DANCE. SING. DISCOVER YOURSELF.
Uptown Music Theatre aims to expose children and adults to meaningful stories through an entertaining medium. Didactic in nature, our musicals teach young people about finding common ground and achieving peaceful resolutions. The story lines draw inspiration from folklore, history, literature, and the distinctive landmarks and cultural traditions of New Orleans. Using the ancient art of storytelling, we create shows that address modern concerns and give voices to all community members.
Can anyone join uptown music theatre?
We accept all kids between the ages of 6 and 18 of any race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or financial background. Often we hear from kids that they don't feel "talented enough" in order to join, but as long as they are a hard worker with a passion to grow, we'll accept them. No worries!
Who does uptown music theatre's competition team compete against?
Every year, our Competition Team competes against roughly 127 groups from 28 states and 6 countries, including The United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, and China at the Junior Theatre Festival.
How can i donate to uptown music theatre?
When are the next auditions for the competition team?
How much do the individual competition team members pay each year?
The total for each performer comes to approximately $1,320.00 due to the bus ride and uniforms. This does not include the hotel. Payment options to pay fees are Venmo or Paypal.
Does uptown music theatre have other performances besides during the summer & competition season?
Uptown Music Theatre does, in fact, have other performances. We perform throughout the year at different schools, for holiday celebrations, at festivals, and on the news as well.
What do students gain from being in uptown music theatre?
Students of Uptown Music Theatre gain training in singing, dancing, and acting from professionals in the Broadway, music, and film industries, as well as a sense of discipline, teamwork, individual responsibility and respect for all people at all times. Uptown Music Theatre also provides students a safe place to express themselves and share their own story through the dramatic arts, an opportunity often not accessible to all children.
Where are rehearsals held?
We are currently trying to find a forever home, but until then, we use churches, gyms, or theatres within our community to rehearse.
How often does uptown music theatre's competition team rehearse?
For about three to four months up until January, Uptown Music Theatre rehearses every single weekend and holiday break, rounding up to approximately 218 hours of rehearsal, not including rehearsals for performances besides competition. These 218 hours include at least one 24-hour rehearsal in which students practice heavily, but also are allowed to enjoy a sleepover with their newfound family.