Youth Studio Classes

Spring Studio

All Studio programs take place at Classical Magnet School
85 Woodland Street, Hartford. Map »

Ages 5-8

Musical Theatre Cabaret Jr.

January 26 – March 23, 2019

Saturdays: 10:00 – 11:00 am

$225

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Students will learn to develop characters and express personality through song and dance. The class will culminate in a final showcase of students’ talents. No previous experience needed!

Production Class: Seussical Kids

January 26 – May 4, 2019

Saturdays: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

*Production Dates: May 3 at 7:00 pm and May 4 at 2:00 pm

*Tech Week Rehearsals: April 30, May 1 & 2 6:00 – 8:30 pm

$375

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Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates  the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing the whole town of Whoville.

*Prior Hartford Stage class experience or audition with Studio Manager required.

Ages 9+

Acting for the Camera

January 26 – March 23, 2019

Saturdays: 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

$225

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This class will introduce young performers to the principles of acting for different genres through work on scenes and monologues from TV, film and stage. Students also will work on resume preparation, audition technique and the basics of text analysis. All levels welcome.

One Act Play – The Boy Who Cried Wolf

January 26 – March 23, 2019

Saturdays: 10:00  – 11:15 am

$250

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Young actors will hone their skills with training in the basics of acting and improvisation while working toward a production of the one-act play, The Boy Who Cried Wolf.

Production Class: Hercules

January 26 – April 27, 2019

Saturdays: 1:00 – 4:00 pm

*Production Dates: April 26 at 7:00 pm and April 27 at 2:00 pm

*Tech Week Rehearsals: April 23, 24 & 25 6:00 – 8:30 pm

$425

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Hercules' girlfriend, Megara, has been poisoned by a jealous Hera and now he must complete eight tasks for Hera or lose Megara's love forever. The problem is, Hercules is a bit of a wimp and it doesn't look as if he will be performing any great feats of strength, much less act particularly clever. Will true love give him the strength to do what needs to be done?

*Prior Hartford Stage class experience or audition with Studio Manager required.

Ages 12+

Monologue Building

January 26 – March 23, 2019

Saturdays: 1:30 – 2:30 pm

$225

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Students will enhance their repertoire by working on age-appropriate monologues and practicing techniques to create a nuanced performance and strong audition piece.

Private Coaching

Private Acting Coaching

Saturdays, January 26 – March 23, 2019

By Appointment

$240

$30 per individual lesson – please call to create a custom package.

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Work one-on-one with one of our teaching artists!  Lessons will be scheduled by appointment only in 30 minute sessions.  Attention will be given to voice and speech work, character development, physical acting, audition techniques and material selection.

Private Voice Lessons

Saturdays, January 26 – March 23, 2019

By Appointment

$360

$45 per individual lesson - please call to create a custom package.

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Work one-on-one with an experienced voice instructor! Lessons will be scheduled by appointment only in 45 minute sessions. Students will be expected to practice at home between lessons.

Saturday Sampler Workshops

Creative Drama: Animal Tails

Ages 5-8

February 16 – March 16, 2019

Saturdays: 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

$125

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This class will introduce young actors to basic theatre concepts such as ensemble, pantomime and characters through the exploration of some famous animal tales!

Youth Improv Workshop

Ages 8-12

February 16 – March 16, 2019

Saturdays: 12:15 – 1:15 pm

$125

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This class will introduce students to the basic tools of improvisation, including acceptance, spontaneity and ensemble building.

Tech Wizards

Ages 10+

February 16 – March 16, 2019

Saturdays: 12:15–1:15 pm

$125

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Learn the basics of what makes a theatre tick! Explore the tech side of theatre, including lights, sound and other backstage crafts.

Located right on the Avon/Simsbury Line!
The Complete Actor Studio • 136 Simsbury Road, Building 16 • Avon, CT. Map »

Ages 5-8

Mini-Musical: Aesop’s Fables Deluxe

Wednesdays, January 30 – March 20, 2019

4:00 – 5:00 pm

$200

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Students will create a mini-production exploring several of Aesop’s most-loved fables. Through song and dance, students will work with a short script to develop characters, perform a story, and learn about the rehearsal process. Class will end in a short performance.

Ages 9-14

Crafting a Character

Wednesdays, January 30 – March 20, 2019

5:15 – 6:15 pm

$200

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Students will hone their acting skills by exploring improvisation and studying characters from some of our favorite stories, with a focus on making bold choices.

All Studio programs take place at Classical Magnet School
85 Woodland Street, Hartford. Map »

Ages 5-16

Musical Theatre Jam: From Screen to Stage

April  8– 12, 2019

$300

10:00 – 4:00 pm*

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Spend a week with us creating a performance based on our favorite movie-to-musical adaptations! We will explore material from shows such as Anastasia, Newsies, Hairspray and more! Students will be placed in groups based on age and will spend the day dancing, singing and acting!

*Early drop off and late pick up options available.

Ages 5-8

Mini-Musical: Rumpus in the Rainforest

May 8 – June 5, 2019

Wednesdays: 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Hartford Stage Education Center: 942 Main Street, Hartford Map»

$115

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Students will rehearse and perform a mini-production of “Rumpus in the Rainforest.” Frog desperately wants to get off the jungle floor and see the sky – but who will help him climb above the canopy? Take a tour of the various levels of the jungle and learn more about the importance of the rainforest.

Ages 9+

Audition Technique Master Class

Saturday, May 11 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Hartford Stage Education Center: 942 Main Street, Hartford Map»

$70

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Students will gain valuable techniques and skills for preparing for an audition, including monologues, cold readings and musical theatre requirements. Students will get pointers on how to make the most of their audition time, practice text analysis tricks to help them make clear acting choices, and learn quick dance combination basics that will give them confidence to tackle a musical theatre audition. The course will end with a mock audition and feedback for each individual student.

Ages 12+

Hip Hop Master Class

Saturday, May 3, 2019, 2018 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Classical Magnet School, 85 Woodland Street, Hartford Map»

$50

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Come work with the talented Daisy Infantas – who has appeared in Hartford Stage productions of Breakdancing Shakespeare and Comedy of Errors - in this exciting master class! This class is perfect for students who wish to hone their skills in preparation for the upcoming audition for this summer’s Breakdancing Shakespeare production, or to simply have fun trying something new! All experience levels welcome.

Located right on the Avon/Simsbury Line!
The Complete Actor Studio • 136 Simsbury Road, Building 16 • Avon, CT. Map »

Ages 5-9

Creative Drama: Under the Sea

Wednesdays, March 27 – May 1 (no class April 10)

4:00 – 5:00 pm

$125

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Using well-known children’s literature, such as Swimmy, Rainbow Fish, and The Little Blue Octopus, students will recreate stories that take place under the sea while exploring life in the deep blue.

Ages 10+

Monologue Workshop

Wednesdays, March 27 – May 1 (no class April 10)

5:15 – 6:15 pm

$125

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Students will learn tips on how to select age-appropriate monologues and practice techniques to create a nuanced performance and strong audition piece.