Actors will prepare for the project at home first. SOME projects will require online rehearsals through Zoom and ARE NOT optional. This could include cast meetings and Q&A, theatre makeup application session, line delivery coaching and vocal sessions. Dance instruction could be given online and through video files uploaded to a Google Drive Folder.
Once online preparations are completed, it's time to head to the theatre. When actors arrive at KUDOS, they must be ready and memorized. Actors will receive instruction on what they need to do and review directions received during our online sessions. They will engage in theatre arts training skills: vocal, acting, dance and characterization.
There may be sessions prior to the actor’s arrival for the crew to prep the stage, dress the set and build anything the production may need. Crew will then learn how to operate the equipment and practice crew positions.
Actors may have to provide their costumes or pieces of their costumes depending on the role and show. Actors always provide their own shoes, socks, makeup and under garments.
This is where we all come together and run the show from beginning to end. We practice in costumes, makeup and with all crew members in position. We run the lights, sounds, mics, spotlight as the Stage Manager calls the cues.
Actors and Crew arrive at the designated call time to get ready. Actors get into costumes, makeup and have warm-ups. Crew checks all of their equipment and makes sure we are ready to open the house 20 minutes before curtain.
We are a cashless business. Tickets for entry must be purchased in advance. We typically sell out. Everyone entering must have a ticket and a reserved seat, including infants and small children.
Days and hours will vary depending on the play or musical.
Anticipate projects needing virtual rehearsal at home to span over two to three weeks but not every day. These sessions would occur after school and on the weekends for an hour or so at a time. Sometimes with the full cast, sometimes with small groups. Actors must work on their own to prepare including memorizing, working on music and viewing/memorizing dances. Not all shows require virtual rehearsal.
Rehearsal at the theatre will meet just about every day for approximately two weeks. Hours are 4:00-7:00pm after school and full days on the weekends. Conflicts are not allowed. It is very possible that middle weekdays will not be needed depending if your actor is memorized and has done the pre-rehearsal work. Each project will have its own schedule.
Do you have a child ready to perform or work on crew? No experience is necessary.
Step One: Look at our Be In A Play Page to see if there is a play or class open for registration.
Step Two: Check out the details of the project. Make sure you meet age requirements and are available on the dates scheduled. A downloadable PDF will be posted on the Store page with production information and dates.
Step Three: Register 24/7 at our Online Store.
Step Four: Fill out the product fields completely and pay with your credit card. You may choose to break up your payment into four installments. Simply choose this option at check out. Productions are $350 + Fees. Workshop prices vary.
Step Five: Check your email for a receipt. Production and workshop information will be emailed to you.
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