Enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis. You can reserve your child's spot by sending in a $50 non-refundable deposit along with the enrollment form OR by sending in the full enrollment fee with the enrollment form. For further instructions on how to enroll, please visit the SIGN UP page here on our website.
Auditions take place the first three days of camp (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday). Actors will be asked to read for different parts and sing a portion of a song (if a solo-singing part is desired). By the third day, everyone will have learned a song and dance routine and be assigned a role in the production. At Neverland we create two casts; so in some cases an actor will receive their "main" part in one cast and be a part of the ensemble in the other cast. Note: Actors do not have to prepare any audition material beforehand.
Rehearsals take place in the Columbia Junior High Performing Arts Center Monday through Thursday from 11:00 to 3:00. Due to the short amount of time we have to put the production together, every rehearsal is important. Each participant learns something new each day, whether that is a song, dance, or scene. Therefore, it is also important actors arrive on time and stay for the duration of the rehearsal. In the middle of the day, we take a short, half-hour lunch break. Please send a snack or light lunch along with your actor each day. (Rehearsing makes for hungry actors!)
Dress rehearsals take place the last week of camp. We do a complete run through of the show each day with costumes, lights, and sound. It is important that all actors are prepared and ready to go on time.
The Neverland Summer Theater Program culminates in a weekend of four performances. Cast One performs Friday night at 7:00 PM and Saturday at 2:00 PM. Cast Two performs Saturday at 7:00 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM. Each paid enrollment comes with two complimentary parent tickets to one of the shows. Additional tickets are $8.00 and can be purchased at the door. Performances take place at the Columbia Junior High School Performing Arts Center. DVD's and cast photos of each cast are available for purchase.
Can my child still participate in the program if we have a vacation planned in the middle of the rehearsal dates?
Yes, we understand summer is a busy time and often families have planned vacations. However, limited rehearsal time has to be taken into consideration when casting parts. Each actor will get the opportunity to have a role and be in songs and dances, but several missed rehearsals may affect the size of the role he/she is given.
Should I sign my child up even if he/she has no experience with musical theater?
Yes, absolutely! Our program is structured so that children of all different skill levels will learn and grow. It is a very warm and friendly environment, so new ones are warmly welcomed.
My child is not a student in the Fife School District. Can I still sign him/her up?
Yes! The bulk of our enrollments are from the Fife School District due to our location, but we welcome others outside the district as well.
My child is a little outside the 10-18 age range. Can I still sign him/her up?
We decide this on a case by case basis, but for the most part, students need to be beween the ages of 10-18. In most cases, students who participate are in fourth grade going into fifth grade all the way through to seniors who have just graduated. Please visit the CONTACT page with specific questions about your child.
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"I really loved being in the Neverland Theater. I met some really great friends there and I had so much fun singing songs, learning dances, dressing up, and becoming my character. Overall, I was sad that it was over and I can't wait for the next year."
-Nic (Age 12)
"Not only do I have the best summers thanks to Neverland Theater, but with the help of Neverland I became friends with three of my now BEST friends and many other amazing friends as well. Theater also helped me to be way more outgoing than I probably would have ever been, and there's never a dull moment with the wonderful directors!"
-Nina (Age 15)
"I think every Fife student should take the chance and try a play with Neverland Theater at least once! It is an awesome way to build confidence, make new friends, and try something different! Everyone is guaranteed to have a fun time, no matter what age or skill level!"
-Kate (Age 16)
"Much like Peter Pan's actual Neverland, this theater group makes your dreams a reality and keeps your young spirit alive. If you're looking for a summer you'll never forget, join Neverland Theater!"
-Daveena (Age 16)
"I think Neverland is an amazing experience! You not only grow as an actor, but a person as well. It is the best way to spend your summer vacation."
-Aradia (Age 16)
"Neverland made my summer go from just any other boring old summer to one of the best summers I've ever experienced! I'm so excited for next year!"
-Trevor (Age 12)
"Wonderful program! It teaches kids to love music, dancing, and entertaining. It brings kids together from the community and allows older, experienced actors to be role modes and teachers to the younger children. We love this theater!"
"I've seen every play more than once. They're always professionally done. What an experience for these young people! Amazing talent! Keep up the good work. If you haven't been to one of the performances yet, go...you won't be disappointed!!!"
ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
ABOUT OUR PROGRAM