Junior Players Program

General Information

The Junior Players Program (ages 3-7) 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 audio files so that they can practice at home!

Registration Pricing

$155

Registration has completed and the summer program is now full!

Sessions

First Session

An informal parent meeting happens during the first junior players session. 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 Schedule

There are 7 sessions in total and happen mainly on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. until dress rehearsal.

  • June 27
  • June 29
  • (no session July 4th)
  • July 6
  • July 11
  • July 13
  • July 18
  • July 19 (Wednesday) for dress rehearsal.

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.

Performances

Here’s how it works:

  • 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!
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • If your actor is not staying to see the show, a Junior Player RA will escort him/her outside and release them to you.

Costumes

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: Mermaid or Merman, surfer, shark,  sea creature or any character from previous productions.

Cast Recording

(time and date 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.

Online Tickets

Tickets are sold online for every performance. 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, Cast Recordings, and DVDs

These are optional but a great way to help support the program.