2ND STAGE

Shows for 9-12 year olds

Participant Information

In Disney’s The Aristocats Kids, Madame's jealous butler cat-naps Duchess and her Aristokittens and abandons them. With lots of creative antics, the Alley cats come to the rescue! This feline tale is a fast-paced adventure with memorable characters and jazzy songs.

2019 FALL SEMESTER: Grand Rapids

2020 SPRING SEMESTER: Kalamazoo & Lansing

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Kids follows the extravagant and unique candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his delicious candy bars. Willy Wonka is a scrumdiddlyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.

2019 FALL SEMESTER: Kalamazoo & Lansing

2020 SPRING SEMESTER: Grand Rapids

2ND STAGE is a program for students 9-12.

    • Students ages 9-12 as of September 1 for are eligible for both Fall and Spring shows.
    • Students who are 9 by January 1 can join the Spring show.

How are 2ND STAGE shows different from Mainstage shows?

    • Performances are under an hour long and have limited sets, props, and costumes.
    • Parents are not required to serve on committees or sell ads to support the show. Although the performance is important, the purpose is individual actor development.
    • There are approximately 9-10 weekly rehearsals prior to show (some variation for each show).
    • There is one performance date with two shows. Ticket prices for the performances are minimal and immediate family members receive free tickets to one show.

Are there auditions?

    • Sign up via the website.
    • Everyone who signs up will receive a role.
    • Auditions for specific roles will be held on the first rehearsal day for each show.

Tuition Rates for StageWorks

Tuition for StageWorks is based upon the number of semesters for which a family is registering. The semester rate is defined as the total number of semesters for which you are registering, regardless of whether those semesters are for multiple students in one semester or the same student in multiple semesters. The amount of "semesters" applies across StageWorks (1ST STAGE and 2ND STAGE) but NOT Mainstage tuition.

Example: If you submit a registration for 2 of your children in both semesters of 2ND STAGE and 1 child for only the fall semester of 1ST STAGE, you will receive the 5 semester rate (2 semesters of 2ND STAGE x 2 children, plus 1 semester of 1ST STAGE).

If you end up contacting us within 10 days of submitting your registration to let us know you've changed your mind in any way, we will make adjustments as needed. After 10 days, if you decide to add 1 additional semester you will be charged the 1-semester rate for that registration. If after 10 days you decide to drop a student from a semester, the 70% which has been paid will not be refunded; however, the remaining 30% due will be adjusted.

Tuition includes a show t-shirt for each cast member and complimentary tickets to one performance for immediate family.

1 semester rate: $190

2 semesters rate: $340 when purchased together (savings of $20 per semester)

3 semesters rate: $435 when purchased together (savings of $45 per semester)

4 semesters rate: $480 when purchased together (savings of $70 per semester)

5 semesters rate: $550 when purchased together (savings of $80 per semester)

6 semesters rate: $600 when purchased together (savings of $90 per semester)

7 semesters rate: $665 when purchased together (savings of $95 per semester)

8 semesters rate: $720 when purchased together (savings of $100 per semester)

9 semesters rate: $765 when purchased together (savings of $105 per semester)

10 semesters rate: $850 when purchased together (savings of $105 per semester)

11 semesters rate: $935 when purchased together (savings of $105 per semester)

12 semesters rate: $1020 when purchased together (savings of $105 per semester)

Rate adjustments for additional students, cancellations, refunds will only be accommodated within 10 days of purchase.

After 10 days from a purchase, additional purchases will not be combined with the prior purchases and will be billed at the listed rate.

70% of total fee is due upon registration. Cancellations after 10 days will NOT be refunded, but the remaining 30% will not be due or will be refunded if paid at registration.

We encourage you to DELAY registering if some aspect is still unknown (for instance if a family member is waiting to see if cast in a Mainstage show) or you cannot make a 70% payment so you can take full advantage of the discounts upon registration.

Discounts apply across StageWorks tuition (1ST STAGE & 2ND STAGE) but not Mainstage tuition.

Fall Semester 2019 Details

Grand Rapids

  • Rehearsals:
    • Tuesdays, 8:30am - 11:00am
    • September 17-November 19
    • Home School Building, 5625 Burlingame Ave SW, Wyoming MI 49509
  • Dress Rehearsal: November 22, at Caledonia High School
  • Shows: November 23, 4pm & 6pm at Caledonia High School

NOTE: Students enrolling in both semesters of 2ND STAGE and also auditioning for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat should register and pay for 2ND STAGE as usual. If cast in the role of "Youth Company," for Joseph, you will receive a discount code for $60 off mainstage tuition. Please note that participation in the mainstage show does require a significant parent commitment that 2nd Stage shows do not require.

Kalamazoo

  • Rehearsals:
  • Dress Rehearsal: November 15, 3:30pm - 8:30pm at Comstock Community Auditorium
  • Shows: November 16, 4pm & 6pm at Comstock Community Auditorium

*some details may adjust slightly as venues are confirmed

Lansing

  • Rehearsals:
    • Fridays, 9:00am - 11:30am
    • September 6-November 1
    • Olivet Baptist Church, 5545 W Willoughby Rd, Lansing MI 48911
  • Dress Rehearsal: November 8, 2:30pm-8:30pm at Holt Junior High
  • Shows: November 9, 4pm & 6pm at Holt Junior High

*some details may adjust slightly as venues are confirmed

Spring Semester 2020 Details

Grand Rapids

  • Rehearsals:
    • Tuesdays, 8:30am - 11:00am
    • January 14-March 10
    • Home School Building, 5625 Burlingame Ave SW, Wyoming MI 49509
  • Dress Rehearsal: March 17, 3:30pm-8:30pm at Caledonia High School
  • Shows: March 20, 6pm & 8pm at Caledonia High School

*some details may adjust slightly as venues are confirmed

Kalamazoo

  • Rehearsals:
  • Dress Rehearsal: March 31, 3:30pm - 8:30pm at Comstock Community Auditorium
  • Shows: April 2, 6pm & 8pm at Comstock Community Auditorium

*some details may adjust slightly as venues are confirmed

Lansing

  • Rehearsals:
    • Fridays, 9:00am - 11:30am
    • January 3-February 28
    • Olivet Baptist Church, 5545 W Willoughby Rd, Lansing MI 48911
  • Dress Rehearsal: March 6, 2:30pm-8:30pm at Holt Junior High
  • Shows: March 7, 4pm & 6pm at Holt Junior High

*some details may adjust slightly as venues are confirmed