Junior Productions

The Basie Academy’s audition-based, junior Broadway productions provide performers aged 7-18 with a professionally mounted, lavishly costumed production on the famed Basie Center stage!

WINTER ’21 Productions:

 


 

Alice In Cyberland – A Virtual Play

FINAL VIRTUAL SHOW:
Wednesday March 31st

Alice in Cyberland brilliantly captures the nonsensical zaniness of Wonderland and transports it online. Procrastinating on her homework, Alice falls asleep as she plays solitaire on her computer and is awoken by a white rabbit.  As the fuzzy bunny rushes off, the Cheshire Cat appears, informing Alice with a smile that she is now in Cyberland.  Alice learns that she must find the dreaded Queen of Hearts in order to learn the password that will allow her to regain control of her computer.  But everyone she meets along the way — a caterpillar, the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, and a duchess — tells her that she doesn’t want to meet the Queen of Hearts.  When Alice finally encounters the Queen, her majesty accuses the visitor of stealing her password and puts her on trial in a most ridiculous manner.

No audition necessary. Roles will be determined during the first week of class. 

AGES: Students in Grade 3-5

  • Rehearsals: January 25 – March 31 • Mondays & Wednesdays • 5:15-6:15PM
  • Final Show: Wednesday, March 31

$325

CLASS CAPACITY: 8

Students must have access to the Zoom App on your phone, laptop or desktop.

INSTRUCTORS: Jessica O’Brien & Nicole Clark

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A Wrinkle in Time – On-site Production

FINAL SHOW:
March 1st

One of literature’s most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back — braces, stubbornness and all. Once again, she’s joining forces with Mrs Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O’Keefe and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. In the end, we know two things for sure: one, that love can overcome evil; and two, there IS such a thing as a tesseract.

AGES: Students in Grade 5-8

  • AUDITIONS: Download information on how to audition and prepare your video submission here. Please fill out this audition form with your video submission(s).
  • Rehearsals: January 5 – March 1 • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4-6PM and Saturdays, 1PM-4PM
  • Final Show: March 1

Questions? Email Jessica O’Brien at jobrien@thebasie.org

$450

PRODUCTION CAPACITY: 25

INSTRUCTORS: Anthony Greco & Jessica O’Brien

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Radium Girls – On-site Production

FINAL SHOW:
February 22

In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches were the latest rage—until the girls who painted them fell ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Her chief adversary is her former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who cannot bring himself to believe that the same element that shrinks tumors could have anything to do with the terrifying rash of illnesses among his employees. As the case goes on, Grace finds herself battling not just with the U.S. Radium Corporation, but with her own family and friends, who fear that her campaign for justice will backfire. Written with warmth and humor, Radium Girls is a fast-moving, highly theatrical ensemble piece called a “powerful” and “engrossing” drama by critics.

AGES: Students in Grade 9-12

  • AUDITIONS: Download information on how to audition and prepare your video submission here. Please fill out this audition form with your video submission(s).
  • Rehearsals: January 5 – February 22 • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7-9PM and Saturdays, 9AM-12PM
  • Final Show: March 1

Questions? Email Jessica O’Brien at jobrien@thebasie.org

$450

PRODUCTION CAPACITY: 25

INSTRUCTORS: Anthony Greco & Jessica O’Brien

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