4S Ranch/Del Sur Theater Group
Our Next Show will be November 15-18, 2019 at the Del Norte High School Theater!
Rehearsal and specific performance schedule are at the bottom of this page. Also, all enrollment paperwork is as well.
Rehearsal and Performance Schedule at the bottom of the page
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 music, THE LIGHTING, AND THE ANIMATION (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.) In addition - the stage lighting, theater backdrop animation, sound engineering and mic management, sound affects, and set props and design will be run and overseen 100% by students. We are the ONLY show in town that has all of this done by students.
VP of Music Theater
Participating in Theater is about much more than just being on stage…its about learning and developing life skills like becoming an effective communicator, conveying confidence, learning to support others when they are scared, facing/overcoming fears, and SO MUCH MORE!
3. 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.