8th-12th GRADE

EXPERIENCE YOUR POTENTIAL. ACCOMPLISH YOUR DREAMS.

These courses will push those performers who are striving to become the ultimate triple threat. Performers will receive intense training in singing, dancing and acting.  All Backstage classes are taught by professionals in the business.  We can't wait to see you gain new friendships, progress your talents, and perform your best!

Classes Begin January 6th

New Students are charged a Registration Fee of $30

TRAINING & SHREK JR.

8TH-9TH GRADE STUDENTS

TUESDAY/THURSDAYS

4:30- 7:00PM 

Some Saturdays for Rehearsal 9:45-11:45am

TRAINING INCLUDED

   Broadway Jazz

   Broadway Tap

Classical Ballet

   Acting Lessons

PERFORMANCE INCLUDED

   SHREK the Musical Jr.

Tickets will be sold for performances

 

​*get $80 off per semester when you register for this class and private voice

   

 This class is a 5 month commitment

(Jan 6th- May 23rd)

$87/month

$53 Costume Fee

$30 New Student Registration Fee

TRAINING & SHREK JR.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

TUESDAY/THURSDAYS

5:45-8:45PM

Some Saturdays for Rehearsal 9:45-11:45am

TRAINING INCLUDED

 Broadway Jazz

   Broadway Tap

Classical Ballet

   Acting Lessons

PERFORMANCE INCLUDED

  SHREK the Musical Jr.

Tickets will be sold for performances

 

​*get $80 off per semester when you register for this class and private voice

   

 This class is a 5 month commitment

(Jan 6th- May 23rd)

$87/month

$53 Costume Fee

$30 New Student Registration Fee

AERIAL SILKS

Teens

THURSDAY OR FRIDAY

SATURDAYS

MONDAYS 4:00-4:45PM

THURSDAYS 7:00-8:00PM 

Both teen classes will be invited to OPEN AERIAL on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month from 9:00-9:45 to practice what they have been working on during the week

Class time includes basic dance warm-ups, conditioning, flexibility on and off the silks, instruction of skills & poses and combinations. 

 

Students should wear long leggings, no socks or shoes, 

t-shirt, tank top or leotard. Hair pulled back, no jewelry, watches, zippers or anything that potentially could snag the fabrics. No jeans.  Colors encouraged black, grey & blue.

 

There is no costume fee for this class, students will be expected to provide their own costume for the recital, this usually consists of black leggings and a shirt of a specific color.  

$53-57/Month

$33 Equipment Fee Per Semester

$30 New Student Registration Fee

SHREK SHOW ONLY

TUEDAYS & THURSDAYS

5:45-7:00PM

SATURDAYS 

9:45-11:45AM

This option is for High School Students ONLY who are unable to attend training but would still like to participate in the musical. 

 

We highly suggest taking "Training and Shrek" to strengthen your talents and  get the full Backstage experience.
 

$65/month

$53 Costume Fee

$30 New Student Registration Fee

PRIVATE VOICE

CLICK "REGISTER" TO SEE DAY/TIME AVAILABILITY

​Private Voice Lessons are designed for the individual looking to improve their vocal range, confidence, repertoire, technique and experience level.  Each performer works with one of our trained professionals to achieve goals and excel quickly.  Our private voice instructor's are dedicated to giving you a solid foundation to build heathy and strong vocal techniques.  To see their professional experience click on the "About Us" page. 

 

Students will perform at the end of the semester in a recital. Private voice runs all 5 months of the spring semester. Lessons are held once a week for 30 minutes. 

​*get $80 off per semester when you register for "Training and Shrek" and private voice lessons

$63/month

$30 reg fee for new students

JAZZ & TAP

Teens

WEDNESDAYS 6:35-8:05PM

Perfect class for the student looking to up their technique game, progress quicker and gain more strength, flexibility and confidence on the dance floor. 

Will perform in an end of semester recital. No costume fee. 

"Training and Shrek" Students may add-on this class for $17/mo.

Tap and Jazz Shoes are required for this class.  View our dress code at the bottom of the page.

$45/month

$30 New Student Registration Fee

$43/month

$30 Registration Fee

Our group voice lessons are designed for singers looking to improve their confidence on stage, acting while singing, and harmonies, all while improving their individual voice techniques.  Students will gain friendships as they encourage each others talents.  Instructors will give individual instruction as well as overall group instruction. 

 

Solos and group numbers will be included throughout the semester.  Finishing with a recital.  All group lessons will cap at 5 students. More times will be added if slots fill.

MONDAYS 6:15-7:00PM

TEEN GROUP VOICE LESSONS

BACKSTAGE TECH CLASS

FRIDAYS 4:00-5:00PM

In this class students will be immersed in the technical side of theatre.   They will experience what happens behind the scenes and how to make magic on stage.  Students will learn about lighting, sound, costume, stage management, run crew and props.  

Students will get the opportunity to stage crew for Shrek the Musical Jr. and Alice in Wonderland Jr. and will be required to commit time outside of class to crew for shows. Enrollment must reach 4 students.
 

$25/month

No registration fee for this class

AUDITION NOTICE

    Director - Kayeli Hathaway

Producer - Shelby Hovley

Choreographer - TBA

    Music Director- Kyle Lawrence

CLASSES START-  Jan 7th

AUDITIONS -   Jan 10th

CALLBACKS-   Jan 11th,  10:00-12:00pm

REHEARSALS-  Jan-March

                                          Tuesday/Thursday  5:45pm-7:00pm & Saturday 9:45-11:45am

PERFORMANCES-  March 20, 21, 23, 24, 27, 28

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical Jr., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical.  It's a "big bright beautiful world" as everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.  Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family. 

AUDITIONS 

Auditions are open to all performers between the grades 8th-12th

Bring ALL conflicts from January 6th- March 28th, any conflicts not included at the time of audition will not be honored.  Not everyone will be called to every rehearsal.  

If you cannot attend auditions on January 6th, contact us and we will schedule another time for you.
 

Bring a headshot and resume to auditions

Come prepared to sing 1 minute in the style of the show or stylistically appropriate to a character from the show.  An accompanist will be provided, please bring sheet music.  Or bring a karaoke track, no tracks with vocals.

Auditions will take place at the studio located at 803 North 1250 West #4, Centerville, Utah, 84014

COST

Training and Performance Monthly: $87

Costume Rental Fee: $53

Registration Fee for New Students Only: $30

Performers will be required to provide underclothing and shoes for performances.  Consisting of a tan leotard & black shorts for girls and a black tank top & black or tan pants for boys.  

*High Schoolers Grades 10th-12th can participate in show only for $65/mo. + Costume Fee $47 + Registration Fee $30

HOW TO SIGN UP

1. Click any "register" button on website

2. Register for "TRAINING & SHOW" or "HIGH SCHOOLER SHOW ONLY"

3. Email us to get an audition time backstageperformingartsutah@gmail.com

Everyone who registers will be cast in the production, no refunds will be given after the cast list has been posted

CALLBACKS 

-  Dance Call will be held from 10:00-10:45am (Jan 11th) all those participating will be invited to attend the dance call, wear dance clothes, bring dance shoes, and be prepared to move.

- Additional Callbacks will be held after by invitation only

 

Absolutely NO refunds will be given after the cast list has been posted

If you have any questions, please email us.  backstageperformingartsutah@gmail.com

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

SHREK

He may be a big, scary, green ogre to the rest of the world, but as the story reveals, he's really just a big fellow with a big heart. It is great if Shrek is a solid singer, but most importantly a young man who is an excellent actor with comedic chops.

FIONA

She may appear to be an ideal princess straight from the fairy tale books, but there is more to her than that stereotypical image. She is an audacious young lady with a wonderful sense of humor and - surprisingly - manners akin to those of a teenage boy. Cast a girl who can do it all: act, sing and dance. This is a premiere role for an experienced performer with a love able spirit.

YOUNG FIONA

Younger version of Fiona able to hold harmony and belt well

TEEN FIONA

Younger version of Fiona able to hold harmony and belt well

LORD FARQUAAD

A very short man with gargantuan ambition! He is solely interested in gaining as much power as possible. This is a role for a good singer, but most importantly, a comedian who isn't afraid of making bold choices or looking silly.

DONKEY

A brash, loud, fast-talking animal with no concept of "quiet time." Cast an experienced performer who can sing well and has a whole lot of presence and character. Be sure to choose a performer who complements Shrek well as his loyal and ever-faithful sidekick

DRAGON

A breakout role for a young girl with a lot of soul and spunk. She is a ferocious fire-breathing dragon but finds a surprising love in Donkey. Cast a performer who has tremendous presence and a good pop singing voice

MAMA OGRE

Good role for a performer that can kick off the show with a lot of energy and presence. Make sure to cast good singers.

PAPA OGRE

Good roles for a dynamic duo that can kick off the show with a lot of energy and presence. Make sure to cast good singers.

LITTLE OGRE

A role just right for a smaller, younger performer who is new to the stage. He may not have lines but he is very important to the storytelling.

PINOCCHIO

The wooden boy who cannot tell a lie without being belied by his growing nose. Pinocchio begins in a sour mood about his second-class status but ends the story as a natural leader among the Fairy Tale Creatures. Cast a young performer with a lot of personality who can sing well

THE THREE LITTLE PIGS

 Pig 1, Pig 2 And Pig 3. The classic three little pigs with a German twist. It isn't necessary that they look identical; LOOKING FOR A  a fun and dynamic trio.

UGLY DUCKLING

He may be bitter about his unfortunate appearance, but he does find camaraderie among his fellow fairy tale outcasts. This is a fun comedic role for a new performer.

THE THREE BEARS

Mama Bear, Papa Bear, and Baby Bear. Great cameo roles for young performers who have little performing experience but make a complementary group.

WICKED WITCH

A great role for a young performer destined to be a character actress. She has a big personality, so find a performer who is up to the task.

BIG BAD WOLF

He doesn't need to be a scary, threatening big-bad-wolf type. At this point, he's a pretty tame wolf who is reduced to wearing Little Red Ridinghood's grandmother's dressing gown. This is a fun role for a newcomer to the stage.

GINGY

A great cameo role for a young performer who is as earnest as can be. Gingy is based on the Gingerbread Man who runs away like a fugitive from his baking captors. Find a performer with great energy.

 

PETER PAN

The boy who never grew up, and he continues to act the part in this story. Cast a boy (or girl, if you want to give a nod to the traditional theater casting) who will have fun physicalizing the character.

CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD

This role is just right for an actor with some inherent strength and authority. He or she doesn't have to have a lot of stage experience; just be sure to cast somebody who has a big, booming voice and who isn't scared to put all the Fairy Tale Creatures in their place.

KNIGHTS

The Dragon's background singers who all tried at some point to save Fiona from her tower but were held hostage by the Dragon. Cast young performers who can sing well and have some soul just like the Dragon.

DWARF

Farquaad's comparably short and grumpy father. This is a perfect cameo role for a young performer.

SONG LIST

Big Bright Beautiful World

Story of my Life

What's Up, Duloc?

I Know It's Today

Travel Song

Forever

This is How a Dream Comes True

Morning Person

I Think I Got You Beat

Make a Move

Morning Person (reprise)

Freak Flag

Big Bright Beautiful World (Reprise)

Finale 

I'm a Believer

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