Register for Greenbelt Winter Youth Musical 2016 with the Greenbelt Recreation Department by Dec 13

Greenbelt Winter Youth Musical 2016 with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, Dec 13 – Mar 12

Greenbelt Winter Youth Musical 2016
Open Enrollment program for ages 12 – 17
First casting rehearsal: Sun, Dec. 13, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Road
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Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium

Written and Directed by Chris Cherry

PROGRAM: The annual Greenbelt Youth Musical, now in its sixteenth year, is an open-enrollment musical theater program for teen actors in grades seven through twelve. The program gives teen actors the opportunity to work with professional theater artists and experience the fun of bringing original musical works to life, while building confidence and community. The environment is affirming, the process is fun, and the productions are excellent.

The School For Super-Heroes Presents Orlando Furioso, The Musical is about a group of students with offbeat, not-so-superpowers who don’t feel they fit in at a high school for super-powered teenagers. Drawing on their combined abilities, they produce the most ambitious high school musical ever, based on a 16th-century fantasy epic that puts the King Arthur legends to shame. The result surprises them all and just maybe saves the world! Who could resist a musical that combines super-powers with knights, wizards, and warrior damsels?

CASTING: The Greenbelt Youth Musical is open to all interested performers in grades seven through twelve. Everyone who enrolls is cast in the show. Unlike many audition situations, our casting rehearsals are low-stress and fun!

Attendance is required for all participants at our casting rehearsal on Sunday, December 13, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. This rehearsal is devoted to learning and singing songs from the score and reading scenes from the script, so that we can assess our actors in a low-stress, supportive way for role assignment purposes. Participants also must be available for a follow-up casting rehearsal on Wednesday, December 16, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, when we will invite specific participants to act and sing with potential scene partners so that we can optimize the casting. After the casting rehearsals, we will take a break until Friday, January 8, when regular rehearsals will begin. In the interim, author-director Chris Cherry will be fine-tuning the script and score to make the best use of the talents of our cast. The casting will be announced in January, before regular rehearsals begin.

Performances will be March 5, 6 & 12.

The activity number for the Greenbelt Youth Musical is 144230-1. Tuition remains at $154 for residents and $177 for non-residents, and the performance ticket price remains $5. Generous scholarship assistance is available for Greenbelt residents from the Mary Purcell Geiger Scholarship Fund. (Applications are available from the Community Center business office; please contact Ruth Campbell at 240-542-2059.)

To register online click here. A registration form is available here.

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