The Arts HUB Youth Musical Theater Program offers three age-appropriate divisions of production offerings; programs for grades 1-4, grades 4-8 and grades 7-12. There are fall musical theater productions, spring musical theater productions and musical theater summer camps offered for each age group every year. The progression of the full program provides a graduated development of challenge to youth actors. The Arts HUB program will soon be expanding to offering classes aimed at specific skill development. Signing up for The Arts HUB newsletters is the best way to keep up-to-date with production and audition information.
The Arts HUB theatrical productions are high quality, exposing young actors to professional sets, makeup, costumes, sound, lights, and stage. Participants are held to high standards, yet with the understanding of their needs as youth actors. Every theatrical experience offers opportunities for development in many areas; dance & movement, vocal & music, acting & vocal projection, social, memorization, and others.
People who grow up involved in theater know:
- Success doesn’t come without hard work.
- Getting into character teaches empathy.
- Spontaneity is in their blood.
- They are top-rate problem-solvers.
- Thinking on their feet is their specialty.
- Learning how to deal with disappointment (if not always getting exact role desired) taught them how to cope and that things can turn out well, even if certain circumstances are not expected.
VOLUNTEERS: This program is heavily dependent on parent volunteer helpers. There are many opportunities for parents to contribute, from help with sewing of costumes to helping with move-in of large set pieces. The theatrical productions always prove to be a strong community bonding experience. Participating on any level enhances the overall experience for both youth actors and their parents.
Ages: 1st-4th Grades
With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
Rehearsals Fridays, 4-5pm OR 5-6pm.
Rehearsals begin Friday, September 7.
Performances Nov. 30, Dec. 1 & 2, 2018.
REGISTRATION FOR ANNIE KIDS IS NOW CLOSED
Ages: 4th-8th Grades
Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
Rehearsals Mondays and Wednesdays, 4-5:15pm OR 5:15-6:30pm, beginning on September 5.
Auditions on August 27 & 29, 4-8pm.
Performances Dec. 7, 8 & 9, 2018.
Directed by Katherine Myers.
REGISTRATION FOR ELF JR IS NOW CLOSED
Ages: 7th-12th Grades
Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast-paced, preteen New York City life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana town following his parents divorce. Surrounded by an array of simpleminded middle school students, he needs to establish his place in the popularity pecking order. Can he situate himself on a comfortable link of the food chain… or will he dangle at the end with the outcasts?!?
This is a two act show with a live band.
As the name implies, “13” is a PG-13 production. Please be advised that this production deals with themes and issues related to “coming of age” and may not be appropriate for all performers or audience members.
Rehearsals Tuesdays and Thursdays, EITHER 4:15-5:45pm OR 5-6:30pm (depending upon which cast), beginning on August 28.
Additional rehearsals will be held on the following Saturdays from 1-3pm:
Sept. 8, Sept 22, Oct 6, Nov 3, Nov 10
Auditions on August 21 & 23, 4-8pm.
Performances Nov. 16, 17 & 18, 2018.
Directed by Betsy Keating.
REGISTRATION FOR “13” IS NOW CLOSED
RUTHLESS: The Musical!
This class will cover audition prep, acting instruction, vocal instruction and will culminate in the performance of a fully staged, professionally supported production of the musical Ruthless!, including costumes, sets, lights and sound. Performances Jan 11-13. Class size is limited to 8 women.
RUTHLESS: Eight-year-old Tina Denmark knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking, and she will do anything to win the part in her school musical. Anything includes murdering the leading lady! This aggressively outrageous musical hit garnered rave reviews during its long Off-Broadway run.
REGISTRATION FOR RUTHLESS IS NOW CLOSED