The Junior Theatre Troupe Presents:

  • The Junior Theatre Troupe is geared at the middle-school-aged performers who will be at least age 11 by Sept. 1, 2021. 
  • Registration for this group is $175. 
  • Rehearsals begin June 14th
  • A parent/performer information meeting for all registered participants will be held on June 9th @ 6:30 at the Play Inc Gallery and Cabaret space at 111 Dellwood St. in Cambridge (the new library)
  • In person performances are scheduled to be held at the Richard G. Hardy Performing Arts Center will be July 16 and 17 @ 7:00 and July 18 @ 2:00.

All Covid regulations will be followed including distancing and mask wearing.

About The Program

The Junior Theatre Troupe is open to students who have completed grades 5 through 8. They rehearse Monday-Thursday at Cambridge Middle School from 1:00-4:00. The goal of the program is to expose students to theatre and the various aspects that go into creating a full musical production. Students will learn the basics of singing, acting, and dancing as well as many other things.

The Junior Theatre Troupe is going to present one of Broadway’s greatest musicals, Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.  The junior versions of Broadway musicals are shortened versions of the original that are adapted for performance for younger students.  Fiddler is the tale of Tevye and his family as they struggle to hold on to the traditions of the past while facing the changes in the new world.  A world that sees them as a problem that must be dealt with.

Auditions

All middle school students who register for the Junior Theatre Troupe will be in the show, however everybody must go through the audition process. Auditions are used to cast leads and smaller parts in the production. Those not receiving speaking parts, will be part of the chorus. Nobody who registers will be denied the opportunity to perform. We will spend the first two days of rehearsal going over the audition pieces and preparing students for those auditions. On the third day we will hold auditions and the next day post the cast list of roles and chorus. 

Rehearsals and Expectations

Rehearsals will take place from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm Monday through Thursday. A calendar of specific rehearsal requirements will be provided at the first day of rehearsal and a full schedule of events and rehearsals will be posted on the website. Rehearsals for the first few weeks will be held at Cambridge Middle School and move to Cambridge-Isanti High School the Monday before performances.

Also, note that attendance at the three performances of “I Sing the Body Electric” during the high school production of Once Upon a Mattress (July 23-25) is required. This final song is a unifying aspect of the program, and it is expected that all middle school and high school Summer Youth Theatre participants attend.  Attendance at the final dress performance of Mattress (July 22) will be expected (for free) for the students, so they know how long the show is and when to show up on the other nights.  

Registration will CLOSE on MAY 21st. 

*Registration for all performers is $175.