THE LITTLE MERMAID JR: NESPA
Journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney's The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney's Broadway production and the motion picture (featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and delightfully charming book and lyrics). Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories, Disney's The Little Mermaid JR. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.
In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home — and her fins — behind and live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she's the girl whose enchanting voice he's been seeking.
Rehearsals: Monday - Friday, 7/10- 7/21 from 9am-3pm. Before and aftercare available if needed.
Rehearsals will be held at the NESPA studio (North Reading). Auditions will be held on the first day, with the cast list being sent out that evening. Performance space and times to be announced.
Performances Saturday 22 at 6:00pm and Sunday 23 at 2:00pm
The non-refundable deposit for The Little Mermaid Jr is $100.00. The full cost of the program is $695.00. Balance can be paid by check or through venmo at @kelly-nespa. The full balance is due by May 1st. All unpaid spots will be released after that date.
The Plastics have deemed worthy of their presence in Mean Girls High School Edition! This "fetch" musical from book writer Tina Fey (30 Rock), lyricist Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde) and composer Jeff Richmond (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) is packed with keen wit, an undeniably catchy score, and a sincere message for everyone.
Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this naïve newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on The Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. Cady and her friends devise a "Revenge Party" to end Regina’s reign with Cady going undercover as an aspiring Plastic. When the lines between the real Cady and her Plastic self get blurred, she must find her way back to herself and her true friends.
Adapted from Fey's 2004 blockbuster film and the Broadway smash hit, Mean Girls JR. will be the queen bee of your stage!
Rehearsals: Monday - Friday, 7/24- 8/11 from 9am-3pm. Auditions will be held the first day with the casting being sent out that evening.
The first two weeks will be held at the NESPA studio on Concord St. Week Three we will transition to the Quannapowitt Players in Reading. There is a 150-seat black box theatre. The theatre does not have air conditioning, but we will be having United Rentals installing units for our rehearsals/performances.
Performances are Saturday, August 12th @ 6pm and Sunday, August 13th @ 2pm.
The non-refundable deposit for Newsies is $100.00. The full cost of the program is $995.00. Balance can be paid by check or through venmo at @kelly-nespa. The full balance is due by May 1st. All unpaid spots will be released after that date.
NEWSIES JR: NESPA
Disney's Newsies JR. is a 60-minute version of the 2012 Broadway musical, based on the 1992 film. Inspired by the rousing true story of newsboys in turn-of-the-century New York City, Newsies JR. features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein.
When powerful newspaper publishers raise prices at the newsboys' expense, the charismatic Jack Kelly rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions. Together, the newsies learn that they are stronger united and create a movement to fight for what's right.
Rehearsals: Monday - Friday, 7/24- 8/4 from 9am-3pm. Before and aftercare available
Auditions will be held the first day, and the casting will be sent out that evening.
Week one rehearsals will be held at the NESPA studio (North Reading). Week two we will move to the Quannapowitt Players in Reading (55 Hopkins St.).
Ticketed Performances: Saturday, 8/5 @ 6pm and Sunday, 8/6 @ 2pm. Please contact us if your child can make only one show. We double cast our productions and can make accommodations for them.
The non-refundable deposit for Newsies Jr is $100.00. The full cost of the program is $695.00. Balance can be paid by check or through venmo at @kelly-nespa. The full balance is due by May 1st. All unpaid spots will be released after that date.