For students in 9th through 12th Grade. Registration for this group is $175.*
About the program
The Yaebo Players is open to students who have completed 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade this past school year. They rehearse Monday-Friday. The emphasis of the group is on refining skills of performance. We would like each student to not only grow as an individual, but also develop their understanding of ensemble work.
This year the Yaebo Players will be producing the second longest running musical in Broadway history, Chicago: High School Edition . This high school version adapts the full Broadway version by adjusting some of the text and cutting/shortening some songs. Chicago is set in the 1920’s when the lines of fame and infamy were blurred to be one and the same. This fantastic dance musical features multiple starring roles and opportunities to be featured. This is an edgier show than we have typically done, so parents please be advised of the suggested PG-13 audiences
Auditions will be held at Cambridge Middle School on June 10th following the Kick-Off meeting which begins at 6:00. Auditions will consist of a prepared solo (usually about one verse), a cold reading (or multiple readings) from the show, and possibly a dance audition. We generally prefer to hear songs from the show, but any song will be fine. After the individual solo, you may be asked to prepare a different song from the musical, so we can hear different things. A pianist will be provided.
As usual copies of the songs can be obtained by contacting Mr. Knudsvig. If you are singing a song from a different source, please provide sheet music for the pianist. Some songs are currently available, others won’t be available until the score has been received in the middle of May.
Rehearsals for this group will be from 8:00am -12:00pm Monday through Thursday as well as 9:00am -3:00pm on Fridays (with a few exceptions). Rehearsals for June and part of July will be at Cambridge Middle School and will start in the choir room most days. A typical rehearsal would include one to two hours of music rehearsal and the rest spent on choreography and staging.
*Registration for all performers is $175. Students will also be responsible for having theatrical makeup for the performances. Play Inc will have makeup that can be purchased during the summer sessions.