Registration open for South City Theatre’s youth acting classes

FROM STAFF REPORTS

PELHAM – Registration is now open for South City Theatre’s Spring Youth Workshops, which is a part of its youth division called Acting Up!

Through the workshops various classes and lessons are offered for aspiring actors. The goal is to guide young actors through the entire production experience, including the thrill of a curtain call. Fairy Tales and Fables is the theme for this year’s workshop classes.

Space is limited and all registered participants will have an active role in the production. South City is offering a $25 discount for siblings and multiple class enrollment.

The following classes are being offered:

Bigger Than Life
Tall tales, folktales, talking tales, noodles, whoppers, windies, stretchers — everyone has a different name for these stories. Whatever you call them, America’s legends come to life in this lively, delightful award-winning play that will appeal to all ages. When P.T. Barnum arrives in town with his traveling troupe, the mayor isn’t so sure Barnum’s on the level. So, the master showman agrees to give a sample of his wares. What follows is knee slappin’, foot stompin’, rip roarin’ fun, as some of the best loved characters in American folklore come to life to show us their stories. As P.T. Barnum might say, prepare to be amused, amazed, astounded, edified and infinitely entertained.
-$250
-6th-12th grade level
-Jan. 22 – April 16 (no class Feb. 19 or March 26)
-Mondays, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
-Students will learn acting technique as well as theatre vocabulary and procedures throughout this class. They will build skills through improvisational theatre and gain confidence by receiving materials and preparing for an audition. They will then be cast in and rehearse a fully staged one-hour production to be presented at the end of the semester. Everyone gets a role and has a hand in designing all the elements for the show!
-Taught by Emily Hoppe

Fairy Tales Gone Wild
-$150
-Kindergarten – 4th grade
-Jan. 22 – April 16 (no class February 19 or March 26)
-Mondays, 4-4:45p.m.
-Students will learn the ins and outs of the theatre, including vocabulary, protocols, and the different positions people fill. They will build skills through improvisational theatre and gain confidence and competence by creating their own script! The final class will include a showcase where students will perform their original play.
-Taught by Emily Hoppe

Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum!
This musical adaptation of the classic English folk tale will surely delight with six charming songs. See Jack as he goes up the beanstalk and into the castle where he not only fights Gogmagog, the giant, but a malicious troll as well.
-$250
-3rd-8th grade
-Feb. 26 – April 22
-Mondays, 5-7 p.m. and Saturdays, 9-11 a.m.
-Performances April 20-22
-Students will learn the basics of musical theatre, including singing, dancing, and acting. They will audition for and rehearse a fully staged 45-minute musical production to be presented at the end of the semester! Everyone gets a role, sings songs, and has a hand in designing all the elements for the show.
-Directed by Dianne Rowe
-Music Directed and Choreographed by Emily Hoppe

Auditioning and Acting Technique
-$150
-6th-12th grade
-Feb. 3 – April 28
-Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
-This class is designed to get the student comfortable with auditions, competitions and performances. The goal is to raise your child’s confidence and self-esteem when placed in situations where you must perform or speak in front of a crowd, as well as teach life skills that will translate to every aspect of your life including the classroom. With improv, scene work, monologues and more, the student will learn how to carry themselves with confidence into any situation.
-Taught by Marietta Lunceford

For more information, email Children’s Programming Director Emily Hoppe at hoppearts@gmail.com. Register online at http://www.southcitytheatre.com/kids-classes. Scroll to the bottom of page for the registration link.