Project Sparx, the Educational Program at the Firehouse Center for the Arts

The Firehouse Center for the Arts (Society for the Development of Arts and Humanities of Greater Newburyport) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our federal tax id number is 04-2649373.

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Firehouse Center for the Arts

1 Market Square
Newburyport, MA 01950


Firehouse Rehearsal Space

18 Graf Road
Newburyport, MA 01950

BEHIND THE SCENES

Grades 3 - 10

Behind the Scenes: All Shook Up

Registration Fee:

May 5 - June 28
Rehearsals: Tue & Thurs, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
​Tech Week: June 20, 23 & 24

Performances: June 27 & 28

$159.00

Crew members will have the opportunity to build the technical aspects of our upcoming Teen Ensemble production of All Shook UP: including costumes, props and scenic elements.  Participants in our tech program will meet during Tuesday rehearsals and will also serve as backstage crew members during tech week and performances.

Overview

All Shook Up is a new musical comedy built around a number of songs made famous by Elvis Presley. It's NOT a biographical revue. It takes place in 1955, somewhere in middle America, where one girl's dream and a surprise visit from a mysterious leather-jacketed, guitar-playing stranger help a small town to discover the magic of romance and the power of rock & roll.

Parent Meeting 

Tuesday, May 5th at 5:30pm

Parent Meeting:

Parents: We are asking you to join us for a brief information session at the start of our first tech class on Tuesday, February 25th.  During this session we will be able to answer any questions you have about the rehearsal/performance process, update you on some changes we are making to the program, and introduce you to our instructors.  The information session shouldn't last more than 15 minutes.

If you have questions, please email  Adele Jones at  projectsparx@firehouse.org.

Rehearsal Information: 


What to Bring to Rehearsals:

  • Script (to be handed out at the first rehearsal)

  • Pencil

  • Water bottle

  • Snack (we will take a snack break every rehearsal)

  • Clothes you do not mind getting dirty 

  • Footwear with closed-toes & secure heels that would be safe to build sets in

 

Rehearsal Location:
Rehearsals will take place in our Rehearsal Space on 18 Graf Road, Newburyport, MA 01950

 

  • You’ll enter the building through the first double glass doors on left - we’ll be there to guide you on the first day!

  • You may park anywhere on the right side of the building. 

  • Please proceed behind the building to exit as the parking lot is one way. 

  • You may arrive to rehearsals up to 15 minutes early - we will be starting on time for each rehearsal, so please do whatever you need in order to be prompt :)

tech rehearsals/Performances:

 

Tech Rehearsals: 

Saturday, June 20th from 9:30am - 2pm

Tuesday, June 23rd from 5:30pm - 8pm

Wednesday, June 24th from 5:30pm - 8pm

Tech rehearsals are mandatory.  Please make sure your calendar is clear for those 4 days as full participation is crucial to the success of the show! More information about tech week will be shared with the cast, crew and parents throughout the rehearsal process.

Performances:

Saturday, June 27th at 10am & 2pm

Sunday, June 28th at 10am

 

Cast and Crew will be required to report to the theater 1.5 hours prior to the show.  Cast and Crew are expected to remain in the theater between shows on Saturday and Sunday. Our cast party will take place on Saturday, June 27th in between our performances.   More information will be sent out to the cast, crew and parents about our performance days throughout the rehearsal process.


All tech rehearsals and shows will be at the Firehouse Center for the Arts Theater.

Show Information Sheet

Want to keep this information handy, download our show information sheet below.   A more detailed calendar and additional information will be provided at the parent information sessions on Tuesday, February 25th.