Grandstreet Theatre

Grandstreet Season Launch Party 2017-2018

Join us for the 5th annual GST Season Launch Party at the Montana Club, Saturday April 8th, for drinks, desserts and dancing as we reveal our TOP SECRET 2017-18 Season of shows. There will be teaser performances and live music from Ten Years Gone and our annual presentation of “Grandy Awards.”

Get your tickets for the party of the year and save $20 on your season passes — available one night only. Don’t miss out!

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Auditions for Buyer and Cellar

Auditions for Buyer and Cellar

By Jonathan Tolins

Grandstreet Theatre is seeking one actor for their upcoming Studio Theatre production of the acclaimed one man play; Buyer and Cellar.  

Audition Information

Grandstreet Theatre is accepting video audition submissions from March 15, 2017 through March 29, 2017.  Please submit a video audition that includes the Buyer and Cellar Audition Monologue, available for download on our website, more information below.  

Rehearsal Dates

End of May 2017 – Early June 2017

This is a quick and flexible rehearsal process. Because Buyer and Cellar is a one man show, the rehearsal schedule will be tailored to the availability of the actor who is cast in the role.  If the actor is available for daytime rehearsals, the rehearsal process could be as short as two weeks.  If the actor is only available for evening rehearsals, the rehearsal process would probably lengthen to three or more weeks.  Please include specific daytime rehearsal availability in your audition email. 

Performance Dates

June 15, 2017 – June 25, 2017 / 10 performances total

What to Send

Please send your audition video to Jeff Downing, Artistic Director at [email protected]

Please include the following in the body of your email:

Name, Address, Phone, Email, Birthdate, Brief Performance Resume and any known schedule conflicts between May 21, 2017 and June 25, 2017 (please be as specific as possible)

Video Audition Submissions must be received by March 29, 2017 by 5:00 PM

What to Prepare

Please send a video audition via email that includes a performance of the monologue available here:

http://grandstreettheatre.com/get-involved/auditions/  If you are interested in reading the entire script, please email Jeff at [email protected] to request a copy.  

Seeking the Following Roles

Alex More (Male, older than 20 and younger than 40) An out of work actor who is hired to work in Barbra Streisand’s basement.  Alex is funny, playful, and an excellent story teller.  The actor will play several characters in the show including his boyfriend Barry, Barbra’s assistant Sharon, and even Barbra Streisand herself.  With a simple shift of focus and an alteration of his voice, Alex embodies the essence of the other characters in the show.  

About the Show

Alex More has a story to tell, and he’s taking the audience along for the ride.  A struggling actor in L.A. takes a job working in the Malibu basement of beloved megastar Barbra Streisand.  One day, the lady of the house comes downstairs to play.  It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs?  Buyer and Cellar is an outrageous comedy with one actor playing all the roles, including Barbra herself!  This crowd-pleasing fantasy is so delightfully absurd, you’ll wish it were true! 

Auditions for Getting to Know..Once Upon a Mattress

Audition Dates -April 3rd or 4th
6:30-9:00 PM

Grandstreet Studio

These auditions are open to all students in our community ages 9-16.  At the audition, students will sing a short selection from a song from the show, read sides/scenes from the script, and learn some choreography for a short dance/movement call.  Please follow the following 4 steps to help you have a successful audition:

  1.  Read – Character Descriptions and Vocal Auditions (follow this link)

2.     Listen to the audition music appropriate to the character you think you are right for

Song Title without vocals with vocals piano music
Yesterday I loved You (Larken & Harry) Harry, Larken VB
The Minstrel, The Jester, and I (King, Minstrel, Jester) King, Minstrel, Jester VB
Opening For A Princess (Dauntless, Larken, Rowena, Lucille) Dauntless, Larken, Rowena, Lucille VB
Shy (Winnifred) Winnifred VB
Sensitivity (Queen, Wizard) Queen, Wizard VB

 

3. Be familiar with the audition sides

Dauntless, Queen
Larken, Winnifred, Harry
Harry, Larken
Minstrel, Jester
Queen, Wizard
Winnifred, Dauntless
 

4.  Please download the conflict sheet and bring it to the audition. 

Please bring dates for all commitments from April 10th through June 2nd.  No conflicts are allowed June 5th through 11th.  Please feel free to contact the Director, Dawn Lee Kangas, at #406-461-3114 or [email protected] with questions.

Students may research the show by going to www.rnh.com

Reference Recording

Information about the show

Student Advisory Board Spring break workshops

The Student Advisory Board will be teaching workshops over spring break for ages 5-12 on March 30th and March 31st.

Bring your kids to fun-filled learning about theatre! Members of the Student Advisory Board will teach classes on acting/improv, arts and crafts, musical theatre, and dance. We will be basing classes on four shows. The first day is Mulan in the morning and Annie in the afternoon. The second day is Seussical in the morning and Shrek in the afternoon. You may register for a full (9:00-4:00) or half day (9:00-noon or 1:00-4:00). Just have your child pick out the shows they want to learn about in order to decide which day they will attend. You may register for both days, too!

A full day – 9:00 a.m. – noon $45

half day-9:00 a.m. – noon or 1:00-4:00 – $25.

You may register by emailing , Amanda Penley. Her email is [email protected]. If you have any questions, you can email Amanda; the SAB president, Willa Fossum at [email protected]; or the SAB vice president, Caroline Carey at [email protected]. Payment will take place upon arrival. We provide a safe environment by having adults supervise. Let’s have some fun!

Five-day Oregon Shakespeare Festival Tour — August 18-22

Join Grandstreet Theatre’s tour to the world renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon. 

Come along with Grandstreet Managing Director (and former OSF actor) Kal Poole on an insider’s tour of the theatre that Time Magazine called “Bigger than Broadway!” The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is a Tony Award winning regional theatre and one of the oldest and largest repertory companies in the country. Our tour will feature special access to actors and production team members and culminates with the one-night-only Daedalus Project. 

The trip includes:

  • Airfare from Helena to Medford and all transportation
  • Four nights lodging at the historic Columbia Hotel located in the heart of downtown Ashland.
  • Five days of theatre and fun in beautiful southern Oregon
  • Six performances and a backstage tour
  • Behind-the-scenes insider access

Shows:

Join us for an informational meeting on Sunday March 12th – 7pm in the Grandstreet classroom.

$1,100 – Student Rate (based on quad occupancy)

$1,300 – Adult Rate (based on double occupancy)

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More info about Ashland and the Festival.

Why is the Oregon Shakespeare Festival such a big deal?

Join us on a theatre tour to London- June 2018

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As our world becomes increasingly interconnected, it is critical for us to become more culturally aware and globally-minded.  To be able to experience the global classroom first-hand and see what they have been studying come to life is truly amazing. It gives them new perspectives – not only of themselves, but also of the world around them!

We are pleased to announce a theatre tour to England in 2018. The lights dim and the voices hush. The curtain rises and you’re swept away by the performance on stage. London’s theater scene has something for every audience. Tragedies, comedies and musicals. Long-running favorites and groundbreaking debuts. You’ll explore theater’s roots at Shakespeare’s Globe and learn about its present and future during backstage tours and lectures. And of course, London is a show in its own right.

We have chosen to travel with EF because of their reputation as the world leader in international education. They have been in business for more than 50 years and have local offices in over 50 countries throughout the world. EF guarantees the lowest prices for the highest quality and also offers a monthly payment plan to make the trip more affordable.

Tour Information

Program name: Curtain Time in London, 7 days

Program Brochure: http://www.eftours.com/eliterature/dbd/p/cil.pdf

Enrollment book & EF booking conditions): Enrollment book

Tour number: 1955915SD

Payment needed to reserve spot: $95 (not a separate cost, just a deposit on the total in order to lock-in price and reserve your spot)

Current number of spots left: 10

Enrollment window: Tuesday, March 7th at 5pm MST
 
Notes about the deadline: The Program Price is only valid through the deadline. There are a limited number of spots available in total, so it’s first come, first served at this point. Please come see me if you have any reason why you can’t enroll by this deadline and need help. We can talk about your specific situation!

There are 2 different ways to enroll on this trip:

  1. Online at www.eftours.com/1955915SD
  2. By calling 1-800-665-5364

 

Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing your name on the travelers list!

My Fair Lady Cast List

Thank you and BRAVO to everyone who auditioned this week.  It was a fun and exciting week filled with brave auditions, beautiful voices, acting surprises and a wonderful mix of familiar and new faces.  These were some of the hardest casting decisions I’ve ever had to make … EVER.  If you don’t find your name on the cast list below, please don’t give up.  Come and see us again at future auditions.  It means the world to me that you showed up.  

 

If you do find your name on the cast list, please plan to join us at the first rehearsal on Tuesday, February 21st at the Grandstreet Studio.  We will have a Full Cast call at 6:30 to meet and greet, pick up scripts and vocal books, and then some will stick around for music rehearsal.  I will be emailing a more detailed rehearsal schedule for Tuesday and the rest of next week.  If you haven’t received that email by 5:00pm on Saturday, please email me at [email protected] to confirm I’m using the correct email address.  

 

Thanks again,

Jeff

 

MY FAIR LADY – CAST LIST

 

Eliza Doolittle – Anna Milburn

Colonel Pickering – Alvaro Freyre

Mrs. Eynsford Hill – Mary Kinzer

Mrs. Higgins – Mary Linn Crouse

Henry Higgins – Calder Burgam

Freddy Eynsford Hill – Nate Kavanagh

Alfred P. Doolittle – John Rausch

Bartender – Tom Cordingley

Harry – Daniel Olszewski

Jamie – Tad Rose

Mrs. Pearce – Ty House

Lord Boxington – Loren Gustafson

Mrs. Hopkins / Lady Boxington – Dorothy Thiede

Professor Zoltan Karpathy – Nick Bell

Queen of Transylvania – Rachel Aagenes

1st Maid “I Could Have Danced” Soloist – Jill Newton

2nd Maid “I Could Have Danced” Soloist – Molly Roby

 

ENSEMBLE

Molly Roby, Dorothy Thiede, Haley Nelson, Hannah Oltrogge, Mary Kinzer, Connor Hague, Krysta Dziak, Kate Loble, Faith Johnson, Rachel Martorana, Rachel Aagenes, Leslie Holz, Jill Newton, 

Ian Elsworth, Nick Bell, David Ybarra, Daniel Olszewski, Patric Lee, Loren Gustafson, Tom Cordingley, John Harrington, Tad Rose, Rayne O’Bryant

 

* Various speaking roles, singing roles and ensemble groupings to be assigned soon

 

Director – Jeff Downing

Music Director – Fred Cobb

Stage Manager – Aubrey Smith

Assistant Stage Manager – Rayne O’Bryant

Social Skills Summer Theatre School

This unique one-week camp is designed to promote social skills (pragmatics) through the fun and powerful medium of theatre. The participants are provided an opportunity to learn and practice age-appropriate social skills and work on the fundamentals of acting.

The camp will be led by a licensed speech-language pathologist and theatre professional.

The camp will run from July 31, 2017 to August 4th, 2017.

The camp will be held at the Grandstreet Studio.

First to Third graders 9:30 to 11:30 AM

Fourth to Sixth graders 1:30 to 3:30 PM

The Social Skills Theatre School will be limited to 12 students per group.

Registration Information:

Camp Registration Fee $120.00

 

1st through 3rd grade sign up online

4th through 7th grade sign up online

or you can register by calling 406 442-4270

Enrollment Agreement and Medical Forms will need to be submitted prior to the beginning of camp

Mini Camps!

2017-02-21 14.06.59Join us this summer for our mini-camps. You can come for one day, one week, or all 3 weeks! These half day workshops are a fun addition to our popular two- week summer camp July 10-22nd.


Cost:

  • 
One-day drop in $25.00
  • One week – $90.00
  • Take all three for $250.00

Dates:

Act One – June

Scene One – June 12-16, 2017

Comedy Improvisation
Learn to think on your feet and play many theatre games!
9:00 a.m to 11:30 a.m. – 3rd-5th graders
1:30-4:00 p.m. – 6th-8th graders

Scene Two – 
June 19-23, 2017
Acting Magic
Learn all the tricks of the trade from auditioning to stage combat!
9:00 a.m to 11:30 a.m. – 3rd-5th graders
1:30-4:00 p.m. – 6th-8th graders

INTERMISSION

Take the two week popular summer camp for ages 4-18
July 10-22, 2017

Act Two- August


Scene Three 
- August 7-11th, 2017 

Sing, Dance, Act!
Come and play with the cast of James and the Giant Peach
9:00 a.m to 11:30 a.m. – 3rd-5th graders
1:30-4:00 p.m. – 6th-8th graders