West Side Y KIDS COMPANY
On the evening of Winter’s Eve the West Side Y KIDS COMPANY will transform the lobby of TD Ameritrade on Broadway and 62nd Street into a musical theater with a special performance that’s sure to entertain both kids and adults.
The West Side Y KIDS COMPANY provides young people of all backgrounds and experience levels the opportunity to work with theater professionals to develop skills in singing, acting, and choreography. KIDS COMPANY is made up of children and teens ages 6-14 who learn and grow together as an ensemble. KIDS COMPANY includes 4 offerings: PRODUCTION, SHOWCASE, THE IMPROVISATIONAL ACTOR, and VOCAL LAB. PRODUCTION and SHOWCASE programs provide in-depth musical theater experiences that culminate in exciting fully developed performances. Each program session is modeled off of a professional rehearsal process and participants are required to make a commitment of attendance, punctuality, participation, and effort. PRODUCTION participation is by audition only and culminates in a scripted musical. SHOWCASE culminates in a musical review/cabaret style presentation. With an ensemble focus, SHOWCASE is an excellent place for newer performers to develop skills, confidence, and technique in a supportive, dynamic, and fun environment. THE IMPROVISATIONAL ACTOR is a new class for ages 5-12 that focuses on acting, characterization, and improvisation skill building. THE IMPROVISATIONAL ACTOR includes rehearsing scripted scenes as well as developing student-devised material and culminates in a performance in the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater. The next Kids Company production is November 15-19,2017 and it’s OKLAHOMA! The Spring Kids Company production is Guys and Dolls from March 14-18, 2018. For more information, visit ymcanyc.org/communityarts.
Location: TD Ameritrade – 1881 Broadway at 62nd Street