WHY JOIN A MUSICAL THEATER COMPANY?
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The Musical Storytellers is a musical theater company that exists to provide gifted artists (ages 10-18) the ability to push their singing, acting & dancing abilities. Through mini-revues, productions, additional materials, and performances, students can grow their potential as performers and more importantly, deepen their respect and understanding for the art of musical theater. If your son or daughter is passionate about musical theater, they may make the perfect addition to the talented GADA's Musical Storyteller Company Auditions take place each May.
MUSICAL STORYTELLER’S IS FOR YOU IF:
NEXT AUDITION MAY 2018
Musical Theater Company Casting
Auditions for the general company will take place in May. Students that are accepted through that audition process, will then be required to attend the necessary summer classes, intensives, etc. In August a holiday camp will be held to set the pieces for the Holiday Revue. Regular Saturday Rehearsals will begin Aug 26th.
A serious commitment to the team is required to be a part of the musical theater company. You are responsible for attending classes, rehearsals and shows. As well as, being accountable for communicating and negotiating schedules with your dance coach.
Auditions have already taken place for the 2017-18 season. If you are interested in the next season’s company please email Sally Reyes directly.
GADA’s Musical Storyteller's Company was created for those who want MORE than what their weekly musical theater class can provide! More performances, more singing, more choreography, more acting, more responsibility, more dedication and more art! For those that have a serious passion for musical theater, the GADA Musical Company gives you the experience, guidance and understanding you’ll need to pursue a career in the performing arts, or just be a better person.
We have the utmost respect for competitive companies, however, we do not compete at GADA. Rather, we believe the most important element of dance and theater is the art itself. It is our belief that a great performance is not one that wins an award, but rather, one that succeeded in its desired message and was performed with the heart.
2017-18 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
THE MUSICAL STORYTELLERS COMPANY
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.
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, paid June - May 2018