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(Pre-K–Grade 5)

DRAMATIC PLAY: SUPERHEROES AND FAIRYTALES

GRADES: PRE-K AND K
TUESDAYS 4:00–4:55 PM | $200

Class dates: Sep 6–Nov 15, 2022
Skip date: Oct 4

Your child’s favorite fairytale character or superhero comes to life through creative play in this introductory drama class. Students imagine, explore, and create their own stories and adventures each week based on a different book focusing on a fairy tale or superhero. Students learn about story structure while increasing their vocabulary, confidence, creativity, and problem-solving skills. Young performers learn to use their body, voice, and imagination to save the world and create a happily ever after!

Teaching artist: Noelle Nicholas

LET'S EXPLORE A SHOW!

Grades 1–3
WEDNESDAYS 4:30–6:00 PM | $375

Class dates: Sep 7–Nov 16, 2022*
Skip date: Oct 5
Show title: TBD
Show date: Nov 16
*Class will be extended on Nov 9 & 16 to allow for rehearsals and show

Students will explore a new and exciting show selected specifically for their age and skill level! Team-taught by theater professionals, this class allows young students to explore the basics of acting, singing and dancing while experiencing the process of auditions, rehearsals and putting on scenes and songs from a show. Kids create wonderful memories on stage in the JM Family Studio Theater while having fun! Fee includes script and basic costume.

Teaching artist: Jessica Borbone & Caroline Dopson

INTRO TO MUSICAL THEATER

GRADES: 1–2
SATURDAYS 9:00–10:00 AM | $310

SATURDAYS 11:30 AM–12:30 PM | $310

Class dates: Sep 10–Nov 12, 2022

The dynamic world of musical theater is explored in this introductory skills-building class. Students develop the basics of singing, dancing, and acting using songs and choreography from a wide range of popular Broadway musicals in a supportive environment. Students learn stage directions, basic dance steps and terminology, healthy vocal production techniques which include proper breathing, matching pitch and singing in an ensemble. Family and friends are invited to an open class at the end of the semester. Two sessions of this class are recommended.

Teaching artists: Jessica Borbone & Tara Goodman

SING! DANCE! ACT!

GRADES: 3–5
SATURDAYS 10:1511:15 AM | $310

Class dates: Sep 10–Nov 12, 2022

In this class, students focus on the core areas of musical theater performance―Singing, Dancing & Acting. Using contemporary and traditional musical theater material, students develop musical theater skills such as movement and choreography, healthy vocal production technique, character development and overall focus and stage presence. Sing! Dance! Act! may be taken more than once to develop existing talents and discover new ones! Family and friends are invited to an open class at the end of the semester.

Teaching artists: Tara Goodman & Jessica Borbone

ACTING & IMPROV

GRADES: 4–6
WEDNESDAYS 5:45 – 6:45 PM | $310

Class dates: Sep 7–Nov 16, 2022
Skip date: Oct 5

Explore the “fun”damentals of acting and improv! Students learn foundational acting and improv skills and explore how to use their bodies, voices, and minds to create characters and imaginary circumstances. Through interactive warm-ups and skills- building activities, students develop their improv and acting techniques as they build confidence and stretch their imagination. This class will strengthen social interactions and develop effective listening and communication skills. All levels welcome.

Teaching artist: Jill Lustig

ADVANCED MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP
MTI PILOT PRODUCTION, SHOW: TBD

GRADES: 4–12 | BY AUDITION ONLY | $375
SATURDAYS 9:30–11:30 AM

Class dates: Sep 10–Nov 12, 2022
Show rehearsal: Nov 30
Show date: Dec 3

In this advanced-level class, students develop their musical theater skills on a pre-professional level by strengthening techniques in singing, dancing, and acting. Each week students focus on specific skills and receive top-tier instruction from our teaching artist professionals. Students explore acting methods, script analysis and how to create strong characters. For dance, students work on stretching and flexibility as well as study various musical theater dance styles. The singing instruction focuses on expanding healthy vocal technique, learning music theory, and developing skills to build a character through song. Students integrate these skills and gain confidence as strong and engaging musical theater performers. This class culminates with a performance in an exciting new Holiday Spectacular in the Amaturo Theater.

Teaching artists: Tammy Holder, Ven Daniel & TJ Tekurio

ULTIMATE THEATER DANCE

GRADES: 4–9 | $325
MONDAYS 6:45–8:00 PM

Class dates: Sep 12–Dec 5
Skip dates: Sep 26, Oct 31, Nov 21
Rehearsal date: Nov 30
Show date: Dec 3

Ultimate Theater Dance is the exploration of traditional and contemporary Broadway dance styles that include elements of ballet, jazz, and modern dance. This intermediate-level class focuses on core fundamental exercises and technical steps while introducing new and challenging movement styles. Basic dance skills recommended. This class will culminate with a performance in our Holiday Spectacular onstage in the Amaturo Theater!

Teaching artist: TJ Tekurio & Michael Stanek

YOUTH FALL MUSICAL: RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN’S THE SOUND OF MUSIC YOUTH EDITION

GRADES: 4–10

Session 1 - SOLD OUT
MONDAYS 6:00–9:15 PM | $405

Class dates: Sep 12–Nov 28, 2022
Skip date: Sep 26, Oct 31, Nov 21
Mandatory dress rehearsal: Nov 28 from 4:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Show date: Nov 29*
*Arrival time for show day is 4:30 PM

Session 2
FRIDAYS 6:00–9:15 PM | $405

Class dates: Sep 16–Dec 2, 2022
Skip date: Nov 21 & 25
Show date: TBD

In an all-encompassing theatrical experience, students learn acting, singing, and dancing as well as production disciplines such as costumes, props, make-up and staging and use these skills to put on a final show of The Sound of Music: Youth Edition in the Amaturo Theater. This final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musicals and won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars This class is offered in partnership with The Performance Project School of the Arts. Fee includes script and basic costume.

Teaching artists from The Performance Project, Inc.

PERFORMANCE MENTOR PROGRAM: ROALD DAHL’S WILLY WONKA TYA

GRADES: 4–12 | BY AUDITION ONLY | $415
THURSDAYS 6:00–9:00 PM & SATURDAYS 3:00–6:00 PM

Class dates: Sep 15–Dec 3, 2022
Skip date: Nov 24, Nov 26
Mandatory Extra Rehearsal: Dec 7 & 8 from 6:00–10:00 PM
Show date: Dec 9 & 10

Advanced techniques in acting, singing and dance are integrated into the rehearsal process and culminate in a full-length musical production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka TYA. This unique performance experience offers students the opportunity to study and perform alongside adult professional actors. The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. Fee includes script and costumes. This class is offered in partnership with The Performance Project School of the Arts.

Teaching artists from The Performance Project, Inc.