Show Prep Guidelines
The Kids Theatre Company programs are friendly, encouraging, and offer safe,
expert guidance. We anticipate that every child can shine and will discover
breakthroughs in the limelight. When your child joins a TKTC cast, each production
becomes a unique “family road trip” where even you, are along for a six-week
This is the best kid’s theatre program we could find, from L.A. to OC. We talked to other parents and kids about the productions, and comments came back 100% positive. Kyle Becker and his team really teach the kids improv and theatre techniques. The kids involved are wonderful and kind to each other. — Erik F.
Here are some helpful guidelines to make the journey a terrific experience:
- Make sure that your actor brings his or her SCRIPT and a PENCIL or PEN to every rehearsal. The script is their
road map, without it, they will fall behind or quickly lose their way.
- If a script is lost or misplaced, please let TKTC
know so that we may email another copy to you…
Only one bound script will be distributed
per cast member.
- Rehearsals tend to go 2½ to 3 hours. It’s a good
idea to send your actor or actress with snacks/drinks
to re-energize his/herself during our break times.
- It’s true. Taking a role in a theatrical production
requires a significant time commitment. Cast
members should plan on attending EVERY
rehearsal. If a scheduling conflict occurs for your
family, please let TKTC know well in advance so
that we may try to accommodate. Please note
that missing rehearsals IMPACTS the rest
of our cast and crew.
- Encourage your actor to review his or her scenes
prior to rehearsal. The more practice with lines,
then the more familiar and comfortable s/he’ll
be during rehearsal, and the more s/he’ll be able
to innovate with his or her character. Every
production has a deadline date by which
ALL LINES MUST BE MEMORIZED.
- We request your volunteer support during each production.
There are a number of production committees to choose from,
and you can do so via Sign-up Genius or during each production’s
Parent Meeting. We appreciate your contributions towards each
production. It takes many hands to put on a show.
- The use of electronic devices such as iPhones,
Blackberries, iPads, iPods, DSs, and similar items,
IS PROHIBITED during rehearsal hours as they
are distractors. YES, actors may use their mobile
phones to contact you for pick up. BUT, gaming,
texting, tweeting, uploading, etc. is not
permitted during rehearsals.
- TKTC productions are BULLY-FREE ZONES.
There is ABSOLUTELY NO name calling, or bullying
permitted. If your actor has been teased or physically
harmed in any way, alert TKTC immediately to intervene.
We prefer a face-to-face conversation, but a note via
e-mail or a phone call works too.
- TKTC is a safe haven for kids of all ages and
all walks of life. It is sooo important to us that
every actor has a chance to succeed: “You have
to believe it before you can be it!” And one of the
main goals of TKTC is to teach young actors how
to believe in themselves and find their inner strengths.
- Most importantly, please remind your actor to
respect their fellow cast members. Even though
certain roles may be double cast, actors are not in
competition with one another. Being double cast
simply means each actor takes an equal part of the
whole. We are a family here. Taking part in a TKTC
show isn’t about being featured as a single actor, but
about a group of actors sharing an experience together.
Let’s use each production as a chance to continue to
grow and develop even further as actors and people.