Summer Companies

 

During our summer season, we break down our shows into four age groups that we call "companies." We have a variety of companies for actors going into 1st grade through Freshman year of college. We focus on building performance skills and self esteem through full length productions. See which specific skills are taught at each age level below:

Fireflies

This program is for actors going into 1st grade through 3rd grade in the fall of 2019. Everyone is cast in the show, receives a t-shirt, and is part of a full length musical.



In this age range we focus mainly on these skills:



+ Storytelling

+ Voice Projection
+ Memorization

+ Body Language
+ Dance Basics (Rhythm and Clean Movements)

+ Vocal Accuracy

+ Confidence Onstage

+ Facial Expressions

+ Working as a Team

Little Crickets

This program is for actors going into 4th grade through 6th grade in the fall of 2019. Everyone is cast in the show, receives a t-shirt, and is part of a full length musical.



In this age range we focus on improving the skills listed above as well as the ones listed below:



+ Character Work

+ Creative Problem Solving

+ Adaptability

+ Accepting Constructive Feedback

+ Focus

Junior Company

This program is for actors going into 7th grade through 8th grade in the fall of 2019.  Everyone is cast in the show, receives a t-shirt, and is part of a full length musical.

 

In this age range we focus on improving the skills listed above as well as the ones listed below:



+ Creative Interpretation

+ Improvisation

+ Character Work

+ Vocal Variety

+ Working as an Ensemble

+ Intent

Senior Company

This program is for actors going into 9th grade through Freshman year of College in the fall of 2019. Everyone is cast in the show, receives a t-shirt, and is part of a full length musical.

In this age range we focus on improving the skills listed above as well as the ones listed below:

 

+ Dynamics

+ Moment to Moment Scene Work

+ Staying in the Scene

+ Consistency

+ Energy

+ Ownership of the Production



Summer Show Schedule

Rehearsals: TBD

Alpine Chapel; Lake Zurich, IL

Tech Week: July 20th-22nd

Lake Zurich High School, Lake Zurich, IL

Shows: July 25th and 26th

Lake Zurich High School, Lake Zurich, IL

Summer Show Schedule

Rehearsals: TBD

Alpine Chapel; Lake Zurich, IL

Tech Week: July 27th-29th

Lake Zurich High School, Lake Zurich, IL

Shows: August 1st and 2nd

Lake Zurich High School, Lake Zurich, IL

Summer Show Schedule

Rehearsals: TBD

Alpine Chapel; Lake Zurich, IL

Tech Week: July 27th-29th

Lake Zurich High School, Lake Zurich, IL

Shows: July 30th and 31st

Lake Zurich High School, Lake Zurich, IL

Summer Show Schedule

Rehearsals: TBD

Alpine Chapel; Lake Zurich, IL

Tech Week: July 20th-22nd

Lake Zurich High School, Lake Zurich, IL

Shows: July 23rd and 24th

Lake Zurich High School, Lake Zurich, IL

Show History

2019

Fireflies Company

The Music Man Kids​

Little Crickets Company

The Little Mermaid Jr.

The Junior Company

Matilda the Musical​

The Senior Company

West Side Story

2018

Little Crickets Company

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown

The Junior Company

Cinderella G2K

The Senior Company

West Side Story

Winter Intensive

The Addam's Family Y@P

2017

Little Crickets Company

Elf Jr.

The Junior Company

The Lion King Jr.

The Senior Company

Bring it On

Winter Intensive

Little Shop of Horrors

2016

Little Crickets Company

James and the Giant Peach Jr.

The Junior Company

Anything Goes YPE

The Senior Company

Urinetown the Musical

2015

Little Crickets Company

A Year with Frog and Toad

The Junior Company

The Wiz

The Senior Company

Mary Poppins

2014

The Junior Company

Once Upon a Mattress G2K

The Senior Company

Legally Blonde

2013

The Junior Company

Annie Jr.

The Senior Company

Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.

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