This is a 5 week session commitment.
MTC Mini Musical series is designed for aspiring young actors interested in a short musical theatre experience. Mini Musicals are a culmination of a condensed children's book reworked with song and dance designed to enable each actor to learn what it takes to be on stage. It's fast paced and a lot of fun for everyone. The first rehearsal of each session will include a simple audition process to enable the director to assign parts for the selected musical. There will be a short parent meeting at the end of the first rehearsal to discuss the mini musical process and hand out costume information. Each parent is asked to put together a simple costume for their child for the performance. All costumes need to be completed by the fourth week of the session. The mini musical performance will be at 7pm on the final rehearsal day . Performance tickets are $6. Tickets may be purchased in advance online or at the front desk. The fifth week of each session requires an extended rehearsal to prepare for the performance. 4pm-6:15pm rehearsal – 6:15pm dinner break at studio (parents are asked to bring a light dinner for their child) - 6:45pm students to get into costumes (parent help is greatly appreciated) - 7pm performance.
Most MTC Mini Musicals are for children ages 4 to 10 and a few allow children up to the age of 12. It all depends on the show. Each MTC mini musical will clearly state that age range appropriate for the chosen script.
No audition required/No experience necessary. Cast members will participate in group activities during the first session to allow the director to cast roles for the mini musical production.
All costumes are put together by parents with guidance by MTC staff.
Rehearsals focus on training the student to deliver lines, sing, dance and work as a team to deliver a short musical for family and friends. Mini Musical rehearsals are scheduled as follows: Week 1 through Week 4 we rehearse Friday 4:30pm to 6:30pm Week 5 we rehearse from 4:00pm to 6:15pm, dinner break is 6:15 to 6:45, Performance is 7:00pm.
A short performance for family and friends is held on the last Workshop evening @ 7:00pm. $8 per ticket with children under 3 free.
Tuition for each mini workshop: $135.00 (plus costume)
A Mandatory Parent meeting is held 15 minutes prior to the end of the first scheduled rehearsal for all Mini Musicals. Each cast member must have an adult family member in attendance at the parent meeting. This is where we hand out scripts, costume information, and the cast list.
The script that is given to each actor needs to be kept in the same condition in which it is received. Scripts are the property of McLaughlin Theatre Company and must be returned after each MTC Mini Musical performance. Scripts not returned by the end of the Mini Musical Experience will incur a $10 charge posted on the cast members account and will be due immediately.
MTC is committed to bringing you quality theater productions while fostering the talent and creativity of our community’s youth. The MTC staff is a group of talented, experienced and devoted individuals who truly love working with kids in the arts. We are so excited to work with you and get you started on a MTC Mini Musical.
Still have questions? We are always happy to answer your questions. Please feel free to give us a call or email and we will do our best to get back to you promptly.