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Occurs on Monday January 31 2022

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Hat Academy - Dance Studio A
295 Charlotte Street
2nd Floor
Sydney NS B1P 1C6

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The HAT Academy introduces... High School Production Company.

This class is currently full, please contact to be placed on the waitlist

After the success of Seussical the Musical, and over 14 sold out performances of Frozen JR the HAT is excited to announce our Winter 2022 Semester programming to include a special tier specifically designed for Grades 9 to 12 (ages 14-18), focused primarily on preparation for professional production.

Over 10 weeks, participants will receive professional training and creative direction as they prepare for a full production of the beloved modern hit: Shrek JR.

This production will be directed by HAT Education Coordinator, Rachael Murphy.

Casting will be split between the High School and JR Divisions of the 2022 Winter Production Company classes (please note, this is a separate stream from the regular Resident Company classes and requires separate registration).

Twice a week, participants will meet to rehearse singing, dancing, and acting in preparation for the big show. The program culminates with a one week Intensive during March Break (March 14 to 17) which will include extended daytime rehearsals for Tech and Dress... leading to the Opening Night of Shrek JR on March 17.

Participants must be available during March Break. The production will run performances on March 17, 18, 19, and 20 (all participants must be available these dates).

Regular rehearsals will run on Monday nights from 5:30 to 7:30PM starting January 10, 2022 and Sunday afternoons from 2:00-5:00pm. Because of the abridged nature of the rehearsal scehdule, it is imperitive that participants be available for the vast majority of rehearsals as scheduled as well as the March Break intensive (including daytime rehearsals).

Additional rehearsals may be scheduled for Principal roles as required.

Participation is limited to 20 participants for the High School Division (Grades 9 to 12). Registration is accepted on a "first come, first served" pending payment of Registration Fee. Once registered, participants are guaranteed a role in the production of Shrek JR. All casting will be based on audition for all confirmed participants, which will be scheduled after registration.

There are some Dance roles available and interested parties with Dance background are highly encouraged to register!

Registration Fees: $215 (+HST) (includes March Break Intensive - more than 65 hours over 10 weeks)

Note: All Participants over 12 are required to be double vaccinated in order to be eligible for classes at the HAT Academy.

Limited registration! Sign up today to avoid disappointment. First come, first serve.

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