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Musical Theater.

Greater Austin Dance Academy

GADA MUSICAL THEATER COMPANY

Singing, Acting & Dancing

GADA MUSICAL CO. is for kids who want to push their singing, acting AND dancing potential. Auditions are held in May. Students work on productions, mini-revues, and other material while performing many times throughout the season. Students are required to take a weekly musical theater class at a minimum, as well as attend Saturday rehearsals.

Auditions have already taken place for the 2017-18 season.  If you are interested in this season’s company please email Sally Reyes directly.

2017-18 MUSICAL CO SCHEDULE:

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER

2th – REHEARSAL  1:30-4pm
Parent Meet and Greet and quick Q/A with sally 4-4:30

9th – REHEARSAL 1:30-4:30pm

16th – NO REHEARSAL 

23rd – REHEARSAL 1-4pm
1-2 – WU and review with sally – stage peanuts
2-3 Sparkle Jolly with Sarah
3-4 OOTI music with Cora

30th – REHEARSAL 1:30-4:30  (Addi W OUT afternoon)
1:30-2:30 Sparkle Jolly with Sarah
2:30-3:30 OOTI music with Cora
3:30-4:30 Sally ALL – CLEAN ENTIRE HOLIDAY SHOW!
assign audition material for OOTI Jr

OCTOBER

7th NO REHEARSAL (Addi W possibly out)

14th – REHEARSAL 1-4pm
AUDITION Once On This Island Jr
Clean Holiday Show
Begin We Dance Choreo
Assign Solos for Holiday Show

OCTOBER 15TH – JTF airfare and transportation fees due (approx $325)

21st REHEARSAL 1-4pm
Begin blocking OOTI Jr
Run Holiday

28th REHEARSAL 1-4pm (Kat arrive after 2pm)

NOVEMBER

4th – REHEARSAL 1-4pm (kat OUT)

11th – REHEARSAL 1-4pm

18st – REHEARSAL 2-4pm

25th – NO REHEARSAL

 

DECEMBER

2nd – NO REHEARSAL

9thREHEARSAL / COMMUNITY PERFORMANCES! Times TBA

16th – TEA PARTIES Times TBA

23rd NO REHEARSAL

30th NO REHEARSAL

 

JANUARY

6th – REHEARSAL

13th – REHEARSAL

JANUARY 15th HOTEL COSTS DUE (approx $200)

20th – REHEARSAL

27th – REHEARSAL

 

FEBRUARY

3rd – REHEARSAL/adjudication with guest critique artists

10th – SACRAMENTO JUNIOR THEATER FESTIVAL WEEKEND!

17th – REHEARSAL

24th – PRODUCTION WEEKEND!

 

MARCH

3th- REHEARSAL **

10th – REHEARSAL

17th NO REHEARSAL

24th – REHEARSAL

31st   NO REHEARSAL

 

APRIL

7th NO REHEARSAL

14thREHEARSAL

21stREHEARSAL

28th – CABARET PERFORMANCE weekend!

 

MAY

6th – rehearsal

May 12th – NO REHEARSAL

May 19th – tentative recital

 

JUNE 2nd – auditions for 2018-19 COMPANY

Interested in auditioning for GADA’s MUSICAL THEATER Company?!

COMPANY PHILOSOPHY

The company was created to give musical theater students a chance to experience MORE!… more performances, more choreography, more styles, more singing, more acting, more responsibility, more commitment and more art. Next year’s opportunities include:

Next year’s opportunities include:

  • SUMMER CLASSES (Musical Theater Dance – weekly class required through summer. Plus five private voice lessons)
  • SUMMER MUSICAL THEATER INTENSIVE (JULY 17-19)
  • SATURDAY REHEARSALS (classes/ rehearsals will begin August 26th for the year.)
  • VOCAL SOLO concert opportunities for those interested/selected
  • HOLIDAY REVUE
  • GADA PRODUCTION
  • MASTER CLASSES (Summer/Fall/Spring master class with touring casts and companies TBD.)
  • JUNIOR THEATER FESTIVAL (Trip to Sacramento, CA – Feb 9-12 *OPTIONAL)
  • SPRING CONCERT (Aiming for mid-April weekend – TBD)
  • SPRING GADA RECITAL

CASTING

Students will be accepted (or not) into the general company at May auditions. Students will then carry through summer class requirements, attend intensive, etc. A short holiday camp will be held in August to set the holiday revue pieces. Regular Saturday rehearsals begin AUG 26th.

REHEARSALS

Members are expected to attend all scheduled rehearsals. IF you must miss a rehearsal, dancers must notify sally ASAP in writing (paper or email is fine) and MORE than a week’s notice. MISSING MORE THAN 2 SATURDAYS each semester (sept-dec and Jan-April) is not allowed and will result in being taken out of some, if not all, scenes/numbers.

Dress rehearsals are mandatory (missed DRESS rehearsal which is the rehearsal before a performance = missed performance, no exceptions)

Students are expected to practice at home between rehearsals. Choreography should not have to be re-taught.   If a student misses a rehearsal, it is their responsibility to get caught up with a fellow dancer BEFORE the next rehearsal takes place. We try to post youtube practice videos for the dancers to use to practice with.

COSTS

For the company, expenses are rolled into one lump sum and then divide it into equal payments made June 2017-May 2018. It is estimated to cost $90 per month IN ADDITION to monthly tuition (all company members must take musical theater class each week).

  • Summer classes both session – 2 classes in each session $71 +$71
  • Summer vocal lessons $100
  • Summer Intensive $150
  • Saturday rehearsals (based on $25 each month) rehearsals $250
  • Costume rental fee $50
  • Production $395
  • Total average estimated costs 2017-18 season = $90/month   JUNE – MAY 2018

**NOT INCLUDED in above list, is the Sacramento, CA Festival Payments because attendance at this festival is OPTIONAL.

JUNIOR MUSICAL THEATER FESTIVAL
SACRAMENTO, CA in FEB. 2018

  • JULY 15th – SACRAMENTO JTF fees due $225
  • OCTOBER 15th – AIRFARE/TRANSPORTATION DUE $325 (est)
  • JAN 15th – HOTEL COSTS DUE $$200 est (based on quad occupancy)
  • More details to come…
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