Conservatory Schedule – The conservatory hours are from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Monday – Friday, July 17 through July 28, 2017. There will be two performances of the play, The Girl with the Golden Locks which we will rehearse during the conservatory.
Performances are scheduled for Friday, July 28, 2017 at 7 P.M. and Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 1 P.M. Right after the second performance we will strike the show and have our cast party.
After the first day, which is filled with introductions, announcements, familiarizing students with the daily routine, lots of games, and getting to know your child, the schedule will be:
- 9:00- 11:30 A.M. – Education element which includes games, exercises, discussion and reflection which all emphasize a broad range of important theater related skills and information.
- 11:30 A.M.-12:00 P.M. – Lunch. Please have your child bring a bag or box lunch with ice pack if needed. Lunch will be supervised by at least one adult.
- 12:00-3:00 P.M. – Play rehearsal. We will read through, block, and rehearse a one act play. Actors who are not working with the director will be working on technical elements or studying lines.
Production Involvement – Children who are enrolled in the PCTC Summer Theatre Conservatory will be presenting The Girl with the Golden Locks. There are parts for children of all ages and experience levels, and every child will be in the play. If your child must miss a part of conservatory due to a doctor’s appointment or emergency, please inform us before first day of conservatory. Absences in the afternoons will affect the rehearsal planning.
Play Description – The Girl with the Golden Locks by Brian D. Taylor. Enter the world of fairy-tale espionage and intrigue, where top-level spies take on the kingdom’s worst criminal masterminds. Agent Gold is the girl with the golden locks and the top agent at the FBI, that is, the Fairytale Bureau of Intelligence.
Auditions – Auditions start on the first day when we observe the children’s behavior and acting skills. Some things we are looking for include cooperation, ability to take direction, and respect for others. We also will observe their facial expressions and expression in their speech. More expression is better than little expression! You can help prepare your child ahead of time for auditions with a favorite poem, monologue, words to a favorite song, original writing, etc. Allow your child to be creative! The students should be familiar with their audition material, but it is not necessary to memorize it. We may ask the kids to say a line from the play while expressing various emotions (i.e., happy, mad, energetic, etc.). Don’t be concerned if your child is shy. It won’t be long before he or she will want to be on stage! If we know your child is shy, we can pair him/her up with another child or two for the audition. If your child has a special talent such as dancing, tumbling, juggling, singing, etc. please let us know in advance. We may be able to showcase the talent within the play.
Supplies – Please send with your child each day a healthy lunch, plenty of water to drink, a pencil, and eraser.
Tuition – Our tuition fee is $125 for each student. Payment is due by June 20th.
Make-Up Kits – When completing the registration packet, there is a spot for ordering a student makeup kit for your child’s use during the makeup design and application unit and during performances. We purchase these kits from a theater supply company and resell them to our students at our cost. On the registration form, please circle the skin tone description which best describes your child’s appearance. The appropriate kit will be ordered to match this description. Students who have kits from previous years may use them if they are complete and have been stored in a way to guarantee safety. Students must have their own make-up kit to avoid the spread of germs and viruses. When you order a kit for your child, please include payment for the kit in the check you send with your registration packet. Payment is due by June 20th so we have time to order the kits.
T-shirts – We are once again offering T-shirts. Students registered for the Summer Conservatory will receive a FREE T-shirt! You are welcome to order additional T-shirts. The cost is $15 each for size up to adult large. For every “X” added to the size, a dollar is added to the purchase price (i.e., XXL is $17). Please indicate the quantity and sizes you wish to purchase on the registration form and include payment for the T-shirts in the check you send with your registration packet. Payment is due by June 20th so we have time to order the shirts.
Registration Form – Please complete the Registration and Emergency Contact Form and mail it so it arrives by June 20th along with a check made out to PCTC. This will allow time to order your child’s makeup kit and T-shirt. A child will not be admitted to conservatory activities without a signed registration form on file which includes emergency contact information. Registration Form can be found here.
Parent Responsibilities – Because we have only two weeks to work on the play, we request parents help their child memorize lines. Parents will also be asked to help provide some costume pieces for their children. Finally, we would appreciate if each family would provide a salad, dessert, or side dish to share at the cast party.
Commitment to camp – Absences adversely impacting rehearsals and performances may result in students being replaced by other actors. Arriving late or leaving early complicates the educational and rehearsal process for all participants. We request students and parents respect this policy. Of course, if students are ill, we prefer them to stay home to get well and return when healthy. If you know of any planned absences, please let us know on your registration form or on the ﬁrst day of conservatory.
Behavior – Students are expected to treat each other, staff, volunteers, and our rehearsal and performance spaces with respect. Any behavior concerns will be handled as follows:
- First concern – Student receives verbal warning from staff member
- Second concern – Student calls home; student and staff member draft and sign behavior contract
- Third concern – Student is removed from program with no refund
Child Pick-up Arrangements – Students will be released for pick up at 3 P.M. If your child cannot be picked up on time at the end of the conservatory day, please call us so we can notify your child. No child will be left alone after conservatory, but consideration for staff members is appreciated. If your child is to ride on the mini-bus, please let us know. There will be someone to wait for the bus with your child, so he/she will not be waiting alone. We will only release students to the parent who signed the registration form or someone listed on the form as having permission to do so.
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