Below is our current summer schedule.
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ACT ONE PLAYERS
FALL Intensives, Ages 7-18 :
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 3:30-6:00pm $185 month for 3 months
Enjoy a full musical theater experience, including dance, singing and acting. Students will put on a production in November. For details click on our youth ensemble page.
INSTRUCTORS: ERICA LUBONTA, ANN CUSTY, & DEBORAH RUTLAND
Youth Ensemble AT HARTFORD STAGE
July 5-July 29 (with additional performances on July 30)
Youth Ensemble presents Bye Bye Birdie and Oliver T. Students will be cast in one of these two show. Students spend mornings rehearsing and afternoons exploring elective classes of their choice. Once a week, the Youth Ensemble enjoys a field trip together.
ACTING THE SONG
AUDitioNINg From EVERY ANGLE
Develop Your character
MAKE ROOM FOR IMPROV
BFA and AUDitioN PREP
WEDNESDAYS 4:00-5:30pm $229 Six weeks
SEPTEMBER 14 - October 19
Open to ages 11 through adults, all levels of experience!
Audition pieces, songs within musicals and cabaret numbers all tell stories and communicate character to the audience. This class will focus on techniques for character development through song. Participants are encouraged to bring in a song they are singing for a show, or for a future audition. The class will cover close-reading of lyrics, analysis of the musical ”clues” within a number, and acting techniques that help singers through difficult vocal moments in a song. Session will end with a small recital/musical review.
Wednesday & thursday 10:00am-1:00pm $149
Auditions can feel overwhelming, especially because there are so many different kinds. This class will demystify the process and provide tips, techniques, and resources to help you audition with monologues, cold readings and songs. We'll also discuss how to handle the other parts of the audition, the ones not involving text.
Week Two -JUly 18th-21st
Monday and tuesday 10:00am-1:00pm $149
This class will begin with basic movement and vocal training, and then delve deeper to explore the various choices an actor can make with face, body, and voice to create distinct characters that appear different from even the actor portraying them
Wednesday & Thursday 10:00am-1:00pm $149
Working instinctually and without inhibition are the hallmarks of good improv, and good improv is invaluable training tool for actors. In fact, this fun but challenging class is perfect for anyone who wants to learn to be truly spontaneous, flexible, responsive, and able to live in the moment.
CHECK BACK SOON... IN AUGUST WE WILL HAVE A VARIETY OF OFFERINGS TO START GETTING READY FOR AUDITION SEASON AND FOR STUDENTS PREPPING FOR COLLEGE AUDITIONS