Summer Youth Project
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Summer Youth Project 2018
Wycombe Swan Summer Youth Project returns with Oklahoma!
The participation fee for this year's Summer Youth Project is £175.00 per participant and can be paid for below.
LunchesOur Swan Bar & Kitchen will be serving hot lunches to participants from Mon – Fri in Week One, and Mon – Tue in Week Two. The great news is that we can offer all participants a seven meal deal for lunches on these seven days.
If you wish to have lunch in the theatre on these days you can do so by paying £30 for seven meals or pay for meals daily for the price of £4.50
At the beginning of each day participants will need to complete a form to select the meal you want and place it in the pre-order box. If participants forget to pre-order food they are still able to go to the stalls bar at lunchtime and order there.
Lunches include hot meals like Jacket Potato with Cheese and Beans or Tuna, Chicken Nuggets, baked beans and chips and Fish Fingers, peas and chips or Vegetable Lasagne. All hot meals include a squash. Lunch bags are also available which include a sandwich (Ham & Cheese, Tuna Mayo or Cheese), crisps, a piece of fruit and squash.
More information on Summer Youth Project can be found on the About and FAQ tabs.
About Summer Youth Project
The aim of Summer Youth Project is to provide 250 young people aged 9 – 21 with the opportunity to work together in a professional theatre. The two week project culminates in four performances of a full-scale musical on our main stage under the supervision of a highly skilled creative team including a professional Director, Choreographer, Musical Director, Musicians and Technical team all in less than two weeks!
The scheme has evolved, getting bigger and brighter every year; it provides local children with a unique opportunity to take an active interest in the performing arts and is a good foundation for those wishing to further their careers in this field. Several previous Project members have gone on to study at theatre and dance schools and have successful careers both on stage and backstage. As well as being actively involved in the arts it helps our young cast build confidence, develop learning skills, unite with a range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, have fun in an imaginative and creative environment, and of course, make lots of new friends! Summer Youth Project provides a crucial artistic outlet for children during the summer holidays.
Over the two week project the theatre comes alive to the sound of young performers, working incredibly hard learning their lines, rehearsing songs and practising dance routines, all with an enthusiasm and dedication that is unprecedented. Year-on-year we receive praise for the high standards that the show ultimately produces with such a young cast.
The summer youth project is managed by Wycombe Swan Theatre on behalf of the HQ Theatres Trust. Charity No. 1145989
You must be 9-21 years of age on or before Sat 28 July 2018 to be eligible for this Project. There can be no exceptions made on the age restrictions.
Auditions and Technical Interviews
Auditions for Oklahoma! happened on Sun 29 April. A huge thank you to all those who auditioned and interviewed for us. Casting will be announced this May.
The Audition Day & Casting
Due to the nature of a process such as this initially you will be seen in groups. We hope to have given everyone a chance to sing, dance and impress us by 2pm. After this time we will only ask you to stay on if we think we might like to see you later in the day for a part or as one of our main dancers. If you are not asked to stay on it does not mean that you have not been selected as a member of the company. Final selections will be made when all auditionees have left after the Audition Day. You will be notified in writing within two weeks whether you have been successful or not.
YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR ALL OF THE ABOVE DATES.
These usually start at 10am and continue all day with a break for lunch, and a dinner break when evening rehearsals are required. Towards the end of the rehearsal process the days will be longer and a finishing time of 10pm can be expected. Rehearsal schedules for the first week will be posted to the company in the weeks leading up to the Project.
The participation fee for this year's Summer Youth Project is £175.00 per participant. If a family has more than one member in Summer Youth Project, each additional sibling will be charged at £140.00 per participant. This can be paid for by contacting our Ticket Office on 01494 512 000.
There are a limited number of subsidised places on offer for those who genuinely cannot afford the fees.