We are proud to announce our 2018-2019 conservatory season! (All plays are under consideration.) Students who join any of our productions can also receive curriculum-based classes in all areas of the performing arts: voice technique, ballet, Broadway jazz, acting, improv, and scene study. (These classes are separate from rehearsals.) In addition to those classes, we will be bringing in special guests from the world of theatre.
To register for a conservatory production, please complete the ASC Conservatory Fall 2019 Registration Form and either bring in the hard copy to ASC or scan and email a soft copy to email@example.com. Please be aware of registration deadlines. Those registering late will incur a late penalty.
October 12-21, 2018 / Stage II Conservatory (Ages 12+) / $575
Rehearsals: September 4-October 12, Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30-8:30 PM & Saturdays 2:00-6:00 PM
Winner of several Tony, Laurence Olivier, and Drama Desk Awards, Guys and Dolls follows New York gamblers in the 1930s. In what he thinks is an easy score, Nathan Detroit wagers fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, that he cannot take out to dinner the straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown. Sky accepts, but has he bargained more than money in this high-stakes bet?
November 9-18, 2018 / Stage I Conservatory (Ages 5-12) / $575
Rehearsals: September 10-November 9, Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30-7:30 PM & Saturdays 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
See this classic Oscar-winning Disney film on stage! The African savannah comes alive with an unforgettable cast of characters. The lion cub Simba cannot wait to be king of his father’s pride, but when a seemingly tragic accident happens and Simba gets his wish, he must flee home. Along the way, he meets new friends and realizes he must face his past. The Lion King musical is the winner of several Drama Desk, Tony, Laurence Olivier, and Molière Awards.
Presented by Students in the Musical Theatre Intensive
December 20, 2018 / Stages I, II, and III Conservatory (Ages 7+) / $300
Rehearsals: November 10-December 20, Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30-8:30 PM & Saturdays 2:00-6:00 PM
This one-night-only concert will feature students from Area Stage's Fall Musical Theatre Intensive. These artists will perform songs from favorite contemporary Broadway shows, such as Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, and SpongeBob.
January 12-13, 2019 / Inclusion Theatre Project (Ages 7+) / FREE
Rehearsals: October 19-January 11. Contact Stage Manager for rehearsal schedule.
ASC's Inclusion Theatre Project will perform Disney's The Little Mermaid JR, a magical story about a young mermaid who longs to leave her ocean home and be part of the world above.
February 8-17, 2019 / Stages I and II Conservatory (Ages 5-14) / $575
Registration Deadline: Monday, December 17th
Rehearsals: January 7-February 17, Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30-7:30 PM & Saturdays 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home—and her fins—behind and live in the world above. But first, she will have to defy her father, King Triton, who has other plans for his youngest daughter. After a stormy confrontation with King Triton, Ariel visits sea witch Ursula who has an enticing bargain that will give Ariel what she wants, but Ursula isn’t a witch for nothing.
March 8-24, 2019 / Stage III Conservatory (Ages 15+) / $575
Registration Deadline: Monday, January 7th (must be cast first)
Rehearsals: January 26-March 24; Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays 6:00-10:00 PM; Saturdays & Sundays 1:00-6:00 PM
Based on Green Day's Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album American Idiot, this high-octane show boldly takes the American musical where it's never gone before. American Idiot includes every song from Green Day's namesake album, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.
Johnny, Tunny, and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged when Tunny enters the armed forces, Will is called back home to attend to familial responsibilities, and Johnny's attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship. This energy-fueled rock opera is a two-time Tony Award-winning musical.
May 10-19, 2019 / Stages I, II, and III Conservatory (Ages 5-18) / $575
Registration Deadline: Saturday, February 23rd
Rehearsals: February 26-May 19, Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30-8:30 PM & Saturdays 2:00-6:00 PM
After a tornado whisks Dorothy Gale away from Kansas to the magical land of Oz, she embarks on a quest with some magical creatures to find the mighty Wizard of Oz in the hopes of having their wishes granted. Dorothy and her newfound friends travel the seemingly peaceful Yellow Brick Road while alluding the Wicked Witch of the West. Come see Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion in this classic uplifting musical. This edition is the Young Performers' Edition.
Session 1 / June 28-30 / $825
Session 2 / July 19-21 / $825
Registration Deadline: July 15
Rehearsals: Mondays-Fridays 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Session 1—June 10-28
Session 2—July 1-19
Based on the 2018 Broadway musical and the hit Disney film, Frozen JR brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production. A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Elsa and Anna discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and filled with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR will thaw even the coldest heart!
July 12-13, 2019 / Inclusion Theatre Project (Ages 7+) / FREE
Rehearsals: Contact Stage Manager for rehearsal schedule.
ASC's Inclusion Theatre Project will perform Disney's Frozen JR, about two sisters, Elsa and Anna, living in the magical land of Arendelle.