DIGITAL SPRING CLASSES

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Musical Theatre Exploration

Mondays 4:30 - 5:30

February 1 - April 26 (No class week of March 29) - $200

Ages 6 - 10

Using a Disney or musical theatre song of your choosing, we will learn how to bring these pieces to life in the way we sing, act, and dance! Students will be challenged to include all 3 of these components in their piece thus building the path toward becoming triple threats on the stage!

 

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Immersive Theatre with Birch House Immersive

Mondays 5:30 - 7:30

February 15 - May 17 (No class week of March 29) - $350*

Ages 12 and up

This class will be taught by Lauren & Janie from Birch House Immersive (along with Miss Bella).  We will explore all elements of creating immersive theatre - writing, design, and creating the audience experience!  Students will find ways to adapt these skills and craft an original piece that allows us to experience the magic of immersive theatre through a digital setting.

*includes a performance fee

 

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Improv & Sketch Comedy with Andrew Baldwin

Mondays 6:00 - 7:30

January 25 - March 12 - $140

Ages 12 and up

This class will work to build a solid foundation of the skills necessary for improv performance and sketch writing.  Students will learn those oh so important words, “yes, and”, as well as basic sketch structure and character writing.  By the end of this class, you’ll have a solid understanding of initiating and continuing scenes with little or no prompt, and being able to put your ideas down on paper so that actors can bring them to life! 

 

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Musical Theatre Short

Tuesdays 4:30 - 6:30

February 2 - April 27 (no class week of March 29) $300

Ages 12 and up

If you had 5 minutes to explain an entire musical to someone who knew nothing about it, how would you do it? In this brand new class, we will be producing a musical short (a smidge longer than 5 minutes!) based on a show like Wicked, Into the Woods, Hairspray, Enchanted, Phantom of the Opera, etc. You will cast yourselves, write a condensed script, choose which important moments deserve a mini performance moment, and become storytelling experts!

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Golden Age in the Modern Age: Musical Theatre Performance

Tuesdays 6:45 - 8:15

February 2 - April 27 (no class week of March 29) $280

Ages 12 and up

Musicals such as South Pacific, Sounds of Music, Music Man, Oliver!, My Fair Lady, and many more, represent what we call the “Golden Age” in musical theatre. In this class, students will use their analytical and creative skills to relate and modernize these classics for present-day audiences!

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Mismatched Shakespeare! An Original Tale

Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:30

February 2 - April 27 (no class week of March 29) $300

Ages 12 and up

Explore Shakespeare’s villains, lovers, and heroes as we take a deeper look at what type of characters this legendary playwright created. Our ensemble will develop an original story using Shakespeare’s monologues and short scenes as we throw multiple characters into a single show! Who knows what could happen with these wacky characters?! 

 

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Adventuring Through the Hundred Acre Woods

Wednesdays 4:00 - 4:45

January 27 - March 10 - $100​

Saturdays 10:30 - 11:15

January 30 - March 13 $100

Ages 5-9

Let’s go explore the Hundred Acre Woods along with Winnie the Pooh and all of our other beloved friends! In this class, young students will begin to learn the importance of improvisation, ensemble group work, and how to trust their own instincts and creative skills. We will develop original characters, places, and stories all inspired by A. A. Milne’s children’s books.

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Mini Movers

Wednesdays 5:00 - 5:45

February 3 - April 28 (no class week of March 29) $200

Ages 5 - 9

After tackling beginning movement and dance techniques, we will twirl, bop, and leap collectively to bring a story to life through dance! All you need are comfortable clothes and floor space!

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Playwriting & Performance

Wednesdays 4:30 - 6:00

February 3 - April 28 (no class week of March 29) $280

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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Stage Makeup with Laura Quiñones

Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:00

Jan. 27 - March 10 - $200*

Ages 12 and up

This class will explore principles of makeup application for the stage, skin care before/after applying makeup and color theory.

Schedule (subject to change)

Week 1: Discuss color theory, makeup plots, skin care for makeup, and how to clean our equipment.

Week 2: General Stage Makeup/change the way your face is shaped

Week 3: Old age makeup

Week 4: Fantasy/classical Character

Week 5: Special effects class/gore with latex and prosthetics.

Week 6: Bruises/Disease makeup

Week 7: Final Project! 

*this price includes all makeup costs - you will be contacted individually after registering to get color matched, discuss skin type and makeup delivery options

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Stories Through Movement

Thursdays 6:30 - 8:30

February 4 - April 30 (no class week of March 29) $350*

Ages 12 and up

This class will focus on visceral storytelling by activating our five senses and using our whole bodies to tell a story. We will devise an original performance told through multiple styles of movement techniques and music! 

*performance fee included

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"Are you my Mother?"

Wednesdays 4:00 - 4:45

April 7 - May 19 $100

Saturdays 10:30 - 11:15

April 10 - May 22 $100

Ages 5 - 9

By exploring the world of Dr. Seuss, young students will learn important acting skills including creating environment, developing character relationships, movement work, and improvisation. We will tell an original story based off of the classic books!

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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!  Payment plans are available upon request.

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4448 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Chicago, IL  60630

920-379-3073

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