4S Ranch/Del Sur Theater Group
Rehearsals begin January 10th!
Performances will be at the San Diego Performing Arts Center on June 1st!
Why do Music Theater with us at Music Pillars?
That is an excellent question - and here are some excellent (well, we hope you’ll think they are) answers:
Our rehearsal schedule can work for the busy families whose children are in multiple activities…it doesn’t have to be one or the other.
Take a look at our rehearsal schedule on this page. You’ll see that we do indeed have a handful of Saturday rehearsals in addition to our weekly rehearsal, BUT the rehearsals are in the afternoon typically after most sport activities are done for the day. Depending on the day, not all cast members will be called to all rehearsals. A more detailed schedule will be sent out after casting. Music Theater is intense, and requires a time commitment - we make no apology for that. BUT we have tried to make it as “busy-family” friendly as possible. Please understand that the rehearsal process does not end at the studio - YOU need to put in the work at home prior to the next rehearsal so we collectively progress as a cast!
2. the art (costumes and props) will be 100% student lead
Through our partnership with ArtHaus 5 - we are really excited to work with Cheryl Grosso and her students to have the props and costumes designed, manufactured, and produced. They will spend the semester understanding sourcing, fabrication, sewing, and piecing!
3. the music (not just the singing) will be 100% student lead
There will not be an orchestra pit of professional musicians, nor will there be an MP3 player…the orchestration and music will be played and run by a select group of student musicians from Music Pillars (using multiple pianos and hundreds of sound patches.) Want to audition to be part of this special group of musicians? (Must be a minimum Level 3 MP student to be considered) playing and creating sound affects and patches for our this show? Then please complete the “Audition for the Orchestra” form on this page.
VP of Music Theater
Director of Beauty and the Beast
4. leadership and coaching from Mikaela and Scott
Mikaela is a busy performing professional, but also loves the educational process and connecting with students as they find their way as a performer. Students will be taught and led by Mikaela who has performed as Belle in Beauty in the Beast herself, as well as numerous other professional musical theater productions. Students will get a chance to see professional modeling and mentoring through her. Mikaela will be supported and assisted by Scott Spurgiesz who also teaches Music Theater at several private schools in San Diego, and was an actor with the Walt Disney Company before deciding to pursue music full-time. Mikaela will lead as the Director, as well as Choreograph all dance numbers . Scott will support all of the music needs with the student orchestra and general oversight/support.