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Winter Classes 2014

 

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Classes are based on material from our MainStage show, The Music Man and other Broadway favorites such as Wicked and Beauty and the Beast as well as other Disney favorites like Winnie the PoohThe Little Mermaid, Mulan, The Jungle Book and many more!

 

 

MakeBelievers: Pre-School – Pre-K (Ages 4 – 5)  - REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

The characters and story of The Music Man come to life through the magic of theatre-making, singing, dancing and creative storytelling. Inspired by music and scenes from our MainStage show, this classic Broadway tale is a delight for the whole family.  On the last day of class, friends and family are invited to see an informal final showing of the imaginative work that the young actors have explored throughout the term. 

MakeBelievers: Parents and Me Class (Ages 2 – 4) - REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED 

 

Together, parents and children will bring the characters and story of The Music Man to life through the magic of theatre-making, singing, dancing and creative storytelling. Inspired by music and scenes from our MainStage show, this classic Broadway tale is a delight for the whole family. On the last day of class, friends and family are invited to see an informal final showing of the imaginative work that the young actors and their parents have explored throughout the term.

MakeBeliever Classes              
Curriculum Age Range   Day Time Start Date End Date Fee   
Music Man (ages 4-5) Mon 2:00-2:50 pm Jan. 6 Mar. 24 $210  
Music Man  (ages 4-5) Sat 9:30-10:20 am Jan. 11 Mar. 29 $210  
Music Man -
Parent and Me Class
(ages 2-4) Sat 10:30-11:20 am Jan. 11 Mar. 29 $210  

  

 

Wild kingdom

 

princess and clowns

 

Beginning TheatreLabs: (Grades K-1, 2-3, 4-6) – REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

The Music Man
Students will fall in love with storytelling and performing by learning valuable acting, improvisation, singing and character work techniques while exploring the story and themes from The Music Man. The TheaterLab will culminate in an informal final showing the last day of class where friends and family are invited to see work based on story-telling exercises and production numbers learned throughout the term.

 

The Wild Kingdom: (Grades K-1, 2-3) - REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

The Jungle BookAristocats, and The Little Mermaid
Students will fall in love with storytelling and performing by learning valuable acting, improvisation, singing and character work while techniques while exploring the story and themes from a selection of musical theater shows featuring animals. This class will also focus specifically the animal characters’ material from several beloved musicals including The Jungle Book, Aristocats, and The Little Mermaid. Join us to learn such favorites as “Under the Sea”, “Ev’rybody Wants to Be A Cat” and “The Bare Necessities.” The class will culminate in an informal final showing the last day of class where friends and family are invited to see work based on story-telling exercises and production numbers learned throughout the term.

Princesses and Clowns: (Grades K-1) - REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

Students will fall in love with storytelling and performing by learning valuable acting, improvisation, singing and character work and techniques while exploring the story and themes from a collection of classic fairy tales from beloved films and Broadway shows. Ariel and Flounder, Mulan and Mushu and Cinderella and her mice friends (Jaq, Gus and Bruno) will be just some of the friendships the students will portray in class. The class will culminate in an informal final showing the last day of class where friends and family are invited to see work based on story-telling exercises and production numbers learned throughout the term.

Beginning Classes            
Curriculum Age Range   Day Time Start Date End Date Fee   
The Music Man Gr. K – 1 Mon 3:30-5:00 pm Jan. 6 Mar. 24 $300  
The Music Man Gr. 2 – 3 Thu 4:00-5:30 pm Jan. 9 Mar. 27 $300  
The Music Man Gr. 4 – 6 Wed 3:30-5:00 pm Jan. 8 Mar. 26 $300  
The Wild Kingdom Gr. K – 1 Wed 3:30-5:00 pm Jan. 8 Mar. 26 $300  
The Wild Kingdom Gr. 2 – 3 Thu 3:30-5:00 pm Jan. 9 Mar. 27 $300  
Princesses and Clowns Gr. K – 1 Tue 3:30-5:00 pm Jan. 7 Mar. 25 $300  
 
 

Intermediate Theatre Labs: (Grades 1-3, 4-6) - REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

Musical Theatre Fusion : The Music Man and Wicked 
This class level is great for the students who have already discovered the joy of storytelling and have acquired the basic and valuable acting, improvisation, singing, and character work skills. In this class, they will build on the fundamentals while exploring the story and themes from The Music Man and Wicked. There will be a strong focus on scene work and opportunities for more duet and solo work. We recommend that students take two beginning TheatreLab classes prior to enrolling in Intermediate TheaterLab classes.

Intermediate TheatreLabs are inspired by our MainStage show, the beloved classic musical, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man, as well as the popular 1995 musical Wicked (the Untold Story of the Witches of Oz). Students will perform songs and scenes such as “Seventy-six Trombones,” “Defying Gravity,” “Popular,” and “Shipoopi.” The Intermediate TheaterLabs will culminate in an informal final showing on the stage on the last day of class where friends and family are invited to see work based on story-telling exercises, script materials and production numbers learned throughout the term.

 

 

**NEW PROGRAM** Intermediate: Mini-Shows: Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Kids (Grades 1-3) or Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Grades 4-6) - REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

This class level is great for the students who have already discovered the joy of storytelling and have acquired the basic and valuable acting, improvisation, singing, and character work skills. In this class, they will build on the fundamentals while exploring the story and themes Disney’s Winnie the Pooh and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. There will be a strong focus on scene work and opportunities for more duet and solo work. We recommend that students take two beginning classes prior to enrolling in Intermediate classes.

Pooh

 

Beauty and the Beast

For our 1-3 grade students, we have Disney’s WINNIE THE POOH KIDS, a delightful show based on the beloved characters of A.A. Milne and the 2011 Disney animated feature film. Your adventure begins as you enter the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit, and Owl but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the mysterious Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship, and sharing snacks. The score includes new songs as well as classics like “Winnie the Pooh” and “The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers”.

Our 4-6 grade students will step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST! Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature. You will be transported to the heart of provincial life in a lovely French town. When Maurice becomes lost in the woods on the way to the fair, he seeks shelter in an old castle, but the master of the castle is a horrible beast that takes him captive. Maruice’s daughter, Belle, must then give up her freedom to save his life. Belle tames the unfortunate Beast and he is ultimately transformed back into a handsome prince. This “tale as old as time” is filled with spectacular songs and lovable characters.

Intermediate Classes            
Curriculum Age Range  Day Time Start Date End Date Fee   
The Music Man/Wicked Gr. 1 – 3 Tue/Thu 3:30 – 5:00 pm Jan. 7 Mar. 27 $380  
The Music Man/Wicked Gr. 4 – 6 Mon/Wed 5:00 – 6:30 pm Jan. 6 Mar. 26 $380  
Minishow: Winnie the Pooh Gr. 1 – 3 Tue/Thu 4:00 – 6:00 pm Jan. 21 Mar. 27 $460  
Minishow: Beauty & Beast Gr. 4 – 6 Tue/Thu 4:00 – 6:00 pm Jan. 21 Mar. 27 $460  
 
 

Skill-Building Classes:

Broadway Dance (Grades 3-7, 8-12) – REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

Great for the beginner-level dancer, Broadway Dance is designed to hone your skills in musical theater dance. Students learn basic to intermediate techniques, as well as how to properly use their body to convey character and emotion while performing choreography. For the winter we will be concentrating on the Golden Age of Broadway! Choreographers such as Jerome Robbins (West Side Story), Agnes DeMille (Oklahoma!) and Onna White (The Music Man) will inspire and inform the curriculum and dance combinations for this class. On the last day of class, students will perform for family and friends in the classroom studio.

   
Broadway Singing (Grades 3-7, 8-12) – REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

This six week workshop is a great opportunity for even seasoned young actors, this workshop is designed to hone your skills in musical theater singing. Students learn basic to intermediate techniques, as well as how to properly use their voice to convey character and emotion while performing a song.  The winter term will focus on music from classic shows from the Golden Age of Broadway, such as The Music Man, Oklahoma!, Gypsy and West Side Story. On the last day of class, students will perform for family and friends in the classroom studio.

   
Broadway Acting (Grades 3-7, 8-12

Using the story of The Music Man as inspiration, actors will learn essential fundamentals of acting such as text analysis, character development, period movement, line memorization and blocking. Broadway Acting meets once a week for six weeks and makes the perfect complement to Broadway Singing.  This is a two hour class. The culminating performance for family and friends will take place in the classroom studio.

   
SING-ALONG Studio Workshop for Theatre (Grades 7-12

Learn how to sing correctly and gain confidence in your voice with this Sing-a-Long Studio for Theatre. Taught by Vernon Bush (The Wiz, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory), this workshop will build necessary strength and power in your already unique voice. Each session will continue to explore and develop your vocal capabilities, style, and authenticity, especially as it pertains to theatre while discovering the joy of rhythm and song in this fun, group environment. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to sing!

Session 1: Get to Know Your Voice – Listening, warm-up and vocal exercises.
Session 2: Breathing & Relaxation – Learn how to breath to maximize your singing power.
Session 3: Rhythm – Recognizing how rhythm effect both speaking and singing. Explore how improvisation in music can open your creativity.
Session 4: Sing a Song – Experience the passion, expression and joy that singing provides  

Class Age Range Start Date End Date   Day   Time   Fee   
Broadway Dance Grades 3-7 Jan. 6 Mar. 24   Mon   3:30-5:00pm   -  
Broadway Dance Grades 8-12 Jan. 10 Mar. 28   Fri   4:00-5:30pm   -  
Broadway Singing Grades 3-7 Jan. 8 Feb. 12   Wed   4:00-6:00pm   -  
Broadway Acting Grades 3-7 Feb. 19 Mar. 26   Wed   4:00-6:00pm   $180  
Broadway Acting Grades 8-12 Feb. 19 Mar. 26   Wed   6:00-8:00pm   $180  
SING-ALONG Studio Grades 7-12 Feb. 7* Mar. 7*   Fri   5:30-7:00pm   $100  
     * No class Feb. 14