SPOTLIGHT ON…SRYT CAST MEMBER OF THE MONTH:
BROOKE WARD, Grade 9
This month, long-time SRYT Cast Member, Brooke Ward, was awarded
“Cast Member of The Month” from the Junior Company Board of
Directors for her great attitude and focus! I sat down with Brooke at rehearsal
for SRYT’s “Mean Girls” to learn more about her and her love of musical theatre acting.
Let’s get the difficult questions out of the way first---favorite color?
Blue. Any shade of blue.
How did you begin your love of acting? How did you get started at SRYT?
My sister’s friend got her involved and when I saw them in a production
of CATS I asked my parents if I could audition for the next show.
What was your favorite SRYT role/musical?
Galinda in WICKED.
What is your dream role?
Any of the women from the musical “Six”; maybe Jane Seymour because
she sings “Heart of Stone”.
What is your favorite musical or plays?
“The Play That Goes Wrong” which I saw in London. It is so funny!
Hey, Brooke, what are you listening to lately?
Definitely the “Mean Girls” soundtrack, “Six” and lots of 80’s music.
What do you want to be when you grow up? Do you think acting will be your
Actually, I love math and science. I want to be a Dermatologist.
Because I have beautiful skin! Just look at it! (laughs maniacally)
Last question, because you are playing Karen in “Mean Girls”—is one of your
Life goals to NOT touch a tiger?
Actually, I DO want to touch a tiger! Like in a zoo. If it’s knocked out.
You can see Brooke Ward in “Mean Girls” via streaming service coming this April!
FALL 2021 WORKSHOPS: to be released soon!
Tuition Deadline: tuition must be submitted the day of your
Zoom Auditions or the day you email your video audition or
you will not be allowed to audition.
REGISTRATION FORM: FORM
Starting in September, we will be offering Zoom Auditions .
If you cannot attend your Zoom audition, you may email a video audition to: email@example.com. (Dropbox Share is the best method.)To schedule an audition,
please email Ali Nolan -- firstname.lastname@example.org or email:
There will be NO in-person auditions for workshops due to coronavirus restrictions.
Auditions are for character-placement only--every student gets a part!
Students learn acting, voice and dance skills from our professional Staff all while preparing for a series of videotaped performances to premier on our private YouTube Channel or Vimeo!. Theatre improvisations and games are taught to foster self-confidence and the power of teamwork.
Auditions consist of a cold reading (available at the bottom of this page) and singing a short portion of a song from the show--you get to pick the song choice!
Rehearsal schedule will be published soon under "Downloads" at the bottom
of this page.
We will meeting in-person--as always we will be
social-distancing, wearing masks. Please bring your own lawnchair, beach blanket and water. The wearing of masks is required ---so you must bring your
own mask. Cast parents/siblings may not enter the building or use the restroom. A staff member will come outside during drop-off to connect with you on covid-19 symptom questions and take the performer's temperature. The exact same procedure will apply to performers who drive themselves. These procedures may change as state mandates are changing everyday.
SHOWS WILL BE PERFORMED BOTH LIVE WITH A SMALL AUDIENCE AND AVAILABLE
FOR PURCHASE THROUGH AN ON-DEMAND STREAMING SERVICE.
REHEARSAL DAYS: (Downloadable Calendar at bottom of page) TBD
PLEASE CONSULT THE FULL CALENDAR BELOW AS DATES/TIMES DO VARY
AND SCHEDULE IS STILL CHANGING DAILY. (calendar published soon)
"INTO THE WOODS" 3-WEEK M-F SUMMER CAMP - Ages 13+
Stephen Sondheim's classic topsy-turvy fairy tale musical will be performed
outside at the Historic John Fell House estate by a cast of talented teens--
Auditions via zoom: Tuesdays in May, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
May 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
Please prepare 32 bars of a song from the show or a contemporary
Broadway/Film song of your choice. (Sondheim preferred)
A reading will be made available on the bottom of this page soon!
Show will be designed for an exterior performance with a distanced
July 19th-August 7th (times tba)
BACKSTAGE ARTS WORKSHOP (Internship Preparation)
For Students Entering 8th Grade and Older
With SRYT Experience Only ($500)
Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m. starting April 7th +
"Matilda" Friday Rehearsals & Shows
Interested in learning backstage theatre skills all while experiencing on-the-job training to work on SRYT shows? The Backstage Arts WORKSHOP is a series of hands-on training workshops designed for you to learn the basics of backstage theatre craft – set painting and building, costume design, make-up, box office business skills, lighting and sound, marketing, prop creation, teaching skills, stage management and directing.
Interns will receive a short-sleeve black STAFF shirt.
After completing their training and final quiz, Interns will be selecteded for working rehearsal/shows this fall! A mandatory volunteer period is required
during the summer months to test the interns during hands-on rehearsals.
TUITION FEE PER TEEN WORKSHOP:
If you wish to pay by check, please make the check out to "SRYT, inc."
and mail to:
150 Arlington Avenue, Hawthorne, N.J, 07506
$645 Tuition (Includes Pre-Recorded
Video Stream Of Performance)
The day you audition, you must submit!
In the event of any return to complete
self-quarantine---camp will seamlessly resume as completely virtual. There will
be no refund.
Please contact us at: 201-825-8805 or
email: email@example.com for details.