Children ages 7-9 continue their CTW experience in the Players Company. Players Company students attend one-hour, age-specific classes, on Saturday mornings for 10 weeks OR Tuesday nights for 8 weeks. All Players Company members are encouraged to audition for a role in that semester’s play, which is presented weeks after classes have concluded.
Theatre Classes for The Players Company
7-8 year olds
Introduction to theatre, using play and story drama to introduce character development. Students will begin to practice auditioning and basic theatrical terms. This class is for all 7 year olds, and 8 year olds who are new to CTW’s programs.
8-9 year olds
Slightly more advanced than the younger class, this class starts delving more seriously into character development using improvisational activities. More advanced theatre terms and script work are introduced in this class as well. This class is for all 9 year olds, and 8 year olds who have previous experience in CTW’s programs.
By Karen Boettcher-Tate
(Spring 2020 play for Players Company)
Rene Shwartzbuckle is cuckoo for a turnip-like vegetable called rapunzel. When she spots a mouth-watering patch of the plant in Witch Izwitch’s garden, she sends her husband Walt out to ’borrow’ some. Witch Izwitch is certainly not amused! With her diabolical henchmen, the Glumpwarts, she terrorizes Walt into promising her his firstborn child in exchange for his freedom. We then jump ahead many years to Rapunzel (now you know where the name comes from!) Shwartzbuckle’s 18th birthday. The witch and the Glumpwarts show up as promised and whisk poor, innocent Rapunzel away to a tower in the forest. From here, a boisterously entertaining rescue attempt begins! (The technical aspects of ’hair climbing’ are handled quite simply.) Can Prince Llewellyn persevere over the powers of evil? Filled with plenty of action and fresh, hysterical characters (such as the sages Parsley, Rosemary and Thyme!), this show gives a new twist to an old story and a gentle message about the nature of beauty.
(Description taken from Pioneer Drama)
Rehearsals for Rapunzel
Auditions are January 18 and 21, 2020. Rehearsals begin January 27, 2020. We will likely have two casts. Cast A will likely rehearse 5:30-6:45 Mondays/Thursdays, and 1:00-2:15 on Saturdays. Cast B will likely rehearse 7:00-8:15 Mondays/Thursdays, and 2:30-3:45 pm on Saturdays. If your child has smaller part, you can expect 1-2 rehearsals a week; if they have a medium part, 2-3 rehearsals a week. If they have a large part, they should expect to attend all three rehearsals each week. The schedule will be finalized in late January and will be released with the cast list.
Winter/Spring 2020 Class Times for Players
Winter/Spring 2020 Class Times for
7-8 and 8-9 year olds:
January 11-March 14, 2020 (Saturdays)
10:15-11:15 am OR 11:30 am-12:30 pm
January 14-March 3, 2020 (Tuesdays)
Tuition for Winter 2020
$150 per semester
($10 off if you register by December 9, 2020!)
For information about scholarship, click here.
Important Winter/Spring 2020 Dates for Players Company
Important Dates for Players Company Winter/Spring 2020
November 18, 2019
Scholarship applications are due
December 9, 2020
Last day for Early Bird Discount
January 4, 2020
Last day to register for Winter/Spring 2020
January 11, 2020
First day of Saturday classes for the Fall semester
January 14, 2020
First day of Tuesday class for Players
January 18 or 21, 2020
Auditions for Rapunzel
(After Saturday and Tuesday Players classes)
January 24, 2020
Cast list posted
January 27, 2020
Rehearsals for Rapunzel begin
March 3, 2020
Last day of Tuesday classes
March 14, 2020
Last day of Saturday classes
March 20-22, 2020
Performances of Rapunzel
Registrations for Summer 2020 open late March 2020!