Jr. Musical Ensemble: Annie Jr.

After-School Theater Program

WHO: For 2nd-6th Grades

WHERE: Old First Church (729 Carroll Street @ 7th Avenue)

WHEN: Mondays and Wednesdays; 4:30-6:00PM

DATES: September 19-February 12th (Tech rehearsal 8th and 9th 4-7PM)

PERFORMANCE DATES: February 10-12, 2023 at the Mark O’Donnell Theater 

COST: $1,950 (school pick-up: $680)

Program Description


The Junior Musical Ensemble class is for our elementary school-aged actors who are serious about putting on a full musical production with sets, costumes, music, and lights! The rehearsal process begins with ensemble-building, and grows from the actors’ ideas, movements, and stories. We will spend the first 2 weeks learning musical theatre basics through singing, dancing, games, and exercises. Then we will move into reading and singing through the whole script. By the end of our second week, our director will share casting choices with each child in the ensemble. Some parts will have more lines or less singing than others, but we are committed to devising this production together and hearing all of the incredible ideas in the rehearsal room. In the following weeks, we will build our musical performance, showcasing the ensemble’s unique abilities as actors, singers, and dancers. Rehearsals will be broken up into acting/blocking, choreography, and musical/vocal sessions each week. After all this work, we will share our production with friends, family, and our local community at the Mark O’Donnell Theater.

The performances are fully produced with professional lighting and sound, sets, and costumes. This is an opportunity for young people who want to commit to being a part of a musical ensemble and experience what it takes to put together a production from start to finish!

All cast members receive a script, journal, and signed poster.

Annie Jr. is presented through special arrangement with Musical Theater International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

Important Program Details

Important Details

  • No class 10/10/22 for Italian Heritage Day/Indigenous Peoples’ Day, 11/23/22 for Thanksgiving Recess, 12/19/22-1/2/23 for Winter Recess, and 1/16/23 for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

School Pick-Up Available

  • BAL picks up at the following schools: PK 280, PS 10, 39, 107, 154, 295, 321, Berkeley Carroll, and Poly Prep.
  • If your school is not on this list, please email us at admin@brooklynactinglab.org. We will do our very best to coordinate a pick-up from your child’s school.
  • School pick-up cost: $680