KCMT is open to children ages 8-18 years, with exceptions made for staff children on a case-by-case basis. Any child under the age of 8 must have an adult present with them during ANY rehearsal they attend. If you’re interested in open Volunteer Staff positions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Stacey Schmechel.
All parents are encouraged to read our current KCMT Parent Handbook August 2017 for an in-depth review of all policies and expectations.
The Little Mermaid UPDATED Mermaid Conflict Calendar.
- Non-refundable Registration for EACH Child = $35
- First Child = $180
- Each Additional Child = $130
KCMT AGE REQUIREMENT:
- All performers must be eight (8) years old or older by the date of auditions.
- Every child under the age of eight is accompanied by an adult (over 18, not a sibling) at all times (including rehearsals & performances).
- KCMT reserves the right to request proof of age.
CHARITABLE AID: For those who are in financial crisis, single-parent families, a parent in the military, a parent out of work, or a participating foster child. KCMT may be able to help offset PART of the tuition cost if funds are available. To apply, please follow the online registration link and pay the $35 registration fee. Then download the KCMT Scholarship Request Form and follow the instructions for submitting your request as indicated.
- Withdrawing from the production within two weeks of audition day – Refunds will be granted, including tuition and volunteer deposits, minus a $35 administration fee.
- Withdrawing from the production once the third week of the show has started – NO Refunds will be granted, including all tuition.
YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING REQUIREMENT
At KCMT, protecting our children is one of our paramount values. We ask that you support us in our desire to ensure the safety of all our children when they are in our care. In 2016, the KCMT Board of Directors adopted a mandatory requirement that ALL our parents and volunteers MUST complete an online training program to meet this Child Protection criterion.
Therefore, in order for a child to be allowed to participate in an actual audition, their volunteering parent(s) must have a completed Youth Protection Training certificate on file with KCMT. This FREE, online training course is only 30-minutes and accessed via Boy Scouts of America training site. It should be completed by both parents/guardians.
Should a family decide at registration they do not want to or cannot volunteer at all, and wish to have their $200 Volunteer Check deposited, they will be exempt from this Youth Protection Training requirement.
Here are the steps:
- Go to the website: https://my.scouting.org
- Follow the Steps to “Create an Account”
- Click on the upper-left “Menu” and select “My Dashboard”
- The “Youth Protection Training” will be at the top of the list (and the ONLY one you need to complete)
- On the far right, click on “Take Course” and follow the instructions
- When finished, follow the instructions for “Print Certificate” – be mindful that printing the certificate can only be completed from a desk/laptop.
- Bring your printed certificate to Registration Night or email it to email@example.com.
All scheduled rehearsals are mandatory; with exceptions made for school activities and serious family conflicts. Each performer is required to attend all of his/her scheduled rehearsals. Unless you provide a stand-in, missing rehearsal may prevent you from being staged into musical numbers.
All conflicts must be communicated on your Conflict Calendar. Any known conflict (vacations, activities, special occasions) not reported on the Conflict Calendar is grounds for immediate dismissal from the production.
Rehearsal schedules are subject to change to make the most productive use of time. All cast members are required to participate in all of their group performances.
Our motto at KCMT is, “Always be kind and gentle to everyone!” Our staff really notices kids who treat others with respect! If we have had trouble with – your attitude, attendance, line memorization or blocking in the past, even if your acting and singing are better than most – you probably will not receive a bigger part in this production. Your smaller part is your chance to prove you are responsible enough to play the major role your abilities deserve in the future.
Missing rehearsals affects your child’s chorus partner, cast mates and the overall quality of the show. If your child misses more than three (3) rehearsals, he or she will be placed on probation. Reasons for missing a rehearsal would include illness (see Illness Policy), or an unknown school or family event. All missed rehearsals – including already scheduled conflicts – must include a notification/reminder to the Attendance Manager, Lisa Logdahl, 24 hours before the missed rehearsal. It is requested that you provide a “stand in” that will teach them what they have missed. . If your child has been “double-cast,” they may arrange to learn what they have missed with their double.
CASTING A SHOW
Many roles will be “double cast” allowing more children the opportunity to experience speaking and solo parts. Every child will be in the chorus. Those who get a major speaking part will be in the chorus of their opposite cast.
- The major speaking parts will be given to those who can carry the solo for that part, have the best acting ability, have only minor schedule conflicts (if any), a great attitude and they are the right height.
- If we had trouble with your child’s attitude, attendance, line memorization or blocking in the last show – he/she probably will not get a major lead in this show.
- If your child is brand new to KCMT, he/she will probably be chosen for the chorus of this first show.
Please know that at KCMT your role as a volunteer does not affect the role your child will be chosen to play. All roles are casted by proper fit and talent.