Opportunities for youth in the Professional Season
At this time there are no more auditions for the 2015-16 Professional Season. Please check back next spring for 2016-17 opportunities.
Our acclaimed programs gives talented students the opportunity to participate in full-scale, youth-only productions of the highest quality with some of the best professional directors, choreographers, and designers in the Bay Area. Cast members within *The Imagination Players and TeenStage programs receive ongoing training in acting, voice, and movement! An audition is required to be admitted into the program.
Narnia The Musical (Imagination Players): Follow the four Pevinsie children through the wardrobe into a magical land where animals talk, winter is eternal, and an evil White Witch holds the kingdom in her grip. C. S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is one of the most engrossing childhood stories of all time and Imagination Players will bring magic to life with this production.
Legally Blonde The Musical (Teen Stage): Sorority star Elle Woods doesn't take "no" for an answer. So when her boyfriend dumps her for someone more "serious," Elle puts down her credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law School. Along the way, Elle learns that being true to yourself is a quality that never goes out of style.
*About The Imagination Players Program: In 2002, Founding Artistic Director Elizabeth McKoy started the Imagination Players; this small group of students was the basis for what would become Berkeley Playhouse. We’ve decided to honor this history by turning back the clock and renaming our KidStage program after our inaugural youth ensemble: The Imagination Players. The program has not changed, it continues the belief that kids (and teens) have the ability to command their own audiences.
Narnia the Musical
(Imagination Players, grades 3-5, 5-8)
Directed by Laura Marlin and Elizabeth McKoy
(TeenStage, grades 8-12)
Directed by Kimberly Dooley
If your child has participated in an Imagination Players or TeenStage production in the past, they do NOT need to audition to enroll, unless they would like to learn more about the show! Email Nayia at Nayia@berkeleyplayhouse.org now to get the enrollment link and code!
If you are new to the Imagination Players or TeenStage family, auditions will be held at Berkeley Playhouse on:
- July 14th 4:30-6:30 (Imagination Players)
- July 15th 4:30-6:30 (TeenStage)
Please email Nayia@berkeleyplayhouse.org to schedule an audition slot and get more information on auditions.
2. Narnia Schedules and Tuition.
There will be three sections of Narnia the Musical. Tuition is $955 (or $1,005 for a three payment plan)
**NOTE THAT WEEKEND REHEARSALS ARE “CALL” REHEARSALS. This means that even though many hours are reserved on those days, your child will likely be called for just a few of those hours. So, while some rehearsals say "11-5 PM," your child might only be needed from 11-1, or 3-4, depending on the specific needs of the production.
Section 1, Directed by Laura Marlin:
Rehearsals: Begin Tuesday September 8th. Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00-6:00pm. Some weekend rehearsals. Location TBD. Access the full calendar here.
- Tech Week: Monday, January 4th – Friday January 8th, 2016
- Saturday, January 9th – 1:00pm and 6:00pm
- Sunday, January 10th – 12:00pm and 5:00pm
Section 2, Directed by Elizabeth McKoy (Middle School Aged, up to 14 years old):
Rehearsals: Begin Friday, September 11th. Rehearsals are Mondays and Fridays, 4:00-6:00pm. Some weekend rehearsals. Location TBD. Access the full calendar here.
- Tech Week: Monday, January 11 – Friday, January 15
- Saturday, January 16 – 1:00pm and 6:00pm
- Sunday, January 17 – 12:00pm and 5:00pm
Section 3, Directed by Laura Marlin:
Rehearsals: Begin Monday, September 14th. Rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00-6:00pm. Some weekend rehearsals. Location TBD. Access the full calendar here.
- Tech Week: Monday, January 18 – Friday, January 22
- Saturday, January 23 – 1:00pm and 6:00pm
- Sunday, January 24 – 12:00pm and 5:00pm
3. Legally Blonde Rehearsal Schedule and Tuition
Tuition is $955 (or $1,005 for a three payment plan)
Rehearsals: Begin Tuesday ,October 20th. Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursday 6:30-8:30pm. Some Saturday rehearsals. Location: Berkeley Playhouse Studios. Access the full calendar here.
- Tech Week: Monday, January 25th – Friday, January 29
- Saturday, January 30 – 1:00pm and 6:00pm
- Sunday, January 31 – 12:00pm and 5:00pm