Term 4 Intensive 2021: Cinderella Christmas Pantomime! (Ages 6-12)
Term 4 Intensive 2021: Cinderella Christmas Pantomime! (Ages 6-12)
Term 4 Intensive 2021: Cinderella Christmas Pantomime! (Ages 6-12)
Term 4 Intensive 2021: Cinderella Christmas Pantomime! (Ages 6-12)
Term 4 Intensive 2021: Cinderella Christmas Pantomime! (Ages 6-12)
Term 4 Intensive 2021: Cinderella Christmas Pantomime! (Ages 6-12)
Term 4 Intensive 2021: Cinderella Christmas Pantomime! (Ages 6-12)
Term 4 Intensive 2021: Cinderella Christmas Pantomime! (Ages 6-12)
Term 4 Intensive 2021: Cinderella Christmas Pantomime! (Ages 6-12)
Term 4 Intensive 2021: Cinderella Christmas Pantomime! (Ages 6-12)
Term 4 Intensive 2021: Cinderella Christmas Pantomime! (Ages 6-12)
Term 4 Intensive 2021: Cinderella Christmas Pantomime! (Ages 6-12)
Term 4 Intensive 2021: Cinderella Christmas Pantomime! (Ages 6-12)
Term 4 Intensive 2021: Cinderella Christmas Pantomime! (Ages 6-12)
Term 4 Intensive 2021: Cinderella Christmas Pantomime! (Ages 6-12)
Term 4 Intensive 2021: Cinderella Christmas Pantomime! (Ages 6-12)
Term 4 Intensive 2021: Cinderella Christmas Pantomime! (Ages 6-12)
Term 4 Intensive 2021: Cinderella Christmas Pantomime! (Ages 6-12)

Term 4 Intensive 2021: Cinderella Christmas Pantomime! (Ages 6-12)

Regular price $299.00
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Budding Theatre Christmas productions are an annual tradition in our course calendar and we are excited to finally head back to the theatre in Term 4 for an intensive production course! 

This year, we will present the CINDERELLA CHRISTMAS PANTOMIME!  Pantomime is a popular theatrical form especially around Christmas - it involves music, topical jokes, slapstick comedy and of course audience interaction! "Booo! Hissss! He's Behind You!" See an example of Cinderella Christmas Panto here. The show requires actors who can have fun in their roles and give animated comedic performances!

Our Cinderella Christmas Pantomime is the perfect, fun production for performers and audiences to enjoy (after another difficult year!) and to help us all get in the Christmas spirit!

ABOUT US: In operation since 2014, Budding Theatre (part of Budding Entertainment along with our talent agency, BE. Talent) is known for its production-based learning ethos. We teach young performers acting and stagecraft skills while putting on a real show to entertain family, friends and the general public. For more insights into what we do, check out photos from our wide range of children's, teen and adult productions via Facebook or visit our YouTube channel


ENROL NOW TO RECEIVE YOUR ORIENTATION PACK & START YOUR PRE-COURSE READING & AUDITION VIDEO PREP!

After completing enrolment and payment, you will automatically be able to download the Course Orientation Pack (it will also be sent via email; please check your junk mail just in case!). The orientation pack guides your child/teen on how to prepare a monologue video submission; this will be one of the resources used by the Director to cast the production. The Orientation Pack will also give acting advice and general course advice so that when we start to face-to-face intensive rehearsals, performers are prepared and know what to expect.

INTENSIVE MODE & COVID-19

Our Term 4 productions are intensives - the same number of tuition hours as our usual 8-week courses but condensed. This is to minimise the risks of Covid-19 by delaying our face-to-face sessions until December, when we hope children of all ages will be able to safely participate, and offer the best possible chance of a production where our wonderful acting students can perform for a live audience!

REQUIREMENTS - LEARNING LINES!

Our Intensive Course Structure requires performers to learn their lines at home in a relatively short space of time. This is achievable if performers have 20-30 minutes per day to learn their lines and rehearse every day with a sibling/parent/guardian reading the other lines to help them learn. It is very important that parents/guardians enrolling their child are happy to reinforce the importance of learning lines!

REHEARSAL & SHOW VENUE

Belconnen Theatre, Belconnen Community Centre, Swanson Court, Belconnen.
All face-to-face rehearsal sessions will be held at Belconnen Theatre which is also our final theatre show venue, so that young performers can rehearse in the same space where they will perform their final production!

COURSE SCHEDULE & CLASS TIMES

Note: exact class times will depend on numbers & roles e.g. your child may be scheduled 10am-11am or 11am-12noon or both, so you must be available for either. Their allotted time will be on the script they receive on Wed 8 Dec.

Course Schedule

PRE-COURSE PREP

  • Now: Read instructions and advice to prepare your audition video!
  • Saturday 4th December: Audition videos due by midnight (submitting earlier than the deadline is encouraged!)
  • Wednesday 8th December: Scripts & roles emailed; please print at home, highlight lines and start learning your lines at home.

FACE-TO-FACE: VENUE IS BELCONNEN THEATRE, SWANSON COURT, BELCONNEN.

  • Saturday 11th December (Orientation: Rehearsal #1)
    • Cinderella Ages 6-9: 10am-11am or 11am-12noon (some may be required for both)
    • Cinderella Ages 10-12: 1pm-2pm or 2pm-3pm (some may be required for both)
  • Sunday 12th December (Rehearsal #2)
    • Cinderella Ages 6-9: 10am-11am or 11am-12noon (some may be required for both)
    • Cinderella Ages 10-12: 1pm-2pm or 2pm-3pm (some may be required for both)
  • Monday 13th - Saturday 18th December (Practise at home with video resources provided after Weekend 1 - must be OFF BOOK by Sun 19 Dec)
  • Sunday 19th December (KIDS Intensive Rehearsal + Show)
    • 10am - 4pm - Intensive Rehearsal all ages 6-12 (bring packed lunch)
    • 4pm - parents collect for dinner break
    • 5.30pm - return to theatre in hair/makeup for show
    • 6pm - SHOW TIME! 
    • 7pm - SHOW TIME! (pending numbers, we may schedule a second show at 7pm)


    Casting and Team Work Ethic

    Casting is based firstly on the performer’s audition video and secondly on the information provided in your enrolment form - taking into account age, performing arts experience and any special needs. All performers receive a role and speaking part which reduces the pressure of a video audition. All Performers are taught to be team-players as theatre requires a team effort, and to respect one another equally. There are no small roles and no diva behaviour is allowed. 

    COSTUME, HAIR & MAKEUP

    Performers will need to do their own hair and makeup prior to arriving for the final show (a guide will be provided via email). The aim of panto is silly and over the top! The costume theme is CRAZY CHRISTMAS - performers need to wear anything that fits this theme and their character, and the Company will also provide some over-the-top Christmas costumes and accessories (this will depend on your role). A guide will be provided after roles have been assigned on Wed 8 Dec.


    VIDEO MONOLOGUE TIPS 

    Your child/teen needs to film a video at home and upload to our Dropbox to be reviewed by the Director prior to the course (further instructions and upload links are in the Orientation Pack you receive via email after enrolment). It is best to film in landscape in a quiet place with good lighting (please avoid windy gardens and places with lots of background noise). Check out our YouTube channel to see many examples of monologue performances filmed at home. 


    INTENSIVE COURSE FEE

    $299

    SHOW TICKETS

    $15 Adult / $10 Child/Conc.

    DIRECTOR
    All intensive courses will be led by Budding Entertainment founder, Kirsty Zane. Kirsty is an award-winning playwright and director specialising in youth theatre. She is also a trained teacher, talent agent, and screenwriter. Read her full biography here. All Tutors and Assistant Tutors have WWVP accreditation.

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    Inclusive & Fun

    Our philosophy is that everyone is equal and supportive of one another. We are on a learning journey together!

    Confidence & Skills

    We teach skills in the performing arts and build confidence and self esteem in each student.

    our classes

    Our classes have a fun, relaxed vibe with expectations of respect towards one another as well as focus and commitment, as we develop exciting theatre & film projects together.