Workshops & Production
We operate two separate workshops for juniors and teenagers. The juniors operate from 6.00pm to 7.30pm and the teenagers from 7.30pm to 9.00pm, both on Monday nights. Around mid-May, the Monday nights stop, and the two groups come together for rehearsals on Sunday afternoons (1.00pm to 5.00pm). Workshops and rehearsals are held at the Hawthorn Arts Centre - The Basement. The production is usually late August.
The workshops are an opportunity to learn basic stagecraft and acting skills. Both groups enjoy instruction, exercise and improvisation. In addition, the children’s group play games, which are designed partly to increase the bonding between the children.
The show is always a musical, with singing and dancing. Generally there is a fair amount of humour in the scripts. Every child has at least one line of script. The children’s group form the chorus (and take some minor roles) while the teenagers play the lead roles. Children go through the audition process to secure a role, with roles allocated on ability and suitability.