Theatre Classes for 8-12 year-olds

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Fun Theatrical Skill-Building – Saturdays 10:30AM-12:00PM

Kids Studio Performance Classes – Sundays 10:00AM-12:00PM


COVID Safety Guidelines for Theatre School classes & productions:

  • Masks must be worn at all times
  • Students and Instructors will maintain social distancing at all times
  • Hand Sanitizer is provided, and students are encouraged to maintain personal hygiene
  • Temperature check will be administered prior to allowing students to participate 
  • If any student or family member of a student experiences symptoms of any illness, student must stay at home and self-quarantine for at least 48 hours before returning for the next class period
  • Families will be required to sign a form agreeing to adhere to these health and safety procedures and stating that they are aware there is still a risk of exposure in participating in our program
  • Audience members experiencing flu-like symptoms, such as fever, chills, and cough will not be allowed to attend performances. If you need to cancel your tickets due to illness, you may receive a refund by calling the box office prior to the start of performances.
  • No food or drink is permitted during performances.

Fun Theatrical Skill-Building Classes for Ages 8-12

Students build greater control and confidence of choices while focusing on group work or solo character skills. Fun for focused performers and newcomers to the theatre. A showcase of lessons learned may be offered on the final class, but focus for these courses is more on developing skills rather than creating a performance.

Giggly Theatre Games

Fun Theatrical Skill-Building Classes for Ages 8-12:

Students build greater control and confidence while focusing on group work or solo character skills. Fun for focused performers and newcomers to the theatre. A showcase of lessons learned may be offered on the last class, but focus for course is more on developing skills rather than creating a performance.

Cost: $249
Class Dates: 9/11-10/16, 2021
Day of Week: Saturdays
Class Time: 10:30AM-12:00PM
Class Size: 15 Students Maximum

Act Well Your Part

Fun Theatrical Skill-Building Classes for Ages 8-12:

Students build greater control and confidence while focusing on group work or solo character skills. Fun for focused performers and newcomers to the theatre. A showcase of lessons learned may be offered on the last class, but focus for course is more on developing skills rather than creating a performance.

Cost: $249
Class Dates: 10/23-12/4, 2021
(no class Nov. 27 Thanksgiving weekend)
Day of Week: Saturdays
Class Time: 10:30AM-12:00PM
Class Size: 15 Students Maximum

Sharing the Scene

Fun Theatrical Skill-Building Classes for Ages 8-12:

Students build greater control and confidence while focusing on group work or solo character skills. Fun for focused performers and newcomers to the theatre. A showcase of lessons learned may be offered on the last class, but focus for course is more on developing skills rather than creating a performance.

Cost: $249
Class Dates: 1/8-2/12, 2022
Day of Week: Saturdays
Class Time: 10:30AM-12:00PM
Class Size: 15 Students Maximum

Silly Improv

Fun Theatrical Skill-Building Classes for Ages 8-12:

Students build greater control and confidence while focusing on group work or solo character skills. Fun for focused performers and newcomers to the theatre. A showcase of lessons learned may be offered on the last class, but focus for course is more on developing skills rather than creating a performance.

Cost: $249
Class Dates: 2/26-4/2, 2022
Day of Week: Saturdays
Class Time: 10:30AM-12:00PM
Class Size: 15 Students Maximum

Believing in Make-Believe

Fun Theatrical Skill-Building Classes for Ages 8-12:

Students build greater control and confidence while focusing on group work or solo character skills. Fun for focused performers and newcomers to the theatre. A showcase of lessons learned may be offered on the last class, but focus for course is more on developing skills rather than creating a performance.

Cost: $249
Class Dates: 2/26-4/2, 2022
Day of Week: Saturdays
Class Time: 10:30AM-12:00PM
Class Size: 15 Students Maximum

Kids Studio Performance Classes for Ages 8-12

These small-scale performance classes offer students an introduction to developing character and rehearsing a play once a week for six weeks. A short performance on the final class period in our studio/classroom space will be presented for friends and family. Focus is on actor training, not on spectacle. All students are guaranteed a role, but space is limited. There may also be possibilities for learning Technical Theatre skills!

The Tiger Turned Pink

By Angela Randazzo

Kids Studio Performance Classes for Ages 8-12:

These small-scale performance classes offer students an introduction to developing character and rehearsing a play once a week for six weeks. A short performance on the final class period in our studio/classroom space will be presented for friends and family. Focus is on actor training, not on spectacle. All students are guaranteed a role, but space is limited. There may also be possibilities for learning Technical Theatre skills!

Show Description:

This humorous, endearing tale about a little tiger named Toby, who turns pink whenever he blushes, delights both the young and young-at-heart. Toby and his jungle pals, Zelda, a sassy zebra; Gerard, a goofy giraffe; and Professor J.G.E. Gorilla, one smart ape, like Toby just the way he is. So what if he’s different from other tigers. One day Toby and his friend go to a wedding. It’s a wonderful celebration until the bride and groom kiss. Toby blushes and turns bright pink. Two hunters, Humpert and Hughes, see Toby and realize he’s quite a find—a tiger that glows like a neon sign! Toby and his friends are captured. The hunters take them to the circus and put Toby on display. Toby and his friends are unhappy away from the jungle and locked in cages. Interaction with the audience helps Toby “Think Pink!” and put his escape plan into action. Returning to the jungle, Toby and his friends celebrate their homecoming. Zelda is so happy she gives Toby a kiss—and guess what?—the tiger turned pink!

Cost: $249
Class Dates: 9/12-10/17, 2021
Day of Week: Sundays
Class Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM
Class Size: 15 Students Maximum

Doctor Hoo

By Betty Marrapodi

Kids Studio Performance Classes for Ages 8-12:

These small-scale performance classes offer students an introduction to developing character and rehearsing a play once a week for six weeks. A short performance on the final class period in our studio/classroom space will be presented for friends and family. Focus is on actor training, not on spectacle. All students are guaranteed a role, but space is limited. There may also be possibilities for learning Technical Theatre skills!

Show Description:

Dr. Hoo (an owl) is in charge of an emergency clinic for animals. But he and his nurse, Miss Nanny (a goat), can hardly take care of all the animals who come to them: a blue jay who was blinded by smog and flew into a building, a fish who is ill from the polluted water in which he has to live, a hen whose baby chick ate a worm poisoned by insecticide, a leopard who is burned in a forest fire set by a careless camper, and an alligator who is afraid he will become a pair of shoes.

Cost: $249
Class Dates: 10/24-12/5, 2021
(No class Nov. 28 Thanksgiving Weekend)
Day of Week: Sundays
Class Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM
Class Size: 15 Students Maximum

In Search of Three Sillies

By Zinita Fowler

Kids Studio Performance Classes for Ages 8-12:

These small-scale performance classes offer students an introduction to developing character and rehearsing a play once a week for six weeks. A short performance on the final class period in our studio/classroom space will be presented for friends and family. Focus is on actor training, not on spectacle. All students are guaranteed a role, but space is limited. There may also be possibilities for learning Technical Theatre skills!

Show Description:

In this adaptation of the famous English folktale, we see Jack, an energetic young man who is about to ask the girl he loves to marry him. But when he meets her family, he is flabbergasted. They are faced with a problem that’s so simple a little child could solve it—but they can’t. “How silly can people be?” Jack wonders. Can he marry into this family? He decides to make a search. If he can find three other people as silly as his sweetheart’s family, he will return and marry her. This lively play portrays his search for three sillies. He finds them, and their stories make a hilarious play for audiences of all ages.

Cost: $249
Class Dates: 1/9-2/13, 2022
Day of Week: Sundays
Class Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM
Class Size: 15 Students Maximum

Nathan the Nervous

By O.B. Rozell

Kids Studio Performance Classes for Ages 8-12:

These small-scale performance classes offer students an introduction to developing character and rehearsing a play once a week for six weeks. A short performance on the final class period in our studio/classroom space will be presented for friends and family. Focus is on actor training, not on spectacle. All students are guaranteed a role, but space is limited. There may also be possibilities for learning Technical Theatre skills!

Show Description:

Queen Augustus the Anguished is a powerful, domineering person with the kind of voice that makes lions crawl back into their dens and thunder retreat into the clouds. Her son, King Nathan the Nervous, is a meek, mild little fellow who faints at any noise louder than the flutter of butterfly wings. This contrast of characters produces chuckling humor and titillating suspense. The possibilities for comedy are endless!

Cost: $249
Class Dates: 2/27-4/3, 2022
Day of Week: Sundays
Class Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM
Class Size: 15 Students Maximum

Aesop’s Clinic

By John Tissot

Kids Studio Performance Classes for Ages 8-12:

These small-scale performance classes offer students an introduction to developing character and rehearsing a play once a week for six weeks. A short performance on the final class period in our studio/classroom space will be presented for friends and family. Focus is on actor training, not on spectacle. All students are guaranteed a role, but space is limited. There may also be possibilities for learning Technical Theatre skills!

Show Description:

Aesop’s Clinic suggests how Aesop happened to write his famous fables. Lively, colorful characters (two foxes, a crow, a tortoise, a hare and two moles) come to Aesop to tell about their adventures: the tortoise and the hare had a race, the fox tried to reach some grapes high on a vine but failed, and so on. The adventures become the fables that we all love so well.

Cost: $249
Class Dates: 4/10-5/22, 2022
(No Class April 17 for Easter)
Day of Week: Sundays
Class Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM
Class Size: 15 Students Maximum