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 SATURDAY, JUNE 2nd 9am-11:30am (at GADA)
Musical Theater Company Casting
Auditions for the 2018-19 company will take place Saturday, June 2nd from 9am-11:30am
Students should be prepared to sing 16 bars from ANY song (acapella), learn choreography at the audition (wear comfortable clothing and jazz shoes, sneakers, or heels), and either deliver a short monologue or tell about an embarrassing moment in their lives.
Company students are required to attend four summer classes that correspond to their current ability levels, the musical theater intensive, and practice vocal sessions scheduled throughout the summer.
A serious commitment to the team is required to be a part of the musical theater company. You are responsible for attending classes (company members MUST take GADA musical theater class as a minimum), rehearsals and shows. As well as, being accountable for communicating and negotiating schedules with the director.
If you have any further questions about 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.
2018-19 opportunities include:
- SUMMER CLASSES - (Musical Theater Dance, Acting, and other movement classes required through summer based on current abilities. Plus five private voice lessons)
- SUMMER MUSICAL THEATER INTENSIVE - July 27-28
- SATURDAY REHEARSALS - classes/ rehearsals will begin September 8th for the year.
- HOLIDAY REVUE
- GADA PRODUCTION
- MASTER CLASSES - Summer/Fall/Spring master class with touring casts and companies TBD.
- TRAVEL - *OPTIONAL
- 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 September 2018-May 2019. (Summer classes and summer intensives are required, but paid separately). It is estimated to cost $90 per month IN ADDITION to monthly tuition (all company members must take musical theater class each week).
- Summer vocal lessons $100
- Saturday rehearsals (based on $25 each month) rehearsals $200
- Costume rental fee $50
- Production $350
- Total average estimated costs 2017-18 season = $75/month, paid Sept - May 2019