A Unique Experience
Footloose postponed until summer 2021, more updates coming soon.
Your top four reasons to apply for the NPT summer intensive and show:
- Perform elbow-to-elbow with our professional Broadway, Film and TV pros.
- Take breakout conservatory-level classes as a part of your experience. We will focus on Film, TV, commercial, technical work as our version of Footloose will have music videos that students help to create woven into the show!
- Learn more than just how to become the next Broadway star. Learn the skills you need as a young leader through the work we do with other social justice partner non profits in the community.
- Even if you are NOT a dancer, this is a great show for youth and teens! Our director will have you tapping your feet and looking like a pro by the end! AND we are not just including teens. All ages of youth will be utilized throughout the show!
Please read the information below thoroughly.
Submit your application by clicking on “DOWNLOAD APPLICATION” at the bottom of the page and emailing it to email@example.com. Once approved you will pay your deposit.
REHEARSALS AND SHOWS
- Rehearsals start: Sunday July 26th-Aug 13th with three shows Aug 14/15 in Fairfield CT. Young people of all abilities, ages 8-18 years, may apply.
- Youth Rehearsals are: 12-5pm weekdays. 12-7pm weekends. (Monday- Sunday for the first week, Tuesday-Sunday 2nd week, Tech schedule below for the 3rd week)
- Rehearsal Location: Emmanuel Church – 285 Lyons Plain Rd. Weston
- Weekday rehearsals: 12-5pm for youth and 6-10 pm for adults (and some leading role youth).
- Weekend rehearsals: 12-7pm ALL cast (but specific calls times TBD)
- Please read Tech and Show schedule carefully as we do not allow any absences during this time period.
- Tech/Dress Week Rehearsals for all cast: August 10, 11, 13, 2020 (Mon/Tues/Thurs) 3:00 – 10:00pm
- Shows: Three shows the weekend of August 14 (Friday evening show) & August 15 (Saturday matinee and evening show).
- Show Location: Black Rock Church, 3685 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield
THE UNIQUE EXPERIENCE
Every year NPT finds a unique way to present the summer production and tie it into another local non profit whose mission reflects the show’s theme.
- OLIVER 2016: We partnered with The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport as the OLIVER theme was “Homelessness to Hunger to Hope”. The cast volunteered at their soup kitchen and raised money for this charity. We included some of their young people in our cast and in our extensive PR.
- PETER PAN 2017: We partnered with KEYS (free instrumental lessons for youth in need) and included children from their program on scholarships in the show as well as fund raised during our Prologue Bazaar before each show for this charity. The cast chose to continue volunteering at the soup kitchen.
- HUNCHBACK 2018: Our partnership was with the CT Burns Care Foundation as the “Hunchback” was treated in a similar way to those with burns. Our cast volunteered at the soup kitchen.
- WEST SIDE STORY in FEB 2019: NPT and the Norwalk Symphony co-produced and were proud to partner with Building One Community, B1C. The Center for Immigrant Opportunity (B1C), is a nonprofit organization that educates, employs, empowers, and engages immigrants and the community. We hosted a Self Defense class that featured this non profit, the Norwalk PD and gave tips on self defense especially for young women. Visits to Channel 8, Channel 12 and print coverage were extensive.
- BYE BYE BIRDIE in AUG 2019: The American Legion Post 12/Veterans were chosen. As a patriotic Veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness, and with the resonating themes of military service and Americanism, it was a fitting partner as the musical is inspired by the phenomenon of singer Elvis Presley, one of America’s most significant icons in rock and roll history, as he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1957. NPT also featured a group of the Veterans onstage during one of the Birdie scenes.
- SOUTH PACIFIC in FEB 2020: NPT and NSO again co-produced and partnered with The Nice Festival. NICE is committed to bringing awareness to the multiplicity of our global cultural heritage. The performing arts have not only been a conduit through which people of different race and culture can share natural commonalities but one of the most efficacious in addressing social injustice worldwide. The song “Carefully Taught” from the musical South Pacific reminds us how important it is to expose our children at a young age to the different cultures to encourage understanding of our unique backgrounds.
- For FOOTLOOSE: Our board will be seeking applications from other non profits that will echo the themes in this show. Examples might be: Family and Community. Bullying, Grief, etc.
There will be many roles for youth, teens and adults in this show as well as “pop out” solos and lines that will be assigned after the callbacks once registration is complete. (Adult auditions will be announced at later date)
They may also be considered as performers for our Gala on May 3rd.
Youth and Teens: Experienced students (from Peter Pan, Oliver, Hunchback, Birdie or Holiday productions) will be offered the chance to register without the required video, pre-screen audition. Anyone new to our theatre will be required to submit an audition video before being approved.
***Everyone must submit a non-refundable deposit of $200 when they register. This will be applied to your entire payment and is non-refundable. For those on a tight budget, you may finish your payment in full or you can go on an installment plan that will be billed each month until your payment is complete. You are guaranteed a spot if you have submitted your deposit but you must complete your full payment by March 1st.
We are only accepting a limited number of students this year. NPT has fostered many young professional performers who are also getting roles with other companies from Broadway to local regional theatres. We take great pride in the training we offer and think that our unique approach of having the students perform side-by-side with the pros, as well as the concept of tying our work into another local community issue, is one of the reasons we turn out these great young leaders.
This year some of our youth also performed with Kristin Chenoweth and Stephen Schwartz.
The three week training, rehearsals and shows with Broadway, film and TV pros is $799 (roughly $266 per week).
Some students may be offered partial scholarships based on need and as determined by the NPT board of directors. If you would like to apply for a partial scholarship, please send a detailed cover letter outlining your economic need to firstname.lastname@example.org. We only have limited number of scholarships that may be available until March 1st as per our non profit’s mission to serve “in need” youth.
NPT’s Press and PR each year has included appearances on Channel 8 and Channel 12, stories in all local papers and the CT Post, appearances on radio, and social media posting and blogs.
Or you may mail the $200 deposit to:
New Paradigm Theatre Company, Inc.
c/o Martin, DeCruze & Company, LLP
2777 Summer Street, Suite 401
Stamford, CT 06905
Your deposit must be received within a week of your application’s approval.
New Paradigm Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit theatre promoting social responsibility and fostering creative problem solvers, leaders, and global citizens through theatre arts education and productions.