Upstage Theatre Program at Roscomare Road Elementary
Roscomare Road Elementary’s Production of: Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids
This is registration for Kindergarteners only – 1st and 2nd graders must register through the 1st and 2nd grade links. Registration payment does not guarantee placement in the program. We have very limited space, and will not be able to accomodate all those interested in the program. Friends of Roscomare organizes and makes this wonderful after school theater program possible as well as all of our daytime arts programs with staff and materials for Music, Visual Art, Science, Technology and PE. Priority will be given to F.O.R. member families who support Friends of Roscomare with their share of Annual Giving yearly. If you request to drop the class after payment is made, no refund will be given so please be sure this program works with your schedule, and your child’s interest, prior to making a payment. If your child is not admitted to the program, a refund will be given. Registration confirmations will be sent via email.
Rehearsals/classes begin Feb. 18 (Tues. & Thurs.) plus one Wednesday class during show week. There will be two Shows, Friday, May 1st at 4:30pm and Saturday, May 2nd at 2 pm (12:30 call time).
Roscomare has partnered with Upstage Theatre Schools for the 4th year to offer after-school performing arts education. Upstage puts on professional productions with Directors, Choreographers, musical directors, and brings in stage equipment to enhance our stage and lighting. Each year our programs sell out, and result in sold-out smash hits.
Founded on the principle that theater should be fair and fun, Upstage Theatre productions feature ensemble casting, and an environment for the child to find their own level in their own time. Their overall objective is for the student to feel joyful and creatively fulfilled when performing, and their hope is that all students grow in confidence, make new friends and learn new skills.
Play Description: The jungle is jumpin’ with a jazzy beat in Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS. Specially adapted from the classic Disney animated film, Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS features a host of colorful characters and your favorite songs from the movie.
Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, are on the run in the deepest parts of the jungle. On their journey, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin’ musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. When Shere Khan returns, our heroes must rally their fellow animals into battle and restore peace throughout the jungle.
Class Description: Registered students in Kindergarten-2nd grades will enjoy our after-school musical production class which generally meets twice a week on Tuesday’s & Thursday’s for an hour and a half-see below for the exact schedule. Note, class size will be limited, and Kindergarten spaces are very limited (this program is not open to TK students, no exceptions). The class introduces theater vocabulary and technique through interactive theater games and scene practice as well as music and dance taught by professionals. The teachers are highly qualified with many aggregate years experience in Children’s Theater. Each child is encouraged to fully participate and is considered an integral part in our final production. All children in the program will be in the show. Please check the production dates below, as we expect every child to be present for rehearsals, and show dates Friday May 1st 4:30pm and Saturday May 2nd 2pm.
Cost: 2nd Grade $550 (non-refundable), Kindergarten and 1st $575 (non-refundable)
Price includes: Attendance to all classes/rehearsals, participation in the two shows. Also includes costumes and props–note parents will likely be asked to purchase a specific dance shoe or an undergarment like a leotard and tights but the outer costume will be provided for use during the show. Also includes one script and music (replacement of one of these two items can be purchased for $20). Students will be working with a Professional Director, Choreographer and Musical Director during rehearsals. There are no make-up classes for missed classes/rehearsals, no refunds once payment is made and not transferable. Students are expected to attend all classes/rehearsals and exhibit good behavior, as the rest of their class relies on them to be a participating cast member. It’s a team effort. Note, tickets to the show are not included but will be offered to cast families first- tickets are approx. $12-16. Parents are asked to help make the program a success and extra special for the children by helping with a few items related to the show.
Teacher/Principal Approval, & Class Behavior: Some students may not be admitted into the program. Students who join the after school theater program are expected to exhibit good behavior in the program, and during school. All students will require approval from their teacher and the Principal to participate. If your student does not receive approval to participate in this program, you will be advised by the Principal before the program begins and a refund will be given. If your student is accepted into the program, and is asked to leave the program due to poor behavior, no refund will be given.
Registration: Friends of Roscomare organizes and makes this wonderful after school theater program possible. Priority will be given to F.O.R. member families who support Friends of Roscomare with their share of Annual Giving yearly. Payments for this program will begin in December -the link will be sent via eblast. Payments do not confirm that your child will be admitted to the program. If you request to drop the class after payment is made, no refund will be given. If your child is not admitted to the program, a refund will be given. Registration confirmations will be sent via email.
Rehearsal/Show schedule (rehearsals/classes, 2 shows): 2 days per week (1 1/2 hours): Tuesday 2-3:30pm & Thursday 3-4:30pm. Note, the last 3 classes will be 2 hours in length -this includes one added class on Wednesday during show week.
Feb 18, 20, 25, 27
March 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31
April 2, (No classes April 7th and 9th due to Spring Break) 14, 16, 21,* 23,* 28*, 29*(this is an added Wednesday class during show week), 30**
*These 4 classes will be extended to 2 hours in length
**This one class will be extended to 3 hours from 3-6pm
Shows on May 1st (4:30pm) & May 2nd (2pm)
Performance Dates: Friday, May 1st at 4.30 pm & Saturday, May 2nd at 2pm, students will need to be let out of their regular daytime class at 2pm on Friday so they can rehearse before the first show, and arrive at 12:30pm, before show-time on Saturday.
Class/Performance Location: Auditorium, Roscomare Road Elementary
Class Times: Classes Feb 18-April 16th will be 1 1/2 hrs in length on Tuesday’s 2pm– 3:30pm AND Thursday’s 3pm – 4:30pm. April 21st – 29th will be 2 hours in length from 2pm-4pm Tuesday, and 3pm-5pm Thursday, and the last class on April 30th will be 3 hours in length.
Getting to class – Kindergarten and 1st grade students will be picked up from their classroom by Upstage staff, and 2nd grade students are to walk to the auditorium on their own where attendance will be taken. If your child will be absent, please send an email to advise the staff in advance of the class.
Snack – please send your child to school with a theater snack.
Pick up – Children should not be picked up early as it disrupts the class. Parents need to arrive 5 minutes before pick up, wait by the lunch tables for the doors to open, sign out their child, and then wait for their child to exit the auditorium. All children need to be picked up on-time. Upstage will charge a per minute fee for late pick ups.
- Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids – K-2nd (Feb-May – Tuesday & Thursday)
There are no make-up classes for missed classes/rehearsals, no refunds.