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Production Season

The 2018-2019 Production Season

 

K-1 Musical: 2019-20 show TBD - Check back in the spring for this show announcement!


Greek Mythology: Olympiaganza

Two battling narrators attempt to cover the entirety of Greek mythology using audience participation, Wikipedia, and general theatrical insanity. Famous myths such as Pandora's Box, Jason and the Argonauts (the original Super Friends), and Hercules: Intern God jostle for space with obscure, weird myths such as the myth of Linus and the legend of the Argus. Culminating in a b musical dance-influenced version of The Iliad complete with a full-scale battle of action figures, this play is wild, silly, and informative, a complete blast for audiences of all ages.

Performance Date: November 2nd - 7pm, The Village School Black Box Theatre

Purchase tickets here: Greek Olympiaganza

 

2nd/3rd Grade Musical:

“Ocean Commotion”

This WWF environmental musical introduces children to amazing sea creatures in their underwater world. We meet Great White Shark, who is looking for a good school to teach his brainless godson, Hammerhead, about the dreaded hook! He reckons they're in a better class than the hitch-hiking

With a wide variety of songs and dances and rhyming script, this show encourages us all to care for our amazing oceans.

Performance Date: November 9, 2018

7pm, Black Box Theatre - The Village High School

To purchase tickets, please use this link: "Ocean Commotion"

 

High School Musical:

"Heather’s the SCHOOL EDITION"

Before there was Regina George and the Plastics, there was Heather Chandler and the Heather's! Based on the cult classic film of the same name, Heathers is the story of Veronica Sawyer, a senior at the fictional 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 as a forger 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 that being one of the Heathers means bullying the same kids she used to call friends.

Heathers is fast becoming a fan favorite among community theaters and high schoolers everywhere.

Rated PG-13 (Some Language and Adult Content)

Performance: Friday, December 7, 2018; 7pm - The Village High School, Black Box Theatre

Saturday, December 8, 2018; 2pm - The Village High School, Black Box Theatre

To purchase tickets, please follow this link: "Heather's the SCHOOL EDITION"

 

4th/5th Grade Musical:

“James and The Giant Peach”

Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this "master-peach" of a tale.  Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic.

The possibilities for creative costuming and puppetry abound, and young actors will love playing the outlandish and larger-than-life human and insect characters.

Performance, Friday, December 14th 2018: 7pm - Village High School, Black Box Theatre

Performance, Saturday, December 15th 2018: 2pm - Village High School, Black Box Theatre

 To purchase tickets please follow this link: "James and The Giant Peach"

 

Middle School Musical:

“Matilda”

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and an unforgettable star turn for a young actress, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

Rehearsals start: 7th of December, and will be on Fridays (HS Dance Room)

Tech Week: March 4th -9th

Performance: March 29th

Fees: $250

Meeting in the High School Dance Room on Friday

 

 

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High School Dramatic Production:

"Things I Know to be True”

A complex and intense portrait of the mechanics of a family – and a marriage – through the eyes of four siblings struggling to define themselves beyond their parents' love and expectations. Andrew Bovell's beautifully touching, funny and bold play Things I Know To Be True was premiered in Adelaide, Australia, as a co-production between Frantic Assembly and the State Theatre Company of South Australia. It received its British premiere in 2016, co-produced with Warwick Arts Centre in association with Chichester Festival Theatre and the Lyric Hammersmith.

Rehearsals start: December 2018, TECH WEEK February 25-27th

Performance Date: March 1st, 2019

Fees: $250

 

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1-3rd Grade Musical:

“The Aristocats”

The Aristocats is the story of a cultured feline, her three kittens and the friends they make during a wild adventure through the countryside and back alleys of Paris. It's also the last project Walt Disney green-lighted before his death in 1966 ... and a delightful one at that. Dedicated animals brimming with personality pitch in to help the misplaced felines find their way home. A loyal mouse. A dim-witted pair of hound dogs. A jazz band of alley cats. But the real knight in shining armor is O'Malley, a chivalrous tomcat who eventually becomes Duchess' mate and the dad each of the kittens so desperately wants. The dizzying action and clever humor is enhanced by fine musical numbers.

Fees: $200

Rehearsals begin: January 2018, Performance Date: March 22

Meeting in the Black Box Theatre on Tuesday


 

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Whole School Musical:

“The Sound of Music”

he final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain....

Rehearsals start: January 14th 2019, TECH WEEK April 29th - May 3rd

Performance Date: May 3rd 2019

Fees: $250

Meeting in the Black Box Theatre on Monday and Wednesday

 

 

Ticketing Information

Ticket Prices for all shows:

Village School Faculty/Staff and Students: Free (tickets must be reserved)

$10 - General Admission pre-sale Tickets for Kinder-5th Grade Productions

$15 - General Admission pre-sale Tickets  for Middle and High School Productions

$20 - General Admission at the Door!

 

For tickets please visit VRT Tickets , all tickets will be available starting October 1.

For questions regarding ticketing and availability, please contact Ms Nicki Sallis at sallis@thevillageschool.com or +1(281) 496-7900


Audition Information

Auditioning is the only way we have to ensure that the right students are chosen for the right parts. All Auditions will consist of: Preparation of Songs (usually 2 of contrasting styles), Sides, Call backs, and Dance.

 

Lead characters, when possible, will be Double Cast - meaning that there will be 2 of each lead characters, giving more students exposure and experience, and not an understudy. In a double cast show neither actor is better or more important than the others, rather, they will be treated equal, given equal time, and will have equal performance time.

 

If there are not enough students to Double Cast the production, there will be swing understudies chosen. These understudies will learn multiple parts, and will be completely prepared to go on in their chosen roles.

 

After Audition process is completed, you must go on ASAP and sign up for the course, prior to the first rehearsal, and pay your bill. Failure to do so will be cause for you to be removed from the Cast List. You also must complete and turn in the Actor’s Contract - complete with Bio, Head Picture and agreement.