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.
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.
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 then perform a mock audition in front of a professional casting director who will give them kind feedback about their audition and how she made her decisions in casting. Every character performs in every song, and every performer gets at least a one line solo. 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: 25.
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SPRING SESSION: Willy Wonka (now)
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 May 16, 17, or 18. Kindergarten and 1st grade will be Oompa-Loompas.
FALL SESSION: (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.
WILLY WONKA SHOWSTOPPERS CLASS / POLICIES & FEES
$20 Willy Wonka Script Book & CD (This script was used with permission from Music Theatre International in New York City. The rights cost $1250. This fee helps cover the rights as well.)
$60 a month (With the monthly fee we guarantee 4 classes, but 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.)
$85 Theatre Fee (A one time fee in May. 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.)
WILLY WONKA / REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Jan. 25 Acting games to learn everyone’s name, get to know the group, explore acting & teamwork, acting games to explore Kids & Parents.Song: Oompa-Loompa 4
Feb. 1: acting games to explore the role of reporter & Willy Wonka. Song: Oompa-Loompa 1
Feb. 8: acting games to explore grandparents / parents. Song: Candy Man
Feb. 15: acting games to explore kids, oompas and all past characters: Songs: Oompa-Loompa 2 & 3.
Feb. 22: more acting games to explore all the characters. Song: Golden Age of Chocolate
March 1: Audition Workshop. Understanding Auditioning. Song: I’ve got a golden Ticket
March 8: Audition Workshop: Understanding Call-Backs. Song: Burping Song
March 15: Audition Workshop: Understanding: Star Quality / stage presence. Song: I Want It NowMarch 22: Audition Workshop: Audition for Casting Director. Mock Call Backs. Roles assigned.
March 29: Acting Games to explore stage picture (tableaux) Script read through. begin blocking. Run all songs.
April 5: acting games to explore blocking and theatre terminology. Song: Factory Reveal / Pure Imaginations
April 12: more blocking / running songs and scenes. Song: Finale
April 19: more blocking. Staging Bows.
April 26: run show with props.
May 3: stumble through
May 10: run with props and costumes
May 16, 17, 18: Dress Rehearsal and Shows
Sat. May 24: Cast Party: Solana Beach 11 -1 (host it anyone?)
Sat. May 24: Cast Party: Poway/Del Sur/4s 4 - 6 pm (host it anyone?)
UP NEXT: SUMMER CAMP! Performing Arts School in the morning (acting class, vocal class, dance class) and create and rehearse our show in the afternoon!
Mr. Wonka has 25 golden tickets to his Chocolate Factory...
Who are you gonna be?
Willy Wonka Charlie Bucket Mrs. Bucket
Mr. Bucket Grandma Josephina Grandma Georgina
Grandpa Jo Phineous Trout Augustus Gloop
Veruca Salt Mr. Salt Violet Beauregarde
Mrs. Beauregarde Mike Teavee Ms. Teavee
Characters will be chosen by the students after 2 months of fun acting games to explore each character. K & 1st graders will be Oompa-Loompas. WILLY WONKA class grades K - 6
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