Friday, December 17, 2010

Birney Players' Performing Aladdin this year!

Announcing the 2011 Birney Players’ Theatrical Production of
a Dual Language Version

Initial Participation is open to
3rd - 5th Grade Students from Birney Elementary
(If numbers allow it, will try to open the show to grades 1 and 2 as well.)

Free Song Learning Sessions and Audition Preparation:
January 20 - March 24, 2011
Thursday afternoons from 4:30 - 6 pm

Auditions: will be held the last week of March. Exact days TBA. Participation in the FREE song learning sessions will help students to obtain a role in the show but does NOT guarantee any role. There are major singing and speaking roles and a large number of ensemble singing and dancing roles. The script is in both English and Spanish. Many characters speak and sing both. We will also need students to help with backstage jobs. This should be a lot of fun and a good challenge for an IB school.

Once actors have been given a part in the show, they will receive scripts and song preparation materials to take home and study during Spring Break. Students will also be asked to officially register for the show and pay a fee (approximately $60) for participation. there will be a number of partial scholarships available. Students will not be able to participate without a registration form, so keep your eyes open for it ins late March.

After Spring Break rehearsals will be held 2-3 days a week until the show is performed for 2-3 nights in the early part of July. It will be extremely important that students be able to attend these rehearsals for the full time, so please look closely at the specific rehearsal and performance dates and times on the calendar that will be available closer to audition time in order to decide if this is a project that your child can do. Students who cannot consistently attend will be unable to continue in the show. Students who are disruptive during the song preparation sessions or the rehearsal times despite warnings will also be asked to leave.

If you have any question about the show or want to ask more about how to participate as an actor, stage crew member, or parent volunteer, please contact Katrina Peterson (Maddie Humphrey’s mom) at 619-316-2342 or

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