What’s a cat to do? In Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS, Madame’s jealous butler Edgar cat-naps Duchess and her Aristokittens then abandons them in the Parisian countryside. Luckily, Thomas O’Malley and his rag-tag bunch of alley cats come to their rescue! This feline adventure is great for kids to perform with its with an upbeat, jazzy score that includes the Disney favorites “The Aristocats,” “Scales and Arpeggios” and “Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat.”
Registration Online registration will begin on Sunday, April 12 at 8:00pm PST. Country Cast – Register HERE City Cast – Register HERE
Rehearsals are split by cast: Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs. This does NOT mean that all actors will be called both days each week. Any conflicts (standing appointments, trips, etc.) need to be noted in the “conflicts” area of registration. A full rehearsal schedule will be provided that will tell which actors are rehearsing on what day.
There will be no rehearsal on Monday, May 25 or Tuesday, May 26 (Memorial Day). A full rehearsal schedule will be distributed at the first rehearsal. There will be two casts, each with 30 actors. Actors will register by cast. All actors who register and audition are cast in the show. Rehearsals for all casts begin Wednesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 7.
There will be a Mandatory Parent Meeting (date/time TBA)
Country Cast Ages: 4-10 Rehearses: Mon/Wed from 4:00-6:00 beginning Wednesday, May 6
Performances: Friday June 19 at 7pm, Saturday June 30 at 3pm and Sunday June 21 at 11am
City Cast Ages: 4-10 Rehearses: Tues/Thurs from 4:00-6:00 beginning Thursday, May 7
Performances: Saturday, June 20 at 11am, Saturday, June 20 at 7pm, Sunday June 21 3pm
Tuition Includes: all dramatic/vocal/dance coaching, show t-shirt, script, music CD, costume use (shoes, tights, underclothes not included) and (NEW in 2015) digital access to show photos following performance.
One Actor: $300
Two Actors from same family: $570 (use promo code cats2 on first registration page)
Three Actors from same family: $855 (use promo code cats3 on first registration page)
Auditions All auditions are at Hoover Theater. Three preferred audition times need to be provided at registration. Exact audition time for actor will be confirmed via email. Actors unable to make auditions must arrange for an alternate audition with Barb Galiotto.
Auditions will be held Wednesday, April 15 and Friday, April 17: 4:00-4:30/4:45-5:15/5:30-6:00/6:15-6:45
Needed for Online Registration: – Actor information (name, birthdate, allergies/medical conditions, t-shirt size)
– Email contact for at least one family member. Please be ready to provide email address for any family member that will want cast updates.
– Rehearsal Availability-which day(s) actor is available/unavailable for rehearsal and specific conflict dates for days where actor is available but has a conflict (examples: available Mondays except 3/23 for overnight trip; will leave at 5pm Wednesdays for ___; cannot rehearse Thursdays). Playful People only needs availability for the rehearsal and show days of the cast that the actor is registering for.
– Tech Week/Show Availability-same as above but for Tech Week and show dates.
– Parent/Guardian information (name, cell phone, email address)
– Emergency Contact other than Parent/Guardian (name/phone/relation to actor)
– Audition Preferences – THREE choices need to be made
– Credit card for payment (checks also accepted, must be received prior to actor auditioning)
The following information will be collected after registration: Actor Measurements, Parent Job Choices, Authorization for other adults to pick Actor up from Rehearsal, Insurance Waivers, Actor Bio information
Participation Hours For each participating cast member, 15 hours of adult volunteer work is required (25 hours for two cast members/35 hours for three). If unable to fulfill hours of participation, a buyout option is available at $150/$250/$350. Information on Job Choices coming soon.
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FAQs Q: Why did tuition increase?
A: While we try to keep our tuition competitive with other theater companies, we did have to raise it in 2015. Our tuition cost stayed the same for some time while the company experienced increased staffing costs, we are now including digital access to show pictures for all actors, and the increased overhead costs for online registrations and payment.
Q: I need to work out a payment plan or ask for a full/partial scholarship. How do I do that?
A: Please contact our Executive Producer Barb Galiotto BEFORE registration to work out details. We don’t want to turn families away for financial reasons and will do our best to make it work!
Q: I am having problems with the registration program. Who do I contact?
A: Contact our Director of Communications, Karen Bellantoni. Sending emails/texts to Barb and/or Katie in addition will only add confusion to our team!
Q: I have/know of a teen who is interested in being an Intern. Who do I contact?
A: Please contact Barb Galiotto.
Q: What is Playful People’s Refund Policy?
A: Playful People Productions refund policy for cast members who withdraw from a production is as follows: from registration to date cast lists are posted, a full refund minus a $50.00 administrative fee is given. From the date cast list(s) are posted to the end of the first week of rehearsals, a refund of 50% of tuition will be given. No refunds will be given after the first week of rehearsals.