Why are student productions important?
GCT includes two mainstage shows as a part of its theatrical season that are cast with our students. Students take center stage and perform for our Patrons and Creative Partners. GCT believes the theatrical experience builds character and self-confidence in our students. There is no fee to be in these productions and the artists cast do not have any responsibility to sell playbill ads. The theatre is proud to offer our students the chance to take the community stage for the first time.
NO AUDITION STUDENT PRODUCTIONS
GCT produces two other student productions each season that require NO audition to participate in, making it a perfect low-stress way for students to try out theatre. In the fall, GCT performs at the Germantown Halloween Boo-Looza as a part of our annual Scary Tale Trail. The show consists of short fun but spooky scenes and stories and has a very light rehearsal schedule. In the spring, GCT has an offering called Books On Stage, in which our students perform works based on literature. This show is also a student designed production, giving young artists a chance to bring their work to life onstage.
ANNOUNCING: GCT’s 2024 Books on Stage Performance!
Merry Men by Kemuel DeMoville
When Maid Marian learns that she has to marry the objectionably evil and incompetent Sheriff of Nottingham, she and her ladies-in-waiting hatch a scheme to hold him at bay: Invent a band of outlaws running amok to keep the Sheriff busy. But what starts as a game of pretend soon blows up into the Sheriff hatching increasingly crazy schemes to catch the bandits, and Marian leading a double life as their leader: Robin Hood.
Books on Stage is a youth acting program that requires NO audition and has a really light rehearsal schedule, making it a GREAT way for young actors to gain onstage experience. We are also returning to the Kroc Center this year for a 2nd weekend of shows, so it’s a great way for students to experience what it’s like to work on TWO stages! Actors will only be called as needed. Space is limited and actors MUST be available for all tech week rehearsals and performances. Please review the tentative calendars carefully. Registration forms and fee links can be found below. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We recommend this program for Middle Schoolers and up but if you have a younger student who might thrive in a fast-paced comedy and enjoys reading, reach out to me and we can see if it sounds like a good fit for them! Every student is different, and age is not always the best indicator for theatrical content.
Registration Fee: $50
Rehearses: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 4:00- 6:30 beginning March 25th
(not all actors will be called to every rehearsal)
Performs: May 11- 13th @ Germantown Community Theatre AND May 17- 19th @ The Kroc Center in Midtown
DESIGN TEAM CLASS
Interested in learning how to be a designer? Welcome to your first gig!
This class will be responsible for designing the set, props, costumes, sound, lighting, and digital imagery for this year’s Books on Stage performance of Merry Men. Students will get hands-on experience in every aspect of stage design and get to see their creations brought to life for a full scale production! Students in the Merry Men cast are welcome to add on this course if they are interested for a bundled rate.*
Registration Fee: $50
*Cast and Crew Bundle: $75 (for those who would like to perform AND attend the Wednesday design class)
Meets: Wednesdays 4:00 – 6:30 beginning March 27th *Optional build days on Fridays as needed.
Please check out the tentative calendar for Merry Men below before registering for this production!
We look forward to building this show with all your wonderful creative minds and talents!