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The Main Street Arts Council is pleased to present the 2021 Main Street Summer Theater Festival lineup with performances in Atwood, Colby, Goodland, Hoxie, and Quinter!

As we continue to mitigate the ongoing pandemic, we will be conducting the festival outdoors this summer, including rehearsing and performing outdoors on the beautiful plains of western Kansas! :)

All area youth ages 5-18 years are encouraged and eligible to participate FREE of charge thanks to the generosity of grant providers, previous festival proceeds, local supporters and fundraising activities.

Consider joining the MSAC today to show your support for not only the summer theater festival but all of our arts and music activities enhancing the lives of the citizens and visitors throughout northwest Kansas!

Scroll down for audition and rehearsal information.

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE


GOODLAND

Peter Pan JR
Directed by Bonnie Cameron

Performance Date

Friday, July 2 at 8:30 p.m.

Location TBA

Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris "Moose" Charlap and Jule Styne with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Peter Pan is one of the most beloved and frequently performed family favorites of all time. This high-flying Tony Award-winning musical has been performed around the world and delighted audiences for 60 years and is now adapted for young performers.

Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, the fierce Brave Girls, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook.

Rehearsal Information

  • Rehearsal Location TBA

Rehearsal Schedule

Beginning Monday, May 24

(rehearsals last for 1-hour unless otherwise stated)

  • Monday at 2 p.m. (MT)
  • Tuesday at 2 p.m. (MT)
  • Wednesday at 2 p.m. (MT)
  • Thursday at 11:30 a.m. (MT)

Show Week

  • Full Rehearsal Schedule TBA
  • Dress/Tech Rehearsal - Thursday, July 1 at 8:30 p.m. (Call times TBA)


COLBY

Disney's The Aristocats KIDS
Directed by Bonnie Cameron

Performance Date

Friday, July 9 at 8:30 p.m.

Location TBA

Based on the beloved Disney animated film, and featuring a jazzy, upbeat score, Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS is a non-stop thrill ride of feline fun, complete with unbelievable twists and turns.

In the heart of Paris, a kind and eccentric millionairess wills her entire estate to Duchess, her high-society cat, and her three little kittens. Laughs and adventure ensue as the greedy, bumbling butler pulls off the ultimate catnap caper. Now it's up to the rough-and-tumble alley cat, Thomas O'Malley, and his band of swingin' jazz cats to save the day.

Rehearsal Information

  • Rehearsal Location TBA

Rehearsal Schedule

Beginning Tuesday, June 1

(rehearsals last for 1-hour unless otherwise stated)

  • Monday at 12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday at 12:30 p.m.

Show Week

  • Rehearsal Schedule TBA
  • Dress/Tech Rehearsal - Wednesday, July 7 at 8:30 p.m. (Call times TBA)


QUINTER

Shrek The Musical JR
Directed by Tabor Rucker

Performance Date

Saturday, July 10 at 8:30 p.m.

Location TBA

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It's a "big bright beautiful world" as everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.

Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek. One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he's handed a task — if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn't be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.

Rehearsal Information

  • Rehearsal Location TBA

Rehearsal Schedule

Beginning Monday, May 24

(rehearsals last for 1-hour unless otherwise stated)

  • Monday at 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday at 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday at 12 p.m.
  • Thursday at 12 p.m.

Show Week

  • Rehearsal Schedule TBA
  • Dress/Tech Rehearsal - Thursday, July 8 at 8:30 p.m. (Call times TBA)

HOXIE

Disney's 101 Dalmatians KIDS
Directed by Bonnie Cameron

Performance Date

Saturday, July 17 at 8:30 p.m.

Location TBA

Based on the classic animated film, Disney's 101 Dalmatians KIDS is a fur-raising adventure featuring Cruella De Vil, Disney's most outrageous villain, and 101 of the most adorable heroes to set their paws onstage. With a high-spirited score and lovable characters, this stage adaptation is certain to charm and delight all audiences.

Pet owners, Roger and Anita, live happily in London with their Dalmatians, Pongo and Perdita, stalwart dogs devoted to raising their puppies. Everything is quiet until Anita's former classmate, the monstrous Cruella De Vil, plots to steal the puppies for her new fur coat. The Dalmatians rally all the dogs of London for a daring rescue of the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen.

Rehearsal Information

  • Rehearsal Location TBA

Rehearsal Schedule

Beginning Tuesday, June 1

(rehearsals last for 1-hour unless otherwise stated)

  • Monday at 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday at 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday at 10 a.m.
  • Thursday at 3 p.m.

Show Week

  • Rehearsal Schedule TBA
  • Dress/Tech Rehearsal - Wednesday, July 7 at 8:30 p.m. (Call times TBA)


ATWOOD

Honk! JR
Directed by Bonnie Cameron

Performance Date

Saturday, July 24 at 8:30 p.m.

Location TBA

Adapted for young performers, and with a score by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (Mary Poppins), Honk! JR. is a heartwarming celebration of being different that is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit, unique charm and memorable score. Witty and hilarious, but also deeply moving, Honk! JR. will treat your audiences to equal amounts of laughter and tears.

Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother's protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be.

Rehearsal Information

  • Rehearsal Location TBA

Rehearsal Schedule

Beginning Tuesday, June 1

(rehearsals last for 1-hour unless otherwise stated)

  • Monday at 10 a.m.
  • Tuesday at 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday at 10 a.m.
  • Thursday at 10 a.m.

Show Week

  • Rehearsal Schedule TBA
  • Dress/Tech Rehearsal - Friday, July 23 at 8:30 p.m. (Call times TBA)

Questions? Email mainstreetartscouncil@gmail.com

General notes

  • Rehearsals will be held weekly, Monday through Thursday, unless otherwise noted.
  • As we will be rehearsing and performing outdoors, please dress in light colors and cool clothing unless directed otherwise.
  • Participants are encouraged to bring a water bottle to rehearsals each day.
  • Rehearsals with participants is limited to one (1) hour per day. However, additional coachings with specific cast members may be scheduled.
  • Daily rehearsal schedules will be dependent on show needs and cast availability. You must attend rehearsals when required. Weekly schedules will be emailed in advance of each Monday.
  • ALL cast members, crew, etc., MUST ATTEND all show week rehearsals arriving at the designated "Call times" in order to put on costumes and makeup, warm up and prepare for the rehearsal/performances.
  • The student intern director will arrive at the rehearsal local/venue no less than one (1) hour before and remain no less than one (1) after rehearsal. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the designated rehearsal time and plan to pick up your child at the designated end time. Show directors will be traveling from several rehearsal locations daily and may not be as readily available as the student intern director for questions.
  • Each student intern director will communicate via a location specific email address. Please send all questions to your designated intern email address (TBA).
  • Please check your email regularly for updates and weekly rehearsal schedules.

Fundraising and Ticket Sales

  • All participants (with parent guidance) are required to assist with selling memberships/program ads in support of the show in which he/she is performing. The student intern director will hand out materials and instruct all participants on the process. It is important to remember that participation in our festival is FREE to all youth interested; however, we will need your assistance in helping us keep it free by going out into your community, telling our "story" to area businesses/individuals and encouraging them to support it monetarily.
  • Additionally, all participants will assist with ticket sales. Each participant will receive a packet with tickets and an order form to keep track of purchase information, checks and cash received. All money received must be turned into the student intern director at the end of each Thursday rehearsal.

    Audition Requirements

    Kids interested in auditioning for a named role, must complete all audition materials listed below and a full audition consisting of a prepared vocal solo and monologue (see examples below).

    Auditions will be held via Zoom on Saturday, May 1 from 12-4 p.m. and Sunday, May 2 from 2-6 p.m. and Saturday, May 8 from 2-6 p.m. and Sunday, May 9 from 2-6 p.m. Each auditionee will sign up for a 5 minute time-slot. The Zoom link will be sent out on the day of each audition.

    Sign Up for an Audition Slot

    Those interested in solely being a chorus member are only required to submit the online audition form; however, they may complete a full audition if desired.

    Audition Requirements

    Participant Registration Form - Click here!

    Complete the registration form in its entirety. (Be sure to sign up for an audition slot...see above!)

    Download character lists for each show:

    Audition Process

    Your audition will consist of the following items. Please come prepared with music and monologue memorized. We will admit you to the Zoom room at the time of your audition.

    1. Vocal Solo

    Perform a musical theater song of your choice “a cappella” (unaccompanied).

    2. Monologue

    Select and memorize a monologue from this list or one of your own choice.


    OUR Festival Staff

    Karl Pratt

    Karl Pratt
    Festival Manager
    Executive Director, Main Street Arts Council

    Bonnie Cameron

    Bonnie Cameron
    Show Director
    Creative Director, Main Street Arts Council



    Daisy Hawkins
    Show Director
    Internship Program Alum

    Tabor Rucker

    Tabor Rucker
    Show Director
    Internship Program Alum

    Ashley Coberly

    Ashley Coberly
    Choreographer

    Skylynne Fulwider

    Skylynne Fulwider
    Choreographer



    Nicole Weigel
    Choreographer


    OUR Interns

    We are excited to offer internship positions to assist with our festival each year. These interns will learn the ins and outs of what it takes to produce high quality, high fun theatrical productions with youth.

    Show Interns

    Alisha Brantley

    Alisha Brantley
    (Hoxie)


    Olivia Camarena
    (Quinter)
    Fort Hays State University/Dane G. Hansen Foundation Internship Program


    Lakin Denny
    (Colby)


    Jazlyn Fenner
    (Goodland)

    Daisy Hawkins

    Daisy Hawkins
    (Atwood)

    Victoria Rucker

    Victoria Rucker
    (Assistant to Ms. Cameron)

    THANK YOU!

    Special thanks to the Nex-Generation Round Up for Youth program for your financial and programmatic support of our internship program. 

    Nex-Generation Round Up for Youth

    Thank you also to Fort Hays State University for selecting our organization to receive assistance through their FHSU/Dane G. Hansen Internship Program.



    2021 Main Street Summer Theater Festival Supporters

    On behalf of the Main Street Arts Council and festival participants, THANK YOU, to our festival underwriters and sponsors! Whether through grant funding, memberships, donations or personal time and talents, the festival would not be possible without these individuals and organizations!

    THANK YOU TO OUR FESTIVAL SPONSORS!

    ACE Foundation

    Dane G. Hansen Community Fund Grant

    Gove County Community Foundation

    Dane G. Hansen Community Fund Grant

    Dane G. Hansen Community Fund Grant


    Dane G. Hansen Community Fund Grant


    Thomas County Community Foundation

    Dane G. Hansen Community Fund Grant


    Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation

    Thank you to the Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation for their support and friendship.


    And an additional thanks to the Dane G. Hansen Foundation for making the local community fund grants available to area community foundations.

    support our mission

    As a 501c3 non-profit organization, we are funded through the support of donors, paid memberships and sponsorships, grants, ticket sales, and revenues from art and music classes/workshops.

    Show your support for the arts in Northwest Kansas by becoming a paid member of the Main Street Arts Council (MSAC). Memberships are valid for one year from the date of purchase. Thank you for supporting the arts and cultural endeavors of our organization held for the betterment of those living and visiting northwest Kansas!

    Membership Levels

    Patron ($35.00)/Family ($75.00)

    Benefits:

    • Discounted pricing on MSAC adult and youth art classes
    • Show program(s) listing
    • Main Street Summer Theater Festival (MSSTF) supporter webpage listing

    The following levels are available to individuals, businesses and/or organizations:

    Ensemble ($150.00)

    Benefits:

    • Discounted pricing on MSAC adult and youth art classes
    • Eighth (1/8) page ad in show program(s)
    • MSSTF supporter webpage listing (linked, if applicable)

    Actor ($300.00)

    Benefits:

    • Discounted pricing on MSAC adult and youth art classes
    • Quarter (1/4) page ad in show program(s)
    • Small ad on MSSTF supporter webpage

    Director ($500.00)

    Benefits:

    • Discounted pricing on MSAC adult and youth art classes
    • Third (1/3) page ad in show program(s)
    • Two (2) seats to the annual Donors Gala
    • Small ad on MSSTF supporter webpage

    Producer ($750.00):

    Benefits:

    • Discounted pricing on MSAC adult and youth art classes
    • Half (1/2) page ad in show program(s)
    • Four (4) seats to the annual Donors Gala
    • Medium-sized ad on MSSTF supporter webpage

    Maestro ($1000.00):

    Benefits:

    • Discounted pricing on MSAC adult and youth art classes
    • Full page ad in show program(s)
    • Special social media mention
    • Six (6) seats to the annual Donors Gala
    • Large-sized ad on MSSTF supporter webpage
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