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Wednesday, May 18, 2022
3rd Stage–Winter + Spring Semester Production class | K5-5th
May 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
South Carolina Children’s Theatre

For anyone who is not a veteran parent of 3rd Stage, please email [email protected]. You will be sent a link to an Informational Video that you need to watch BEFORE the audition to determine if 3rd Stage is right for your child and to explain the commitment expectations and goals of the class. The instructor will also review what students can expect in the audition and how to fill out the audition form that you need to bring TO the audition on either Wednesday, January 5 or Thursday, January 6 from 5-6:30pm, as well as the tech week (May 22-26) and performance expectations (May 27 & 28).

MANDATORY Auditions EITHER Wednesday, January 5 or Thursday, January 6 from 5-6:30pm. Bring your completed paperwork to the audition. We are creating the online audition registration you will need in order to sign-up for an audition slot.  Please check back in early December.

The class will meet on either Wednesdays or Thursdays (pending casting) from 5-6:30pm each week, Jan 12th or 13th up to our tech week before performances the weekend of May 27th & 28th(Performers will perform in mask and inside on our 2nd Stage. Audience members will also be required to wear a mask and will be assigned seats for the performance.)

Audition Info The audition will consist of a short test drive type class in which students will be guided through introductory acting exercises that will include following directions, stage areas, vocal projection and characterization. No reading is involved for this audition.  All auditionees will need to bring a non-returnable photo, and fill out an audition form with schedule conflicts noted – just like a regular MainStage audition. You will indicate on the audition form your preference for class day of week (Wednesday or Thursday or Either).  This less stressful way of auditioning gives the director and crew a better understanding of how actors work together and take direction.  Actors who are ready will then be invited to take the class as a pre-cast participant.

Cast list will be announced by Sunday, January 9 and those students who are not cast can still enroll in a Winter class.

Class Info 3rd Stage is an opportunity for experienced younger actors to realize the hard work that goes into being “up there.”  Stories are adapted for a fully produced weekend run.  The age range allows elementary aged students to tackle character roles while younger actors create an ensemble experience.  Tuition is $250– payable after casting is announced.  Students embark on the rehearsal process creating characters and making acting choices guided by the director, Traysie Amick and the assistant director, Lexie West. In addition, they will see young artists (3rd Stage Mentors) take on backstage and production roles, discover techniques and activities that are useful during “down-time” at rehearsal, and build a group of kindred partners with one objective: tell a great story!

Parents also have the opportunity to see how a child handles a heavier schedule and workload.  They become familiar with new theatre jargon and get an inside look at the demands and expectations of “tech rehearsals.”  Everybody learns!

We ask that students have completed at least 3 classes of theatre instruction.  At least one of these needs to be Exploration or Process Acting from SCCT. Students who are cast will need to attend class consistently—absences and tardies are strongly discouraged as it impacts the whole class! We may even connect students who are absent virtually via Zoom if needed so they don’t miss rehearsal time.

WEDNESDAY ENSEMBLE – meets every Wednesday Jan 12-May 18 (skip days on March 2 and March 23)
THURSDAY ENSEMBLE– meets every Thursday Jan 13-May 19 (skip days on March 3 and March 24)
*THE FOLLOWING DATES/TIMES ARE MANDATORY FOR MEMBERS OF BOTH ENSEMBLES*
SATURDAY, May 21           2:30-5:30 PM                             TECH Mandatory Attendance
MONDAY,   May 23           4:45-6:45 PM                              TECH Mandatory Attendance
TUESDAY,   May 24           4:45-6:45 PM                             TECH Mandatory Attendance
WEDNESDAY, May 25       4:45-6:45 PM                            TECH Mandatory Attendance
THURSDAY, May 26          4:45-6:45 PM                             TECH Mandatory Attendance
FRIDAY, May 27                4:45PM & 5:30 PM SHOW
SATURDAY, May 28           10:15 AM- Late Afternoon         11 AM, 1 PM, 2:30 PM SHOWS

Thursday, May 19, 2022
THE COLOR PURPLE
May 19 @ 8:00 pm
The Center Stage

May 12th – May 29th 2022

From Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller and Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated film comes a stage musical with a fresh, joyous score of jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues. This stirring family chronicle follows the inspirational Celie as she journeys from childhood through joy and despair, anguish and hope to discover the power of love and life.

Friday, May 20, 2022
Volunteer with Flat Rock Playhouse
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse
Flat Rock Playhouse Supporting
            Players

Flat Rock Playhouse believes in the power of collaboration, community, and connection. Over the years, volunteers have made it possible for our production seasons to thrive and grow.

Volunteers are deeply valued team members that support the arts at Flat Rock Playhouse on a powerful and poignant level by:

Maintaining and developing our beautiful gardens and grounds

Welcoming or sending off actors at the airport

Guiding guests and supporting FRP staff members as parkers

Preparing food for college-age apprentices

Attending to patrons as ushers at each performance

As we return to a full season of live productions, we want YOU to be a part of the magic.

Volunteers support the arts at Flat Rock Playhouse through gifts of time and resources, and they have the incredible opportunity to peek behind-the-scenes, learn more about how our hand-crafted productions come together, and connect with artists, staff members, and fellow volunteers. We hope you’ll join the team at Flat Rock Playhouse this season as a part of our volunteer community, Supporting Players!

Know someone who might be interested? Feel free to forward this email to your friends and family!

To learn more about how to get involved, visit our website or contact us at [email protected].

South Carolina Children’s Theatre: The Sound of Music
May 20 @ 7:00 pm
South Carolina Children’s Theater

Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Directed by Matt Giles

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s final work is one of their most treasured. THE SOUND OF MUSIC paints a musical picture of a young, free-spirited Maria who serves as the governess for the widower Von Trapp’s seven children. Joy and laughter fill the scenes and songs. We’ve all grown up with this story of overcoming obstacles, changing for the better, and following your dreams.

The Sound of Music
May 20 @ 7:00 pm
South Carolina Children’s Theatre

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s final work is one of their most treasured. THE SOUND OF MUSIC paints a musical picture of a young, free-spirited Maria who serves as the governess for the widower Von Trapp’s seven children. Joy and laughter fill the scenes and songs. We’ve all grown up with this story of overcoming obstacles, changing for the better, and following your dreams.

Something Rotten!
May 20 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mauldin Cultural Center

Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz. Don’t miss this history-twisting tale.

THE COLOR PURPLE
May 20 @ 8:00 pm
The Center Stage

May 12th – May 29th 2022

From Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller and Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated film comes a stage musical with a fresh, joyous score of jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues. This stirring family chronicle follows the inspirational Celie as she journeys from childhood through joy and despair, anguish and hope to discover the power of love and life.

Saturday, May 21, 2022
Volunteer with Flat Rock Playhouse
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse
Flat Rock Playhouse Supporting
            Players

Flat Rock Playhouse believes in the power of collaboration, community, and connection. Over the years, volunteers have made it possible for our production seasons to thrive and grow.

Volunteers are deeply valued team members that support the arts at Flat Rock Playhouse on a powerful and poignant level by:

Maintaining and developing our beautiful gardens and grounds

Welcoming or sending off actors at the airport

Guiding guests and supporting FRP staff members as parkers

Preparing food for college-age apprentices

Attending to patrons as ushers at each performance

As we return to a full season of live productions, we want YOU to be a part of the magic.

Volunteers support the arts at Flat Rock Playhouse through gifts of time and resources, and they have the incredible opportunity to peek behind-the-scenes, learn more about how our hand-crafted productions come together, and connect with artists, staff members, and fellow volunteers. We hope you’ll join the team at Flat Rock Playhouse this season as a part of our volunteer community, Supporting Players!

Know someone who might be interested? Feel free to forward this email to your friends and family!

To learn more about how to get involved, visit our website or contact us at [email protected].

The Sound of Music
May 21 @ 2:00 pm
South Carolina Children’s Theatre

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s final work is one of their most treasured. THE SOUND OF MUSIC paints a musical picture of a young, free-spirited Maria who serves as the governess for the widower Von Trapp’s seven children. Joy and laughter fill the scenes and songs. We’ve all grown up with this story of overcoming obstacles, changing for the better, and following your dreams.

Something Rotten!
May 21 @ 3:00 pm
Mauldin Cultural Center

Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz. Don’t miss this history-twisting tale.

South Carolina Children’s Theatre: The Sound of Music
May 21 @ 7:00 pm
South Carolina Children’s Theater

Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Directed by Matt Giles

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s final work is one of their most treasured. THE SOUND OF MUSIC paints a musical picture of a young, free-spirited Maria who serves as the governess for the widower Von Trapp’s seven children. Joy and laughter fill the scenes and songs. We’ve all grown up with this story of overcoming obstacles, changing for the better, and following your dreams.

The Sound of Music
May 21 @ 7:00 pm
South Carolina Children’s Theatre

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s final work is one of their most treasured. THE SOUND OF MUSIC paints a musical picture of a young, free-spirited Maria who serves as the governess for the widower Von Trapp’s seven children. Joy and laughter fill the scenes and songs. We’ve all grown up with this story of overcoming obstacles, changing for the better, and following your dreams.

Something Rotten!
May 21 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mauldin Cultural Center

Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz. Don’t miss this history-twisting tale.

THE COLOR PURPLE
May 21 @ 8:00 pm
The Center Stage

May 12th – May 29th 2022

From Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller and Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated film comes a stage musical with a fresh, joyous score of jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues. This stirring family chronicle follows the inspirational Celie as she journeys from childhood through joy and despair, anguish and hope to discover the power of love and life.

Sunday, May 22, 2022
Volunteer with Flat Rock Playhouse
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse
Flat Rock Playhouse Supporting
            Players

Flat Rock Playhouse believes in the power of collaboration, community, and connection. Over the years, volunteers have made it possible for our production seasons to thrive and grow.

Volunteers are deeply valued team members that support the arts at Flat Rock Playhouse on a powerful and poignant level by:

Maintaining and developing our beautiful gardens and grounds

Welcoming or sending off actors at the airport

Guiding guests and supporting FRP staff members as parkers

Preparing food for college-age apprentices

Attending to patrons as ushers at each performance

As we return to a full season of live productions, we want YOU to be a part of the magic.

Volunteers support the arts at Flat Rock Playhouse through gifts of time and resources, and they have the incredible opportunity to peek behind-the-scenes, learn more about how our hand-crafted productions come together, and connect with artists, staff members, and fellow volunteers. We hope you’ll join the team at Flat Rock Playhouse this season as a part of our volunteer community, Supporting Players!

Know someone who might be interested? Feel free to forward this email to your friends and family!

To learn more about how to get involved, visit our website or contact us at [email protected].

The Sound of Music
May 22 @ 2:00 pm
South Carolina Children’s Theatre

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s final work is one of their most treasured. THE SOUND OF MUSIC paints a musical picture of a young, free-spirited Maria who serves as the governess for the widower Von Trapp’s seven children. Joy and laughter fill the scenes and songs. We’ve all grown up with this story of overcoming obstacles, changing for the better, and following your dreams.

Something Rotten!
May 22 @ 3:00 pm
Mauldin Cultural Center

Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz. Don’t miss this history-twisting tale.

THE COLOR PURPLE
May 22 @ 3:00 pm
The Center Stage

May 12th – May 29th 2022

From Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller and Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated film comes a stage musical with a fresh, joyous score of jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues. This stirring family chronicle follows the inspirational Celie as she journeys from childhood through joy and despair, anguish and hope to discover the power of love and life.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
PEACE BROADWAY MEAN GIRLS
May 24 @ 7:30 pm
Peace Concert Hall

meangirls

“It’s not a regular musical. It’s a Cool Musical.” (Entertainment Weekly)

Direct from Broadway, Mean Girls is the hilarious hit musical from an award-winning creative team, including book writer Tina Fey (30 Rock), composer Jeff Richmond (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), lyricist Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde), and director Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon).

Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. Soon, this naïve newbie falls prey to a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.

New York Magazine cheers, “Mean Girls delivers with immense energy, a wicked sense of humor and joyful inside-jokery.” USA Today says, “We’ll let you in on a little secret, because we’re such good friends: GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!”

Official Website

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Head Over Heels the Musical
May 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Artists Collective | Spartanburg

Head Over Heels

Proud Mary Theatre presents the bold new musical comedy from the visionaries that rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q and Spring Awakening June 24-July 2, 2022.

This laugh-out-loud love story is set to the music of the iconic 1980’s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s (2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee), including the hit songs, “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation,” and Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven is a Place on Earth” and “Mad About You.”

A hilarious, exuberant celebration of love, HEAD OVER HEELS follows the escapades of a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the key to their realm’s survival lies within each of their own hearts.

Songs by The Go-Go’s, Based on The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney, Conceived by and Original Book by Jeff Whitty, Adaptation by James Magruder