Theatre Workshop Has Been Canceled for 2020

Book, Music and Lyrics by

Denver Casado and Betina Hershey

Additional Material by

Brian Dawson

THE GRUNCH is presented through special

arrangement with Beat by Beat Press (

Monday June 22 - Friday June 26, 2020 9am to 5pm

Saturday June 27 12:30pm to 7pm

Performances Saturday June 27 2pm & 5pm

Click on Picture above for registration Form

Summer Theatre Workshop


WHO we are:

Dragonfly & Turtle Productions Mission: Inspiring a lifelong love of theatre through the exploration and creation of all aspects of theatre.

We are a team of theatre and education professionals who strive to create a safe and supportive environment for students to explore their own creativity and grow not only as actors and technicians but as people. Our goal is to help each participant feel encouraged to try new things, create and communicate with others in their welcoming theatre family.

WHAT we do:

Through our week-long all day advanced workshop, students entering grades 6-9 will have the unique opportunity to work with theatre and education professionals to explore every element of the musical theatre process not offered by similar programs. Students are able to study character development, script analysis, vocal technique, choreography, costume design, set design, sound production, and technical lighting design. At the end of the week they will showcase all that they have learned in a musical theatre production that will be performed in front of friends and family.

HOW do I sign up?

Click on the Image above to be taken to the Registration Form.

There is room in the Workshop for:

45 Actor/Singer/Dancers

5 Technical Interns

Registration Fees:

Basic Registration: $175 (Includes Registration + T-Shirt)

Deluxe Registration: $225 (Includes Registration + T-Shirt + DVD + Cast Poster + Flash Drive with all Photographs taken by Tangle Photography)


Yes, there will be auditions! Our goal is to help prepare and support participants who will be auditioning for shows through their schools or within the community in the future.

Every participant will be cast in the show. Once your student is registered you will receive a confirmation email including audition materials to prepare for auditions- some lines from the show (called “sides”) and a short selection from a song. Please come to auditions with your song memorized and bring your personality! We want to see your creativity and what you bring to the character.

Auditions will be held May 31, 1-3pm and June 7, 1-3pm at Muskego Norway High School. In your confirmation email there will be a link to a Google form to sign-up for ONE audition day and time. You do not need to be at both audition days *** If these two dates do not work for your student(s) please let us know so we can explore other alternatives.

A cast list will be emailed to every participant by Tuesday, June 9, 2020.

The week includes an audition workshop that will explore the audition process with the students, from practicing their audition materials to feelings that arise when the cast list is posted. We will offer ways to help with common fears associated with auditions and the opportunity to practice some audition techniques.

***Every actor and technician is important and necessary to bring life to the play or musical’s story. It does not matter if you have 0 lines or 500, without your energy, presence and creativity the show would not be complete. ***

Technical Interns: 5

Technical Interns will run the Lighting, Sound, Projections, Curtains, and Video Production for the Performance. They will spend the week learning about all of these elements of Theatre along with Stage Management and working with the cast. Tech Interns will participate in warmups with the whole group. As the Actors will have the opportunity to take part in learning about the technical side of theatre, the Tech Interns will have the opportunity to observe each type of rehearsal to get a better understanding of the preparation that Singer/Actor/Dancers go through.


The more we understand about the entire process the better we are at coming together as a team to produce the best performance for the audience. Collaboration at its heart needs understanding and compassion for the methods, vulnerability, and challenges that everyone experiences through the creation process. We are all contributing in our own way, but at its core Theatre is everyone working in unison to support and enhance each individual’s contribution and come together as a company to bring life to the production on the stage.