Theatre Classes

George Street Playhouse’s Theatre Academy celebrates each student’s creative expression; providing a fun, engaging environment to explore theatre, develop self-confidence, and collaborate with others. Our classes are ideal for students with or without theatre experience.  Family and friends are invited to the final session for a class sharing to celebrate the students’ artistry.  

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FALL SESSION
Youth and Teens Saturdays, September 15, 2018 - November 3, 2018
Adults Classes Mondays, September 17, 2018 – November 5, 2018

WINTER SESSION
Youth and Teens Saturdays, January 5, 2019 – February 23, 2019
Adult Classes Mondays, January 7, 2019 – February 25, 2019

SPRING SESSION
Youth and Teens Saturdays, March 9, 2019 – May 4, 2019
(No Youth class April 20, 2019)

Adult Classes Mondays, March 11, 2019 - May 6, 2019
(No Adult Class on April 22, 2019)

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Junior Company (ages 5-8)

Fall Session - Imagination Station   9:00AM – 10:30AM
$200

Imagine a world where anything is possible… As they explore the foundations of theatre, students will use their imaginations to create bold characters and an exciting story for a short, original play!

Winter Session - Snow Songs   9:00AM – 10:30AM
$200

Explore the joy of musical theatre through songs that celebrate the winter season! From theatre games to song and dance routines, this fun class will embrace students’ imagination as they learn the foundations of musical theatre.  

Spring Session - Fabulous Fables 9:00AM – 10:30AM
$200

Spring into character!  Inspired by a classic children’s folktale, students will create an original play focusing on the development of character and the magic of ensemble storytelling.  

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Rising Company (ages 9-12)

Fall Session - Own the Stage  
9:00AM – 10:30AM
$200

From developing the script, to designing the sets and costumes, to making bold acting choices, students will develop acting techniques as they work together to create a short, original piece of theatre.  

Winter Session - Youth Improv   
9:00AM – 10:30AM
$200

Anything is possible when you improvise! Students will learn the basic skills of improvisation by playing imaginative theatre games, creating larger than life characters, and thinking on their feet.  

Spring Session - Intro to Musical Theatre  
9:00AM -10:30AM 
$225

Explore the joy of musical theatre!  From theatre games to song and dance routines, students will develop a wide range of musical theatre techniques and performance skills.  

 

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Young Company (ages 13-18)

Fall Session –Sing Out! Teen Musical Theatre Technique  
10:30AM -12:30PM
$265

Students will explore a variety of songs, work through the dramatic arcs of musical theatre scenes, and develop emotionally rich characters. By learning a wide spectrum of musical theatre techniques, students will develop their audition and performance skills.

Winter Session – Enter Stage Left: Teen Scene Study 10:30AM – 12:30PM
$240

Comic monologues and tragic scenes— students will explore their range as an actor as you learn how to bring characters fully to life!  This fun, imaginative course will develop students’ acting, movement and vocal skills.

Spring Session – Think Fast! Teen Improv  
10:30AM – 12:30PM
$240

Students will think on their feet when they enter the exciting world of improvisation.  Comedy? Tragedy? Both? Anything is possible when you invent it in the moment. The only rule is to say, “Yes!”

 

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Adult Classes (ages 18+)

Intro Courses (ages 18 and up)

Fall Session – Intro to Acting 
6:30pm - 8:30pm
$225

Designed for students with or without acting experience, this course will guide you through simple acting techniques in movement and voice, explore short scenes, and teach you basic theatre vocabulary. If you’ve always wanted to explore acting for the stage – this is great way to get started!

Winter Session – Monday Night Improv!
6:30pm - 8:30pm
$225

As they explore the foundations of improvisation, students will develop acting, movement, and vocal techniques that focus on the process of bringing a character fully to life.  This exciting course provides imaginative, process-oriented training for actors with or without prior experience.

Spring Session - Mainstage Scene Study
6:30pm - 8:30pm
 $275

This course will explore the foundations of script analysis, characterization, and relationship through an in-depth investigation of a play from George Street Playhouse’s mainstage.  Students will read and explore scenes from Mark Harelik’s moving family drama, The Immigrant.  The cost of class includes the script of The Immigrant and one ticket to a performance of the production.

Advanced Courses (ages 18 and up)

Fall Session – Musical Theatre
6:30pm - 8:30pm
$275

This course will explore the foundations of musical theatre.   Students will develop a wide range of musical theatre techniques and performance skills, as they explore songs, scenes, and dance routines from classic American musicals.   Class fee includes sheet music and an accompanist. Appropriate for students with or without prior experience.

Spring Session -- Improv II *New Class!
6:30pm - 8:30pm
$225

This course will build on the foundation of Monday Night Improv to deepen characterization, spontaneity, and the spirit of fun!  Improv II will concentrate on long form improv techniques to bring dynamic, emotionally rich and hilarious scenes to life.