KIDS: CAST Children's Theater Events

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"Dinosaurs Before Dark" for ages 5 and up
$225.00 per student for the session
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What would you do if a tree house in your neighborhood could transport you anywhere you wanted to go?
While exploring one afternoon, siblings Jack and Annie discover a tree house full of books. Jack looks through a book about dinosaurs and wishes he could see a real one. Suddenly the wind begins to blow and the tree house starts to spin wildly. When it finally stops, Jack and Annie open their eyes to find they have been transported back to the time of the dinosaurs. Join Jack and Annie on their adventure back in time to experience an amazing group of dinosaurs face to face. MAGIC TREE HOUSE: DINOSAURS BEFORE DARK KIDS is an adaptation of the first of Mary Pope Osborne's award-winning fantasy adventure books from the Magic Tree House book series.

Saturday Class - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM. Classes begin on Saturday, September 6, 2014
Performances on:
 Friday November 14 at 7:00 pm
Saturday November 15 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday November 16 at 2:00 pm
Wednesday Class - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM. Classes begin on Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Performances on:
Friday November 7 at 7:00 pm
Saturday November 8 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday November 9 at 2:00 pm
"Peter Pan, Jr." for ages 8 and up
$275.00 per student for the session
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Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Never Land. Their adventure introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook!
Based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie's enchanting play, Disney's Peter Pan JR. is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn't grow up with no flying required! The score includes new arrangements of classic Disney songs, such as "Following the Leader," "You Can Fly," "The Second Star to the Right" and "Yo Ho, A Pirate's Life for Me." 
Saturday Class - 10:30 AM - 12:00 noon. Classes begin Saturday, September 6, 2014

Performances on:
 Friday December 12 at 7:00 pm
Saturday December 13 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday December 14 at 2:00 pm
Monday Class - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM. Classes begin on Monday, September 8, 2014
Performances on:
Friday December 5 at 7:00 pm
Saturday December 6 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday December 7 at 2:00 pm
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When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre.

Students who wish to participate in "The Sound of Music G2K" must have the following prerequisites as Elgibility is based on:
Performance experience with CAST, possessing skills demonstrated in dance, voice, acting, teamwork, & assessed by the Executive Director as being an advanced student.
New students require an appointment with the Executive Director to establish level of skill.  We will set-up appointments for 15-20 minutes and srtudents will be asked to do a cold reading (unprepared), sing with coaching, learn a simple dance combo.
Once approval is given from the Executive Director, we will send you the information on registering for "The Sound of Music G2K".
Use the registration link to let us know if you are interested in participating in this class.  For this class, you do not pay until you are approved to register.
Tuesdays Only - 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM. Classes begin on Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Performances on:
 Friday November 21 at 7:00 pm
Saturday November 22 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday November 23 at 2:00 pm
If you are registering for more than one child, please submit a $50.00 deposit for each student and we will send you a link for your balance.
If you have any questions, contact CAST at 860.649.5062 or 
Fall Classes  Deposit Only $50.00 USD Full fee - "Dinosaurs Before Dark Kids" $225.00 USD Full Fee - "Peter Pan, Jr." $275.00 USD Intro to Musical Theatre Home School $70.00 USD  

A registration fee of $50 is required to reserve your space in each class you register for. This fee is applied to the class fee. The balance is due by or before the 1st class. Each class has a maximum of 35 students and registration  is accepted on a first come first serve basis. Class titles are subject to change based on availability of shows. Scholarships are available.
Home School Program - Introduction to Musical Theatre
A program designed for students who are home schooled - No experience necessary.  Students must be able to read. Taught by Rebecca Duval.

Learn the fundamentals of acting through Musical Theatre.  Classes will work on what goes into putting together a musical theatre production through song, dance, character development and by the end of the class will put together a musical production.

Weekly classes start on Monday, September 22nd and will run through Monday, November 6th.  There will be no class on October 13th. Class time is 2:15 - 3:30 pm and will be held at our CAST studio theatre located at 113 Summit Street Manchester, CT. $70.00 per student 
If you have any questions or would like more information,
contact CAST at 860.649.5062 or
The C.A.S.T. Theater is fully handicapped accessible. Handicapped children are encouraged to participate in all auditions and classes. Parents should contact the C.A.S.T. Theater for specific questions.
CAST is a theater organization helping to preserve the arts in the greater Manchester area and beyond.  CAST started as a small childrens' theater group run out of the home of its Co-Founder, Donna Mercier.  In the beginning, CAST operated primarily during the summer, mounting musical productions out of Manchester High School's Bailey Auditorium.   However, since inception, CAST has grown ten fold.
CAST, Inc. now operates out of its own facility on Summit Street in Manchester, CT.   CAST has grown from a childrens' theater group doing summer musicals to a full scale theatre group offering year-round  productions and classes for children.  There is also a splinter group known as CAST After Dark offering theater productions for teens and adults. CAST is a nonprofit organization run by volunteers and all funds raised are used to maintain our program.
C.A.S.T. is located at 113 Summit Street, Manchester, CT.
From Hartford area:
Interstate 84 East to Interstate 384.  Exit 3 off of I-384 (Main Street).  Right off the exit and move over one lane to the left to continue straight.  Go straight up Main Street (through several traffic lights). 
At main Intersection (Main Street & East Center Street), Library will be on left.  Turn Right onto East Center Street.  At first traffic light turn left onto Summit Street.  After stop sign, go down hill and around bend.  CAST will be up on the right.  Brick building with blue doors.

C.A.S.T. Inc.
113 Summit St.
P.O. Box 1268
Manchester, CT 06045-1268

Or you can give us a call at 860-649-5062

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