4*, 6*

Performance Dates:  Friday, December 8th at 4.30 pm & Saturday, December 9th at 2pm, students will need to be let out of class at 1pm on Friday, and arrive at 1pm, 1 hour before show-time on Saturday.

Class/Performance Location: Auditorium, Roscomare Road Elementary

*Class Times: Classes Sept 25-November 15th will be 2 hrs in length on Monday’s AND Wednesday’s 3pm – 5pm, with the exception of November 6 & 8th which due to minimum days will begin at 12:45-2:45pm.   Classes from Nov 27-December 6 (the last 4 classes) will be 3 hours in length from 3pm-6pm

No Classes
November 20 and 22 (Thanksgiving Break)

Click here to register for Aladdin Jr. 

Click here for a link to their show reel.

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