Aladdin Kids (Grades K-2)

$440.00

All students in kindergarten through 2nd grade are welcome to join our after-school Theatre Program on Wednesdays beginning January 9th, featuring a production of the musical Aladdin Kids.

Our four-month acting and musical theatre program for grades k–2 is based on a one-on-one approach to acting technique, as well as effective communication through voice and movement. Students will work with a director, a musical director, and a choreographer, and will be coached in acting, singing, and dance technique, culminating in a fully realized show.

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Dates: Wednesdays January 9th, 2019 through April 12th, 2019.

Times: Wednesdays 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Payment Options: You can also choose to pay in two payments ($235).

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IMPORTANT: If you’re child is in kindergarten and needs lunchtime supervision before class, please check here (this includes 20 hours of daycare).

Description

The Upstage Theatre Arts School’s Program at Brookside Elementary School — Aladdin Kids

Based on the iconic animated film, with an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Disney’s Aladdin KIDS is sure to send audiences soaring on a flying carpet ride filled with romance and adventure.

When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie’s magic power to become a prince in order to marry her.  Iago, Jafar, the Genie and more are here in Disney’s Aladdin KIDS, a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love.

Who is Eligible:

All students in Kindergarten – 2nd grade are welcome to join our after-school play production class starting on Wednesday January 9th. The class introduces basic theatre vocabulary and technique through interactive theatre 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 Theatre. Each child is encouraged to fully participate and is considered an integral part in our final production. Please check the production dates below, as we expect every child to be present for show weekend.

Class Location:

Multi-Purpose Room/Auditorium, Brookside Elementary, 165 Satinwood Ave, Oak Park, CA 91377 (unless otherwise indicated)
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Performance Location:

Multi-Purpose Room/Auditorium, Brookside Elementary, 165 Satinwood Ave, Oak Park, CA 91377
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Cost: $440 per child. This can also be paid in two monthly payments of $235.

Price includes: Full attendance for rehearsals and participation in the show, with costumes and props included. Students will be working with a professional Director, Choreographer, and Musical Director during rehearsals. There will be a Production Director to liaise with the school and run all logistics of the classes and performances.

Additional information

Class Location

Multi-Purpose Room/Auditorium, Brookside Elementary, 165 Satinwood Ave, Oak Park, CA 91377.
(Unless otherwise indicated)

Class Times

Wednesdays, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, beginning January 9th, 2019. Class will be extended for the Dress Rehearsal on April 10th, 2019 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. **There will be lunch supervision for kinders beginning at 12:15 and for 1st and 2nd graders beginning at 12:40.

Extra Classes

Thursday, April 11th will be a run-through from 3:00 to 5:00 pm, with Dinner for kids at 5:00 pm (provided by Brookside PTA Parents and Volunteers). Show time will be 6:00 pm.

Friday, April 12th: Call time will be 5:30 pm. Show time will be at 6:30 pm

Performance Dates

Thursday, April 11th, 2019 6:00 pm
Friday, April 12th, 2019 6:30 pm

Performance Location

Multi-Purpose Room/Auditorium, Brookside Elementary, 165 Satinwood Ave, Oak Park, CA 91377

Payment Terms

Fees must be paid in full or via payment plan to reserve a place. Cancellations before the end of the second week will receive a refund (less $100 handling fee). No refunds after the second week, however, fees can be applied toward another program or camp subject to availability. For further details please see the Payment Options tab above.

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Orientation Meeting

There will be a meeting for parents directly after rehearsals at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, January 8th. This will be an opportunity for you to meet the Upstage production team and ask any questions you may have.

Production Team

Adrian Cohen : Artistic Director & Founder of Upstage Theatre Schools

Adrian Cohen

Artistic Director & Founder of Upstage Theatre Schools

Adrian has been a professional actor and drama teacher for over 25 years. He was born and educated in England completing a BA (honors) at Leeds University and a Drama Diploma at the Arts Educational Schools, London.

Adrian has worked extensively in film and television with credits including “Ocean’s 13”, “Entourage”, “General Hospital”, “The King of Queens”, “Frasier”, “Bruce Almighty” and recurring roles in “24” and “iCarly” (as Mr Devlin).

Adrian started Upstage in 1999 with a simple principle at its core — to create an environment that would produce fully rounded young performers:

“I wanted the students to take part in all three disciplines (i.e. acting, singing and dance) so that when they perform on stage, they have what we call 'chops'-that's how actors are taught in England. And the skills learnt in the performing arts are so useful to young people whatever future career they choose.”

Julie Bank : Managing Director

Julie Bank

Managing Director

Julie has been part of the Upstage family for over a decade, starting in 2004 as a volunteer at Westwood Charter before joining the Upstage Production Team in 2014.

She has a Masters of Social Service Administration Degree from the University of Chicago and has been working with children and families for over to 25 years, first in foster care and more recently as an international adoption social worker.

Originally from Texas, her love of Musical Theatre started with a High School production of “Grease” and was revived when the oldest of her four children joined the Upstage Program.

Julie loves being a part of the Upstage Theatre Schools family and loves working with the amazing Upstage staff and students!

Miranda Wynne : Director and Production Manager

Miranda Wynne

Director and Production Manager

Miranda Wynne graduated from UC, San Diego with a Bachelors in Theatre and a minor in communications. She performs in theatres all around Los Angeles and recently received a nomination for Best Lead Performance by the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle. Previously, Miranda has had the pleasure of being a teaching artist for La Jolla Playhouse’s Young Performers Workshop and as the Performing Arts Specialist at Fun Under the Sun Day Camp for a number of years. Miranda is also a substitute teacher for LAUSD during the year!

Angelica Smith : Musical Director

Angelica Smith

Musical Director

Angelica is an avid lover of music and has been singing in choirs since she was in high school. After high school, Angelica lived in Borken, Germany for one year as an exchange student where she studied language, culture, and the performing arts. She has since been studying voice at Santa Barbara City College, San Francisco State University (B.A. in Spanish), Moorpark College (where she won an award for Best Actress as a newcomer), and continues with private coaching.
Angelica is active in community theatre in the Ventura County and has been in productions such as Nunsense, Dogfight, Curtains, Nuncrackers (CSP), West Side Story (CPT), and a number of productions at Moorpark College.
Teaching kids music and seeing their faces light up with enjoyment is a gift Angelica doesn’t take for granted. She is incredibly grateful to Upstage for including her in the team.
Bethany Baderdeen : Choreographer

Bethany Baderdeen

Choreographer

Bethany is a southern California native starting from the bottom, now she’s here. As a huge advocate for education in Theater, Bethany earned a certificate from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in LA, and a Bachelor's Degree in Theater Performance from UC San Diego. She spent three years as an ambassador for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and was nominated for two Irene Ryan Awards.

After marking her Los Angeles stage debut as a semi-finalist in LA's Next Great Stage Star, her most recent role was appearing in Mamma Mia at Sierra Repertory Theater, and Grease at The Alaska Center for the Performing Arts in Anchorage, Alaska. She continues to perform regionally but is so passionately delighted to step on over to the creative team with Upstage! #beingbethany™ 

Fees can be paid in two monthly payments ($235)

Fees must be paid in full or via payment plan to reserve a place. Cancellations before the end of the second week will receive a refund (less $100 handling fee). No refunds after the second week, however, fees can be applied toward another program or camp subject to availability.

For alternative payment arrangements please email us, or use the form in the Product Enquiry tab above.

Read our terms and conditions (incl. refund policy).

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