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3rd-5th Acting: Scenes from Pixar Monday 6pm-7pm 14

Scenes from Pixar

3rd-5th Grades

Teacher: Joe Savino

Pixar is known for storytelling that has both humor and heart. We’ll use scenes from movies like Luca, Toy Story, Inside Out, Monsters, Incredibles, and more to develop our acting chops. We’ll explore how to create a character head to toe and respond authentically to our partners in scenes. Students will also explore the importance of inflection and comedic timing. You’ll smile, you’ll laugh, your heart will explode with happy thoughts. Come and join the world of Pixar!

3rd-5th Acting: You're a Good Man Charlie Brown Monday 4pm-5pm 14

Acting: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

3rd-5th Grades

Teacher: Cyndy Soumar

In this class, students will focus on how to use all their tools (body, face, voice) to portray a character. We’ll be using the fun Peanuts characters for inspiration. Students will work on scenes and monologues with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and more. (Please note this is not a musical class). Students will also get the chance to understand different interpretations of characters and work on character development skills. Break out of your shell and jump into the spotlight!

3rd-5th Grade Acting/Singing: Little Ladies Big Spotlight Tuesday 4pm-5pm 14

Musical Theatre: Little Ladies in the Big Spotlight

3rd-5th Grades

Teacher: Scott Sawa

Characters like Annie, Matilda, Cosette, Little Red, Mary Lenox may be little but….. “they can do a lot!”. Join us as we explore pint-sized powerhouses who command their stories and shine BIG in the spotlight. We’ll work some scenes, do some dances and learn from the little ladies of the stage and screen to develop character, stage presence and even more confidence in your acting. Any gender is welcome in this class!

3rd-5th Musical Theatre: Sponge Bob Monday 5pm-6pm 14

Musical Theatre: Sponge Bob the Musical  

3rd-5th Grades

Teacher: Cyndy Soumar

SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world! Join us as we explore the colorful characters and world of Sponge Bob the Musical. We’ll work on movement, working together as a group, stage presence, dance, basic theatre terms/stage awareness, creativity and MUCH more!

3rd-7th Grade Comedic Commercials Tuesday 5pm-6pm 14 Sold out

Specialty: Comedic Commercials

3rd-7th Grades

Teacher: Joe Savino

Let’s laugh together. Students in this class will create original products or services, learn how to script and work together to create a commercial. Perfect for students who have tons of imagination, creativity and humor. Let’s create some magic and see what we discover along the way.

High School Improv Thursday 5pm-7pm 12 Sold out

Improv (HS)

Grades: High School

Teacher: Karen Holbert

Students in this class will learn how to harness their improv to assist them in their character and scene work. Develop characters, fine-tune emotional response and learn to be “in the moment” with advanced improvisational work and exercises. Whether comedic or dramatic, learning how to harness the truth in an improv scene and build off of that will help actors of all levels create more memorable and believable performances.

High School Scenes for Social Change Thursday 5pm-7pm 14

Acting: Scenes for Social Change

Grades: High School

This scene study class will explore works that deal with social issues such as race, equality, gender, identity and more. We’ll discuss big ideas and how they are portrayed and how theatre can be used to bring about awareness and empathy. This class will also give students the chance to explore characters that may be different from their own personal backgrounds, giving a new insight to various aspects of humanity.

High School Tech Production Thursday 5pm - 7pm 12 Sold out

Technical Theatre/Backstage Production Skills

Grades: High School

High School technical students focus on design work in all areas of technical theatre. They work together to find practical solutions to difficult design ideas. Students in this class will be heavily involved in production areas for all the shows in our season. Individual mentorship and responsibility will be a major focus. Because this class works on our productions, content is always changing and stretching the students! Tons of hands-on experience and individual mentorship as you create magic! This class is overseen/taught by the Theatre’s technical director with guest teachers in various backstage disciplines.

Improv (Jr High) Thursdays 4:00pm 14

 Improv (Jr High)

Take the next step in improvisation acting. Designed for more experienced students, discover different forms and styles of improv including long-form and montage. Learn to strengthen and fine-tune your ensemble skills and create dynamic scenes and characters. Improv need not always be funny, and this class focuses on the craft of creating strong improvised scenes: both comedic and dramatic. Students will still play plenty of the short form games they love, while learning to focus specific choices, giving gifts to partners, editing and creating grounded, realistic improv scenes.

Jr. High Acting: Techniques & Comedy Chops Tuesday 5pm- 6pm 14

Acting: Acting Approaches & Comedy Chops

Grades: Jr High

Section: HA

Teacher: Scott Sawa

Deepen your actor toolbox with this class. We’ll use scenes and monologues to develop our active listening skills, practice comedic timing and strengthen our acting choices. Whether you want to “make em laugh” or cry…. we will explore how to use different ideas, strategies, approaches and physical/emotional/vocal choices to fully develop and flesh out characters. Dive deep while laughing big!

Jr. High Acting: Techniques & Comedy Chops Tuesdays 6pm-7pm 14

Acting: Acting Approaches & Comedy Chops

Grades: Junior High

Section: LOL

Teacher: Scott Sawa

Deepen your actor toolbox with this class. We’ll use scenes and monologues to develop our active listening skills, practice comedic timing and strengthen our acting choices. Whether you want to “make em laugh” or cry…. we will explore how to use different ideas, strategies, approaches and physical/emotional/vocal choices to fully develop and flesh out characters. Dive deep while laughing big!

Jr. High/High School Musical Theatre: Mamma Mia Monday 6pm-8pm 14 Sold out

Musical Theater: Mamma Mia

Grades: Jr High-High School

Teacher: Cyndy Soumar

The ultimate feel- good, juke- box musical, Mamma Mia is a joyous celebration of discovery, friendship and family. Featuring songs of ABAA like “Honey, Honey”, “Dancing Queen”, “Super Trouper”, “Take a Chance on Me” and SO many more, this class will have you dancing, moving and celebrating start to finish. We’ll do a little dance, a little singing, and a little scene work to create a dynamite open house showcase. Put on your dancing shoes and grab your bell bottoms for a class that will stretch and grow you.

 

Jr. High Specialty: Conquering Auditions and Callbacks Monday 6pm - 7pm 14

Specialty Class: Conquering Auditions /Call Backs

Grades: Jr High

Teacher: Scott Sawa

Look we KNOW auditions can be scary! We’ll work through tips on how to prepare for various types of auditions, so you feel ready and confident. Students will get in lots of prep on preparing auditions, practicing auditioning and cold readings, as well as put on their director hat to help give feedback to other students. Finally, we’ll also explore how to make strong choices in callbacks, show a range of skills and leave a big impression on “the room where it happens”.

Kindergarten-2nd Acting: Pirates of the Caribbean Tuesday 4pm - 5pm 14

Acting: Pirates of  the Caribbean

Grades: Kdg-2nd

Teacher: Joe Savino

Aaaarrrrgggghhhh you ready to have a good time? Strap on your black boots and tiaras for this high energy class filled with game playing and movement. Students may find themselves on a boat crossing the widest ocean or abandoning ship to reach a desert island. This class builds confidence and encourages positive interactions with others. Shiver me timbers!

Kindergarten-2nd Grade Acting: Charlottes Web Monday 4pm - 5pm 14

Acting: Charlotte’s Web

Grades: Kdg-2nd

Teacher: Scott Sawa

The classic childhood tale of friendship and talking pigs comes to life! Students will work in creating animal characters and using their bodies to be creative. They’ll also play lots of acting games to get them comfortable on stage, gain confidence and learn the basics of the theatre stage. We also focus on storytelling and creativity, ensuring that everyone has a high energy time.

Kindergarten-2nd Grade Musical Theatre: Disney Animals Take the Spotlight Thursday 4pm - 5pm 14

Musical Theatre: Disney Animals Take Center Stage

Grades Kdg-2nd

Teacher: Cyndy Soumar

Let your imagination soar! Let’s use our bodies to create fun, loveable, entertaining animal characters from the Disney universe. From Lion King, Jungle Book, Aristocats to Dalmatians…. There are no humans allowed in this class. We’ll have a blast playing theatre games, dancing and portraying some of the most beloved Disney characters.

Kindergarten-2nd Grade Musical Theatre: Frozen (Olaf) Mondays 5pm-6pm 14

Musical Theatre: Frozen 1 & 2

Section: Olaf

Grades: Kdg-2nd

Teacher: Joe Savino

Olaf “Bet you're wondering who we are and why we are here. It's really quite simple. It began with two sisters. One born with magical powers, and one born powerless. Their love of snowmen, infinite. "Anna, No! Too high!" Blast! "Ow, Mama, Papa, help!" Slam! Doors shutting everywhere, sisters torn apart! "Oh, I am Anna, I wanna marry a man I just met!" Elsa's gonna blow, snow, snow, ah run! Magic pulses through my snowflakes. (Gasps) I live! "Ice palace for one, ice palace for one!" "Get out Anna!" (Shooting sounds) "My heart!" Only an act of true love can save you." "Here's a true love's kiss..."

Come dance and act to our favorite character from both Frozen movies with characters, song and a whole lotta fun!

Kindergarten-2nd Grade Musical Theatre: Frozen (Sven) Monday 5pm - 6pm 14

 Musical Theatre: Frozen 1 & 2

Section: Sven

Grades: Kdg-2nd

Teacher: Scott Sawa

Olaf “Bet you're wondering who we are and why we are here. It's really quite simple. It began with two sisters. One born with magical powers, and one born powerless. Their love of snowmen, infinite. "Anna, No! Too high!" Blast! "Ow, Mama, Papa, help!" Slam! Doors shutting everywhere, sisters torn apart! "Oh, I am Anna, I wanna marry a man I just met!" Elsa's gonna blow, snow, snow, ah run! Magic pulses through my snowflakes. (Gasps) I live! "Ice palace for one, ice palace for one!" "Get out Anna!" (Shooting sounds) "My heart!" Only an act of true love can save you." "Here's a true love's kiss..."

Come dance and act to our favorite character from both Frozen movies with characters, song and a whole lotta fun!