Students are engaging in the play You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

Students are engaging in the play You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

A student exhibiting her acting talent in a performance.

A student exhibiting her acting talent in a performance.

A young female actor showcases a dramatic moment.

A young female actor showcases a dramatic moment.

Future Tony Award winners performing in our holiday recital.

Future Tony Award winners performing in our holiday recital.

Theater Classes

Performance opportunities during the school year.

Creative Dramatics for the Very Young

Designed for students four to six years old, this class draws on the child's innate imagination and creativity, using theater games, movement and song to encourage self-expression and listening. (45 minutes weekly)

Theater Games and Improvisation

For students age five to 12 who are interested in exploring the dramatic arts in a relaxed, fun-filled environment. An introduction to acting skills through theater games, story dramatization, improvisation and movement. Classes are grouped according to age. (60 minutes weekly)

Theater Workshop and Performance

Open to students ages 12 and up. This class emphasizes the development of tools that lead to the creation of believable and vibrant characters. Students learn to master the basic principles of objective/obstacle, given circumstance, inner monologue, sense memory and emotional recall. Young actors explore written scripts and improvisational monologues, and are given the opportunity to write their own pieces. No prior performance experience is necessary. (90 minutes weekly)

Musical Theater Workshop and Performance

For students ages six to 18 and grouped according to age. Drawing from the classic and the current musical theater repertoire, this workshop is especially designed for students as an introduction to acting, singing and dancing skills. Emphasis will be placed on developing vocal technique, stage presence and basic musical theater dance choreography in an enjoyable and constructive atmosphere. (90 minutes weekly)

Audition Prep Class

Students preparing for theater auditions for performing arts schools or colleges will be offered guidance in the selection of their monologues to showcase their talent most effectively. Emphasis will be placed on staging and raising the level of audition material. Students will have the opportunity to present audition material in one of the Prep Center weekly recitals. Individually scheduled. (30, 45 or 60 minutes weekly)