Fall 2012 Theater Classes for Tucson Kids and Teens

Is your kid a budding thespian? Does your son always act up for laughs? Is your daughter a drama queen? Consider channeling their enthusiasm for attention into drama with the help of some local acting and theater classes.

Live Theatre Workshop

Live Theatre Workshop offers musical theater and theater classes for ages 6 – 18 for a variety of skill levels. Classes begin August 20th and run for 9 weeks except for the Jr. Musical Class which runs 14 weeks. This Fall the Jr. Musical will be Annie Jr.

Location: 5317 E. Speedway Blvd
Days / Times: Various days, after-school and Saturdays

Musical Theatre – acting, singing and dancing (9 weeks), ages 6 – 12
Jr. Musical – Perform a full production of a Jr. Broadway musical (14 weeks), ages 10 – 18
Weekend Musical Theatre – acting, dancing and singing (9 weeks), ages 7 – 18
Glee Club – cabaret style musical performance class (by audition only), ages 12 – 18
Acting Classes – theatre exercises, games, and play rehearsal, ages 12 – 18

CYT (Christian Youth Theatre)

CYT classes offer training in theater to include singing, dance, drama, makeup, set building, accents and dialects, stunts and special effects. The classes are offered in three 10-week terms (some terms may only be 9 weeks due to holidays, etc) each year in each area. The fall production is Snoopy, The Musical. Auditions are August 17 – 18 at the University of Arizona Music Building and are open to current CYT students only.

Locations: East – Fountain of Life Lutheran Church, 700 S. Kolb Rd., Tucson
Northwest – Mountain View Baptist Church, 3500 West Overton Rd., Tucson
Days / Times: 6 – 8 pm on Mondays (East) and Tuesdays (NW), Snoopy rehearsals on Fridays and Saturdays

Pirates and Princesses: Learn stage directions, improvisational character development, as well as speaking clearly and projecting your voice, ages 5 – 7 (East, NW)
Audition Monologues: You will learn to develop the character of the person telling your story and how to do “solo acting” in the spotlight, ages 8 – 12 (East)
Jazz Hands! (and Feet): Learn all the basic, proper body positions to be able to turn, leap, and dance your way into any audience’s heart, ages 8 – 14 (East, NW)
Fame!: Learn the all-around performance techniques offered with the show Fame, ages 12 – 18 (East)
Melodrama, No Mellow Drama: Learn the campy, fun style of performing a Melodrama, ages 8 – 12 (NW)
Newsies! Musical Theatre: Hone your musical theater skills while learning scene work and music from Newsies, ages 12 – 18 (NW)

Act 1 Academy

Act 1 Academy of Performing Arts is a new theater school founded by Sarah Vanek of The Gaslight Theatre. Weekly classes in acting, musical theatre, and on-camera film acting are available. Through their programs, they foster self-esteem and self-discovery by emphasizing discipline, integrity, team-building, and communication skills in a positive and creative environment. Classes start the week of August 20th and go for 17 weeks.

Location: 7878 Wrightstown Rd, Ste 100
Days / Times: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays – days and evenings

Mommy and Me: Unleashes the power of creative play and play-making, ages 2 – 4
Creative Dramatics: With fairy wings, princess hats, and hula hoops learn to appreciate theatre and ultimately discover the magic of creating drama, girls 4 – 6
Adventure Zone: As Pirates, Safari guides, and Creatures from outer space learn to appreciate theatre and ultimately discover the magic of creating drama, boys 5 – 7
Intro to Drama: Link the past with the present, gain valuable performance skills, and an understanding of how these skills emerged from our theatrical history, ages 7 – 9, 9 – 11
Intro to Drama Homeschool: Link the past with the present, gain valuable performance skills, and an understanding of how these skills emerged from our theatrical history, ages 7 – 10
Drama 1: Learn theatre terminology through pantomime and improvisation, what goes into a production, how to build a scene and a character, and how to conquer stage fright, ages 8 – 10, 11+
Drama 1 Homeschool: Learn theatre terminology through pantomime and improvisation, what goes into a production, how to build a scene and a character, and how to conquer stage fright, ages 11+
Musical Theatre prep: Building on the acting curriculum, this class is designed to build healthy performing skills in dance and voice, ages 7 – 10, ages 11+
Musical Theatre: These 3 hour classes include acting, dance and voice with an emphasis on performance from several genres of musical theater, ages 8- 11, 12+ (audition required)

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