Kids Drama: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Kids Drama: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
SUNDAY 3:30-4:30pm CLASS FULL (Cast 1: Final show Monday 30th September) *full
SUNDAY 2pm-3pm ENROLLING NOW (Cast 2: Final show Monday 30th September) *7 places left
SEE UPDATED FINAL SHOW TIMES HERE: https://www.buddingtheatre.com/student-shows
*ENROL ASAP TO RECEIVE THE AUDITION MATERIAL*
In response to popular demand, we are running two courses and two casts of Beauty & the Beast! The 3.30pm Sunday class is full. The last remaining class will run 2-3pm Sunday. All enrolments from Thursday 4 July onwards will be automatically placed in the 2-3pm class group.
Join us in Term 3 2019 for a fantastic production of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST! If your child loves the classic tale, they will love this course!
Written by playwright Kirsty Budding especially for the performers who join this course and taught by professional actor and popular drama tutor Rob Shiells, this course is ideal for young performers ages 5-12 who wish to challenge themselves, develop confidence, learn lines and have an amazing time developing a production inspired by the French fairytale Beauty and the Beast made popular by Disney. All Budding Theatre plays are original comedic adaptations of traditional stories adapted for each class of performers; there will also be musical elements in the play so children interested in singing/dance will have an opportunity to contribute in this way too!
There are a great range of roles for both boys and girls and all performers in the course receive a character role and lines. All Budding Theatre term classes end with a FREE public performance in a theatre venue as part of Showcase Day.
IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE: Term 3 final show will be on:
Monday 30th September 7.30pm for Cast 1
Tuesday 1 October 6pm for Cast 2
These are the FIRST TWO DAYS OF THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS so this course is only suitable for young performers who will not be away and are available on the evening of Monday 30th September for Cast 1 or Tuesday 1 October for Cast 2.
In this nine week drama course for children, students will:
audition for roles in BEAUTY & THE BEAST (an amazing range of roles)
learn lines for their roles and line-learning strategies (which also helps with reading skills and vocabulary!)
be directed and learn performance skills including use of stage space, expression, gesture, vocal projection, timing and characterisation.
perform in front of a large audience at the Canberra Theatre Centre
Term 3 class dates 2019 (NINE Sundays 3.30-4.30pm Cast 1 or Sundays 2-3pm Cast 2), Weeks 2-10 of school term 3 PLUS final show on Monday evening 30th September Cast 1 or Tuesday 1 October Cast 2 at Canberra Theatre Centre).
Sunday 4 August: Orientation and Audition
Parents/guardians emailed scripts & roles between Class 1 & 2
Sunday 11 August: Play read through and goal-setting
Sunday 18 August: Rehearsal and direction
Sunday 25 August: Rehearsal and direction
Sunday 1 September: Rehearsal and direction
Sunday 8 September: Rehearsal and direction
Sunday 15 September Rehearsal and direction
Sunday 22 September: Rehearsal and direction Off script
Sunday 29 September: Full run of show
FINAL SHOWS: MONDAY 30 SEPTEMBER
SEE SHOWCASE DAY TIMES HERE: https://www.buddingtheatre.com/student-shows
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DOES THE AUDITION WORK?
Upon enrolment, all performers receive a monologue to learn (this is sent to parent/guardian via email). There is also a short version for very young or new performers. All performers will perform the same monologue at the first class after engaging in drama games and orientation activities to build confidence. This is designed to be a fun, supportive and stress-free introduction to auditioning and acting, with all performers guaranteed a speaking role in the production.
HOW ARE ROLES ASSIGNED?
Roles and scripts are emailed to parents/guardians between the Week 1 and Week 2 class. This is because the script is tailored to the strengths of the group as seen in the audition. Parents/guardians print the script and help their child highlight their lines, then performers arrive to the Week 2 class with their scripts excited and ready to rehearse.
WHERE DO CLASSES TAKE PLACE?
Playing Field Studio, corner of Barry Drive & Kingsley St, Acton.
Enter via Canberra Dance Theatre.
IS IT SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS?
This course is suitable for beginners and more experienced performers. There will be a range of roles with various levels of challenge catering to individual performers.
ARE THERE ANY PRE-REQUISITES?
Performers must be fully committed to learning their lines at home.
Distinct costumes are provided by the company as required; parents must be happy to provide generic items e.g. a t-shirt of a certain colour and do their child’s hair/makeup if required before the final show (a guide is sent to all parents).
“My daughter attended the Peter Pan drama class in Term 3 of 2018 and she thoroughly enjoyed herself. Highly recommend Budding theatre programs.” - Cindy, Oxley
Although my son has always loved drama he has sometimes been a bit blasé about rehearsals. However, he now counts down the days until the next rehearsal for A Christmas Carol. Thank you! - James, Watson
“My daughter has had a great time performing and participating in classes with Budding Theatre. She gets along well with the other kids and it's a comfortable inclusive atmosphere.” - Ainslie, Wanniassa
“We have found Budding Theatre to be very professional, uses excellent communication methods, produces theatre productions of a high quality that the kids love performing in!” - Sarah, Macgregor
My child really enjoyed her very first experience in drama and looked forward to it every week. - Megan, Curtin
“I have been performing with Budding Theatre for 4 years this year and I love it so much. When I started I had little to no performance experience and was very shy. I have now developed my skills and made friends I’ll have for a long time.” - Breanna, Macgregor
Lead Tutor: Robert Shiells is a Canberra-based actor and a regular lead performer with Budding Theatre. He holds an Advanced Diploma of Performance and a Diploma of Musical Theatre (CADA). He recently participated in the ARTS Showcase in LA where he performed in front of agents and was awarded a scholarship to the New York Film Academy where he will head in 2020. Rob has a wealth of experience as an actor and drama tutor and is looking forward to working with talented young performers at Budding Theatre.
Playwright & Course Coordinator: Kirsty Budding BA DipEd MSt (ANU). Originally from the UK, Kirsty performed widely in theatre before moving to Australia and developing a career in theatre and education. She has been shortlisted for the Sydney Theatre Company Young Playwright’s Award (2008) and has won the Canberra New Playwright’s Award (2008); the Canberra Area Theatre Award for Best Original Work (2014); the Short+Sweet Festival Best Script Award (2016); the Screencraft Short Screenplay Contest, Los Angeles (Finalist 2017); and the ACT Writing and Publishing Award for Fiction (2018) for her debut book, Paper Cuts: Comedic and Satirical Monologues for Audition or Performance.
All Budding Theatre tutors hold a Working With Vulnerable People card.
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