C.A.S.T. Summer Sessions 2017

Ages 7 to 17

Monday to Friday: 9:am to 5:pm

Tuition: $250

Performance: Friday Afternoon at 4:pm

CAST Application – Summer 2017

Each week CAST will produce a show that will be staged on Friday afternoon – Script-in-Hand. On Monday morning everyone in that Session auditions for a role in that week’s show. We rehearse each day working on character development, blocking, use of props, etc. Toward the end of the week we add what sets are available, lighting, and sound. On Friday afternoon the show will be performed Script-in-Hand for an audience of family, friends, and neighborhood children. (Script-in-Hand {no need to memorize} removes a great deal of stress from the actor.)



1  June 26 to 30   Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz
 2  July 3 to 7  No Program Scheduled


July 10 to 14

Act, Sing, Dance


July 17 to 21

Ali Baba and the Magic Cave


July 24 to 28

Egyptian Cinderella

Opens July 27

The Tragedy of Macbeth:

Shakespeare in Lincoln Park

June 26-30: Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz

The brave adventurers — Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Woodman and Cowardly Lion — share terrifying experiences in their journey to meet the Wizard of Oz and have their wishes granted.

July 3-7: No Program Scheuled

We do not have sufficient enrollment this week to schedule a program

July 10-14: Act, Sing, Dance!

Work with professional actors, singers, and choreographers throughout the week on acting and singing technique, and dance choreography. Students work together to create scenes, learn Broadway or Popular songs and stage choreography. On Friday everyone performs in the end-of-week showcase.

July 17-21: Ali Baba and the Magic Cave

Ali Baba — aided by friends, especially the very bright Morgiana — escapes from the Magic Cave, later escapes from prison, and finally devises a unique plan to capture once and for all the cutthroats and unmasks their leader, who turns out to be … the wicked Cassim.

July 24-28: Egyptian Cinderella

It originated nearly 3,000 years ago and was recorded by the Roman historian Strabo in the first century B.C.: A young Greek woman is kidnapped by pirates and sold as a slave in Egypt.  Her manners and background make her stand out, with the result that she is treated cruelly by the other servants of the household. Her only friends are the animals that live along the Nile for whom she dances and sings each evening. Her master happens upon this one evening and has golden slippers made for her. One day a hawk – the god Horus – steals a slipper and drops it into Pharaoh’s lap.  He searches the kingdom to find its owner, and when he finds her, makes her his queen.