2012 Spring Classes

Spring Term 2012

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Skills Classes

From intro level to advanced, the following classes are
designed to help students hone specific theater skills.

Please call 503-222-2190 to schedule parent/teacher conferences.
= Beginning • = Intermediate • = Advanced

Acting

Introduction to Acting Ages 6-14
Learn basic acting techniques, tips and terms. This fun format introduces students to voice projection, stage direction, theater etiquette, scene work and more. Students will be invited to attend a free performance of Zorrito. Suggested prerequisite to playlab classes.
I-(A) Sat. 10:00-12:00 Ages 6-9 3/31-6/2
I-(B) Tues. 4:00-6:00 Ages 6-9 4/3-5/29
II-(A) Sat. 12:00-2:00 Ages 10-14 3/31-6/2
II-(B) Mon. 4:00-6:00 Ages 10-14 4/2-6/4
I & II-(A) Burns, II-B Strauhal - Demonstration last class $165

Intermediate Acting Ages 11-16
Review basic acting techniques then move on to in-depth character analysis, monologues, scene work and more. Intermediate students will be invited to attend a free performance of Zorrito. Previous class or performance work required.
(B) Sat. 2:00-4:00 Ages 11-16 3/31-6/2
Strauhal - Demonstration last class $165

Comedy Club! Ages 9-12
Free your inner comedian and work out its funny kinks with theater games, skits, spit takes, rubber chickens, on and on… Classy comedic tips and techniques are waiting for you serious comedians.
Sat. 4:00-6:00 Ages 9-12 3/31-6/2
Burns - Demonstration last class $165

Private Coaching All Ages
One-on-one intensive coaching for musical and non-musical theater will help you choose and polish music, monologues or scenes and give you audition tips and techniques. One session or multiple sessions available. NWCT does not consider coaching a substitute for class work. By appointment only, 503-222-2190.
Elliott, Gibbs, Strauhal, Stewart $35/hour

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Film and Video

Basic TV/Film Acting Ages 8-16
Act on camera and get a taste of the exciting world of film acting. Sandra will introduce you to improvisation, presentation, audition skills and scene acting using real commercial, TV and film scripts! Limit 8.
I-Sat. 1:30-3:00 Ages 8-11 3/31-6/2
II-Sat. 3:00-4:30 Ages 12-16 3/31-6/2
Peabody - Demonstration last class $180

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Musical Theater

Classes held in our new Anna G. Bennett Dance Studio!
Some dance shoes are available at a reasonable price.


Voice & Dance Combo Ages 8-12
Students will be introduced to basic techniques of voice and dance — half and half as they work with Margot and Rosalind. The emphasis is on beginning musical theater performance skills.
I-Mon. 4:00-6:00 Ages 8-10 4/2-6/4
II-Mon. 4:00-6:00 Ages 10-12 4/2-6/4
Sipich (voice), Fell (dance) - Demo last class $165

Dancing Through the Musicals: 1960s! Ages 10-15
Veteran performer/teacher Rosalind will focus on choreography from popular musicals of the 60s this term. Titles include: Bye Bye Birdie, The Fantasticks, and Hair… just to name a few!
Tues. 4:00-6:00 Ages 10-15 4/3-5/29
Fell - Demonstration last class $165

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First Stage

NWCT now offers these exciting theater classes
for our youngest performers.


Rise and Shine, Wiggle Worms! Ages 3½-5
Bring your wiggles and your squiggles to this fun springtime awakening class! Little worms will prepare for warmer days with singing, dancing and playing in the sun! Limit 8.
(A) Sat. 10:00-11:30 Ages 3½-5 3/31-6/2
(B) Tues. 4:00-5:30 Ages 3½-5 4/3-5/29
(A) Gilham-Luginbill, Johnson, (B) Fried - Very short performance last class $150

Acting ABCs Ages 4½-6
“A” is for acting and “B” is for backstage and “C” is for costumes that we love! This term beginners will focus on “P” for plays, projection and performance!
(A) Sat. 10:00-12:00 Ages 4½-6 3/31-6/2
(B) Mon. 4:00-6:00 Ages 4½-6 4/2-6/4
Tissell, Voon - Short demo last class $165

The Zoo After Dark! Ages 5½-7
The zoo is closed and the animals are restless! What to do? How about an adventure? After they collect change from the bottom of the pools and the monkeys snatch the keys, the animals board a bus and head for downtown!
(A) Sat. 12:00-2:00 Ages 5½-7 3/31-6/2
(B) Wed. 4:00-6:00 Ages 5½-7 4/4-5/30
(A)Gilham-Luginbill, Johnson, (B)Hershberger - Short performance last class $165

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Playlabs

The following classes will put on a play. Students will audition,
rehearse, and perform. Everyone gets a part!

Size or nature of roles is at the professional discretion of our instructors. All roles provide a valuable learning experience. No refunds granted due to dissatisfaction with assigned roles. Most performances will be videotaped and made available for purchase.
= Beginning • = Intermediate • = Advanced


Musical Theater

Talk to the Animals! Ages 10-15
If you love musicals and animals then we have the perfect spring playlab for you. Grab your pith helmet, and join this musical safari as you sing and dance to awesome animal songs including, “Never Smile at a Crocodile”, “Blackbird”, “Talk to the Animals”, and so many more.
(A) Sat. 10:00-12:00 Performance 6/3 3/31-6/2
(B) Mon. 4:00-6:00 Performance 6/4 4/2-6/4
Stewart, (A)Sipich, (B)Newsom $180

Fantasy, Folk and Fairytales

Perrault’s Topsy-Turvy Tales…In French! Ages 7-10
On her way to visit grandmother with a basketful of fresh crepes, Red Riding Hood stops to visit with Cinderella. Lurking nearby, Blue Beard covets the crepes and a merry fairy tale escapade ensues. Performed in French!
(A) Sat. 4:00-6:00 Performance 6/2 3/31-6/2
(B) Wed. 4:00-6:00 Performance 5/30 4/4-5/30
(A) & (B) Dieulangard, (A) Gilham-Luginbill $180

The Pint Sized Pirate Ages 7-10
Being a very small pirate is tough when you are anxious for a BIG adventure! But all is not lost! Find out that small can also be important when battling Salty the Sea Monster! This script has barrels of pirate characters, music and fun!
(B) Sat. 2:00-4:00 Performance 6/3 3/31-6/2
(C) Tues. 4:00-6:00 Performance 5/29 4/3-5/29
(B) Burns, Gilham-Luginbill, (C) Stewart $180

The Pied Piper of Portlanda! Ages 8-11
When the city becomes overrun by hipster rats there is only one solution: to employ a musical stranger who claims they will rid the town of the pests! However, upon the Piper’s success the changeable mayor refuses to reward the talented piper. Unpleasant discoveries await the mayor who learns that not only rats are drawn to a magical tune.
(A) Sat. 12:00-2:00 Performance 6/3 3/31-6/2
(B) Wed. 4:00-6:00 Performance 5/30 4/4-5/30
(A) & (B) Strauhal, (A) Tissell $180

Contemporary Theater

REBELS! Ages 12-16
Rebels challenge the status quo; they fight for unpopular causes and in general stir things up. Come and explore the importance and passion of actors and playwrights as they portray rebels in theater and film. Work on scenes and monologues acted by greats such as Katherine Hepburn, James Dean, Marlon Brando. Celebrate your own inner rebel!
Sat. 2:00-4:00 Performance 6/3 3/31-6/2
Elliott $180

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Workshops & Seminars


Audition Workshop (NWCT season auditions 6/6-9) Ages 8-18
This intensive audition workshop will prepare students for various types of auditions. Students will compile resumes, learn cold-reading, improv techniques, and audition etiquette. Guests will provide information on varied audition topics. Each student will receive individual coaching to prepare a monologue and a song for audition. Tuition includes information booklet and Star Struck Seminar. Last class is your NWCT season audition.
I-Sat. 2:00-4:00 Ages 8-11 3/31-6/2
II-Sat. 12:00-2:00 Ages 12-18 3/31-6/2
III-Sat. Adv. 12:00-2:00 Ages 11-16 3/31-6/2
IV-Sat. 4:00-6:00 Ages 9-16 3/31-6/2
V.-Thur. 4:00-6:00 Ages 9-16 4/5-5/31
I-Stewart, Sipich, II-Elliott, Sipich, III-Kitchens, Ribner, IV-Gibbs, Ribner, V-Stewart, Sipich $195

Star Struck Seminar All Ages
Does your child have stars in their eyes? Attend this seminar! Agents, directors and young actors will present information on kids in “The Business.” Topics include training, costs, portfolios, agents, odds of success and much more. Afterwards, mingle with the panel for one on one dialogue. Information booklet and light refreshments included. KidsPro NW members free.
Wed. 7:00-9:00 All Ages 5/16
Peabody and professional panel $20/family

Scouts & Brownie Badge Workshop Troops Ages 6 & Up
Boys welcome too—(planned activities may not qualify boys for a theater badge.) Attend a theater class, see a show and complete your theater badge on the same day! Room for a short meal is provided. Scout leader is free. Other parents/chaperones pay half-price.
(A) Fri. El Zorrito 4:30-9:00 5/11
(B) Sun. El Zorrito 11:30-1:30 5/20
Workshop & play $25/student $12/chaperone

Home School Theater


The Pint Sized Pirate Ages 7-10
Being a very small pirate is tough when you are anxious for a BIG adventure! But all is not lost! Find out that small can also be important when battling Salty the Sea Monster! This great story barrels of pirate characters, music and fun!
(A) Fri. 10:30-12:30 Performance 6/1 3/30-6/1
(A) Johnson, Voon $180

Intermediate Acting Ages 9-12
Review basic acting techniques then move on to in-depth character analysis, monologues, scene work and more. Intermediate students will be invited to attend a free performance of Zorrito. Previous class or performance work required.
(A) Fri. 10:30-12:30 Performance 6/1 3/30-6/1
Strauhal $165

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