Theater Productions

Theater Productions

Starting Arts provides schools with a professional theater experience with several options for type of show, show titles, age of participants, and fees. Please see the detailed information below. After reading the information below, please fill out the Production Request Form to find pricing information and be contacted about a production at your school.


Types of Productions

Production Services Include, but not limited to: Director/Directing Team, Production Manager, Rights and Royalties, Light/Sound/Set/Costume Design and implementation (if in-person), video editing and costume guidance (if virtual). Virtual and in-person options available for all 3 types of productions (pricing varies).

Musical Production

Starting Arts would provide a Director, Music Director, and Choreographer to guide students in a production of a musical from the MTI Jr. or MTI KIDS library of shows. Grade ranges for productions are K-2nd, 3rd-5th, 3rd-8th, or 6th-8th. This can be done virtually or in-person depending on your community’s rules/comfort level. Pricing for in-person will be higher than virtual due to additional safety needs as well as performance needs.

Musical Production Timeline and Details:
Start Date: Typically production starts in early Aug./ Sept./Oct. or Jan./ Feb./March.
Class days: 2 days a week. TBD by Starting Arts and school liasion
Times: 90 minutes each day beginning right after school.
Duration: 12 weeks
Extended Rehearsals: – 3 to 4 hours each day right after school, the week of the performance
Show: 12 weeks after the start date. (2 performances per cast) Additional Performances cost $500 each.

Play (non-musical)

Starting Arts would provide a Director to guide students in a production of a play from various Pioneer Drama library, MTI library, and more. Grade ranges for plays are K-2nd, 3rd-5th, 3rd-8th, or 6th-8th. This can be done virtually or in-person depending on your community’s rules/comfort level. Pricing for in-person will be higher than virtual due to additional safety needs as well as performance needs.

Play (non-musical) Timeline and Details:
Start Date: Typically play rehearsal starts in early Aug./ Sept./Oct. or Jan./ Feb./March.
Class days: 1-2 days a week. TBD by Starting Arts and school liasion
Times: 1.5-2 hours per wk. 1 day a week for 90 minutes or 2 days a week for 1 hour each day beginning right after school.
Duration: 10 weeks
Extended Rehearsals: – 3 to 4 hours each day right after school, the week of the performance
Show: 10 weeks after the start date. (2 performances per cast) Additional Performances cost $500 each.

Radio Play

Starting Arts would provide a Director to guide students in a production of a radio play (actors using their voices and Foley sound effects to create an audio recording of a show). Grade ranges for plays are K-2nd, 3rd-5th, 3rd-8th, or 6th-8th. This can be done virtually or in-person depending on your community’s rules/comfort level. Pricing for in-person will be higher than virtual due to additional safety needs as well as performance needs.

Play (non-musical) Timeline and Details:
Start Date: Typically play rehearsal starts in early Aug./ Sept./Oct. or Jan./ Feb./March.
Class days: 1-2 days a week. TBD by Starting Arts and school liasion
Times: 1.5-2 hours per wk. 1 day a week for 90 minutes or 2 days a week for 1 hour each day beginning right after school.
Duration: 10 weeks
Extended Rehearsals: – 3 to 4 hours each day right after school, the week of the performance
Show: 10 weeks after the start date. (2 performances per cast) Additional Performances cost $500 each.


Funding Options

Option #1

If the School / PTA or District is providing all the funding there will be a deposit of $2000 at the signing of the contract with the remaining amount split into two payments: one due at the beginning of the production and the other due at the end of the production. Using this format, there is no minimum number of students and a maximum number of students will be decided by Starting Arts and the school’s safety guidelines.The school would collect all proceeds from ticket sales and enrollment fees.

Option #2

If students and school/PTO/District are sharing the cost of the program, the cost for the students would be based on how much the contracting organization sponsored for the program. The cost per student that each family would pay to participate goes down based on how much is covered by the school/PTO/District. In addition, Starting Arts would sell tickets to the shows whether (in-person or virtual) to recover the remaining costs of the production.

Option #3

If students are providing all of the funding for the program, Starting Arts would collect enrollment and the cost would be $250-$350 per student, depending on the type of production. We would need a minimum of 20-30 students to enroll (again minimum depends on the type of production). In addition, Starting Arts would sell tickets to the shows whether (in-person or virtual) to recover the remaining costs of the production.

Addendums

Facilities Fees:

This proposal does not include facilities fees. If your production is funded using Option 3 and Starting Arts are charged facility fees, the price per student will go up significantly (anywhere from $345 to $450 per student depending on district facility pricing). When a school/PTO pays or partially pays for a program (Option 1 or 2), districts waive the facility fee because it is a school-sponsored event.

Theater Rentals:

Productions that require the rental of a theater facility should account for additional costs, $2500 to $4500 range.

Production Photography By Heather Peters Photography

 

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