The Theatre Company, Bryan-College Station: Season Plans,Video of Actors & Volunteers Forum, Youth Programs, January 24, 2021
Rodney Bettis and Dustin Bartee hosted a 54-minute Facebook forum on Sunday, January 24, 2021, including the following information:
Upcoming Productions for a resumed season titled The Magic Continues:
February: The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown, featuring David Marino and Christina Freeman
Mid- to late March: Tuck Everlasting, musical by Chris Miller, lyrics by Nathan Tysen and a book by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle, postponed from 2020; most of the cast will return for the 2021 performances. Any vacancies will be filled from virtual auditions.
Late April-early May: James and the Giant Peach, musical adapted from Roal Dahl's story by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and book by Timothy Allen McDonald, the "Jr." version, although adult performers may audition as well.
Mid- to late May. It Shoulda Been You by music by Barbara Anselmi and book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove, cast of 9.
Unspecified: Willy Wonka, Jr., adapted ffrom Roald Dahl's story by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Anthony McDonald, music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley. Adult performers may audition as well.
Mid- to late July: The Wedding Singer with music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin, and a book by Beguelin and Tim Herlihy. Not pre-cast; virtual auditions will be held.
The Theatre Company is confident that its venue arrangements are compliant with COVID-19 restrictions. Rehearsals will be heard virtually or with social distancing; masks and face shields will be used. All parts will be double cast; decisions will take into account any levels of exposure to the virus. A revised waiver of liability will be required. Rehearsals or performances will be suspended or cancelled in the event that unsafe conditions develop. Larger casts will be divided into groups (e.g., principal performers, dancers, singers) and kept at distances from one another. Dancrs will wears masks; singers will wear face shields.
The theatre has been damaged by leaks from the roof, affecting both stages and backstage areas. The company will issue calls for volunteers to help the cleanup on Saturdays and Sundays.
After-school youth programs resume in Febuary. High-school students will have M-W-F classes February 1 - 26 and March 22 - April 16. Middle school students will have classes Tuesdays and Thursdays February 8 - March 5 and March 29 - April 23. Registration opened January 24. There is room for thirty students per class. Tuition is $200; donors have given funds to cover two students.
The Theatre Company will be providing further information via Facebook and on its website www.theatrecompany.com.
The company's email is firstname.lastname@example.org.