Storybook Theatre Spring 2018 Class Registration

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Thank you all for your interest in Storybook Theatre classes in spring 2018! There are lots of class options below. Full class information was also sent via email to our mailing list. If you need the email, please contact me at A class summary and full schedule is below the registration form links.

Questions? You can contact Julie by email ( or phone (816.204.5702) anytime. Feel free to call or text.

Tentative Summer Classes (save the date!)
All of these dates/times are subject to change. Registration for these summer classes will open at a later date (likely March). Due to scheduling conflicts, there will likely NOT be a typical 8-10 week production except Little Women (for high school) this summer.

New Summer Camps
We will put together a full production/showcase in a week's time.
Audition dates may be before the week starts (likely a Thursday evening in May).
Camp location TBD but will be in Lees Summit.

Age 13-18 - June 4-8 - 9am-3pm
Age 7-12 - June 18-22 - 9am-12pm (session 1) or 1pm-4pm (session 2)

Age 7-12 - If you are interested in signing up for an American History Club this summer, please fill out THIS FORM.

Summer Full Length High School Production

Age 15+ Girls - Little Women
Auditions Friday, April 7
Rehearsals begin Tuesday, May 1
Tuesday evening rehearsals through June 26
Full day rehearsals during tech week (July 2-6)
No rehearsal July 4
Production dates - July 6-7, 2018

If you have questions about any of these summer classes, please reach out - but know that further info will be forthcoming and we wanted to give you dates as early as possible for summer planning purposes.

New: Parent Volunteer Requirements

Click here to read the Storybook Theatre policy for parent volunteer requirements. Some of these will be evolving as we determine what is needed moving forward, but in order to maintain and continue to improve the quality of our productions and our program, we have identified some volunteer needs. 

Spring Class Registration Forms:

Rising Stars

Performance Classes for ages 8-12

Performance Classes for ages 13+

Teens: if you are interested in joining the Storybook Intern Team, 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.

Spring Schedule to assist with planning:
Monday 12:30-2:00pm Little Women (boys/girls ages 8-12)
Monday 4:00-5:30pm The Reluctant Dragon (boys/girls ages 8-12)
Monday 5:30-6:15pm Rising Stars (boys/girls ages 4-7)
Tuesday 5:00-6:30pm Opening Night (boys/girls ages 13+)
Tuesday 6:30-8:00pm Aunt Maggity's Dark and Stormy Night (boys/girls ages 13+)
Thursday 5:00-7:00pm The Long Red Herring (girls ages 15+)
Thursday 7:00-8:30pm A Stone in the Road (boys/girls ages 8-12)

Friday, April 20 - Aunt Maggity's Dark & Stormy Night, Opening Night
Saturday, April 21 - Little Women, The Stone in the Road, The Reluctant Dragon
Friday & Saturday, April 27-28 - The Long Red Herring

Costume Day - March 10, 10am-3pm. A 20-minute costume appointment is mandatory.

Spring 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 24-72 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
Monday 5:30-6:15pm - February 26 - April 16
Performance: Options to participate in one of the April 21 performances. No additional participation fee.
Minimum 6 students.

Rising Stars introduces new and returning students to all the fun that theatre can be. 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. This class is created to be a precursor for participating in the plays for ages 8-12. Typical performance expectations include learning short lines or songs, basic entrances and exits, participating in curtain call, etc.

Drama Classes for Boys and Girls - ages 8-12

Monday 12:30-2:00pm Little Women
Classes begin: February 26
Performance: April 21

The four March sisters put on one of Josephine's productions for their family and some new friends.They grumble about how Christmas won't be the same during the Civil War as it has been in years past. Their family bond stands strong, however, in spite of whatever hardships they face. This is a shorter/easier version of our Little Women at Christmas. 
Time Period: 1860's
Spaces in Class: 10 (3 boys, 7 girls)

Monday 4:00-5:30pm The Reluctant Dragon
Classes begin: February 26
Performance: April 21

Edward and his sister Selina uncover a dragon living in a cave near their village. The dragon prefers writing poetry over fiercely burning down towns. Together the new friends contrive a plot to keep St. George from slaying the dragon.
Time Period: Fantasy/Medieval
Spaces in Class: 7 (4 boys, 3 girls, potentially flexible). Some flexibility for younger siblings to participate if desired.

Thursday 7:00-8:30pm The Stone in the Road
Classes begin: March 1
Performance: April 21
Directed by Molly Goetz

A queen puts her subjects to the test: who will move the large boulder from the road? Anyone kind enough to move the stone will be handsomely rewarded with a job as royal counselor to the queen!  A host of wacky characters pass through the scene as the queen and her faithful servant, Barcarole, watch from a hiding place to see who will be unselfish. There is a pompous barber, burglars, snobby Mrs. Brenzinski and her bratty children, a disgruntled milkman, a runaway school principal and a retired gypsy fortuneteller, not to mention Fenster Fibb, the tax collector, who scares off some of the travelers simply by showing up! In the end we learn that actions, not complaints, often get a job done.
Time Period: Fantasy/Medieval
Spaces in Class: 12 (flexible for boys/girls)

Performance Day Information: Call time for 8-12 year old students is 9:30am. There is a mandatory parent meeting from 9:40-10:00am. If you are not in attendance at the meeting, you will not receive your free tickets to the performance. Students will need to bring a lunch. Parents may drop off students and return to watch the 3pm production.

Drama Classes for Girls & Boys - ages 13+

Note regarding all teen plays this semester: these were selected with the specific purpose of being FUN. We will be doing a serious high school drama in the summer (Little Women) and have just completed several dramatic productions back to back. Learning to hold character in a comedy is just as important as being able to build a dramatic character. None of these is a 2-hour production. They are all MUCH shorter than that, including the high school show. We anticipate that the high school show will fill quickly, but encourage you to still sign up for one of the other plays this semester if you miss getting to participate in that one. Julie's goal this semester is for everyone to just have fun - not to be in the "biggest" or "most dramatic" production - so we just didn't select a "big, dramatic" show.

Note: these classes are 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. 

Class has been canceled due to low registration. 
Tuesday 5:00-6:30pm Opening Night
Classes begin: February 27
Performance: April 20

Cornelia is about to open a new show on Broadway! Alden, her husband, has left orders that she is not to be disturbed, but he's so jittery himself that he calls constantly to tell her to relax. An old friend arrives and collapses. Ex-classmates drop in to beg for tickets. The characters are all fun and quirky, and this fast-paced piece will leave everyone smiling. The costumes will be 50's glam!
Time Period: 1950s
Spaces in Class: 11 (1 male, 10 female)

Final Week Schedule:
Tuesday, April 17 - 5:00-6:30pm
Wednesday, April 18 - 5:00-6:30pm
Friday, April 20 (Performance Day) - arrive at 2pm
Rehearsal time, hair/makeup/costume
prep are provided in this performance day time.

Tuesday 6:30-8:00pm Aunt Maggity's Dark and Stormy Night
Classes begin: February 27
Performance: April 20

There are laughs a-plenty and personalities galore in this light-hearted romp of a mystery that has a little bit of everything!  Aunt Maggity, a horror novelist who lives up on an isolated mountaintop, keeps black widows in the bathroom, stuffed cobras on her writing desk and a heartbreaking secret just under the surface.  When her four estranged nieces — Lavinia the C.E.O., Lola and Chloe, the NY fashion designers; and Francine, the amateur boxer — descend on her home for the reading of their parents’ will, everyone’s lives become topsy-turvy.  On top of that, a rodeo clown who’s hiding something shows up in need of a place to stay for the night.  Finally, Aunt Maggity appears along with Humphries, her faithful servant and friend, pushing her in her wheelchair as she rides the brake.  “Feel the burn, Humphries!”, she orders him as he wheels her from room to room.  As if all the relationships and secrets weren’t enough, more mystery enters the scene when one of the nieces disappears and Dreardon, the butler, is pushed down the mountain.  This play has it all — from creepy spiders, suspense, and comedic chaos comes a sense of familial love, forgiveness, and what just might be the first happy ending in Aunt Maggity’s career.
Time Period: Undetermined - maybe modern or maybe somewhere between 1960-1980
Spaces in Class: 12 (4 male, 6 female, 2 either)

Final Week Schedule:
Tuesday, April 17 - 6:30-8:00pm
Wednesday, April 18 - 6:30-8:00pm
Friday, April 20 (Performance Day) - arrive at 2pm
Rehearsal time, hair/makeup/costume
prep are provided in this performance day time.

Drama Classes for Girls - ages 15+

Please don't sign up for this class if your student will not be 15 or older during the fall semester. Occasionally exceptions are made for younger siblings who are near the appropriate age. This is on a case-by-case basis; please contact Julie to discuss.

This class is being offered to female high school students at this time. Boys are welcome to sign up for one of the other teen productions. 

CLASS IS FULL. 2/14/18 - 10:20am
Thursday 5-7pm The Long Red Herring
Classes begin: February 15? (see below)
Performance: April 27, 28

Time Period: Undetermined, maybe somewhere between 1940-1970
Spaces in Class: 8

Full Class Schedule:
Thursday, February 15 - 5-8pm Auditions
We will audition this week IF the class fills quickly and everyone is available. 

Thursday, February 22 - 5-9pm Blocking
Thursday, March 1 - 5-7pm
Thursday, March 8 - 5-7pm
Thursday, March 15 - 5-7pm
Thursday, March 22 - 5-7pm
Thursday, March 29 - 5-7pm
Thursday, April 5 - 5-7pm
Thursday, April 12 - 5-7pm
Wednesday, April 18 - line through in the evening (if necessary)
Thursday, April 19 - 5-7pm walk through at church
Monday, April 23 - 5-9pm (this may change)
Tuesday, April 24 - 5-9pm
Wednesday, April 25 - 5-9pm
Thursday, April 26 - 5-9pm
Friday, April 27 - 1:00 arrive at church
Friday, April 27 - 7:00 Performance
Saturday, April 28 - Call time TBD
Saturday, April 28 - 7:00 Performance
Rehearsal time, hair/makeup/costume prep are provided in this performance day time.

Please include all potential conflicts with registration. This production is on a much shorter timeline than usual. We really need everyone at every rehearsal if at all possible to make up for the shorter number of weeks.

Ticket Information for Spring 2018

Each student receives 2 free tickets for parents/guardians to attend the show, pending parent volunteer task completion.

Kids Plays - $3
Teen Plays (Aunt Maggity, Opening Night) - $5 if purchased in advance or at the door
High School Play (The Long Red Herring) - $6 if purchased in advance or $8 at the door

Tuition Information for Spring 2018

T-shirt orders are optional ($10) and are not included in your tuition. If you would like to place a tshirt order, payment is due at your first rehearsal. 

Rising Stars (ages 4-7)

Drama Classes
Ages 8-12 - $125
Ages 13+ - $150
Ages 15+ - $200

Payment Options
Cash/Check/Square/PayPal are accepted. Tuition payments are due in full within 3 days of registration. In the case of financial hardship, please contact Julie for payment plan options.

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 if they are 8+, there are no "chorus" parts.

All classes are held at Storybook Theatre 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!