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Tickets are now on sale for our next two summer shows: Broadway Kidz: Powers, playing at the end of July; and Brigadoon, playing at the end of August. Visit the Tickets page to get started.
Draper Arts Council is holding auditions for our annual Big Band show. Auditions will be held on Saturday 21 July from 10 am to noon at the American Preparatory Academy Draper campus (just west of The Living Planet Aquarium). The show will be directed by Valaura Arnold, accompanied by Riverton Jazz Band, and feature Big Band songs from Broadway. Show dates are September 7, 8, and 10. Required tech week will be the evenings of September 4-6. Vocal rehearsals are done by song (solo or group) by appointment with Valaura, as well as on your own with band’s recording.
You must enroll with our online system BEFORE you show up for auditions. Read and follow these instructions that explain how to enroll for online auditions. Again, do this BEFORE you show up for auditions.
Please come prepared to sing about 32 measures of a song in the style of the show—a piano accompaniment will be provided. Please no minus tracks.
Choreography will be different this year. We are planning to showcase Draper area dance groups during some of the numbers. If you know a choreographer or dance group that maybe interested, please have them contact Valaura (director) or Shauna Call (producer) .
We look forward to seeing you!
The cast list is posted.
(Jocelyn Allred and Tamara Stokes)
We are so very pleased and thrilled to have you all join us in our production of Brigadoon. The story is full of Beautiful Music, Love & Family. We will become a Brigadoon Family in the “Hills of Draper” this summer.
Our first cast meeting and initial read-through will be 7-10 pm on Monday 9 July at the Draper Amphitheater. A parent or guardian should should attend with children under 16. The typical rehearsal schedule will be Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings BUT we may need to add an occasional Monday night rehearsal if needed.
Please email our director indicating that you accept/decline your role.
Listen to the Scottish accent as much as possible. (Watch movies, tutorials, links) The more you listen to the accent, the easier it will be to imitate.
Become slightly familiar with the songs, but not so familiar that you try to imitate the recording. Just have an idea of the music.
Easy “homework” before we get started on July 9th. Please sit in the butterfly stretch (particularly the men) for a minute or so every day. This is easy to do while watching TV. It’s not painful or hard and will help your turnout, which will make the Scottish dancing more authentic.
Our first big Amphitheater show, Mary Poppins, is in rehearsals now. Directed by Susan DeMill, with Tricia Swanson as music director this will be an exciting show, with a flying Mary and creative staging. Mary Poppins will run June 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, and 11.
|Performances||June 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 11 at Draper Amphitheater|
As anticipated, Kevin McClelland has returned for the 20th iteration of Broadway Kidz, where dozens of youngsters will get their first experience with a stage show, and an introduction to the Broadway tradition. BK runs July 26, 27, 28, and 30 at the Amphitheater. Auditions will be held in mid-May.
|Auditions||May 15, 16 Draper Amphitheater|
|Performances||July 26, 27, 28, 30 at Draper Amphitheater|
Brigadoon, our second big Amphitheater offering will follow hard upon BK, running August 24 through September 1. Robin Edwards is the director of this favorite Lerner and Lowe musical.
|Performances||August 24, 25, 27, 31, September 1 at Draper Amphitheater|
In early September we expect to bring you a Broadway Tribute, but the exact form of this show has not yet been decided. In fact, there are lots of things still to be decided, and future years to plan. Why not join us, and share your own creative ideas for theater arts in Draper? You can leave us some feedback on this website, or just show up at our next meeting.
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