THEATER - Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (February - May)

02/12/2020 03:30 PM - 05/10/2020 05:30 PM ET


  • $275.00  -  Member
  • $295.00  -  Non-member


Winter/Spring THEATER 2020

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

UPDATE: All registrations will be added to our waitlist.

Aspiring actors and actresses 3rd grade and up! 

Instructor: Shelby Trondle
12-week program February - May, 2020 (Final performances in May at Vinegar Hill)

Are you looking for an enriching experience for your child that will build confidence, communication, creativity, and instill a passion for the performing arts? Starting in February, River Tree Arts is happy to offer the opportunity for your budding actor or actress to put their dramatic skills to good use. We will be performing the very exciting and fun production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

If your child is interested but hesitant, there are options for smaller roles. If your child is interested and enthusiastic, we have medium to larger roles available. There are also opportunities to be part of the backstage crew, costume design team, and set/prop design team.

Rehearsals begin the week of February 10th at River Tree Arts
Rehearsals will be held:  Wednesdays, 4:30-5:45pm  AND Fridays, 3:30-4:45pm




WHO: This program is designed for aspiring actors and actresses in grades 3rd through 10th grade! There are a variety of roles for beginners and seasoned performers. All students should be enthusiastic and prepared to work hard!   


WHAT: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be our spring 2020 theater performance. This will be a play. We will partner with some of our fellow students at River Tree to incorporate music and dance into the final performances. 


WHEN: Rehearsals begin the week of February 10th at River Tree Arts.   They will be held every Wednesday from 4:30-5:45pm and every Friday from 3:30-4:45pm. There will be two mandatory rehearsals at Vinegar Hill Music Theater in Arundel the week of production, including a dress rehearsal on Thursday, May 7th. Dress rehearsals will be held after school, exact timing will be confirmed at a later date. There will be three final performances. Two evening and one matinee performance on May 8th and 9th.


WHERE: Rehearsals will be held at River Tree Arts, 35 Western Avenue in Kennebunk. Dress rehearsals and performances will take place at Vinegar Hill Theater, 53 Old Post Road in Arundel


HOW:  Registration opens the week of January 7th. Due to the structure of our program registration is limited to 20 students. All registered students will be invited to a script reading with the Director before rehearsals begin. The readings will help determine casting assignments. 


COST: $275 (member), $295 (non-member). There will be the option of two installments. The first installment is due upon registration. The second installment will be automatically charged on the date assigned. If other special arrangements are needed please contact us directly at 207-967-9120. Scholarships are available. 


Fine Print: It is our hope that all of our enrolled students are excited and ready to work together to put on a fantastic show! It is required that all of our students regularly attend all classes and rehearsals. Students will be responsible for their scripts, memorizing their lines, and being prepared for class. Throughout the program, students will need to observe their classmates and work independently from time to time. It is expected that all students will be able to successfully listen, pay attention and keep themselves occupied in a non-distracting way when it is required. We understand that being a part of a show is a big commitment with an amazing reward. We hope that providing you with a bit more context will help you determine if this is the right structure for your child.  


FROM THE DIRECTOR: In order to have a successful production and productive rehearsals, attendance and being on time is of utmost importance. Being part of a production is a privilege. It takes teamwork, self-control, and discipline...but is a truly rewarding experience. Those taking part in the play need to realize that it is not just another after school activity, but rather a big commitment and hard work. There will also be downtime for some actors between scenes, and your child will need to be able to keep themselves occupied in a non-distracting way (working on lines, reading, working on homework, etc.). If your child is easily distracted or struggles with listening/paying attention/being cooperative, then they might not be ready for this kind of commitment. Before rehearsals begin, parents and students will be required to sign a form indicating that they have read and understood the expectations laid out for the production season.


January 6, 5-6pm at River Tree Arts
Meet the Director, Shelby Trondle, and ask questions!

I look forward to meeting you on 1/6/20 at River Tree Arts to address any other questions/concerns you may have.

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