Summer 2021 Programs
Tuition Assistance Is Available
for all White Heron Student Company programs. For information, please email Jenna Tremblay at Jenna@whiteherontheatre.org
*For new students, in order to be considered for the WHSC's production of Mixtape V and/or Carrie please contact Jenna@whiteherontheartre.org to receive an application
The Nantucket Cabaret:
Our student company from summer 2020 are invited back to the island to perform their performances in-person from our digital cabaret from last year. This will be such a nice way to finally connect all of the people from our completely remote/digital Summer 2020 season in a fun way. Our theme for the cabaret is "The Art of Self Expression," and all participants will be coached through musical theatre and a variety of genres expressing the importance (especially today) of expressing ourselves through art and its healing powers. The cabaret will culminate on Nantucket as a season opener for White Heron Student Company.
Price: Free to everyone that participated in our 2020 Summer Season
Carrie: The Musical:
The White Heron Student Company Education Team is so excited to bring Carrie: The Musical to White Heron Theatre Company in our Summer 2021 season! This production will allow our older students to give back to the community by excavating themes which students and young adults are experiencing all over the world. Working in collaboration with on island experts in the mental health industry, our students will explore ways to open discussion and incite positive changes through their art. These changes begin locally on Nantucket with the intent to think more globally about our responsibility to our communities and humanity.
Plot Abstract: Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she's an outcast who's bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she's at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over- protective mother. But Carrie's just discovered she's got a special power, and if pushed too far, she's not afraid to use it. Based on Stephen King's bestselling novel, the musical of Carrie hasn't been seen since its legendary 1988 Broadway production. Now, the show's original authors have joined with director Stafford Arima (Altar Boyz) and MCC Theater for a newly reworked and fully re-imagined vision of this gripping tale. Set today, in the small town of Chamberlain, Maine, Carrie features a book by Lawrence D. Cohen (screenwriter of the classic film), music by Academy Award winner Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment), and lyrics by Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose). Based on the novel by Stephen King.
Directed by Jimmy Calitri
Carrie Rehearsals Tuesday, July 6th- Friday, August 6th 9:30-12:30pm; If we can safely have rehearsals at the theatre, we will most certainly do so.
Tech Sunday, August 8th & Monday, August 9th; Dress Rehearsal Tuesday & Wednesday August 10th & 11th;
Show opens Thursday, August 12th followed by performances on Friday, August 13th, Saturday, August 14th; 2 shows on Sunday, August 15th and closing show on Monday, August 16th.
Mixtape : Volume V: Hope Through the Darkness
(2 sessions): The White Heron Student Company anchor program returns for its sixth incarnation of our original Mixtape Series. Summer 2021 we welcome Mixtape Volume V. This program explores societal themes pertinent to young artists and provides advanced training in music, dance, voice, movement and acting. Mixtape allows our student performers to observe the world around them, excavate ideas important to their generation and express them onstage in a powerful, courageous and vulnerable way. If we are able to safely have rehearsals at the theatre, we will do so. The rehearsals culminate in a musical theatre performance performed at an outdoor stage with sound, lighting, costumes and full tech support. A new and innovative experience that White Heron Student Company is looking forward to taking on! Past explorations have included: "Breaking Through," "The Journey to Self-Love," "A New Generation Rises," and "Resurgence."
Session 1: Tuesday, July 6th through Friday, July 16th 1:30 -4:30pm. Monday - Friday. Performance: Sunday, July 18th
Session 2: Monday, July 19th through Friday, July 30th 1:30-4:30pm. Monday - Friday. Performance: Sunday, August 1st
Led by Jimmy Calitri, Joe Short, Emily Turtle, Caprial Harris, Tim Brown & Karen Wheeler
Individual Sessions for portfolios/ college auditions with Jimmy Calitri and Joseph P. Short:
Participants will learn how to select and prepare audition materials for high school, college and professional theatre auditions. This process includes current information on headshots, resumes, monologue and scene prep, musical theatre audition cuts and callbacks techniques. Students enrolled in these individual sessions will be supplied with pertinent information to them based on their interest in theatre, marketing yourself as an actor, networking and the business side of our craft.
One on One Sessions Scheduled by Appointment, includes 3 hours of 1:1 instruction and preparation. To be scheduled contact