(ST CHARLES) Vero Voce School of Performing Arts in St Charles has expanded its Children’s Theatre programing for the 2013-14 Season. The first Children’s Theatre production of the season, for ages 8-18 years, will be THE STORY OF HANSEL AND GRETEL, book by Vera Morris, music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur. A sweet and charming musical adaptation. Sent into the woods, Hansel and Gretel meet up with a number of peculiar characters. A fiery troll guards his little wooden bridge. Even more, an articulate owl, a forest sprite and two hobgoblins are in the service of an evil (but extremely funny) witch. She locks poor Hansel in a cage and feeds him nothing but cake! Everyone will cheer Gretel as she outwits the crone and sets free all the children who have been turned into cookies! Every dramatic moment is brought to life, from the night spent in the woods to the discovery of the candy-coated little cottage. Sweetened delightfully with music, all will enjoy the fun of songs like "Gingerbread Witch" and "Apple Muffin Goblins." The production will be directed and choreographed by Kim Maslo, with Vocal Direction by David Cramer.
Young actors will be required to prepare a monologue of no more than one minute in length and one 16-bar musical theater vocal selection. Please bring music in your key. An accompanist will be provided. Auditions will be held by appointment on Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 1:00-4:00 pm at Vero Voce School of Performing Arts in St Charles. For an audition appointment, please call (630) 584-0139 or submit our online form at http://www.verovoce.com/children-s-theatre.
Rehearsals run August 12 – September 20, 2013. Rehearsals will begin with a one week 'boot camp' beginning Aug 12th 9:00-1:00 pm and will have 2 hours of rehearsal during the school week and 4 hours on Saturdays until tech week. Performances will be held on Saturdays at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm and Sundays at 11:00 am, September 21-29, 2013. This is a tuition based program.
Vero Voce was established in 2001 specializing in private voice, piano lessons and musical theatre coaching expanded into a 5,000 square foot facility with multiple studios, classrooms, and a theatre at 951 State Avenue, Suite F, in St Charles. Course offerings include all instruments, voice and theatre classes and a full season of adult musical and non-musical productions and a full season of children’s theatre productions.
More information about the many offerings at Vero Voce can be obtained by visiting the website: verovoce.com, or calling (630) 584-0139.