Our youth theater productions are licensed by professional theater production companies. They include high quality musical orchestration recordings and professional scripts. The shows are full, age-appropriate productions directed by our professional Directors who have years of theater experience. This is a “teaching program” that is inclusive of all students. No experience is required. Every student who enrolls is guaranteed a role (or multiple roles). Auditions are not required to participate, but auditions are required in order for our Directors to assign roles. Cold reading is done in the first rehearsal and singing auditions are usually held during the second rehearsal of most productions. We limit our shows to 25 or fewer students. If we have more than 25 students we will form another cast. We do this so we can spend more time with each aspiring actor and actress and help them grown faster in the theatrical arts. Multiple casts also provide us a built-in “under study” for every role in every cast should we need to fill a role along the way. Multiple casts also means more opportunities for leading and secondary roles. Students will have a great time. Make friends. Build relationships. All that while learning and growing in the theatrical arts.
Length of Show
Kids productions (7 to 12 year olds) are usually a single act show lasting 30 to 40 minute. Junior productions are usually two act shows lasting 60 to 70 minutes with a 15 minute intermission. Kids productions are very similar to Junior productions with the main difference being that Junior productions feature more songs, dialogue, and more (or more complex) choreography.
Rehearsals are in The Switch Theatre inside Ji-Eun Lee Music Academy.
Audition is NOT required to participate in our theater programs. Every student who enrolls in the program is guaranteed a role (perhaps multiple roles). There is a cold reading audition during the first rehearsal and a singing audition during the second rehearsal. The songs for the singing audition will be taught during the first rehearsal. This approach allows our Directors to make the best decision for role assignments. Our Directors make their decisions based on students’ performance during the first and second rehearsals and which students they believe best fit the unique needs of each character in the show.
Includes script, professionally recorded practice tracks with vocals, rehearsals, tech rehearsals including lights, special effects, and props/sets, two shows, a T-Shirt with show logo and names of cast on back, and professionally recorded video of the final show when video recording licensing is available.
Please note these programs are copyrighted works of art. Recording any portion of the show is prohibited, but most (not all) productions come with an optional video recording license. If such license is available we will secure the rights to video record the show. Our theater in Fishers is equipped with professional recording equipment. When allowed, we will provide a professionally recorded copy of the final show.
Costumes are NOT included in the program fee. The Director and production coordinators will offer guidance on costumes to help with the look and feel for continuity with other actors and actresses. In certain situations we might provide role-specific props, costume specific props need for the role or production. Most costumes can be purchased online or assembled from thrift stores for under $50. If you have questions about this please ask us!
Tech week includes at least one regular rehearsal and one dress rehearsal followed by shows on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Please note that per licensing contract, only actors/actresses, staff, and other production coordinators are allowed in the recital hall during rehearsals at all times.
60 to 70 minutes before showtime
Rehearsals: The Switch Theatre (Fishers) inside Ji-Eun Lee Music Academy
Final shows are ticketed events with assigned seating. Tickets cost $12 to $15 (depending on row). We will notify families multiple times before the start of ticket sales so everyone has equal opportunity to purchase tickets. NO REFUNDS! Due to assigned seating and the fact most of our shows sell out, we can not offer refunds on ticket sales. Please double-check you purchase tickets to the correct show before purchase! Tickets can be purchased at https://switchtheatre.simpletix.com
The Switch Theatre
All our productions take place in The Switch Theatre in Fishers. This is our black-box style theater located inside Ji-Eun Lee Music Academy. With comfortable seating for up to 175, our theater has a raised, 30′ x 20′ stage, theatrical lights and special effects, high quality audio, and back stage green rooms for our young actors and actresses. When entering the theater you are greeted with a nice lobby featuring a concession stand serving many standard concession candies, cotton candy, popcorn, wide variety of drinks, and other concession items.
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
We are pleased to be of service to you and look forward to a productive, enjoyable relationship. Please contact us at 317-576-5562 with questions concerning this policy.