The Rising Star Project production will be entirely student-performed by a student cast and student orchestra, and will be run by a student technical crew under the mentorship and guidance of theater professionals. The production will also be coordinated, marketed, developed and produced by a student administrative team under the coaching of 5th Avenue Theatre staff.
Performances of the 2015 Rising Star Project production Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel are:
For information about free or discounted tickets for school groups, please contact Orlando Morales at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about free or discounted tickets for youth and family service organizations, please contact Connie Corrick at email@example.com.
THE RISING STAR PROJECT MISSION
The Rising Star Project uses the resources and professional knowledge that exist at The 5th Avenue Theatre to help every young person achieve a fulfilling career, a stronger sense of self, and confidence in their ability to inspire positive change in the world.
August 3-28, 2015
For ages 16-20
Limited to 30 students. Auditions are required
The Summer Musical Theater Young Performers Intensive offers training for advanced students in an engaging and rigorous program with a focus on musical theater performance. During the four-week intensive students learn from professional directors, music directors and choreographers working on a concentrated curriculum that explores all aspects of performance. During the Young Performers Intensive the emphasis is on developing the skills to be a strong performer in all areas of musical theater—integrating acting, dance and vocal technique.
Prospective students must complete an audition where they will be asked to perform a monologue, sing and dance. Understanding that in the field of musical theater all performers must act, sing, and dance at various times, students will receive training in all the core performance areas. The program culminates in an invited performance on the final day.
It all begins with the acting. Whether delivering text, singing, or moving, a performer must learn to build strong characters and convey the story. During the Young Performers Intensive, students will learn to delve deeply into the script to find the truth behind the dialogue and to portray characters honestly and with confidence. Classes will include script analysis, ensemble building exercises, improvisational skills and one-on-one coaching with professional actors and directors.
While there are often roles for featured dancers, all musical theater performers must dance. Students will study ballet, jazz and tap, with master classes focusing on the choreography of the masters of American musical theater. Daily classes will focus on strength building and technique. Classes in Yoga and Pilates will provide students with skills necessary to keep their bodies strong and safe, and classes in vocal technique and breath control will give dancers the skills to sing while moving. Advanced dancers will have additional, higher level training.
As musical theater artists, all performers must sing. During daily classes, students will focus on the fundamentals of good vocal technique and learn to break negative habits that can damage the voice. Through group exercises and one-on-one training, students will learn to become healthier, more energized singers. In addition, students will learn how to use the music and the lyrics to explore and comprehend the meaning behind the songs, to create strong, character-driven performances.
Admittance in the Summer Musical Theater Young Performers Intensive is by audition only. To audition, students must:
Monday, May 4, 2015 4:00-7:00pm
Saturday, May 30, 2015 10:00am-2:00pm (callbacks)
To schedule an audition, please call Connie Corrick at 206 260-2106.
Payment plans as well as a limited number of partial and full scholarships are available.
Upon acceptance to the Summer Musical Theater Young Performers Institute, please submit a registration form with full tuition or 50% deposit. Balance due by July 20, 2015.
Especially for high school students with an interest in musical theater, these workshops give students the opportunity to sing the songs, learn the choreography, and meet with the cast and crew for the productions on our stage. At each workshop, the participants enjoy a pizza party, see the show, and attend a talkback with the cast after the evening's performance--all for only $25!
Now Registering: Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well & Living in Paris
Friday, March 27th 3:30PM-11PM
Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Telling a Story Through Song!
Are you looking to develop your ability to deliver every song you sing effectively? In Jacques Brel, each and every song is a story! How does our cast approach it? The techniques for Song Interpretation can help you convey your musical, dramatic and emotional intentions to your audience. Come meet up with your friends and have fun learning how to communicate a complete story in one song.
No previous musical theater experience necessary! Take the workshop, enjoy a pizza dinner, see the show and meet the cast and crew—all for only $25! Click here to register
UPCOMING FRIDAYS AT THE 5TH WORKSHOPS 2014-2015
Registration for each workshop opens one month prior the workshop date.
These workshops are especially designed for high school students with a strong interest in technical theater. Students have the unique opportunity to tour backstage, observe during technical rehearsals, and meet working theater professionals and technicians. At each workshop, the students enjoy a pizza party and receive tickets to a preview performance of the next mainstage production - all for only $25!
Workshops are for high school students, ages 14–18 only. Parents or chaperones who wish to attend the later performance with their students may contact the Box Office at 206-625-1900 to purchase tickets by phone or may purchase tickets online.
Upcoming Tech Workshops: