Main Cast Program
2018 Summer Production: Wilder Things – Welcome To The Jungle Book
Show Dates: July 25 – August 5
OverviewThe summer production for 2018 will be an original rock musical written by Janinne Chadwick. We cast 70 children ages 8 through 14 (jr. high age, no high schoolers). See Admissions Policy. The cast-members act, sing, dance, and even help build props and scenery (when time allows).
Information for ParentsPlease read all of the following carefully and in entirety.
Cost: $450 ($300 for Additional Siblings). Please read our refund policy carefully!Registration for returning families begins Sunday, March 18 and goes through Wednesday, March 28. New families will be able to submit an application for consideration in the program for any remaining open spots.
What Registration CoversCosts will include merchandise and materials fees. By bundling these costs we are ensuring the lowest price for everyone. Your registration includes:
- Costume fees
- Show T-shirt
- Cast Recording
- Production Video
- Video Premiere Party
- Cast Party
CastingChildren are cast by musical ability (pitch, range, and harmony), improv and acting skills, dancing skills, and attendance. We also sometimes consider the “look” needed for a certain character, as well as the on-stage chemistry between characters. Group requests are honored whenever possible. All children get a chance to shine! Every actor has a minimum of 2 lines.
The StaffAll staff members have had extensive experience working in theater, in music, and with youngsters. Child-to-adult ratio is usually about 12 to 1.
Parent ParticipationWe need your help to make it happen. LPRT is a family participatory program. Parents are our greatest strength! Parents are required to sign up to work a minimum of 2 performances doing set up, clean up, selling concessions, supervision of actors (green-room).
Comp TicketsYou may earn two complimentary tickets for each child you have in the show by logging in additional volunteer hours. Comp-jobs include: set building or painting, costume making, garbage hauling. Sign-up for volunteer jobs at the first parent meeting.
Basic Timeline OverviewThis is a bird’s eye view of the program scheduling.
May 29Mandatory parent meeting. The Parent Meeting happens at Park Hall. Job sign ups and first week session sign ups will happen at the parent meeting for those who have not signed up previously online. This is a time for parents to meet this year’s staff, ask questions, receive policy and volunteer job info, network with potential carpools, and hear about the play!
June 18-21Audition Week You will sign up your child for either the morning or afternoon program. Programs are 9:30am-Noon or 12:30-3:00pm, Monday through Thursday. We request that actors stay in the same program all 4 days.
June 22-July 23Rehearsals View Detailed Rehearsal Information & Structure
June 27Movie Night A fun gathering at Park Hall where the cast watch a movie that relates to the show.
July 18Cast Recording We create a professional cast recording with your children of all the music numbers in the show which is released to all registered families. Actors cannot miss this date.
July 24Dress Rehearsal in the evening; no daytime rehearsal.
July 25 – August 5Performances There are 10 performances. Your child must be present for all performances. Cast members arrive approximately 2 hours before curtain (you will receive arrival time notification prior to performances). Evening shows at 7:30 p.m. on July 25, 26, 27, 28, August 1, 2, 3, 4 Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. on July 29 & August 5
August 5Final performance, Set Strike & Cast Party
August 6Park Hall Cleanup
TBDProduction Video Premiere Party The cast reunites for a viewing and celebration of the show production video release.