STAGES OF THE GAME MIDDLE SCHOOL IMPROV TROUPE 

AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS

For Students in Grades 5 - 8 

 

Coached by Hilary Bluestein-Lyons

 

REGISTRATION:

  • Full - to be added to waitlist, email Lisa@MJTStages.com with student name, grade level, parent name, and phone number.

  • For your convenience, the rehearsal schedule has been provided in calendar form - Commitment Calendar. Please review.

 

TROUPE:

Calling performers in Grades 5 – 8 -- serious performers willing to work as part of a team to share their talents, refine their skills, and create a high quality show.  Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.  Please consider your commitment to the troupe and show prior to your audition.  Each troupe member is crucial to the success of the show.  The experience will be exciting, fun and valuable. 

 

REHEARSALS:

Rehearsals will be on Mondays in April and May — see Commitment Calendar. You will be called to all rehearsals and need to have no more than two conflicts. 

 

PERFORMANCES:

There will be a showcase performance for both the Middle and High School Troupes on June 1.  

• Middle School - June 1 at 7:00PM

• High School - June 1 at 8:00PM

 

COMMITMENT:

• $150 Commitment Fee for comedy/improv performance training to develop your talent in a supportive, nurturing environment culminating in full performances.  Includes a t-shirt fee.  A limited amount of partial tuition assistance available.

• Attend all rehearsals to which you are called.

• Families are asked to contribute volunteer hours in a variety of production areas to help make the show a success. 

 

THE SHOW:  

Middle School students will explore the basic elements of comedy improv such as building relationships, character development, listening and agreeing, within the framework of short-form improv, in the style of the popular TV show “Whose Line is it Anyway.”  Over a period of six 2-hour rehearsals, the group will learn a variety of improv games, culminating in a Stages showcase performance.  Oh yeah, and they’re going to have a ton of FUN!

 

LOCATION:  

Rehearsals, and show are held at:  

STAGES

875 E. Main Street

Third Floor, Auditorium Center

Rochester, NY 14605

Parking located behind the building (enter from College Ave).  Tell the attendant you are  attending a Stages rehearsal or show.  

 

QUESTIONS:

935-7173 (leave a message and your call will be returned) or email Lisa@MJTStages.com 

 

Hope to see you in the troupe!