Act One KC Now Enrolling for Spring 2013 Casts and Classes


Act One KC is now enrolling for its Spring 2013 casts and classes. More details below!

Once Upon a Time
April 10-13

Show Theme: God IS the author of happily ever after . . .

Show Scripture: '"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." --John 3:16

FREE Audition Workshop, Sat. 1/5, 10:00-12:00
Auditions for ages 5-7 yrs: Jan. 8th from 5:00-6:00
Auditions for ages 8-11 yrs: Jan. 8th from 5:30-8:30
Auditions for ages 12 and up: Jan. 11th: 5:00-10:00
January 12th: Callbacks for ALL from 9:00-2:00

Can I audition for more than one show? Yes! Ages 8 and up may choose to audition AND be cast in more than one production for only $145. The only shows that have rehearsals that conflict are A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Hobbit.

Casting: All auditionees should enroll in the Spring Production Class online and read ALL the information.

MUSIC--Girls, ages 8 and up should prepare the song “Once Upon a Dream” from Sleeping Beauty or “I’ll Know” from Guys and Dolls. Boys ages 8 and up should prepare “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” from Sound of Music or “My Defenses are Down” from Annie Get Your Gun. We will have sheet music and CD accompaniment available for check out starting December 15th. Students ages 5-7 may choose a simple song such as, "Jesus Loves Me," or "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."

DRAMA and DANCE auditions will be COLD and taught on the spot. Act One is a TRAINING academy, so any level of experience and talent is welcome.

Ages 5-7
Sleeping Beauty Jrs.
Yvette Dorn and TBA
Tuesdays 5:00-6:00
Characters: Animal Chorus, Fairies

Tuition for ages 8 and up: $145/semester for participation in one or more production casts
(parents will need to provide a costume for each role accepted):

Ages 8 and up
Sleeping Beauty: A One Act Musical
Nick Perry and Laura Cherrito
Tuesdays 5:00-7:15, Saturdays 2/2, 3/2, 3/23
(dinner and devo from 6:45-7:15 )
Characters: Chorus of Loyal Subjects, King Stefan and Queen Stefanie, King Hubert,Young Prince Phillip, Flora, Fauna, Merryweather, Chorus of Fairies, Maleficent, Princess Aurora (Briar Rose), Prince Phillip

Ages 8 and up
The Princess Bride (A Revue)
Keifer Lucchi, Joey Cumbo, & Shannon Le Grand
Tuesdays 6:45-8:30, Saturdays 2/2. 3/2, 3/23
(dinner and devo from 6:45-7:15)
Characters: Buttercup, Westley, Prince Humperdinck, Fezzik, Inigo Montoya, The Countess, King Lotharon, Queen Bella, Miracle Max, Valerie, The Albino, Dread Pirate Roberts,Yellin, Domingo Montoya, Yeste

Alpha Omega will meet on Thursdays from 5:30-6:30

Ages 14 and up
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Abridged)
Elizabeth Bowman, Amy Schirmer, Lindsey Wolters
Thursdays 6:30-8:30, Saturdays 2/2, 3/2, 3/23
(dinner and devo from 6:30-7:00)
Characters: Theseus – Duke of Athens, Hippolyta – Queen of the Amazons, betrothed to Theseus, Philostrate – Master of the Revels, Egeus – father of Hermia, wants her to marry Demetrius, Hermia – in love with Lysander, Helena – in love with Demetrius, Lysander – in love with Hermia, Demetrius – in love with Hermia at first but later loves Helena, Oberon – Titania's husband and King of the Fairies, Titania – Oberon's wife and Queen of the Fairies, Robin Goodfellow/Puck – servant to Oberon, Peaseblossom – fairy servant to Titania, Cobweb – fairy servant to Titania, Moth – fairy servant to Titania, Mustardseed – fairy servant to Titania, First Fairy, Second Fairy, Peter Quince – carpenter, leads the troupe and plays Prologue, Nick Bottom – weaver, plays Pyramus, Francis Flute – bellows-mender, plays Thisbe, Robin Starveling – tailor, plays Moonshine, Tom Snout – tinker, plays Wall, Snug – joiner, plays Lion.

Ages 8 and up
The Hobbit (Abridged and On Film)
Keifer Lucchi, Joey Cumbo, & Shannon Le Grand
Thursdays 6:30-8:30, Saturdays 2/2, 3/2, 3/23)
(dinner and devo from 6:30-7:00)
Characters: Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Thorin Oakenshield, Gollum, Smaug, Bard, Beorn, Elrond , Dark Lord Sauron, Thror, Fili, Kili, Dwalin, Balin, Oin, Gloin, Ori, Dori, Nori, Bifur, Bofur, and Bombur, Elves, Humans, Trolls , Goblins, Wargs
PLEASE read all of the information.

NOTE: Due to food allergies, ACT One is a nut-free zone, so please do not bring any food items with peanuts, peanut butter or other nuts to auditions, rehearsals or shows. Thank you!

Scholarships: Scholarships may be awarded for up to 75% of the tuition fees. Additional parent volunteer hours will be expected outside of regular crew assignments (for example: helping with PR, cleaning up after rehearsal, selling snacks, helping with tickets, etc). If a family needs financial assistance, please turn in the scholarship application on or before the night of the student's audition (see schedule above for age-specific dates). Act One offers payment plans for families who need them.

Deadlines: Please expect all deadlines to be strictly observed.

Casting: All auditionees should enroll in the Spring Production Class online. Auditions are for characters to be placed in the show, not for being part of the show. A place in the show will be given to all who audition unless two or more rehearsals will be missed or there are behavioral issues in conflict with the ACT One Code of Conduct.

Are Auditions and Callbacks closed? Yes. We believe that students are more free to be creative and expressive with only the directors as an audience. We try to make auditions as fun as possible!

Even if you are not trained as a singer, please perform your selection with good characterization, enthusiasm and energy!

Do I have to sing a solo? NO. Students may also audition as part of a group, but will NOT be considered for a solo or a lead role which requires a vocal solo.

What is the Musical Theatre Juniors program for ages 5 to 7? The Juniors program was started to give students ages 5-7 the opportunity to perform on the stage. Our Junior age group is limited to 25 cast members or less, depending on the show. Casting will be based on appropriate skills and abilities to play a role, a positive team attitude, and parental support and involvement. Juniors have an abbreviated audition process and are admitted into the program based on their ability to pay attention and learn a 3-5 minute dance, drama, and/or song section of the show. Junior members of the cast are featured in a scene or dance of the performance. Actual length of time on the stage is based on the story and contract obligations of each particular show. Tuition includes training, involvement through classes and rehearsals, participation in the production, curtain call, and of course, the cast party. Juniors may be asked to sit with family during actual performances due to limitations with green room size and availability. Junior cast members may advance to the full-time cast based on instructor approval. Junior families are asked to support the show through volunteer hours on a crew and through ticket sales.

What if I have a conflict?
Absences are extremely hard on the cast member, the show staff and fellow cast members, therefore:

• All cast members are expected to attend ALL scheduled rehearsals and show activities. (NOTE: Some cast members may not be needed for every rehearsal, but they will be expected to attend each rehearsal his/her part is needed.)

• Please list expected absences (with dates) on audition sheets, for director approval. More than two absences may affect casting.

• Additional absences will be excused ONLY if it is a school-related activity for a grade or contagious sicknesses.

• A maximum of two unexpected, excused absences are allowed per student, per show.

• Excessive tardiness is grounds for dismissal, as it is disruptive to rehearsal and detrimental to the cast member who needs to learn his/her part.

• Cast members who have two (2) unexcused absences or have been late three (3) times to rehearsal will be called by a director to discuss the cast member’s commitment to this show. It may be in the best interest of the cast and staff to reassign the role.

• Vacations or other activities added after the show is cast will not be excused.

• The show director will need to approve all absences, with two weeks’ notice.

• Obviously, extenuating circumstances will be taken into considerations, i.e. death in the family, hospitalization, etc., but the director needs to be notified.


* Cast size will be set prior to show casting. Stage space, Green Room and Backstage limitations will determine cast size for each show.

**Our Junior age group is limited to 25 cast members or less, depending on the show.

Optional Fees
Professional makeup kit: $18
T-shirts promoting current show: $12
Hoodies promoting current show: $28
Pajama pants: $24
Professional pictures: $10 and up
Reserved seating tickets: $12 each, and a show must be specified to complete order
Family Pass: $7 per person
Applause ad: $5 each ad, need to submit wording by second parent meeting
DVD: $20 (payable separately to the Turner family, details to be determined later)

1st parent meeting: BRING YOUR PAYMENT (i.e. checkbook, credit card, debit card, cash)

To streamline ACT One’s accounting and ordering, PLEASE plan to pay ALL SHOW FEES AT THE FIRST PARENT MEETING. (DVDs are available separately and not during auditions.)

Tuition needs to be paid in full by the second parent meeting. Reminders will appear in show-related emails and a final notice will be sent out prior to the second parent meeting.

Family Commitment:
Producing a show takes a dedicated team of parents and volunteers. Act One asks that you please prayerfully consider the time commitment prior to enrolling your child or committing to the show. Parent involvement, attitude and support may also be considered during casting. Being in ACT One activities affects a student’s whole family, and cast members need to have parental support to make this a successful experience. If a parent is unable to fulfill his/her commitment to his/her assigned parent crew, a director will be calling to discuss the family’s commitment to the show. Future casting AND scholarship decisions will be affected by lack of parent involvement.

Family donations of time: 
Act One asks that each family select an area to serve for the show. (See enrollment form for details.) Parent Crews include: Green Room, Juniors’ Green Room, Props, Sets, Technical (lights and sound), Souvenirs, Makeup & Hair, Costumes, Historian, Program, PR/Marketing, House, Refreshments, Silent Auction, and Backstage.

• Families that do not select a crew on which to serve will be assigned to a crew, so please pick where YOU would like to serve. The ACT One staff does its best to honor these preferences. Please choose THREE options—if you choose only one, we will be forced to place you on a crew that needs the most help. If we have multiple selections for the same crew (such as refreshments), we will put the names into a drawing and assign the crews at random.


• Each family should plan to have at least one member as an active helper during Move-In (insert date) and Strike (insert date). These family members must be at least 14 years old at the time of Move-In and/or Strike.

• We will be taking attendance at parent meetings, scheduled work days for move-in, strike and crew work. These events are mandatory and are held to keep everyone in the informed. Please plan now to attend the meetings.

• We will be giving away a voucher for ½-off tuition for a future class, show or camp at each parent meeting.

Family donations of items:
Each family participating in this show is asked to provide
• One (1) item donation to the silent auction (to raise money for ACT One tuition scholarships)
• Two (2) business ads are required per family (to raise money for ACT One tuition scholarships)

Go to the website to enroll by clicking HERE.

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