I will post the flyer below. The teen advisory board really wanted us to do some type of production for them this year, and while we are not a children's theatre, our mentoring aspect is so strong that I let them chose GODSPELL as a simpler show that we could present ala NPT youth.
That means it has to have our "branding" elements and I made that clear to Shelby and Shay (on our board) before I agreed to produce this.
1. We always have our mentoring aspects which are so much more involved than just "let's do a show". This time it means that each of the kids who are cast will also be co-producers. They will attend a pre production meeting, help decide on the "concept" (I already have a good idea but will encourage them to contribute), we will start a fan page, create blogs, tweet and start taking pix and videos. At the end of every rehearsal we will have a 15 minute marketing session where they post, email and blog to create that "buzz" for our future audience.
Some of the Teens (it's ages 12-19) will be co-directors, co-choreographers, co-production, co co co etc.. They all buy into a piece of the show. They all create it with us.
2. We always have another Non Profit that we partner with. In this case it's St. Anthony's church in Fairfield, where the wonderful Father John is happy to be our host site as well as to be included in our marketing when I take the kids on Channel 8, 12 and to various events that we are singing this summer, because he would like churches and synagogues to become more involved in supporting the Arts. And I love that.
3. We always outreach in a "service" way so we will be visiting senior homes in the area. I will call those places and offer the same thing I did for the Bijou show. You bring at least 10 of your residents out to see the show and we will bring a troup of the kids in to perform for you. I know the past four senior centers that came to see our show during the Holidays will do it.
4. We always feature Broadway and Entertainment stars and they will abound in terms of master classes.
So spread the word about the upcoming auditions June 8th. Details below.
THE NEW PARADIGM THEATRE YOUTH, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA CHURCH, PRESENTS:
Date: June 8th 11am - 2pm
Location: St. Anthony of Padua Church, 149 South Pine Creek Rd, Fairfield CT
Requirements: You must be between the ages of 12 and 19. Please be prepared to sing one or two musical theatre songs acapella for our Broadway pros. Bring Headshot and resume if you have them. Be prepared to take direction/improv.
** This production will be co-produced by each cast member to teach leadership in: Production, Marketing, Service, Directing, Choreography as well as offering acting/voice with our Broadway pros.
The four week session will run from July 8 - Aug 4 with three performances Aug 2 - 4th.
Rehearsals will be Monday-Friday 10am - 3pm at St. Anthony of Padua Church.
There will be opportunities for participation in TV appearances, Broadway star master classes, Concerts with symphony in Norwalk, Auditioning for: Commercial & Film/TV master classes, Vocal instruction, as well as service/volunteer credits given for senior home visits.
Total cost: $600 for the entire 4 weeks.
Call or email for audition appointment: Lynn Vetare at 203-858-4927 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Director: Kristin Huffman (Broadway: Company, Tours: Phantom, Professor at Univ of Hartford and WCSU)
Co-director: Jerold Goldstein (Broadway: Little Shop of Horrors; Tours: Funny Thing Happened on the way to the forum; How to Succeed in Business)
The New Paradigm Theatre is a (501 c 3) not for profit professional theatre company.