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Main Stage

The Main Stage program is a 6-8 week workshop that ends with performances in various theaters in Bend.



A Christmas Story

Director: Bree Beal
Performances: Nov 4 - 14
Rehearsals: Sept 13 - Nov 14
Beat Studio - 1080 SE 9th Street, Suite 120
$375.00

Registration Closed

Adapted by Philip Grecian
Directed by Bree Beal

Every holiday season we all look forward to tuning in to our favorite holiday movies... but this season you can BE in one of your classic favorites! Jean Shepherd's A Christmas Story is a cherished tale about remembering Christmases of the past, and seeing the joy of Christmas through a child's eyes. Laugh-out-loud funny from beginning to end, this sweet story will be an acting challenge for the whole cast. All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family's temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; a freezing tongue on a frozen lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; the infamous leg lamp and Ralphie's fantasies about the Red Rider BB Gun. Let's celebrate our return to the post-COVID stage by creating joy and laughter for our BEAT audiences again!

This production will be cast BY AUDITION ONLY. There will be 12-13 actors needed from ages 9-19. There are adult characters (well suited to teens who are ready for tons of lines and stage time) and child characters. There are on-stage characters and voice-only characters. There are characters with tons of lines and stage time, and characters who come and go and fill the story with color. We wish we could do a much larger cast, but for the moment our priority remains the safety of our cast and crew, so groups will stay small to ensure we can provide the best chances for everyone's health and success.

To add to all the holiday joy, this production will also include a Carolers Group – 4-8 singers who will work with Musical Director, Angelina Anello-Dennee to learn numerous holiday carols that will be integrated into the show. The auditions for the caroler group will be held separately from the auditions for the play.

At this time we cannot be certain what the COVID restrictions and society's comfort levels will allow, but our goal is to perform live, on stage. If circumstances change, we will change with them and no matter what, we will be creative and provide some holiday fun for everyone!

TUITION:
$375 per student ($100 nonrefundable deposit due September 1st)
Balance $275, due by Monday, September 20th. Please note that tuition refunds will not be given once rehearsals have started.

ONLINE REGISTRATION:
Thurs, Aug 5th – Thurs, Aug 12th

AUDITION WORKSHOP:
Sat, Aug 14th | 10am-12pm (possible 2nd workshop 1pm-3pm if needed)

AUDITIONS:
By Audition - This cast will be determined by auditions. Interested actors will be provided monologues and sides to prepare ahead of time.
Mon, Aug 23rd | 4-7pm
Tues, Aug 24th | 4-7pm

REHEARSALS:
Sep 13th – Oct 28th
Mon, Tues & Thurs | 5:30-7:30pm
Sat, Sep 25, Oct 2 & Oct 9 | 10am-12pm (Leads Only rehearsals)

TECH WEEK:
(Full Cast – Includes Caroler Group)
Mon, Nov 1st | 4pm-9pm – Tech rehearsal
Tues, Nov 2nd | 4pm-9pm – Dress rehearsal
Wed, Nov 3rd | 4pm-9pm – Dress rehearsal

PERFORMANCES:
(Full Cast – Includes Caroler Group)
CSPs – Nov 4th & 5th 9:30-11am (call time 8:30am)
Nov 5th | 7pm-9pm (call time 5:30pm)
Nov 6th | 2pm-4pm (call time 12:30pm) & 7pm-9pm (call time 5:30pm)
Nov 7th | 2pm-4pm (call time 12:30pm)
Nov 12th | 7pm-9pm (call time 5:30pm)
Nov 13th | 2pm-4pm (call time 12:30pm) & 7pm-9pm (call time 5:30pm)
Nov 14th | 2pm-4pm (call time 12:30pm)


A Christmas Story - Carolers Group

Director: Angelina Anello-Dennee
Performances: Nov 4th - 14th
Rehearsals: Oct 5th - Nov 14th
BEAT Studio - 1080 SE 9th Street, Suite 120
$175.00

Registration Closed

Adapted by Philip Grecian
Directed by Bree Beal

Every holiday season we all look forward to tuning in to our favorite holiday movies... but this season you can BE in one of your classic favorites! Jean Shepherd's A Christmas Story is a cherished tale about remembering Christmases of the past, and seeing the joy of Christmas through a child's eyes. Laugh-out-loud funny from beginning to end, this sweet story will be an acting challenge for the whole cast. All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family's temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; a freezing tongue on a frozen lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; the infamous leg lamp and Ralphie's fantasies about the Red Rider BB Gun. Let's celebrate our return to the post-COVID stage by creating joy and laughter for our BEAT audiences again!

To add to all the holiday joy, this production will include a Carolers Group – 4-8 singers who will work with Musical Director, Angelina Anello-Dennee to learn numerous holiday carols that will be integrated into the show. The auditions for the caroler group will be held separately from the auditions for the play.

At this time we cannot be certain what the COVID restrictions and society's comfort levels will allow, but our goal is to perform live, on stage. If circumstances change, we will change with them and no matter what, we will be creative and provide some holiday fun for everyone!

TUITION:
$175 per student ($75 nonrefundable deposit due September 24th)
Balance $100, due by Tuesday, October 5th. Please note that tuition refunds will not be given once rehearsals have started.

ONLINE REGISTRATION:
Thurs, Sept 2nd – Thurs, Sept 9th

AUDITIONS:
Wed, Sept 15th | 6:00-8:30pm

REHEARSALS:
Tues & Thurs, Oct 5th-23rd | 7:30-9pm
Tues & Thurs, Oct 28th & 30th | 5:30-7:30pm

TECH WEEK:
(Full Cast – Includes Caroler Group)
Mon, Nov 1st | 4pm-9pm – Tech rehearsal
Tues, Nov 2nd | 4pm-9pm – Dress rehearsal
Wed, Nov 3rd | 4pm-9pm – Dress rehearsal

PERFORMANCES:
(Full Cast – Includes Caroler Group)
CSPs – Nov 4th & 5th 9:30-11am (call time 8:30am)
Nov 5th | 7pm-9pm (call time 5:30pm)
Nov 6th | 2pm-4pm (call time 12:30pm) & 7pm-9pm (call time 5:30pm)
Nov 7th | 2pm-4pm (call time 12:30pm)
Nov 12th | 7pm-9pm (call time 5:30pm)
Nov 13th | 2pm-4pm (call time 12:30pm) & 7pm-9pm (call time 5:30pm)
Nov 14th | 2pm-4pm (call time 12:30pm)


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