Musical Theater - Policies and Enrollment

 

Theater Programs - Policies and Enrollment

Schedules and Registration

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MTC Theater Programs Mission

MTC's theater directors strive to develop each child's skills, talent, confidence, and artistry with each theatrical production. For our directors to accomplish this goal, students must practice their lines and songs in-between rehearsals, arrive prepared and on-time for each rehearsal, and exhibit excellent classroom behavior.

Communications and Assignments

All assignments, cast lists, downloads, performance schedules, and MTC Players information will be posted on the CallboardWe do not email assignments.  Please bookmark and check the callboard at least once each week beginning Jan. 6 or you may miss important information that will affect your child's participation.

Casting

Children should participate in theater only if they are happy to perform in either lead roles or ensemble roles of male or female gender.  The experience of performing in a variety of roles is an essential part of developing as an actor.

When and how casting is determined

  • Students will receive audition materials the week prior to the start of rehearsals.  Auditions will be held at the first class and casting will be posted on the Callboard before week 2.
  • Casting is determined based on the director's assessment of each student's singing and acting skills, commitment to practicing, memorization, attendance, and classroom behavior.
  • There will be no refunds or reconsideration of roles due to dissatisfaction with casting, line count, or gender of roles. 

Memorization

Memorization and preparedness for rehearsals

  • Parents are expected to practice with the student in-between rehearsals and ensure that the student meets weekly memorization deadlines for assigned lines and songs.
  • If a student arrives unprepared for a rehearsal, the director may ask the student to observe the rehearsal rather than participate.
  • If memorization assignments are not met, a student's lines may be reduced, or their role may be assigned to an understudy for the final performance.

Behavior and Attendance

Students are expected to arrive on time, listen attentively, follow directions, conduct themselves with maturity, and not be disruptive.

  • Lateness or absence is detrimental to the entire cast, and is acceptable only if a valid reason  is provided to the director (illness, family emergency).  Repeated lateness or absence may affect the student's current role, future roles, and MTC Players nomination prospects.
  • Absences known in advance must be communicated in advance to the director.
  • Disruptive or inattentive behavior in class will be given one verbal warning. If repeated, the child will be seated to observe the remainder of that day's class, or may be sent home.
  • Repeated lateness, absence, or unacceptable behavior may result in a student being assigned to an ensemble-only role or dismissed from the cast without refund.

Schedules and Registration

Before enrolling, please read all information above.

Schedules and Registration