Schedule

Garden Players 2018-2019 Schedule

In-Person Registration Day: September 8th, 12:30-2:30pm at Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan, Forest Hills, NY 11375 (not Sept 22nd or 23rd)
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.)

Classes begin the first week of October.

Tuition for Rising Stars (1-2 grade) is $350 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 $50 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 $395 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 $130 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 perfecting their skills for a show combined with the older actors. This show has parents volunteering to help with the sets, costumes, and is on the stage of the Community House with lights, and an audience of up to 240 people.

We foster self expression, creativity, courage, working together as a group, performance skills, and show the kids what it is like to work on well known works as well as what is like to work on a new musical (we put on an original musical each year, 6 of which have been published and performed all over the world), building confidence for life!

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 old fashioned way of looking at the schedule online, you’ll find it below, although you can also choose the agenda view in the calendar above and see everything listed.

Garden Players 2018-19 Class & Rehearsal Schedule (updated 7/3/18)

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)
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.)

Tuesday Class Schedule 1st Semester (14 classes) 
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
November (Nov 6 – no class), 13, 20, 27
December 4, 11 – Sharing Day (no Youth Choir), 18, (Dec 25 – no class)
January (Jan 1 – no class), 8, 15, 22 – 2nd Semester Tuition Due
Sunday January 27th Benefit Concert 5-6pm

Tuesday Class Schedule 2nd Semester (14 classes + see Sunday rehearsals)
(New students should join for the 3 weeks leading up to the concert: January 8, 15, 22.)
January 29 – GP receive audition material
February 5 – GP auditions (no public school, but yes GP!), 12 – read-through script, (19 – no class), 26
March 5, 12, 19, 26
April 2, 9, 16, (no class the 23rd), 30
May 7, 14
May 12 – Dress Rehearsal. May 18 & 19- THE BIG SHOW

Friday Class Schedule 1st Semester (15 classes)
October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16, (no class the 23rd), 30
December 7, 14 – Sharing Day (no Youth Choir), 21 – last class before holidays. (no class December 28th)
January 4, 11, 18, 25 – 2nd Semester Tuition Due
Sunday January 27th Benefit Concert 3-4pm (GP3 is in the 3pm and 5pm concert)

Friday Class Schedule 2nd Semester (13 classes + see Sunday rehearsals)
(New students should join for the 4 weeks leading up to the concert: January 4, 11, 18 25.)
February 1, 8 – auditions, 15 – read-through of script, (no class the 22nd)
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
April 5, 12, 16 – optional Tuesday class, (no class the 19th or 26th)
May 3, 10, May 17th RS Class at normal time / GP come for Red Cast Tech Rehearsal 5:30-9pm
May 12 – Dress Rehearsal. May 17th – Tech Rehearsal 5:30-9pm for GP. May 18 & 19- THE BIG SHOW

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 3, 10, 17, 24, 31(plus Fri RS 1-2pm)
April 7 (plus Tues RS 1-2pm), 14 (plus Fri RS 1-2pm), (no rehearsal Feb 21),  28 (plus Tues RS 1-2pm)

Dress Rehearsals – Attendance Required! 
GP Red Cast 1:30-3:30, Blue Cast 3:30-5:30
May 5 – 1st Dress Rehearsal (Friday RS optional)
May 12 (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 17th, 5:30pm arrive in the Music Room. Ends around 9pm in C.H.
Blue Cast – Saturday May 18th, 11:30am arrive in the Music Room. Ends around 2:30pm C.H.

Show Schedule
May 18 – Red Cast & Tuesday Red Cast RS- 4:30pm show (RS 3:30pm tech)
May 18 – Blue Cast & Tuesday Blue Cast RS – 7:30pm show (RS 6:30 tech)
May 19 – Red Cast & Friday Red Cast RS – 2pm show (RS 1pm tech)
May 19 – 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 7, 3:30-4:30pm Rising Stars
June 7, 5:30-7pm Red Cast GP1-3
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
Free Youth Choir meets on the same dates as the Tuesday classes & also has weekend performances 
In Church: 3 Sunday performances TBA
Flag Day: June 8 – meet at 10 at the church, walk over to the Flag Pole to sing at 11am