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The Main Street Arts Council is pleased to present the 2024 Main Street Summer Theater Festival lineup with youth performances in Atwood, Colby, Goodland, Hoxie, Oakley and Quinter!

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!

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Scroll down for audition and rehearsal information.

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

***PLEASE NOTE:  All dates and locations are tentative. We are still working to finalize exact details. Please continue to check back or contact us at mainstreetartscouncil@gmail.com with questions. Thank you!


GOODLAND

Annie JR

Directed by Bonnie Cameron
Assisted by John Simmonds
Choreographed by Skylynne Fulwider
Interns:  TBD - Applications accepted until March 1.

Performance Dates

Friday, June 28 at 7 p.m. (MT)
Saturday, June 29 at 3 p.m. (MT)

Location:  Goodland Jr/Sr High School Auditorium, 1209 Cherry St

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Rehearsal Information

  • Please review the rehearsal details in the General Notes section below. We are still working out specific rehearsal times and location for each show. Thank you for your patience!


    ATWOOD

    Disney's Aladdin JR

    Directed by Bonnie Cameron
    Interns:  TBD - Applications accepted until March 1.

    Performance Dates

    Saturday, July 6 at 7 p.m.
    Sunday, July 7 at 3 p.m.

    Location:  Rawlins County Elementary School Auditorium/Gym, 205 N 4th St

    Disney’s Aladdin JR. is based on the 1992 Academy Award®-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show about the “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within. 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.

    Rehearsal Information

    • Please review the rehearsal details in the General Notes section below. We are still working out specific rehearsal times and location for each show. Thank you for your patience!


    QUINTER

    Dreamworks' Shrek The Musical JR

    Directed by Tori Rucker
    Assisted by Tanner Grant
    Choreography by:  TBD

    Performance Dates

    Saturday, July 13 at 3 p.m.
    Sunday, July 14 at 7 p.m.

    Location:  Quinter Jr-Sr HS Auditorium, 600 Long St

    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

    • Please review the rehearsal details in the General Notes section below. We are still working out specific rehearsal times and location for each show. Thank you for your patience!

    hoxie

    Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR

    Directed by Karl Pratt
    Choreography by Nicole Kibel
    Interns:  TBD - Applications accepted until March 1.

    Performance Dates

    Friday, July 12 at 7 p.m.
    Sunday, July 14 at 3 p.m.

    Location:  Hoxie High School Auditorium, 1625 Queen Ave

    Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory — or suffer the consequences.

    Rehearsal Information

    • Please review the rehearsal details in the General Notes section below. We are still working out specific rehearsal times and location for each show. Thank you for your patience!


    COLBY

    Honk JR

    Directed by Bonnie Cameron
    Choreography by Nicole Kibel
    Interns:  TBD - Applications accepted until March 1.

    Performance Dates

    Friday, July 19 at 7 p.m.
    Saturday, July 20 at 3 p.m.

    Location:  Colby Community College-Frahm Theater, 1255 S Range Ave

    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

    • Please review the rehearsal details in the General Notes section below. We are still working out specific rehearsal times and location for each show. Thank you for your patience!


    oakleY

    Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR

    Directed by Bonnie Cameron
    Choreography by Nicole Kibel
    Assisted by Jessica Halbleib
    Interns:  TBD - Applications accepted until March 1.

    Performance Dates

    Friday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m.
    Saturday, Aug. 3 at 3 p.m.

    Location:  Oakley High School Auditorium, 118 W 7th St, Oakley

    When young Alice finds herself in a strange world where everything seems upside down, she must find her way home…and find herself along the way. As she travels through Wonderland, she encounters all of the iconic characters that audiences have come to love: including the ever-tardy White Rabbit, the grinning Cheshire Cat, a cool Caterpillar, the wacky Mad Hatter, and the hot-tempered Queen of Hearts.

    Rehearsal Information

    • Please review the rehearsal details in the General Notes section below. We are still working out specific rehearsal times and location for each show. Thank you for your patience!

    Questions? Email mainstreetartscouncil@gmail.com

    General notes

    Rehearsal Details

    • Rehearsals will be held weekly, Monday through Thursday, unless otherwise noted.
    • 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 30 minutes before and remain no less than 30 minutes 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.
    • Email communications for each show will come from "mainstreetartscouncil@gmail.com." Please add our email to your contacts to ensure receipt of all messages.
    • Please check your email regularly for updates and weekly rehearsal schedules

    Fundraising & Ticket Sales

    • All participants (with parent guidance) are requested to assist with selling memberships/program ads in support of the show in which they are 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 are requested to help promote ticket sales by reaching out to family, friends, neighbors, etc., and encouraging attending, emailing show fliers and information, helping distribute fliers around town, etc.

    Audition Requirements

    Performers 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). Those interested in solely being a chorus member are only required to submit the Participant Registration Form; however, they may complete a full audition if desired.

    Please plan to attend audition date/location that works best for your schedule. Please contact us via email (mainstreetartscouncil@gmail.com) if you need special arrangements due to scheduling conflicts.

    AUDITION DATES/LOCATIONS

    This year, we are trying to conduct the bulk of auditions earlier during Spring Break week. If you are unable to attend an in-person audition, please let us know. We'd ask that you send us a video audition with your solo and monologue for casting consideration. Videos can be emailed to mainstreetartscouncil@gmail.com. Be sure to complete the Participant Registration Form. Thank you!

    Wednesday, March 13

    • 5 p.m. CT, Hoxie @ Bottle KAP Studios, 721 Main St

    Thursday, March 14

    • 5 p.m. CT, Colby @ Nicole's School of Dance, 160 E 3rd St

    Friday, March 15

    • 5 p.m. CT, Oakley, @ Oakley HS Auditorium, 118 W 7th St

    Sunday, March 17

    • 3 p.m. MT, Goodland @ AIM Dance Studio, 1015 Main St
    • 7 p.m. CT, Atwood @ Rawlins Co. Elementary School (Music Room), 205 N 4th St

    ***QUINTER Audition Date/Location is TBA. Please stay tuned.***

    Participant Registration Form

    Complete the registration form in its entirety.

    To view show Character Lists, click the links below then find the "Full Cast Info" link on each respective page.

    Audition Process

    Your audition will consist of the following items.

    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.

    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!

    Complete the online membership form below or download a paper form and mail with payment to PO Box 458, Hoxie, KS 67740. Thank you!

    Email us:
    mainstreetartscouncil@gmail.com

    Address:
    PO Box 458
    Hoxie, KS 67740

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