Summer Youth Theatre 2019

Junior Cast’s production

Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman,
Al Rinker and Floyd Huddleston

Music Adapted and Arranged and
Additional Music by Bryan Louiselle

Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Michael Bernard

Based on the 1970 Disney film, The Aristocats.

Based on the beloved Disney animated film, and featuring a jazzy, upbeat score, Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS is a non-stop thrill ride of feline fun, complete with unbelievable twists and turns. In the heart of Paris, a kind and eccentric millionairess wills her entire estate to Duchess, her high-society cat, and her three little kittens. Laughs and adventure ensue as the greedy, bumbling butler pulls off the ultimate catnap caper. Now it’s up to the rough-and-tumble alley cat, Thomas O’Malley, and his band of swingin’ jazz cats to save the day.

OUR SMPAC youth director: Sarah Horstmann is eager and excited to be working with these great, young actors as the Summer Youth Theatre Director, Juniors Production. Sarah has been working as a music teacher for the last 7 years in the Milwaukee area as well as Atlanta, Georgia area. Through her time as teacher she has been an actor in community theater productions, alto in a fantastic non-profit community chorus, and director of musicals and concerts including children ages 5-13 years. Currently she is the Choir Director at South Milwaukee Middle School and in Franklin at Forest Park Middle School. “It’s Showtime!”

Flashfire productions photos & video

Info Packet includes calendar

Ages 6-11 prior to July 1

Registration After May 17, limited spots are still available. Call Michelle at 414-766-5049 to register.

Auditions & Mandatory Parent Meeting May 20 (Last name A-L, 5-6:30 pm; M-Z, 6:30-8 pm). Alternative Audition is Tuesday, May 21, 4 pm.

Cast List revised as of 3:30 pm

Rehearsals start June 17, Schedule subject to change.

Show July 20** (1 pm House Cats Cast or 6 pm Alley Cats Cast).

General admission tickets go on sale June 27 ($10 adults, $5 student)

*Enrollment limited to the first 90 students. **There will be two casts.

Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS are presented through special arrangement
with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. MTIShows.com

Senior Cast’s production

Music and Lyrics by
Elton John & Tim Rice
Additional Music and Lyrics by Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, and Hans Zimmer
Book by Roger Allers & Irene Mecchi
Based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor
Music Adapted & Arranged and Additional Music & Lyrics and “Luau Hawaiian Treat” written by Will Van Dyke
“It’s a Small World” written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman

Disney’s The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now, for the first time ever, you have the opportunity to produce this one-of-a-kind musical in your your school. The African savanna comes to life on your stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale, Disney’s The Lion King Experience JR.

OUR SMPAC youth director: John Christensen is an English and Theatre teacher at Milwaukee Academy of Science. He has been a volunteer and member at the Racine Theatre Guild for 14 years and has loved his time working both on stage and back stage in theatres and high schools all over Southeastern Wisconsin. John has been a part of 60 different productions filling in roles as a technical director, musical director, assistant director, student mentor, lighting technician, accompanist, and (most often) actor. He is excited to work at South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center for the first time as the Summer Youth Theatre Director, Seniors Production.

Registration After May 17, limited spots still available. Call Michelle at 414-766-5049 to register.

Flashfire productions photos & video

Info Packet includes calendar

Ages12-18 prior to July 1

Auditions & Mandatory Parent Meeting May 21, 5-8 pm.

Alternative Audition is Tuesday, May 28, 5:30 pm. Make note on form under conflicts if you plan to attend. Otherwise everyone is expected on May 21.

The Lion King Jr Audition Information: Cold Readings and Chorus Song selections for auditions will be reviewed with the entire group on audition day. Advance preparation is not required. However, auditionees who wish to preview the audition materials in advance may click here for ALL CHORUS SONG. Wish to try out for a solo? Download the solo/lead role audition plus call back selections, click here. 

Cast List revised as of 3:30 pm

Rehearsals start June 24, Schedule (subject to change).

Shows Aug. 2-3 (7pm) and Aug. 4 (2pm).

General admission tickets go on sale June 27 ($10 adults, $5 student)

 

***Enrollment limited to the first 50 students.

Disney’s The Lion King  JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. MTIShows.com. Any video recording made of this performance is authorized for personal, at-home, non-commercial use only. The sale or distribution of such recording is strictly prohibited under federal copyright law.

SMPAC Summer South Milwaukee Youth Theatre (SMYT) creates a safe, respectful and collaborative environment. Students learn values and life skills of teamwork, confidence, honesty, kindness, perseverance and responsibility through the production of high-quality performances.  SMYT is an introductory program for kids to try out theatre and have fun.

Contact: SMPAC Director Rachel Sorce

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SMYT is designed for students aged 6-18. Limited open enrollment begins each spring. Registration is required along with payment prior to May auditions. All participants audition and receive a part along with professional instruction. Rehearsals are held in our theatre for 5-6 weeks prior to the July public performance. Stay connected! Sign up for e-mail calendars below or follow us on facebook.

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