Youth Studio Classes

Spring Studio

All Summer Studio programs take place at Classical Magnet School*
85 Woodland Street, Hartford

Five-Week Program

Teen Musical

Featuring a production of The Addams Family

(Ages 14-19)
July 9-August 10 (with additional performance on August 11)
9am-5pm
$1260

Teens will have the opportunity to rehearse and perform in a full production, which will be performed at Hartford Stage in downtown Hartford. Students will spend time rehearsing and taking part in enriching theatre skill classes. Auditions for roles will take place prior to the start of the program. Students involved will also work as mentors for our littlest students as a leadership building component of the program.

Four-Week Program

Youth Ensemble

Featuring productions of Mary Poppins, Jr. and The Thrilling Tale of the Three Musketeers

(Ages 10-15)
July 9-August 3   (with additional performances on August 4)
9am-5pm
$1025

Students are cast in either a musical or non-musical production. Students spend mornings rehearsing and afternoons exploring elective classes of their choice. Once a week, the Youth Ensemble enjoys a field trip together.

Three-Week Program

NEW! Junior Troupe

Featuring a production of A Year with Frog and Toad Kids

(Ages 8-11)
July 9-27 (with additional performances on July 28)
9am-5pm
$825

Students are cast a musical production. Students will split their time between rehearsing and taking part in classes in acting, movement and other theatre skills. Once a week, the Junior Troupe enjoys a field trip together.

Two-Week Programs

Children's Cast

(Ages 5-8) * Please note: to be eligible for the Children’s Cast, students must have completed Kindergarten
Session 1: July 9 – 20
Session 2: July 23 – August 3
9am-5pm
$565 per session ($1025 if student registers for both)

Students will take classes in story theatre, creative movement, music, puppetry, and arts and crafts, and go on a weekly field trip. Each session ends in a mini-production that the cast creates based on favorite stories and characters.


One-Act Play

(Ages 9-15)
August 6-17
9am-5pm
$565

Young actors will hone their skills with training in the basics of acting and improvisation, working toward a production.

One-Week Programs

Summer Bookends

(Ages 5-8)
Session 1: August 6-10
Session 2: August 13-17
9am-5pm
$310 per session/ $565 for both sessions

Close out the summer with drama and fun! Students will explore literature from summer reading lists through acting, musical theatre, creative movement and arts and crafts.


Day Dreamers

(Ages 3-5) * Please note: our Day Dreamers Program is for Pre K students only.)
Session 1: July 9-13
Session 2: July 16-20
Session 3: July 23-27
9am-12pm
$180 per session, $310 for 2 sessions, $405 for all 3 sessions

Our youngest artists will enjoy a half-day of creative movement, music, story theatre, and puppet play!

Students must be potty trained.

All Summer Studio programs take place at Classical Magnet School*
85 Woodland Street, Hartford

Ages 5-8

Mini-Production:
Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock

Saturdays, September 29–December 8, 2018 (no classes October 13 or November 24)

10:00–11:15 am

$250

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Students will rehearse and perform a mini-production of Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock. Based on a West African tale, Anansi is the story of a very tricky spider who discovers a magic rock that he uses to steal food from all the jungle inhabitants.

Ages 8-12

Comedy Scene Study

Saturdays, September 29–December 8, 2018 (no classes October 13 or November 24)

10:00–11:00 am

$225

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Students will hone their acting skills through improvisation and other comedy techniques. Create hilarious dialogue and outrageous characters, enjoying many laughs along the way!

Ages 9+

Production Class

Saturdays, September 29–December 15, 2018 (no classes October 13 or November 24)

1:00–4:00 pm

$425

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Tech Rehearsals: December 11, 12 & 13, 6:00–8:30 pm
Production Dates: December 14 at 7:00 pm & December 15 at 2:00 pm

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

Ages 10+

Accents and Dialects

Saturdays, September 29–December 8, 2018 (no classes October 13 or November 24)

12:00–1:00 pm

$225

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Learn the keys to speaking with several accents, including British, Southern American and more!

Private Lessons

Private Acting Coaching

September 29–December 8, 2018 (no classes October 13 or November 24)

By Appointment

$240

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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

September 29–December 8, 2018 (no classes October 13 or November 24)

By Appointment

$360

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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

Ages 5-7

Creative Drama: Mad About Monsters

Saturdays, October 20–November 17, 2018

11:15 am–12:15 pm

$125

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Furry monsters, green monsters, monsters with big teeth and the friendliest monsters you’ve ever seen. They’re all here in this class of make-believe, but believable, monsters.

Ages 8-11

Young Actors' Toolbox

Saturdays, October 20–November 17, 2018

11:00 am–12:00 pm

$125

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Students will learn the foundations of acting: developing well-rounded characters, practicing proper vocal and movement techniques, and enhancing concentration and sensory awareness.

Ages 9-14

Musical Theatre Jam

Saturdays, October 20–November 17, 2018

12:15–1:15 pm

$125

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In this introductory musical theatre class, students will learn vocal exercises and basic choreography as they combine acting, song and dance.

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

Ages 7-10

Young Actors' Toolbox

Mondays, September 10–November 5, 2018 no class October 8

4:00–5:00 pm

$189

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Students will learn the foundations of acting: developing well-rounded characters, practicing proper vocal and movement techniques, and enhancing concentration and sensory awareness.

Ages 10-14

Youth Improv

Wednesdays, September 12–November 7, 2018 (no class October 31)

5:00–6:00 pm

$189

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Build new skills playing improvisational theatre games while learning the tools to think on your feet! Students will explore spontaneity, character development and ensemble building skills in this fast-paced and exciting class.

Ages 11-14

Acting Out

Wednesdays, September 12–November 7, 2018 (no class October 31)

4:00–5:00 pm

$189

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Students will dive into the world of theatre through working on various scripts, theatre games and situation improvisation while collaborating to develop characters, monologues and scenes.