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Adventure Theatre is Holding Kids’ Auditions for Two Upcoming Shows!



Does your child have the acting bug? And musical chops, to boot? If you have a young performer who’s ready for their big stage debut, then don’t miss this great opportunity to have them audition with Adventure Theatre MTC! The beloved local theatre has two upcoming productions with roles for kids — and they are auditioning local youth to fill them.


HUCKLEBERRY FINN’S BIG RIVER

What:
Coming to the Glen Echo Park stage in February and March is this world premiere adaptation of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Celebrating the glorious richness of our world by cultivating Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity, these auditions will seek to find four teen African American performers, female and male, and four teen performers, female and male, of any race.

Cast:
Eight middle and high school students, aged 11 – 18, are being sought for the roles of Huckleberry Finn (any race), Jim (African American), Mary Jane (any race) and Alice (African American). All actors will receive compensation for their role.

Auditions:
Monday, September 24, 4 – 6:30pm
Duke Ellington School of the Arts
Performance Hall
3500 R St NW
Washington, DC 20007

Tuesday, September 25, 4 – 6:30pm
Next Stop Theatre
269 Sunset Park Dr.
Herndon, VA 20170

Wednesday, September 26, 4 – 6:30pm
Frederick Community College
Visual & Performing Arts Building
Black Box Theater
7932 Opossumtown Pike
Frederick, MD 21702

* Bring a headshot or recent photo with attached resume (affixed in all four corners).
* Prepare 16 bars of one song. Please bring sheet music — an accompanist will be provided.
* Prepare a one minute monologue.
* All interested teens/tweens should register for an audition time slot.


HONK JR.

What:
Honk Jr. is a musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story The Ugly Duckling, incorporating a message of inclusion. For this production, students will fly to Atlanta, GA, to present 15 minutes of the show for Broadway professionals at the Junior Theater Festival over MLK, Jr. weekend, and then return home to perform on the ATMTC professional stage in Glen Echo, MD. The program begins right after the Christmas holiday, and culminates about a month later — a whirlwind once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students!

Cast:
Kids in grades 4-8 are invited to audition for this show. Honk Jr. is an educational experience, not a paid gig. View the rehearsal and performance schedule here.

Auditions:
September 29, 6:30- 7pm
Adventure Theatre MTC (Wintergreen Plaza)
837-D Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852

* Prepare 16–32 bars of two contrasting songs (one ballad selection and one up tempo selection). Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key and with clearly marked cuts. An accompanist will be provided. Student may not use pre-recorded music or perform a capella.
* All interested kids should register for an audition time slot.


This post is sponsored by Adventure Theatre, however, I only promote programs, places, and events that I genuinely believe in and think will be of interest to KFDC readers.


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Adventure Theatre Starts a New Season with “Blueberries for Sal” and a Ticket Giveaway!



Adventure Theatre has impeccable timing. Just as we officially welcome fall this weekend, they are beginning a whole new season of children’s theatre on their stage in Glen Echo Park. And they are starting it off with a show based on a beloved classic perfect for this time of year: Blueberries for Sal.

Robert McCloskey’s story about a little girl and her mother going blueberry picking as a mama bear and its cub gather berries on the other side of the hill in preparation for hibernation has been adored by readers for 70 years. Adventure Theatre is celebrating the anniversary with this world premiere production, a musical that is a heartwarming mother-child tale to which parents and grandparents alike will relate. (And the score is by the same composer who did Caps for Sale in 2016!)

Blueberries for Sal opens at Adventure Theatre September 21 and runs through October 21. Tickets are $20, but this Friday’s opening show is a Pay-What-You-Can performance with free milk and cookies (cash only at the door)! Tickets can be purchased online or at the Box Office. Recommended for all ages.

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Giveaway: For a chance to win a Family 4-Pack of tickets to see Blueberries for Sal at Adventure Theatre, simply leave a comment below with your preferred date and time to see the show (starting 9/27). Get an extra chance to win by entering on the KidFriendly DC Facebook Page, too. This giveaway will run through Tuesday, September 25, 2018, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

This post is sponsored by Adventure Theatre, however, I only promote programs, places, and events that I genuinely believe in and think will be of interest to KFDC readers.


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A Special Adventure Theatre Event: Tinker Bell’s Fairy Festival



Adventure Theatre knows how make the theatre experience magical for children. Their productions always delight as much as they entertain, transporting young audiences in the stories played out on stage.

So, imagine the magic they’ll bring to a special festival! On August 5, from 11am – 2pm, Adventure Theatre is hosting Tinker Bell’s Fairy Festival, a day full enchantment for kids as they are transported to a magical fairy world.

Admission includes a performance of Tinker Bell, a handmade Tinker Bell costume (or make your own pirate hat and bandanna for those who don’t like fairy dresses), refreshments, and a painted fairy face mask by La Jolie Faces. Guests can also make their own Butterfly Fairy Crowns and Fairy Wands, as well as mix their own magic Fairy Dust with a written recipe card. And once their fairy transformations are complete, they can enjoy a special photo op with Tinker Bell!

And this is a production where they’ll get to know Tinker Bell as the fiesty fairy tells her side of the story! Tinker Bell is a world premiere play that presents the tale of Peter Pan from the eyes of everyone’s favorite fairy friend. It has been Helen Hayes Recommended, based on the works by J.M. Barrie, rated 5 stars by DC Theatre Scene.

Tickets are $75 each or $250 for a 4-pack, and can be purchased online. Visit the Adventure Theatre website for more about the event and the Tinker Bell show.

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See ‘Tinker Bell’ Light Up the Adventure Theatre Stage this Summer (Giveaway!)



Everyone knows the story of Peter Pan. Or, at least, everyone thinks they do. But unless you have heard it from Tinker Bell’s point of view, you really have not heard it at all.

In Tinker Bell, a world premiere play running at Adventure Theatre this summer, a new twinkling light shines on all the characters you love, including Wendy, the Lost Boys, Peter Pan, Smee, and the nefarious Hook from a feisty fairy’s point of view. Based on the works of Sir J. M. Barrie and adapted for the stage by Patrick Flynn, the all-ages production is sure to delight theatre-goers young and young-at-heart.

Tinker Bell opens June 22 and will run through August 19. Tickets are $19.50, and you also have a chance to win a Family 4-Pack through the giveaway below!

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Giveaway: For a chance to win a Family 4-Pack of tickets to see Tinker Bell at Adventure Theatre, simply leave a comment below with your preferred date and time to see the show. Get an extra chance to win by entering on the KidFriendly DC Facebook Page, too. This giveaway will run through Wednesday, June 20, 2018, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

This post is sponsored by Adventure Theatre, however, I only promote programs, places, and events that I genuinely believe in and think will be of interest to KFDC readers.

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