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Storybook Acting:  Mini-Wizard of Oz     Ages 3, 4, & 5    $66 mo 

It's story time like you've never see in before!  Here the characters leap off the page and into your child's imagination as they sing, dance, and act to fun songs and stories.  On our final class day, we will present a 20-minute mini-musical presentation of our Storybook Acting!  (price includes script, cd, and t-shirt)


Best of Broadway:   (register through Poway Rec.)   Ages 7 - 14    $135/session                                               

Let's create a show where everyone can be the star!  This class has the same fun format.  We select our favorite songs from Musical Theatre.   Then we take the lines from the show leading into the song.  We write MC lines introducing each song & scene.  Lines are divided equally amongst the cast.  We have a prop song, a vocal coached "stand and sing" song, a dance intensive song, and acting songs.  In this class we learn vocal, dance, and acting technique.  It is a fun way to improve your skills and create a fun showcase.  The last class has a simple showcase in the same venue we rehearse in.  Costume pieces are added to a basic shirt and pants outfit.


Broadway Showstoppers:    Wizard of Oz      Grades K - 8         $66 / month                                               

This program offers the best of both worlds:  quality classes with onstage performances.

After putting on over 30 traditional “big broadway shows” with auditions, casting, and some kids getting cut from the show, I had kids myself and realized, “Isn’t there a kinder, gentler way for kids to participate in theatre?”  That’s when I created Mini Theatre Troupe… the best of quality classes combined with the thrill of putting on a show.  You sign up for class, so you know you are in the show.  The first several classes we learn the choreography to the songs and explore all the roles available so kids can expand their idea of who they might like to be.  We then have a 4 week audition workshop where kids are taught what it means to audition, to be called back, and to have stage presence.  They perform a mock audition in front of a professional casting director who kindly places them in their role for the show.   In every show, we have a prop song, and "stand and sing" vocal coached song, a dance intensive song taught by a professional dance teacher, and acting songs.  Every character performs in every song, and every performer gets at least one line.  Everyone has more of an equal part. This group really lets everyone learn and grow together as an equal team.  All with a final show complete with sets, lights, props, costumes, mics:  the stage experience.    Class limit: 30.        Watch the video on our home page to see us in action.


SPRING SESSION:  (January - May 2015)

Class meets weekly from January through May.  Join class up until 2 months before our performance or until class is full.

Tech and Show will be scheduled in May.  Kindergarten and 1st grade will be ensemble.

FALL SESSION:    WIZARD OF OZ  (September 2014 - January 2015)

Class meets weekly from September through January.   Join class up until 2 months before our performance or until class is full.

Actor's Tech Rehearsal Jan. 2015 / Showcase January  2015.  Kindergarten & 1st grade will be Munchkins.


WIZARD OF OZ SHOWSTOPPERS CLASS  / POLICIES & FEES / Monthly Breakdown

$66 a month - one performer

$56 a month - for 1 sibling

$0 a month - for the 3rd sibling or more

The monthly fee is for 4 classes a month.  We also welcome you to come take class at any of our other locations as many times as you’d like.  You could take class 4 times a week if you wanted too. We do not prorate the month for missed classes.  You also get a script and rehearsal cd.  You have the option to purchase a cast t-shirt.

$105 Theatre Fee   A one time per family fee in January.  With this fee you can bring as many people to come see the show as you’d like, it pays for the theatre rental ($4000), props, set, professional light design ($1000), and 2 techs to help during rehearsals and shows ($950.)

Costume   After casting is completed we will have a costume brainstorming meeting in which all the costumes will be thought out in a coordinated way.  We will then get you info on what to purchase for your child’s costume.  If you’d like to be on this committee, let me know!  Costume purchase will be the parents responsibility.


SEPTEMBER    

ACTING:    We will play acting games which develop acting ability effortlessly.  Kids learn more when they  are having fun, and that is what they will be    doing… laughing all the way to a better acting level. 

AUDITION WORKSHOP:    We will explore  how to act all the characters in the show and everyone will be able to perform mock auditions to prepare for casting next month.

CHOREOGRAPHY:    We will also learn the choreography to:  “If I Only Had A Brain,”  “If I Only Had A Heart,” “If I Only Had The Nerve,” “We’re Off To See The Wizard,”  & “Follow the Yellow Brick Road.” 

SCRIPT, CD, T-SHIRT:    Everyone will get the show vocal music cd & first draft of the script.  You can order a cast t-shirt too. 

OCTOBER    

ACTING:     While kids who join class “late” (or anyone who wants or needs more practice) will be learning the choreography from September, the kids who have been in class the whole time will get to continue the fun acting games.

CASTING WORKSHOP:    We will explore what the auditions and casting will be like.

CASTING:    Oct. 15, 17 & 18 OR Oct. 22, 24, & 25, We hire a professional Casting Director (Julie Greathouse) to come and cast the show.  This is one week it is important not to miss.  If you can’t come to your “primary” location, then please come to one of the other locations.  The Casting Director will be placing performer’s in their roles… not me.

CHOREOGRAPHY:    We will learn the choreography to:  “Winkies March,” “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead,”  “Merry Old Land of Oz,” “Jitterbug,” “Munchkin Musical Sequence.”

T-SHIRT:    T-shirts will be handed out (for those that ordered one.)  You can still order a t-shirt if you’d like.

NOVEMBER

ACTING:     While kids who join class “late” (or anyone who wants or needs more practice) will be learning the choreography from September & October, the kids who have been in class the whole time will get to continue the fun acting games.

BLOCKING:     We will begin working our scenes and begin blocking the show.  (Blocking means where you stand onstage.)

MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE CLASS:    Will bring in a professional musical theatre dance teacher to teach a 45 min. dance class.  We will learn our “dance intensive” song:  “The Twister.”

T-SHIRT:    T-shirts will be handed out (for those that ordered one.)  You can still order a t-shirt if you’d like

DECEMBER

ACTING:     While kids who join class “late” (or anyone who wants or needs more practice) will be learning the choreography from September, October, & November, the kids who have been in class the whole time will get to continue the fun acting games.

BLOCKING:     We will begin working our scenes and begin blocking the show.  (Blocking means where you stand onstage.)

VOCAL COACHING:    We will bring in a professional vocal teacher to coach our “stand and sing song:  Over the Rainbow.”

T-SHIRT:    T-shirts will be handed out (for those that ordered one.)  You can still order a t-shirt if you’d like.

JANUARY

We will perform our show.  The following weekend will be our Cast Party!  Dates to be announced.


Music, Movement, & Imagination                     Ages 1, 2, & 3          $165 / 11 weeks

Mother Goose Rocks!   And we will too as we take classic Nursery Rhymes and have a blast playing instruments, singing, dancing, and moving around the room.  Toddlers learn through sound exploration and movement in this curriculum.  They sing, chant, move, dance, listen, and play simple instruments - a full mix that allows them to be active, which is how a toddler learns. This class is a music class, dramatic imagination class, and a movement class all in one.   Class meets weekly from September through June.  Join class anytime until the class is full.  Parents Participate in this class.   Class limit:  12 (toddlers).

BENEFITS OF STARTING YOUNG:  Music's melodic and rhythmic patterns awaken and stimulate neural pathways in the brain that help develop memory, math skills, powers of abstract and creative thinking, self expression... as well as musical ability.  It's thought this area is a "use it or loose it" proposition.  Studies have shown that parts of the brain not stimulated early on atrophy and eventually disappear and it's thought the music and language centers of the brain operate much the same way.  So come join class and give your toddler the gift of life long musical development.


Semi-Private Lesson Coaching Class             Grades 2 - 7           $75 for 4 classes

Want more one-on-one attention?  Get vocal and acting coaching in this hands on class that builds skills as you work on the material you'll be performing be it Willy Wonka, your talent show, or anything else you've got going on.  Class limit:  8 students.

$75 for 4 weeks scheduled in advance.  Use them any 4 weeks you'd like as long as class is not full.










Wizard of Oz

Who are you gonna be?

    Dorothy                  Wicked Witch         Good Witch (Glinda)

    Scarecrow 1, 2, 3     Lion                     Trees  

    Tin Man 1, 2            Monkies                Munchkins 1, 2, 3, 4, 5          

    The Wizard becomes The Gatekeeper becomes Mayor of Emerald City

    Crows become Trees become Witches Soldiers (Winkies)

    Emerald City Citizens 1, 2, 3                  Jitterbugs / Poppies        


Roles will be chosen by our Casting Director after 2 months of fun acting games to explore each character.  We are looking for 24 performers to play all the different roles!  Come join class anytime... (until it's full and "closes" to new students.)