Storybook Theatre Winter 2017-2018 Class Registration

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Thank you all for your interest in Storybook Theatre classes in winter 2017-2018! The winter semester will not offer as many classes as a typical Storybook semester. Once these have filled, no more classes will be added. Please register early to ensure your spot. Full class information was also sent via email to our mailing list. If you need the email, please contact Julie at A class summary and full schedule is below the registration form links.

Note that all classes have a few varying times and dates for rehearsals - primarily due to the holidays and previous commitments for The Miracle Worker. Make sure to check the schedule to be sure you have all the correct dates. 

Questions? You can contact Julie by email ( or phone (816.204.5702) anytime. Feel free to call or text - text typically gets the very fastest response if you need info ASAP.

Winter Class Registration Forms:

Little Stars / Rising Stars

Performance Classes for ages 8-12

Performance Classes for ages 13+

Teens: if you are interested in joining the Storybook Intern Team this winter, please apply here: Teen Intern Application. Interns should be at least 15 and have been involved in multiple past productions. More info can be found on the application. We would LOVE to have some new interns join us this semester.

Winter Schedule to assist with planning:
Monday 12:30-2:00pm Little House: The Music Box (boys/girls ages 8-12)
Monday 5:15-6:00pm Storybook Rising Stars (boys/girls ages 4-7)
Tuesday 5:00-7:00pm Lost & Foundling (boys/girls ages 13+)
Tuesday 7:00-8:30pm Exhausted Beauty (boys/girls ages 8-12)

Friday, February 9 - Lost & Foundling
Saturday, February 10 - Exhausted Beauty, Little House: The Music Box

Costume Day - TBD. We may just costume during regular rehearsals.

Winter 2017-2018 Class Information

For all drama classes with kids ages 8+, the first class will be an informal audition, with part assignments emailed within approximately 24-48 hours to those enrolled. Audition info will be emailed to those enrolled, but will primarily consist of a recitation of a 1-minute monologue, some readings from the script (for younger kids, if they are not comfortable reading aloud for the audition, no worries - I'll have some easier options), and a few other activities. Personal preference is also always taken into consideration!

Drama Classes for Boys and Girls - ages 4-7

Storybook Theatre's Rising Stars - ages 4-7
Mondays 5:15-6:00pm
November 27 - February 5
No class December 25, January 1, January 15
Performance: Opportunity to participate in one of our February 10 performances. No additional participation fee.
Minimum 6 students or class will be canceled.

Rising Stars gives young wannabe actors and actresses alike the chance to have a running start at performing! Utilizing dramatic play, improvisation games, and short scripts (sometimes with a couple of lines to learn for the production), kids will learn about creating a stage presence and using their whole body to show emotion.
Register for this class here.

Drama Classes for Boys and Girls - ages 8-12

Monday 12:30-2:00pm Little House on the Prairie: The Music Box
Classes begin: November 20
No Class December 25, January 1, January 15
Performance: February 10

Laura learns a valuable lesson when she takes something that doesn't belong to her. Features beloved characters, prairie costumes, and a story about the importance of caring for others.

Time Period: 1850's
Spaces in Class: Flexible

Tuesday 7:00-8:30pm Exhausted Beauty

Classes begin: November 21
SEVERAL schedule differences for this class - see full schedule below.
Performance: February 10

There's a tale about a princess who is cursed with endless sleep - but have you heard of the princess who must always stay awake? This sleepy heroine must discover the secret to reverse her curse before it's too late!
Time Period: Fantasy
Spaces in Class: Flexible

Full Schedule:
November 21 - 7-8:30pm
November 28 - 7:30-9pm
December 12 - 7-8:30pm
December 19 - 7-8:30pm
January 2 - 7-8:30pm
January 13 - 3-4:30pm
January 23 - 7-8:30pm
January 30 - 7-8:30pm
February 6 - 7-8:30pm
February 10 (Performance Day) - arrive at 9:30am

Drama Classes for Girls & Boys - ages 13+

Note: this class is INTENDED for ages 13+ but age 12 is okay as long as your student has participated in at least two past productions with Storybook Theatre. This play can be produced as all-female, or with a mixed cast. 

Tuesday 5:00-7:00pm Lost and Foundling
(with a few additional rehearsals on Thursday/Saturday - see schedule) 

Classes begin: November 21
Performance: February 9
Note: I know that some of our teens have already done this production. If you don't want to participate, stay tuned for the next show with registration opening in January.

Unusual things don't usually happen at Price Mart, but at this Mega Price Mart a mega-unusual thing happened once: a little girl was born. Or left. Or got lost in the aisles and her parents never found her. Whatever it was that happened, it was her destiny to be discovered between Truck Mirrors and Oil Filters by some Price Mart associates. They name her Pryce and raise her. Her first word is "affordable." It's a good life at Price Mart, all things considered: clean, well-lit, lots of stuff at reasonable prices, but her discovery one day that there's a place called Lost and Found all the way on the other side of the store sparks restlessness and curiosity about where she came from. What follows is an epic journey of hilarious proportions as our intrepid heroine sets off alone down strange aisles, through unfamiliar sale zones, past new and threatening merchandise. Armed with only her wits and a celebrity magazine, will Pryce manage to evade dangerous pitfalls like the Demanding Shopper and the Neverending Line? Will she ever make it to the western edge of the store? And even if she does find the Lost and Found counter, will she ever uncover the truth about her real family? A comic and contemporary myth set in the recognizable world of changing rooms, free samples, and incandescent lights that never turn off, Lost and Foundling is a modern retail fairy tale about growing up, self-reliance, and big big savings.
Time Period: Modern
Spaces in Class: 11

Full Schedule:
November 21 - 5-7pm
November 30 - 4-6pm
December 7 - 4-6pm
December 12 - 5-7pm
December 19 - 5-7pm
January 2 - 5-7pm
January 13 - 1-3pm
January 23 - 5-7pm
January 30 - 5-7pm
February 6 - 5-7pm
February 8 - 5-8pm
February 9 (Performance Day) - arrive at 2pm
Rehearsal time, hair/makeup/costume prep are provided in this performance day time.

Ticket Information for Winter 2017-2018

Each student receives 2 free tickets for parents/guardians to attend the show.

Kids performances - $3 
Teen Play (Lost & Foundling) - $5 if purchased in advance or at the door

Tuition Information for Winter 2017-2018

Rising Stars (ages 4-7)

Drama Classes
Ages 8-12 - $125
Ages 13+ - $150

Payment Options
Cash/Check/Credit/PayPal are accepted, but please note that paying by cash or check is strongly preferred and helps to keep overall tuition costs down for everyone. A payment plan is available if needed, with 50% due at registration and 50% due halfway through the semester.

To those who may be concerned that tuition has increased this fall/winter, please know that this decision was made after careful consideration for how best to continue the Storybook program and be able to maintain the level of quality productions we strive to produce. If you have questions, you can feel free to email me.

A 5% discount will be applied if tuition is paid in full by November 14, 2017. 

Sibling Discounts for Drama Classes
$5 off (each) per student from same household.
2 students ages 8-12 would pay $120 each.
1 student age 8-12 and 1 teen student would pay $120 and $145.
1 student age 8-12 and 2 teen students would pay $115, $140, 140.

Class costs include rehearsal time (kid classes: 26+ hours, teen class: 30+ hours), group and one-on-one acting coaching, script, most costume, prop, and set expenses (with the exception of any personal items such as tights/undershirts/occasional items from your existing wardrobe or something like a pair of pants in a certain color), hair/makeup, and performance day snacks. Each child receives a speaking role, there are no "chorus" parts.

All classes are held at director Julie's home in Lees Summit, MO.
Performances are held at Faith Baptist Church on Langsford Road in Lees Summit, MO.

I prefer for any student to miss NO MORE than two rehearsals. Please message me before registering if you have more conflicts than two.

Feel free to contact me with questions!