1. MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS
Kidz Theater's Mainstage Productions are the heart and soul of Kidz Theater. It all starts with a competitive, fun and professional audition process that is a learning process for all involved. If you are in grades 9-12 and you are cast in a mainstage production, there is no production fee! For grades 3-8 there is a production fee involved and you will be paired with a high school age mentor who guides and coaches you through the entire process! All performers are in for an intense, rewarding rehearsal process that will give you TONS of professional training for free. Throughout the rehearsal process you will learn how to practice and rehearse like a professional. Through rigorous homework assignments and focused, disciplined and exciting rehearsals, we push all performers to the next level. The cast works as a team, forming a supportive, family bond by learning to trust and respect each other's work. All of this hard work pays off when you are a part of an incredibly professional production and your skills as a performer have grown by leaps and bounds in just a few weeks.
We do three Mainstage Productions per year. Our fall show will audition in September and perform in November or December, our Spring show will audition in January or February and perform in March or April, and our Summer Show will audition in May or June and perform in July.
2. JUNIOR INTENSIVE PRODUCTIONS
Kidz Theater Junior Intensive Productions are geared toward students in grades 3-8. These productions teach younger performers how to work in a professional rehearsal and performance environment with the help of a high school age mentor. This is a tuition based program that is 100% focused on training elementary and middle school performers. Performers in grades 3-8 will audition for select roles in the production. Those who are cast will be paired up with a high school mentor who is also a part of the cast! Throughout the rehearsal process, students will get lots of hands on time from both the director and their own mentor. Students learn professional rehearsal and performance skills and form amazing friendships with their older mentors and peers. Some performers go directly from these Junior Productions to Broadway shows and national tours!
We do two Junior Productions per year. Over Winter Break, we always do an Intensive Production of ANNIE JR. with a two week rehearsal and performance experience. Our 2nd Junior Production is a summer production, usually in late August.
3. WEEKLY PROFESSIONAL CLASSES
For those who seek extra one on one training to bring their skills to the next level, we offer Weekly Professional Classes. Our two main classes are the Junior Intensive for grades 4-8 and the Career Prep class for grades 8-12. These two classes teach all aspects musical theater technique by focusing on a different aspect of musical theater each semester. We sometimes will offer additional weekly classes that focus on a certain aspect of acting technique. Classes are limited to a small size (usually 10-12 students) and students learn from each other along with getting 1 on 1 instruction. Classes are focused yet fun and really aim to teach valuable skills to each student so that they feel that they have really grown as a performer by the end of each semester.
We offer 3 semesters of classes that run in 5-10 week semesters. Classes will conclude with a showcase of the student's work in an NYC theater.
4. MASTER CLASSES
Periodically, Kidz Theater will offer one day Master Classes. The most common Master Class is our One Day Vocal Audition Workshop where students can work on perfecting their audition skills and making their audition presentation more polished and professional. Additionally, we will sometimes offer Master Classes where we bring in Broadway Performers or other Industry Professionals to teach specific skills for the day!