Welcome to the EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE MATILDA SHOW information page!
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
- Technical Rehearsal Dates & Timing on 25th June
- Show Weekend Call and Performance Times 1st & 2nd July. (Check your slot)
- What is a call time?
- Show Fee £35
- Theatre Blacks and Costumes
- What to bring to tech rehearsal and show day
- Show Tickets
- Show Volunteers
MAIN STAGE SHOW TERM
Our Summer Show term when we go into a large theatre 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! The venue for our Main Stage Show can vary from year to year, last year we were in an outdoor Tipi Theatre in the woods, this year we are at MAC Birmingham.
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 at MAC Birmingham, 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!
TECHNICAL REHEARSAL DATES AND TIMINGS
Please check out the timings and dates below for the technical rehearsal at The Mac the week before the shows. Cast members will attend in their allocated time slot on Sunday 25th June. All cast members are required to attend this rehearsal for health and safety practice, theatre orientation and show placement. There is £10 charge for this rehearsal due in cash upon registration.
SHOW WEEKEND CALL & PERFORMANCE TIMES
We have 5 shows in total across the weekend of 1st & 2nd July so be sure to check the correct timings and dates for YOUR child’s show below!
RISING STARS: If your child is in the Rising Stars age group please ensure you look for the Rising Stars info rather than the project they attend as all Rising Stars (4-6 years) from across all projects are in the same show. Each group will perform one show only.
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 at The Mac. 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.
SHOW FEE – Due by 1st May
Show fee is £35 and due by mid May. We will send info on how to pay this in the next week or two!
- Show Costumes
- Show Day Rehearsal Time
- Chaperone Fee
- Performance License
- Any in Project Additional Rehearsals called.
- Digital Photo Album of the rehearsal and show photos
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. (Matilda, Miss Honey and Trunchbull will also need legging shorts to go under a skirt costume)
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 on 25th June 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 on the 1st May, we have now sent out information on how to order your tickets. As we are in the main theatre this year tickets will be £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. Please check your JUNK email if you don’t see it. This is sent from email@example.com. The theatre is amazing and our Theatre set will be a truly professional and fantastic experience for your stars! 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 1st & 2nd July 2023
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 1st and 2nd July, MUST hold an enhanced DBS check.
GET IN VOLUNTEERS-Friday 30th July
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 30th June. Volunteers for Friday 30th June 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 Dads for moving and lifting set pieces into the theatre, alongside Mums to help us get organized with costumes and props! It is always an exciting and fun evening and drinks are on the Director straight after!