For students in 9th through 12th Grade. Registration for this group is $160.*
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS PROGRAM
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’s production will be the Caribbean musical Once On This Island. The show opens during a storm and to calm a young girl, the group begins telling a story. The story centers on TiMoune a peasant girl who has fallen in love with Daniel a rich man from the other side of the island. It is TiMoune’s quest to test whether love is actually stronger than death. While the story unfolds the ensemble creates the new settings, plays the roles of the creatures that help her along the way, and the people she encounters. With a tropically infused score, this show is going to be lots of fun with many opportunities to showcase everybody.
For a full synopsis and background on the show and the characters, visit here.
Auditions will be held at Cambridge Middle School on June 12th following the Kick-Off picnic which begins at 5:00. Auditions will consist of a prepared solo (usually about one verse) and a cold reading (or multiple readings) from the show. 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.
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).
*Registration for all performers is $160. If you are new to the Summer Youth Theatre there is an additional $20 charge to purchase a makeup kit for you. This kit is then yours to keep and use on other productions.