2013 Spring Classes

Spring Term 2013

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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


Introduction to Acting Ages 6-14
This fun format introduces students to basic acting techniques, tips and terms. Class will work on projection, stage direction, theater etiquette, scene work and more. Students invited to attend a free performance of Cinderella. Suggested prerequisite to playlab classes.
I-(A) Mon. 4:00-6:00 Ages 6-9 4/1-6/3
I-(B) Sat. 9:30-11:30 Ages 6-9 4/6-6/1
II-(A) Thur. 4:00-6:00 Ages 10-14 4/4-5/30
II-(B) Sat. 11:30-1:30 Ages 10-14 4/6-6/1
I & II Burns, II-(A) Elliott - Demo 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 are invited to attend a free performance of Cinderella. Previous class or performance work required.
Sat. 2:00-4:00 Ages 11-16 4/6-6/1
Elliot - Demonstration last class $165

Comedy Bits & Pieces! 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 designed for the serious comedian.
Sat. 4:00-6:00 Ages 9-12 4/6-6/1
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.
Aronson, Elliott, Fell $20/half-hour $35/hour

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Film & Video

Grimm to Glee TV Ages 8-16
Have fun learning on-camera/audition skills for film and TV. Practice commercials, improvisation and scene work, from fairy tales to high school glee club! Award-winning Sandra Peabody will guide as you gain confidence working with both comedic and dramatic film scripts. Limit 8.
I-Sat. 1:30-3:00 Ages 8-11 4/6-6/1
II-Sat. 3:00-4:30 Ages 12-16 4/6-6/1
Peabody - Demonstration last class $180

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Musical Theater

Sing, Dance, Act! Ages 10-14
Musical theater requires proficiency in three disciplines! Successful performers learn to develop and integrate the three to become a “Triple Threat.” Begin your musical theater journey as you sing, dance, act and explore the exciting world of musical theater.
Mon. 4:00-6:00 Ages 10-14 4/1-6/3
Barrett, Newsom - Demonstration last class $165

Voice & Dance Combo Ages 8-15
Do you like to sing and dance? Then start here. Roz and Amy will introduce you to exciting Glee music and basic musical theater skills with an emphasis on performance. Both solo and group numbers will be featured.
I-Tues. 4:00-6:00 Ages 8-11 4/2-5/28
II-Wed. 4:00-6:00 Ages 11-15 4/3-5/29
Fell, Aronson - Demo last class $165

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First Stage

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

Miss Muffet & the Spider Ages 3½-5
The children wait for Mother Goose so they can act out the story of fearful Miss Muffet. But she is long at the fair, Oh Dear! What can the matter be? This funny little musical play is perfect for our youngest beginning actors. Limit 8.
(A) Wed. 4:00-5:30 Ages 3½-5 4/3-5/29
(C) Sat. 10:00-11:30 Ages 3½-5 4/6-6/1
(A) Christiansen, (C) Johnson - Very short performance last class $150

Acting ABCs — Wake Up Seeds! Ages 4½-6
“A” is for acting and “B” is for backstage and “C” is for costumes that we love! This term the focus is on Mother Nature as she tries to wake up the seeds from their winter nap.
(A) Mon. 4:00-6:00 Ages 4½-6 4/1-6/3
(B) Sat. 10:00-12:00 Ages 4½-6 4/6-6/1
Christiansen, Gilham-Luginbill - Short demo last class $175

Castletales! Ages 6-8
Join this merry, mixed-up band of Fairy Tale characters! Cinderella, Jack and the Giant, The Three Pigs, Red Riding Hood and many more as they make their way through the forest and tell their stories.
(A) Tues. 4:00-6:00 Ages 6-8 4/2-5/28
(C) Sat. 12:00-2:00 Ages 6-8 4/6-6/1
(A) (C) Christiansen, (C) Burns - Performance last class $175

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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

An Enchanting Mystery! Ages 9-14
This original fairy tale has magic, music and an enchanting mystery to solve: something is happening in the Fey Forest; shadows linger too long, disagreements break out between fairies, goblins and elves, and the fairy queen and elf king have grown despondent. What kind of evil is afoot?
(A) Mon. 4:00-6:00 Performance 6/3 4/1-6/3
(B) Sat. 10:00-12:00 Performance 6/2 4/6-6/1
Stewart, Aronson $180

Fairy Tales & Myths

The Beanstalk Speaks! Ages 7-10
A Beanstalk begins to grow in the village; it recites, it scolds, it implores! But in a language no one knows! Why is it growing there? What does it want? What is it trying to say? The curious villagers try to teach the stubborn Beanstalk to speak their language – with humorous results!
(A) Wed. 4:00-6:00 Performance 5/29 4/3-5/29
(B) Sat. 2:00-4:00 Performance 6/2 4/6-6/1
(A) Elliott, (B) Christiansen, Tabor $185

Contemporary Theater

All Things Weird & Wonderful Ages 9-12
Ever feel like you are on the outside looking in? You’re not quite a nerd and are certainly not caught up in that social whirl! Perhaps you are a one of a kind, wonderful weirdo! Come and celebration all things weird and wonderful, you might fit right in!
(A) Tues. 4:00-6:00 Performance 5/28 4/2-5/28
(B) Sat. 12:00-2:00 Performance 6/2 4/6-6/1
(A) Stewart, Newsom, (B) Stewart, Aronson $180

Classical Theater

Cupid & Psyche Ages 12-18
This timeless tale of tragedy and love was first written by Apuleius, 200 AD—although the story is much older. It still resonates and is thought to have inspired tales such as Beauty and the Beast. Come and experience this true classic; meet beautiful Psyche, her jealous sisters and an assortment of Greek gods and goddesses!
Sat. 4:00-6:00 Performance 6/2 4/6-6/1
Gilham-Luginbill, Tissell $180

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Workshops & Seminars

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. STUDIO NW members free.
Wed. 7:00-9:00 All Ages 5/1
Peabody & professional panel $20/family

Audition Workshop (NWCT Season auditions 6/5-8) 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-Thur. 4:00-6:00 Ages 9-16 4/4-5/30
II-Sat. Adv. 12:00-2:00 Ages 11-18 4/6-6/1
III-Sat. 2:00-4:00 Ages 8-11 4/6-6/1
IV-Sat. Adv. 2:00-4:00 Ages 11-16 4/6-6/1
V-Sat. 4:00-6:00 Ages 9-16 4/6-6/1
, Tabor
I-Stewart, Aronson, II-Elliott, Tissell, III-Stewart, Aronson, IV-Kitchens, Tabor, V-Stewart, Elliott, Aronson $195

Scouts & Brownie Badge Workshop Ages 6 & Up
Attend a theater class, see Cinderella, and complete your theater badge, all on the same evening! (Boys welcome too, but please note activities may not qualify for the Boy Scout badge.) Room for a short dinner break is provided. Scout leader is free. Other parents/chaperones pay $12.
(A) Fri. Cinderella 4:30-9:00 5/10
(B) Sun. Cinderella 1:30-4:00 5/19
Gilham-Luginbill, Workshop & play $25/student $12/chaperone

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Home School Theater

Miss Muffet & the Spider Ages 4-6
(B) Fri. 10:30-12:00 Performance 5/31 4/5-5/31
Fried $150

Castletales! Ages 7-10
(B) Fri. 10:30-12:30 Performance 5/31 4/5-5/31
Burns, Fell $175

Audition—Homeschool Ages 10-14
(A) Fri. 10:30-12:30 Audition last class! 4/5-5/31
Stewart, Aronson $195

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