Welcome to the EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE MAIN STAGE SHOW TERM
This years shows will be held at The Norbury Theatre, Droitwich.
We hope this answers any questions you have. Please read the information carefully, we will continue to update this weekly with any new additions! Please read thoroughly as it details the following.
- Main Stage Show Term Intro
- Rising Stars Technical Rehearsal and Show Dates and Timings
- Main Project Technical Rehearsal and Show Dates and Timings
- Show Fee
- Theatre Blacks and Costumes
- Additional Costs breakdown for Main Stage Term.
- What is a call time?
- What to bring to tech rehearsal and show day
- Show Tickets
- Show Volunteers
MAIN STAGE SHOW TERM INTRO
For our Summer Show term we go into a large theatre this is called MAIN STAGE TERM this is usually always in the summer with a show in June or July. We start rehearsals for Main Stage show term in January each year, beginning with workshopping the theme, auditions, casting, rehearsal and then showtime! This is a great time for new students to join us. The venue for our Main Stage Show can vary from year to year, two years ago we were in an outdoor Tipi Theatre in the woods, last year at Midlands Arts Centre and this year we are at The Norbury Theatre, Droitwich.
The Star Project puts on the very best shows possible for MAIN STAGE term, with professional level production for our stars in a state of the art theatre with fantastic lighting, sound and microphones, costumes, special effects and projection. We truly believe we offer the best of the best in youth theatre performance. This is an EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME for any child!
RISING STARS ADDITIONAL REHEARSAL AND SHOW DATES
Timings are now confirmed! Please add these dates to your diary if you are a Rising Star Parent. All cast members are required to attend technical rehearsal for health and safety practice, theatre orientation and show placement. Your main additional dates are 7th April, 11th May and 9th June!
7th April – Choreog Day FOR ALL Rising Star GROUPS @ The Norbury
- 9am-11am – Rising Stars
11th May – Vocal Day FOR ALL Rising Star Groups @ Droitwich Salvation Army
- 9.30am-11.30am – Rising Stars
Sunday 9th June SHOW DAY 4 RISING STARS (4-6 YEARS) @ The Norbury
- 9am-11am Tech Rehearsal
- 11.30am Performance 1
- 1pm Performance 2
MAIN PROJECT ADDITIONAL REHEARSAL, TECH AND SHOW DATES
Timings are now confirmed please add these dates to your diary if you are a Main Project Parent. All cast members are required to attend technical rehearsal for health and safety practice, theatre orientation and show placement.
17th February – Vocal Day FOR ALL MP GROUPS – @ Droitwich Salvation Army
7th April – Choreog Day FOR ALL MP GROUPS @The Norbury
- 11am-1pm – Cofton MP
- 1pm-3pm – Barnt Green MP
- 3pm-5pm – Worcester MP
- 5pm-7pm- Droitwich MP
Saturday 1st June TECH DAY for 3 groups @ The Norbury
- 8.30am-12pm Barnt Green MP
- 12.30pm-4pm Cofton MP
- 4.30pm-8pm Droitwich MP
Sunday 2nd June SHOW DAY for 3 groups @ The Norbury
- 9am Call time / 11am Showtime Barnt Green MP (show 1)
- 1pm Call time / 3pm Showtime Cofton MP (show 1)
- 5pm Call time / 7pm Showtime Droitwich MP (show 1)
Monday 3rd June TECH DAY FOR WORCESTER STAR PROJECT ONLY @ The Norbury
- 4pm-8pm Worcester MP
Friday 7th June SHOW DAY FOR WORCESTER MAIN PROJECT @ The Norbury
- 4pm Calltime / 7pm Showtime Worcester MP
Saturday 8th June SHOW DAY for 3 groups @ The Norbury
9am Call time / 11am Showtime Barnt Green MP (show 2)
1pm Call time / 3pm Showtime Cofton MP (show 2)
5pm Call time / 7pm Showtime Droitwich MP (show 2)
SHOW FEE – Due by 1st April
Show fee is £40 for Main Project £35 for Rising Stars and due by 1st April. We will send info on this in Jan/Feb. Please see below what your show fee covers.
- Show Costumes
- Show Day Rehearsal Time
- Chaperone Fee
- Performance License
- Any in Project extended lessons/ Additional Rehearsals called.
- Digital Photo Album of the rehearsal and show photos
- Show Medal and Certificate
For Technical Rehearsal and Show Weekend children are required to have PERFECT theatre blacks! These create a base layer for all costumes and allow children to feel comfortable and also change easily on the side of the stage. Theatre blacks consists of everything black with no logos.
We suggest: A plain black vest or stringy top for girls, plain black leggings or tight fitting joggers, black socks or no socks, jazz shoes or plain black pumps.
Theatre Costumes will be sized and arranged by The Star Project. Your show fee covers this.
Additional Cost for Main Stage Term
- Technical, Choreog and Vocal rehearsals are all charged at £15 each and you pay in cash on arrival which helps to spread out the cost.
- Show Fee is £40 for Main Project and £35 for Rising Stars this covers ALL COSTUMES, Show Day Rehearsals, Performance Licence, Show Medal and Certificate, Rehearsal and Show Photo Album and Show Programme!
- Tickets will be released in March/April and will be around £16-£16.50 per ticket. There will be no ticket limit so spread the word!
What is a CALL TIME?
A call time is the time that the performer is called to the theatre to begin rehearsal. So this is the time you must drop off and sign in your child with our team. Show time is the time the show starts, so always arrive 15-30 minutes before this to get seated. Children stay with us from their call time until the end of their show.
WHAT TO BRING TO TECH REHEARSAL AND SHOW DAY
WHAT TO WEAR: Children must attend in their theatre blacks with their Star Project T-shirt over the top.
For the technical rehearsal we will not stop for a long lunchbreak just for a drink and small non messy snack. So we advise eating before your rehearsal begins and straight after.
For show day please send your child with a packed lunch or tea, snacks and lots to drink. Please do not pack messy snacks as we have to keep the theatre environment as clean and tidy as possible.
We encourage children to bring their scripts if they need them for cue lines, entrance and exit reminder or support off stage. Scripts are not allowed on stage, children are expected to be off book and are trained by our team to improv their way through any forgotten lines, like magic!
Tickets will go on sale by the 1st April, we will send out information on how to order your tickets in February/March. As we are in a professional theatre tickets will be around £16.50 each and we will not be limiting tickets, they will be sold on a first come first served basis. The ticket email will contain the booking link. Some Projects have two shows dependent on cast size and we encourage children to have audience at each show for encouragement. Please check your JUNK email if you don’t see it.
This is sent from email@example.com. This years theatre is a wonderful old historic venue and our Theatre set will be a truly professional and fantastic experience for your stars!
This years Theatre set will be totally old school, less projection and more set pieces, backcloths so spread the word with family and friends to gather your child’s cheerleaders!
Please note tickets are non refundable and non transferable once purchased.
GET IN AND SHOW VOLUNTEERS
Volunteering for SHOW WEEKEND 31ST MAY GET IN & 2ND JUNE, 8TH & 9TH JUNE FOR SHOWS
Bringing a show together takes a village! If your child is in one of our shows and you would like to Volunteer to be on our team and join the Backstage Crew for another show, we would love to hear from you! All show volunteers for MUST hold an enhanced DBS check.
GET IN VOLUNTEERS-Friday 31st MAY
The “Get In” is the day we load in all the set, costumes and props to the theatre. This happens on the evening of Friday 31st May. Volunteers for between 6pm-10pm do not need to be DBS checked, as it is only our team present. For GET IN we could do with some strong Star Project Families for moving and lifting set pieces into the theatre, alongside helping us get organized with costumes and props! It is always an exciting and fun evening and drinks are on the Director straight after and during!