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Teaching Productions at GADA 2022-23

 

GADA introduces Teaching Productions for the 2022-23 season.

 

What are teaching productions?

Teaching productions allow students to participate in an ENTIRE production from start to finish!  Kids will get a chance to audition for different roles, rehearse scenes, learn choreography and music, create sets/props, memorize and put together a FULL show from start to finish.  As each production rehearses, kids will receive lessons in dance, singing and acting techniques that align with each show’s theme.  These skills will help them develop their characters and grow as performers.  Perhaps best of all, kids get to work together for multiple months in weekly rehearsals and develop the fun bonds between cast members that is part of the magical experience.

  

How does it work?

Teaching Productions will have different options for rehearsal times. (Classes will meet at the same time each week as their rehearsal time.) Additional Saturdays will be added for longer choreography/music rehearsals.  These Saturday rehearsals are REQUIRED!  Students will select the rehearsal time that best fits their schedule.  Please note, there will be a range of ages in every production. That’s a great thing!  It allows the director to assign roles and challenge students based on their current skill level.  Productions are open to performers ages 8+.  (If you have a younger child interested in musical theater we are sadly not offering a junior class for the 2022-23 season.  Tell them to hang in there!  Eight is kind of a magic age where reading skills are advanced enough and maturity can keep up with older kids.  Productions can be a lot, and we ask a lot of our production performers.  Please make sure your child is really excited to work hard and be part of this process before signing them up:)

 

Does every child get a part?

Yes! Every child will receive a part in the production, but please know going into the process that we believe in the philosophy of “there are no small parts, only small actors.”  We believe an ensemble role is just as important as a leading role.  Casting is not up for discussion, nor should this change a performer’s mind if they wish to participate:). We do not guarantee any amount of lines, but we do guarantee being a part of a musical theater family and magical performing experience!  Trust us that we will do our best to make sure every child is challenged along the way!  

 

How much time am I committing to if I sign my child up?

Each production will have a schedule available at registration.  Performers MUST be able to be present at their chosen rehearsal time.  Each production rehearses ONCE during the week, and then has several additional Saturday rehearsals.  All of those dates will be laid out in advance, so it is expected that performers are at EVERY rehearsal.  (See schedule below)  Dress rehearsal and showtimes are non-negotiable. Being part of a production means being there for the rest of the cast.  Not showing up to rehearsals can result in a loss of parts.  Not showing up to dress rehearsals makes a student ineligible to perform at the performance. 

 

How much do productions cost?

Costs run differently than gada tuition, because there are different moving parts with a production. 

A $25 registration fee is charged upon enrollment to a teaching production.  

There are then THREE monthly payments of $195 auto drafted on sept 15th, oct 15th and nov 15th.  (Spring production payments will run Jan 15, Feb 15, and Mar 15th.) These fees cover the cost of rehearsals, scripts, royalties, rehearsal music, costumes, show shirt, performance costs.   It will NOT cover tickets to performances which will run $10 per ticket.

 

FALL 2022 presents…

ANNIE Kids!

Ages 8-15

 

Annie Kids OPTION #1

WEDNESDAYS 3:30-5pm

Annie Kids OPTION #2

WEDNESDAYS 5-6:30pm

Sept 21st

Sept 28th

Oct 1st - SATURDAY REHEARSAL 10am-12noon

Oct 5th

Oct 12th

Oct 19th

Oct 22nd - SATURDAY REHEARSAL 10-12pm

Oct 26th

Nov 2nd

Nov 5th - SATURDAY REHEARSAL 10am-12noon

Nov 9th

Nov 16th

Nov 23rd - NO CLASS

Nov 30th

Dec 2nd DRESS REHEARSAL

Dec 3rd PERFORMANCE!

Sept 21st

Sept 28th

Oct 1st - SATURDAY REHEARSAL 10am-12noon

Oct 5th

Oct 12th

Oct 19th

Oct 22nd - SATURDAY REHEARSAL 10-12pm

Oct 26th

Nov 2nd

Nov 5th - SATURDAY REHEARSAL 10am-12noon

Nov 9th

Nov 16th

Nov 23rd - NO CLASS

Nov 30th

Dec 2nd DRESS REHEARSAL

Dec 3rd PERFORMANCE!

 

Performance location details coming soon.

 

SPRING 2023 presents… 

SEUSSICAL Kids!

Ages 8-15

 

Spring production registration will happen early fall.  

Rehearsal times will be the same as offered for Annie Kids.  

Spring Production rehearsals will begin the week of Jan 31st.  

Spring performances will take place April 14/15th, 2023.

 

Musical Storytellers (Advanced Productions)

What are advanced teaching productions?

Musical Storytellers, Gada’s musical theater company, was created for those who are ready for more advanced material and longer productions.  These kids enjoy rehearsing A LOT at home and having a lot asked of them during rehearsals.  They already have a STRONG base in vocals, acting and dance.  Most have several years of production experience.  For those that have a serious passion for musical theater, the GADA musical storytellers season gives you the experience, guidance, and understanding you’ll need to pursue a career in the performing arts, or just be a better person.

 

How does it work?

The Musical Storytellers have auditions each season.  Students must audition and be invited to be part of this advanced performing opportunity.  This year students will submit a video audition by May 25th,2022 to sally@greateraustindance.com.  The audition video needs to include:

*slate stating their name, age, and dance experience as the intro to their video

*TWO contrasting songs (just the chorus is fine) performed either acapella or with a karaoke (instrumental) track.  

*a short, one-paragraph performed monologue 

Please know going into the process that we believe in the philosophy of “there are no small parts, only small actors.”  We believe an ensemble role is just as important as a leading role.  Casting is not up for discussion, nor should this change a performer’s mind if they wish to participate:). Being selected as a musical storyteller does not guarantee any specific parts, just the option to perform in the fall and/or spring production and to be part of the musical storyteller family.

We do NOT accept all performers that audition.  Performers wanting to take part in storytellers (but not sure if they will be selected) are welcome to sign up for a regular production.  We can always transfer them over if they are asked to be part of the Musical Storytellers.

 

How much does Musical Storytellers cost?

Storytellers will pay the same production costs as other productions.  However, they will have optional travel that will be added on top of production costs.  

Costs run differently than gada tuition, because there are different moving parts with a production. 

A $25 registration fee is charged upon enrollment to a production.  

There are then THREE monthly payments of $195 auto drafted on sept 15th, oct 15th and nov 15th.  (Spring production payments will run Jan 15, Feb 15, and Mar 15th.)  These fees cover the cost of rehearsals, scripts, royalties, rehearsal music, costumes, show shirt, performance costs.   It will NOT cover tickets to performances which will run $10 per ticket.

 

What am I committing to?

Storytellers will be able to opt into FALL performance, SPRING performance or BOTH.

 

FALL Musical Storytellers present…

Elf Jr!

 

Weekly rehearsals will take place on Tuesdays from 4:45-6:30pm starting Sept 20th.

Additional Saturdays will be added as needed (and once I get conflict schedules from cast members)

Performances will take place Dec 3rd at Concordia University Black Box Theater

 

SPRING Musical Storytellers present…

Broadway REVUE  and DISNEY workshop trip!

We’re going to Disney!

 

Not only is Disneyworld an incredible place, but it also employs many performers in each of their parks.  Musical Storytellers will travel and spend 3 nights at a disney resort.  They will (fingers crossed) get to perform at the park, as well as take a musical theater workshop from working disney performers. Then, of course, they will also have time to explore and watch all the Disney entertainment within the park!

Jan 31st

Feb 7th

Feb 11th - SATURDAY REHEARSAL 2pm-5pm

Feb 14th

Feb 21st

Feb 25th - SATURDAY REHEARSAL 2pm-5pm

Feb 28th

Mar 7th

Mar 14th - NO CLASS (spring break)

Mar 21st

Mar 25th - SATURDAY REHEARSAL 2pm-5pm

Mar 28th

Apr 4th 

Apr 11th

Apr 14th DRESS REHEARSAL

Apr 15th PERFORMANCE!

DISNEY APRIL 20-23, 2023

 

Musical Storytellers are going to DISNEY WORLD!

 

Disney is one of the biggest casting companies for performers in the industry.  They are known for providing career growth opportunities, health insurance, and also providing GREAT entertainment in their parks.  For kids that are considering a career in the arts, it’s great exposure to this industry.  For kids that just love performing, there are LOTS of opportunities to not only see great park entertainment, but to also take part in great workshops put on by disney cast members!  It’s a win-win:)  Travel and learn something at the same time!

 

 

WHY JOIN A MUSICAL THEATER COMPANY?

There’s a million things I haven't done, but just you wait.

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:

  • You breaking out into song is ac common occurance
  • You love improv and being dramatic
  • You're eager to collaborate with like-minded goofballs and work as a team
  • You're in musical theater class now and you want MORE!!!
  • You're willing to show up consistently and work harder than you ever have
  • You're looking for a group that shares your love of musical theater