Thursday, April 25, 2013

Calling All Actors Ages 8 to 16

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – Mainstage Kids is seeking actors ages 8 to 16.   MainStage Kids, offered by Saddleback College Performing Arts and Community Education, is a new youth theatre company designed to prepare young actors ages 8-16 who aspire to perform professionally one day. 

L-R:  Madison Figueroa as Mowgli, Kiana Diaz as Sherekhan and Sophia del Rey as Baloo in  Disney’s The Jungle Book, Photo:  Nina Welch

Whether an actor is an experienced young performer who wants more musical theatre training, or is new to the stage, this exciting theatre program will challenge and inspire all youthful thespians. 
This year, the summer program will be directed and taught by theatre professional and Saddleback Theatre Arts faculty member Jonelle Allen. Professional standards and insights that will be put into practice in a fully mounted main-stage production of a musical revue of Give My Regards to Broadway at the end of the program.

Students will attend an orientation for the program on Friday, May 31, 6-8 pm in the Studio Theatre at Saddleback College. There will be an opportunity to be a part of the crew if a student is not interested in being on stage. Classes and rehearsals are Monday-Friday, July 8 – August 1, 9 am to 2:50 pm. The fee is $395 ($495 value).  For further information contact 949-582-4646.

Performance dates are: Friday, August 2 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, August 3 at 2:30 and 7:30 pm and Sunday, August 5 at 2:30 pm.  Tickets can be purchased by calling (949) 582-4656 (noon-4 Wednesday through Saturday) and online at  Tickets are $16 general and $12 children 16 and under. 

MainStage Kids is a Children's Theatre Company working in connection with Performing Arts and Community Education at Saddleback College to bring professional level Children's Theatre to Orange County.  The company features young actors ages 8-16.  Their last two productions were Seussical Jr. the Musical in 2011 and Disney’s The Jungle Book last summer.
Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Pkwy in Mission Viejo, just east of Interstate 5 at the Avery Parkway exit.  Parking is available in Lot 12.  Take Avery Parkway to Marguerite Parkway turn left to the third traffic light, which is Saddleback’s Marguerite entrance. Turn right into the campus and take the third left to “Theatre Circle,” turning right into Lot 12.

Located in Mission Viejo, Saddleback College provides quality higher education and training to the greater south Orange County community.  Having served more than 500,000 students since 1968, Saddleback College offers more than 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their personal, career, and educational goals.  For more information, please visit  For Fine Arts events, visit

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