Summer 2021 Adirondack North Country Theatre Opportunities for Youth
Although many arts organizations’ plans are uncertain at this time, there ARE several youth theatre opportunities scheduled for the 2021 summer.
Please find additional regional programs listed below. This information will be updated as changes occur and new opportunities arise!
Find Depot Theatre Academy summer 2021 program details HERE!
Adirondack Regional Theatre
ABOUT: Adirondack Regional Theatre is proud to produce the 2021 Young Director Series performance of FROZEN JR. The youthful directing staff and actors (7 years old to 18 years old) will present the North Country premiere of the enchanting modern classic from Disney. FROZEN JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, FROZEN JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa.
The show is directed by several Plattsburgh High School students under the supervision of several embers of ART’s Board of Directors. The program is six years old.
PERFORMANCES: Currently July 8-11 – subject to health standards
AUDITIONS: Online auditions (email@example.com) March 15- April 11, 2021
PERFORMANCE LOCATION: Traditionally performed over a four day period (Thursday-Sunday) at four locations throughout Clinton County (Rouses point, Chazy, Peru, and Plattsburgh). Due the pandemic these locations are yet to be secured.
PARTICIPANT AGES: 7-18 year olds
DEADLINE FOR ENROLLMENT: April 11
COST OF REGISTRATION: $75
SCHOLARSHIPS: Available if needed.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.adktheatre.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Artistry Community Theatre
ABOUT: Artistry Community Theatre has planned a full theatre experience for the summer of 2021. INTO THE WOODS and PROOF will be rehearsed and performed a few short days from one another at the end of July. Performances will be held at an outdoor venue in the Keeseville area. The performances will consist of student and adult performers allowing for a rich theatrical experience. Auditions are free and open to the public.
MUSICAL INFORMATION: Into the Woods
SYNOPSIS: The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
PERFORMANCES: July 23-July 31, 10 performances, outdoor venue in the Keeseville region
AUDITIONS: April 24 and April 25 beginning at 1:00pm with callbacks (if needed) on May 2.
STUDENT ROLES: It is possible for all roles to be cast with adults and/or with students depending on turnout. Traditional roles for students include, but are not limited to: Cinderella, Rapunzel, Florinda, Lucinda, Little Red, Jack, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and Milky White.
REHEARSALS: Rehearsals will be held in Harkness, NY (between Peru and Keeseville) Sunday-Thursday evenings beginning the end of May. A detailed schedule will be provided by mid-May. If cast, the role given will determine the number of rehearsals one must attend each week.
PARTICIPANT AGES: 8+
DIRECTING TEAM: Derrick A. Hopkins, Alisa Endsley, Michael Rafferty, Linda Murphy, and Camryn Lincoln
PLAY INFORMATION: Proof
SYNOPSIS: On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her fathers who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father’s madness—or genius—will she inherit? Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize.
PERFORMANCES: July 14-July 18, 6 performances, outdoor venue in the Keeseville region
AUDITIONS: April 10 and 11 beginning at 1:00pm with callbacks (if needed) on April 18.
STUDENT ROLES: It is possible that three of the four roles could be cast with student performers (ages 16+). Roles include: Catherine, Hal, and Claire.
REHEARSALS: Rehearsals will be held in Harkness, NY (between Peru and Keeseville) Saturday and Sunday afternoons as-well-as two weekday evenings beginning the end of May. A detailed schedule will be provided by mid-May. Since this is only a four person play, be prepared to attend all rehearsals if cast.
PARTICIPANT AGES: 16+
DIRECTING TEAM: Derrick A. Hopkins, Annie-Laurie Lemieux, Michael Rafferty
REGISTRATION FEE: $0
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit www.artistrytheatre.org and click on the “Auditions” tab. Once there, those interested in signing up for an audition will find a link to a Google Form. A specific audition time will be sent out at a later date. Those auditioning must prepare a song and monologue of his or her choice. Songs and scenes from the show will be selected for callbacks. Any questions may be emailed to Derrick Hopkins at email@example.com.
Book & Blanket Players in conjunction with East Branch Friends of the Arts
Putting It Together Like the Pros: Youth Musical-in-a-Week Summer Theatre for 2021:
Jane Austen’s PRIDE & PREJUDICE an Original Musical
ABOUT: The Book & Blanket Players present a challenging and immersive musical theatre experience for youth ages 8 to 18. Students learn how to rehearse and perform a full musical in a week. Students are involved in every aspect of musical theatre, learning from theatre pros and each other in a professional but friendly environment. For 2021, a flexible plan is in place with outdoor rehearsals and performances in Keene Valley using the library as a hub. The Players will present Jane Austen’s, PRIDE & PREJUDICE: THE MUSICAL by producer Kathleen Recchia & Sam Balzac, revised and ready to adapt for whatever 2021 may bring—outdoors, indoors or remote learning. It is fun but demanding work and very structured!
Students often refer to this program as the “Ironman” of musical theatre. The program has been increasingly successful with a 10-year track record. Last year, due to the pandemic, a new remote rehearsal plan went into place and the performance was recorded and premiered at pop-up drive-in on the polo grounds at The Bark Eater Inn in Keene and then moved to YouTube.
PARTICIPANT AGES: Ages 8 to 18
PROGRAM DATES: Sunday, July 11 through Sunday, July 18
DEADLINE FOR ENROLLMENT: May 22 for specific roles; July 11 for ensemble and crew
AUDITIONS: May 19, 3:15 PM to 5:30 PM; May 22 10:00 AM to Noon, Keene Valley Library *BONUS AUDITIONS: SATURDAY MAY 22 FROM 9:30-11:30AM
REHEARSALS: Sunday, July 11, 1pm to 5 pm; Mon-Fri. 9AM to 5pm; Sat. 10:30am to 2:30pm
PERFORMANCES: Sat. July 17 evening and/or Sunday July 18 performance (TBD).
PROGRAM REHEARSAL/PERFORMANCE LOCATION: Keene Valley Library and grounds—or Pop-Up Drive-In on the polo grounds at the Bark Eater Inn in Keene (date TBD sometime after July 18) and online—all dependent on safety restrictions for Summer 2021
REGISTRATION COST: $85.00
SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarships available. Contact Kathleen Recchia: 518-708-3606
POLICIES/RESTRICTIONS: Children must be able to read and be prepared to work through the whole day. Attendance at all rehearsals is required. All safety requirements at the time must be adhered to (ex. face masks, social distancing, hand sanitizing, etc.)