Full-scale musical theater productions take place bi-annually in the spring and fall. With the guidance of a full creative and technical team, students will go through the entire production process--from audition to opening night. Throughout the production process, students will have the fundamentals of musical theater performance reinforced through real-life application of acting, dance, and voice performance. In addition to having access to the creative and technical resources of a professional production company, all YAS! productions are accompanied live by the PMT Band.
Auditions for our upcoming production of Barnyard Follies will take place on September 8, 2018, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. For the audition, students should prepare a minute-long cut from a musical theater or pop music song. Please bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. At the end of each audition slot, students will be taught a brief dance combination. Please come dressed to move. All students audition for roles within the production, not for entrance into the production--all students will be cast in Barnyard Follies.
To schedule your audition, complete the form below.
On Saturday, September 22 & 29, 2018, the Barnyard Follies creative team will hold two three-hour workshops (9:00am-12:00pm). During the workshops, students will receive specialized coaching in acting technique and dance technique. During the acting workshop, students will receive and be coached on a monologue that can be used for future auditions; during the dance workshop, they will learn specific dance and movement techniques and will learn an audition-style combination. To register for the workshops, check the appropriate box on the registration form.
Barnyard FollieS Synopsis
"When the Wholesome Acres Farm in Ohio falls on hard times, its animal residents hatch a brilliant plan to save their home: they’ll put on a show. They find the perfect impresario in Felicty, a New York City cat who has made her human Reynold a star director by whispering all “his” best ideas to him. Felicity, eager to get a little credit for once, strong-paws Reynold into taking her to Ohio.
Felicity works to help her animal cast mold their unique talents. But egos (including her own) threaten to turn their creative process to chaos. Romances flicker, as Royster the Rooster pursues a dubious Gladys the Goat and the local tomcat Colbert (the production’s author) secretly pines for Felicity.
As developers hover, ready to turn the farm into a parking lot, all must band together and find skills they never knew they had (even Reynold). Driven by an infectious Tin-Pan-Alley infused score, Barnyard Follies celebrates our differences, the importantce of teamwork, and the power of dancing--on hooves, paws, or whatever you’ve got."
Barnyard Follies Quick Answers
/ production location: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church / audition date: September 8, 2018 / rehearsal dates: weekends beginning September 22, 2018 / performance dates: October 26-27, 2018 / detailed production calendar available for download / tuition: $400 / $50 deposit due with registration; $350 tuition due at first rehearsal / limited number of need-based scholarships available / for more information, contact us at email@example.com
Meet our Directing Team
WhitNey Zangarine Director
Houston-based performer and teaching artist. ECE Teaching Artist at Alley Theater. Studied at University of Texas at Austin. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Studies.
Monique VonDeylen Music Director
Houston-based performer and vocal coach. Owner of Music with Monique, a private voice studio.. Studied at St. Mary's College in Los Angeles and College of St. Rose in New York. Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Music (voice performance). Choir director of 24 years. Former grade-school music teacher. Wife of 25 years; mother of 5.
Angela Hendrickson Choreographer
Houston-based teaching artist and choreographer. Former Artistic Director of Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Trained at Houston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, and Alvin Ailey 2. Performed with Clear Lake Metropolitan Ballet and Joan Karff New Dance Group.