7th Street Kids Announce Summer Production
Auditions for Shrek the Musical will be held at the theater on Saturday, June 1 at 9 AM. Kids who will be 7 to 16 years old on June 15 are invited to audition. All who audition must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No previous experience or preparation is necessary. Those who audition will be taught a short song and dance which they will perform for the directors. Approximately 50 Kids will be chosen for the production. Kids must be able to attend all rehearsals and performances to participate in the program.
Tuition is $200. Scholarships are available.
Rehearsals begin on Monday, June 24 and will run Mondays through Fridays from 9 AM to 1 PM.
Performances will be on July 26 and 27 at 7:30 PM and on July 28 at 2 PM.
7th Street Kids welcomes back Alex Eddy (Music Director) and Michael Wheeler (Assistant Producer) and is pleased to announce that Julayne Fleury (Drama Director), Laura Hill (Vocal Coach and Stage Manager), and Tamara Root Helland (Choreographer) will be joining the staff this summer. Alex, Laura, and Tamara are all former 7th Street Kids. Brad Duffy, Theater Instructor at Grays Harbor College, will continue in his role as the 7th Street Kids Producer and Advisor.
Parents and other volunteers are critical to the success of the musical each summer. They help build and paint sets, supervise dressing rooms, sew costumes, clean the theater, and do many other jobs that are necessary to produce a successful show. The Kids, Staff, and Board members are grateful for their contributions.
7th Street Kids
PO Box 105
Hoquiam WA 98550
Email Jeannie McNeal at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Who are the 7th Street Kids?
7th Street Kids is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation and is governed by a 20-member Board of Directors, who meet the fourth Monday of each month. The Board hires the Producer and Directors to oversee the summer workshop program and work with the Kids. Annual financial support comes from tuition, contributions, and ticket sales. Major support has also been received from the E.K. & Lillian F. Bishop Foundation and the Oakmead Foundation.
7th Street Kids organize a six-week summer program for kids who are 7 through 16 years by June 15 who want to experience the fun of musical theatre. The highlight is the performance of a major musical theatre work. Under the guidance of outstanding directors, each Kid participates in auditions and rehearsals, helps back stage, even constructing sets, and then sings and dances in the show.
Micki Colwell started 7th Street Kids in 1992. Her dream was a musical theater program for kids in the wonderful old 7th St Theatre – a place where she had often seen live theater performed. Over the years this program has touched more than 600 children. In turn, these 7th Street Kids have brought the joy of live musical theater to hundreds more, and many of them are still entertaining us on our high school, Grays Harbor College, and Driftwood stages.
7th Street Kids Contact Info: The 7th Street Kids are a separate organization from the 7th Street Theatre. Please email Jeannie McNeal, 7th Street Kids representative, with any questions. Thank you!