FAQs
How do I sign up my child?
There are two ways: 

1) Click here to register online using PayPal (a convenience fee applies)
2) Complete our application here, submit it, and mail tuition check to CLOCKTOWER PLAYERS INC prior to first scheduled class OR pay tuition via PayPal by clicking here.

2. What are the age breakdowns of each troupe?
Pre-Troupe is age 4 through first grade*
Kids Troupe is first through fourth grade* 
* The difference between Pre-Troupe and Kids Troupe is that Kids Troupe is a performing troupe and Pre-Troupe is not. First grade parents can choose the troupe that they feel is most appropriate for their child.
Junior Teen Troupe is fifth through eighth grade
Teen Troupe is ninth through twelfth grade.
Jr Teen &Teen Troupe is fifth through twelfth grade.

3. What's next?
The audition process begins the first class.  
All Troupers are taught a dance combination at the first class. They are responsible for working on it for the second class as their dance audition. 
Kids and Jr Teen Troupers will be taught 16 bars of a song from the score that they may use as their audition song the following week or they may prepare a song of their choice from the score. 
Teen Troupers must prepare, on their own, 16 bars from the score to sing as their audition for the first class. They may be asked to prepare another song for the following week.
At the second class, ALL Troupers must be prepared to sing, dance, and  read from the script. Kids Trouper beginning readers will be asked to act out or recite easy-to-memorize lines. 
Show cd's amd scripts are given to all cast members at the first class. 

4. What if my child doesn't get a part?
Everyone gets a part. 

5. How is casting determined?
There are a lot of factors but the most important are 
1) the ability to take direction; 
2) the ability to function well as part of a team with a positive attitude; 
3) the ability to focus and work hard. 
Ultimately we cast to provide each student with a challenging, successful, fun-filled experience. Our minds are always on each individual troupe member.

6. What can parents do to help?
Make sure you come to the Parent Director Welcome! Every family signs up for at least one task per production and working parents will find that we don't expect a lot - a little help from everyone really adds up. Kids & JR Troupe parents are extremely important: You can practice lines with your child throughout the semester, play the show CD at home and in the car (over and over, please!), and help your child learn and memorize his/her part. TEEN parents should check in with their teens to see how it's going and let us know if they need any extra help. We count on you to make sure that they arrive on time for all classes.

7. What should my child wear and bring to class?
Students are required to wear appropriate, easy-to-move-in clothing, jazz shoes or sneakers, e.g. NO SANDALS, CROCS, BOOTS OR JEANS, BARE MIDRIFFS. Clocktower Players rehearsal wear may be purchased at our storefront. Tees. Tanks, Sweatpants, Hoodies, Track Jackets, Zipped Hoodies and a handy tote bag are available to purchase! 
Always bring script and a pencil with an eraser!

8.  Is there just one instructor in attendance? 
No, we provide the following professional instructors per troupe:
Pre-troupe - Instructor, Assistant Instructor
Kids Troupe - Director, Choreographer, Assistant Director. 
During tech week Teen Interns assist backstage along with two Stage Managers.  
A Producer is also in charge of each production to coordinate all technical aspects.
Jr Teen & Teen Troupes - Director, Choreographer, Musical Director, Assistant Director, Producer, Stage Manager, Private acting, dance or vocal sessions and a professional live orchestra.

9. When are Private acting, dance or vocal sessions offered?
At Clocktower, we prepare every performer fully to make this the best possible learning experience.  Additional coaching sessions are always available upon request.  Once casting is complete our coaching sessions are scheduled either during the regular session or on Wednesdays by appointment.

10. How do I buy tickets to the shows?
It's easy! You can buy tickets to any Clocktower Players performance today online!
Just click here.

The address is 85 Main Street. (The entrance is on Ferris Street, just down the hill from Main Street. Take the elevator to the third floor, then walk straight ahead.). At all other times, you can leave a phone message at the box office with your request, and someone will call you back. Click here for a seating chart and lots of other information about the theater. Note that there is a $1.60 per ticket processing fee applied to all tickets online.
Door sales incur a $2.00 processing fee.
All sales are final.