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Performing since 1983

What is Varsity Blues?

Varsity Blues is a three-cast Show Choir entertaining crowds with their major productions each July, and their Holiday productions each December. Our cast members gain some tremendous vocal and choreography experience while having some of the best times performing through out the year.


Performing since 1983

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“Dance and music training have even stronger effects on the brain than previously understood”

Concordia University

October 5, 2016

Cast Performances

High School Cast (VB):


  • July Summer Show:  3 Night
  • December Holiday Show: 2 nights
  • Tour Show (on location) 4 days and nights


Kids Cast and Junior Varsity Casts (KC/JV):

  • July Summer Show: 3 nights
  • December Holiday Show: 2 Nights


Previous performances have included Musical Legends (Summer 2014) 70’s Show (summer2013), elf (December 2014), A Christmas Story (December 2015) and Rhythm, County &Blues (Summer 2016).  See our Performance History page for more info.

Varsity Blues Cast (VB)

High School students in grades 9 -12th in Southeast Michigan are encouraged to try out in September.


The Varsity Blues Cast Auditions:
Auditions take place over two evenings held in September. Those that make the cast perform in the Holiday Show in December, go on tour at a great destination in June and culminate with the Summer Show in July.


Auditions:
Evening #1:  Dress casual to be ready to learn dance numbers from top instructors that you will then perform for the director.
Evening #2:  During the second evening we ask you to come prepared with a song to perform for the show director. You will need to provide your own music. You can accompany your number with a musical instrument or backing track if you choose not to perform acapella.


Audition Tips:
Practice beforehand and walk in with confidence. If you're well prepared and comfortable, you'll have the audition in the palm of your hand.


Varsity Blues Cast Rehearsals:
The cast meets once a week beginning mid-September through July with added rehearsals the closer we get to show dates!!


Varsity Blues Retreat
January/February.  During retreat the VB Cast will learn all the choreography for Tour Show. We also have fun-filled special activities and a great way for the cast to really bond with each other.


VB TOUR
Every year, in June, we take the VB cast on location to perform Tour Show.  They travel on Tour for approximately 4 to 5 days performing this show in different locations and they will also take a musical theater workshop, which is very educational.  The VB cast has performed in many amazing locations such as, New York City, Disney World, Chicago, Nashville, Boston and Branson.  This is an amazing experience for our high school cast to be seen and to have some great networking connections.

VB Performances


Along with the Holiday and Summer Show the VB cast will also perform at select events throughout the year.

Junior Varsity Cast (JV)

Junior Varsity cast (JV) consists of boys and girls in grades 5th - 8th in Southeast Michigan.


Auditions:

Auditions are held during two evenings in the spring and qualify for the summer and holiday shows.


Evening #1:  Dance your heart out during the first evening audition.  Cast members will learn a group number and then will audition what they have learned in groups of 3.

Evening #2:  During the second evening vocal audition cast members will be taught a song and then they will audition what they have learned in groups of 3.


Rehearsals:
One to two evenings up until show week  Show Week rehearsals are MANDATORY!


Additional Opportunities:

JV Cast Members will get the opportunities to audition and perform with the VB Cast during the summer show.

The Kids Cast (KC)

Kids' Cast (KC) consists of boys and girls in grades 1st - 4th in Southeast Michigan.


Auditions:

Auditions are held during two evenings in the spring and qualify for the summer and holiday shows.


Evening #1:  Dance your heart out during the first evening audition.  Cast members will learn a group number and then will audition what they have learned in groups of 3.

Evening #2:  During the second evening vocal audition cast members will be taught a song and then they will audition what they have learned in groups of 3.

New to Varsity Blues?

Don’t worry! All information and expectations will be provided during the parent meeting prior to the first rehearsal.


Cast and Family Member Need-to- Know

  • A one-time tax deducible payment for Show dues, which includes the show shirt.
  • An easy to obtain costume list will be provided to each cast member. Black jazz shoes are required for rehearsals and show.
  • Volunteer opportunities for cast and parents throughout the year.
  • All rehearsals are closed to the public and parents so that the audience will be wowed by the performance
  • Two weeks prior to show, rehearsals are every evening  unless notified
  • Summer Show (3 nights) @ Saline High School


Being part of Varsity Blues offers members the following opportunities:

  • Over 200 hours of intense music and dance training
  • Learning to read sheet music
  • Gain knowledge on how a stage works
  • Working and performing in a group environment
  • Training in stage presence
  • Gaining confidence in public presentation/speaking
  • Research shows enhanced brain development.
  • Networking opportunities with professionals in the entertainment industry.
  • Being part of a close-knit community organization with a long, rich history
  • Joining a goal-oriented group


Check out a few VB alumni in the entertainment industry:
Samantha Gardner (VB 200? – 200?) has performed in a number of Broadway musicals including SHOWBOAT opening Winter 2017.