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Rising Star Project


What if you could empower young people to make a better future for themselves and our community

... with just your applause?

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Rising Star Project


What if you could empower young people to make a better future for themselves and our community

... with just your applause?

 

be there when the curtain rises 

Rising Star Project provides students with skills and experiences that they will keep forever.

Your attendance will encourage and empower students to continue pursuing a career they are passionate about, and allow the 5th Avenue Theatre’s education programs to continue expanding and influencing students across the state.

Buy tickets today 
and support the future of our students


Rising Star Project is a tuition-free program made possible through a generous grant from The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation.

 
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Discover your role


Rising Star Project focuses on career exploration and the development of professional skills.  Participants are embedded within a working department at The 5th Avenue Theatre.  Professional mentors work with students to learn skills and execute tasks that are crucial to the day-to-day operations of a regional theater company.

Discover your role


Rising Star Project focuses on career exploration and the development of professional skills.  Participants are embedded within a working department at The 5th Avenue Theatre.  Professional mentors work with students to learn skills and execute tasks that are crucial to the day-to-day operations of a regional theater company.

APPLICATION UPDATE (10/31/2016)

  • Added GENERAL AUDITIONS for prospective cast members will now take place November 3 at Franklin HS and November 10 at Kent-Meridian HS.  Please e-mail bpollack@5thavenue.org to make an appointment.  

  • Applications are also still being accepted for ORCHESTRA (clarinet/bass clarinet, flute, oboe/English horn, trombone), MARKETING, DEVELOPMENT, and STAGE CREW.  Please e-mail us ASAP if you are interested in applying.

ARTS ADMINISTRATION

A professional musical would not be possible if not for dedicated teams who cast, produce, secure funding for, and market the production.

THE PRODUCING TEAM is mentored by the Casting Associate, Associate Production Manager, and Company Manager,  Projects include facilitating general auditions and casting, producing the Rising Star Project cabaret fundraiser, and attending to the needs of the Rising Star Project cast and company,  Strong candidates have a strong interest in the theater industry or business (thespians, FBLA), are good collaborators, have leadership experience (student government, team athletics), and are comfortable working under deadlines.

THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM is mentored by members of the theater’s Development department and is responsible for raising funds for the Rising Star Project production.  This team will set a fundraising goal and then create and execute various campaigns to reach their goal.  Strong candidates are interested in professional networking and Arts advocacy, are involved in fundraising and service clubs (Key Club, ASB), and are passionate about the Arts and its impact on our community.

THE MARKETING + COMMUNICATIONS TEAM is mentored by the Senior Marketing Manager and the PR & Communication Manager—with opportunities to shadow graphic designers and production photographers.  Projects include writing press releases, designing marketing, and coordinating social media campaigns. Strong candidates are interested in marketing and advertising careers, are involved in marketing clubs (DECA), and are strong writers or have graphic design, photography, and digital video production skills.  Specific roles on this team include:  Production Photographer, Graphic Designer


THEATER DESIGN + TECHNOLOGY

Behind the scenes, professional musicals require the technical expertise of dedicated craftspeople who take on the additional role of mentoring Rising Star Project participants.

HAIR & MAKEUP TEAM will learn essential skills and industry best practices for hair, wigs and makeup. In addition, Hair & Makeup students will put wigs and makeup on actors and perform changes during performances.

COSTUMES & WARDROBE TEAM will learn how to fit costumes on actors, alter pieces and “rig” them for quick changes as well as have the opportunity to analyze costume designs and learn about the design process. Students will also iron and prep costumes for the show, assist with quick changes, and “run” the wardrobe aspects of the show backstage during performances.

THE STAGE CREW will learn industry safety standards and best practices need to run all technical aspects of a professional musical.  Specific roles on this team include:

Deck Carpenter, Props, Light Board Operator, Electrics, Automation, Flyrail, Sound

 

PERFORMING ARTS

THE CAST will be mentored primarily by theater professionals working on the Rising Star Project creative team—with opportunities to work with members of the professional cast of The Pajama Game.  General auditions for student performers will take place in October and November 2016.  Strong candidates will demonstrate commitment to the project schedule and a demonstrated passion for collaboration.

THE ORCHESTRA will be mentored by musicians who play for the professional production of The Pajama Game.  Students will rehearse and perform the score for the Rising Star Project production.  Ideal candidates are interested in professional music careers, have experience playing in advanced ensembles, and have an interest in learning diverse musical styles. Musicians should submit a complete application.  Strong candidates will be invited to also submit a video audition or to audition in person.

The Pajama Game instrumentation will include:  piccolo, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, oboe, English horn, all saxophones, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, violin, viola, keyboard, percussion, drum set, bass, and guitar.

THE CREATIVE TEAM will by mentored by members of the Rising Star Project creative team.  Strong candidates will have specific interest in pursuing a career in their respective field as well as developed knowledge and expertise, and demonstrated experience in a leadership position.  Interested students will apply for one of the following roles:  Choreography, Directing, Music Direction

STAGE MANAGEMENT TEAM will be mentored by a professional 5th Avenue stage management team and will be responsible for rehearsal preparation, coordinating rehearsals, running technical rehearsals, and overseeing technical aspects of performances. Ideal candidates are passionate about being organized, experienced leaders, detail-oriented, and interested in learning one of the most crucial roles of putting on a show.