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Alanna’s Theatre and Dance Studio run a Musical Theatre School Holiday program each school holidays.

We have previously presented our own adaptations of shows such as Aladdin, The Lion King, Matilda, Willy Wonka Junior,  The Little Mermaid and Friends and ‘Into the Unknown’ – Inspired by Frozen! 

The program runs Monday to Friday from 9:00am-12:30pm or 12:30pm-4:00pm or 9:00am-4:00pm with a staged performance with costumes, lighting and sound at 12:30pm on the final day and runs for approximately 45 minutes. On Friday everyone is required from 9:00am-1:30pm

It is a jam packed week full of theatre games, vocal warm-ups, learning choreography, team building activities, rehearsals and making new friends. 

The afternoon session from 12:30pm-4:00pm is for those who are interested in what goes on behind the scenes in terms of stage craft and backstage. The focus of the afternoon session is costume, set, prop, lighting design and construction and the role of a backstage worker. On the day of the performance this group will be working backstage. 

It is a condition of registration that the children have to be available for all 5 x days of the program. 

There are a couple of enrolment options:

Option 1: 9:00am-12:30pm – (singing, dancing, acting – perform in the show) 

Option 2: 12:30pm-4:00pm – (costume, set & prop design and construction, backstage crew on show day) Friday will be required from 9:00am-1:30pm. 

Option 3: 9:00am-4:00pm – (singing, dancing, acting – perform in the show), (costume, set & prop design and construction) 

On Friday everyone is required from 9:00am-1:30pm

The children are divided into groups (preps/grade 1 ensemble), (ensemble), (minor leads) (major leads) and a teacher is allocated to each group plus the director to ensure the children are well supervised and well supported. 

Please note: Major Lead roles are generally given to older students who are able to read confidently, act and sing solo with confidence and manage their time to be able to learn a larger volume in a short amount of time. Children will have the opportunity to auditon via video submission. An email with audtion information will be sent after enrolment. 

This will assist the creative team with finding the right fit for the roles prior to the program starting and once the show has been cast, a rehearsal script will be issued so children can start to work on their lines! If your child would like to be a member of the ensemble and does not wish to do a video submission, that is ok too! Once we start the program they may want to say some more lines by themselves (once they get a feel for the program and are feeling a little more comfortable and confident) and we can accommodate that. 

The children work in their allocated group and also with the entire group throughout the week. 

Our final performance is a ‘workshop performance’ so while we try and get things as polished as we can, scripts are allowed on the stage as it is a work in progress. We are always so impressed with what the children are capable of achieving in such a short amount of time.

If your child has a passion for singing, dancing and acting then this is definitely the school holiday program for them.

January School Holiday Program

Monday 17th – Friday 21st January

On Friday everyone is required from 9:00am-1:30pm

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