Jr. Musical Ensemble: James and the Giant Peach Jr.

Fall 2024

WHO: 1st-6th graders

WHERE: 729 Carroll Street

WHEN: 4:30-6:00pm

DATES: Mondays and Wednesdays, September 9-January 29th

COST: $2,300

SCHOOL PICK UP: Additional $700

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 located at 160 Schermerhorn Street. All cast members receive a script and signed poster.

Important Program Details
  • No rehearsal on: 11/27, 12/23, 12/25, 12/27, 12/30, 1/1, 1/20.
  • BAL picks up at the following schools: PK 280, PS 10, 39, 107, 118, 130,154, 295, 321, Berkeley Carroll, Poly Prep, and St. Savior. 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.
  • Cost for school pick-up: $700
  • All young actors must attend tech rehearsals at the theater on January 29th and 30th from 4-7 PM.
  • All young actors must attend ALL performances.
  • Performances dates and call times: Friday, Jan. 31st 5-8 PM, Saturday Feb 1st 2PM-8PM, Sunday, Feb 2nd 2-6PM.