Panther Playhouse for Parents

Thank you so much for considering having your student take part in a Panther Playhouse production. On this page we have listed the parent responsibilities. While this might feel overwhelming at first - do not be concerned. We will be there to guide you through the process. You can read this page to get my take on what this program is all about and ask any questions.

"Just do it. It is indeed a commitment but it goes by quickly and the kids learn to balance their schedules. The take away is worth all the sacrifice for any size role your child plays."

"Participating in the KiMS plays have given my child a sense of belonging and accomplishment that she would not have been able to experience if not for The Panther Playhouse productions. She is not interested in athletics and because of this opportunity she has discovered a group of students who appreciate her quirky and creative personality and connect with her so well. I appreciate that there are opportunities at KiMS for children that have a passion for the arts."

"Be ready to work. Be ready to play. It is a commitment, one of the best ones you and your child will make!"

"Great opportunity for students to gain acting or stage production experience. Great opportunity to make new friends."

"A great way for you and your child to grow in confidence, make friends, and have fun. I think it teaches kids the value of hard work and the pride they can feel when they accomplish something, not to worry about what others think so much and getting out there and doing your best and just having lots of fun working with friends who support you."

"I've seen an incredible increase in confidence in my daughter as a result of participating in this show. She's not afraid to speak (or sing!) in front of an audience, she's a better musician and dancer, she's made great friends, and she had so much fun she can't wait to do another show. Thank you so much for offering this amazing experience for our kids."

"So enriching. A terrific experience for our son."

Parent Responsibilities

  • Turn in completed participation form for student on time.
  • Attend the parent meeting one week prior to auditions.
  • Make any required payments.
    We will never turn away a student for financial reasons.
    Please contact producer or director for scholarship information.
  • Report all potential student rehearsal conflicts.
    We can work around conflicts, but note that significant conflicts can impact casting decisions.
  • Set realistic casting expectations for actors and themselves.
    Every role will get an opportunity to shine.
  • Pick up your student from rehearsal on time and verify their student signed out on sign-in sheet.
    Contact your student or adult at rehearsal if you will be late due to traffic or other reasons.
  • Actors must attend every "required" rehearsal.
  • Actors and crew must take part in every performance.
  • Parent must chaperone two rehearsals for each student involved.
  • All parent chaperones must be a LWSD approved volunteer.
  • Parent must participate in one parent committee for each student involved.
    There are options that can accommodate various working schedules.
  • We highly recommend all families of Panther Playhouse students be a KiMS PTSA Member.
    If you need financial assistance to become a member please contact PTSA Membership.
    All parents working on tickets or concessions must be a KiMS PTSA Member.
  • Committee leads should communicate regularly with parent producer.
  • Fall Musical
    Parents may be needed to shuttle students to LWHS after school to rehearsals during the final week.
    At closing, parents required to assist with striking set, cleaning and shuttle students to KiMS for cast party.
  • Spring Shakespeare
    At closing, parents assist put away chairs, clean space and striking set.