Who can participate? Students ages 8-12 as of September 1 for all shows (students who are 8 by January 1 can join the Spring shows).
How are Kids shows different from Mainstage shows?
Performances are under an hour long and have limited sets, props, and
costumes. Parents are not required to serve on committees or sell ads to
support the show. Although the performance is important, the purpose is
individual actor development. There are approximately 10 weekly
rehearsals prior to show (some variation for each show).
one performance date with two shows. Ticket prices for the performances
are minimal and immediate family members receive free tickets to one
Are there auditions? Students may sign up
via the website. Everyone who signs up will receive a role. Auditions
for specific roles will be held on the first rehearsal day for each
ANNUAL TUITION RATES (regardless of Fall, Spring, or Both semesters):
total tuition a family will pay is based upon the total number of
semesters in a YEAR, regardless of whether the semesters are for
siblings or the same child two semesters. The rates are annual so it
does not matter if registrations occur at the same time or different
times. Upon initial registration families will pay the rate for the
number of semesters they are committing to at that time.
1 semester per year = $195
2 semesters per year = $350 (175 x 2)
3 semesters per year = $450 ($150 x 3)
4 semesters per year = $480 ($120 x 4)
5+ semesters per year = $110 each ($550, $660, $770, etc.)
only registering for the upcoming semester, the full tuition amount is
expected upon registration. If registering for both semesters, invoice
may be chosen as your payment method with 50% to be due immediately and
50% on January 6.
Tuition includes a show t-shirt for each cast
member and complimentary tickets to one performance for immediate
family. A student is not registered until payment is received. We
encourage online registration as early as possible so that we can order
t-shirts in a timely manner. All payments must be received by the first
day of class.
What if I add a semester later?
Only the difference between the “new” annual amount and the amount
previously paid will be charged. For example, a family with 2 children
registers them both for first semester and pays the 2-semester rate of
$350. One child decides later to do 2nd semester. $450 (new annual rate for 3 semesters) minus $350 (2-semester rate paid first semester) = $100 due for 2nd
semester. Likewise, if a student is registered for both semesters and
decides not to do the spring semester, you will be billed for the
difference in tuition which should have been paid first semester.
What if I need to withdraw a student? Prior
to the date of the second rehearsal, the difference between the amount
paid and the “new” annual amount will be refunded. No refunds will be issued ON or AFTER after the 2nd rehearsal date.
If you are unsure if HPA Kids! is a good fit for your child, please
contact us prior to the first rehearsal to discuss these concerns and
determine a personalized plan for participation and payment.