How much is tuition?
Tuition varies for each production depending on the length of the rehearsal schedule. The tuition covers script use, costumes, rehearsal and performances.
Are scholarships available?
YES. Please contact our office for scholarship applications. Go to our Scholarship page for more information.
What about rehearsals?
Most cast members will rehearse 3-4 hours per week, depending on the demands of the role. The last week prior to performance is mandatory dress and tech rehearsals for all cast members.
Do I have to be at every rehearsal?
We encourage you to check the rehearsal schedule, as the call can change. The schedule is flexibile for the younger cast members with early release. All schedule conflicts must be cleared with the director prior to the production schedule.
HOW WILL I FIND OUT IF I AM IN THE CAST?
If you are considered for a lead or major role you may be asked to come to CALLBACKS for another audition. Once the auditions are complete, the casting list will be posted. We only post after principal roles have been cast.
What if I'm not called back for "call backs"?
If you are not called back IT DOES NOT MEAN YOU DIDN'T GET A PART! Everyone who auditions is cast.
As a parent what should I do?
There is a parent meeting the first night of rehearsals. This is mandatory for ONE PARENT (GUARDIAN, if applicable) and the CAST MEMBER(S). You will receive a rehearsal schedule and pertinent information. Please inform the office of any and all conflicts for your child prior to the production schedule.
What happens at the rehearsals?
Rehearsals begin with an ALL CAST read-through. Cast members will work on vocal training, delivery, pacing, stage presence and manners and basic dance skills. We encourage Cast members to take advantage of down time to work on dialogue or to do homework.
Non-discriminatory policy as to students
Upstart Crow Studios will admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the studios. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs and other school-administered programs.
Do you need volunteers?
Always! Volunteers are an essential component to what we do. Parents or family members are asked to volunteer at least four hours, which can include one work party for painting or building sets. Night of show we often need volunteers for backstage crew. We try to limit this so you can have one night in the audience. We are a non-profit with at least a third of our children on scholarship. The needs of each production cannot be met by tuition and ticket sales alone. If you are unable to help through volunteering, please consider donating online or returning one of our donation forms. This is a guaranteed good experience for all family members.