HPA Kids

2017-2018 HPA Kids!

Participant Information

Who can participate? Students ages 8-12 as of September 1 for all shows (students who are 8 by January 1 can join the Spring shows).

How are Kids 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 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? Students may 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.

ANNUAL TUITION RATES (regardless of Fall, Spring, or Both semesters):

The total tuition a family will pay is based upon the total number of semesters in a YEAR, regardless of whether the semesters are for siblings or the same child two semesters. The rates are annual so it does not matter if registrations occur at the same time or different times. Upon initial registration families will pay the rate for the number of semesters they are committing to at that time.

1 semester per year = $195

2 semesters per year = $350 (175 x 2)

3 semesters per year = $450 ($150 x 3)

4 semesters per year = $480 ($120 x 4)

5+ semesters per year = $110 each ($550, $660, $770, etc.)

If only registering for the upcoming semester, the full tuition amount is expected upon registration. If registering for both semesters, invoice may be chosen as your payment method with 50% to be due immediately and 50% on January 6.

Tuition includes a show t-shirt for each cast member and complimentary tickets to one performance for immediate family. A student is not registered until payment is received. We encourage online registration as early as possible so that we can order t-shirts in a timely manner. All payments must be received by the first day of class.

What if I add a semester later? Only the difference between the “new” annual amount and the amount previously paid will be charged. For example, a family with 2 children registers them both for first semester and pays the 2-semester rate of $350. One child decides later to do 2nd semester. $450 (new annual rate for 3 semesters) minus $350 (2-semester rate paid first semester) = $100 due for 2nd semester. Likewise, if a student is registered for both semesters and decides not to do the spring semester, you will be billed for the difference in tuition which should have been paid first semester.

What if I need to withdraw a student? Prior to the date of the second rehearsal, the difference between the amount paid and the “new” annual amount will be refunded. No refunds will be issued ON or AFTER after the 2nd rehearsal date. If you are unsure if HPA Kids! is a good fit for your child, please contact us prior to the first rehearsal to discuss these concerns and determine a personalized plan for participation and payment.

Disney's Cinderella Kids: Between her wicked stepmother and two jealous stepsisters, it appears Cinderella stands no chance of attending the royal ball. With the help of her Fairy Godmother and many forest friends, she meets a handsome prince. This beloved fairy tale reminds us to never lose the hope that dreams can come true. Your heart will sing along with treasured melodies including “Bippity Boppity Boo” and “A Dream is A Wish Your Heart Makes.”

Grand Rapids Details

  • Rehearsals: Tuesdays 8:30-11am January 9 to March 6 at the Home School Building.
  • Dress Rehearsal: 3:30-8:30pm on March 13 at Caledonia
  • Shows: Saturday, March 17 at 4 & 6pm (10am arrival)

*some details may adjust slightly as venues are confirmed

Kalamazoo Details

  • Rehearsals: Thursdays 1:30-4pm September 14 to November 16 at Kalamazoo Missionary Church.
  • Dress Rehearsal: 3:00-8:00pm on November 17 at Comstock Community Auditorium
  • Shows: Saturday, November 18 at 4pm & 6:30pm (10am arrival)

Lansing Details

  • Rehearsals: Fridays 2:30-5pm September 8 to November 3 at Capitol City Baptist Church.
  • Dress Rehearsal: 2:30-8:30pm on November 10
  • Shows: Saturday, November 11 at 4pm & 6pm (10am arrival)

*some details may adjust slightly as venues are confirmed

Disney's The Lion King KIDS: The African Savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Mufasa, and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again. Through Simba’s adventures and newfound friendships, he is reminded of his calling to be King. This vibrant and exciting tale of love and redemption awakens your heart with musical numbers such as “I Can’t Wait to Be King” and “Hakuna Matata.”

Grand Rapids Details

  • Rehearsals: Tuesdays 8:30-11am September 5 to November 14 at the Home School Building.
  • Dress Rehearsal: 3:30-8:30pm on November 16 at Caledonia.
  • Shows: Friday, November 17 at 6 & 8pm (3:30 arrival)

*some details may adjust slightly as venues are confirmed

Kalamazoo Details

  • Rehearsals: Thursdays 1:30-4pm January 11 to March 15 at Kalamazoo Missionary Church.
  • Dress Rehearsal: 5:00-8:30pm on March 15 at Comstock Community Auditorium
  • Shows: Friday, March 16 at 5:30pm & 8pm (10am arrival)

Lansing Details

  • Rehearsals: Fridays 2:30-5pm January 5 to March 2 at Capitol City Baptist Church.
  • Dress Rehearsal: 2:30-8:30pm on March 9
  • Shows: Saturday, March 10 at 5:30pm & 7:30pm (10:30am arrival)

*some details may adjust slightly as venues are confirmed