Show Information & Auditions

Show Information & Auditions

THE KING & I (musical, ages 7-20)

DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER: Amy LaGrone Sander, TCH General Manager & Production Producer     
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Matt Richardson
REHEARSAL SCHEDULE (version 3 - updated 9.21.17) ... all lines and lyrics are due by Oct. 30th!
SONG LIST BY CHARACTER NAME (just who sings ... others might be onstage)
  • Thurs, Nov. 16th & Fri, Nov. 17th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov. 18th @ 2:00pm and 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Nov. 19th @ 2:30pm
  • ​Performances will be at the Dramatic Impact Theater & Events Center (13622 W. 62nd St., Shawnee, KS)
East versus West makes for a dramatic, richly textured and ultimately uplifting tale of enormous fascination. It is 1862 in Siam when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives. The King is largely considered to be a barbarian by those in the West, and he seeks Anna's assistance in changing his image, if not his ways. With both keeping a firm grip on their respective traditions and values, Anna and the King grow to understand and, eventually, respect one another, in a truly unique love story. Along with the dazzling score, beautiful costumes and many many fun role, it is one of the all-time marvels of the musical stage. Music by Richard Rodgers. Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.

BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER (play, ages 7-adult by audition date)

Director: Lana Jensen, TCH School of Theatre Director   
Performances: December 8th-10th (at The Culture House Oak Park Mall location!)
About the Show: In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids--probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem - and the fun - when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! This delightful comedy is adapted from the best-selling Young Adult book, and has become a holiday staple for groups across the United States! Features plenty of great roles for children and adults, a few favorite Christmas Carols, and a lot of laughs!

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK (play, ages 12-20 by audition date)

Director: Amy LaGrone, TCH General Manager & Production Producer
Auditions: Dec. 15th, 5:00-8:00pm (by appointment only, signup link posted soon)
Callbacks (by invite only): Dec. 16th from 10:00am-12:00pm
Participation Requirements: Ages 12-20 (by audition date). If cast, this counts as and is billed as a 2-hour theatre class.
Audition Form: (posted soon)
Rehearsals: Thurs. from 5:00-9:30pm (beginning Jan. 4th)
Dress Rehearsals: April 15th-18th from 5:30-10:00pm
Performances: April 19th-22nd  (at The Culture House Oak Park Mall location!)


JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH (musical, ages 6-14 by audition date)

Director/Choreographer: Michael James
Music Director: Matt Richardson
Auditions: Jan. 12th, 4:30-8:30pm (open call, come any time)
Callbacks: Jan. 13th (time TBA)
Participation Requirements: Ages 6-14 (by audition date). Enrolled in a TCH Spring 2018 dance or theatre class.
Audition Form: (posted soon)
Rehearsals: Mon. (5:30-8:00pm), Fri.(4:30-8:30pm)
Dress Rehearsals: April 8th-11th
Performances: April 12th-15th at The Dramatic Impact Theater and Event Center (Shawnee, KS)

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (musical, ages 13-20 by audition date)

Director/Music Director: Kelsie Clark Massey
Choreographer: Nick Perry
Auditions: Jan.12th, 4:30-8:30pm (open call, come any time)
Callbacks: Jan. 13th (time TBA)
Participation Requirements: Ages 13-20 (by audition date). Enrolled in a TCH Spring 2018 dance or theatre class.
Audition Form: (posted soon)
Performances: May 3rd-6th at Musical Theatre Heritage (MTH) at Crown Center

THE LITTLE MERMAID (dance production, ages 3-adult)

Audition: No auditions!
Participation Requirements: Ages 3-Adult. All Fall 2017/Spring 2018 enrolled dance students will participate.
Rehearsals: During regular class times
Costume Fittings:  October 14th  12:00-3:00 & February 10th (tentative)
Mandatory Parent Meetings:  February 2nd (tentative) & May 4th (tentative) 
Full Cast Photo Day:  May 12th (times TBA)
Full Cast Dress Rehearsals:  June 2nd & June 4th at TCH (times TBA), June 5th-7th at theater (venue and times TBA)
Performances: June 8th-9th