Jr. Musical Ensemble: Willie Wonka

After School Theater Program

Willy Wonka Jr.

WHO: For 2nd-6th Grades

WHERE: Old First Church

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

DATES: Feb 13-June 7th

COST: $1750 (school pick-up: $600)

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

Tech rehearsal: May 31 and June 1 4-7 PM, Performances June 2nd-4th

Important Program Details

School Pick-Up Available

  • No class on 2/20, 2/22, 4/10, 4/12, 5/29
  • 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: $600