Summer Student Theater Workshop
June 7-20, 2021
Mondays through Fridays, 8 am to 12 noon
Friday June 18, 7 pm
Saturday June 19, 2 pm and 7 pm
Sunday June 20, 2 pm
Attached are the registration materials, if you can put them on the website. They can request an email copy through my email or the LAC email. I’ve listed a description below, if you want to use it on the website.
The Leeds Arts Council is pleased to announce that Disney’s Descendants is the show chosen for the Summer Student Theater Workshop for students in grades 2-12. The workshop will be held June 7-20 at the Leeds Theater and Arts Center, in downtown Leeds. The workshop is a two-week workshop, with students attending 8 am to 12 noon, Monday through Friday. There will be four performances: Friday June 18 at 7 pm, Saturday June 19 at 2 pm and 7 pm, and Sunday June 20 at 2 pm. The director is Michael Bridges, award-winning drama director at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic School.
Based on the popular Disney Channel Original Movies, Disney’s Descendants: The Musical is a brand-new musical comedy featuring the beloved characters and hit songs from the films. It is present-day, and in the kingdom of Auradon, all of Disney’s beloved heroes and royalty are living happily ever after, safe from the terrifying villains and troublesome sidekicks they have banished to the magic-free Isle of the Lost. That is until Ben, the benevolent teenage son of Belle and King Adam (The Beast), offers a chance of redemption for the troublemaking offspring of the evilest villains. Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos – the children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella De Vil, and Jafar – are welcomed to Auradon Prep to attend school with the children of their parents’ sworn enemies. Now entering a completely foreign world and way of life, the four Villain Kids have a difficult choice to make: should they follow in their parents’ wicked footsteps or learn to be good?
The cost of the workshop is $225 per child. If more than one child from a family attends, the cost of any additional child will be $200. Each child who attends the workshop will have a part in the play and will appear on stage. Tickets to all four performances will be open to family and friends of students for $6 each. Any health issues will be addressed closer to June, depending on what state and local guidelines are at the time.
Registration must be received in person or by mail by 12 noon on Friday May 28.
The maximum number of participants will be 35; if this number of registrations is reached before May 28, registration will be cut off at that point. Please complete the registration form and return it as soon as possible. (I believe we will have online registration through the LAC website, but it is not active yet.) We are looking forward to a great workshop!
For more information, contact Debbie Landry or the Leeds Arts Council office.
Debbie Landry LAC office
(205) 699-0712 (205) 699-1892
- Saturday April 17, 1 pm and 2 pm
- Monday April 19, 7 pm and 8 pm
- Tuesday April 20, 7 pm and 8 pm
- July 22-25
- July 29-31, August 1
From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein!
Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced “Eye-gore”), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.
Every bit as relevant to audience members who will remember the original as it will be to newcomers, Young Frankenstein has all the of panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added. It will surely be the perfect opportunity for a production company to showcase an array of talents. With such memorable tunes as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment.
Audition and Casting Information
Auditions on Saturday April 17, 1 and 2 pm; Monday and Tuesday April 19-20, 7:00 and 8 pm
Males and females, teens and up (a few parts for younger children no younger than 7). Those ages late teens and up through all ages adults are especially encouraged to audition, although there are roles for those younger as well in the ensemble.
Please prepare 16 bars of preferably musical theatre song, but any song is fine as long as it showcases what you can do! An accompanist will be provided; please bring sheet music in the appropriate key for your audition.
Cold readings from the script will also be conducted, with a possibility of callbacks. A movement/choreography combination will be taught. Dance experience is a plus but not necessary—we will teach you what you need to know within your ability. Veteran performers AND newcomers encouraged to audition! This is a community theatre production, so all are welcome, but understand that quality of the finished product will definitely be expected and is not going to be compromised—great experience for all. This is indeed a dynamic and absolutely exciting show you want to be a part of. For questions you may e-mail the director, Michael R. Bridges firstname.lastname@example.org
We are happy that many of the COVID-19 restrictions are lightening up. To err on the side of caution at least at this time), we will still be following the protocols in this way for auditions as we did with last year’s musical.
A controlled maximum number (10) will only be allowed in the theatre at a time. Check-in, waiting area, and audition space will be arranged to ensure this.
You are encouraged to sign-up in advance so that we may control the number that we are anticipating at a given time. There, it is highly advised to contact Debbie Landry by email or phone to let us know which date and hour frame would work best for you; On Saturday, April 17 the beginning time frames will be at 1 pm. and 2 pm.; on Monday and Tuesday, April 20 and 21, the beginning time frames will be 7 pm and 8 pm. An audition form may also be completed in advance (attached by this link). Please bring and/or e-mail a headshot and resume as well if you have one.
Whether you pre-register or not, you need to check-in at the designated point at the LAC Theatre when you arrive. At that time we will give you details on options on where to wait. You will be notified in some way (in person, text, etc.) when to enter the audition area. There will be volunteers/staff to guide you through the logistics and ensure everything stays safe.
Should you feel strongly about opting for a video audition, please let Debbie know that as well, and we will try to make arrangements (we STRONGLY prefer in person if at all possible). INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!
You may read all about the show, characters descriptions, music samples, etc. at this MTI link:
For questions, or to pre-register, you may contact Debbie Landry at
email@example.com or call (205) 699-0712