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Fall Theatre Classes

Don’t fear fun doesn’t end with Summer!

The Couple at the Duck Pond

Fall Youth Theatre Classes

Theatre Games Ages 2 – 4

Focus on imagination, coordination and most of all—having a fun time together! Parents and kids engage together with dramatic play to foster creativity, confidence and communication.

411572 Sat. 10:00 – 10:45 am Sep. 28 – Oct. 26 $32 [4 classes] Alyson Osborn
411573 Sat. 10:00 – 10:45 am Nov. 2 – 23 $32 [4 classes] Alyson Osborn

New! Animal Tales Ages 4 – 6

Open the gates to enchantment and wonder while acting out animal folk tales, fairy tales and nursery rhymes. Young actors use their imaginations to develop creative abilities, devise new characters, and build self-confidence and cooperation skills.

409991 Sat. 10:55 – 11:40 am Sep. 28 – Oct. 26 $32 [4 classes] Alyson Osborn
409992 Sat. 10:55 – 11:40 am Nov. 2 – 23 $32 [4 classes] Alyson Osborn

Let’s Put on a Show! Ages 7 – 9

Get comfortable on stage and gain confidence as you collaborate to create an ensemble performance. Ignite imagination and become familiar with essential performing skills through theatre games, improvisations, movement, storytelling and voice exercises.

411739 Wed. 4:00 – 5:15 pm Oct. 2 – Nov. 20 $75 [8 classes] TBA

New! Abracadabra! Magic Lessons Ages 7 – 9

Pull things out of thin air! Entertain friends and family with skills that improve eyehand coordination, showmanship and self-confidence! Discover ‘tricks of the trade’ by working with coins, cards and other common props to make magic! Secrets revealed!

411574 Sat. 11:50 – 12:45 pm Sep. 28 – Oct. 26 $42 [4 classes] Alyson Osborn
411575 Sat. 11:50 – 12:45 pm Nov. 2 – 23 $42 [4 classes] Alyson Osborn

New! Voice & Movement

Motion shapes growing minds! Build self confidence through problem solving using elements of dance, drama and physical education. Fun activities incorporate concepts of time, space, shape and energy to develop sensory awareness in relation to other rhythmic skills and self expression. A great way to channel youthful energy!

Ages 7 – 10

411740 Tu. 3:30 – 4:25 pm Oct. 1 – Dec. 3 $75 [10 classes] Juliet Prosser

Ages 10 – 14

411741 Tu. 4:35 – 5:30 pm Oct. 1 – Dec. 3 $75 [10 classes] Juliet Prosser

From the Page to the Stage Ages 10 – 14

Discover techniques for bringing a script to life and creating a character. Increase abilities in projecting, movement and playing emotions and levels. Increase social and emotional development, improve critical thinking, and explore how to react and behave in situations in a supportive environment.

411738 Mon. 4:15 – 5:45 pm Oct. 7 – Dec. 9 $105 [9 classes] James Engberg

Studio Theatre—Dracula! Ages 9 – 16

“Good evening, I bid you welcome.” A new family has moved into the old mansion on the hill and you’re just dying to meet them. They’re throwing a party and everyone is invited. You’ll want to stay for dinner and dancing into the night. It will be so much fun that you won’t find the will to leave…ever! This play has been adapted with the usual academic reverence and comic twist you’ve come to expect from the studio theatre. Attendance required at all rehearsals and performances: Additional rehearsals: Mon.

Nov. 18, Dec.2, Dec. 9 & Th. Dec. 12, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Performances: Fri. & Sat. Dec. 13, & 14 at 7 pm & Sun. Dec. 15 at 2:30 pm
409899 Sat. 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Sep. 28 – Dec. 12 $312 [15 classes]
Dawn Panttaja, Timothy Scarrott

Fall Teen & Adult Theatre Classes

New! Listening to Act Ages 13 & Up

Memorizing lines is important for an actor. Figuring out how to say them is necessary, too. Yet learning to listen as completely as possible with your eyes and ears may be the actor’s most useful skill. Join us in fun activities that will sharpen your awareness on stage and keep you connected to your fellow actors.

411734 Th. 7:00 – 9:00 pm Oct. 3 – 31 $85 [5 classes] James Engberg

New! The Actor’s Clown Ages 13 & Up

There is a clown in each and every one of us. Getting to know your clown can be very useful to your acting. It’s also incredibly fun. This course isn’t about wearing makeup, giant shoes, or baggy pants. It’s about playing together and finding physical ways to create characters on the stage using your own personal material.

411735 Th. 7:00 – 9:00 pm Nov. 7 – Dec. 12 $85 [5 classes] James Engberg

New! Shakespeare’s Great Monologues Ages 13 & Up

Truth or power? Love or family? Freedom or loyalty? These are just a few of the dilemmas faced by Shakespeare’s characters. Explore some performance strategies for making the actor fully available to these characters in their most critical dramatic moments. Big imaginations will be needed to match big writing.

411736 Mon. 7:00 – 9:00 pm Oct. 7 – Nov. 4 $85 [5 classes] James Engberg

New! Movement I Ages 13 & Up

Come play and find inspiration as we explore the world of physical theatre and create the groundwork for more in-depth study of the specific forms. This joyful class will include warming up, finding neutral, generating material, creating physical characters and mask work.

409990 Tu. 7 – 9 pm Oct. 1 – Dec. 3 $149 [10 classes] Amy Jo McCarville