Kids Ensemble Information

The Kids Ensemble is one of the more unique and endearing aspects of the Burns Park Players.  Burns Park Elementary students from Grades 1st - 5th have the opportunity to participate in our annual show, performing alongside the talented and supportive adult cast.  There are NO auditions for the Kids Ensemble, and anyone interested in learning about musical theater is welcome to join us

 


If you have a child participating in the Kids Ensemble, one adult in your family needs to participate in the cast or crew.  If you have not signed up, please contact our production team to learn more and get an assignment


Rehearsals

Rehearsals take place at Burns Park Elementary, during weekday lunch periods in January and February. Each day is assigned to a different grade, so you can expect your child/ren to rehearse one lunch period per week. Our kids rehearsal crew will be finalizing the schedule throughout December, and we will share that with all of you once it is complete so you will know which day/s are assigned to your child/ren as soon as possible.

 

In addition to daytime lunch rehearsals, there are certain evening rehearsals that will incorporate the child ensemble. Please save the following dates for those rehearsals:

 

February 10 (Monday)

6 pm – 9 pm at Tappan

Kids night/costume check 

 

February 20 (Thursday)

6 pm – 10 pm at Burns Park Auditorium

Kids rehearsal 6 pm – 7 pm

Full room run 7 pm – 10 pm  

 

February 24 (Monday)

6 pm – 11 pm at Power Center

Tech/dress with kids

 

February 26 (Wednesday)

6 pm – 11 pm at Power Center

Final dress with kids

 

Of course, please also hold these dates/times for our performance weekend:

 

February 27 (Thursday) at Power Center

6 pm call- 7:30 pm performance

 

February 28 (Friday) at Power Center

6 pm call- 7:30 pm performance 

 

February 29 (Saturday)at Power Center

12 pm call - 2 pm performance

 

March 1 (Sunday) at Power

12 pm call- 2 pm performance 

 


Schedule Note:

In response to your feedback, we have shifted our production schedule three weeks later to gain separation from the busy back-to-school time in Sept/Oct and the Holiday season.  With our move to the Power Center in late February, it allows us to hold auditions in November, cast the show by Thanksgiving, and begin full cast/ensemble rehearsals after winter break in January.


Participation

To participate in the Kids Ensemble:

 

1. Child must be a student at Burns Park Elementary (1st-5th Grade); or reside in the Burns Park neighborhood and be able to attend lunch time rehearsals at Burns Park Elementary.

 

2. At least one adult in your household needs to participate in the cast or crew.  (If you have not signed up, please reach out to our production team to get an assignment.)

 

3. Kids Ensemble actors will need to provide certain basic articles of their costumes, which will be communicated by Costume Design in early February.

 

4. Participation Costs:

Child - $30, covers all supervised rehearsals and performances

Adult Cast or Crew - $35 first Adult, $20 additional adults membership to BPP


 To ensure you receive email updates for this year’s production, please sign up for our email newsletters


Communication

Make sure you keep up with our newsletter announcements and subscribe to our calendars so you have up to date information at all times. For any email correspondences and all-company meetings, make sure at least one member of your household is involved to learn important information. 

 

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