ON STAGE MUSIC NOW ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR
IN WONDERLAND JR.
(August 13, 2008) – Kids On Stage, recent winner of 2 National Youth Theatre
Awards, is now accepting registrations for their fall production of “
in Wonderland Jr”. Rehearsals will begin Saturday August 23, 2008 and
will culminate with three performances November 1 & 2 at Lakeshore High
School Auditorium. The show will be performed by one cast consisting
of Junior Troupers, grade 1-3 and Super Troupers, grade 4-12. Every
child who registers is guaranteed participation in the production, regardless of
talent or ability. Registration volume for this production is expected to
be high so early registration is recommended. Registration numbers will be
may register by visiting online at www.dougskidsonstage.com and
printing out the registration form. Forms may also be obtained by calling
269 313-2795. Registration fees are $235 for Super Troupers and $215 for
Junior Troupers. There is an early bird discount of $25 for registrations
received and/or postmarked by August 20, 2008.
are on Saturdays beginning August 23 from 11:00am – 4:00pm. Junior
Troupers will rehearse from 11:00-1:00. Super Troupers will rehearse from
1:00-4:00. Rehearsal times for Junior Troupers and Super Troupers will be
modified as rehearsals progress. Additional rehearsals for those with
principal parts will also be held on some Thursday and Friday afternoons.
Optional rehearsals will also be held on some Thursday & Fridays for the
entire cast to rehearse music. Rehearsals are at The Chapel (Multi Purpose
4250 Washington Ave.
, just south of
For complete rehearsal and performance information visit the Kids On
Stage web site: www.dougskidsonstage.com.
in Wonderland Jr. is a stage adaptation of the classic Disney animated film.
This faced paced version features updated dialogue and new arrangements of such
classic Disney songs as “I’m Late,” “The Un-Birthday Song” and
“Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah.” Performers of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr.
will join Alice’s madcap adventures in Wonderland as she chases the White
Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with the Tweedles, raps with a
bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game.
Roles are plentiful for both male and female performers, including three Alices
(small, medium and tall), three Cheshire Cats and dozens of other wonderfully
wacky characters. Because of the episodic nature of the show every
character will have their chance to be the focus of the story.
scholarships are available to any participant on a “first come/first served”
basis. The application process is initiated by calling Doug Fordyce at 269
313-2795. Parents of scholarship recipients are asked to help out with the
production process by volunteering in some capacity. No child will ever be
turned away simply because of a financial need.
On Stage is a theatre company dedicated to the development of life skills in
children through the performing arts. Since 1996, as founder and former
director of Children’s Music Workshop, Doug Fordyce, along with his wife Jeri,
has developed a solid reputation for impacting the lives of children with
personal growth through music and theatre. Kids On Stage is a values
driven opportunity for school age kids to grow in self-confidence and
communication skills through the preparation and performance of high quality
musical productions. Through this process children learn fundamentals of
practical theatre, vocal projection, stage presence, basic choreography and
make-up. Emphasis is placed on teamwork, self-accountability, commitment
and self-fulfillment through hard work and accomplishment.