Youth Studio Classes

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Winter Studio Classes

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

Musical Theatre Cabaret Jr.

Ages 5-8
January 20 – March 17, 2018
Saturdays: 11:00am – 12:00pm
$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 performance where students showcase their talents. No previous experience needed!


Production Class: Disney’s Cinderella Kids

Ages 5-8
January 20 – April 21, 2018 (no class March 31 or April 14)
Saturdays: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
*Production Dates: April 20 at 7pm and April 21 at 2pm
*Tech Week Rehearsals: April 17, 18 & 19 6:00 – 8:30pm
$375

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Poor Cinderella is endlessly mistreated by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters, and denied a chance to go to the royal ball. With a little help from her mice friends – and a lot of help from her Fairy Godmother – Cinderella’s dreams come true. She goes to the ball, meets the Prince and falls in love!

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


Acting Out: Crafting a Character

Ages 9-12
January 20 – March 17, 2018
Saturdays: 10:00am – 11:00am
$225

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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 and creating strong characters.


Production Class: The Canterville Ghost

Ages 9+
January 20 – April 7, 2018 (no class March 31)
Saturdays: 1:00–4:00 pm
*Production Dates: April 6 at 7pm and April 7 at 2pm
*Tech Week Rehearsals: April 3, 4 & 5 6:00 – 8:30pm
$425

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A rambunctious American family buys a haunted manor in England. But they don't mind... they don't believe in ghosts. As the ghost tries to scare the Americans out of his home, he finds the tables are turned—he is being terrorized by the children in the family! A spooky comedy with some zany scenes, Oscar Wilde's story is also a sweet tale of the power of love.

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


Monologue Building

Ages 12-17
January 20 – March 17, 2018
Saturdays: 1:30 – 2:30pm
$225

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

Private Coaching

Private Acting Coaching

January 20 – March 17, 2018
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

January 20 – March 17, 2018
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

Pretend Together

Ages: 3-5 *parent or guardian must attend class with child
February 10 – March 10, 2018
Saturdays: 10:00am – 10:45am
$30 for one session, $75 for any 3 sessions, or $100 for all five sessions

Come play with your little one as we explore stories in this acting class created just for our littlest performers. Each week we will explore a favorite book through drama, song and movement. Bring out your preschooler’s dramatic side! Each parent/guardian will stay with their child to help guide them through the class activities.

  • Saturday, February 10: Green Eggs and Ham, by Dr. Seuss
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  • Saturday, February 17: The Rainbow Fish, by Marcus Pfister
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  • Saturday, February 24: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, by Mo Willems
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  • Saturday, March 4: Pete the Cat, by Eric Litwin
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  • Saturday, March 10: Knuffle Bunny, by Mo Willems
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Creative Drama: Crazy Creatures!

Ages 5-8
February 10 – March 10, 2018
Saturdays: 12:15pm – 1:15pm
$125

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Students will learn the foundations of acting and make bold choices as they create silly and fun creatures from their own imaginations! We will explore some famous creatures from popular tales along the way.


Musical Theatre Jam

Ages 9-14
February 10 – March 10, 2018
Saturdays: 12:15–1:15pm
$125

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


Accents & Dialects

Ages 10+
February 10 – March 10, 2018
Saturdays: 11:00am–12:00 pm
$125

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Learn the keys to speak in several accents, including British, Southern American and more!

Fall Studio Classes

* No classes October 14 or November 25
All Studio Classes will take place at Classical Magnet School.

Saturday Sampler Workshops

Pretend Together

Ages: 3-5 (parent or guardian must attend class with child)
October 21 – November 18, 2017
Saturdays: 10:00am – 10:45am
$100

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Come play with your little one as we explore stories, songs and movement in this acting class created just for our littlest performers. Bring out your preschooler’s dramatic side! Each parent/guardian will stay with their child to help guide them through the class activities.


Creative Drama: Superheroes and Villains

Ages 5-7
October 28 – December 2, 2017 (No class on November 25)
Saturdays: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
$125

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Using the power of drama and imagination, students will transform into their favorite superhero or villain. They will learn the foundations of acting and make bold choices in creating strong characters as they plot against heroes and take over the world.


Young Actors Toolbox

Ages 8-11
October 21 – November 18, 2017
Saturdays: 12:30 – 1:30 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.


From the Page to the Stage

Ages 10+
October 21 – November 18, 2017
Saturdays: 12:30 – 1:30pm
$125

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Students will hone their acting skills by exploring improvisation and writing, working together to create their own stories and bring them to life!


Mini-Production: Mirthful Myths!

Ages 5-8
September 23 – December 2, 2017 *
Saturdays: 10:00 – 11:15 am
$250

Students will rehearse and perform a mini-production made up of fun versions of popular myths. In a mini-production, students work with a short script to develop characters, perform a story, and learn about the rehearsal process. The final performance will be a part of our share day.


Acting for the Camera

Ages 9+
September 23 – December 2, 2017 *
Saturdays: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
$225

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.


Production Class

Ages 9+
September 23 – December 16, 2017
Saturdays: 1:00–4:00 pm
$425

Class is full. To be put on a wait list, please call 860-520-7277

Students will rehearse and perform a full production for families and friends. Prior Hartford Stage class experience or audition required. Tech rehearsals Dec. 12-14, 6:00-8:30pm. Performances Dec. 15 at 7pm and Dec. 16 at 2pm.

Private Coaching

Private Acting Coaching

September 23 – December 2, 2017 *
By Appointment
$240

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 23 – December 2, 2017 *
By Appointment
$360

Class is full. To be put on a wait list, please call 860-520-7277

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.