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JStage Youth Theatre

 

JStage: Spring Show - Singing in the Rain Jr.

Registration Opens: January 11th
Audition Submissions Due by January 22nd (audition materials will be given after registration is received)

This hybrid program consisting of both in-person and virtual rehearsal schedules. The cast will be assigned small groups culminating in a live-streamed and recorded performance. All CDC, local and medical expert health and safety guidelines will be followed and enforced.

JCC Members: $450

Public: $550

Important dates: 
First Rehearsal: Sunday, January 31st
Tech Week: April 25th-29th
Show day: Sunday, May 2nd
No Rehearsal: March 28th and April 4th

 

Please see below for JStage Policies and Guidelines. 

 
Our JCC follows the health guidelines set by the CDC, local authorities, and our Medical Advisory team. 
The cast size of this production will be 20-30 performers with two instructors. 
  • JStage will be doing a Broadway Revue! Each cast member will be assigned specific musical numbers to perform in small rehearsal/performance groups, as designated by the director.  
Auditions will be done by online submission.
  • Cast members will receive all audition material and dance choreography after registering, and auditions must be submitted by deadline give. 
Following health guidelines, Sunday rehearsals will mainly be outside. Rehearsals will only take place in the Theater due to weather with outside doors open for increased airflow.   
  • Only cast members will be allowed at rehearsals.
  • Cast members should layer clothing appropriately in consideration of colder weather. 
  • Masks covering nose and mouth will be required at all times. (neck fleeces and bandannas do not meet this requirement)
 Cast members will be called in at least every other week for in-person Sunday rehearsals. 
  • The rehearsal schedule will be strategically created so that we can work with smaller groups of students at a time. 
  • Tuesdays will be a virtual Zoom call rehearsal with the whole cast. 
 All cast members will be required to provide their own "base" costume(shoes, pants/skirt, and top). 
  • These items will most likely be items you already have at home or can borrow from a family member. 
  • JStage will provide costume pieces to enhance that base costume. 
  • Cast families will be responsible for washing costumes as necessary. 
  • Some cast members will be required to purchase/have tap shoes for various group numbers.
  • Personal items may not be shared. 

Cast Members should bring their own water and eat before rehearsal.  
  • Consider bringing a water bottle with a straw for easy drinking while wearing a mask. 
  • Blueberry Hill will not be available during rehearsals. We will not eat snacks together, so please eat before you arrive.  
 
Performances: 
  • The live performance will take place in our Myers Theatre with NO AUDIENCE and will be filmed.  
  • Our performance space will be constructed to allow all applicable health guidelines for social distancing. 
  • Cast members will be masked for the performance. 
  • Parents will not be permitted backstage for tech week or performances. 
  • The show will be live-streamed and recorded. 
  • Family and friends near and far will be able to watch the entire performance live at home for a $5 fee in lieu of our previous mandatory ticket sales requirement.
 
All plans are subject to change due to public health guidelines. No refunds will be given after casting/group placement. 
 
 
 
 

 


About JStage

JStage introduces young people to the wonders of the performing arts. As a teaching theatre, we are devoted to producing quality shows by children and teens, for audiences of all ages. Our professional staff works to each child's strength to create a positive atmosphere which bolsters self-esteem, teamwork, and a love for the theater. Our seasons consists of two performances in the fall and spring.

Special funding for JCC Cultural Arts is provided by the Doris H. and Milton J. Chasin Cultural Arts Program Endowment and for our theatre by the Isidore & Penny Myers Foundation.

For more information about JStage, contact Nicole Rosenson at nicoler@jccoc.org,  (949) 435-3400 ext. 161.

 


Our Director

Carina Morales

Carina has been a working actress and vocalist for over 15 years. Her experience includes New York City theatre, national tours, regional theatre, web series, commercials, and cast album recordings, as well as international work as a principal vocalist for The Walt Disney Company in Hong Kong, Universal Studios in Singapore, and Silversea, Seabourn, and Holland America cruise lines. Her work has taken her to over 80 different countries! Carina graduated Cum Laude from the University of California, Irvine, with a B.A. in Drama and Honors in Musical Theatre. She is a proud member of Actors Equity Association.

 
Carina is also a seasoned and enthusiastic youth director, with more than a decade of experience teaching drama and vocal lessons, and directing plays and musicals. Highlights include teaching musical theatre classes for elementary school students at the acclaimed Atlantic Acting School (NYC), directing and choreographing an original youth musical for Inside Broadway (NYC), and working as a show installation director for U.K. based Belinda King Creative Productions, where she directed professional singers and dancers in theatrical shows for Holland America Cruise Line. 
 
Since relocating home to sunny Southern California, Carina has directed several JStage shows, including Disney's Peter Pan Jr.The Music Man Jr., Annie Jr., and Seussical Jr. Carina loves to share the joy of theatre with kids of all ages, and is thrilled to be the resident director for JStage!
  

Our Assistant Director

Ryan Fredericks

Ryan graduated from AMDA LA with a Bachelors's Degree in Acting. He has directed people of all ages throughout the Orange County area. He started off as an actor and performer doing theatre all throughout Orange County and LA, including Little Shop of Horrors as Seymour Krelborne, but soon stumbled upon directing and instantly fell in love. He got his start by assistant directing “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” and that spiraled into him co-choreographing and directing shows at Musical Theatre Village in Irvine. He eventually went on to direct shows by himself, even winning the title of Best Show of that year, for The Addams Family. He has also taught multiple camps and even dipped his foot in the after school drama programs throughout the Saddleback and Capo school districts. He also enjoys being an acting coach and has had the privilege of coaching many kids throughout Orange County. He is so excited to begin this journey with J-Stage and can’t wait to bring more stories to the stage.

 

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