The KA! Summer Intensive is designed for our older, more experienced students.
In 4 weeks of 9 to 5 rehearsals, students will prepare to perform the full version of Beauty and the Beast in the beautifully renovated Douglass Auditorium, complete with live orchestration.
Younger students will be considered on an individual basis at the discretion of the Director.
For more information: contact Shawna Linck at (405) 413-8254 or email: email@example.com.
Partnerships with Community Connections:
Students in the Summer Intensive will have opportunities to join select evening rehearsals of the Community Connections Production to learn side by side with adults in the same roles on character development, blocking and more.
Students should register to attend ONE of the three initial audition blocks available to both adult and Intensive Student performers.
These auditions will consist of vocal auditions and a dance call for movers and/or dancers.
When: (Select one)
Friday, March 29:
7:30 to 10 pm Adult/Intensive auditions with Dance Call
Saturday, March 30:
2 to 6 pm Adult/Intensive Auditions with Dance Call
Friday, April 5:
7:30 to 10 pm Adult/Intensive Auditions with Dance Call
The KidsAlive! Studio, Room 140 at the Page Woodson Building, 600 N. High
Please schedule a time through our Sign-Up Genius (located HERE)
Please plan to arrive prior to the initial audition in time to fill out paperwork and ask any questions that you might have.
Prior to auditions, you must register and complete a liability release and list any potential conflicts with the rehearsal period. You will find the registration and the release HERE.
The Conflict Calendar can be found below.
Auditions will be done in a traditional/professional audition format.
For those students (and adults) new to the traditional audition format, or who want to brush up their audition skill set, an Audition Workshop will be held at the KidsAlive! studio on Saturday March 2 from 2 to 5 pm. For more information, and to register, click HERE.
Limited seats, register now!
Only limited conflicts will be accepted as we have a very short rehearsal period. There will be no conflicts accepted during the final two weeks of rehearsal. All conflicts must be approved in advance by the director. Our rehearsal schedule is prepared around your child's availability, so no conflicts will be accepted once casting is complete. Multiple or undisclosed conflicts may affect your child's ability to participate in the production. Please check with us prior to auditions if you have ANY questions about your child's availability.
To get and print the Calendar, click HERE.
We believe that a clear understanding of our policies is beneficial to both our program and it's participants. We ask that you carefully read and take note of these policies prior to participating in KidsAlive! programming. You will be asked to acknowledge receipt of and acceptance of these policies prior to auditions. You will find a copy of our new KidsAlive! policy statement HERE.
What to Prepare
Auditioners will be scheduled in groups of five.
Please prepare 2 contrasting 16 bar cuts from a similar musical theater genre. (Do NOT sing a song from Beauty and the Beast for your initial audition.)
An accompanist will be provided. Students should bring sheet music in a binder, with their 16 bar cuts clearly marked. No CDs or digital accompaniment.
Vocal auditions will be scheduled in 10 minute time blocks. Auditioners should be prepared to stay after their vocal audition for a "Mover" and/or "Dancer" dance call.
What to Wear & Bring
Performers should dress appropriately for a formal audition.
Be sure to bring dance attire and appropriate footwear for the dance call, which will be in the same audition block as your audition.
Please bring a Headshot and Résumé. If you do not have a formal headshot and resume, please bring a current photo of your smiling face and a list of your performance experience.
Students may be asked to attend one or more of the following callback blocks. Please mark which callback times you are available to attend on your audition form.
Sunday, March 31:
2 to 6 pm Adults/Intensive Callbacks
Saturday, April 6:
7 to 10 pm Adult/ Intensive Callbacks
The KidsAlive! Studio, Room 140 at the Page Woodson Building, 600 N. High
Performers attending callbacks will be asked to prepare additional music from the show as well as readings from the script.
The cast list will be emailed to all auditioners by Tuesday, April 9.
The TOTAL COST of the Summer Intensive production of Beauty and the Beast, Jr. is $475.
$25 of this is a once-per semester registration fee which helps us cover the cost of services which allow families to pay online, receive reminders, etc. (The registration fee for a family with more than one child is $35 per family.) This fee will not be duplicated if your student also desires to participate in other summer programming.
Tuition for Beauty and the Beast, Jr. is $450.
With the cast list all performers will receive a letter of commitment which must be returned to us by Tuesday April 16, along with a $75 non-refundable deposit , to hold your child's place in the Summer Intensive program. Students who do not return their deposit and LOC by April 16 will be dropped from the cast.
The remaining $400 Tuition Balance will be due by the first rehearsal.
Due to the demands of the Summer Intensive program, any children with special needs (Gems) interested in partnership anyone in our Kaleidoscope program which partners children with special needs (Gems) with more experienced young performers (Mirrors) will be involved in the Sparks Summer Production (click HERE to be redirected to that page).
If you (or your student) are a Gem, but are interested in integrating into the Summer Intensive, it is important to note the following:
Performers with Special Needs (Gems) ages 13 through 21 will be considered for integration in the Summer Intensive.
Gems interested in working independently in the Summer Intensive will audition with the Intensive students, NOT Kaleidoscope.
This a long and rigorous day of constant rehearsal, please be sure that you or your student are prepared for the long hours.
Gems ready for integration need to be able to function completely on their own throughout the audition process, rehearsals and performances.
Performance space at the Douglass involves stage access which requires navigating multiple stairwells during the course of the performance. Gems involved in the Intensive must be physically able to mount these steps. Gems with more limited mobility will need to participate in the Sparks production which will keep students onstage throughout.
All Gems interested in auditioning for the Summer Intensive must schedule a meeting with the Directors prior to auditions. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate you taking the time to look at this and weigh these options, if this applies to your student, thank you for joining us!
Mirrors for our Gems will be selected from the Summer Intensive program.
Our Summer Kaleidoscope program involves partnering our Gems (children with special needs) with more experienced, typically developing young performers (our Mirrors) in the Sparks program. The benefits and potential for growth for both our Gems and Mirrors are immense. Summer Intensive students who are interested in mirroring will attend the Sparks rehearsals which overlaps the Intensive from 11 am to 12 pm July 1 through 18, and then attend all Sparks rehearsals and performances with their Gems the week of July 22, after the Intensive production has closed.
Students who are interested in being Mirrors will need to register to attend the Kaleidoscope auditions on Saturday March 30 from 1 to 2 pm.
For more information on our Kaleidoscope program, click HERE.
Community Connections Production:
Students enrolled in the Summer Intensive have ANOTHER unique opportunity!
They will have the opportunity to audition for the Community Connections production, which will feature an adult cast of experienced actors from the community.
In this production, our teen students will be considered for positions in the Dance Ensemble, which will give them the chance to exponentially improve their dance skill set.
Participation in the Summer Intensive does NOT guarantee a role in the Community Connections Production.
Performers under 18 MUST be enrolled in the Summer Intensive to be considered for the Community Connections Production.
For more information about the Community Connections Production (including rehearsal dates), click HERE.
June 20-July 19
Monday-Friday from 9:00-5:00
NO REHEARSAL July 4-7
July 17 & 18
(This means that although we make every attempt to finish in the allotted time, this is a 3 hour show and tech rehearsals may go later than expected. All performers are required to set props and costumes and clean up their areas before they may be released.)
July 19 at 7:00 pm
July 20 at 2:00 pm
& 7:00 pm
July 21 at 2:00 pm
While the following roles are the ones everyone knows about, KidsAlive! is an ensemble driven company.
We will be looking for a strong and vibrant ensemble both with and without dance experience to play multiple roles including townspeople, wolves, and enchanted objects.
All KidsAlive! productions are ensemble driven and ensemble members can expect to have a myriad of responsibilities throughout the production.
A vibrant, intelligent girl with beauty, who wants more out of the life than an ordinary existence. She is optimistic, fun-loving, caring, and eager to experience life.
Vocal range: E3-F5
A Prince transformed into a terrifying beast for his lack of compassion. He is hot-tempered and commanding, but has a warm, loving heart buried far beneath his gruff exterior.
Vocal range: A2-F4
The egotistical, ultra-masculine villain determined to marry Belle. He is manipulative yet charming and earnest.
Vocal range: A2-E4
Belle's loving, eccentric father. A child at heart and inventor in his own world.
Vocal range: Bb2-Db4
A tightly-wound, enchanted mantle clock and the head of the Beast's household. He is uptight, strict, and punctual but also hard-working, faithful, and thorough.
Vocal range: A2-E4
A warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She is loyal, caring, and playful.
Vocal range: F#3-G5
A suave, debonair enchanted candelabra. He is a loyal and steadfast servant.
Vocal range: F#2-F#4
An enchanted teacup and Mrs. Potts' darling little boy. He is innocent, playful, and bright-eyed.
Vocal range: A3-F5
A saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere's affections. She is the playful, gorgeous, seductive French maid.
Vocal range: C4-F5
Madame De La Grande Bouche
A former opera diva-turned-enchanted wardrobe. She has a caring, refined, larger than life personality.
Vocal range: C#4-D5
Gaston's bumbling sidekick. He is loyal, energetic, and optimistic, but not quite the brightest guy.
Vocal range: B2-F#4
The scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum. He is a dark, sinister villain who aides Gaston in his plot to marry Belle.
Vocal range: D3-A4