The Troupe is a highly competitive, audition-only group that is led by Performer/L.C.S.W. Lisa Sobelman. The group was founded in 2017 by Maggie Portman for fourth and fifth grade students. This group meets on Thursdays from 4 to 6 PM and on Saturdays from 12 to 2. The students perform two musicals per year, one in December and one in May. Each student will be provided with a costume, a microphone, wonderful sound, lights, props and costumes and a beautiful set. The students will learn how to work collaboratively; and in class they will learn character development, choreography and how to work and connect with their peers. This is a wonderful precursor to The Ensemble.
Grades: 3rd, 4th & 5th
Thursdays from 4pm to 6pm
Saturdays from 12pm to 2pm
Highwood Rec Center
The Skokie Theatre,
December and May
A $500 fee is due upon casting to hold your spot in the Troupe. This fee is separate from tuition and is non-refundable.
Semester 1 Tuition : $975 is due AUGUST 27, 2022
Semester 2 Tuition : $975 is due DECEMBER 1, 2022
*Troupe Tuition is non-refundable.
Special circumstances will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
Troupe rehearsals start in late August and run through May.
We hire professional choreographers to choreograph our shows.
Included in your tuition are two t-shirts, one for each production
Everybody must re-audition each year. The purpose: to re-engage and show the student's growth and commitment.
Shows are announced after our group has been chosen. The December show is announced in August, the May show is announced in December.
Auditions for Troupe are typically in May or June for the coming school year.
There will be a live accompanist for our auditions
Please prepare a 32 bar cut of a musical theatre song.
Bring sheet music in your key, properly mark it, and put it in a binder. No full songs. Do not sing A cappella.
Bring a picture and resume to your audition with your contact info, age and grade in school. The picture does not have to be professionally done.
Please wear a mask to your audition.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your audition.
You will be contacted by email if you are selected.