Kids Company
“Mystery Trackers: The Musical”

In Kids Company, you will learn theatre vocabulary and build foundation skills in the actor's toolbox of body, voice, and imagination. Emphasis is placed on working as a team, developing expressive communication skills, and learning how to commit to imagined circumstances. Working with a script, the class will culminate in a production of the brand new stage show "Mystery Trackers: The Musical", written/composed by NCT Teaching Artist and writer/composer of last summer's Kids Company World Premiere production of "Willow Wood", Katie Berger Wood.

Kids Company
“Mystery Trackers: The Musical”

In Kids Company, students will learn theatre vocabulary and build foundational skills in the actor’s toolbox of body, voice, and imagination. Emphasis is placed on working as a team, developing expressive communication skills, and learning how to commit to imagined circumstances. The class will culminate in a full-scale musical production with a professional set, costumes, and lighting designed and produced by local professionals. During rehearsal, students will rehearse their parts and receive individual coaching, play ensemble games to build their teamwork as a class, and develop their expressive theatre skills through drama games and exercises. In addition, through participating in musical theatre processes, students will further develop their “triple threat” skills of singing, acting, and dancing. The show will be directed by our Education and Engagement Manager, Jacqueline Komos.

Audition Date:
Saturday, June 1st
10am-2pm

Anyone ages 8-11 may register for this camp, but registered students must complete an audition. All registered campers will perform in our Kids Company Production. The audition will help the directors to assign specific roles.

Prior to the audition date, students will receive a short cut of a song from the show that they should be prepared to sing independently at the audition. In addition, students will be reading from the script to demonstrate their acting abilities. More information will be sent to all registered students closer to audition date.

Please contact Jacqueline Komos, Education and Engagement Manager, at with any questions about auditions.


Rehearsal Dates:
July 15th – 19th
Monday – Friday: 9am – 3pm

July 22nd – 26th
Monday – Friday: 9am – 3pm

July 29th – August 2nd
Monday – Friday: 9am – 4pm

(Students will be dismissed at 3pm on Friday, August 2nd and called back before show time. Students are welcome to stay in After Care until Call Time, if needed.)

(No absences, late arrivals, or early pickups will be permitted July 29th – August 4th)

Free Before Care and After Care are available for all Kids Company students.
Before Care Opens at 7:30am
After Care Closes at 5:30pm

Performances:
August 2nd at 7pm (5pm Call Time)
August 3rd at 7pm (5pm Call Time)
August 4th at 2pm (12pm Call Time)


Ticket Information
All students receive four complimentary tickets for the weekend run. Comp tickets will be available 2 weeks prior to performance dates. To set up comp tickets, you will need to call the box office at 615-252-4675, let them know which student you are connected to, and how many comps you would like to use for which performance. You can split the comps over the weekend, however, there are four comps total for each student. If you have siblings in the show, both of those students receive four comps. Additional tickets will be available to purchase at $15 per ticket.
We are performing in the Copeland Rehearsal Hall, so there are less seats than our main auditorium – PLEASE invite all of the folks you know to the show – we’d love for them to see their work – but make sure they reserve tickets early!

Show Description:
This summer, Kids Company presents another World Premiere musical! From the Writer/Composer of last summer’s Willow Wood comes this years Kids Company production of Mystery Trackers: The Musical!

Inspired by NCT’s long running virtual class, Mystery Trackers: The Musical follows an elite squad of detectives who are training their newest recruit, Rory. The rookie agent has barely been initiated when the Mystery Trackers are called from headquarters to investigate an art heist that seems to be the work of the notorious villain, Sasha Walters, and her siblings. Will Rory have a successful first case as a Mystery Tracker? Will the agents finally catch the villains they have been tracking for years? Will the artwork be found intact? Will someone we think we know turn out to be a dreaded double agent? Find out this summer in Mystery Trackers: The Musical! 


Join us for a production and not only fill three weeks of your summer puzzle, but also save on summer! Our productions run the course of three weeks, which comes to $265 per week. That is $70 off per week of our typical summer camps! This price includes free extended care.

NCT offers free extended care for our families. Before Care opens at 7:30 am and After Care closes at 5:30 pm. You can add this service during registration or on a day-to-day basis during the camp week. Extended care consists of supervised unstructured free time. Students are welcome to bring a book or electronic device (that NCT is not responsible for). Additionally, NCT provides coloring sheets, board games, marble towers, etc. for students who are interested. Also, during after care, we will also have a daily option of a G or PG-rated children’s movie playing as an activity choice.

Check out our NEW Summer Camp Guide! This guide has our camp logistics, FAQs, and policies all in one handy-dandy document.

Dates

Monday - Friday
July 15th - 19th,
July 22nd - 26th,
July 29th - August 2nd

PERFORMANCES:
Fri, August 2nd at 7:00pm
Sat, August 3rd at 7:00pm
Sun, August 4th at 2:00pm

ages

8–11

Class length

9:00am-3:00pm

Cost

$795

Register for this Class

Space is limited for this class. Please don’t hesitate and register today!

Every Child Belongs Here

Our Drama School continually strives to learn and grow as the world changes in relation to access and inclusion practices. Here are just a few of the ways we accommodate every student.

Accessibility

NCT is completely wheelchair accessible, and we make accommodations for mobility and physical disabilities.

Informed Teachers

All Teaching Artists have continued training on inclusion, implicit bias, and trauma-informed practices.

Sensory Regulation

Classrooms have ‘calm corners’ where students can regulate if activities become over-stimulating. Noise-reducing headphones and fidget tools are also available. All students also have access to visit our Sensory Room with a staff member.

Attention Aids

Visual class schedules are utilized so students know what to expect each day. We also use visual time timers to help students with time-management.

Class Expectations

All classes utilize verbal as well as discussed written agreements. Students help with the creation of and thus understand classroom behavioral expectations.

Inclusive Nametags

Nametags are printed using the class color as well as listing the color names for colorblind students. Additionally, student and teacher pronouns are listed on all nametags.

Accessibility

NCT is completely wheelchair accessible, and we make accommodations for mobility and physical disabilities.

Informed Teachers

All Teaching Artists are have continued training on inclusion, implicit bias, and trauma-informed practices.

Sensory Regulation

Classrooms have ‘calm corners’ where students can regulate if activities become over-stimulating. Noise-reducing headphones and fidget tools are also available. All students also have access to visit our Sensory Room with a staff member.

Attention Aids

Visual class schedules are utilized so students know what to expect each day. We also use visual time timers to help students with time-management.

Class Expectations

All classes utilize verbal as well as discussed written agreements so students help with the creation of and understand classroom behavioral expectations.

Inclusive Nametags

Nametags are printed using the class color as well as listing the color names for colorblind students. Additionally, student and teacher pronouns are listed on all nametags.

A class Social Story can be found below to help navigate our classes. A Social Story is a tool to help improve a child’s understanding of expectations during an unfamiliar event and were originally designed to support neurodivergent students. However, this can be a useful tool for any student who is unsure about what to expect from a new experience. We share these resources to make NCT classes inclusive for ALL students.

We invite you to learn more about all of our accessibility and inclusion practices as well as our departmental teaching philosophy.

NCT Scholarships

We believe that all young people in Middle Tennessee deserve access to high-quality arts programming. NCT offers scholarships, ticket discounts and more.

Got questions?

Policies, logistics, locations, and times, we’ve answered our family’s most common questions on our FAQ page Have a question not listed? Contact our team.

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