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Next Stage: A College-Level Music Theatre Experience for High School Students

Next Stage is excited to announce its 2017 production, “School of Rock” – the Musical. Area high school singers, actors and instrumentalists will stage four performances August 10-13, 2017.

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There is no registration fee for the program. Cast members may be responsible for purchasing low-cost apparel or other materials.

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Rehearsals

Afternoon rehearsals during the summer will be held at Birder Hall on the St. Norbert College campus (400 Grant St., De Pere). During production weeks, rehearsals will move to evening times.

More information about rehearsal dates and times will appear here when it becomes available.

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Based on the film of the same name, “School of Rock” tells the story of wannabe rock star Dewey Finn, who poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. When he discovers his students’ musical talents, he molds them into an improbable rock group to compete in the Battle of the Bands.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “School of Rock” features a high-powered score and a large cast. It has more than 20 speaking roles, including characters that play rock instruments on stage. Our production will be one of the first in this area, as the show opened only a year ago and is still running on Broadway.

The Next Stage summer music theater program is led by St. Norbert faculty members Michael Rosewall (pit orchestra) and Sarah Parks (production coordinator), former Notre Dame Academy choral director Teresa Schmidt (artistic and vocal director) and Notre Dame Academy faculty member Andrea Hearden (choreographer). 

Next Stage brings together performers and crew members from high schools throughout the Northeast Wisconsin region in a collaborative learning environment. Participants will experience hard work, commitment to the allied music-theatre disciplines and sustained excellence over the full course of a production. Since its beginning in 2015, more than 75 students from 18 different high schools have participated in Next Stage productions.

Register



There is no registration fee for the program. Cast members may be responsible for purchasing low-cost apparel or other materials.

Tickets


Rehearsals

Afternoon rehearsals during the summer will be held at Birder Hall on the St. Norbert College campus (400 Grant St., De Pere). During production weeks, rehearsals will move to evening times.

More information about rehearsal dates and times will appear here when it becomes available.

Info

Based on the film of the same name, “School of Rock” tells the story of wannabe rock star Dewey Finn, who poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. When he discovers his students’ musical talents, he molds them into an improbable rock group to compete in the Battle of the Bands.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “School of Rock” features a high-powered score and a large cast. It has more than 20 speaking roles, including characters that play rock instruments on stage. Our production will be one of the first in this area, as the show opened only a year ago and is still running on Broadway.

The Next Stage summer music theater program is led by St. Norbert faculty members Michael Rosewall (pit orchestra) and Sarah Parks (production coordinator), former Notre Dame Academy choral director Teresa Schmidt (artistic and vocal director) and Notre Dame Academy faculty member Andrea Hearden (choreographer). 

Next Stage brings together performers and crew members from high schools throughout the Northeast Wisconsin region in a collaborative learning environment. Participants will experience hard work, commitment to the allied music-theatre disciplines and sustained excellence over the full course of a production. Since its beginning in 2015, more than 75 students from 18 different high schools have participated in Next Stage productions.