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The 2019 Youth Troupe Summer Theatre Institute is now accepting students for it’s production of Shrek the Musical, Jr.

Register your child (ages 6-18) to experience the Branson Regional Arts Council’s exciting summer theatre camp at the Historic Owen Theatre in Branson. The theme is Shrek the Musical Jr., with classes on Monday thru Friday, 8:00am – 12:00pm from May 20 thru June 9th. There will be a initial parent/student meeting on Sunday, May 19th from 6pm-7pm. (No class on May 27th for Memorial Day).

No auditions or previous experience required to participate!

Tuition for the entire session, including performances is $150 per student ($125 for BRAC members). A limited amount of scholarships are available based on need and situation.  Contact for information.

The students will learn acting, dancing, singing, and stage movement culminating in a magnificent stage production of Dreamworks’ Shrek the Musical Jr. with public performances June 6-9, 2019. Reserved seat tickets for Shrek the Musical Jr. are on sale now at BransonArts.org/tix.

JUMP INTO THE SWAMP!!! Register your child for this MAGICAL award-winning musical theatre experience!

CLICK TO REGISTER FOR SUMMER INSTITUTE

Shrek the Musical Jr. is based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and the Broadway production that received a total of twelve Drama Desk Awards and eight Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical! Beauty is in the eye of the ogre! It’s a “big bright beautiful world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.

Summer Institute Class and Performance Schedule will be as follows:

 Sunday May 19 – 6:00 to 7:00 pm (Parents & Students Information Meeting)
 Monday May 20 – 8:00am to 12:00pm (Hollister Students only – 4:00pm to 6:00pm)
 Tuesday May 21 – 8:00am to 12:00pm (Hollister Students only – 4:00pm to 6:00pm)
 Wednesday May 22 – 8:00am to 12:00pm
 Thursday May 23 – 8:00am to 12:00pm
 Friday May 24 – 8:00am to 12:00pm
 Monday May 27 – Off (Memorial Day)
 Tuesday May 28 – 8:00am to 12:00pm
 Wednesday May 29 – 8:00am to 12:00pm
 Thursday May 30 – 8:00am to 12:00pm
 Friday May 31 – 8:00am to 12:00pm
 Monday June 3 – 8:00am to 12:00pm
 Tuesday June 4 – 8:00am to 12:00pm
 Wednesday June 5 – 8:00am to 12:00pm
 Thursday June 6 – 1:00 to 5:00 pm Performance at 7:00pm
 Friday June 7 – Call Time 5:00 pm Performance at 7:00 pm
 Saturday June 8 – Call Time noon Performance at 2:00 Call Time 5:00 Performance at 7:00
 Sunday June 9 – Call Time noon Performance at 2:00 Call Time 5:00 Performance at 7:00

Disney’s Aladdin Jr Features Large Cast of Young Area Actors

Over 40 talented young actors from across the Branson Tri-Lakes area are discovering “a whole new world” as they prepare to impress area audiences in a fun and exciting musical production of Disney’s Aladdin Jr.

Produced as part of the Branson Regional Arts Council’s Youth Troupe Summer Institute, Aladdin Jr. will be presented in six public performances at the Historic Owen Theatre in Downtown Branson this Thursday through Sunday.

Performance Times:
Thursday June 7 – 7pm, Friday June 8 – 7pm, Saturday June 9 – 2pm & 7pm, Sunday June 10 – 2pm & 7pm

Reserved seating tickets are available online at BransonArts.org/tix, and advance purchases are recommended.

Disney’s Aladdin Jr. is based on the 1992 Academy-Award®-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show about the “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within. Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character.

Songs from the Disney film include “Arabian Nights,” “One Jump Ahead, “Friend Like Me,” “Prince Ali,” and “A Whole New World,” as well as an additional song “Why Me” which was cut from the original Disney film.

The cast of Aladdin Jr. are all participants of the Branson Regional Arts Council’s Youth Troupe Summer Theatre Institute for students ages 6 to 18. Featured cast members include: Alex Knudsen (Aladdin), Abby Sundahl (Genii), Renee’ Elkady (Princess Jasmine), Cole Hill (Jafar), Sophie Douglas (Iago), Pace Gillman (Abu, Featured Dancer), Kevin Williams (Sultan, Cave of Wonders Voice), Morgan Brown (Babkak, Ensemble), Carter Hendrickson (Omar, Prince Abdulah, Ensemble), Emma Heseman (Kassim, Ensemble), Alexis Fischer (Isir, Featured Dancer, Ensemble), Sami Sutcliffe (Manal, Featured Dancer, Ensemble), Bekah Williams (Rajah, Featured Dancer, Ensemble), Liam Hill (Razoul, Ensemble), Macy Myers (Spooky Voice, Apple Vendor, Ensemble), Kaitlyn Jenanian (Fortune Teller, Featured Dancer, Ensemble), Grace Clark, Kendal Mask, Milla Solvie (Beggars, Featured Dancers, Ensemble), Molly Jones (Shop Owner, Ensemble), Lee Brown, Josslyn Silvy (Attendants, Ensemble), Korey Brown, Cameron Cornish, Uriah Guevel, Harrison McGregor, Sailor Tillis, Luke Sundahl, Caleb Sundalhl (Guards, Ensemble), Madison Lundeen, Laurie Payne (Featured Dancers, Ensemble), Sylvie Barbour, Emma Callaway, Claire Cornish, Jael Frost, Hallie Groff, Halle Horn, Addison Russell, Libby Sundahl, Betsy Sundahl, Katie Sundahl, Ashleign Williams and Jacob Foreman (Ensemble).

The production team include: Kim Hale and Lisa Murphy (Producers), Jennifer Sundahl (Assistant Producer), Lloyd Alexander-Holt (Director, Costumer, Vocal Director), Jacob Estes (Director, Scenic Designer), Kristen Dasto (Choreographer), Melissa Rivera (Assistant Teacher), Danielle Groff and Dakota Cooner (Student Directors), Jonathan Crum (Additional Costume Design), Nicole Dasto (Stage Manager, Audio Tech), Pamela Meadows (Lighting Design and Tech), Marshall Meadows (Photographer), Jim Barber (Marketing), Art Hale, Kim Hale, Lori Best, Jacob Estes, Nick Batey, Lisa Murphy, Charyl Nida, Lloyd Alexander-Holt, Kristen Dasto and Nicole Dasto (Set Construction).

Aladdin Jr. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). The Walt Disney Company is a licensor of the Aladdin Jr. stage play only and is not a producer of this production. Music is by Alan Menken, with Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. The musical is based on the Screenplay by Ron Clements, John Musker, Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio.

For information on upcoming Youth Troupe Summer Theatre Institute programs, visit BransonArts.org/institute.

The 2018 Youth Troupe Summer Theatre Institute is now accepting students for it’s first summer session.

Register your child (ages 6-18) to experience the Branson Regional Arts Council’s first of TWO summer theatre camps at the Historic Owen Theatre in Branson. The theme for this session is Disney’s Aladdin Jr. with classes on Monday thru Friday, 1-5pm from May 21 thru June 6th (No class on May 28th for Memorial Day). No auditions or previous experience required. Tuition for the entire session, including performances is $125 per student ($100 for BRAC members). A limited amount of scholarships are available based on need and situation.  Contact for information.

The students will learn acting, dancing, singing, and stage movement culminating in a magnificent stage production of Disney’s Aladdin Jr. with public performances June 7-10, 2018. Reserved seat tickets for Aladdin Jr. are on sale now at BransonArts.org/tix.

Your child will discover “A Whole New World” with this magically updated version of the Academy Award-winning Disney classic!

CLICK TO REGISTER FOR SUMMER INSTITUTE

Disney’s Aladdin JR. is based on the 1992 Academy-Award®-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show about the “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within.

The story you know and love has been given the royal treatment! Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character.

Summer Institute Class and Performance Schedule will be as follows:

  Monday May 21 4:00 to 8:00 pm

  Tuesday May 22 1:00 to 5:00

  Wednesday May 23 1:00 to 5:00

  Thursday May 24 1:00 to 5:00

  Friday May 25 1:00 to 5:00

  Monday May 28 Off Memorial Day

  Tuesday May 29 1:00 to 5:00 pm

  Wednesday May 30 1:00 to 5:00 pm

  Thursday May 31 1:00 to 5:00 pm

  Friday June 1 1:00 to 5:00 pm

  Monday June 4 1:00 to 5:00 pm

  Tuesday June 5 1:00 to 5:00 pm

  Wednesday June 6 1:00 to 5:00 pm

  Thursday June 7 1:00 to 5:00 pm Performance at 7:00pm

  Friday June 8 Call Time 5:00 pm Performance at 7:00 pm

  Saturday June 9 Call Time noon Performance at 2:00 Call Time 5:00 Performance at 7:00

  Sunday June 10 Call Time noon Performance at 2:00 Call Time 5:00 Performance at 7:00