Mainstage Productions & Tech Apprenticeships (Grades 6-12)

Annie Get Your Gun (*Day One Audition)

START DATE June 9, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
END DATE June 29, 2014
WHERE The Elaine Wolf Theatre
PRICE $700/member, $840/guest

Mandatory Technical Rehearsal: Sun., 6/22, Noon—8 p.m.
Performances: Wed. 6/25 (eve.); Thurs. 6/26 (mat. & eve.); Fri. 6/27 (mat.); Sun. 6/29
(mat & eve)
Age/Grade: Grades 6-12
Director: Billie McBride
Musical Director: Ben Wood
Choreographer: Terrell Davis

Don't miss one of the greatest big musicals of all time!! Annie Oakley is the best shot around, and she manages to support her little brother and sisters by selling the game she hunts. When she's discovered by Colonel Buffalo Bill, he persuades this novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show. It only takes one glance for her to fall head over heels for dashing shooting ace Frank Butler, who headlines the show. She soon eclipses Butler as the main attraction which, while good for business, is bad for romance. Butler hightails it off to join a rival show, his bruised male ego leading the way, but he is ultimately pitted against Annie in a final shoot-out. The rousing sure-fire finale hits the mark every time in a testament to the power of feminine ingenuity. Notable musical numbers include Cain't Get a Man With A Gun, Doing What Comes Naturally, Anything You Can Do, The Girl That I Marry, I Got Lost In His Arms, and the iconic There's No Business Like Show Business. Note we will be performing the updated 1999 Broadway revival version which has been updated and improved. This incredible, flashy, "show-biz" show is perfect for our academy artists, featuring multiple characters as well as a large ensemble and several big song-and-dance numbers. This Wolf Theatre Academy mainstage production features professional direction, musical direction, choreography, lighting, set and costume design and much more.

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Annie Get Your Gun Technical Apprenticeship (*Day One Audition)

START DATE June 11, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
END DATE June 29, 2014
WHERE The Elaine Wolf Theatre
PRICE JCC Member, $275/ Guest, $330

Week I (6/11—6/13): W—F; Noon—6 p.m. (Note that this workshop begins on Wed.)
Week II (6/16—6/20): M—F; Noon—6 p.m.
Week III (6/23—6/27): M—F; 9 a.m.—4 p.m. (Eve performances Wed., Thurs., Sun.)
Mandatory Technical Rehearsal: Sun., 6/22, Noon—8 p.m.
Performances: Wed. 6/25 (eve.); Thurs. 6/26 (mat. & eve.); Fri. 6/27 (mat.); Sun. 6/29
Age/Grade: Grades 8**-12
Instructor: MACC Production Manager Emily MacIntyre; Summer Technical Director and designers
A limited number of technical apprenticeship positions are offered in conjunction with each Academy Production Workshop. Apprentices will enjoy personal instruction and hands-on experience working with the production’s backstage elements, which include sets, lights, sound and props (costume work not included in this workshop) using the state-of-the-art equipment of the 400-seat Elaine Wolf Theatre. Students work side-by-side with MACC’s production manager, summer technical director and professional designers. Each student then fills a technical crew position for the session’s mainstage production.

**Students in grade 7 who have technical experience working on at least two mainstage theatre productions (school or professional) may petition for admittance into this class.

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Rent (*Day One Audition)

START DATE June 30, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
END DATE July 20, 2014
WHERE The Elaine Wolf Theatre
PRICE $700/member, $840/guest

Week 1: M, Tu, W, Th; 9 a.m.—4 p.m. (6/30-7/3; no rehearsal Fri. 7/4)
Sunday Rehearsal: 7/6, 12 p.m.-6p.m.*
Week 2: M—F; 9 a.m.—4 p.m. (7/7-7/11)
Mandatory Technical Rehearsal: Sun., 7/13, Noon—8 p.m.
Week 3: M—F; 9 a.m.—4 p.m. (7/14-7/18)
Performances: Wed. 7/16 (eve.); Thurs. 7/17 (mat. & eve.); Fri. 7/18 (mat.); Sun. 7/20 (mat. & eve)
Age/Grade: Grades 7-12
Director: TBA
Choreographer: Terrell Davis

Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom, and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves, and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.

This mature and moving show will challenge our academy artists, featuring an edgy, contemporary setting and characters as well as solid ensemble numbers. This Wolf Theatre Academy mainstage production features professional direction, musical direction choreography, lighting, set and costume design and much more.

Note that we will be doing the school edition of the play which has been carefully adapted, working with the Larson estate to retain the dramatic intent of the groundbreaking rock musical, while softening some of the content to make it appropriate for a student company. In addition, some of the music has been simplified.

** Parents should note that even though we are producing the school edition, Rent contains mature content (PG-13). We encourage parents to familiarize themselves with the story before signing their children up for this production. A detailed plot synopsis can be found at www.mtishows.com (search for Rent: School Edition). Parents are also encouraged to see the 2005 film version of the show starring much of the original Broadway cast.

*Note we have added a rehearsal on Sunday, July 6 to make up for the time lost for the July 4 holiday. This rehearsal may not involve all the actors and will be set by the director after casting. This rehearsal will likely be mandatory for all principal actors.

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Rent Technical Apprenticeship

START DATE July 2, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
END DATE July 20, 2014
WHERE The Elaine Wolf Theatre
PRICE $275/member, $330/guest

Week 1: W, Th; 9 a.m.—4 p.m. (7/2-7/3; no rehearsal Fri. 7/4)
Week 2: M—F; 9 a.m.—4 p.m. (7/7-7/11)
Mandatory Technical Rehearsal: Sun., 7/13, Noon—8 p.m.
Week 3: M—F; 9 a.m.—4 p.m. (7/14-7/18)
Performances: Wed. 7/16 (eve.); Thurs. 7/17 (mat. & eve.); Fri. 7/18 (mat.); Sun. 7/20 (mat. & eve)
Age/Grade: Grades 8**-12
Instructor: MACC Production Manager Emily MacIntyre; Summer Technical Director and designers

A limited number of technical apprenticeship positions are offered in conjunction with each Academy Production Workshop. Apprentices will enjoy personal instruction and hands-on experience working with the production’s backstage elements, which include sets, lights, sound and props (costume work not included in this workshop) using the state-of-the-art equipment of the 400-seat Elaine Wolf Theatre. Students work side-by-side with MACC’s production manager, summer technical director and professional designers. Each student then fills a technical crew position for the session’s mainstage production.

**Students in grade 7 who have technical experience working on at least two mainstage theatre productions (school or professional) may petition for admittance into this class.

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Much Ado About Nothing (*Day One Audition)

START DATE July 21, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
END DATE August 10, 2014
WHERE The Elaine Wolf Theatre
PRICE JCC Member, $700/ Guest, $840

Mandatory Technical Rehearsal: Sun., 8/3, Noon—8 p.m.
Performances: Wed. 8/6 (eve.); Thurs. 8/7 (mat. & eve.); Fri. 8/8 (mat.); Sun. 8/10
(mat & eve)
Age/Grade: Grades 6-12
Director: TBA

Spend the summer in beautiful Messina, Italy with Beatrice and Benedick, two of Shakespeare’s greatest characters, as they rail against love. Witness their friends’ quest to outwit them with their own words and bring them together at last. Watch as the evil Don John plots to make everyone unhappy by slandering the good name of the virtuous lady Hero. Meet the bumbling Dogberry, a silly constable, who unwittingly saves the day. In the end everyone realizes it was all just “much ado about nothing”! Join us for this heartwarming and hilarious tale of romance, intrigue and wit.

With a plethora of excellent roles, this classic play is perfect for our academy artists, featuring incredible characters, poetic language and hilarious situations. This Wolf Theatre Academy mainstage production features professional direction, choreography, lighting, set and costume design and much more.

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Much Ado Technical Apprenticeship

START DATE July 23, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
END DATE August 10, 2014
WHERE The Elaine Wolf Theatre
PRICE $275/member, $330/guest

Week I (7/23—7/25): W—F; Noon—6 p.m. (Note that this workshop begins on Wed.)
Week II (7/28—8/1): M—F; Noon—6 p.m.
Week III (8/4—8/8): M—F; 9 a.m.—4 p.m. (Eve performances Wed., Thurs., Sun.)
Mandatory Technical Rehearsal: Sun., 8/3, Noon—8 p.m.
Performances: Wed. 8/6 (eve.); Thurs. 8/7 (mat. & eve.); Fri. 8/8 (mat.); Sun. 8/10
(mat & eve)
Age/Grade: Grades 8**-12
Instructor: MACC Production Manager Emily MacIntyre; Summer Technical Director and designers

A limited number of technical apprenticeship positions are offered in conjunction with each Academy Production Workshop. Apprentices will enjoy personal instruction and hands-on experience working with the production’s backstage elements, which include sets, lights, sound and props (costume work not included in this workshop) using the state-of-the-art equipment of the 400-seat Elaine Wolf Theatre. Students work side-by-side with MACC’s production manager, summer technical director and professional designers. Each student then fills a technical crew position for the session’s mainstage production.

**Students in grade 7 who have technical experience working on at least two mainstage theatre productions (school or professional) may petition for admittance into this class.

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