Schedule

Garden Players Schedule

The Garden Players Schedule can be downloaded as a PDF on the Downloads Page, printed from the Google calendar below, and you can also join our calendars to have it appear on your favorite calendar system.

The below schedule has been updated July 3rd, 2018 for the 2018-19 school year.

If you prefer the looking at the schedule online as seen in our pdf, you’ll find it below. You can also choose the agenda view in the calendar above and see everything listed.

2018-2019 Cast Party – in the Lounge – Pot Luck (bring something healthy… fruit, cheese, diner item, other)
June 11, 3:15-4:15pm Rising Stars (no public school, be yes – cast party!)
June 11, 4:30-6pm Blue Cast GP1-3 (no public school, be yes – cast party!)

Youth Choir (Garden Players invited to join this concert)
June 14th, 7:30-8:30pm concert (meet 6:30 to practice)

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Garden Players 2018-19 Class & Rehearsal Schedule

Tuesdays: (see below for Fridays*)
Tuesday Rising Stars (1-2 grade) 3:15-4 – Performs with the Saturday Red or Blue Cast Show
*Free Youth Choir (1-8th grade) 4-4:30 – Vocal technique, solfège, and church and community songs
Tuesday Garden Players 1 (3-4 grade) 4:30-5:30 – Blue Cast GP1 (+ March-May Sunday 3:30-5, + Feb-May keep Tuesdays clear 4:30-6:30)
Tuesday Garden Players 2 (5-7 grade) 5:30-6:30 (+ March-May Sunday 3:30-5pm, + Feb-May keep Tuesdays clear 4:30-6:30)

Tuesday Class Schedule 1st Semester (14 classes) 
September 24
October 1, (no class Oct 8), 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19, 26
December 3, 10 – Sharing Day (no Youth Choir), 17, (Dec 24, Dec 31 – no class)
January 7, 14, – 2nd Semester Tuition Due
*Sunday January 19th Benefit Concert 5-6pm

Tuesday Class Schedule 2nd Semester (15 classes + see Sunday rehearsals)
(New students should join for the 3 weeks leading up to the concert: Dec 17, Jan 7, Jan 14)
January 21- GP receive audition material, January 28 – GP auditions
February 4, 11, (18 – no class), February 25
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
April 7, (no class the 14th), 21, 28
May 5, 12
*Sunday May 3  + 10 – Dress Rehearsal. May 16 & 17- THE BIG SHOW

*Fridays:
Friday Rising Stars (1-2 grade) 3:30-4:15 – Performs with the Sunday Red Cast or Blue Cast Show 
Friday Garden Players 1 (3-5 grade) 4:20-5:20 – Red Cast GP1 (+ March-May Sunday 2-3:30 + Feb-May keep Fridays clear from 4:25-6:25pm)
Friday Garden Players 2 (5-7 grade) 5:25-6:25 (+ March-May Sunday 2-3:30 + Feb-May keep Fridays clear from 4:25-6:25pm) 
Friday Garden Players 3 (7-9 grade) 6:30-7:30 (+ March-May Sunday 1-5pm, 2-3:30 and/or 3:30-5.)

Friday Class Schedule 1st Semester (14 classes)
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 22, (no class the 29th)
December 6, 13 – Sharing Day, 20 – last class before holidays. (no class December 27th)
January 3, 10, 17 – 2nd Semester Tuition Due
*Sunday January 19th Benefit Concert 3-4pm (GP3 is in the 3pm and 5pm concert)

Friday Class Schedule 2nd Semester (13 classes + 2 Tuesday optional classes + see Sunday rehearsals)
(New students should join for the 4 weeks leading up to the concert: January 3, 10, 17.)
January 24 – GP receive audition material, January 31 – auditions
February 7, 14, (no class the 21st), April 28
March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 3, 7 – optional Tuesday class, (no class the 10th or 17th), April 24
May 1, 8, 12th – optional Tues class 
*Sunday May 3  + 10 – Dress Rehearsal. May 15th – Tech Rehearsal 5:30-9pm for GP (no RS). May 16 & 17- THE BIG SHOWGarden Players 2017-18 Class & Rehearsal Schedule page 2

2nd Semester Sunday Rehearsals & Show Commitment
When putting on a show, we are teaching the children discipline, commitment to others, teamwork, a love of the arts, ability to express themselves, and this is a serious commitment. The kids all work so hard. Please be prepared to attend all Sunday rehearsals March-May, the full mandatory Dress & Tech rehearsals, and to discuss any schedule issues with us before committing to the 2nd semester.

Sunday Rehearsals in the Community House 1-5pm
GP Red Cast 2-3:30, GP Blue Cast 3:30-5. RS will rehearse certain dates listed below, 1-2pm and may also rehearse during Dress Rehearsal with their cast time.
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (plus Fri RS 1-2pm)
April 5 (plus Tues RS 1-2pm), (12 – no rehearsal), 19 (plus Fri RS 1-2pm), 26 (plus Tues RS 1-2pm)

Dress Rehearsals – Attendance Required! 
GP Red Cast 1:30-3:30, Blue Cast 3:30-5:30
May 3 – 1st Dress Rehearsal (Friday RS optional)
May 10 (Happy Mother’s Day) – 2nd Dress Rehearsal (Tuesday RS optional)

GP Tech/Dress Rehearsal – If you miss this rehearsal, you can not be in the show! (no Rising Stars)
Red Cast – Friday May 15th, 5:30pm arrive in the Music Room. Ends around 9pm in C.H.
Blue Cast – Saturday May 16th, 11:30am arrive in the Music Room. Ends around 2:30pm C.H.

Show Schedule
May 16 – Red Cast & Tuesday Red Cast RS- 4:30pm show (RS 3:30pm tech)
May 16 – Blue Cast & Tuesday Blue Cast RS – 7:30pm show (RS 6:30 tech)
May 17 – Red Cast & Friday Red Cast RS – 2pm show (RS 1pm tech)
May 17 – Blue Cast & Friday Blue Cast RS – 5pm show (RS 4pm tech)

*GP3 class may be half in the Red Cast and half in the Blue Cast.

Cast Party – in the Lounge – Pot Luck (bring something healthy… fruit, cheese, diner item, other)
June 12, 3:30-4:30pm Rising Stars
June 12, 5:30-7pm Red Cast GP1-3
June 16, 3:15-4:15pm Rising Stars (no public school, be yes – cast party!)
June 16, 4:30-6pm Blue Cast GP1-3 (no public school, be yes – cast party!)

Youth Choir
Free Youth Choir meets on the same dates as the Tuesday classes & also has weekend performances 
In Church: 3 Sunday performances TBA
Flag Day: Saturday June 6 or 13 – meet at 9:30 at the church, walk over to the Flag Pole to sing at 10:30-11:30am

General Registration & Schedule Info

In-Person Registration Day: September 8th, 12:30-2:30pm at Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan, Forest Hills, NY 11375
Or register by mailing in the form and payment from our Downloads Page. (But either way, make sure to contact us and let us know you are planning on registering.)

Tuesday classes begin the last week of September. Friday classes begin the first week of October.

Tuition for Rising Stars (1-2 grade) is $360 per semester and there are two semesters per year, with a fully staged, choreographed show in May at the end of the full year. The second semester there is an additional $60 rehearsal fee for a few Sunday rehearsals leading up to the show in April and May.

Tuition for Garden Players classes (3rd grade – 8th grade) is $405 per semester and there are two semesters per year, with a fully staged, choreographed show in May at the end of the full year. The second semester there is an additional $140 rehearsal fee for the Sunday rehearsals leading up to the show in March-May.

In the fall our students work on acting improvisation, monologues, songs from well known musicals, and choreography. There is a Sharing Day in December. They also have a concert in January.

In the spring our students work on an original musical while perfecting their performing skills with the guidance of working professionals. The production value of the year end musical features professional sound, lights and music in front of a full auditorium. Beyond 3 hours volunteer minimum, parents are invited to help make the magic happen in any capacity they feel comfortable such as sets, costumes, makeup, photography, playbill, or usher.

Garden Players fosters creativity, courage, and cooperation. The academic year culminates with every child experiencing the creative process as we create and put on a completely original musical theater show. Six of these original musicals have been published and performed all over the world. Throughout the journey your child will develop confidence, eloquence and poise. Many of our kids go on to performing arts high schools, and those who choose another path come away with high level skills excelling in debate, presentations, and self expression. All of this achieved in a family-like safe, loving, and nurturing environment.