Coming to New Theatre On Main Next Year!

We are excited to announce our plans for the 2018 season!

This will be a year for our Youth Actors!

The Managing Artistic Directors, Timothy Barnes and Allison Chicorel, look forward to providing many opportunities for our amazing youth performers to work under the direction of the M.A.D.s as well as alongside professional adult actors in the Milwaukee and surrounding areas.

In between our 3 mainstage productions of 2018 the theatre will be filled with our beloved Junior Concert Workshops as well as exciting theatre classes for new and experienced young performers.

For those of you who have preferred our mature productions before, don’t worry! While keeping 2018 quite heavy on youth theatrics, we will still have non-youth musicals and cabarets on occasion and much more in 2019 so please keep in touch with our website and Facebook page for shows that are more up your alley!

Parents of our youth actors, audition details for “Joseph” are now available.
Audition details for our other 2018 productions as well as Class Descriptions will come at a later date.

***2018 Class Registration will open December 1, 2017.   Save the date!  These classes will fill up fast!

Please follow us on Facebook and/or send an email requesting to be added to our email list in order to stay updated.

Interested in tickets to any of the 2018 season shows?  Tickets go on sale 6 weeks before opening night! Make sure to watch our Facebook page and Emails so you get your tickets before we are sold out!

 

A Youth Production of
Joseph and the Amazing Techni-Color Dreamcoat

The biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes alive in the musical retelling. Joseph — the favorite son of Jacob — is blessed with vivid dreams that foretell the future. Sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, Joseph endures a series of adventures which challenge him to his core in this Andrew Lloyd Webber favorite.

Performances Friday Feb 23 – March 18, 2018 (Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 4:00)

Auditions:  Tuesday Dec. 19 & 20,

Callbacks:  Thursday December 21

Rehearsals:  Jan 8-Feb 22

***The Roles of Narrator and Joseph will be played by adults and have been cast.

Audition Details for Actors Age 8 to 17, Available Here 

 

Spring Junior Concert Fundraiser 

In a 2-Day fundraising event, hosted by Managing Directors Timothy J. Barnes & Allison Chicorel, 15 children ranging from age 7 to 16 sing solos they have worked with the directors on in a short but exciting 4-day workshop.  The Junior Concerts are used to provide different groups of rising stars a chance to shine, while helping our organization raise funds for future productions.

Concert Dates:  April 20 at 7:00 & April 21 at 2:00

Workshop Dates: April 12, 16, 18 & 19  6:00-8:00

Please email mainstreettheatre@gmail.com for interest in being a soloist in one of our Junior Concerts!

 

***2018 Class Registration will open December 1, 2017 ***

Character/Scene Work & “Stageography” (Age 8-11)

Class Dates: May 1 through 16 (Tuesdays & Wednesdays 6:00-7:15)

Character/Scene Work & “Stageography”  (Age 12-17)

Class Dates: May 1 through 16 (Tuesdays & Wednesdays 7:30-8:30)

Musical Theatre Dance (Age 12-17)

Class Dates: May 21 through 31 (Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 6:00-7:15)

Youth Workshop:  Musical Appreciation (Age 11-17)

Workshop Dates: Saturday & Sunday May 12 & 13 (1:00-3:00)

Youth Workshop: Basic Musical Theatre Dance (Age 8-11)

Workshop Dates: Monday and Tuesday June 4 & 5 (6:00-7:30)

Youth Workshop:   8 Hours to Places  (Age 8-11) 

Workshop Date: Saturday June 2  (10:00am-6:00pm)

Showcase Date/Time: Saturday June 2 (6:30)

Youth Workshop:   8 Hours to Places  (Age 12-17) 

Workshop Date: Saturday June 9 (10:00am-6:00pm)

Showcase Date/Time: Saturday June 9 (6:30)

 

A Youth Production of
You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

Charles Schulz’s beloved comic comes to life in Clark Gesner’s classic musical, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. The whole gang is here: bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who doesn’t give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy is in the doghouse, and “blockhead,” himself, Charlie Brown, is in rare form.

Performances:  August 3 thru 26, 2018 (Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 4:00)

Directed by Allison Chicorel & Timothy J Barnes

Music Direction by Lindsey Willicombe

Auditions:  (Audition Dates & Details for Actors Age 8 to 17, Coming Soon)

Rehearsals: Mid June – Aug 2

 

Fall Junior Concert Fundraiser 

In a 2-Day fundraising event, hosted by Managing Directors Timothy J. Barnes & Allison Chicorel, 15 children ranging from age 7 to 16 sing solos they have worked with the directors on in a short but exciting 4-day workshop.  The Junior Concerts are used to provide different groups of rising stars a chance to shine, while helping our organization raise funds for future productions.

Concert Dates: September 7 at 7:00 and September 8 at 2:00

Workshop DatesAug. 29,  Sept. 4, 5 and 6;  6:00-8:00

Please email mainstreettheatre@gmail.com for interest in being a soloist in one of our Junior Concerts!

 

The Story of My Life 

This musical follows the friendship of Alvin and Thomas, two men from a small town. These lifelong friends are reunited after Alvin’s mysterious death. Through music and song, these two friends recount their adventures, explore their past dissonance, and ultimately discover what is at the base of every strong friendship…love.

Performances  October 11-14, 2018 (Thursday & Friday at 7:30,  Saturdays at 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday at 4:00)

Directed by Adam Qutaishat

Auditions: August TBD

Rehearsals:  Begin early-mid September

***The roles of Thomas and Alvin have been cast but there will be open auditions for boys age 9 to 15 to portray the roles of Young Thomas and Young Alvin

 

Age Is Just A Number:   A Broadway Revue  

Did you enjoy 2017’s I Like Your Style?  Join us for a night of some serious age bending in another one of Barnes’ & Chicorel’s fully-staged, original Broadway Revues, featuring a 13 year old’s performance of Sondheim’s Ladies Who Lunch, a 30 year old’s rendition of Tomorrow…and many more Broadway characters who won’t let their questionable age stop them from singing their story.

Performances: November 29 –Dec 2, 2018 (Thursday & Friday at 7:30,  Saturday at 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday at 4:00)

Auditions: TBD

Rehearsals: Begin October 16

Directed by Timothy Barnes & Allison Chicorel

(Auditions for 8 child roles, boys and girls.  Age 8 to 15)

 

Junior Christmas Cabaret

As we close our 2018 season and dance our way into 2019, New Theatre on Main (soon to be The Box Theatre Company) invites you to join us for our Junior Christmas Cabaret. Baby, it’s cold outside! So come on inside and enjoy the incredibly talented junior actors (ages 8 to 16) perform holiday favorites!

Performances:  December 14 & 15, 2018 (Friday at 7:30,  Saturdays at 2:00 and 7:30)

Auditions:   Early November TBD

Rehearsals: Begin Dec 5