Join the band as a con man accidentally transforms a stubborn Iowa town into something they can all be proud of...
Because of the large nature of this show, we are opening it up to youth, college students, and adults.
This show promises to be a spectacular experience not soon forgotten. Pencil it onto your calendar NOW!
$450 per Student $200 per additional sibling
Your student will receive high quality training in singing, dancing, and acting
Your student will develop important life skills like communication, creative thinking and problem solving, motivation and commitment, collaboration and teamwork, time management, promptness and respect for deadlines, recognition and respect for rules and guidelines, ability to listen, learn, and quickly apply skills, respect for colleagues and authority, adaptability and flexibility, the ability to work under pressure, personal discipline and goal-setting, dedication, leadership, self-confidence, willingness to accept responsibility, and the ability to find joy in all things.
We expect students to come to rehearsal with positive attitudes, willing to learn and try new things.
We expect students to work hard, encourage each other, complete all assignments in a timely manner, follow directions without complaining, and maintain good grades in school.
We expect students, parents, volunteers, and staff to help preserve and maintain the positive, safe, nurturing, "chrysalis" environment by refraining from profanity, bullying, gossip, discrimination, cliques, flirting, etc. Our goal is to to maintain a healthy environment free from all forms of off-stage drama. We expect everyone to be pro-active in assisting us in this by setting a good example for each other in word and deed. We expect everyone to build each other up, encourage each other, be patient and forgiving with each other, and to work together as a family to create the very best show possible.
We expect parents and students to help us restore the rehearsal room or backstage area to its original condition at the end of each rehearsal. This is important in order to maintain a clean rehearsal space and a good relationship with the owners of the spaces we use. It's also an important life skill for kids to learn ("If you make a mess, clean it up", "Always leave a place in better condition than you found it"). If everybody helps out, this involves 5-15 minutes of moving chairs/tables and throwing away trash.
We expect every family to actively participate in the creation of the show by helping with sets, costumes, props, or other key areas. Every family will be expected to serve in one or two areas of the production with guidance from the director or other leader. Parents with theatrical experience in any of these areas can sign up to lead a team and receive a discount. Receiving help from parent volunteers enables us to provide all of our students with a high quality show experience, at a reasonable price, without over-working anybody. Not to mention, it's a fun way for parents to get involved, learn new skills, and make new friends! There's a real sense of pride and accomplishment when something you've worked on comes to life on stage.
We expect every family to supervise backstage for one tech rehearsal
We expect all the parents to help us load all the sets, costumes, and props into the theatre at the beginning of tech week and to move them out again at the conclusion of the production. Many hands makes light work!
We expect parents to help students with homework assignments like memorizing lines. These things can be a little difficult for first-time students, but time and time again we have seen students proudly overcome these obstacles with the help of their parents. Overcoming challenges is an important life skill, and this is a great way for kids to develop it!
We expect to have a fabulous, fun, community-oriented production experience filled with great enthusiasm, energy, encouragement, forgiveness, new friendships, and learning of new skills.