San Diego's Pacific Children's Theatre brings high quality performing arts education to children who might not otherwise get the opportunity to experience the arts. Our philosophy sets us apart from other children's theatre groups; we believe that we can use the performing arts to teach life skills to children. We are guided by the following core values: Personal Best, Teamwork, and Performing Arts.
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Script by Graham Russo
Music and Lyrics by Korrie Paliotto
Enrollment Packet for Stone Soup 2014
Auditions- Once you have enrolled, we will call you to set up an audition appointment. Appointments are ten minutes long, and slots can be reserved for either Monday, March 10 or Wednesday, March 12th from 4:00 through 6:30. Although we ask every student to audition, PCT auditions are meant to be as low pressure as possible especially for our newest students. Our auditions are more like assessments since everyone who auditions gets in the play. For this show we are asking every cast member to prepare up to a one-minute song, please bring a cd or ipod with accompaniment. We prefer that there be no a capella singing or background voices on the accompaniment track.
Callbacks- Callbacks are on Friday, March 14th from 4:30 to 6:30 and all cast and crew members are called. Callbacks are a combination between a second audition and a first rehearsal. Students will get to know their cast mates and read from the play.
Parent Meeting- We are having our parent meeting, right after callbacks, on Friday, March 14th from 6:30 to 7:00. At the meeting, you will get a chance to meet the production team, learn about the production process, ask questions and sign up for volunteer committees (not a requirement). Students are welcome at the meeting. Please plan on attending especially if this is your first PCT show; it really helps get the production off to a smooth start.
Casting- After the parent meeting the production team will sit down and cast the show. Casting the show is the most difficult part of the whole production process, because it often means choosing between many wonderful children for a few main parts. Our goal is to give every student a time to shine. The cast list will be on our website on Saturday, March 15th by 1:00 pm.
Rehearsals- At the first rehearsal (Monday, March 17th), you will receive a detailed rehearsal schedule letting you know which days your child is should attend rehearsal. Please note that every child must attend tech week and all production dates. Rehearsals will be on Monday, Wednesday or Fridays from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm (however your child will not be called to all rehearsals). Our tech week will be May 12-15 (Monday through Thursday) from 4:30-8:30.
Conflicts- Before enrolling, please check your schedule to make sure you can attend all the rehearsal dates. We can accept students with no more than 3 conflicts with our rehearsal dates and no conflicts with tech week or performances. In the past, some have had far too many unexcused absences or last minute conflicts. While we understand that things happen, absences (especially unexcused or last minute) negatively affect not only your child, but all the other students as well.
Performances- There will be two weekends of performances from Friday, May 16-Sunday, May 27. Friday 7 pm, Saturday 2 pm, and Sunday 2 pm. There will also be TWO School Day Performances at 9 am and 11 am on May 22nd.