Teen Programs

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Auditions

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Summer Drama Camp Teen Musical

 

SCHOOL OF ROCK CAST AUDITIONS (ORCHESTRA AUDITION INFO BELOW)

  1. For Ages 12-18 only (must be 12 on or before June 26, 2017)
  2. Audition Dates: Tuesdays, May 2, 9, 23 | 5:00-9:00pm
  3. Click HERE to download the School of Rock Audition Packet (read the entire packet carefully before selecting an audition slot)
  4. Click HERE to sign up for a CAST audition slot (read form and select your slot carefully)!
  5. Call Backs: Thursday, May 25 | 5:00-9:00pm
  6. Required Summer Drama Camp fee of $635R/$698N if cast
  7. Camp Rehearsal Dates: M-F 9am-1pm | 6/26-7/26 | 9am-3pm 7/23-7/25| No Camp 7/4
  8. Performance Dates: Th 7/27 & F 7/28 | 2pm & 7:30pm | Amador Theater

NOTE: Only the following characters out of a cast of 20-24 MUST know how to play the following instruments LIVE!

  • 1 Onstage Guitar (Dewey) – audition at cast auditions as actors
  • 1 Onstage Guitar (Zack) – audition at cast auditions as actors
  • 1 Onstage Keyboard (Lawrence) – audition at cast auditions as actors
  • 1 Onstage Bass (Katie) – audition at cast auditions as actors
  • 1 Onstage Drums (Freddy) – audition at cast auditions as actors

For more information on School of Rock auditions contact Mark Duncanson at mduncanson@cityofpleasantonca.gov

 

SCHOOL OF ROCK ORCHSTRA/BAND AUDITIONS

  1. For HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS only!
  2. SEEKING: Drummers, Guitarists, Keyboardists, Bassists
  3. Audition Dates: Tuesday 5/9 6:00-7:00pm, Tuesday 5/23 5:00-6:00pm or 7:30-8:30pm
  4. Click HERE to download the School of Rock ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
  5. Click HERE to sign up for a ORCHSTRA/BAND AUDITION slot (read form and select your slot carefully)!
  6. Required PROGRAM FEE of $155R/$171N if selected
  7. Performance Dates: Th 7/27 & F 7/28 | 2pm & 7:30pm | Amador Theater

Please make sure to read all of the above information before inquiring about School of Rock

 

 


 Spring Improv

Grades 6-8

COI Middle School Phase III   Prerequisite: COI Middle School Phase II or Creatures of Impulse Teen Improv Camp. Students in Phase III will be introduced to long-form improv and the Improv Herald. The basic story spine, scene work, space object work, and supporting one another to tell a story will be the focus. A culminating in-class performance is scheduled for the final class.

  • Firehouse Arts Center | Instructor: Jeff Zavattero
  • W | 4/12-5/17 | 4:00-6pm
  • 6 classes | $125R/137N
  • Registration Code: 64141

 

Grades 8-11

Improv Audition Workshop   What in the world does an improv audition look like? Learn effective practices, improv games, and more in this workshop designed to prepare you for improv auditions with Creatures of Impulse, in college, and in the professional improv theater community.

  • Firehouse Arts Center | Instructor: Mark Duncanson
  • W | 5/24 | 4:00-6:30pm
  • 1 class | $30R/37N
  • Registration Code: 233

 


Summer Drama Camps for Teens

Online resident registration starts Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 8:00am. Start your account today so you are ready by clicking HERE

 

Ages 8-13

Beauty and the Beast JR   It’s another summer of triple threat fun with theatrical singing, dancing and acting with the City of Pleasanton. Youth participants will have an excellent time learning about the theatrical process by rehearsing for the production of Beauty and the Beast JR. Performances: 7/20 @ 2pm & F 7/21 @ 7pm | Firehouse Arts Center.  No regular camp days 7/20 and 7/21 | Campers called two hours before each performance

  • Firehouse Arts Center | Director: Jeff Zavattero
  • M-F | 6/26-7/21 | 9:00am-12:30pm | No Camp 7/4
  • 24 classes | $455R/$501N
  • Registration Code: 1267

 

Grades 9-12 

The Art of Comedy—High School Masterclass   Students in this three-day afternoon intensive will add to their tool belts with the fifteenth century northern Italian theatrical form of Commedia Dell’arte taught by Master Teacher John Ribovich. This masterclass is designed for high school students who are ready to build on their performing arts foundation by taking risks, committing, and supporting their fellow performers. An in-class performance on W, 6/21 at 3pm in the Firehouse Arts Center Theater brings this masterclass to a close.

  • Amador Theater | Master Teacher: John Ribovich
  • M-W | 6/19-6/21 | 1:30-4:30pm
  • 3 classes | $75R/$83N
  • Registration Code: 3426

 

Ages 11-17

Theater Arts Intensive for Teens    Teen performers will enjoy digging deeper into the art of theater. Staff will engage participants in scene study, advanced auditioning techniques, improvisation, clowning techniques and music theater. Participants will have the opportunity to perform for a live audience Th, 7/13 and

F, 7/14 at the Firehouse Arts Center at 5:30pm. A small afternoon snack is provided.

  • Firehouse Arts Center | Director: Andrew Mondello
  • M-F | 7/3-7/14* 1:30-4:30pm| *No camp 7/4
  • 9 classes | $230R/$253N
  • Registration Code: 1280

 

Ages 12-18

Audition Required!

NEW  School of Rock—Full Length Teen Musical  Get ready for a whole new Summer Drama Camp experience with this new full length musical for teens. Participants must audition to be cast in School of Rock! The musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. Auditions will take place in May. | Performances Th, 7/27 & F, 7/28 2pm & 7:30pm | Camp runs 9am-3pm M, 7/24-W, 7/26 for Tech and Dress Rehearsals. For audition information, visit www.firehousearts.org/programs/ teen-programs/.

  • Amador Theater | Director: Salim Razawi
  • M-F 6/26-7/28* 9:00am-12:30pm
  • 24 classes | $635R/$698N
  • Ages 12-18
  • Registration Code: Given when actors audition and are cast

 

Grades Entering 6-12

Teen Playwrights’ Summer Workshop – Ages 11-17    Teens in this unique theater camp will work together to create their very own original works; monologues, scenes, and even short plays. This program is designed to give teens a hands-on experience with the play-writing process from concept to stage.

  • Firehouse Arts Center | Instructor: City Staff
  • M-F 6/19-7/14* | 9:00am-Noon | No Camp 7/4
  • 19 classes | $350R/$385N
  • Ages 11-17
  • Registration Code: 1281
  • Performances: Th, 7/13 and F, 7/14 at 5:30pm | No camp day 7/14

 

Grades Entering 6-8 & 9-12

Creatures of Impulse TEEN IMPROV Camp   It’s time for another year of your favorite award-winning teen improv camp! Games, scene work, long-form improv, genre work, and more will be a part of this fun performing arts experience; Creatures of Impulse style. There will be a culminating performance Friday 8/4 at 5:00pm at the Firehouse Arts Center featuring performers from both camp sessions. Campers must

  • provide their own lunch. A small afternoon snack is provided.
  • Firehouse Arts Center
  • Directors: Mark Duncanson & Jeff Zavattero
  • 5 classes | $245R/$270N

     Middle School—Ages 10-13

  • M-F 7/31-8/4 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Registration Code: 1282

     High School—Ages 14-17

  • M-F 7/31-8/4 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Registration Code: 1283

 

Grades Entering 9-12

Stage Craft & Set Design    High school students will be directly involved with designing, painting, and assembling the set and props for all three Drama Camp musicals.

  • Amador Theater | Director: City Staff
  • M-F 6/19-7/7* 9:00am-12:30pm
  • 14 classes | $215R/$237N
  • Ages 14-18
  • Registration Code: 1284 | *No camp 7/4

 

Lighting & Sound    High school students will learn the basics of lighting and sound for the stage and apply that knowledge to supporting the upcoming Summer Drama Camp productions.

  • Amador Theater | Director: City Staff
  • M-F 7/10-7/14 9:00am-12:30pm
  • 5 classes | $171R/$188N
  • Ages 14-18
  • Registration Code: 1285

 

Production Crew   Prerequisite: Any 2017 Teen Tech Camp- Students in this camp will apply what they have learned in previous weeks of Teen Tech Camps to immerse themselves in the various technical aspects of all three summer musicals.

  • Amador Theater | Director: City Staff
  • M-F 7/18-22 9:00am-12:30pm
  • 5 classes | $91R/$101N
  • Ages 14-18
  • Registration Code: 1286

 

Costuming & Make-up for the Stage   Teens in this camp will learn the ins and outs of designing, building, and modifying costume and make-up concepts for all three of our musical productions of Seussical KIDS, Beauty and the Beast JR, and School of Rock. Students will work closely with the Costume Coordinator along with the Tori’s Sewing Studio.

  • Firehouse Arts Center | Instructor: Tori’s Sewing Studio & More
  • M-F | 6/19-7/21 | 9:00am-12:30pm
  • 24 classes | No Class 7/4 | $205R/$225N
  • Ages 14-17
  • Registration Code: 1392

Music Camps

Grades 6-9

Strings—Advanced  assessment required–    Students will play in a small ensemble and learn new pieces and instrumental techniques. They will be coached on ensemble exercises, rehearsal strategies, and how to play different styles of music. This is an opportunity for teen musicians to make music with their peers in a more involved setting than orchestra. A short placement assessment will be held before camp. The week ends with a demonstration and performance to showcase what they learned.

  • Firehouse Arts Center | Director: Julia Reddy
  • M-F | 6/19-6/23 | 1:30-3:30pm
  • 5 classes | $155R/$171N
  • Registration Code: 1433

Requirements:

  1. Able to read music.
  2. Able to play 2-octave G major scale and arpeggio, and 1- octave C, D, E, and F major scales and arpeggios.
  3. Must have completed (or close to) the equivalent of Suzuki book 1, or at least one year of playing experience.

 

Brass   assessment required–    Students will play in a small ensemble and learn new pieces and instrumental techniques. They will be coached on ensemble exercises, rehearsal strategies, and how to play different styles of music. This is an opportunity for teen musicians to make music with their peers in a more involved setting than band. A short placement audition will be held before camp. The week ends with a demonstration and performance to showcase what they learned.

  • Veterans Memorial Building | Director: Julia Reddy
  • M-F | 6/19-6/23 | 4:00-6:00pm
  • 5 classes | $155R/$171N
  • Registration Code: 1434

Requirements:

  1. Able to read music.
  2. Able to play concert 1-octave Bb, F, and Eb, and D major scales.

 


Music

 

HS Music Collaborative-001

The High School Music Collaborative  is program that spans the school year. High School students selected for the program will engage in music event planning, musical performance collaborations, masterclasses, songwriting, studio recording, excursions to see shows, recording podcasts, recording music in studio, web-based videos, and more.

Congratulations to our 2016-17 High School Music Collaborative members:

  • Brenna Adams 
  • Logan Adams
  • Neel Chitale
  • Alyssa Crumrine
  • Amita Haravu
  • Lauryn Hedges
  • Demi Magana
  • Karin McCarty
  • Chloé Reddy
  • Isabella Wells
  • Sophie Wells

For more information: Call Mark Duncanson at 925-931-4828 or Jeff Zavattero at 925-931-4854


 

Performing Arts Classes and Workshops | Ages 11-18

Looking for Programs for KIDS? CLICK HERE

 

Coming Soon

 


 

Firehouse Young Artist Collective

A group of high school youth with a unified passion for the arts.

This group is for all high school teens who share a unified passion for the visual and performing arts. Participants in this group will earn volunteers hours in the arts and support youth and teen arts programs with the City of Pleasanton. We will also go arts realated field trips throughout the season.
The FYAC is now an affordable City of Pleasanton program you can register for. Only $70 (resident) and $77 (non-resident) for the entire year.  To register, use activity code 61047 when you visit www.pleasantonfun.com.

Listen to “The Collective” thoughts of teens about the arts and everything else.

 

“The Collective” podcast is brought to you by The Firehouse Young Artist Collective

Members from the casts of Guys & Dolls and A Midsummer Night’s Dream discuss opening weekend, their theater experiences and more!

Brenna Lonner, Luke Carter, and Luke Valentine talk music.