Youth Studio Classes

Youth Theatre Classes

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Classes to be held at:

Hartt Community Division, Simsbury, Simsmore Square, 540 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT 06070. Map »

Act One Players: Seussical, Jr.

Ages 8 -16

December 9 – March 14, 2020 (no classes December 23-Jan 1, Jan 20, Feb 17)

Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00 – 6:00pm at Simsmore Square in Simsbury

*Production Dates: Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

*Mandatory Tech Rehearsal: Thursday March 12 4-8pm

*Mandatory Dress Rehearsal: Friday, March 13 4-8pm

Tech week rehearsals and final performance will take place at Avon Old Farms School Theatre, 500 Old Farms Road, Avon CT

$585 (payment plans available)

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Explore creativity through dance, musical vocal performance and dance instruction. The class culminates in a live performance of the musical Seussical Jr. – 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.

All Winter Studio programs take place at: Classical Magnet School, 85 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06103  Map »

Musical Theatre Cabaret Jr.

Ages 5-8

January 25 – March 21, 2020

Saturdays: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

$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!

Comedy Scene Study

Ages 8-12

January 25 – March 21, 2020

Saturdays: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

$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!

Production Class: A Year with Frog and Toad Kids

Ages 5-9

January 25 – March 28, 2020

Saturdays: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

*Production Dates: March 27 at 7:00 pm and March 28 at 2:00 pm

*Tech Week Rehearsals: March 24 – 26, 6:00 – 8:30pm

$375

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This show follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog, and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way. Throughout the year, two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special.

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

One Act Play – How the Elephant Got His Trunk

Ages 9+

January 25 – March 21, 2020

Saturdays: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

$225

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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, How the Elephant Got His Trunk.

Production Class: Charlotte’s Web

Ages 9+

January 25 – April 4, 2020

Saturdays: 1:00 – 4:00 pm

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

*Tech Week Rehearsals: March 30, April 1-2, 6:00 – 8:30 pm

$425

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Based on E.B. White’s classic novel, this heartfelt story of friendship follows the story of a young piglet, Wilbur and his unexpected friend, Charlotte, a barn spider. Desperately trying to avoid the butcher, Wilbur is befriended by Charlotte, who proves to be a “good friend and a good writer.” She crafts a plan, along with the other farm animals, to save him.

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

Private Acting Coaching

January 25 – March 21, 2020

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.

Saturday Sampler Workshops

Step into the Story

Ages 3-5

February 15 – March 14, 2020

Saturdays: 10:00 am – 10:45 am

$100

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The perfect starting point for a young student looking to jump into acting! This class will use favorite children’s books to create characters, act out the story and work together with friends!

Creative Drama: Under the Big Top

Ages 5-8

February 15 – March 14, 2020

Saturdays: 12:00 pm – 1:00 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 fun circus stories!

Monologue Workshop

Ages 9+

February 15 – March 14, 2020

Saturdays: 11:00 am – 12:00 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.

Classes to be held at:

Hartt Community Division, Simsbury, Simsmore Square, 540 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT 06070. Map »

Mini-Production: Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock

Ages 5-8

Wednesdays, January 22 – March 11, 2020

4:00 – 5:00 pm

$200

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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.

Comedy Improv

Ages 10+

Wednesdays, January 22 – March 11, 2020

5:15 – 6:15 pm

$200

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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.

April Vacation Week will take place at Hartford Stage Rehearsal Studios, 942 Main Street, Hartford. Map »

Musical Theatre Jam: Bright Lights, Big City!

Ages 5-16

April  13– 17, 2020

10:00 am – 4:00 pm*

$300

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Spend a week with us creating a performance focused on the fabulous New York City! We will explore material from shows such as Newsies, Annie, On the Town 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

Spring Studio Classes will take place at Hartford Stage Rehearsal Studios, 942 Main Street, Hartford. Map »

Mini-Musical: Stone Soup

Ages 5-8

May 6 – June 3, 2020

Wednesdays: 6:00 – 7:00 pm

$115

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Students will rehearse and perform a mini-production of “Stone Soup.” When a group of weary travelers creates a delicious meal from some unexpected ingredients, the gloomy citizens of Old Town as “Who ever heard of soup from a stone?” Follow this classic story as they learn that the greatest gift is to share.

Audition Technique Master Class

Ages 9+

Saturday, May 9, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

$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.

Classes to be held at:

Hartt Community Division, Simsbury, Simsmore Square, 540 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT 06070. Map »

Creative Drama: Superheroes and Villains

Ages 5-8

Wednesdays, April 22 – May 20, 2020

4:00 – 5:00 pm

$125

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

Young Actor’s Toolbox

Ages 8-11

Wednesdays, April 22 – May 20, 2020

5:15 – 6:15 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.

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Two Easy Ways to Register:

Click on the “REGISTER…” button and follow instructions to our Ticketing Page (please note you are “buying a ticket” to the class!)

OR

Call Grace Clark at
(860) 520-7244.