Because of the unpredictable circumstances we find ourselves in currently, we have decided to implement a different class format for the fall.
We plan to return to regular format in Jan. 2021 with Shrek
JRS (7-10yrs) “The Fairy-tale Network” by John Woodward. 20-25 min short play. a television network needs to improve its viewership ratings with exciting new programming.They retell the well-known tales of Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Pigs, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears, but now with new, unexpected twists.
TEENS (11-18) “Order Up!” By Kamron Klitgaard, author of The Complaint Department & Cheating Death. In this quick succession of quirky customers, the Order Up! restaurant takes on everything from weird food allergies to fanatical health inspectors, from the fear of eating to someone wanting to hide in the restroom, and on and on and on. Could there be a moment of sanity for the three employees who work behind this fast-food counter?
(Ages 10-17) “40 Plays In 40 Minutes ” By Kamron Klitgaard, author of The Complaint Department & Cheating Death. Actors race through this collection of entertaining short sketches in an attempt to complete the ultimate show. This class is perfect for students who don't hold back on stage :)
Seedling Fall Classes
Start date: Sept 8th
Last Day of Classes: Dec 18th
Monday classes start on August 31st
NO classes will be held Sept 7 or November 22-28
Unless otherwise noted, all classes are one-hour long, 8-12 students each, that work on specific topics for incremental learning and give students the opportunity to perform for their class weekly.
Covid-19 Health Considerations
Face coverings will be required for ages 6+ at all times in the theater. Performances onstage during classes will be designed to be solo or appropriately spaced when small groups are onstage together.
Exception for all ages: if students are actively performing by themselves on stage. For scenes that require a small group to be onstage together, sanitized clear plastic face shields will be made available as an option. When not on stage, students will be asked to remain in their assigned chair, organized into a 6' grid on the theater floor, as their "station" for the class where they will keep themselves & their belongings.
Students in Britni's vocal performance classes will be required to wear face coverings when not actively rehearsing and performing on stage by themselves. Group warm-ups can be done with face coverings. No Group numbers will be done this semester in Britni's Vocal Performance classes.
Workshop classes like costume creation will utilize as much spacing as possible and minimize collaborative projects that require physical interaction.
Students in dance classes will be socially distanced and required to wear a face covering at all times when not dancing. Students are not required to wear a face covering during active dance instruction and performance.
Unless otherwise noted, all theatre classes this fall will be $175 for the entire 14 week semester. You have the option of paying the entire amount up front, or breaking the payment up into 3 payments: $75 due upon registration, $50 due Oct 1st, $50 due Nov.1st.
NO Production Fees will be assessed this fall. No sibling discounts will be given given this fall. Classes have been priced aggressively low this semester in order to help families with financial strains.
Possible discontinuance of in-person classes
If in-person classes are forced to shut down because of Covid-19 restrictions, some classes will be able to continue utilizing Zoom virtual meetings and the option to stay with the class will be given at that time. No refunds will be given for a partial month missed due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Broadway Solo—(Jrs and Teen age groups) Students select solo (or duet) pieces from musicals, working on physical and emotional interpretation, storytelling, characterization. Gives all students the opportunity to play a leading role, excellent preparation for auditions. Not a vocal training class—see Vocal Performance class for that
Vocal Performance—10-18 yrs Taught by Ms Britni, our phenomenal vocal coach, this class focuses on solo vocal technique and building confidence in front of an audience as students perform weekly for their class.
Musical Theatre: Broadway Ensemble Dance—(Jrs and Teen age groups) Choreographed group numbers from favorite Broadway shows. Performances are “sing-along”
style, using original Broadway vocal recordings, with emphasis
strictly on the choreography
Student Directing—Teacher recommendation, ages 12-18, 4 students total
30min director workshop, then 1 hr working with a cast of 7-10yr olds (3 max) on scenes and short plays. Leadership, assertiveness, creativity, comprehensive understanding of theatre dynamics and integration of theatre elements, running auditions, casting, teaching stage directions, blocking, and more.
Beginning Acting for the Stage— ages 7-10 Intro to basic stage acting skills, theatre terminology & etiquette, voice inflection, body and facial expression. Students work on monologues and short sketches, performing for their class weekly. This class works in conjunction with the Student Directors course.
Comedy on Stage—(Jrs and Teen age groups) Comedic timing, body and facial expression, melodrama, Theatre de l’absurd, physical comedy.
Advanced Acting Skills—(ages 11-18) For those serious about refining their acting skills through exploration of different methods. Weekly topics and performing assignments in areas like emotional realism, character analysis, motivation, body and facial expression.
Costume Creation—(Jrs and Teen age groups) basic sewing skills, a glue gun and lots of imagination are used to transform raw materials and thrift shop finds into fantastic costume pieces.
Stage Craft—ages 10+ ( May be offered as a Saturday Workshop) Set design principles, script and story translation into composition of scenes, creation of backdrops and set pieces, craft techniques, tools, and materials
Students learn how to audition for roles, line memorization strategies, stage directions, blocking, etc.—end of semester show will be filmed if live audience is still prohibited.
Music and Movement—(ages 4--8) For little ones who love to dress up and pretend. Students will explore how music and dance can tell a story, while using costumes & props pieces. A great beginning Musical Theatre experience. This class is split into 2 six-week sessions.
Storyteller Theater--(ages 5-7) As the central storyteller (teacher) narrates familiar and original tales of adventure and fantasy, young performers act out the tales on stage with costumes, and props. A great introduction to memorizing lines, becoming familiar with the stage, and exploring a variety of performance themes.
This class is split into 2 six-week sessions.
Exploration of Musicals--(ages 10-adult ) Expand your exposure to, and knowledge of, musicals from the past from South Pacific to The Music Man. Come relax and watch a new musical every week and participate in an after show discussion. Grown ups are welcome to register as well! $20 for 4 classes of your choice, $40 for 8 classes
The schedule for Online, video conferencing formatted, weekly
classes will be posted soon--please contact us if you are interested
Virtual Short Plays (ages 7-18yrs, depending on play selection) Continuing our popular
summer productions through Zoom for at-home acting opportunities. Weekday hours between 9am-12pm
Visit “Kristina Blake Channel” on YouTube to watch plays from earlier this year.
"40 Plays in 40 minutes"
Classes in Red are currently FULL
5-6pm STORYTELLER THEATER
6-7pm ORDER UP! complete play
7-8pm ORDER UP! complete play
4-5pm COMEDY ON STAGE
4-5pm COSTUME CREATION
5-6pm BROADWAY SOLO
6-7pm COMEDY ON STAGE
7-8pm 40 PLAYS IN 40 MINUTES
complete play (ages 10-17)
5-6pm BEGINNING ACTING
6-7pm THE FAIRYTALE NETWORK
complete play (ages 7-10)
4-5pm COSTUME CREATION
4-5pm BROADWAY SOLO
5-6pm BROADWAY DANCE ENSEMBLE
5-6pm VOCAL PERFORMANCE
6-7pm BROADWAY DANCE ENSEMBLE
6-7pm VOCAL PERFORMANCE
7-8pm ADVANCED ACTING SKILLS