The Junior Players Program is a Creative Dramatics Program for children too young to participate in LPRT’s summer production. The Junior Players program focuses on age appropriate dramatics, movement and musical experiences such as acting out stories, beginning improv, vocal exercises and movement games. Children are also provided with an opportunity to learn two musical numbers with simple choreography to perform at the opening at each performance of the summer show. Children get to practice being on stage, using stage voices, bowing and exiting the theater and most are excited about being ‘in the show’. No child is required to perform. Junior Players are invited to perform their songs at the beginning of each performance. As the Children learn lyrics and choreography for a medley of songs, we will furnish parents with written lyrics and either CDs or audiofiles so that they can practice at home!
$125.00 per child
Cecilia will be available for an informal parent meeting during the first junior players session on Wednesday July 3. Once the kids are settled and going, we will meet outside at the tables by the Ben Lomond Market. We will get to know each other and go over any questions. We can be reached with questions at any time via email.
Session Protocol: Thanks for helping reduce the noise level and chaos inside Park Hall by leaving (particularly if you have younger siblings) if possible, once your little actor is comfortable and then returning for the last 5-10 minutes to be their audience while they rehearse their song onstage.
Please let us know of food allergies, medical issues or concerns when registering your child.
Wednesday, July 3
Monday, July 8
Wednesday, July 10
Monday, July 15
Wednesday, July 17
Monday, July 22
Wednesday July 24 (Evening Dress Rehearsal)
Here’s how it works:
a. Please sign up by dress rehearsal for any performance(s) your actor will be performing . There will be an online sign up on our website. Also, if you are unsure how often your child may want to perform, you can update your online sign up but we’d like to know by noon on the date of any given performance. Thanks!
b. Drop off time will be 45 minutes prior to show start (6:45pm for evening shows and 1:15pm for the 2 matinees). Walk your child into Park Hall- there will be a junior player RA on the lookout for you! If you have tickets to watch the show, you may want to be line earlier to get a good seat- we cannot save seats except for the visual or hearing impaired (in which case, email us in advance and our house manager will reserve a seat).
c. Parents without tickets cannot stand in the back to watch the junior players perform as this is a fire safety issue and the local fire dept. is strict on regulations- sorry! There is usually a live feed television in the concessions area and you are welcome to hang out there and watch.
d. After the actors have finished performing, those who have a ticket to watch the show will have a seat ready for them in the children’s seating area upfront (unless you want them to sit with you). We have a junior player RA sit in the children’s seating area during the performance to support the kids with any needs.
e. If your actor is not staying to see the show, a Junior Player RA will escort him/her outside and release them to you.
Wednesday, July 24 is our dress rehearsal. Arrival time for your Junior Player is 6:45. You are welcome to stay and watch the dress rehearsal if you’d like. It’s nice for our cast to have an audience and you do not need tickets for this.
Junior Player costumes are the responsibility of the parents. The actors can choose any costume they like. If they’d like to look like some of the characters in the production, they can choose from: Cinderella, Fairy godmother or father, monster, vampire, werewolf, Godzilla, mouse etc!
Thursday, July 18- time to be announced– We record a CD of all of the songs in our production and Junior Players are invited to come and record their songs. It will take about a half an hour. CDs will be available for sale at our shows.
Our online store will be up and running soon. If you are new to our LPRT family, you should know that Fri, Sat, and Sun performances often sell out. We do save a small amount of tickets to sell at the box office prior to each show but these do go fast and people ‘in the know’ sometimes line up to buy them as much as 2 hours in advance. The Wed and Thurs shows on the second week are historically less crowded and this is a good time to come if you want to purchase tickets at the door.
T-shirts, CDs, and DVDs
These are optional but a great way to help support the program. The art design for the Ts will be available to view in Park Hall and the CD is a full band recording. The DVD will be a 3 camera, edited shoot. We will let you know as soon as ordering is available.
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Please let us know if you have any questions.
Janinne and Cecilia