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UNLEASH YOUR IMAGINATION

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July 8 – August 11, 2024

Unleash your imagination this summer! From the fantastical worlds of Seussical to the empowering stories of SIX, the high-energy beats of High School Musical, and the fairy-tale magic of Once Upon A Mattress, our theme celebrates the power of creativity, individuality, and the joy of storytelling through performances that will inspire and entertain. Join us for a summer filled with boundless imagination and unforgettable experiences!

Epic tales, electrifying beats, and pure magic!

 

SUMMER FESTIVAL DETAILS

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Limited Space Available

Act 1 (students entering grades 4-6)

From the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.  Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.  Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

Registration Full – Waitlist by Request

Act 2 (students entering grades 7-9)

It’s the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes find their cliques, recount their vacations and look forward to the new year. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. They cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical that is being led by Ms. Darbus. Although many students resent the threat posed to the “status quo,” Troy and Gabriella’s alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.

Limited Space Available – Auditions 6/8

Act 3 (students entering grades 10-12 & ’24 grads)

SIX: The Musical
Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived.
From Tudor Queens to Pop Icons, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the mic to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a Euphoric Celebration of 21st-century girl power! 

Once Upon A Mattress
Many moons ago in a far-off place, Queen Aggravain decreed no couples could marry until her son, Prince Dauntless, found a bride. Princesses came from far and wide to win the hand of the prince, but none could pass the impossible tests given to them by the Queen. That is, until the “shy” swamp princess, Winnifred the Woebegone, showed up. Would she be able to pass the Sensitivity Test, marry her prince and help Lady Larken and Sir Harry to the altar?

ACT 1, ACT 2, ACT 3 DETAILS

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Dates: July 8 – August 11
Location Weeks 1 to 4: Stoneham Central Middle School
Location Week 5: Greater Boston Stage Company

Time Weeks 1 to 4: 8:30am-2:30pm
Time Week 5: Additional weekend rehearsals with adjusted schedule for technical/dress rehearsals, and three (3) performances.

TUITION, REGISTRATION & FINANCIAL AID

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TUITION: $1955.00 

Please don’t let the ability to pay be a barrier to participation! FINANCIAL AID and PAYMENT PLANS are available through an easy application process.

Refund policy for The Young Company:
All deposits ($100 per program) are non-refundable. 
Until May 1, all tuition payments (minus deposit) are creditable to your GBSC account. 
After May 1, all payments become non-creditable and non-refundable.  

 

 

Registration Options 

  1. REGISTER ONLINE 
  2. Choose from the following payment options.
    1. Pay in full 
    2. Request a Custom Payment Plan
    3. Inquire for Financial Aid
    4. Act 3 Only: $100 Deposit to enroll in our Audition Based Program – tuition due upon casting. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW ABOUT PAYMENT OPTIONS, AUDITIONS AND CASTING.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

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Act 1, Act 2, and Act 3 Guaranteed Casting (GC) Payment Options:

PAY IN FULL UPON REGISTRATION

Complete your full tuition payment at the time of registration and don’t worry about it again! Act 3 students selecting this option will be carefully placed in either Six: Teen Edition or Once Upon a Mattress and should be excited to participate in either production. 

PAY VIA OUR 4-INSTALLMENT YOUNG COMPANY PAYMENT PLAN

Complete the Enrollment Google Form upon checkout to be enrolled in our payment plan for 4 installments to be paid:

If you register after April 1: 

  • Initial Registration (1st payment)
  • May 15 (2nd payment)
  • June 15 (3rd payment)
  • July 15 (4th payment)

 

If you registered on April 1 or before: 

  • Initial Registration (1st payment)
  • April 15 (2nd payment)
  • May 15 (3rd payment)
  • June 15 (4th payment)
 

PAY VIA FINANCIAL AID

$100 non-refundable deposit, and completing our Google Form application at the time of registration, in advance of auditions. The priority Financial Aid application deadline is 4/01. The secondary Financial Aid application deadline is 5/15. No payment beyond the $100 deposit is required until after scholarship notifications.

Act 3 Audition Based (AB) Payment Options:

PAY BALANCE IN FULL UPON PLACEMENT

$100 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration. If your student is placed in a production, the remaining tuition balance is due within 48 hours of role acceptance and is non-refundable after this date. 

PAY VIA FINANCIAL AID

$100 non-refundable deposit and completed Google Form at the time of registration, in advance of auditions. The priority Financial Aid application deadline is 4/01.  The secondary Financial Aid application deadline is 5/15. A deposit of $100 is due at the time of registration. No payment beyond the $100 non-refundable deposit is required until after scholarship notifications. 

PAY VIA OUR 4-INSTALLMENT YOUNG COMPANY PAYMENT PLAN 

$100 non-refundable deposit and completed Google Form is due at the time of registration, in advance of auditions. Your remaining tuition balance will be paid out in four installments: 

  • Within 48 hours of placement (1st payment)
  • June 30 (2nd payment)
  • July 15 (3rd payment)
  • July 30 (4th payment)
 

Regarding Your Deposit:

A $100 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration. This is a processing fee and is not refundable in the event that your student is not placed or does not accept their offered role. If your student is cast and they accept their role, this deposit will count towards your tuition total. 

AUDITIONS & CASTING PROCESS

In Acts 1 and 2, and our Act 3 Guaranteed Casting (GC) program, all registered students will be included in a summer festival production. Act 1 Seussical Jr. (Gr. 4-6) and Act 2 High School Musical (Gr. 7-9) host their auditions on the first day of the festival on July 8th. 

Act 3 (gr. 9-12, rising college freshmen) will audition in advance of the festival for their role placement within one of our two titles, Six: Teen Edition and Once Upon a Mattress. With our new Act 3 Audition Based (AB) option, students will audition at the beginning of June for placement in one of our Act 3 Titles. 

All Act 3 students will be auditioning early June.

  1. All Act 3 auditions will take place on June 8th from 10am-2:30pm at Greater Boston Stage Company. Students will be called either 10:00a-12:30p or 11:30a-2:30p 
  2. Callbacks for Six: Teen Edition will take place June 9th from 2:30pm-5pm
  3. Callbacks for Once Upon a Mattress will take place June 9th from 5pm-7:30pm
  4. Casting will be announced later that week
  5. Students will be auditioning for both shows at the same time. Audition information will be provided to all registered families closer to the date

If you have chosen the Guaranteed Casting option, you will be guaranteed placement in one of the two Act 3 productions.

If you have chosen the Audition-Based Casting option and are only interested in one Act 3 title, you will have the option to select that title, but you will not be guaranteed placement in that show. Auditioning for both titles increases the likelihood of placement within the festival. In the event that you are not cast or decline the role that you are offered, your Audition Deposit is non-refundable.

Any Act 1 or Act 2 actor who has never auditioned before will be provided the opportunity on day one to go over the audition material. Audition information will be provided to all registered families closer to the start of the festival.

In casting, we take several things into account:

  1. Information we’ve gathered during auditions and callbacks.
  2. The technical requirements of each role.
  3. The learning goals for each actor and how this young performer can grow.
  4. Rehearsal and performance conflicts.
  5. Attitude towards staff, fellow actors, and the space.
 

At the end of the casting process, we place students in whichever production and role best suits the artistic and educational needs of the program and the student. This is then clearly communicated with families through a casting form that explores the experience and growth we hope to offer your actor.

Our full philosophy and casting announcement policy is available upon request. All families who register will receive this information. 

REHEARSALS & WORKSHOPS

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Our regular program begins promptly at 8:30am and ends at 2:30pm. To accommodate families’ schedules, students may be dropped off as early as 8:10am and can be picked up no later than 2:45pm. 

 

In rehearsals, actors work with an artistic team that includes a Director, Music Director, Choreographer and Stage Manager. Students are actively engaged to the fullest, learning material for the shows and important skills useful for both artistic advancement and personal achievement.

 

 

In addition to rehearsals, students participate in weekly workshops in various theatre disciplines during each of the first 4 weeks of the program. Workshops are designed to further develop actors’ skills in acting, singing, and dancing and are useful not just for the show they are cast in, but for any show they may one day participate in. 

AFTERCARE

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For an additional fee, students in Act 1 and Act 2 may enroll in our aftercare program on a weekly basis for pick up as late as 5:00pm at Greater Boston Stage Company. The Aftercare staff run a variety of theatre games and crafting activities. More information regarding Aftercare and registration will be announced at a later date. 

INTERESTED IN BEING BACKSTAGE?

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In previous years we have included an Assistant Stage Manager Program that ran alongside the Performance Program for Act 3 Students (gr. 9-12, ’24 grads). If interested, please reach out to education@greaterbostonstage.org.

QUESTIONS?

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If you have any questions, are curious about program specifics, or want to find out how our program can support your actor please reach out to education@greaterbostonstage.org