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Big Star Studios 2023-24 Calendar of Events

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2023-24 Calendar of Events (click to expand)


December 18– Jan 1, 2024 Studio Closed for Winter Break
January 13, 2024 CPT In-House Competition (Carco Theatre)
January 26-28, 2024 Spotlight Competition 1, Seattle
February 3, 2024 Performance for “Matilda” (Carco Theatre)
February 9-11, 2024 CPT Junior Theatre Festival in Sacramento, CA
February 19-25, 2024 Studio Closed for Mid-Winter Break – No Classes
March 8-10, 2024 Monsters of Hip Hop at the Seattle Hyatt (optional)
March 9, 2024 Winter Showcase at Big Star (Individual Classes)
March 22-24, 2024 CPT Celebrity Competition in Seattle
April 7-13, 2024 Studio Closed for Spring Break – No Classes
May 3-5. 2024 CPT On Stage Competition in Portland, OR
May 18, 2024 CPT & Youth Musical Theatre Auditions for Summer Stock
June 1-2, 2024 Callbacks for Summer Stock
June 8, 2024 Performance for Spring Production-Bellevue College
June 9, 2024 Private Lesson Recital at Four Square Church-Bellevue
June 15, 2024 Big Star Spring Showcase (Bellevue College)
June 17, 2024 First week of Summerstock
June 24, 2024 1st week of camps at Little Stars & Big Star
August 17-18, 2024 Summer Stock Lock-Ins
August 24-26, 2024 Summer Stock Performances

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Summer Stock Audition Workshops


Unlock the potential of your child’s budding talent with our Audition Workshop– a dynamic and engaging experience designed to empower young performers and set them on the path to success prior to auditions on May 18 at Big Star Performing Arts.

The audition workshop is a one-of-a-kind event tailored specifically for kids who are auditioning for our Summerstock performances of Beauty & the Beast and Chicago! This workshop is crafted to instill confidence, enhance performance skills, and provide preparation for your child’s audition in May!

Workshop Highlights:

  1. Acting Essentials:
    • Develop fundamental acting skills through fun and interactive exercises.
    • Learn the art of expressing emotions and storytelling on stage or in front of a camera.
  2. Audition Techniques:
    • Understand the audition process from start to finish.
    • Receive personalized feedback on monologues and scene work.
  3. Confidence Building:
    • Boost self-confidence and overcome stage fright.
    • Learn effective communication techniques for auditions and interviews.
  4. Character Development:
    • Understand the importance of character choices in auditions.
  5. Mock Auditions:
    • Practice in a supportive environment with mock auditions.
    • Receive constructive feedback to refine audition techniques.
  6. Q&A Session:
    • Have your child’s burning questions answered by our teaching staff.
    • Gain valuable tips and tricks for success in their audition.

Who Should Attend: Aspiring young actors and performers planning to attend auditions in May who are eager to learn, grow, and prepare!

Date and Venue: Saturday April 20 from 3:30-5:30 pm, and Saturday April 27 from 3:30-5:30 pm

Registration Details: Secure your child’s spot in the audition workshop by registering online. The cost is $75 for the workshop.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to ignite your child’s passion for performance and equip them with the skills needed to thrive in auditions. Join us for a day of creativity, inspiration, and fun – because every young star deserves a chance to shine!

Summer Stock Auditions

This audition is meant to be super low key and specifically designed to instill confidence for the kids. Kids will need to prepare 32 bars of a song – this can be any song at all. Have them choose a song they love and are familiar with. Students can sing acapella (no music) or with a track right off of their phone. For the younger set this can be as simple as “Happy Birthday” if that is what they are comfortable with.

In addition, we like to see a one minute monologue. This can be a joke, a story or a monologue they find on the web – there are LOTS of resources out there.

It is great if the kids can bring a headshot, a school photo or any picture of themselves. This just helps us identify students when we are working our way through assigning roles.

The main thing we want to stress is that there is no pressure. All of our teachers want the kids to succeed. All kids will be given a part in the show. The reason we have the kids audition is so that we can correctly place/cast them in roles that will ultimately encourage a love of the arts. We look forward to seeing everyone on May 18th!

Date: Saturday May 18, 2024
Time: 8:00AM – 6:30PM EST
Place: 8104 Bracken PL SE, Snoqualmie 98065
There is no cost for auditions