DIGITAL FALL CLASSES

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Musical Theatre Exploration

Mondays 4:00 - 5:30

September 21 - December 7 (No class Thanksgiving week) - $250

Ages 8 -11

In this class, students will learn and work on the three major components of musical theatre: singing, acting, and dancing. Students will learn how to incorporate these major components into musical theatre songs of their choosing!  

 

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Musical Theatre Movers

Mondays 5:45 - 7:00

September 21 - December 7 (No class Thanksgiving week) - $250

Ages 9 and up

This class will explore how to tell stories through physical expression. We will study how our bodies have the ability to tell stories as easily as words do! Students will choose a musical theatre piece(s) to collaborate on as a group and perform at the end of the semester. No dance experience required!

 

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Radio Play

Tuesdays 5:00 - 6:30

September 22 - December 8 (No class Thanksgiving week) - $250

Ages 12 and up

In this exciting new program, students will work together to conceptualize, write, create, and perform their own original Radio Play. Over the course of this program, our ensemble will learn about the history of the radio drama before transforming into directors, playwrights, sound designers and performers in order to bring their creation to life!  

 

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Pop/Rock Vocal Exploration

Tuesdays 4:30 - 6:30

September 22 - December 8 (No class Thanksgiving week) - $275

Ages 12 and up

Pop/Rock Musicals are becoming more and more prevalent in today’s musical theatre world, and they are all so different from another! In this class, students will study the diverse range and style of pop/rock influenced musicals and work on pop/rock pieces of their choosing.  

 

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Playwriting and Performance

Tuesdays 7:00 - 9:00

September 22 - December 8 (No class Thanksgiving week) - $275

Ages 12 and up

Students will explore the foundations of play writing including scene writing, character development and structure.  This will culminate in the writing of a short play that they will work to stage digitally with their fellow ensemble members. The first half of this course will be focused on the writing process, while the second half will transition from page to stage!  

 

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Musical Theatre Repertoire

Wednesdays 4:00 - 6:00

September 23 - December 9 (No class Thanksgiving week) - $275

Ages 12 and up

This class will dive deep into the world of musical theatre! Students will learn how to perform different styles and genres, choosing 2-3 contrasting pieces to workshop and eventually perform in class.  

 

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Acting for the Digital Stage

Wednesdays 6:00 - 8:00

September 23 - December 9 (No class Thanksgiving week) - $275

Ages 12 and up

Shakespeare brilliantly said, “All the world’s a stage.” While we can’t perform live for our audiences, this class aims to craft, hone, and explore skills needed to navigate mediums beyond the traditional stage. We’re embracing the strictures of a pandemic and finding unique and meaningful ways to tell stories.

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Mixed up Fairytales

Thursdays 5:00 - 6:30

September 24 - December 10 (No class Thanksgiving week) - $250

Ages 8 - 11

What if Cinderella never lost her slipper? What if Jack didn't cut down the beanstalk? What if Rapunzel got a haircut? Students will expand their imaginations to discover what would happen if their favorite stories did not go exactly as they were expected to. We will work to develop the foundations of performance, focusing on character and world building, while also working together to create a digital performance around this silly and engaging theme!

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College Audition Prep - Downstage Arts Cohort

Thursdays 4:30 - 6:30

September 24 - December 10 (No class Thanksgiving week)

Juniors and Seniors in High School

This class will be held in partnership with Downstage Arts and is free of charge to Juniors and Seniors.  This will be a 2 year cohort (1 year if you're a senior this year).  You must fill out an application if interested.  This class will dissect different parts of the college audition process, from finding schools the students are interested in, preparing audition material, filming self tapes, scheduling auditions, and more. Students will leave the class feeling confident and ready to conquer any situation a higher education audition might throw their way!

More information and application here

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Our Town

Thursdays 7:00 - 9:00

September 24 - December 10 (No class Thanksgiving week) - $275

Ages 12 and up

For our fall production, our ensemble will create a digital production of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, Our Town. While we’re locked inside, physically kept apart, and time seems to be zooming by us, we’ll examine how we can find beauty and gratitude in life that is granted to us every day. “Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it?—every, every minute?”

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Junior Players

Saturdays 9:00 - 10:00

September 26 - December 12 (No class Thanksgiving week and day after Halloween) - $150

Ages 5 - 8

In each meeting, your student will learn the building blocks of performance while using

our creativity to travel to amazing new worlds all from the comfort of your home. We

will explore how actors use their voices and bodies to bring a character to life while

using our imagination to create incredible journeys.

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Rising Stars

Saturdays 10:30 - 12:00

September 26 - December 12 (No class Thanksgiving week and day after Halloween) - $200

Ages 8 - 11

Students will explore creative storytelling, singing, and dancing while also learning all about the importance of  working with others as an ensemble. As they continue to develop performance skills, we will also combine everything we have learned to create an original digital performance!

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Private Lessons

Voice & Piano Lessons

Instructor: Lindsay Cummings

$30/30 minute lesson

$50/60 minute lesson

Sibling discount available

E-mail Lindsay or call 920-379-3073 to set up a lesson time or consultation.

Guitar Lessons

Instructor: Chris Tozzi

$30/30 minute lesson

$50/60 minute lesson

Sibling discount available

E-mail Chris or call 920-379-3073 to set up a lesson time or consultation.

Private Monologue and Acting Coaching Sessions

Instructor: Tanner Bradshaw

$30/30 minute lesson

$50/60 minute lesson

Sibling discount available

E-mail Tanner or call (920) 379-3073 with questions or for more information.

If you'd like to participate in classes or lessons but are unable to for financial reasons, please send us an e-mail and ask us about financial assistance!

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4448 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Chicago, IL  60630

920-379-3073

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