Now entering it’s 33rd summer, Curtain Call’s Summer Youth Theatre has provided creative opportunities for young theatre artists both on stage and behind the scenes. To participate, you must be entering 4th grade in the 2023/2024 school year through no older than age 21 (must not turn 22 before August 14, 2023). Participation is by audition and crew sign-up only.
Curtain Call’s Summer Youth Theatre is NOT a workshop program and is a separate and independent program from Curtain Call’s Summerstock Workshops. There is a $50 participation fee (discounts for siblings and scholarships for those who qualify). Overall, the program provides over 100 hours of creative enrichment for young actors and technicians.
Curtain Call’s Summer Youth Theatre is proud to announce its 33rd production:
The Addams Family
Book: Marshall Brickman
Book: Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics: Andrew Lippa
(Based on characters created by Charles Addams.)
The Addams Family is a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.
Auditions and Crew Sign-Ups: TBA
Rehearsals: Rehearsals are normally Monday to Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:30pm with some weekend rehearsals after July 4th. Rehearsals will tentatively begin June 12, 2023. (No conflicts will be accepted past July 16, 2023. All cast members must be available for all rehearsals and performances July 17 through August 14, 2023.)
Tech Weekend: July 29, 2023: Actors from 10:00am to 3:00pm
Crew from 10:00am to 5:00pm
July 30, 2023: Actors from 1:00pm to 11:00pm
Crew from 10:00am to 11:00pm
*Dinner provided for all the company.
Dress Rehearsals: July 31, August 1, 2, and 3, 2023 from 6:00pm to no later than 11:00pm.
Performances: August 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 at 7:30pm and August 6 at 2:00pm. (August 6 and 9 at 7:30pm are ON HOLD in case performances need to be added.)
Strike and Tear Down: August 13 (time TBD)
Crew Work Days: Crew will work mostly Saturdays between 10:00am and 4:00pm. On these days, we will be working on set construction, painting, props, etc. For work days, crew members should wear work boots (preferably with a steel toe) or heavy-duty sneakers (no canvas). NO ONE will work in sandals, flip-flops, Crocs, Uggs, Converse or any other canvas sneaker. If you are not available for the performances of the show, you are certainly still able to participate by coming to the Crew Work Days.
Running Crew: The Running Crew is the crew that works behind the scenes during the performance – or the run – of the show. They move scenery, operate the flies and any other offstage mechanisms, run spotlights, sound, etc. If you wish to be a member of the Running Crew, you must be available for rehearsals July 24 to 27 to watch run thrus and start becoming familiar with the show, July 28 and 29 (our Tech Days), July 31 and August 1 – 3 (Dress Rehearsals), ALL performances and Strike. (See above.)