Friends of Roscomare’s Beauty and the Beast (3rd-5th)
Class Day: Class is held on Tuesday AND Thursday
Class Times: Tuesday’s 2:00pm – 4:00pm AND Thursday’s 3.00pm – 5.00 pm—Beginning September 21, 2021
Minimum Day: Thursday, Oct. 14th class will be held from 12:45 to 2:45 pm
No Classes: Nov. 11th; Nov. 23rd & 25th
Extended Class Days: Class will be extended to 3 hours on the following two dates: December 7th (2 pm to 5 pm) and 9th (class times will be 3 – 6 pm).
Class & Performance Location: Outdoors and possibly the Main Auditorium (if raining), Roscomare Road Elementary
Performance Schedule: Two Shows, December 10th (Call time tbd) and December 11th (call time tbd).
Rehearsals/classes begin Sept 21 (Tues. & Thurs). There will be two Shows, Friday, December 10th and Saturday, December 11th
Roscomare has partnered with Upstage Theatre Schools for the 5th 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. We are planning to have our show outdoors this year.
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.
Based on the original Broadway production that ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
Class Description: Registration for Beauty & The Beast Jr., our after-school musical production class, is for Roscomare students in 3rd-5th grades. Classes/rehearsals will be held twice a week on Tuesday & Thursday. Note, class size will be limited (and limited by grade), 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 for this After School Program: $650 (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 a lost script 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.
I understand the following: My child will wear a mask during all rehearsals and during the show. Most rehearsals will take place outdoors and some may take place indoors. I understand that while precautions are in place to keep students as safe as possible, there is a risk of contracting Covid-19 and other illnesses while part of this program. While we have rules in place to limit possible exposure, participation in this program includes possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including but not limited to COVID-19. While particular rules may reduce this risk, the risk does exist. By filling in the circle below, I acknowledge that and knowingly and freely assume all such risks. I understand that the program costs $650 and once payment has been made for this program it is non-refundable amd non-transferrable. I understand that if my child needs to be removed from the program due to discipline issues, there will be no refund. I will not pick up my child early as it will disrupt the program for all students. I must pick up my child on time (Tuesday by 4:05pm & Thursday by 5:05pm).If I am late to pick up my child, Upstage Staff will charge childcare fees. This will be a memorable program.