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Pied Piper Theatre

Pied Piper Theatre

The Center for the Arts’ nationally recognized Pied Piper Theatre (PPT), welcomes young people ages 8 through 18 to explore the world of theatre both on the stage and behind the curtain. Offering three fully staged musical presentations a year, this award-winning children’s theatre provides dramatic and musical theatre training while building confidence, responsibility, and self-esteem.

HOW TO AUDITION CLASSES AVAILABLE

Make sure you are fully prepared for the upcoming auditions by taking our "How to Audition" classes for ages 8-18, which will be offered before the audition dates of each production. Learn the "need to know" basics of preparing for an audition and learn how to leave them remembering you. More experienced actors can brush up their skills for getting that "dream role". Upcoming dates are listed below:

HA-8   Mon., Oct. 7      5-7 pm
HA-9   Wed.,  Oct. 9    5-7 pm
HA-7    Mon., Feb. 24  5-7pm
HA-8    Wed., Feb. 26  5-7pm
HA-9    Thu.,   Feb. 27  5-7pm

Go to  the "Classes > Drama" tab at the top of the page to view pricing and to register for a class.

UPCOMING SHOWS 

The Prince Street Players Ltd. Production of

Performances will be at Metz Middle School November 9 at 2pm and 7pm and November 10 at 3pm. Tickets are available now on our "tickets" page!

Journey down the rabbit hole with Alice this Fall as Pied Piper Theatre opens their season with the Prince Street Players version of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. After falling asleep under a tree, Alice dreams her way into Wonderland, a place where everything is topsy-turvey! Following the always late White Rabbit down an enchanted rabbit hole Alice finds herself in a land filled with whimsical characters. The Mad Hatter, a March Hare, the Cheshire Cat, and of course the Queen of Hearts (plus many more) will come to life on the stage.

Directed by Shania Stewart-Duane, Music Direction by Rebecca Anderson and Choreography by Kimberly Geipel.

Alice in Wonderland (Prince Street Players Version) is adapted from the book by Lewis Carroll, with adaptation, book and lyrics by Jim Eiler and music by Jim Eiler & Jeanne Bargy. It is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

Hunchback of Notre Dame logo

See Paris through Notre Dame bell-ringer, Quasimodo’s eyes in this enthralling musical based on Victor Hugo’s novel with songs from the Disney film. Deformed orphan Quasimodo is taken in by a cleric Dom Claude Frollo and held captive in the Notre Dame cathedral, but Quasimodo longs to be “Out There”. When he finally gets his chance to escape during the Feast of Fools he meets beautiful gypsy Esmeralda, but the adventure has dire consequences.

Auditions are open to ages 11-18 and will be held at the Center for the Arts Friday, October 11 from 5-9pm and Saturday, October 12 starting at 9am. Callbacks are Sunday, October 13. *VMEA Choir students please call the Center to schedule a Friday audition.* Call 703-330-2787 to sign up for an audition time. Save some time and fill out the audition form before arriving to your audition!

Performances will be Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2pm and 7pm and Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 3pm at the Hylton Performing Arts Center.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Peter Parnell was originally developed by Disney Theatrical Productions. It is presented through special permission with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are supplied by MTI.

Audition Details

Auditions for the Hunchback of Notre Dame will be October 11 from 5-9pm and October 12 starting at 9am with Callbacks October 13. Open only to ages 11-18. Call 703-330-2787 to sign up for an audition time. 

Auditions will take approximately one hour. Please arrive 30 minutes early to fill out paperwork. If you'd like to come with papers already filled out follow this link. Be sure to list any potential scheduling conflicts. There will be a mandatory 5-10 minute parent meeting after each set of auditions.

There is a $10 Non-refundable audition fee (paid at the time of audition)

  • Bring a small photo (wallet-sized school photo is fine).
  • Prepare a short monologue that is about one minute long (example: poem, lines or a paragraph from a play). Acting is encouraged.
  • Prepare a short song or section of a song (about 16 bars) to sing acapella. Something about the length of "Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star"

Wear comfortable clothing such as: (modest) athletic/dancewear and tennis shoes or jazz shoes, if you have them. Clothes should not be restrictive as dance movements may be required. Absolutely no dresses, flip flops, crocs or sandals. 

If cast in the play, there is a Participation Fee of $245 plus a $50 Production Fee. Members of the Center for the Arts pay a $220 Participation Fee plus the $50 Production Fee. Please make all checks payable to Center for the Arts. 

Rehearsals are held at Baldwin Elementary School (1978 Eagle Way, Manassas) on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM and Saturdays at the Center for the Arts (9419 Battle Street) from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Some rehearsals may be extended and/or special rehearsal days added due to a tight production schedule.