June 13 - July 12, 2018
9:00am - 4:30pm
This classic tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, is sure to captivate teen performers and audiences of all ages. Based on the iconic film, Wizard of Oz features favorite songs and a beloved cast of characters including Munchkins, Ozians, and Flying Monkeys. There is sure to be something for everyone in this enchanting tale about friendship, family, and believing in yourself.
The LEAP Stage at SteppingStone Theatre offers teen artists of all experience levels an opportunity to be immersed in the art of making theatre. LEAP is more than a camp or class: it’s an unforgettable artistic experience. Students spend 5 weeks in rehearsals, skill building workshops, technical theatre intensives, and 16 public performances–all supported by professional artists and educators. Build your skills, make new friends, ignite your passion for making theatre through LEAP!
We have a few questions for you to consider before enrolling. LEAP is an intensive, which means teen artists are expected to function at a high level for at least seven hours a day, five days a week.
If you have doubts about these questions, or if you answered ‘no’ to any of them, please call us at 651-225-9265 to discuss this with us. If your child has specific needs, please call us before registering so that we can best serve you!
This program is open to all students entering Grade 7 through recent high school graduates.
No audition to participate. An audition process to assign roles will be held during the first rehearsal. Students will be prepped for the entire audition process during class. No need to prepare an audition in advance! You will be asked to rank your confidence level in singing, dancing, and acting before the audition. Due to time constraints, we cannot teach pitch matching to students who cannot sing in groups. However, we will make sure every student has a meaningful learning experience during the program. Our goal is to build skills and confidence for all young artists, including students who are beginners.
Because this is a performance intensive program, attendance during the following dates are required. Conflicts must be minimal, and will need to be approved by the Director before rehearsals begin.
June 13-July 12, Monday-Friday, from 9 am-4:30 pm.
We will have one long day of Tech Rehearsal on Saturday, July 7, 2018 from 1-8 pm with a potluck dinner break.
LEAP will have a few teenage Camp Counselors who will join students in activities, as well as performing alongside LEAPers onstage. We occasionally will double-cast (two actors performing the same role, on alternating performances) our LEAP productions, in order to provide the highest quality learning experience possible.
New this year! We’ll take a fun adventure/outing as a group to a location TBA, on July 19 after the 10 am performance. SteppingStone will provide transportation to and from the event. We’ll eat lunch together, and students will be back to SteppingStone Theatre by 5 pm. All students will need to be picked up by 5:30 pm.
Attendance during all performance dates is required. Conflicts with performance dates must receive prior approval from the Director, and may prohibit you from receiving a leading role in the production. During performances, actors must arrive 1 hour prior to the show, and technicians must arrive 1.5 hours before the show. All actors and technicians are dismissed immediately following each performance. LEAP will not be held from 9:00am-4:30pm during performances.
July 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 – 7:00 pm
July 15, 21, 22, 28 – 3:00pm
July 18, 19, 20, 26, 27 – 10:00 am
July 26 – 12:30 pm
There may be publicity events associated with Wizard of Oz, including potential off-site performances for media. Parents will be informed about these events well in advance!
Orientation must be attended by all cast and crew, and at least one parent/guardian. Strike is mandatory for all LEAP participants.
Orientation: Monday, June 11, 6:30 pm-8 pm.
Strike: Immediately following the 7 pm performance on Saturday, July 28, 2018.
A “dark day” is theatre lingo for days where there are no rehearsal or performance scheduled.
There will be no rehearsals or performances held on the following dates:
June 12 & 22, July 2, 3, 4, 16, 17, 23, 24 & 25
Rehearsal location is still TBD. Rehearsals will be held at a separate location near SteppingStone Theatre’s main campus. We will provide a location update no later than May.
Calling all student technicians! Do you love the thrill of live theatre but prefer to stay out of the limelight? LEAP has the perfect place for you. LEAP offers Technical Students ages 14 or older an opportunity to work alongside professional designers and technicians to build skills in set design, construction, painting, light and sound design, prop construction, costuming, hair and makeup, and stage management. During performances you will work behind the scenes making the theatre magic happen. Additionally, you will have opportunities to join in theatre games and performance workshops—without the pressure of performing. Space is limited.
If you are interested in the Tech Track, please indicate this under the “additional information” field of the registration form.
More information, including info on orientation and the offsite rehearsal location, will be sent to you in May. Please call us at 651-225-9265 with questions, or email the Production Manager, Rachel Ostroot.
The LEAP Stage at SteppingStone Theatre offers teen artists of all experience levels an opportunity to be immersed in the art of making theatre. LEAP is more than a camp or class: it’s an unforgettable artistic experience. Students spend 6 weeks in rehearsals, skill building workshops, technical theatre intensives, and 16 public performances – all supported by professional artists and educators.
There are some questions to consider for prerequisites, click “learn more” for more details. Students of all experience levels are encouraged to register!
Calling all student technicians! LEAP Offers Technical Students ages 14 and older an opportunity to work alongside professional designers and technicians to build skills in set design, construction, costuming, hair & makeup, and stage management.
At SteppingStone, we strive to make our programming accessible to all students.