Productions

Creating the best art in the safest way possible!

Our JPAS Journey this Winter/Spring will be filled with building relationships, artistic flow, social connections, mindfulness and a growing passion for the arts.

We are providing an excellent performing arts experience in the safest way possible. This year we are offering smaller casts grouped by age and more personalized time with our artistic team.

The program remains infused with the same JPAS Magic we all know and love. It’s always about experience at JPAS and we assure you this experience will have our children feeling empowered and artistically fulfilled.

This year we are putting on two shows, Jungle Book Kids for ages 7-11 and Into the Woods JR for ages 12 – 18.  We will have 4 casts with 12 (max) actors, per cast each grouped by age.  We are using a model that was very successful this summer at Camp StarQuest. This well thought out format enables us to instill COVID safety protocols while our actors and professional staff bond and share in our collective passion for the arts, as we learn from the best of the best in DFW!

This year’s daily rehearsal schedule allows each actor to have more individualized and one on one attention with our creative team, and each actor will have more responsibility and stage time as a result of the smaller casts.

There will still be sets, costumes and lighting. Instead of an audience will be serving it up to you with a professionally directed and produced performance video taking place on our Zale Stage.   This creative twist, enhances this year’s program by introducing a new artistic element (videos and cameras) our performers have yet to experience at JPAS.

Jungle Book, Kids (Ages:  7-10)

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The jungle is jumpin’ with jazz in this exciting Disney classic adapted from the beloved Disney film, Jungle Book!  Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, are on the run in the deepest parts of the jungle. On their journey, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin’ musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. When Shere Khan returns, our heroes must rally their fellow animals into battle and restore peace throughout the jungle. With colorful characters and that toe-tapping jungle rhythm, this show is so much fun! 

Into the Woods, JR (Ages:  11 – 18)

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This Tony Award-winning musical includes many of your favorite characters: Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk!), and of course the Witch – all who meet and interact in this whimsical & original show. Step into adventure as their different stories intertwine with each other when they all journey Into the Woods. The musical weaves together the tales of a baker and his wife who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the king’s festival; Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk; and Little Red Riding Hood who just wants to bring Grandma a few croissants! When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever.

Production Info

Weekly Rehearsal Schedule: All Casts

Sundays, January 10 – February 28
1:30 – 5:30 pm

Please note: Additional Rehearsal Date on Thursday, March 4th from 4:30 – 8:30 pm

Tech Rehearsal and Performance/Film Schedule
All tech rehearsals and performances for your actor’s cast are mandatory.

Jungle Book Kids Casts

MOWGLI CAST

TECH REHEARSAL
Sunday, March 7
1 – 5 pm

PERFORMANCE/FILM
Monday, March 8
4:30 – 7:30 pm

SHANTI CAST

TECH REHEARSAL
Sunday, March 7
5 – 9 pm

PERFORMANCE/FILM
Monday, March 8
6 – 9 pm

Into The Woods Jr. Casts

I WISH CAST

TECH REHEARSAL
Tuesday, March 9
4:30 – 8:30 pm

PERFORMANCE/FILM
Thursday, March 11
4:30 – 7:30 pm

HAPPILY EVER AFTER CAST

TECH REHEARSAL
Wednesday, March 10
4:30 – 8:30 pm

PERFORMANCE/FILM
Thursday, March 11
6 – 9 pm

This page will be updated weekly with song and video recaps from each rehearsal. Please share these resources with your actor each week so they can be ready for the next rehearsal.

You’re go-to document for everything you need to know about filing out the audition forms, the audition process, rehearsals, parent meeting, important dates, deadlines and so much more!

Support your performer and JPAS with a Playbill Ad

All proceeds help fund the JPAS program throughout the year, allowing us to be one of the preeminent youth performing arts programs in North Texas. This spring’s playbill will be an online version sent out to our community, displayed prominently on our production web page for 2 months. sponsors will also be recognized in promotional emails to the community.

WHY PLACE AN AD?

  1. It’s a great way to show your love and support for your child or friend in our online Playbill that you can send to everyone you know!
  2. Friends and family can still send their good wishes via an ad!
  3. Both small or large businesses can promote their companies to over 1,000 target

HOW TO BUY AN AD

  1. Click the button below to view sizes and prices then click the “Purchase a Playbill Ad” button to pay.
  2. After your ad is purchased, send an email to arobinson@jccdallas.org that includes what size ad you purchased along with your “note” and/or a high-res 300 DPI JPG (picture) you would like to use in the ad. Sending a picture is optional. You may also send your ad already designed as a high-res JPG or PDF. Otherwise, we will create your ad for you.
  3. MUST WRITE IN SUBJECT LINE – “actor’s name” followed by the word “AD” and what cast they are in (for example: Alise Robinson – AD – I Wish Cast).

ADS DUE BY WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27.

Every actor will need to submit a bio for the playbill. If it is not received by January 27, it will not be placed in the Playbill.

HOW TO WRITE A BIO:

  • The first sentence must read as follows:
    • Performer’s name, role, age, grade, and what school they attend, in that order.
  • Sample bio
    • Lindsey Fetter (Egg/Who/Fish/Circus Person) is 9 and is in 3rd grade at Parish Episcopal School. She has participated in past JPAS productions including The Little Mermaid JR. and Guys and Dolls JR. Lindsey also loves being on the JCC Gems gymnastics team and the Parish Heartbreakers soccer team. Her favorite musical is Annie. Lindsey would like to thank everyone who has helped to make Seussical JR. a terrific show! 

HOW TO SEND IN YOUR ACTOR’S BIO

  • Email the bio to arobinson@jccdallas.org no later than Wednesday, January 27. MUST WRITE IN THE SUBJECT LINE the “actor’s name,” followed by the word “BIO” and what cast they are in.
    •  Example of subject line: Alise Robinson – BIO – I Wish Cast

All actors must completely fill out the audition form and bring three copies to auditions. Actors also need to bring three headshots (does not need to be professional quality); please have a headshot paper-clipped to each audition form. Any and all conflicts MUST be listed clearly on the audition form. Attendance is needed for rehearsals. Tech and Performance/Film week are mandatory.

Ages: 7 – 10

Wednesday, January 6
4:30 – 8:30 pm

Ages 11 – 18

Thursday, January 7
4:30 – 8:30 pm

All actors must fill out their measurement sheet for costumes and bring one copy with them to auditions.

Audition Preparation:

Each actor please be prepared to sing the following:

Jungle Book Kids-  “Bare Necessities”
Ages:  7-10

Into the Woods, Jr , “Giants in the Sky
Ages:  11-18

 Song choice does not indicate which role you’ll be cast. Sheet music and MP3 of songs coming soon. If/when printing the sheet music PDFs, make sure to check ‘fit to page’ before printing (this will ensure nothing is cut off). 

Bare Necessities

Giants in the Sky

Weekly Rehearsal Schedule: All Casts

Sundays, January 10 – February 28
1:30 – 5:30 pm

Please note: Additional Rehearsal Date on Thursday, March 4th from 4:30 – 8:30 pm

Tech Rehearsal and Performance/Film Schedule
All tech rehearsals and performances for your actor’s cast are mandatory.

Jungle Book Kids Casts

MOWGLI CAST

TECH REHEARSAL
Sunday, March 7
1 – 5 pm

PERFORMANCE/FILM
Monday, March 8
4:30 – 7:30 pm

SHANTI CAST

TECH REHEARSAL
Sunday, March 7
5 – 9 pm

PERFORMANCE/FILM
Monday, March 8
6 – 9 pm

Into The Woods Jr. Casts

I WISH CAST

TECH REHEARSAL
Tuesday, March 9
4:30 – 8:30 pm

PERFORMANCE/FILM
Thursday, March 11
4:30 – 7:30 pm

HAPPILY EVER AFTER CAST

TECH REHEARSAL
Wednesday, March 10
4:30 – 8:30 pm

PERFORMANCE/FILM
Thursday, March 11
6 – 9 pm

Member: $535
Non Member: $595

This page will be updated weekly with song and video recaps from each rehearsal. Please share these resources with your actor each week so they can be ready for the next rehearsal.

You’re go-to document for everything you need to know about filing out the audition forms, the audition process, rehearsals, parent meeting, important dates, deadlines and so much more!

Support your performer and JPAS with a Playbill Ad

All proceeds help fund the JPAS program throughout the year, allowing us to be one of the preeminent youth performing arts programs in North Texas. This spring’s playbill will be an online version sent out to our community, displayed prominently on our production web page for 2 months. sponsors will also be recognized in promotional emails to the community.

WHY PLACE AN AD?

  1. It’s a great way to show your love and support for your child or friend in our online Playbill that you can send to everyone you know!
  2. Friends and family can still send their good wishes via an ad!
  3. Both small or large businesses can promote their companies to over 1,000 target

HOW TO BUY AN AD

  1. Click the button below to view sizes and prices then click the “Purchase a Playbill Ad” button to pay.
  2. After your ad is purchased, send an email to arobinson@jccdallas.org that includes what size ad you purchased along with your “note” and/or a high-res 300 DPI JPG (picture) you would like to use in the ad. Sending a picture is optional. You may also send your ad already designed as a high-res JPG or PDF. Otherwise, we will create your ad for you.
  3. MUST WRITE IN SUBJECT LINE – “actor’s name” followed by the word “AD” and what cast they are in (for example: Alise Robinson – AD – I Wish Cast).

ADS DUE BY WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27.

Every actor will need to submit a bio for the playbill. If it is not received by January 27, it will not be placed in the Playbill.

HOW TO WRITE A BIO:

  • The first sentence must read as follows:
    • Performer’s name, role, age, grade, and what school they attend, in that order.
  • Sample bio
    • Lindsey Fetter (Egg/Who/Fish/Circus Person) is 9 and is in 3rd grade at Parish Episcopal School. She has participated in past JPAS productions including The Little Mermaid JR. and Guys and Dolls JR. Lindsey also loves being on the JCC Gems gymnastics team and the Parish Heartbreakers soccer team. Her favorite musical is Annie. Lindsey would like to thank everyone who has helped to make Seussical JR. a terrific show! 

HOW TO SEND IN YOUR ACTOR’S BIO

  • Email the bio to arobinson@jccdallas.org no later than Wednesday, January 27. MUST WRITE IN THE SUBJECT LINE the “actor’s name,” followed by the word “BIO” and what cast they are in.
    •  Example of subject line: Alise Robinson – BIO – I Wish Cast

Parent Information

MANDATORY PARENT MEETING | SUNDAY, JANUARY 10 AT 3:00 PM

Please join Alise Robinson, JPAS Director for an important parent meeting on the first day of rehearsals.

Our meeting will held on Zoom. Link will be provided after registration.

Covid-19 JPAS Procedures

  • Actors must wear masks at all times except when having a snack.
  • All Actors will have their temperature taken prior to entering the building.
  • All Actors will need to complete our online screening form prior to each rehearsal.
  • Performers  will need to bring a clearly labeled water bottle as we will not be using water fountains.
  • Please bring hand sanitizer as well, although we have sanitizer positioned throughout the building.
  • Class structure will be different than in the past – 12 (Max) actors per cast and per audition group.
  • There will be 4 casts.
  • Each cast will be its own pod. Pods will not intermix.
  • Each Actor will need to fill out a health screening form prior to entering the building.
  • Each Actor will have their temperature taken prior to entering the building.
  • A JCC Staff Member will be outside in front of the building starting at 1:05 pm and will stay outside until 1:25 pm when rehearsals begin.
  • Important: Please arrive prior to 1:20 pm to ensure rehearsals begin on time.
  • We ask that when you pull into the J, kindly drive past the park (the pretty green grassy area in the middle of the parking lot),  then take your first left into the parking lot right after the park, then another left to pull up in front of the main building.    .
  • Remain in your car.
  • Upon arrival, all parents or guardians need to complete our online screening form ahead of time on their phones and present the completed form to the JCC Staff member who will be outside in front of the building.
  • Here is the link: https://jccdallas.org/screen/
  • Please have your masks on in the car.
  • Your actor will then have their temperature taken. Only those will temperatures of 99.9 degrees and below will be allowed to participate in our programming.
  • Parents will not be allowed in the building
  • Parents will not be allowed in the building.
  • Performers will be waiting outside the front of the building at 5:30 pm for pick-up. Please use same drop off procedures for pick up.
  • Kindly arrive on-time.

A Message from Our Directors

Linda Leonard, Performance Director

Linda Leonard has directed at the JCC since 2000. She has been a professional director, choreographer, teacher, actor (AEA,SAG/AFTRA), singer, and dancer for over 45 years, here in the Metroplex and in NYC, Chicago, Los Angeles, and abroad. Linda was in the Broadway national tour of Cats. Linda has directed or choreographed for WaterTower Theatre, Stage West, Circle Theatre, Echo Theatre, CitiRep, and Theatre Three to name a few in Dallas and Fort Worth. Linda was the Education Director for WaterTower Theatre (3 years), is a professor at KD Conservatory, and her credits include award-winning roles such as Ann Richards (Critics Forum and Column Awards) and Aurora in The Kiss of The Spiderwoman (Leon Rabin, Column and Critics Forum Awards). Linda also has numerous credits in film and television, and is represented by The Horne Agency in Dallas/LA, and directed a web series about autism, “Saving Hope”, which premiered in March of 2019. Linda is dedicated to the process of creativity, nurturing, and empowering young artists in every aspect of the arts. She resides in Dallas with her talented husband, actor Bill Jenkins. She is grateful to Alise Robinson for all her wonderful work with JPAS.

Adam Wright,  Music Director

Adam C Wright has been music directing theater in Dallas since 1997, including the US Premieres of Soho Cinders and Closer to Heaven. As a composer and orchestrator, current projects include Isabella’s Treasure and A Taste of Beauty. He has worked as Betty Buckley’s local accompanist, and served as MD and copyist for Facing East at the Lyric Theater in London with Harriet Thorpe, Rebecca Lock, and Alasdair Harvey. Recent credits have been at Watertower Theatre, Dallas Children’s Theatre, Imprint Theatreworks, and Uptown Players.

Tickets Now on Sale!

Hakuna Cast

  • Thursday, March 26 at 7 pm
  • Sunday, March 29 at 2 & 6 pm

 

Creative Team

  • Producer: Alise Robinson
  • Director: Larry Borero
  • Music Director: Joseph Burnam
  • Choreographer: Rachel Smith
  • Costume Designer: Sakura Brunette

Matata Cast

  • Thursday, April 2 at 7 pm
  • Sunday, April 5 at 2 & 6 pm

 

Creative Team

  • Producer: Alise Robinson
  • Director: Linda Leonard
  • Assistant Director: Liz Carr
  • Music Director: Ian Mead Moore
  • Choreographer: Skylar Duvall
  • Costume Designer: Sakura Brunette

Pricing

  • Adult: $15
  • Child/senior: $12

Zale Auditorium
Aaron Family JCC
7900 Northaven Rd
Dallas, TX 75230

Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids and Into the Woods
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
www.mtishows.com

Creative Team
JPAS Director, Alise Robinson
Performance Director, Linda Leonard
Music Director, Adam Wright
Choreographer, Skylar Duvall
Assistant Director, Liz Carr
Stage Manager, Osinachi Osuagwu

The Jungle Book KIDS
Music and Lyrics by
Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman and Terry Gilkyson
Additional Lyrics by
Marcy Heisler
Book adapted by
Marcy Heisler
Music adapted by
Bryan Louiselle
Music arranged by
Bryan Louiselle
Into the Woods JR.
Book adapted by
James Lapine
Music and Lyric by
Stephen Sondheim
Based on classic fairy tales
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