Please indicate your child’s name, classroom #. Payment does not guarantee placement in the program. Note, all students will be wait-listed & confirmation of placement in this class will be emailed.
Upstage Theatre Program at Roscomare Road Elementary (3rd-5th Grade)
Roscomare Road Elementary’s Production of: Disney’s 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).
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.
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).