WCT Youth Group Presents... Into the Woods Jr.!

book by James Lapine
music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
originally directed on Broadway by James Lapine

IntoWoodsJRShoware300Be careful what you wish for as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical.  Into the Woods JR. features all of your favorite characters – Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.

The musical centers on a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever.

June 7-9, 14-16, 2018 – Curtain: 8:00 p.m.
June 10 & 17, 2018 – Curtain: 2:00 p.m.

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Youth Group 101

The Whitby Courthouse Theatre Youth Group is an educational program that introduces young people to the world of musical theatre. The program runs every year from September and June. All applicants must audition each year they wish to be considered for acceptance into this limited space program. Auditions are typically held in September, the specific date will be posted here in the summer preceding the season.

Throughout the year program members have the opportunity to learn about the theatre, music, movement, technical and other critical facets to Musical Theatre by participating in workshops.

Core Educational Topics

Acting & Characterization 
Lessons include line delivery, character development, pacing, improvisation, auditioning skills, voice skills, staging, etc.

Music & Vocal
Lessons include singing, music theory, notation, breath, rhythm, tone, etc.

Movement & Choreography
Lessons regarding how to move on stage, basic dance steps, floor patterns, etc.

Production & Design
Lessons include hair, makeup, stage management, set design and construction, costuming, lighting, sound, production, etc.

Theatre Etiquette & Life Skills
The overall Youth Group experience is designed to build a base of theatre etiquette to be taken with them into various other settings. Involvement in theatre creates and builds significant life skills such as public speaking, presentation, responsibility, teamwork, commitment and most significantly confidence.

Details About the Group

The Structure 
Classes run Saturday mornings from 9am to 12pm from September to June. The commitment extends to Monday and Wednesday evenings in March and Sunday afternoons are added in May. All members must be able to commit to regular attendance. 
The program culminates with a musical production that runs the first two weeks in June of each year.

Age Requirements
The group is open to people ages 11 through 18 (both by December of that year).

Associated Costs
Cost of the program is $200* (which includes a single Whitby Courthouse Theatre adult membership, together with one youth membership). * The fee is subject to change without notice.

Other Notes
Parents are required to assist throughout the year with snacks on a rotating basis as well as other volunteer duties related to the production. Families perform front of house duties on a rotating basis throughout the year. 
The Whitby Courthouse Theatre does not tolerate any bullying of any kind. 

CONTACT US

Whitby Courthouse Theatre
416 Centre Street South
Whitby, ON L1N 4W2
905-668-8111

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