Travelling Troupes – Winter/Spring 2020

Travelling Troupes – Winter/Spring 2020

What
The Travelling Troupes have three main functions: 1) to take musical theatre to people who otherwise may not be able to attend our large stage shows, 2) to provide an additional musical theatre experience for our members without the need to audition and 3) to prepare a program of entertainment for our spring fundraising dinner/concert. Our troupes will be available to perform in nursing homes, senior’s complexes, service clubs and other organizations requesting a short musical presentation.
There are some costs associated with the Troupes:
1)     Any person associated with the production of our travelling troupes must be a member of our theatre group. Current memberships are valid from July 1st, 2019 to June 30th, 2020. Membership costs are: single $40.00 and family $100.00.  If you bought a membership for ‘Joseph’ or the Ukulele Troupe last fall, then you are covered.
2)     There will be an additional $30.00 production cost for each of the Troupes.  This will cover costs associated with the purchase of music and any photocopying, hall use and purchasing of gear such as music stands.
3)     Open, Ukulele & Youth Troupe members will be expected to purchase a performance show shirt for about $35.00.
Where
Church of the Good Shepherd, 219 Scott St., Stayner
 
When
Day
Time
Group
Description
Sundays
2:30 – 4:00 pm
Youth
This troupe is for youth aged 12 to 19.  We will be performing choral medleys and some other pop songs.
Mondays
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Children
This troupe is for children 12 and under. Children must be able to read. We will be performing a mini-musical.
Tuesdays
6:45 – 7:30 pm
Ukulele
Level 1
This troupe is open to any age. Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult.
Concepts: single strum; double strum; D major scale; open strings; open string melodies; various songs.
7:30 – 8:15 pm
Ukulele
Level 2
Concepts: more complicated strumming & chords, introduction to Soft picing, various songs.
8:15 – 8:45 pm
Ukulele
Level 3
Concepts: more sophisticated arrangements including soft picing; introduction to solo work.
Please Note: we tune in the key of D and we will require a low A string. (provided).
Wednesdays
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Open
This troupe is open to any age. Children must be able to read.  We will be performing some medleys and a variety of pop songs from various eras.
Each start-up rehearsal will include registration and taking a brief look at some of the music. Please note the date and times for each start-up rehearsal.
Start-up Dates –
Youth Travelling Troupe – Sunday January 12th (2:30-4:00 pm)
Children’s Travelling Troupe – Monday January 13th (7:00-8:00 pm)
Ukulele Travelling Troupe – Tuesday January 14th (7:00-8:00 pm) – the first rehearsal will be for everyone to register and beginners will receive their first lesson.
Open Travelling Troupe – Wednesday January 8th (7:00-9:00 pm)
A full schedule for each troupe will be distributed at the first rehearsal.
If you have a black binder from previous years, please bring it with you.