Kids Ensemble Information

 


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Kids Ensemble Costumes Order Form

*Only use if your child's ensemble costume will be purchased by the costume team.

You will be notified if your child's ensemble grade requires this.


 

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 (1) Become a BPP member, (2) participate in the production as cast or crew.  If you have not signed up, please contact our production team to learn more and get an assignment


Kids Ensemble Costumes 

Costumes for the Kids Ensemble is an important part of the experience and our creative team has worked hard to make it special!  Ultimately, the goal is to keep costs as low as possible for all costumes, make the process easy and efficient for families, and create the best looking kids ensemble we can!
 
Please review this important information about how the kids ensemble costumes will work this year, so you know what to expect and can look out for further instructions. Some of this is new from past years, so we wanted to help you to know what to expect. 
 
  • Grade-specific costume information will be sent to your email in our directory by our costume designer.
  • Some grades will have specific items to bring (no purchase required) or shop for (purchase required).
  • Some grades will have custom costumes made by our costume team! For these grades, our designer is able to purchase the materials in bulk directly from suppliers, to keep the cost as low as possible and get work underway as soon as possible. For these grades, instead of asking you to do individual shopping, you can submit your order & payment here.
  • All grades will have recommendations for undergarments or base items to wear underneath their costumes - these will likely be items you already have at home, and will be reusable.

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)

7pm – 8:30pm at Tappan Rec Rm

1st & 4th Grade Evening Rehearsal #1

 

February 11 (Tuesday)

7pm – 8:30pm at Tappan Rec Rm

2nd & 3rd Grade Evening Rehearsal #2

 

February 12 (Wednesday)

7pm – 8:30pm at Tappan Rec Rm

5th Grade Evening Rehearsal #3

 

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 25 (Tuesday)

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. 

 

 Mary Poppins Production Calendars: Kids Ensemble (Subscribe here)


 

Kids Ensemble Calendar