Youth Programs

Rockwall Children’s Playhouse (RCP) at Rockwall Community Playhouse (RCP)

RCP at RCP After School Academy believes the future of community theater depends on identifying, nurturing and developing the talents of children.  No matter what future endeavors children pursue, experience onstage prepares them for confident communication before a wide range of audiences. This tuition based program has evolved to being offered twice a year.

Our 2018-2019 Youth Shows


MARY POPPINS JR. MARY POPPINS JR.
( Closed )
TUITION BASED PROGRAM - $150
A Musical based on the stories of P. L. Travers and the Walt Disney film
Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Book by Julian Fellowes
New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe
Co-Created by Cameron Mackintosh
Adapted by iTheatrics under the supervision of Timothy Allen McDonald

Directed by Darlene Singleton
Based on one of the most popular Disney movie of all time and the Broadway musical that played for over 2,500 performances and received multiple Olivier and Tony Awards nominations, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect Broadway Junior musical!  The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”
AUDITIONS/REGISTRATION: Auditions: Sat, April 13 at 10am
Audition Requirements:
SING: Prepare to sing 16 bars of your chosen song. Songs from the show will not be accepted. Bring your own accompaniment (Tracks (CD), with no backing vocals, that are pre-cut and cued are preferred.)

READ: Be prepared to read from the script.

DANCE: Learn a short movement combination, comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended. No flip-flops or boots.

HEADSHOT/RESUME: A photo is REQUIRED for your audition. Professional headshots are not necessary. A school photo or other clear photograph will be accepted. While resumes are not required for this audition, it is always encouraged to have a resume at the audition. This is particularly helpful if you have extensive dance or vocal training.
PERFORMANCES:June 18-23, 2019

DISNEY'S ALADDIN JR DISNEY'S ALADDIN JR
( Coming June )
(TUITION BASED PROGRAM  - $150)
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin
Bood by Chad Beguelin

Directed by TBD
The story you know and love has been given the royal treatment! Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character. With expanded characters, new songs, and more thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “a whole new world” for your young performers!

Rated: General Audiences
AUDITIONS/REGISTRATION: More details to follow soon...
PERFORMANCES:June 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28 ~ 2020

RCP @ RCP: This children’s theatre mini production will introduce students to theatre basics, as well as how to learn and produce a complete show!  This unique program provides educational opportunities along with a stage performance for parents and community.  Perfect for the developing actor to experience the entire production process, including audition, rehearsal, stage movement, acting techniques, and the performance.  A mini production session is conducted in the fall and in the spring. Not quite ready for the limelight?  This venue also allows participation and valuable experience in the ‘behind the scenes’ activities for the future theatre buff.  Performances for family and friends will be held at the end of the rehearsal period.

All RCP @ RCP are tuition based programs for the fee of $150.  Scholoarships are available but limited.

ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS IN JULY


FALL 2019 WORKSHOP DATES
Dates: Week of AUGUST 19th ~ 2019
Performance Dates: Ages 1st thru 4th - Friday, October 18 at 7:00pm
                                Ages 1st thru 4th - Saturday, October 19 at 2:00pm
                                Ages 5th thru 8th - Saturday, October 19 at 7:00pm
                                Ages 5th thru 8th - Sunday, October 20 at 2:00pm
CLASS BEGINS: Ages 1st thru 4th - Tuesday, Aug 20 at 4:30pm
                        Ages 5th thru 8th - Thursday, Aug 22 at 4:30pm


RCP at RCP SUMMER MUSICAL PRODUCTION
Children ages 6 through 12 will have a daily rehearsal schedule set by the director.  A great way to get your child involved in theatre, develop confidence and hone improvisation skills.  The Children’s Summer Musical production, takes future stars one step further through an actual auditions process.  Then onto learning songs, chorography and what it takes to produce a quality production through daily rehearsal and commitment.  The final result is a 6 performance ticketed production for the community to enjoy.


RCP STAR PLAYERS
SPECIAL THEATER AT ROCKWALL

Our program aimed at teens and adults 16+ years with Down syndrome in the Rockwall-Rowlett-Garland area. (STAR) Players will produce a full production musical!

The two week August workshop will be a complete theater experience for actors and actresses with special needs!
Summer Musical Workshop ~ 2019

VOLUNTEER MEETING - Thurs, July 18 at 7pm.  Location TBD

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Show: Getting To Know Once Upon A Mattress
Dates: July 29 - August 9
Rehearsal Times: 9am-12pm
Performances: Friday, August 9
                      Saturday, August 10
                      Sunday, August 11



RCP TEEN THEATER
RCP’s Teen Theater program gives the talented students of the Rockwall area an opportunity to rehearse and perform their own production each summer.  This program focuses on performance opportunities for young people, highlighting their unique style and energy, while preparing them for later community theater participation.  Many of our teens have gone on to perform in larger shows and bigger venues.  We regularly hear from past participants how their involvement in RCP shaped their performance skills and built lasting memories. Each year, RCP awards a scholarship to graduating seniors to further their education in the fine arts in college.

All RCP at RCP programs are tuition based and cost $150 per child.  Limited scholarships based on need are available.