“SHOWTIME!” 1 and 2 - 2019

SHOWTIME is nearly here again!!

 

Every year, Joco students are invited to perform in one of our two shows at The Leatherhead Theatre, and in some cases both! This really is the highlight of the Joco year - the children love taking part and the audiences are always amazed by their fantastic performances. It’s such an exciting time and a great experience for everyone involved!

 

The dates for the 2019 shows are:

 

SHOW 1, Saturday 9th March, show starts at 2pm (rehearsals earlier in the day) – This will involve the following classes (Plus a couple of extra numbers from selected older children, tbc):

 

MONDAY - Musical Theatre A

MONDAY - Ballet A1

MONDAY - Tap A

MONDAY - Ballet A2

TUESDAY - Tap A

TUESDAY - Ballet A

TUESDAY - Street Dance A

WEDNESDAY - Pre-School Ballet

WEDNESDAY - Pre-School Tap

WEDNESDAY - Jazz A

THURSDAY - Pre-School Ballet

FRIDAY - Street Dance A

SATURDAY - Pre-School Ballet

SATURDAY - Pre-School Tap

SATURDAY - Tap A

SATURDAY - Ballet A

 

 

and

 

SHOW 2, Sunday 10th March, show starts at 2pm (rehearsals earlier in the day) - This will involve the following classes:

 

TUESDAY - Tap B

TUESDAY - Ballet B

TUESDAY - Street Dance B

WEDNESDAY - Jazz B

WEDNESDAY - Street Dance B

WEDNESDAY - Jazz C

THURSDAY - Senior Ballet A

THURSDAY - Senior Tap A

THURSDAY - Senior Ballet B

FRIDAY - Musical Theatre B

FRIDAY - Teen Tap

FRIDAY - Ballet C

FRIDAY - Tap C

SATURDAY - Tap B

SATURDAY - Ballet B

SATURDAY - Dance Fusion

SATURDAY - Joco Theatre School - G1

SATURDAY - Joco Theatre School - G2

SATURDAY - Joco Theatre School - G3

 

There is no charge for your child(ren) to take part in the show(s) and no charge for costumes (although you might be asked to provide some basic items such as leggings etc). There might be an extra rehearsal for some children (those who will need radio mics, for example) but for the majority, all show preparation will be completed during your child’s normal classes and on the actual show day, so you don’t need to worry about extra rehearsals eating in to your weekends!

 

On the big days, there is even a professional photographer that comes to photograph the children in costume plus a DVD made of the show. I can’t wait!

 

TICKETS

Tickets will go on sale on Saturday 15th December 2018 through The Leatherhead Theatre Box Office. Tickets are £15.50 each. There are no concessions but children under 18 months can sit on a grown-up’s lap. Also, if you have more than one child and for example, one is in Show 1 and the other is in Show 2 or your child is in both shows, I’m afraid that tickets do have to be purchased for each show that you wish to attend - this is due to the financial pressures of putting on shows of this scale. However, we are very keen on keeping costs for families to a minimum (no costume charge etc) so if you have one Joco child in each show, the child who is not performing is very welcome to a free ticket to watch their sibling in the other show. If this is the case for you, please contact us for a code to use before booking online.

 

HELPERS - We need you!

As you can probably imagine, it takes an army of fantastic volunteers to help look after the children backstage. The children’s safety is paramount, so we have few meetings before the big day to ensure all the backstage heroes are fully briefed and entirely confident in their role. If you are able to help, it means that you will get to enjoy the pre-show rehearsal on the big day, all the show magic from backstage and the wings and you will be on Jo’s Christmas card list forever! It does mean, however, that you will be needed backstage and in the wings for the duration of the show and won’t be able to join relatives in the audience.

 

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