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We are excited to announce the opening of our new,  dedicated theater space in Anoka!!!

(1138 Bunker Lake Blvd Anoka, MN 55303)

2019 FALL PRODUCTION

AUDITIONS: September 28

REHEARSALS: October 8 - November 21 (Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:00 - 8:00 and Saturdays from 12:00 - 3:00)

PERFORMANCES: November 16-17 & 23-24

More information below!

2020 winter production

AUDITIONS: December 21

REHEARSALS: January 4 - March 5 (Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:30 - 8:00 and Saturdays  from 12:00 - 3:00)

PERFORMANCES: February 29 - March 1 & March 7-8

More information to come!

tickets

Tickets are available for purchase at the door for $10.00 (cash only) or in advance through the front desk at Jam Hops (763-413-0647). Due to limited seating there is a chance we will sell out the performance, therefore, we recommend you purchase your tickets in advance. Tickets sold through the front desk will be held at Will Call. All ticket sales are final. No refunds allowed, however, you may exchange tickets for a different performance. Seating is general admission. Doors will open 20 minutes prior to each performance.

There's a monster in my closet

Emily’s having a sleepover with her best friend Stephanie when they discover there’s a monster in her closet!  To investigate further (despite the incessant teasing of her big brother and his friends), Emily and Stephanie recruit their friends — sarcastic and skeptical Kelly, vain Mary, studious Brain, tomboy Tara and avid reader Megan — to help capture the monster.  What they don’t know is that Murray, the closet monster, doesn’t mean any harm.  He only wants to play Emily’s new video game.  He’s more scared of kids than they are of him!  Murray is on probation since his boss, the Dream King, heard about his goofing off on the job.  After all, every monster knows that when a child is born, a monster is assigned to watch over her — not play with her things!  What happens when Emily has all her friends over for a slumber party to try to capture Murray?  They end up catching the Dream King and his harried secretary, Toady, instead!  With other wonderfully entertaining characters like Sandy the Sandman and his dream weavers, find out how friendship, ingenuity and a sprinkling of magic lead to a delightful solution to Emily’s monster problem.

REGISTRATION                                                                         

The registration deadline is September 27.

You may register over the phone, in person at Jam Hops or online.

AUDITIONS

September 28 from 11:00 - 2:00

After registering for the show we will email a registration form for you and your child to fill out and an invitation to sign up for an audition time.

NOTE: There is a possibility that certain participants will be called back to perform additional material the following day.

REHEARSALS

October 8 – November 21, Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:00 – 8:00 and Saturdays from 12:00 – 3:00. Dress rehearsal will be on Friday, November 15 from 5:30 - 8:30

PERFORMANCES

November 16 & 23 at 3:00 & 7:30 

November 17 & 24 at 3:00

A cast party will follow Sunday’s performance.

AGE

This show is open to children ages 7 to 17. 

COST

$200.00 (tax included) 

Participants will also need to invest in basic attire that will be used for costumes.

ATTENDANCE                                                                               

Not every participant will be called to every hour of every rehearsal. It is, however, VERY IMPORTANT that participants are able to attend the rehearsal time they are scheduled to be at. Anticipated absences must be noted on the registration form that is sent out after you register. If too many absences are anticipated your child may need to drop from the show (money fully refunded). If absences do occur, participants may need to make up the time missed. 

 

FLYER

cast list

script

rehearsal schedule

audition material/instructions

Participants should come to the audition with TWO reads prepared:

1) Monster Read: This read should be memorized. (If you happen to stumble on a line or two, the director will help you get back on track!)

2) Human Male OR Female read: This read does NOT need to be memorized. (However, feel free to memorize it if you'd like!)

IMPORTANT AUDITION TIPS

  1. Come to the audition PREPARED! Practice the script read with a friend or family member until you can express the following points.
  2. Read IN CHARACTER! Be familiar with what the scene/song is about and what the characters personality is like!
  3. Speak with good VOCAL EXPRESSION! Practice reading in a mono-tone voice (no expression) then with an ANIMATED voice (good expression). Which sounds more entertaining? 
  4. Speak/sing with good FACIAL EXPRESSION! Practice in front of the mirror using a straight face (no expression) then with an ANIMATED face (good expression). Which appears more entertaining?
  5. Gesture when appropriate. Don't be afraid to move around and express with your body!
  6. Speak/sing with good ARTICULATION! Pronounce your words clearly. Pay special attention to the consonants! 
  7. Speak/sing with good PROJECTION! Speak/sing with good volume. Pretend that you are speaking/singing to a person in the very back row of the theater.
  8. HAVE FUN! Remember that it's FINE if you make mistakes. 

handbook


Our address is:
1138 Bunker Lake Blvd
Anoka, MN 55303

Customer Care Representatives:
763-413-0647
 
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday:  9:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M.
Saturday and Sunday:  Hours Vary