Main Stage

Registration is FULL!!
But you can get on the Wait List!!

Get ready for lots of mysterious fun as we dig into a show set in modern day Mission with a hint of Nancy Drew…

Jesters Main Stage is our chance to work with students over a six month period, devising a show, rehearsing their parts, and finally putting up the production at the end of February.  Our focus however, still remains to build a strong community that will welcome each other, celebrate each other, and support each other no matter where they come from or who they are, by sharing the love of Christ with all.

Below are the details for Main Stage 2022/23

Location:

Rehearsals will be onsite in the South Building of Northview Community Church, 33507 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Mission, BC.

Meal Train:

This is new! We are asking families to sign up for a day or two to bring snacks for rehearsal. Reminders will be sent out each week with allergy information.

A link will be provided at Parent Orientation Day.

Schedule:

Regular Rehearsal Days
Wednesdays and Fridays: 3:45-5:45pm*
Program start: Aug. 31, 2022
Christmas Break Dec. 17 – Jan. 3
Program ends: Mar. 8, 2023 
*In 2023, Friday rehearsals will go until 6:15pm

Performance Dates and Times
Cast call time is 90 min prior to start of show
Feb. 17, 2023 – 7:00pm (Cast A)
Feb. 18, 2023 – 1:00pm and 7:00pm (Cast A)
Feb. 24, 2023 – 7:00pm (Cast B)
Feb. 25, 2023 – 1:00pm and 7:00pm (Cast B)

Special Dates
Auditions – Aug. 31, 2022
Parent Orientation* – Sept. 7, 2022 (6:30-8pm)
Cast Orientation and Fun Day – Sept. 9, 2022
Krispy Kreme Fundraiser** – Sept. 10, 2022
First Rehearsal – Sept. 14, 2022

Dance-a-thon*** – Oct. 1, 2022
No Rehearsal for Thanksgiving Weekend – Oct. 7, 2022
Extended Rehearsal (Time TBA) on Provincial Pro-D Day – Oct. 21, 2022 – POSSIBLE FIELD TRIP

Extended Rehearsal (Time TBA) – Nov. 11, 2022
YU Nite Out Fundraiser**** – Nov. 18-19, 2022
Poster Photoshoot – Dec. 2, 2022
Last Rehearsal Before Break – Dec. 16, 2022

Break for Christmas and New Years – Dec. 17, 2022-Jan. 3, 2023

First Rehearsal After Break – Jan. 4, 2023
Full Cast in Costume Photoshoot and Party Day – Feb. 3, 2023 (3:45-8:00 pm)
Additional Rehearsal – Feb. 13, 2023 (3:45-8pm)
Extended Rehearsal – Feb. 15, 2023 (3:45-8pm)
Extended Rehearsal Before First Show (Start Time TBA-5:30pm) on Provincial Pro-D Day – Feb. 17, 2023
Extended Rehearsal – Feb. 22, 2023 (3:45-8pm)
Final Rehearsal Before Final Weekend of Shows – Feb. 24, 2023 (3:45-5:30pm)

Volunteer Thank You and Awards Day – Mar. 8, 2023 (5:30-8pm)

*This is new! All parents are invited to a “Parent/Teacher Meeting” type of conversation where we can get you oriented with what your kids are getting involved in and make sure we are all on the same page in terms of how to best support the youth through this process.

**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.

***We’re building off of last year’s Dance-a-thon and making it bigger! All students taking part will be split into teams and be given a slot of time they will dance for and be given a fundraising goal to reach for. More details to come.

****YU Nite Outside is an overnight event raising awareness for issues related to homeless youth. We will be gathering sponsors to sleep outside for one night. Recommended for Student Leaders and Parents only.

Fees:

We regularly work with families on subsidies for registration costs, so don’t let cost be a reason for not signing up! Just indicate your desire for assistance on the registration form and we will contact you.

Regular Registration: $350
Sibling Registration: $250
Regular Parent Volunteer Rate: $250

Fundraising Fee: $75 (single student); $150 (family) **This will only apply if a youth or parent are unable to help at two (2) special events. Details on registration form.**

 

Main Stage Staff Team

Ryan Scramstad – Artistic Director

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 Tydeman – Admin Manager

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.

Assistant Production Director – TBA

 

Stage Manager – TBA

 

Finally, a theatre company that welcomes… chickens!

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