Auditions...................................October 12, 15
Auditions/Rehearsals at Valley Church in Cupertino
Performances at the Anthony R. Soto Theatre in San Jose
$350 per student
$200 per additional sibling
About The Show
We are extremely excited to present one of the most beloved musicals of all time!
Based on the popular Broadway musical, “Annie Jr.” tells the story of a spunky, Depression-era orphan who is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil plans, befriends President Franklin Roosevelt, and finds a new family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable dog named Sandy.
Join us as we explore such important topics as earning love/friendship/respect, and how our lives can be changed by the consequences of our actions.
Featuring 15 minute lessons on these and other important topics, as well as fun, confidence-building lessons in the various skills of musical theatre, this is a unique and powerful opportunity to grow both as a person and as a performer.
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 hope you will join us!
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 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.
Let's build something special together!