Youth Workshop Productions
Youth Workshop Productions are performed by youth (ages 7 – 16) and for youth! These productions give young actors the opportunity to perform for a public audience while sharing the stage & set with the current Mainstage show. Workshop performers learn that the human imagination is boundless and the audience leaves with a sense that “I can do this at home!” Shows are bright, colorful & lively and include well-known children’s stories & fairy tales, often include audience participation and are family friendly!
Generally, rehearsals take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6pm, and Saturdays from 10:30-12:30. During Tech Week (the week before the show) rehearsals will be every day from 4-6:30. The rehearsal start date for each show is listed under the picture.
There is a small production fee to participate in Youth Workshop Productions. (Scholarships are available on a need-based basis)
**Information on what to prepare for an audition can be found at the bottom of the page
The Pied Piper
written by Joshua Goldberg
February 4, 5, 11, 12 @ 10:00am
Auditions: Tuesday, December 13th 4-5:30 at The Seacoast Repertory Theatre
Rehearses: December 20 – February 3rd
Once upon a time, in Hamelin Town…
A greedy mayor, who taxes his citizens twice a day.
Townspeople, who say “Hey, that’s okay!”
A cheese enthusiast, responsible for the town’s world famous cheese.
A family of rats, who are hungry for the cheese.
A little boy, an outcast.
A mysterious old man, harbouring a secret past.
And the Pied Piper.
With his magic pipe the Pied Piper leads the rats away and saves the day, but his service comes at a price that the mayor isn’t willing to pay. What to do? Perhaps we haven’t heard the last of the Pied Piper’s tune…
THE YOYO AND THE PIGGYBANK
Anna’s pal Jackson dazzles her with his bright-green yoyo, inspiring Anna to buy her own. But how? Anna’s mother encourages her to earn the money herself, providing Anna with an heirloom piggy bank for saving (and rattling!) her coins. Neighbors offer paying chores and teach Anna some wicked tricks for the sparkly purple yoyo she wants from Mr. Jones’s store. The colorful illustrations capture the joy Anna feels earning her coins, learning about money, and shaking her humongous piggy bank as she nears her goal.
Join Anna and friends on her journey in this original musical by Miles Burns, based on the book written by local author, Susan Werner Thoresen.
Script and Music by Miles Burns
Based on the book by New Hampshire author, Susan Thoresen
March18, 19, 25, 26 @ 10:00am
Auditions: Tuesday, February 7th 4-5:30 at The Seacoast Repertory Theatre
Rehearses: February 14th- March 17th
For a long time now Ella has been finding it hard to fit in. When she was little, however, she sparkled. She’s always had a wonderful imagination that could take her any place she wanted to go! With her father becoming increasingly more busy at work, two self absorbed step-sisters, a stepmother who doesn’t understand her and a mother who passed when she was young- she preferred her imaginary life to her real life, of course. In her imaginary life her name was Cinderella and through Cinderella’s story she is reminded how special her life is and that the power of imagination is undeniable- but it’s important not to get too lost in it.
Musical by Miles Burns
May 13, 14, 20, 21 @ 10:00am
Auditions: Tuesday, April 4th 4-5:30 at The Seacoast Repertory Theatre
Rehearses: April 11th- May 12th
THIS ONE TIME… IN CAMELOT
St. Stephen’s School is a school much like any other. The students spend their time learning about various things and partaking in various activities such as sports, woodshop, and the list goes on. The Drama club is gearing up to open their production of Camelot… until something goes horribly wrong! The school board has just appointed Mark Cornwall to be the school’s new principal. Cornwall hates theater and drama of any sort and would like nothing more than to shut the drama club down. He just might do it… unless the students of St. Stephen’s all come together and work as one to pull the sword from the stone!
Written by Miles Burns with additional music and lyrics by Scottie Hermenau
October 14, 15, 21, 22 @ 10:00am
Auditions: Tuesday, September 5th 4-5:30 at The Seacoast Repertory Theatre
Rehearses: September 11th- October 13th
What should your student prepare for a Youth Workshop Production audition?
We ask that your students prepare part of a song to sing acappella (no music) and a short poem or monologue to recite (something that shows character).
It is also very helpful to bring a headshot and resume with you to the audition (It’s okay if there aren’t that many things on the resume!) The resume should have your student’s name, contact information, and shows they have been in with the roles they have played.
The audition location is at The Seacoast Repertory Theatre (125 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH) unless otherwise noted. The auditions are by appointment and last 5-10 minutes. Your students will audition in front of the Director, Assistant Director, and Stage Manager. We try to keep the auditions relaxed and as stress free as possible!
Please make sure to bring any conflicts you may have within the rehearsal period.
If you have any other questions, or need to schedule an audition time, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org