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The Main Street Arts Council is pleased to present the 2022 Main Street Summer Theater Festival lineup with youth performances in Atwood, Colby, Goodland, Hoxie, and Quinter!

All area youth ages 5-18 years are encouraged and eligible to participate FREE of charge thanks to the generosity of grant providers, previous festival proceeds, local supporters and fundraising activities.

ADDITIONALLY THIS SUMMER...we are very excited to produce the full-length musical "Little Women" offering performance opportunities for ALL AGES (adults included)! This summer, we will rehearse and produce "Little Women" in Colby. Residents from across the northwest Kansas region are eligible and encouraged to audition!

Consider joining the MSAC today to show your support for not only the summer theater festival but all of our arts and music activities enhancing the lives of the citizens and visitors throughout northwest Kansas!

Scroll down for audition and rehearsal information.

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE


GOODLAND

Disney's The Jungle Books KIDS

Directed & Choreographed by Skylynne Fulwider
Music Direction by Jazlyn Fenner

Performance Dates ***CORRECTED DATES

Friday, June 24 at 7 p.m. (MT)
Saturday, June 25 at 3 p.m. (MT)

Location:  Goodland Jr/Sr High School Auditorium, 1209 Cherry St

The jungle is jumpin' with a jazzy beat in Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS. Specially adapted from the classic Disney animated film, Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS features a host of colorful characters and your favorite songs from the movie.

Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, are on the run in the deepest parts of the jungle. On their journey, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin' musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. When Shere Khan returns, our heroes must rally their fellow animals into battle and restore peace throughout the jungle.

Rehearsal Information

  • Rehearsal Location:  Goodland Jr/Sr High School Auditorium

Schedule

  • May 24-26, 5:30-6:30 p.m. MT
  • May 31-June 16, 2-3 p.m. MT

Rehearsals held Monday through Thursday
(rehearsals  will last for 1-hour unless otherwise stated)

No rehearsal: May 30 & July 4

Show Week

  • Dress Rehearsals: June 20-23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. MT (or later as needed)
  • Media Night: Thursday, June 23


HOXIE

Honk! JR

Directed by Karl Pratt
Assisted by T. Silver
Choreography by Nicole Giebler

Performance Dates

Friday, July 8 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 10 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Hoxie High School Auditorium, 1625 Queen Ave

Adapted for young performers, and with a score by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (Mary Poppins), Honk! JR. is a heartwarming celebration of being different that is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit, unique charm and memorable score. Witty and hilarious, but also deeply moving, Honk! JR. will treat your audiences to equal amounts of laughter and tears.

Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother's protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be.

Rehearsal Information

  • Rehearsal Location:  Hoxie High School Auditorium

Schedule

  • May 31-July 7, 1-2 p.m.

Rehearsals held Monday through Thursday (rehearsals will last for 1-hour unless otherwise stated)

No rehearsal: July 4

Show Week

  • Dress Rehearsals: July 5-7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (or later as needed)

  • Media Night: Wednesday, July 6


ATWOOD

DreamWorks' Madagascar JR

Directed by Bonnie Cameron
Assisted by Alisha Brantley
Choreography by Skylynne Fulwider

Performance Dates

Saturday, July 9 at 3 p.m.
Sunday, July 10 at 7 p.m.

Location:  Rawlins Jr/Sr High School Auditorium/Gym

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends — Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo — have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape — with the help of some prodigious penguins — to explore the world.

Rehearsal Information

  • Rehearsal Location:  Rawlins Jr/Sr High School Auditorium/Gym

Schedule

  • May 31-June 30, 12-1 p.m.

Rehearsals held Monday through Thursday (rehearsals will last for 1-hour unless otherwise stated)

No rehearsal: July 4

Show Week

  • Dress Rehearsals:  July 5-8 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (or later as needed)
  • Media Night: Thursday, July 7

QUINTER

Disney's Aladdin JR

Directed by Karl Pratt
Assisted by Tori Rucker
Choreography by Ashley Coberly

Performance Dates

Friday, July 15 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 17 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Quinter Jr-Sr High School Auditorium, 600 Long St

Disney’s Aladdin JR. is based on the 1992 Academy Award®-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show about the “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within.

The story you know and love has been given the royal treatment! Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character.

Rehearsal Information

  • Rehearsal Location:  Quinter Jr-Sr High School Auditorium

Schedule

  • May 31-June 30, 3-4 p.m.

Rehearsals held Monday through Thursday (rehearsals will last for 1-hour unless otherwise stated)

No rehearsal: July 4

Show Week

  • Dress Rehearsals: July 11-15 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (or later as needed)
  • Media Night:  Wednesday, July 13


COLBY

Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical JR

Directed by Bonnie Cameron
Assisted by Lakin Denny
Choreography by Nicole Giebler

Performance Dates

Saturday, July 16 at 3 p.m.
Sunday, July 17 at 7 p.m.

Location:  TBD

Rebellion is nigh in Matilda JR., a gleefully witty ode to the the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination! This story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the "revolting children" who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson.

Matilda has astonishing wit, intelligence... and special powers! She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace!

Rehearsal Information

  • Rehearsal Location:  TBA

Schedule

  • May 31-July 7, 3-4 p.m.

Rehearsals held Monday through Thursday (rehearsals will last for 1-hour unless otherwise stated)

No rehearsal: July 4

Show Week

  • Dress Rehearsals:  July 11-15 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (or later as needed)
  • Media Night: Thursday, July 14


COLBY

Little Women

Directed by Bonnie Cameron
Assisted by Lauren Patmon

Performance Dates

Saturday, July 23 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 24 at 3 p.m. 

Location:  TBD

Produced nationally and internationally, Little Women has been praised by critics for its ambition in adapting such a well-known story for the stage. This timeless, captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love. The original production starred the unparalleled Sutton Foster, who received Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk nominations for her performance.

Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.

Rehearsal Information

  • Rehearsal Location:  TBA

Schedule

  • May 31-July 14, 6-8 p.m.

Rehearsals held Monday through Thursday 

No rehearsal: July 4

Show Week

  • Dress Rehearsals:  July 18-22 (call times TBA)
  • Media Night: Friday, July 22


Questions? Email mainstreetartscouncil@gmail.com

General notes

  • Rehearsals will be held weekly, Monday through Thursday, unless otherwise noted.
  • Participants are encouraged to bring a water bottle to rehearsals each day.
  • Rehearsals with participants is limited to one (1) hour per day. However, additional coachings with specific cast members may be scheduled.
  • Daily rehearsal schedules will be dependent on show needs and cast availability. You must attend rehearsals when required. Weekly schedules will be emailed in advance of each Monday.
  • ALL cast members, crew, etc., MUST ATTEND all show week rehearsals arriving at the designated "Call times" in order to put on costumes and makeup, warm up and prepare for the rehearsal/performances.
  • The student intern director will arrive at the rehearsal local/venue no less than 30 minutes before and remain no less than 30 minutes after rehearsal. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the designated rehearsal time and plan to pick up your child at the designated end time. Show directors will be traveling from several rehearsal locations daily and may not be as readily available as the student intern director for questions.
  • Email communications for each show will come from "mainstreetartscouncil@gmail.com." Please add our email to your contacts to ensure receipt of all messages.
  • Please check your email regularly for updates and weekly rehearsal schedules.

Fundraising and Ticket Sales

  • All participants (with parent guidance) are required to assist with selling memberships/program ads in support of the show in which they are performing. The student intern director will hand out materials and instruct all participants on the process. It is important to remember that participation in our festival is FREE to all youth interested; however, we will need your assistance in helping us keep it free by going out into your community, telling our "story" to area businesses/individuals and encouraging them to support it monetarily.
  • Additionally, all participants will assist with ticket sales. Each participant will receive a packet with tickets and an order form to keep track of purchase information, checks and cash received. All money received must be turned into the student intern director at the end of each Thursday rehearsal.

    Audition Requirements

    Performers interested in auditioning for a named role, must complete all audition materials listed below and a full audition consisting of a prepared vocal solo and monologue (see examples below). Those interested in solely being a chorus member are only required to submit the Participant Registration Form; however, they may complete a full audition if desired.

    Please plan to attend audition date/location that works best for your schedule. Please contact us via email (mainstreetartscouncil@gmail.com) if you need special arrangements due to scheduling conflicts.

    AUDITION DATES/LOCATIONS

    Sunday, May 1

    • 1-3 p.m., Hoxie (Bottle KAP Studios, 721 Main St [two doors south of post office on west side of Main])
    Saturday, May 7
    • 1-4 p.m., Zoom Auditions
    • 5-7 p.m. (MT), Goodland, AIM Dance Studio, 1224 Main St

    Sunday, May 8

    • 2-5 p.m., Quinter, High School, Auditorium, 600 Long St ***TENTATIVE***

    Monday, May 9

    • 5-7 p.m., Atwood, High School Musical Room, 100 8th St

    Tuesday, May 10

    • 5-8 p.m., Colby, The Living Room, 355 N Franklin [Matilda & Little Women]

    Audition Requirements

    Participant Registration Form

    Complete the registration form in its entirety.

    Download character lists for each show:

    Audition Process

    Your audition will consist of the following items.

    1. Vocal Solo

    Perform a musical theater song of your choice “a cappella” (unaccompanied).

    2. Monologue

    Select and memorize a monologue from this list or one of your own choice.

    OUR Festival Staff

    Karl Pratt

    Karl Pratt
    Festival Manager
    Executive Director, Main Street Arts Council

    Bonnie Cameron

    Bonnie Cameron
    Show Director
    Creative Director, Main Street Arts Council


    Skylynne Fulwider

    Skylynne Fulwider
    Show Director & Choreographer



    Jazlyn Fenner
    Music Director

    Ashley Coberly

    Ashley Coberly
    Choreographer


    Nicole Giebler
    Choreographer


    OUR Interns

    We are excited to offer internship positions to assist with our festival each year. These interns will learn the ins and outs of what it takes to produce high quality, high fun theatrical productions with youth. This year, we are pleased to be able to offer all six student assistant director intern positions through the Nex-Generation Round Up for Youth Internship Program.

    We are also grateful for our acceptance into the Fort Hays State University/Dane G. Hansen Foundation Internship Program which has provided us with a Marketing Intern for the summer who will help us with all festival promotions.

    Show Interns

    Alisha Brantley

    Alisha Brantley
    (Atwood Show)


    Lakin Denny
    (Colby Show-Matilda)


    Jazlyn Fenner
    (Goodland Show)


    Lauren Patmon
    Colby Show

    Victoria Rucker

    Victoria Rucker
    Quinter & Hoxie Shows


    T. Silver
    Hoxie Show

    THANK YOU!

    Special thanks to the Nex-Generation Round Up for Youth program for your financial and programmatic support of our internship program. 

    Nex-Generation Round Up for Youth

    Marketing Intern


    Dylan Boone


    Thank you also to Fort Hays State University for selecting our organization to receive assistance through their FHSU/Dane G. Hansen Internship Program.



    2022 Main Street Summer Theater Festival Supporters

    On behalf of the Main Street Arts Council and festival participants, THANK YOU, to our festival underwriters and sponsors! Whether through grant funding, memberships, donations or personal time and talents, the festival would not be possible without these individuals and organizations!

    THANK YOU TO OUR FESTIVAL SPONSORS!

    ACE Foundation

    Dane G. Hansen Community Fund Grant

    Gove County Community Foundation

    Dane G. Hansen Community Fund Grant

    Dane G. Hansen Community Fund Grant


    Dane G. Hansen Community Fund Grant


    Thomas County Community Foundation

    Dane G. Hansen Community Fund Grant


    Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation

    Thank you to the Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation for their support and friendship.


    And an additional thanks to the Dane G. Hansen Foundation for making the local community fund grants available to area community foundations.

    support our mission

    As a 501c3 non-profit organization, we are funded through the support of donors, paid memberships and sponsorships, grants, ticket sales, and revenues from art and music classes/workshops.

    Show your support for the arts in Northwest Kansas by becoming a paid member of the Main Street Arts Council (MSAC). Memberships are valid for one year from the date of purchase. Thank you for supporting the arts and cultural endeavors of our organization held for the betterment of those living and visiting northwest Kansas!

    Membership Levels

    Patron ($35.00)/Family ($75.00)

    Benefits:

    • Discounted pricing on MSAC adult and youth art classes
    • Show program(s) listing
    • Main Street Summer Theater Festival (MSSTF) supporter webpage listing

    The following levels are available to individuals, businesses and/or organizations:

    Ensemble ($150.00)

    Benefits:

    • Discounted pricing on MSAC adult and youth art classes
    • Eighth (1/8) page ad in show program(s)
    • MSSTF supporter webpage listing (linked, if applicable)

    Actor ($300.00)

    Benefits:

    • Discounted pricing on MSAC adult and youth art classes
    • Quarter (1/4) page ad in show program(s)
    • Small ad on MSSTF supporter webpage

    Director ($500.00)

    Benefits:

    • Discounted pricing on MSAC adult and youth art classes
    • Third (1/3) page ad in show program(s)
    • Two (2) seats to the annual Donors Gala
    • Small ad on MSSTF supporter webpage

    Producer ($750.00):

    Benefits:

    • Discounted pricing on MSAC adult and youth art classes
    • Half (1/2) page ad in show program(s)
    • Four (4) seats to the annual Donors Gala
    • Medium-sized ad on MSSTF supporter webpage

    Maestro ($1000.00):

    Benefits:

    • Discounted pricing on MSAC adult and youth art classes
    • Full page ad in show program(s)
    • Special social media mention
    • Six (6) seats to the annual Donors Gala
    • Large-sized ad on MSSTF supporter webpage
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