Travelling Troupes – Spring 2024

Travelling Troupes – Spring 2024

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,

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, 2023 to June 30th, 2024. Membership costs are: single $50.00 and family $120.00.  If you bought a membership for the fall show or the Fall Ukulele Troupe 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 $40.00.

Church of the Good Shepherd, 219 Scott St., Stayner
2:00 – 4:00 pm
This troupe is open to teens from (turning 13yrs in 2024) – 19yrs. This group performs popular as well as broadway hits, with a bit of choreography thrown in, to make this a fun and energetic group!
7:00 – 9:00 pm
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.
6:45 – 7:30 pm
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
Level 2
Concepts: more complicated strumming & chords, introduction to soft picking, various songs.
8:15 – 8:45 pm
Level 3
Concepts: more sophisticated arrangements including soft picking; introduction to solo work.
Please Note: we tune in the key of D and we will require a low A string. (provided).
7:00 – 8:00 pm
This troupe is for children 12 and under. Children must be able to read. We will be performing a mini-musical.
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 Troupe – Sunday January 7th  (2:00-4:00 pm)
Open Travelling Troupe – Monday January 8 (7:00-9:00 pm)
Ukulele Travelling Troupe – Tuesday January Jan 9 (7:00-8:00 pm) – the first rehearsal will be for everyone to register and beginners will receive their first lesson.
Children’s Travelling Troupe –Wednesday Jan 10  (7:00-8:00 pm)
A full schedule for each troupe will be distributed at the first rehearsal.
If you have a black binder or name tags from previous years, please bring it with you.