St. Joseph, MI (August 11, 2009) – Kids On Stage is now accepting registrations for their fall production of “Godspell Jr”.  Rehearsals will begin Saturday August 29, 2009 and will culminate with four performances October 23, 24 & 25 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 limited.  

Participants may register by visiting online at 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 27, 2009.   

Rehearsals are on Saturdays beginning August 29 from 9:30am – 4:00pm.  Rehearsal times 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 Room), 4250 Washington Ave., St. Joseph, just south of Glenlord Rd.  For complete rehearsal and performance information visit the Kids On Stage web site:  

Before he wrote Wicked, Pippin, Pocahontas or Disney’s Enchanted, Stephen Schwartz wrote Godspell. Go back another 1,970 years, and you’ll find a guy from Galilee who changed the world. Now Kids On Stage presents one of the biggest off-Broadway and Broadway successes of all time.  Packed with infectious songs like "Bless the Lord," "It’s All for the Best," and the beloved anthem "Day by Day," Godspell Jr. tells the Greatest Story ever told - in a style that blends commedia, vaudeville, even Saturday Night Live-esque shtick - with music that ranges from pop to reggae to rock to show-stopping musical theatre. Joyous, funny, and inspiring, Godspell Jr. is a groundbreaking and unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love.

Partial 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.  

Kids On Stage is a National Youth Theatre award winning 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.



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