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2018 Shade Tree Registration

  • Dakota Stage Ltd 412 East Main Avenue Bismarck, ND, 58501 United States (map)

Join us this summer!
Summer Children's Theater Program for Ages 7-18

ACADEMY PROGRAM
Students entering grades 2 through 8 in Fall 2018 are welcome to join us each summer to participate in a theatrical production! With two sessions for a play and two sessions for a musical, parents and children can find the dates and times that best suit their schedule for this 4 week experience!

The Girl with the Golden Locks
Enter the world of fairy-tale espionage, where at the FBI (Fairytale Bureau of Intelligence), Agent Gold works with her sisters Agent Red and the rookie Snow White. With help from many other fairytale
characters, Agent Gold takes on the biggest mission of her life, saving the kingdom from the Three Bears!

Play Session A - May 29 - June 30 - Morning Rehearsals
Parent Meeting: Tuesday, May 29, 9AM - 10AM
Rehearsals: May 29 - June 27, Mon - Fri, 9AM - 12PM
Work Day: Saturday, June 16, 10AM - 12PM or 1PM - 3PM
Performances: Thursday, June 28 & Friday, June 29 at 7PM, & Saturday, June 30 at 2PM

Play Session B - June 18 - July 21 - Afternoon Rehearsals
Parent Meeting: Monday, June 18, 1PM - 2PM
Rehearsals: June 18 - July 18 (No rehearsals on July 4), Mon - Fri, 1PM - 4PM
Work Day: Saturday, June 16, 10AM - 12PM or 1PM - 3PM
Performances: Thursday, July 19 & Friday, July 20 at 7PM, & Saturday, July 21 at 2PM

Adventures of a Comic Book Artist (musical)
The boss of Wonder Comics has ordered a set of magical pens guaranteed to bring to life any character drawn. Plans go awry and his staff of artists unwittingly create a super-villain, Doctor Shock Clock! It is up to the lowly janitor and aspiring artist Stanley Leonardo Sappovitz to create the greatest super heroes of all
time to save the day! Both cast and audience will love this action-packed spoof of the comic book genre complete with hysterical singing superheroes and dancing villains.

Musical Session A - July 2 - August 4 - Morning Rehearsals
Parent Meeting: Monday, July 2, 9AM - 10AM
Rehearsals: July 2 - August 1, Mon - Fri, 9AM - 12PM
Work Day: Sunday, July 22, 12PM - 2PM or 2PM - 4PM
Performances: Thursday, August 2 & Friday, August 3 at 7PM, & Saturday, August 4 at 2PM

Musical Session B - July 9 - August 11 - Afternoon Rehearsals
Parent Meeting: Monday, July 9, 1PM - 2PM
Rehearsals: July 9 - August 8, Mon - Fri, 1PM - 4PM
Work Day: Sunday, July 22, 12PM - 2PM or 2PM - 4PM
Performances: Thursday, August 9 & Friday, August 10 at 7PM, & Saturday, August 11 at 2P

Rehearsals and performances will be in the Imagination Theater at the Frances Leach High Prairie Arts & Science Complex, 1810 Schafer St in Bismarck.


CONSERVATORY PROGRAM
Students entering grades 9-12 in Fall 2018 and students who have completed grade 12 in Spring 2018 are welcome to join us each summer to participate in a full-scale theatrical production! With one play and one musical, students can select a show based upon their interests. Participants are asked to audition each Spring to enable the directors to get a jump start on casting. All who audition will be cast!

The Jungle Book
This classic story tells the exciting adventure of Mowgli, a young boy raised by wolves, befriended by Bagheera the panther and Baloo
the bear, and threatened by Shere Khan. Featuring these and many more jungle creatures, Mowgli learns the “law of jungle.” This tale is
interspersed with the story of a young Rudyard Kipling, as he navigates his own “jungle” at boarding school.

Auditions: Sunday, February 11 12PM-3PM
OR Sunday, February 25 12PM-3PM
Parent Meeting: Mon, June 25, 12PM-1PM
Rehearsal: June 25-July 25 Mon-Fri,
9AM-12PM (No rehearsal July 4)
Work Day: Sat, June 21, 10AM-3PM
Performances: July 26-28 at 7PM,
& July 29 at 2PM

Anything Goes (musical)
Music, dance, laughs, and the age-old tale of Boy Meets Girl– no musical puts it on stage better than ANYTHING GOES! A hilarious
shipboard romp, wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores, ANYTHING GOES is Delightful, Delicious, and De-Lovely.

Auditions: Sun, February 11 3PM-6PM
OR Sun, February 25 3PM-6PM
Parent Meeting: Mon, June 4, 5PM-6PM
Rehearsal: June 4-July 11 Mon-Fri
1PM-5PM (No rehearsal July 4)
Work Day: Saturday, June 16, 10AM - 3PM
Performances: July 12-14 at 7PM,
& July 15 at 2PM

Auditions, rehearsals, and performances will be at Dakota Stage Ltd, 412 E Main Ave in Downtown Bismarck.

All who audition will receive a role.
Please email theaterdir@dakotastageltd.com to register for an audition. Auditions will be held on Sunday, February 11 and Sunday, February 25. 

The Jungle Book 12PM - 3PM - Cold reading material will be provided. If students have a prepared monologue they may use that also.

Anything Goes 3PM - 6PM - Students should prepare 16 bars of a song. Cold reading material will be provided. If students have a prepared monologue they may use that also.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR BOTH PROGRAMS
MARCH 31, 2018

Register your child using the electronic form on our website (SUMMER 2018 REGISTRATION FORM, www.shadetreeplayers.com) and submit the registration fee prior to March 31, 2018. 

2018 Registration Fees are $200 per registrant per session.
A $25 discount per session applies for families registering multiple children and/or for children registering for multiple sessions.

Scholarship funds are available. Please submit the scholarship application found on the Shade Tree homepage to be considered.

Any donations made by those registering will go directly into additional scholarship funding.

Please call or email theaterdir@dakotastageltd.com for more information or if you have any questions.