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Director - Pierre Jacques Pleau



Learn the Ins & Outs of Auditions


Have you ever wanted to
audition for a Musical
but wished that you could find out
what it was all about first?!
Sign up for a fun 30 min.
private or family duo lesson
and learn the ins & outs of auditioning!

~ Parents are welcome to attend the lesson ~

Call NSTC 651-674-8129
for current prices &/or openings
Rehearsals & Performances held at
NBHS Edelstein Auditorium
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North Branch, MN
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possible for us to provide
quality performing arts
opportunities for youth in our area…

White, Red, Blue & Gold
sponsorship levels are available
To become a 2014 Summer Musical
Sponsor or Benefactor
 call North Star Theater Company

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Auditions • Rehearsals • Performances
at your school or in your community
For more info contact
North Star Theater Company

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~ Theater Auditions ~
for Ages 9-15
 Summer Youth Musical 2014
BeneathTheBigBlueSkyLogo.jpgTraveling Down the Wagon Trail
Beneath The Big Blue Sky
Script, Lyrics & Music by Pierre Jacques Pleau
© 2008 & 2011 North Star Theater Company

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 Directed by Pierre Jacques Pleau


While traveling down the wagon trail the pioneers encounter many obstacles: ruts, rocks, rain storms and muddy hills, but they persevere through it all and make it to their destination – a campsite where they’ll spend their final night together before heading their separate ways to homestead the land. Unbeknown by the pioneers, as their wagon train rolls into camp it draws the attention and curiosity of those already living in the vicinity. Shortly the Raccoons, Rusty & Royal sneak around and put on pioneer disguises with the intention of inviting themselves to the pioneer’s picnic. The Hermits, Hadley and Harlow on the other hand would just as soon see the pioneers leave!  Sensing that intervention might be needed to resolve brewing conflicts, the Fairies hold a special meeting to figure out how to help keep peace in the land. Meanwhile at the picnic, still unaware of what is just beyond their view in the forest, the pioneer youth share stories about their homelands, their journey and their dreams for their future…
Summer Youth Musical Theater Auditions
Friday April 25, 2014 from 5-9 pm
Saturday April 26, 2014 from 10 am - 2 pm
Walk-ins are welcome as time permits
Call for additional dates & times:  651-674-8129
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NBHS Edelstein Auditorium
38175 Grand Ave
North Branch, MN 

Star.jpg Audition Spots:  approx. 30 min. / up to 3 youth per spot. 
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Star.jpg no previous acting experience is necessary to audition
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with 10-25 lines each as well as solo, duet &/or group songs
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For more Info or to Reserve an Audition Spot call
Pierre @ North Star Theater Company 651-674-8129

The Auditions & Rehearsals are co-sponsored by North Branch Area Community Ed

A meeting, for those cast in the Musical & their parents,
will be held after all of the casting decisions have been made. 
*$95 performing arts fee & *$30 material fee due upon being cast in the Musical.
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See schedule below

Star.jpg The Audition Info & Script Excerpts pdf file includes
script excerpts, role list, how to prepare for auditions, rehearsal & performance dates...

Click Here to Download the Audition Info & Script Excerpts

Star.jpg If the "Audition info & Script Excerpts" pdf file doesn't open call NSTC 651-674-8129 for a copy


Rehearsals & Performances

● Please check your calendar before you audition.
● Absence exceptions: sickness, family emergencies and inclement weather -
Note:  Private Theater Coaching ($15/30 min. lesson) may be needed to make-up missed rehearsals.
● Already have family vacations &/or camps planned for this summer?
Private theater coaching to make-up missed rehearsals might be an option:
call NSTC 651-674-8129 for details.
● Already have summer sports etc. planned for Monday &/or Tuesday evenings?
See the Tentative 2nd Cast rehearsal/performance dates below


1st Cast  -  Rehearsal Dates 2014 (20 rehearsals)

Conveniently scheduled (primarily on Mon. & Tues. evenings) to accommodate work schedules & vacations!
For those who live in the Twin Cities or Northern Suburbs, you may enjoy extending your weekend vacation
at one of our local state parks and drive to rehearsal from there.  Within 30 min. of North Branch our local
State Parks include:  William O’Brien, Interstate (Taylors Falls), and Wild River.
June:  Mon. 23, Tues. 24, Mon. 30
July:  Tues. 1, Mon. 7, Tues. 8, Mon. 14, Tues. 15, Mon. 21, Tues. 22, Mon. 28, Tues. 29
August:  Mon. 4, Tues. 5, Mon. 11, Tues. 12, Wed. 13, Thurs. 14, Fri. 15, Mon. 18
Mon. & Tues. 5:00-8:30 pm (small groups start at 5:00 pm / entire cast at 6:30 pm)
Tues. Aug. 19, Thurs. Aug. 21 & Fri. Aug. 22 @ 7:00 pm, 2014 (cast arrives @ 6 pm)      
NBHS Edelstein Auditorium
Tickets:  $9/adults & teens and $5/children ages 12 and under

If you have schedule conflicts with the above
rehearsal/performance dates - fill out the form below
2nd Cast (Tentative.)
Dates and times would be based upon what
works best for the greatest number of families.


Phone #






Roles your child is interested in audition for
(download the “Audition Info & Script Excerpts” pdf file - role list is on page 4)

Roles (List 3)

Rehearsal Dates & Times
Rehearsals would be held 2 days per week for 3 ½ hours
1 ½ hours for small groups and
2 hours for the entire cast on each of those days. 
Rehearsals would start the week of July 7 and end the week of Aug. 25
Check the days of the week and times that would work for your family:

Mondays 10:30am-2pm
Mondays 12:30-4pm
Tuesdays 10:30am-2pm
Tuesdays 12:30-4pm
Wednesdays 10:30am-2pm
Wednesdays 12:30-4pm
Wednesdays 5-8:30pm
Thursdays 10:30am-2pm
Thursdays 12:30-4pm
Thursdays 5-8:30pm
Fridays 10:30am-2pm
Fridays 12:30-4pm
Fridays 5-8:30pm

Performance Dates & Times: 
Up to 3 Performances would be held the week of Aug. 25
(Performance length:  1 hr. 15 min. / Cast members arrive 1 hour ahead of time)
Check the days of the week and times that would work for your family:

Wed 8/27 (Show Time) 2pm
Wed 8/27 (Show Time) 7pm
Thurs 8/28 (Show Time) 2pm
Thurs 8/28 (Show Time) 7pm
Fri 8/29 (Show Time) 2pm
Fri 8/29 (Show Time) 7pm


Thank You!
NSTC will Post info here by the end of May
and/or send out an email with updates
regarding rehearsal/performance dates
and auditions for a 2nd Cast (Tentative)

NSTC offers 30 min. private &/or Family Duo Lessons
year round at the NBHS Edelstein Auditorium
NSTC Music Students NSTC Music Students NSTC Music Students

I would like more info about the following lessons

Theater/Acting Skills
Presentation/Articulation Skills
Musical Theater Dance


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  MusicStudents/NSTCMusic103.jpg Pierre's Music Students MusicStudents/FiddlerGirls3.JPG
Private &/or Family Duo 30 min. lessons with
Pierre Jacques Pleau
singer, songwriter & musician
 Artistic Director - North Star Theater Company
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Lessons held year round
NBHS Edelstein Auditorium
North Branch, MN, USA
 Fun - Relaxed - Easygoing! Fiddle, Mandolin &/or Ukulele!

ages 15-Adult - Fiddle, Mandolin &/or Ukulele!


Star.jpg Fiddle/Violin Lessons ages 5-Adult


Star.jpg Theater/Acting Skills ages 7-15

Star.jpg "What was that?! Say that again!" ages 6-11

Star.jpg Pronunciation & Presentation Skills ages 5-10

Star.jpg Theater Dance ages 7-15
 For more info &/or to reserve a time spot call
Pierre @ North Star Theater Company


North Star Theater Company
is located off of 35E in North Branch, Minnesota
just 45 minutes north of the Twin Cities between the following communities…

To the North:  Harris, Rush City, Pine City & Hinckley 
To the South:  Stacy, Chisago City, Lindstrom, Center City, Shafer,
Wyoming, Linwood, Forest Lake, Hugo, Lino Lakes & White Bear Lake
To the East:  Sunrise, Almelund & Taylors Falls To the West:  Cambridge, Isanti & Princeton

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© 2014 North Star Theater Company


North Star Theater Company

Director, Pierre Jacques Pleau 


North Branch, Minnesota USA

Serving the Twin Cities Metro Area & East Central Minnesota Since 1996