Oakland Center for the Arts and Kids First Questions and answers

Questions and Faqs regarding the Oakland Center and Kids First Initiative

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Do you charge each child to participate in a production?

- No, it is our belief that we are a non profit which wants to engage many more kids, from all backgrounds to participate in our educationally based theatre and life skills program.

Do you offer Acting Classes?

We currently are setting up classes for later 2019.  At this time, we would ask to email or call us regarding our Theatre classes.

Do you offer classes for Musical Theater?

We currently are setting up classes for later 2019.  At this time, we would ask to email or call us regarding our Musical Theatre classes.

My child is interested in auditions. What should the children come prepared with? Is there a certain requirement, such as a song from one of the plays or may they prepare a song of their choosing?

- For their audition they may pick any song of their choice, or from the auditioning production.

What ages are you looking for in productions?

- We accept kids from 4 and up, depending on their maturity and comfort level.

When do you have rehearsals for productions?

- Every production is different. Some need more time, and others not as much.  We typically have rehearsals for 4-6 weeks prior to its showtime. We have initial meeting with parents and kids to work out those details. We understand that sometimes they just can't be at rehearsal, due to other conflict.  We just ask for open communication, when a conflict arises, especially if they have a speaking part in a the production.

Are there any adult roles in upcoming productions?

- We will definitely have adult roles in Cinderella, A Christmas Story the musical, and The King and I in our 2020 Season starting in October 2019.

Be patient as we will update this as soon as possible.

Thank you for your questions!