The Poison Apple Players

Players is an audition-only performance class for experienced youth performers ages 9-14. Players rehearse two days a week and gain skills in musical theater, acting, and performance techniques. This experience guides young actors towards their goal of a polished, professional-looking final performance and participation in the Junior Theater Festival WEST in Sacramento California in February each year!

Apple Teens perform shows twice a year at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Spring and Fall. Players audition for each individual production and participation in one does not guarantee being cast in another!

Participation Fee: $550 ($1200 total for Junior Theater Festival Shows)
Required Parent Volunteer Hours: 15
(A deposit of $150 is required until hours are achieved. You may also elect to pay the fee in lieu of volunteer hours.)

What’s included in the fee:

  1. An intense but rewarding rehearsal process
  2. An optional private one-hour lesson with director
  3. Performance and rehearsal materials (script, music, etc.)
  4. A show t-shirt
  5. A DVD of the final performance

What’s not included in the fee:

  1. Show Shoes: (typically jazz, character shoes, or tap shoes – women – or dress shoes – men).
  2. Proper undergarments: women: nude/skin toned leotards, tights, and bra and panties; 
    men: fitted boxer briefs (grey or black), fitted tank undershirt (grey or black) and black socks.
  3. Standard Costume Bases: often black/brown dress pants, jazz pants, black skirt, leggings, etc.
  4. Tickets to the show
  5. Junior Theater Festival Participation