From July 8-21, 2013, Theatre Charlotte and the Student Theatre Guild will sponsor an intensive
summer theatre experience, culminating in 3 public performances of the hit Broadway musical
HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING. Tuition of $300 is required,
which also includes a year-long membership in the Student Theatre Guild. Some need-based
scholarships are available. Any interested student, age 14 through college, is eligible to join.
For further information, please see the General Info tab.
Auditions for HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING will be held Saturday, May 18 at 1pm and Sunday, May 19 at 7pm. Rehearsals will be July 8-18, typically from 1pm to 8pm. Details to come.
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
Book by Abe Burrows and Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Based on How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying by Shepherd Mead
From the authors of GUYS AND DOLLS comes one of the most delightfully irreverent musicals of all time. A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant "company man," the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love. Winner of the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING melds wit, comedy, and romance together to perfection.
Friday, July 19, 2013 at 7:30pm
Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 7:30pm
Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 2:30pm
Ticketing information coming soon!
The Theatre Charlotte Student Theatre Guild is a city-wide theatre club. Its purpose is to provide outstanding theatre opportunities to teens throughout the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. The Guild is governed by the teens themselves, with officers elected and members having input into the focus and direction of the club.
The Guild holds monthly meetings and organizes workshops, such as scene study, audition techniques, musical theatre master classes, movement, voice-overs, writing, directing, design and technical theatre. The Guild also ushers for Theatre Charlotte productions and volunteers for workdays and crews.
The Student Theatre Guild offers an intensive two-week camp, culminating in a production on the main stage of Theatre Charlotte. Past productions of SWEENY TODD, CABARET and PIPPIN received high praise.
Auditions for Performing students and Interviews for Technical students are held each spring.
Theatre Charlotte in partnership with the Student Theatre Guild is proud to offer Technical Theatre apprenticeships beginning in 2013. If you have an interest in the theatre process from “behind the scenes”, we want you to help –create an experience!
The apprenticeship program is designed to give students (age 14 through college) an overview of the production process from pre-production and design, through the rehearsal and construction phase and ultimately providing technical support during performances. This is a hands-on intensive program with an emphasis on safe practices, problem solving and collaborative team work. Apprentices will be integral to the entire production process, providing a unique experience that begins with designing a show and ends with a finished full scale production on stage!
Interested candidates must submit an application (resume with references in addition if available) and will also be interviewed for submission into the program. Interviews will be held on Saturday, January 12 from 2pm until 4pm at Theatre Charlotte. Only a select number of apprenticeships are available.
Selected apprentices will meet for several workshops leading up to the June/July summer intensive program involving the Student Theatre Guild and TCjr students. These workshops will help to familiarize students with safe tool usage, common theatre building and painting techniques, as well as an introduction to lighting, prop construction, stage management and designing. Apprentices will then be responsible for executing the build during the summer intensive in June and July, as well as technical aspects during the performances. Dates for the summer intensive can be found below; shows will be announced at a later date.