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RISING STARS PRESENTS: FROZEN JR. THE MUSICAL

POPs RISING STARS DIVISION (12 + up)

Our Rising Stars audition-based program program serves up to 40 students in its cast. We offer one musical in the Fall, and one in the Spring, both featuring four performances.


Rising Stars meets the needs of the older performer. More advanced choreography and staging allows for a comprehensive theater experience for both beginning and seasoned actors alike. Teamwork, love of self, discipline, and learning to trust the process are key components of this popular division.


All Things Frozen...

POPs Education Expectations (pdf)

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RS Frozen Commitment Letter (pdf)

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Rising Stars Fees:

o $315.00 due upon Registration securing your child’s spot. (Plus $15.00 for new students.)
o $200.00 due Feb.1, Mar. 1, Apr. 1. This includes tuition tech and meals.
o $390.00 due May 1 which covers $90.00 costume fee & $300.00 mandatory ticket purchase 

   (15 tickets X $20.00 each)

Caroline Bowman (Elsa) & Caroline Innerbichler (Anna) in Broadway's Frozen. Photo: Matthew Murphy

Caroline Bowman (Elsa) & Caroline Innerbichler (Anna) in Broadway's Frozen. Photo by Matthew Murphy

Showtimes

May 15, 2020

Frozen Jr. - Rising Stars

7:30pm

Hermosa Beach Playhouse 710 Pier Avenue Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

May 15, 2020

Frozen Jr. - Rising Stars

7:30pm

Hermosa Beach Playhouse 710 Pier Avenue Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

May 16, 2020

Frozen Jr. - Rising Stars

2:00pm & 7:30pm

Hermosa Beach Playhouse 710 Pier Avenue Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

May 16, 2020

Frozen Jr. - Rising Stars

2:00pm & 7:30pm

Hermosa Beach Playhouse 710 Pier Avenue Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

May 17, 2020

Frozen Jr. - Rising Stars

2:00pm

Hermosa Beach Playhouse 710 Pier Avenue Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

May 17, 2020

Frozen Jr. - Rising Stars

2:00pm

Hermosa Beach Playhouse 710 Pier Avenue Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Frozen Jr. Rising Stars Creative Team

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Ashley Henley Chase, Producer

Ashley is proud to be the POPs Producer and Director of Tech Artisans. A child of humble beginnings, Ashley grew up doing shows at school and in community theater. After receiving her BA in Drama, Honors in Stage Management – Ashley freelanced as a stage manager; working with such companies as Dallas Theater Center and The Geffen Playhouse. Eventually Ashley landed at POPs where she found her home. Ashley recognizes the empowering and healing properties of theater and the family and community it creates. It is a dream come true to pass that gift along to the future generation of theater-makers both on AND offstage! 

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Hazel Clarke Seaman, Dir./Choreo.

Director and Choreographer for youth and regional theater in Los Angeles for the past 13 years, Hazel holds a BA in Dance from San Jose State University. Recent credits include choreography for TRU the Musical (Gosz and Fotos Productions) and direction/choreography for Bubble Boy (Bravo Academy Youth Theatre) in Chicago IL, and  choreography for the Ovation nominated Lizzie the Musical (Chance Theatre) in LA. Hazel has worked with POPs since its inception in 2007, and her last show was Footloose in the spring of 2019. In addition to work in the musical theatre genre, Hazel serves as Executive/Artistic Director of Kairos Dance Company (est. 2006); whose mission is to use contemporary dance as a platform for socially conscious topics. Hazel is glad to be back in the South Bay after six months, and excited to work with her beloved POPs students once more!

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Khalid McGhee, Musical Director

Khalid McGhee is a graduate of the Northern Arizona University School of Music where he studied classical piano performance under Dr. Frank Scott, Ms. Rita Borden and Dr. Jeffrey Swann. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Khalid grew up immersed in a wide range of musical styles, including gospel, jazz, musical theater and classical. He has performed extensively as a soloist, chamber musician and vocal coach throughout the United States and Europe. He recently completed a piano fellowship at the Institut für Musik in Osnabrück, Germany, under the tutelage of renowned belarusian concert-pianist, Tatiana Liakh. An alumnus of El Sistema’s Orchestrating Diversity, Khalid is also a dedicated educator who firmly believes in using music as a tool for empowerment and social mobility. He is a Teaching Artist for Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network where he teaches music at local juvenile detention centers, and also works as a freelance pianist in the Greater LA region. He is excited to join POPs as Resident Music Director! 

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Madison Huckaby, Stage Manager

Madison is humbled and excited to be part of the POPs team! She is a graduate of Chapman University and has stage managed all over LA, Orange County, and the Inland Empire. She recently worked with the Miss California local competitions, Industry Dance Awards, and Alien-Con with Mischief Management. When Madison is not inside a theatre, she can be found at working at Disneyland, storytelling with characters where she has been for the past five years.