Show Information & Auditions

Show Information & Auditions



Director: Amy LaGrone Sander, TCH General Manager & Production Producer
Rehearsals: Thurs. from 5:00-9:30pm at Olathe location
Dress Rehearsals: April 15th-18th from 5:30-10:00pm at The Culture House Oak Park Mall location!
Performances: April 19th-22nd at The Culture House Oak Park Mall location!


Director/Choreographer: Michael James
Music Director: Matt Richardson
Rehearsals: Mon. from 5:00-8:00pm and Fri. from 4:30-8:30pm (beginning Jan. 19th)
Dress Rehearsals: April 8th-11th at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center
Performances: April 12th-15th at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center
Rehearsal Schedule (as of 2.22.18)


Director/Music Director: Kelsie Clark Massey
Assistant Director: Andy Massey
Choreographer: Nick Perry
Stage Manager: Lauren Ray
Rehearsals: Wednesdays from 4:30-8:30 (beginning Jan. 17th in the Recording Studio)
Dress Rehearsals: April 29th-May 2nd at Musical Theatre Heritage (MTH) at Crown Center
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 12:00-3:00
Mandatory Parent Meetings:  February 2nd 5:30-6:30 & May 4th 5:30-7:00
Full Cast Photo Day:  May 12th (see schedule below)
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
PRODUCTION FORM (due from all families by Feb. 26th)

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Summer Broadway Musical Theatre)

THE CULTURE HOUSE SUMMER BROADWAY THEATRE production has become a successful Kansas City theatre tradition! Pulling from some of the most talented performers in Kansas City, we have been able to produce incredible and award-winning productions for the past 5 years: LES MISERABLES at Yardley Hall - 2013, BIG RIVER at The Kauffman Center - 2014, INTO THE WOODS at Yardley Hall - 2015, BIG FISH at The Kauffman Center - 2016, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at the Polsky Theater - 2017 ... and now for the summer of 2018!!!!!

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel.

The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be "Out There," observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.

A sweeping score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Damean instant classic. Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.

Director: Amy LaGrone Sander
Music Director: Matt Richardson
Choreographer: Lana Jensen
Auditions: Feb. 24th from 10:00am-4:00pm. By appointment: (Walk-ups are welcome, but there will most likely be a longer wait time.)
Callbacks: March 3rd from 2:30-6:00pm (By invite only. Callback list posted here on Sunday, Feb. 25th BY 5:00pm.)
Cast List: Posted here on Sunday, March 4th BY 5:00pm
Participation Requirements: Ages 10 to adult by audition date. (No fees or enrollment required.) There will only be a small group of ages 10-14 included in the cast.
Important Audition Info: Prepare 16 bars of a memorized musical theatre piece (not from the show). No acapella auditions. No CDs or tracks allowed. Must bring marked sheet music for the accompanist (provided). THERE WILL ALSO BE A CHOREOGRAPHY SECTION OF AUDITIONS. Auditions are at our Olathe location (14808 W 117th St.). Bring 4 COMPLETED copies of the AUDITION FORM with you to auditions and ONE COMPLETED copy of the CONFLICT FORM. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time and plan on the possibility of staying 30 minutes later than your listed time.
Video Auditions: Video auditions will be accepted for those unable to attend auditions due work schedules or being out of town. Video auditions, along with a completed audition form and conflict form, must be submitted to Amy Sander at NO LATER THAN Feb. 23rd. Only those able to to attend callbacks will be considered for lead roles.
Choir: We will also be auditioning for the chamber choir. (Onstage the entire show. SIngs most of the songs. Minimal rehearsal commitment.) Please note on your audition form if you are willing to accept this role.
Rehearsals: June 18th-July 13th (M-F, 6-9:30pm). Not everyone is called every night. There will also be full cast vocal rehearsals (including choir) on May 5th from 6-10pm and June 9th from 6-9pm.
Dress Rehearsals: July 15th from 1-6:00pm and July 16th-18th from 5:30-10:30
Performances at Yardley Hall (Carlsen Center at JCCC): July 19th @ 7pm, July 20th @ 7pm, July 21st @ 1pm & 7pm, July 22nd @ 2pm