After-School Theatre Arts


Programs for 2019/20 school year

  • Annie Jr. – 3rd-5th (Sept-Dec – Monday/Wednesday)
  • Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids – K-2nd  (Feb-May – Tuesday/Thursday)

More details are below.  Eblasts from roscomareinfo@gmail.com will be sent once classes open – be sure this new address is added into your “contacts” so you don’t miss it.

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Upstage Theatre Program at Roscomare Road Elementary (3rd-5th Grade)

Roscomare Road Elementary’s Production of: Annie Jr., rated G

Rehearsals/classes begin Sept 23 (Mon. & Wed) plus one Thursday class during show week. There will be two Shows, Friday, December 13th at 4:30pm and Saturday, December 14th at 2 pm (12:30 call time).

Roscomare has partnered with Upstage Theatre Schools for the 4th year to offer after-school performing arts education.  Upstage puts on professional productions with Directors, Choreographers, musical directors, and brings in stage equipment to enhance our stage and lighting.  Each year our programs sell out, and result in sold-out smash hits.

Founded on the principle that theater should be fair and fun, Upstage Theatre productions feature ensemble casting, and an environment for the child to find their own level in their own time. Their overall objective is for the student to feel joyful and creatively fulfilled when performing, and their hope is that all students grow in confidence, make new friends and learn new skills.

Play Description Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie JR. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure.

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Class Description: Registration for Annie Jr., our after-school musical production class, is for Roscomare students in 3rd-5th grades. Classes/rehearsals will be held twice a week on Monday & Wednesday’s and one Thursday during show week.  Note, class size will be limited, and has filled up quickly in past productions.  The class introduces theater vocabulary and technique through interactive theater games and scene practice as well as music and dance taught by professionals. The teachers are highly qualified with many aggregate years’ experience in Children’s Theater. Each child is encouraged to fully participate and is considered an integral part of our final production. All children will be in the show. Please check the production dates below, as we expect every child to be present for rehearsals, and both show dates.

Cost: $550 (non-refundable)
Price includes: Attendance to all classes/rehearsals, participation in the two shows.  Also includes costumes and props–note parents may be asked to purchase a specific dance shoe or an under garment like a leotard and tights but the outer costume will be provided for use during the shows. Also includes one script and music (replacement of one of these two items can be purchased for $20).  Students will be working with a Professional Director, Choreographer and Musical Director during rehearsals. There are no make-up classes for missed classes/rehearsals, no refunds once payment is made, and students are expected to attend all classes/rehearsals and exhibit good behavior, as the rest of their class relies on them to be a participating cast member. It’s a team effort. Note, tickets to the show are not included but will be offered to cast families first- tickets are approx. $12-16.  Parents are asked to help make the program a success and extra special for the children by helping with a few items related to the show.

Teacher/Principal Approval, & Class Behavior:  Some students may not be admitted into the program. Students who join the after school theater program are expected to exhibit good behavior in the program, and during school.  All students will require approval from their teacher and the Principal to participate. If your student does not receive approval to participate in this program, you will be advised by the Principal before the program begins and a refund will be given. If your student is accepted into the program, and is asked to leave the program due to poor behavior, no refund will be given.

Registration: Friends of Roscomare organizes and makes this wonderful after school theater program possible. Priority will be given to F.O.R. member families who support Friends of Roscomare with their share of Annual Giving yearly.  Payments do not confirm that your child will be admitted to the program. If your child is not admitted to the program, a refund will be given. If you request to drop the class after payment is made, no refund will be given. Registration confirmations will be sent via email.

Click here to sign up. Payment does not guarantee placement in the program. Note, all students will be wait-listed & confirmation of placement in this class will be emailed.

Rehearsal/Show schedule (rehearsals/classes, 2 shows):  2 days week (2 hours): Monday 3-5pm , Wednesday 3-5pm. Note, due to a minimum day, class on November 13th will begin early 12:45-2:45pm, and the last 5 classes before the show will be 3 hours in length (3-6pm) which includes one additional class on Thursday December 12 in preparation of the show the following day.

September 23, 25, 30

Oct 7 (no school Oct 9), 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30

November 4, 6, (No school Nov 11), 13 (12:45-2:45 due to min day), 18, 20 (No school the week of Nov 25)

December 2*, 4*, 9*, 11*, 12* (this is the one added Thursday class)

*These last 5 classes are 3 hours 3-6pm.

Performance Dates:   Two Shows, Friday, December 13th at 4:30 pm and Saturday, December 14th at 2 pm (12:30 call time). Students will need to be let out of class early on Friday at 1pm, and arrive at 12:30pm on Saturday, 1 1/2 hours before show-time.

Class Day: Class is held on Monday AND Wednesday PLUS one Thursday class during show week, and early rehearsal on Friday Dec. 13th

Class/Performance Location: Roscomare Auditorium – students will meet in the auditorium when school lets out.

No Classes:  October 9, November 11, 25, 27

Getting to class:  Students walk to the auditorium when school lets out where attendance will be taken.  If your child will be absent, please send an email to advise the Upstage staff in advance of the class.

Snack:  Please send your child to school with a theater snack.

Pick up:   Children should not be picked up early as it disrupts the class.  Parents need to arrive 5 minutes before pick up, wait by the lunch tables for the doors to open, sign out their child, and then wait for their child to exit the auditorium. All children need to be picked up on-time.  Upstage will charge a per minute late fee for late pick-ups.

Performance Schedule:  Two Shows, Friday, December 13th at 4:30 pm and Saturday, December 14th at 2 pm (12:30 call time).

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Upstage Theatre Program at Roscomare Road Elementary (K-2nd Grade)

Roscomare Road Elementary’s Production of: Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids

Rehearsals/classes begin Feb. 18 (Tues. & Thurs.) plus one Wednesday class during show week. There will be two Shows, Friday,  May 1st at 4:30pm and Saturday, May 2nd at 2 pm (12:30 call time).

Roscomare has partnered with Upstage Theatre Schools for the 4th year to offer after-school performing arts education.  Upstage puts on professional productions with Directors, Choreographers, musical directors, and brings in stage equipment to enhance our stage and lighting.  Each year our programs sell out, and result in sold-out smash hits.

Founded on the principle that theater should be fair and fun, Upstage Theatre productions feature ensemble casting, and an environment for the child to find their own level in their own time. Their overall objective is for the student to feel joyful and creatively fulfilled when performing, and their hope is that all students grow in confidence, make new friends and learn new skills.

Play DescriptionThe jungle is jumpin’ with a jazzy beat in Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS. Specially adapted from the classic Disney animated film, Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS features a host of colorful characters and your favorite songs from the movie.

Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, are on the run in the deepest parts of the jungle. On their journey, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin’ musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. When Shere Khan returns, our heroes must rally their fellow animals into battle and restore peace throughout the jungle.

Class Description: Registered students in Kindergarten-2nd grades will enjoy our after-school musical production class which generally meets twice a week on Tuesday’s & Thursday’s for an hour and a half-see below for the exact schedule.  Note, class size will be limited, and Kindergarten spaces are very limited (this program is not open to TK students, no exceptions). The class introduces theater vocabulary and technique through interactive theater games and scene practice as well as music and dance taught by professionals. The teachers are highly qualified with many aggregate years experience in Children’s Theater. Each child is encouraged to fully participate and is considered an integral part in our final production. All children in the program will be in the show. Please check the production dates below, as we expect every child to be present for rehearsals, and show dates Friday May 1st 4:30pm and Saturday May 2nd 2pm.

Cost: 1st-2nd Grade $550 (non-refundable), Kindergarten $575 (non-refundable)
Price includes: Attendance to all classes/rehearsals, participation in the two shows.  Also includes costumes and props–note parents will likely be asked to purchase a specific dance shoe or an under garment like a leotard and tights but the outer costume will be provided for use during the show. Also includes one script and music (replacement of one of these two items can be purchased for $20).  Students will be working with a Professional Director, Choreographer and Musical Director during rehearsals. There are no make-up classes for missed classes/rehearsals, no refunds once payment is made and not transferable. Students are expected to attend all classes/rehearsals and exhibit good behavior, as the rest of their class relies on them to be a participating cast member. It’s a team effort. Note, tickets to the show are not included but will be offered to cast families first- tickets are approx. $12-16.  Parents are asked to help make the program a success and extra special for the children by helping with a few items related to the show.

Teacher/Principal Approval, & Class Behavior:  Some students may not be admitted into the program. Students who join the after school theater program are expected to exhibit good behavior in the program, and during school.  All students will require approval from their teacher and the Principal to participate. If your student does not receive approval to participate in this program, you will be advised by the Principal before the program begins and a refund will be given. If your student is accepted into the program, and is asked to leave the program due to poor behavior, no refund will be given.

Registration: Friends of Roscomare organizes and makes this wonderful after school theater program possible. Priority will be given to F.O.R. member families who support Friends of Roscomare with their share of Annual Giving yearly. Payments for this program will begin in December -the link will be sent via eblast. Payments do not confirm that your child will be admitted to the program. If your child is not admitted to the program, a refund will be given. If you request to drop the class after payment is made, no refund will be given. Registration confirmations will be sent via email.

Rehearsal/Show schedule (rehearsals/classes, 2 shows): 2 days week (1 1/2 hours): Tuesday 2-3:30pm & Thursday 3-4:30pm. Note, the last 3 classes will be 2 hours in length -this includes one added class on Wednesday during show week.

Feb 18, 20, 25, 27

March 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31

April  2, (No classes April 7th and 9th due to Spring Break) 14, 16, 21,* 23,* 28*, 29*(this is an added Wednesday class during show week), 30**

*These 4 classes will be extended to 2 hours in length

**This one class will be extended to 3 hours from 3-6pm

Shows on May 1st (4:30pm) & May 2nd (2pm)

Performance Dates:  Friday, May 1st at 4.30 pm & Saturday, May 2nd at 2pm, students will need to be let out of their regular daytime class at 2pm on Friday so they can rehearse before the first show, and arrive at 12:30pm, before show-time on Saturday.

Class/Performance Location: Auditorium, Roscomare Road Elementary

Class Times: Classes Feb 18-April 16th will be 1 1/2 hrs in length on Tuesday’s 2pm– 3:30pm AND Thursday’s 3pm – 4:30pm.   April 21st – 29th will be 2 hours in length from 2pm-4pm Tuesday, and 3pm-5pm Thursday, and the last class on April 30th will be 3 hours in length.

Getting to class – Kindergarten students will be picked up from their classroom by Upstage staff, and 1st & 2nd grade students are to walk to the auditorium on their own where attendance will be taken.  If your child will be absent, please send an email to advise the staff in advance of the class.

Snack – please send your child to school with a theater snack.

Pick up – Children should not be picked up early as it disrupts the class.  Parents need to arrive 5 minutes before pick up, wait by the lunch tables for the doors to open, sign out their child, and then wait for their child to exit the auditorium. All children need to be picked up on-time.

Click here for a link to the Upstage show reel.

 

 

 

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