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KIDS MUSICAL THEATRE AT BAY LAUREL
*You must be enrolled at Bay Laurel Elementary (LVUSD) to participate.

We are now enrolling students from Bay Laurel for our Spring After School Program. Our Kids Musical Theatre Program caters to kids in K-5th grade. The kids will audition for roles in Mary Poppins. Each student who enrolls will be cast in the show. Read more below for details.

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PROGRAM FAQ

GRADES: K-5th

EXPERIENCE: We encourage all experience levels to participate.

ENROLLMENT PERIOD: November 26 - February 6th

REHEARSALS:

Tuesday: 3 pm - 5:30 pm (Beginning February 13th)

(Specialty characters may be called from 5:30-6 pm)

EARLY CARE:

Kinder: 1:45 pm - 3 pm (Additional cost)

1st-3rd: 2:15 pm - 3 pm (Additional cost)

SHOW WEEKEND:

May 16-19 2024

New Additions To The Program - Spring 2024

 

  1. ENROLLMENT PERIOD: Class Act will now have an enrollment period with a specific start date and a specific end date.

  2. VIDEO AUDITION SUBMISSION: Class Act will continue to utilize video audition submissions for our programs. We will now add a rule stating that if a participant does not submit a video, they will automatically only receive an ensemble part. 

  3. CASTING CRITERIA: Class Act will note their specific casting criteria. 

    1. Casting is PRIMARILY based on the audition video sent

    2. Other factors that affect casting include: 

      1. Age/Maturity

      2. Experience in performing and musical theatre (at any theatre)

      3. Previous behavior from returning performers

      4. Previous efforts from returning performers

      5. Note: New performers will be given the same opportunity and fair chance to be cast in all roles, regardless of previous participation

    3. Factors that WILL NOT affect casting include:

      1. A family's ability or willingness to donate to the program

      2. A family’s ability or willingness to volunteer

      3. Scheduling private lessons with a Class Act director

HOW DO AUDITIONS WORK?

Once you register above, you will receive an email with the audition materials attached. You will pick one song to sing for our directors. We will be accepting video auditions for this show. All auditions will be due by February 10th at 6 pm. 

CASTING

Each performer who enrolls will perform in TWO casts. One cast will be their main show (larger role with lines, a solo, duet, or feature) and an ensemble show (smaller role, dancing and singing in major group numbers). Some performers will be cast in age-appropriate featured roles that they will perform twice. 

SESSION CAPACITY

We are able to enroll 60 kids into the program. The first 60 kids to register will be considered for all available roles. A waitlist will open after the first 60 kids are enrolled. If no spaces open up, a number of waitlisted kids will be allowed to participate as ensemble-only participants. 

WHAT HAPPENS IN REHEARSALS?

Kids will work in an interactive and creative environment where they will be taught singing, dancing, acting, and choreography specific to The Lion King Jr. 

 

WHO TEACHES THE KIDS?

Our program is produced by our Artistic Director, Jessica Alexander, (MFA Acting, New School University), led by Alyssa Dvorak, and supported by a number of directors and choreographers who are skilled in various aspects of theatre and performance.

SAFETY AND MORE:

Safety is a main priority within the Class Act program. Class Act adheres to a detailed code of conduct that will be shared with all participants. It is important to us that all participants feel safe during rehearsals and performances. 

TUITION:

Tuition includes weekly rehearsals, dress and tech rehearsals, costumes, and a set.

MORE ABOUT CLASS ACT:

Class Act is a year-round theatrical program and non-profit theatre with ties to the San Fernando Valley since 1985. Our core musical theatre program is run out of Woodland Hills, where we produce three children's musicals every year. Our philosophy behind children's theatre is for everyone to have fun, feel included, and have their moment in the spotlight. 

We encourage personal growth through creative expression and theatre while working with a team to accomplish the larger goal of performing a show together. 

We embrace a double casting system in our regular program, as we feel it allows all young performers the chance to grow and experience theatre in a positive light. Each student who auditions for one of our shows will be cast in an age-appropriate main night role and a secondary ensemble role. We cast based on the audition, not based on the number of shows you have completed. Pending enrollment, we will also include a double-casting system at Bay Laurel. 

Class Act’s mission is to positively impact the lives of its students and families, by encouraging personal growth through creative expression and theatre.

 

Our programs offer the fundamental backbone to excel on a personal and professional level. We cater to the needs of every student who enters our door. 

OUR CORE VALUES: 

Excel Creatively, Work as a Team, Impact the Community, and Always Have Fun

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