FALL ONE DAY DEAL – August 11th – SAVE 10% ON ALL CLASSES

The School of Theater provides innovative, high quality theater education and productions for all ages, abilities and levels of interest. Our students develop imagination, concentration, confidence, leadership, teamwork, professionalism, and the technique to strengthen the command of his/her body and voice. Our faculty is made up of working theater professionals who are skilled in working with young actors. This journey can begin at an early age and last a lifetime.

Colleen O’Connor
Theater Coordinator
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FA17 One-On-One Coaching  

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Our professional teaching artists are eager to work with you to find and perfect the best material for your upcoming performance or audition.

FALL SHOWS


FA17 Alice in Wonderland Jr.

Ages 5-11

Rehearsals: Tuesdays and Thursdays Beginning September 12th 4-6pm
Performances: Nov 10, 11, 12

The ever-curious Alice’s journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit. Her adventures become increasingly stranger as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game! Co-Directors: Emily Nelson and Cara Chumbley


FA17 Horror High: The Musical

Ages 12 – 18

Rehearsals: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays Beginning September 11th 6-8pm
Performances: Nov 17, 18, 19

Horror High takes all of those horror film icons and transforms them into high school teenagers in their senior year at Horror High School. Join Bigfoot, Blair the Witch, and Larry the Wolf among a myriad of merry monsters, as they battle the pitfalls of high school: romance, peer-pressure, body image and popularity- all with a musical twist! Will Georgia the Zombie stop eating brains long enough to help the football team? Will Nosferata the Vegetarian Vampire and Larry the Wolf ever be able to convince their parents an “unconventional” relationship is okay? There is fun for all in this ode to classic horror movies of yesteryear. Modern humor and exciting music will keep cast and audience alike screaming with laughter! Director: Colleen O’Connor Choreographer: Kelly Lohrenz


FALL CLASSES


FA17 Acting Up

Ages 3 – 5

Tuesday, 4:15-5pm

Sept 12 – Dec 12 (13 Weeks). (No class the week of Nov 20-26). This class gives your toddler a taste of theatre. With singing familiar songs, dancing and playing character games, your young one will gain experience in the world of imagination and creativity. Instructor: Colleen O’Connor


FA17 Basic Acting

Ages 6 – 10

Monday, 4-5pm

Sept 11 – Dec 11 (13 Weeks). (No class the week of Nov 20-26). Explore how to create characters and stories using your voice and body. The actors will use acting games, fairytales, stories, scenes, and monologues to discover the joys of performance and character development No prior acting experience necessary. Instructor: Cara Chumbley


FA17 Basic Improvisation

Ages 6 – 10

Wednesday, 4-5pm

Sept 13 – Dec 13 (13 Weeks). (No class the week of Nov 20-26). This is the first step into the world of improvisation and unscripted theatre. Learn improv games to help think on your feet and create characters, gain the confidence to make decisions quickly, and learn the art of responding to the unknown. Session will culminate with a performance on the last day of class. Instructor: TBD


FA17 Broadway Basics

Ages 6 – 10

Tuesday, 5-6pm

Sept 12 – Dec 12 (13 Weeks). (No class the week of Nov 20-26). Learn the basics of musical theatre in this interactive class. Students will learn how to build characters through song and dance. This a great opportunity to introduce students to musical theatre and teach them how to “act the song.” No prior experience necessary. Session will culminate with a performance on the last day of class. Instructor: Colleen O’Connor


FA17 Young Playwrights

Ages 9 – 15

Monday, 6-7:30pm

Sept 11 – Dec 11 (13 Weeks). (No class the week of Nov 20-26). Students will learn to create short plays based off of prompts given to them by the instructor. The instructor will guide them through the creative process, and develop their artistic skills both as an actor, and writer. Instructor: Cara Chumbley


FA17 The Art of Acting

Ages 11 – 17

Monday, 5-6pm

Sept 11 – Dec 11 (13 Weeks). (No class the week of Nov 20-26).  This class is designed for actors with some experience on the stage. Learn to utilize your voice to express yourself clearly and develop characters. Use your mind to analyze and understand scripts and characters, and use your body to learn how to develop the physical personality of your characters. Students will focus on monologues, scenes, and learn about different methods of acting. Instructor: Cara Chumbley


FA17 Improvisation

Ages 11 – 17

Wednesday, 5-6pm

Sept 13 – Dec 13 (13 Weeks). (No class the week of Nov 20-26). A more advanced and in-depth look at improvisation. Students will build upon basic improv games, learn new games, enhance their listening and response abilities, and learn to adapt to different scenarios. Recommended for students with some improv experience. Session will culminate with a performance on the last day of class. Instructor: TBD


FA17 Broadway and Beyond

Ages 11 – 17

Tuesday, 6-7pm

Sept 12 – Dec 12 (13 Weeks). (No class the week of Nov 20-26). This class is intended for students interested in learning the finer points of musical theatre. Students will learn not only about singing and dancing in character, but also why you sing in a musical. The class will include singing, dancing, and learning how to choose the right piece for yourself, and to fit your needs! Session will culminate with a performance on the last day of class. Instructor: Colleen O’Connor


FA17 Theatre Makeup

Tuesday, 7:30-8:30pm

Sept 12 – Dec 12 (13 Weeks). (No class the week of Nov 20-26). Materials Fee Theatre encompass more than just singing, dancing, and acting (as if that wasn’t enough!) One of the most pivotal skills many young actors lack coaching on is the art of stage makeup. We will cover age, corrective, character, gore, and discuss how the use of these can add to a performance. Students will each receive a makeup kit they can use for years to come. Instructor: Colleen O’Connor