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Fall 2017 Class Catalog

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN

FIRST GRADE

SECOND & THIRD GRADE

FOURTH & FIFTH GRADE

MIDDLE SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

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We’d like to provide the opportunity to any student who wishes to participate in our programs.

A limited amount of need-based financial aid is available. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your student’s spot in the program. This deposit will be applied to your final balance should you register your student for our program.

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PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN

  Developmental Focus:
-Development of basic theatre vocabulary, motor skills, and coordination skills
-Development of memorization through call-and-response activities and music
-Provide positive social interaction in a safe and creative environment
-Participate cooperatively in an ensemble-driven story
     
 

DO RE MI

Our youngest storytellers take on the music from the beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music. This class is an introduction to theatre where students are exposed to the ideas of pretend and develop confidence and a sense of imaginative play while learning and singing the songs from this beautiful classic! Each week students will sing, dance, and pretend along side their fellow castmates and Teaching Artists while learning foundational theatre skills that will help support their informal presentation for family and friends. Live musicianship is at the heart of this class providing students with the unique experience of singing and dancing along with live musical accompaniment.
Classes:
Wednesdays, September 6-November 8, 2:30PM-3:15PM


Dress Rehearsal:
Wednesday, November 15, 3:15PM- 4PM

Invited Presentation:
Thursday, November 15 @ 6PM
At Lamorinda Music
Class Dates:
9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8

Tuition: $195

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FIRST GRADE

  Developmental Focus:
-Further development of theater vocabulary, motor skills, and coordination skills
-Development of basic choreography and proper singing technique
-Development of memorization through repetitive participation using music and story
-Provide positive social interaction in a safe, and creative environment
-Participate cooperatively in an ensemble driven story
     
 

DO RE MI

Our youngest storytellers take on the music from the beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music. This class is an introduction to theatre where students are exposed to the ideas of pretend and develop confidence and a sense of imaginative play while learning and singing the songs from this beautiful classic! Each week students will sing, dance, and pretend along side their fellow castmates and Teaching Artists while learning foundational theatre skills that will help support their informal presentation for family and friends. Live musicianship is at the heart of this class providing students with the unique experience of singing and dancing along with live musical accompaniment. Classes:
Thursdays, September 7-November 9, 3:15PM-4PM

Dress Rehearsal:
Thursday, November 16, 3:15PM- 4PM

Performance:
Thursday, November 16 @ 6PM
At Lamorinda Music
Class Dates: 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9

Tuition: $195

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SECOND & THIRD GRADE

  Developmental Focus:

-Improvement concentration, listening skills, and physical awareness
-Foster creativity, build confidence, and ensemble cooperation
-Development of creative characterization
-Development of musicianship
-Identification and comprehension of characters' “5 W”: Who? What? Where? When? Why?
-Nurture students passion for theatre
-Promote positive youth development
-Appropriate theatre behavior
     
 

ANNIE, KIDS!

Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Book by Thomas Meehan
Based on "Little Orphan Annie" by permission of The Media Tribune Services, Inc.

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

This class may be invited to perform at It's A Wonderful Life In Lafayette on Friday, December 1nd.
     
 

 

Tuesday Class Classes:
Tuesdays, August 29 - November 28,
4PM-6:30PM

Technical/Dress Rehearsals:

Sunday, December 3, 10AM-1:30PM &
Tuesday, December 5, 3:30PM-6:30PM


Performances:
Monday, December 11 @ 6PM & 7:30PM
Class Dates: 8/29, 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, No Class 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, No Class 11/21, 11/28  Tuition: $465

THIS CLASS IS FULL
    Thursday Class Classes:
Thursdays, August 31 – November 30, 4-6:30PM

Technical/Dress Rehearsal:
Sunday, December 3, 2:30PM-6PM &
Thursday, December 7, 3:30PM-6:30PM

Performances:
Tuesday, December 12 @ 6PM & 7:30PM
Class Dates: 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, No Class 11/12, 11/9, No Class 11/23, 11/30 Tuition: $465

THIS CLASS IS FULL

 

FOURTH & FIFTH GRADE

   
Developmental Focus:

-Expansion of theatre vocabulary
-Introduction of key tools for character creation--objective and motivation--and putting these into use in rehearsal and performance
-Fostering Critical thinking and problem solving skills
-Promotion of positive youth development
-Fostering ensemble building skills
-Fostering accountability and responsibility
     
 

THE MOST EPIC BIRTHDAY PARTY EVER!

WINNER! 2014 Children’s Musical Theatre Festival, NYC

From the creators of We Are Monsters, Space Pirates and The Grunch! Town Hall Education presents The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever! Skyler is about to turn 12, and she’s planned the biggest celebration of the year. But in the middle of the party, something mysterious happens – all the adults suddenly vanish! Trapped in the backyard, the kids realize they must create a brand new society. However when they elect Skyler’s older brother, Charlie, as their ruler, things really begin to spin out of control. Eventually the kids learn a big lesson in responsibility, while Skyler and Charlie develop a greater respect for one another.
     
    Wednesday Class Classes:
Wednesdays, August 23 – January 10, 4PM-6:30PM

Technical/Dress Rehearsals:
Monday, January 15, 11AM-2:30PM & Wednesday, January 17, 4PM-7PM 

Performances:
Saturday, January 20 @ 12PM & 2PM
Class Dates:  8/23, 8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, No Class 11/8, 11/15, No Class 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, No Class 12/20 & 12/27, 1/3, 1/10
Tuition: $485

THIS CLASS IS FULL
 

 

 

Friday Class Classes:
Fridays, August 25 – January 12, 4PM-6:30PM

Technical/Dress Rehearsals:
Monday, January 15, 3:30PM-7PM & Friday, January 19, 4PM-7PM 

Performances:
Saturday, January 20 @ 6PM & 8PM
Class Dates:  8/25, 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, No Class 11/10, 11/17, No Class 11/24, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, No Class 12/22 & 12/29, 1/5, 1/12 Tuition: $485
THIS CLASS IS FULL

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

  Developmental Focus:

-Transition between elementary- level skills to high school-level skills
-Maturation of skill sets: challenging expectations, experimenting with characterizations, taking risks
-Further development of choreography and musicianship
-Further accountability and commitment
     
 

THE ADDAMS FAMILY

Book by MARSHALL BRICKMAN and RICK ELICE Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA
Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams
Young@Part® Edition Adapted by Marc Tumminelli
Young@Part® Edition originally produced at Broadway Workshop in New York City.

The Addams Family” — the 1960s sitcom, that is — was famously kooky, spooky and altogether ooky. Our Middle School group will take on the new Broadway musical, based not on the sitcom but on assorted one-panel cartoons drawn over the years by the New Yorker’s Charles Addams. This new musical tells the story of a grownup Wednesday Addams and her “normal” boyfriend Lucas who arrange a dinner at the Addams’ mansion to announce to their families their plans to marry. The idea is jarring to both the families, and when the entire groups winds up locked in overnight, secrets come out as well as dead ancestors and revelations abound.

This class may be invited to perform at Lafayette Library & Learning Center's Bookfest on October 15th.
     
    Monday/Tuesday Class Classes:

Mondays & Tuesdays*, August 22 - November 7, 4PM-6:30PM

*Not all students will be called to every Tuesday Rehearsal

Welcome Day: August 21


Audition Day:
August 22

Callbacks:
August 29

Read Through/Music:
September 5

Dress Rehearsal:
Sunday, November 12, 12-3PM & Tuesday, November 14, 4PM-7PM

Performances:
Thursday, November 16 @ 7:30PM
Saturday, November 18 @ 4PM & 7:30PM
Class Dates: 9/11, 9/12, 9/18, 9/19, 9/25, 9/26, 10/2, 10/3, No Class 10/9, 10/10, 10/16, 10/17, 10/23, 10/24, 10/30,  No Class 10/31, 11/6, 11/7 Tuition: $495
THIS CLASS IS FULL
    *NEW*
Monday/Wednesday Class
Classes:

Mondays & Tuesdays*, August 22 - November 7, 4PM-6:30PM

*Not all students will be called to every Tuesday Rehearsal

Welcome Day: August 21


Audition Day:
August 22

Callbacks:
August 28

Read Through/Music:
September 6

Dress Rehearsal:
Sunday, November 12, 4-7PM & Monday, November 13, 4PM-7PM

Performances:
Friday, November 17 @ 7:30PM
Sunday, November 19 @ 1PM & 4:30PM
Class Dates: 9/11, 9/13, 9/18, 9/20, 9/25, 9/27, 10/2, 10/4, No Class 10/9, 10/11, 10/16, 10/18, 10/23, 10/25, 10/30,  No Class 11/1, 11/6, 11/8 Tuition: $495
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HIGH SCHOOL

  Developmental Focus:

-Implementation of intermediate-to-advanced skills training, focusing on advanced character development, heightened and economic energy, voice and diction
-Difficulty of text, music, movement all increased to adult-level material
-Professional-level accountability & commitment
     
 

SWEENEY TODD 
(School Edition)

Music and Lyrics By Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond

An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth-century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun!
Auditions:
By Audition Only
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Friday, September 15, 7PM-9PM



Callbacks:
Sunday, September 17, 5PM-8PM

Please note all students will be required at the callback date for the full 2 hours and 30 minutes!

Classes:
Select Tuesdays & Thursday, October 10-January 18, 6:30PM-9PM
Saturdays, October 14-January 20, 10:00AM-2:00PM
Sundays, October 15-January 25, 10:00AM-1:00PM

Technical/Dress Rehearsals:
Saturday, January 27 10AM-2PM;
Sunday, January 28 10AM-6PM;
Tuesday & Wednesday, January 30 & January 1, 4PM-7PM



Performances:

Thursday, February 1 at 7:30PM, Friday, February 2 at 8PM and Saturday, February 3 at 2PM & 8PM
Class Dates: 10/10, 10/12, 10/14, 10/15, 10/17, 10/21, 10/22, 10/28 (10AM-1PM), 10/29 (10AM-2PM), 11/4*(10AM-1PM), 11/5, No Class 11/7- 11/16, 11/18, No Class 11/19-11/26, 12/2, 12/3, 12/5, 12/7, 12/9, 12/10, 12/16, No Class 12/17-12/31, 1/2, 1/4,1/6, 1/7, 1/9, 1/11, No Class 1/13-1/14, 1/16, 1/18, 1/20, 1/21 (10AM-4PM)


Tuition: $535
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