Description:

Stay-at-Home-Version

This production has been postponed until 2021. 

Emma, a senior at Highbury Prep, is certain she knows what’s best for her classmates’ love lives, and is determined to find the perfect boyfriend for shy sophomore Harriet by the end of the school year. But will Emma’s relentless matchmaking get in the way of finding her own happiness?
 Based on Jane Austen’s classic novel, this sparkling new musical features the hit songs of legendary girl groups and iconic female singers from The Supremes to Katy Perry.
Girl power has never sounded so good!


You will buy ONE ticket per Household.

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After purchasing your ticket a link will be sent several days in advance of the show date for the virtual view party.  

 

Dates / Times:

  • Saturday, Dec 5th @ 7:00pm

Ticket Prices:

YOU WILL NEED TO BUY ONE TICKET PER HOUSEHOLD.

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Show Notes:

Stage Director
Danielle Wright is a Tucson native who got her start in theater at age 6 through Tom Thumb Players. In 2007, she received a BA from Brigham Young University's College of Theatre and Media Arts. Since then, she has continued her work in the theater and film industries, involving a variety of projects from large-scale concerts and stadium shows to community theater productions to feature films. She currently works full time as the Volunteer and Event Manager for SARSEF, a STEM education nonprofit. Recent credits include being Executive Director of SAPAC for the 2019-2020 season, stage manager for CYT Tucson productions, and 1st AD on the feature film, Witnesses. She also loves to sew, cook, travel, and do puzzles.        

Music Director 
Carson Wright is a Tucson native "stuck" in New York! He moved with his wife, Alicia, who is living her dream as an actor on Broadway and beyond. Carson taught high school theatre at Catalina Foothills High School for 3 years and has continued teaching high school theatre at DREAM Charter High School in New York City. Carson LOVES all things theatre! He's a director, music director, pianist, actor, singer, dancer, whatever. I'm so excited to be working with CYT Tucson for the first time. Outside of theatre, I love fajitas, board games, and music!

Show Chair 
Lisa Foster as the show chair is the communication link between the artistic team and you. She will have all the answers to your questions regarding CYT Tucson's production process. This is the person you report rehearsal absences. 

Enrollment numbers will dictate if this production WILL be double cast and two showings scheduled. 
 * You must be enrolled in two virtual fall session classes to be granted an audition slot. 
Your pre-recorded vocal audition will be sent to board@cyttucson.org no later than Friday, September 18th, at 6 pm. 

THIS musical is for 13 - 18 yr old students only. 


** Included in the production fee of $175 is a printed script, tee-shirt, and copy of recorded digital instrumentals.
The production fee is due the day of callbacks on September 19th. No refunds will be issued. 

Parents/students are expected to assist in procuring props and costumes for their children to ensure the safety of our families. This is truly a "family-inspired" production. We normally charge a costume fee but it will be waived for the virtual production to help offset the costs associated with acquiring simple costumes and props. 
All rehearsals will be conducted via the Zoom meeting space. You will receive an email containing the link each week when the rehearsal schedule is finalized. 

This production will use pre-recorded music provided by the production house but your music director will oversee vocal instruction and guidance.

**The students will learn more than the typical production as they will take an active role in designing the costume/props/scenery. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for your teen actor to have a role to really focus on acting, vocal skills and  so much more. 

Run time: 60 minutes

Cast size: 10 members

AUDITON Submission will be Friday, September 18th  no later than 6 pm.
There is one slot only since all auditions are pre-recorded and submitted via email to board@cyttucson.org. 
Register for an audition through your CYT Tucson account by selecting the "Audition" tab. 

Further details will be in your audition registration email. 

You will perform a 32 bar or 1-minute musical theater vocal selection. We are offering an audition critique master class prior to the fall session beginning.
Check it out here: Critique Class Info. Class size limited so each student receives attention. Register before August 29th! 


Rehearsals will take place over nine Saturdays beginning September 26th for only 1-2 hrs each week depending on role etc... Tech week will be the last week with a few hours over the course of the week but not conflict with fall class night for teens. 

The production will be recorded and professionally edited. This is not a live stream. The ticketed watch party will take place on December 5th to allow enough time for the show's compilation. Invite your friends and family to watch from the front row seats of thier comfy homes. 

 

Parent Meeting

Saturday, September 19th 9:00am

You will receive an email with Zoom meeting link several days prior to scheduled time slot.


Characters:

Emma

Our title character. She is a senior at Highbury Boarding School and considers herself a matchmaker. Smart, fun, and engaged in the lives of those around her, Emma is blind to her own emotions.

Jane Fairfax

A wealthy student from Ohio who is touring Highbury to potentially attend. She's seeks fun in all circumstances.

Jeff Knightly

A senior at Highbury. Jeff is studious, serious, and finds Emma's focus on matchmaking a frustrating distraction, but he has feelings for her nonetheless.

Frankie Churchill

Pop star who previously attended Highbury.

Miss Bates

Highbury's Principal. She is frantic, eager to bring more students in, and provides a unique comedic element to our show.

Harriet

A sophomore at Highbury, a friend of Emma's, and Emma's focus for the show. Harriet is not as confident as Emma, and so relies on Emma for direction.

Ashley

Ashley is the arm-candy for Philip as he runs his Presidential campaign. Ashley dreams of being a famous singer.

Martin

Attends public school. But he works as a Dishwasher/Busboy at this private high school. He has feelings for Harriet.

Welcoming Committee

These are three girls from your female ensemble. These should be your student council-type girls. Eager, excited, and involved. ( 1-3 actors for role)

Philip Elton

Mr. Popular at Highbury. He's running for Student Council President and flirts to get votes. Note: this character doesn't have any solos and would be a great role for a non-singer.