2022-2023 Programs

All Companies: 

The Sound of Music - SUMMER 2022

 

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "My Favorite Things," "Do Re Mi," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" and the title number, The Sound of Music won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars. The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows Maria, an ebullient postulant who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, the von Trapp family must make a moral decision.

PIT BAND CAMP

INSTRUMENTALISTS! 
Are you interested in building your skills in a fun productive and creative way? 
Join the sound of music musical intensive this May & June! 

It’s in beautiful Conifer, at the venue theater - auditions are in May, rehearsals start May 31st and performances are the 16, 17th& 18th of June. 

In addition to preparing a few numbers from the Broadway show, we are doing instrumental workshops, music theory, jam sessions & master classes. This is not just a pit training experience, but a fun skills-based experience, which will accelerate your musical future! 

EP Archer is the musical supervisor, and we will have guest teachers who are professional musicians and experience teachers as well! 

Cost is $200

Rehearsals starting May 31st: Tuesdays 11:00-1:00pm, Thursdays from 3:30-5:00pm

This production is open for students grades 1-12.

AUDITION WORKSHOP: May 7, 10:00-2:00pm.

AUDITIONS: May 9, 4:00-8:00pm (Principal Role Auditions)

May 10, 4:00-8:00pm (Von Trapp Kids/Ensemble Auditions)

READ-THROUGH: May 16, 4:00-7:00pm

PARENT MEETING: May 16, 7:00-7:30pm

REHEARSALS: May 23, 4:00-7:00pm

May 26, 4:00-7:00pm (Principal Roles)

Beginning May 30: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays.

10:00-2:00pm (Kids)

Tech Week: June 12-15

1:00-4:00pm (Principal Cast & Ensemble)

PERFORMANCES: June 16-19th

Cost: 1st-6th grade: $500.

Cost: 7th-12th grade: $750

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THE VENUE ACADEMY

A three session long academy where students learn and workshop basic acting, singing, dancing and music reading skills. 

Session 1: Monday 6:00-8:00pm

8/15, 8/22, 8/29, 9/5, 9/12

Session 2: Monday 6:00-8:00pm

 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/17, 10/24

Session 3: Dates/Times TBD

Email artisticdirector@theveneutheatre.com for more information

High School Company: The Addams Family

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

Workshops & Auditions: 8/10, 8/11, 8/12

Rehearsals Tuesdays 5:30-8pm and Thursdays 5:30-8:00pm starting 8/16

Cost: $750 through 6/30 ($800 starting 7/1)

Performances 10/14-10/16, 10/28-10/29

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Middle School Company: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts gang explore life's great questions as they play baseball, struggle with homework, sing songs, swoon over their crushes, and celebrate the joy of friendship.

Workshops & Auditions: 8/8-8/11

Rehearsals starting 8/16 Tuesday 3:30-5:30pm and Thursday 3:30-5:30pm

Cost: $650 through 6/30 ($675 starting 7/1)

Performances 11/11-11/13, 11/18-11/20

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High School Company: Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing is one of the best comedy play written by William Shakespeare. The play is thought to have been written in the year 1598 and 1599 in the middle of Shakespeare career. Much Ado About Nothing is included in First Folio, published in the year 1623. 

Rehearsals start mid-October

Times/Days TBD

Cost: $400 through 7/31

Performances 1/20 & 1/21

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Senior Company: The Lighting Thief: A Percy Jackson Musical

As the half-blood son of a Greek god, Percy Jackson has newly-discovered powers he can't control, a destiny he doesn't want, and a mythology textbook's worth of monsters on his trail. When Zeus's master lightning bolt is stolen and Percy becomes the prime suspect, he has to find and return the bolt to prove his innocence and prevent a war between the gods. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the thief. He must travel to the Underworld and back; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and come to terms with the father who abandoned him. Adapted from the best-selling book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan and featuring a thrilling original rock score, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is an action-packed mythical adventure "worthy of the gods" (Time Out New York).

 

Rehearsals Monday and Wednesday starting after Thanksgiving. Time TBD

Cost: $750 through 9/30

Performances 3/3-3/5, 3/10 & 3/11

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Elementary School Company: Aladdin KIDS

Based on the iconic animated film, with an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Disney’s Aladdin KIDS is sure to send audiences soaring on a flying carpet ride filled with romance and adventure.

When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie's magic power to become a prince in order to marry her.  Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and more are here in Disney’s Aladdin KIDS, a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love.

Rehearsals Mondays 4-5:30pm starting in September

Cost: $800 through 7/31

Performances 4/21-4/23, 4/28-4/30

 

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Summer Experience: Monty Python's Spamalot

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this middle school adaptation of MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, and was followed by two successful West End runs. The outrageous, uproarious, and gloriously entertaining story of King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake will delight casts and audiences as they search for the Holy Grail and “always look on the bright side of life.”

More information coming soon - SUMMER 2023

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