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Main Stage

The Main Stage program is a 6-8 week workshop that ends with performances in various theaters in Bend.



Hare Dryer: A Radio Play

Director: Bree Beal
Performances: Oct. 23rd - 21st
Rehearsals: Sept. 21st - Oct. 11th
BEAT Studio & Zoom
$165.00

Registration Closed

BEAT is proud to announce our Halloween holiday production of Hare Dryer (OR A Fool And His Bunny Are Soon Parted) by Tony Palermo. A short, comic dramatization of an urban legend. A family dog brings a neighbor's dead bunny rabbit home as a trophy. The dog's owners try to clean up the dead bunny and drop it off on the neighbor's doorstep--trying to make it appear that bunny died of natural causes. However, a surprise twist ending delivers a marvelous payback to the sneaks. Actors will have the opportunity to learn highly valuable vocal performance skills (did you know many professional actors do lots of voice-over acting) while they tell this hysterical and surprising story. The sound effects crew will get to learn all the original tricks of the trade, and put their own creativity to work
figuring out how to make a wide variety of sound effects! Help us tell this story of a mysterious bunny and neighborhood intrigue! Rehearsals will take place on Zoom, and auditions and recordings will take place at the BEAT studio in small groups.

DIRECTOR: Bree Beal
AUDIO ARTIST & TECHNICIAN: Mike Flanagan

REGISTRATION:
Aug. 31st - Sept. 3rd (registration will close at 9pm; cast and sound tech crew will be determined by lottery if necessary)
PLEASE NOTE: If registering for Sound Effects Crew, please email Angie Neumaier at angie.neumaier@beatonline.org after registering to specify that you are registering for this role.

CAST SIZE: 7 actors (ages 9 - 12, by date of auditions)
SOUND EFFECTS CREW: 1 student (ages 9 - 12; PLEASE NOTE: If registering for Sound Effects Crew, please email Angie Neumaier at angie.neumaier@beatonline.org after registering to specify that you are registering for this role.)

TUITION:
$165 ($75 nonrefundable deposit due by Sunday Sept. 13th)
Balance $90, due by Fri, Sept. 18th. If full payment is not received by this date, your actor will be removed from the cast and the spot given to someone on the waitlist -- No exceptions. Please note that tuition refunds will not be given once rehearsals have started.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:
Thur, Sept. 10th | 11am - 1pm
Auditions will be at the BEAT studio by appointment (on Zoom if necessary). An email with audition information will be sent after registration has closed and the cast list is determined. Since this is a radio play, memorization is not required and scripts will be in front of them while performing.

REHEARSALS:
All rehearsals will be via Zoom.
Sept. 21st - Oct. 8th | Mondays & Thursdays | 4:30 - 6:00pm

VOCALS RECORDING DATES:
Recording will take place at the BEAT studio (or on Zoom if necessary)
Sat, Oct. 10th | 12:30 - 3:00pm
Sun, Oct. 11th | 10:00am - 12:00pm (backup additional day, if needed)

SOUND EFFECTS RECORDING DATES:
Recording will take place at the BEAT studio (or on Zoom if necessary)
Sat, Oct. 10th | 10:00am - 12:00pm

STREAMING OF RECORDING:
October 23rd - 25th & 29th - 31st


The 39 Steps: A Live Radio Play

Director: Bree Beal
Performances: Nov. 6th - 15th
Rehearsals: Sept. 23rd - Oct. 25th
BEAT Studio & Zoom
$185.00

Registration Closed

BEAT is proud to announce our November production of The 39 Steps: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry. Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller, this tale of romance, spies and intrigue will be brought to life in the tradition of 1940's radio plays through a recorded vocal performance that will be made available for streaming through your computers at home. Richard Hannay is visiting 1930s London when he meets Annabelle Smith, who is on the run from foreign agents, after a disturbance at a music hall. Later that night, Annabelle is murdered and Hannay must then try to break the spy ring and prove his innocence. From an epic train chase to a feisty love interest, Hannay has his work cut out for him as he searches for the truth about The 39 Steps. Actors will have the opportunity to learn highly
valuable vocal performance skills (did you know many professional actors do lots of voice-over acting) while they tell this charming and well-known story. The sound effects crew will get to learn all the original tricks of the trade, and put their own creativity to work figuring out how to make a wide variety of sound effects! Take this fast-paced ride through the signature world of the Master of Suspense! Rehearsals will take place on Zoom, and auditions and recordings will take place at the BEAT Studio in small groups.

DIRECTOR: Bree Beal
AUDIO ARTIST & TECHNICIAN: Mike Flanagan

REGISTRATION:
Aug. 31st - Sept. 3rd (registration will close at 9pm; cast and sound tech crew will be determined by lottery if necessary)
PLEASE NOTE: If registering for Sound Effects Crew, please email Angie Neumaier at angie.neumaier@beatonline.org after registering to specify that you are registering for this role.

CAST SIZE: 12 actors (ages 12 - 19, by date of auditions)
SOUND EFFECTS CREW: 4 students (ages 12 - 19; PLEASE NOTE: If registering for Sound Effects Crew, please email Angie Neumaier at angie.neumaier@beatonline.org after registering to specify that you are registering for this role.)

TUITION:
$185 ($75 nonrefundable deposit due by Sunday Sept. 13th)
Balance $110, due by Fri, Sept. 18th. If full payment is not received by this date, your actor will be removed from the cast and the spot given to someone on the waitlist -- No exceptions. Please note that tuition refunds will not be given once rehearsals have started.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:
Wed, Sept. 9th | 11am - 1pm
Auditions will be at the BEAT studio by appointment (on Zoom if necessary). An email with audition information will be sent after registration has closed and the cast list is determined. Since this is a radio play, memorization is not required and scripts will be in front of them while performing.

REHEARSALS:
All rehearsals will be via Zoom.
Sept. 22nd - Oct. 14th | Tuesdays & Wednesdays | 4:30 - 6:00pm
Leads: Wed, Sept. 23rd & Oct. 7th | 6:00 - 7:00pm

VOCALS RECORDING DATES:
Recording will take place at the BEAT studio (or on Zoom if necessary)
October 19th - 21st | 5:00 - 7:00pm

SOUND EFFECTS RECORDING DATES:
Recording will take place at the BEAT studio (or on Zoom if necessary)
Sat, Oct. 24th & Sun, Oct. 25th | 10:00am - 12:00pm

STREAMING OF RECORDING:
November 6th - 8th & 13th - 15th


It's a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play

Director: Bree Beal
Performances: Dec. 10th - 20th
Rehearsals: Oct. 26th - Nov. 19th
BEAT Studio & Zoom
$185.00

Registration Closed

BEAT is proud to announce our December holiday production of It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry. This beloved American holiday classic will be brought to life in the tradition of 1940's radio plays through a recorded vocal performance that will be made available for streaming through your computers at home. Actors will have the opportunity to learn highly valuable vocal
performance skills (did you know many professional actors do lots of voice-over acting) while they tell this charming and well-known story. The sound effects crew will get to learn all the original tricks of the trade, and put their own creativity to work figuring out how to make a wide variety of sound effects! Help BEAT celebrate the holiday spirit by bringing a story about the value of each and every
life to all our homes! Rehearsals will take place on Zoom, and auditions and recordings will take place at the BEAT studio in small groups.

DIRECTOR: Bree Beal
AUDIO ARTIST & TECHNICIAN: Mike Flanagan

REGISTRATION:
Aug. 31st - Sept. 3rd (registration will close at 9pm; cast and sound tech crew will be determined by lottery if necessary)
PLEASE NOTE: If registering for Sound Effects Crew, please email Angie Neumaier at angie.neumaier@beatonline.org after registering to specify that you are registering for this role.

CAST SIZE: 20 actors (ages 9 - 19, by date of auditions)
SOUND EFFECTS CREW: 4 students (ages 9 - 19; PLEASE NOTE: If registering for Sound Effects Crew, please email Angie Neumaier at angie.neumaier@beatonline.org after registering to specify that you are registering for this role.)

TUITION:
$185 ($75 nonrefundable deposit due by Sunday Sept. 13th)
Balance $110, due by Wed, Oct. 14th. If full payment is not received by this date, your actor will be removed from the cast and the spot given to someone on the waitlist -- No exceptions. Please note that tuition refunds will not be given once rehearsals have started.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:
Thur, Oct. 15th | 5 - 8pm
Auditions will be at the BEAT studio by appointment (on Zoom if necessary). An email with audition information will be sent after registration has closed and the cast list is determined. Since this is a radio play, memorization is not required and scripts will be in front of them while performing.

REHEARSALS:
All rehearsals will be via Zoom.
Oct. 26th - Nov. 12th | Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays | 4:30 - 6:00pm
Leads: Thursdays | Oct. 29th, Nov. 5th & 12th | 6 - 7pm

VOCALS RECORDING DATES:
Recording will take place at the BEAT studio (or on Zoom if necessary)
Nov. 16th - 19th | 4 - 6pm

SOUND EFFECTS RECORDING DATES:
Recording will take place at the BEAT studio (or on Zoom if necessary)
Sat, Nov. 7th | 10am - 12pm
Sun, Nov. 8th | 10am - 12pm

STREAMING OF RECORDING:
December 10th - 13th & 17th - 20th


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