Compass Creative Dramatics and The Paramount Present: The Jumping Jacks and the Beanstalk
Live Events | 07/1/2017 | 11:00AM & 2:00PM
Local youth take to the stage alongside two professional artists in this full-scale musical.
In 1926, as the reign of vaudeville comes to an end, The Jumping Jacks (the once-famous song-and-dance act) tour a shabby state fair circuit. Broke and hungry, they dream of a better life for their only family, the dancing cows that made them famous. When a mysterious stranger offers the cows a good home, the Jumping Jacks hold back their tears and reluctantly say good-bye. But is the deal everything it appears to be? Faced with naysaying neighbors, scheming lackeys, ferocious fashionistas, and the biggest beanstalk they’ve ever seen, the Jumping Jacks fight their way through the land above the clouds to reunite their family once and for all.
Limited spaces left in the Summer Theater Residency program! More information:
Residency Week – Monday, June 26 – Saturday, July 1, 2017
Ages: Rising 1st grade – 18 years
Auditions: First day of camp!
Time: 9AM – 3PM, Monday-Friday
Shows: Saturday, July 1, 11AM & 2PM
*Cost of Summer Theater Residency Package Includes:
- Week-long Theater Residency culminating in two public performances on The Paramount’s stage!
- 5 full days of rehearsals and theater enrichment workshops
- 2 Free Show tickets to be used at either show time
- Compass Creative Dramatics show T-shirt
Compass Creative Dramatics (CCD) is a Chicago based touring company that partners with community organizations to offer creative, engaging theater programming designed to provide arts enrichment and cultivate personal growth and character. CLICK HERE to learn more about the Summer Theater Residency.
CCD’s one week residency provides an opportunity for students in grades 1-12 to work alongside two professional artists in mounting a full musical production on The Paramount’s stage! The residency begins with an audition, followed by a week of rehearsals and theater workshops, and culminates with an original 60-minute musical adaptation of a classic children’s story. CCD provides all the elements of the production – professionally designed and produced music, costumes, props, sets, and make-up – all to make this an unforgettable experience for everyone! The residency is designed to purposefully and intrinsically instill skills of character such as trustworthiness, respect, and responsibility while participants stretch their muscles of creativity and bravery through the art of theater. No acting experience necessary – just come ready to be silly and have fun! Two stage managers are also cast to help with rehearsals and take on important back stage responsibilities.
CCD encourages students to take creative risks and trust without self-judgment, stretching their creativity and bravery “muscles” as they develop social skills like teamwork, respect, and empathy through their exploration of theatre.
For more information about Compass Creative Dramatics, go to: www.ccdramatics.com