GET READY FOR A BRAND NEW ADVENTURE
We’re very excited to unveil this next step in the Jesters lineage.
Jesters Main Stage will run From September 2021 to February 2022. We will bring on 30 students from grades 4-12, devise a brand new show together based on the theme of “Dragon Warrior: The story of Po,” and present this full length show to a *live audience!
Students continually express how much fun they have and how strong their friendships become. Each week we spend time rehearsing, connecting in small groups and learning about how themes from the show relate to themes from the bible. None of our students are required to have a faith system in place, but the love of Christ is the main motivation behind all of our staff and leadership team.
*Note: Our shows will be performed live unless health restrictions dictate otherwise. In the event of these changes, our families will be notified well in advance for filming days.
SEE BELOW FOR FULL DETAILS OF THE MAIN STAGE PROGRAM
Northview Community Church
33507 Dewdney Trunk Rd.
Mission, BC, V2V 6Y3
Regular Rehearsal Days
Wednesdays and Fridays: 3:30-5:30pm*
Program starts: Sept. 8, 2021
Program ends: Mar. 2, 2022
*In 2022, Friday rehearsals will go until 6pm
Performance Dates and Times
Cast call time is 90 min prior to start of show
Feb. 18, 2022 – 7:30pm (Cast A)
Feb. 19, 2022 – 1:30pm and 7:30pm (Cast A)
Feb. 25, 2022 – 7:30pm (Cast B)
Feb. 26, 2022 – 1:30pm and 7:30pm (Cast B)
Volunteer Orientation – Sept. 1, 2021
Auditions – Sept. 8, 2021
Cast Orientation and Fun Day – Sept. 10, 2021
Krispy Kreme Fundraiser* – Sept. 11, 2021
Ride for Refuge Fundraiser** – Oct. 2, 2021
Extended Rehearsal (Time TBA) on Provincial Pro-D Day – Oct. 22, 2021
YU Nite Out Fundraiser*** – Nov. 19-20, 2021
Poster Photoshoot – Dec. 3, 2021
Last Rehearsal Before Break – Dec. 17, 2021
Break for Christmas and New Years – Dec. 18, 2021-Jan. 4, 2022
First Rehearsal After Break – Jan. 5, 2022
Full Cast in Costume Photoshoot and Party Day – Jan. 14, 2022 (3:30-7:30pm)
Tech and Show Weeks
Additional Rehearsal – Feb. 14, 2022 (3:30-8pm)
Extended Rehearsal – Feb. 16, 2022 (3:30-8pm)
Extended Rehearsal Before First Show (Start Time TBA-6:00pm) on Provincial Pro-D Day – Feb. 18, 2022
Extended Rehearsal – Feb. 23, 2022 (3:30-8pm)
Final Rehearsal Before Final Show – Feb. 25, 2022 (3:30-6:00pm)
Volunteer Thank You and Awards Day – Mar. 2, 2022 (5-7pm)
*Krispy Kreme Fundraiser will be held in the parking lot of Prospera Credit Union at the corner of Lougheed and Cedar. Morning and afternoon shifts will be assigned closer to the day.
**Ride for Refuge is a distanced walk or bike ride in support of charities that offer refuge and support for kids in need, like Jesters and Youth Unlimited! More info can be found on their website: https://rideforrefuge.org/about
***YU Nite Outside is an overnight event raising awareness for issues related to homeless youth. We will be gathering sponsors and sleeping outside for one night. Recommended for Student Leaders and Adults only.
We have spots available for parent volunteers who want to help out on a regular basis. Interest in these spots can be indicated on the student registration form.
These volunteers will have regular responsibilities to help with the smooth running of the program. As a thank you, these volunteers will also be given a reduced registration rate for their children.
Responsibilities can include:
-Leading small group discussions – Available weekly
-Assisting staff during rehearsal time (line memorization/backstage wrangling/playing music/etc…) – Available weekly
-Supporting the staff backstage (Photography/makeup/hair/lighting and sound/costumes/etc…) – Available on all Special Rehearsal Days and all Performances
Additional Volunteer and Fundraising Opportunities
We will hold 3 fundraisers over the Fall of 2021 (listed above) which always need volunteers, but we will also have opportunities for volunteers during our performance days.
Having volunteers at these events really helps us keep our fees down, so we ask parents to sign up for at least two of these events. This can be done on the student registration form. If they are unable to, we ask that they add $75/student or $150/family to their registration fee (whichever is lower).
Please don’t let cost be a reason for not signing up! We understand there are a lot of changes this year so we will work with families on an individual basis if a payment plan is needed, or even if a reduced fee is needed.
Single Student: $350
Regular Parent Volunteer (per student): $200
Fundraising Fee (if unable to help at 2 events or more): $75/student or $150/family
AND THAT’S IT! YOU MADE IT TO THE BOTTOM!
Let’s have an awesome time.
MAIN STAGE LEADERSHIP TEAM
Ryan comes from a background in professional acting and youth leadership. He is thrilled to be part of the Jesters team, where he gets to combine these two big passions God has put on his life. He loves helping youth see their own inherent value, and believes the performing arts is one of the best tools in which to do that. Jesus didn’t put anyone here by mistake, and fostering the creative sense inside of yourself is useful in any area of life.
Michelle started with Jesters in 2018 to help with a few admin tasks and quickly embraced the inclusive community of staff and families. She loves helping create opportunities for youth to experience how special God created them, praying for the youth and team, and sharing about the Jesters’ family in the community. Occasionally, she bakes cookies and happily drops them off to unsuspecting recipients.
Stage Manager – TBA