MAINSTAGE SHOWS IN SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY

We offer many different shows year around for all ages. Some of our past shows have included:

Meet Me in St. Louis, Alice in Wonderland, Addams Family, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Matilda, Sweeney Todd (High School Edition), Spamalot, Loserville, Godspell, James & the Giant Peach, Elf, Jr. & Bubble Boy

Come learn among the best at Saratoga Children's Theatre. No matter which program you pick, you’re well on your way to an exceptional education that will provide you with the tools you need in order to succeed.

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GRIMM FAIRYTALE SHORT FILMS

Together with Noah (Director), Leigh (Director) and Regina (Set/Props), we will transform the Grimm Fairy Tales that you know and love (such as Rapunzel, Rumplestiltskin, Frog Prince, and so many more!) After your audition, we will place you into a Fairy Tale  which we will rehearse and create a short film! 

Auditions will be held via Zoom (link to be sent after you register)

  • Sunday, 11/1; 11am-1:00pm (5min slot) 

  • Sign up for a designated audition time slot: click here 

  • Please arrive early to your time, (you will be held in the waiting room) prepared with 1 of the monologues provided - memorize to the best of your abilities! 

  • There is a $175 production fee  



The show will be pre-recorded and streamed and possibly shown as an In Person Movie in our Black box Theater (dependent on COVID-19). There will be no live performance. 

Streaming Date/Possible In Person Screening (dependent on COVID-19): Friday, December 11, Saturday, December 12 & Sunday, December 13. The streaming link will be available to purchase for anyone!!  


Possible Stories may include:


Rumplestiltskin

Briar Rose 

The Pink Fairy

Little Red Riding Hood

Rapunzel 

The 12 Huntsmen

The Frog Prince

Hansel and Gretel



Rehearsals will be held in person at 617 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY. Masks and prescreen will be required to enter the building at each rehearsal. We will maintain social distance where possible and will have the garage door open in our black box theater throughout the entire rehearsal (please dress appropriately with the changing fall weather). There will be a detailed schedule for each rehearsal and cleaning will be completed every hour.


Rehearsal Days/Times are as follows. After auditions we will send out a specific schedule per show including filming days. If you know you are unavailable in November/early December on these days of the week please let us know in the auditions! 

Mondays: 5:30-7:30pm

Thursdays: 5:30-7:30pm

Sundays: 10:00am-1:00pm




Monologues


MATILDA: And so they prepared themselves for the most dangerous feat that had ever been performed. The great escapologist had to escape from the cage, lean out, catch his wife with one hand, grab a fire extinguisher with the other, and put out the flames on her specially designed dress within twelve seconds, before they reached the dynamite and blew his wife’s head off!

The trick started well. The moment the specially designed dress was set alight the acrobat swung into the air. The crowd held their breath as she hurled over the sharks and spiky objects – one second, two seconds – they watched as the flames crept up the dress – three seconds, four seconds – she began to reach out her arms towards the cage – five seconds, six seconds – suddenly the padlocks pinged open and the huge chains fell away – seven seconds, eight seconds – the door flung open and the escapologist reached out one huge, muscled arm to catch his wife and the child – nine seconds, ten seconds… eleven seconds—and he grabs her hand and, and, and suddenly the flames are covered in foam before they can both be blown to pieces.


ALICE: Should I or shouldn’t I? You know what they say: ”If you don’t explore, you’ll never discover.” But my sister Mathilda always says “Look before you leap”. Well, I’m looking and it looks pretty deep and dark and I can’t see the bottom and maybe it goes all the way to the center of the earth and I’ll be burnt to a crisp in the molten core like the bad marshmallow we’ve all heard so much about! (Pause) Or not. (Pause) Ok, I looked. Now it’s time to leap! (Alice jumps down the rabbit hole.)

QUEEN OF HEARTS: And just what do we have here, hmmmmm? SILENCE! We speak the Queen’s English here, you nameless little whelp! Alice? That’s impossible, everyone knows that Alice doesn’t live here anymore! YOUR way home?? You’ll find MY way home or we’ll cut off your head! You’ll be who I say you are and no one else, do you understand? Now, before you go anywhere, you’ll have to beat me in Wonderland’s favorite pastime. My dear young girl, croquet is SO nineteenth century. I want to play Simon Says! 

BRUCE: Okay, look, alright, I stole the cake. And honestly I was really, definitely, sort of almost thinking about owning up… maybe? But the thing was I was having a lot of trouble with my belly. You see, the Trunchbull’s cake was so good that I’d scoffed it down too quick and now it was beginning to fight back.His belly rumbles.Ooops. See?Rumble. Bruce lets out a truly enormous burp, but really, really enormous, it goes on for ever. It hovers above him.It was the biggest burp I had ever done. It was the biggest burp I had ever heard, the biggest burp I had ever heard about. It was like the entire world went silent for that burp to exist, as a huge cloud of chocolaty gas wafted from my mouth and drifted… across the class…It drifts across the class.Past Lavender… Past Alice… Past Matilda…Drifts past Matilda…and then, my great big beautiful chocolaty burp, which now seemed to have a mind of its own, wafted full into the face of the Trunchbull.


THE WHITE RABBIT: OH dear, dear, dear! I’m late! Mary Anne, Mary Anne, hurry, I can’t find my gloves—Mary Anne, Ginger, Gilligan, I don’t care what your name is., don’t argue with me. You’re making me later than I already am. Hurry, hurry my gloves, somewhere in my house, I’M LATE!!!

MOANA JR.

Performances have been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Stay tuned for updates!

This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary demigod Maui embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and camaraderie as both learn to harness the power that lies within. With empowering messages of bravery and selflessness, Moana JR. is sure to bring out the hero within each of us.

Director/Choreographer: Leigh Berenis
Music Director: Debbie Schall

Casting ages 7-14. Auditions will be Sunday, March 15 from 12:30 - 3:30pm at the Saratoga Senior Center (5 Williams Street). Dance Audition will begin at 12:30pm. Please let us know if you cannot be there for the dance audition. You maybe asked to stay and read a side or sing for a specific character after your audition. Please bring 16 bars of any song to sing for the audition. You are allowed to sing from the show if you would like! Please have sheet music with you. There is no sign up for auditions -- you just show up that day! We will give you a conflict sheet at the audition to fill out as we understand most people have conflicts and we do our best to work with them (including Memorial Day). There will be a $125 production fee and scholarships are available.

Rehearsals will be on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays at 5:30-7:30pm and on Sundays 1-4pm.

Please contact Leigh at leigh@saratogachildrenstheatre.org with any questions!

 

(518) 886-8800

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