Fall Classes 2013

Fall 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, terms and tips. Students will work on projection, stage direction, theater etiquette, scene work and more. A ticket to Roald Dahl’s, James and the Giant Peach is included in tuition. Suggested prerequisite to playlab classes.
(A)-I Mon. 4:00-6:00 Ages 6-9 9/16-11/11
(B)-I Sat. 9:30-11:30 Ages 6-9 9/21-11/16
(A)-II Wed. 4:00-6:00 Ages 10-14 9/18-11/13
II-(B)-II Sat. 11:30-1:30 Ages 10-14 9/21-11/16
(A)-I & II Burns, (B)-I & II Hershberger - Demo last class $165

Intermediate Acting Ages 10 & Up
Ready for an acting challenge? Take the next step, work on character analysis, accents, techniques and great scenes! A ticket to Roald Dahl’s, James and the Giant Peach is included in tuition. Previous class or performance work required.
Sat. 1:30-3:30 Ages 10 & Up 9/21-11/16
Rogers - Demonstration last class $165

Theater Games Rule! Ages 9-12
Let out your inner comedian in this important class. Why important? Because improvisation is an essential skill for performance and theater games help build improvisation skills  — plus it is really fun! Join veteran actor/teacher Jeannie Rogers for the best time you’ve had in a class!
Sat. 4:00-6:00 Ages 9-12 9/21-11/16
Rogers - Demonstration last class $165

Private Coaching All Ages
One-on-one intensive coaching for musical and non-musical theater. A coach will help you choose and polish music or monologues, or work on specific acting needs. Learn tips on preparation and find out what to expect when you audition. One session/multiple sessions available.
Sun. 11:00-4:00 (or by appt. 503-222-2190) 9/22-11/10
Aronson, Elliott, Steele, Svehaug $30 for 45 min.

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Musical Theater

Voice & Dance Combo Ages 8-14
This combo introduces students to basic voice and dance techniques.  The emphasis is on songs from musical theater and performance skills, with work on both solo and ensemble numbers.
(A) Tues. 4:00-6:00 Ages 8-14 9/17-11/12
(B) Thur. 4:00-6:00 Ages 8-14 9/19-11/14
Brown, Steele - Demo last class $165

Do, Re, Me! Ages 7-10
Do you love musicals? Then this is a great place to start. Learn about matching pitch, basic rhythms and how to sing with expression as you work on favorite songs from great musicals.
(A) Mon. 4:00-6:00 Ages 7-10 9/16-11/11
(B) Sat. 2:00-4:00 Ages 7-10 9/21-11/16
Steele - Demonstration last class $165

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Film Skills

Grimm-Glee TV! Ages 8-16
Learn 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 guides you to gain confidence working with both comedic and dramatic film scripts. Limit 8.
I-Sat. 1:30-3:00 Ages 8-11 9/21-11/16
II-Sat. 3:00-4:30 Ages 12-16 9/21-11/16
Peabody - Demonstration last class CANCELLED

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First Stage

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

Kit Kat Party! Ages 3½-5
When the mice are many and the moon is full the Kit Kat have a special midnight party! Come and join them to play cat games, get into all kinds of cat mischief, sing a catnip song, and rehearse this small play to perform for families. Limit 8.
(A) Wed. 4:00-5:30 Ages 3½-5 9/18-11/13
(B) Sat. 10:00-11:30 Ages 3½-5 9/21-11/16
Thomas - Very short performance last class $150

Acting ABCs — When Leaves Begin to Fall… Ages 4½-6
Beginning actors experience the changing fall season as they begin to explore the exciting world of live theater. Fall stories, songs, costumes, puppets and more encourage creativity and participation!
(A) Mon. 4:00-6:00 Ages 4½-6 9/16-11/11
(B) Sat. 10:00-12:00 Ages 4½-6 9/21-11/16
Christiansen - Short demo last class $175

The Tiny Ant & the Grasshopper Ages 6-8
The industrious Ant has nothing good to say about the casual Grasshopper. This charming story was first told by Aesop, a slave in the 5th century B.C! The story continues to weave its magic and provide fun and challenging parts for today’s young actors.
(A) Tues. 4:00-6:00 Performance 11/12 9/17-11/12
(C) Sat. 12:00-2:00 Performance 11/16 9/21-11/16
Christiansen, Thomas $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

Fairy Tales & Myths

The Velveteen Rabbit…Or How Toys Become Real Ages 7-11
This unforgettable playlab is based on the award winning book by Margery Williams. First published in 1922, the tale tells the story of a stuffed rabbit and his quest to become real. Sad, funny and ultimately heart warming this musical playlab has it all.
(A) Wed. 4:00-6:00 Performance 11/13 9/18-11/13
(C) Sat. 12:00-2:00 Performance 11/17 9/21-11/16
Steele, Svehaug $185

Musical Theater

Jump into the zany, word-tis-tic world of Dr. Seuss with Kelly and Amy in this inspired tribute! Sing, dance and get your fill of green eggs and ham and other things odd and wonderful! Class will use selected props and costumes from the recent Mainstage production of Seussical!
(A) Mon. 4:00-6:00 Performance 11/11 9/16-11/11
(B) Sat. 10:00-12:00 Performance 11/17 9/21-11/16
Stewart, Aronson $185

Contemporary Theater

Academy for Villains! Ages 8-12
Come and join favorite villains in this funny and adventurous fall playlab. The villains in training must perform evil deeds to pass Academy classes. Young actors will enjoy creating larger than life characters and vamping it up!
(A) Tues. 4:00-6:00 Performance 11/12 9/17-11/12
(B) Sat. 2:00-4:00 Performance 11/17 9/21-11/16
Svehaug (with help from Burns $185

Shadowland Ages 11-15
Something is afoot in Essex County, something with fangs! And it is feeding on the students at Junior High school. Best friends Sophia and Max don’t know they will soon be deep in a centuries old vampire mystery that will change their lives as the strange and compelling Dania steps into their lives. Don’t miss this haunting playlab with rolls to sink your teeth into!
Sat. 4:00-6:00 Performance 11/17 9/21-11/16
Christiansen, Hershberger $185

Classical Theater

Famous Scenes…from the Bard! Ages 10 & Up
Come and work on classic scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest and more! Take this chance to delve into the characters, language and passion that is Shakespeare! Final presentation will be costumed and on stage.
Sat. 2:00-4:00 Performance 11/16 9/21-11/16
Christiansen, Hershberger $185

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Home School Theater

The Velveteen Rabbit (B) Ages 8-12
(B) Fri. 10:30-12:30 All Perform/Demos 11/15 9/20-11/15
Steele, Svehaug $185

The Tiny Ant & the Grasshopper (B) Ages 5-8
(B) Fri. 10:30-12:30 All Perform/Demos 11/15 9/20-11/15
Christiansen, Thomas $175

On Camera! Ages 9-14
Jeanne is fresh from Hawaii where she taught and directed theater for young people. She has appeared in film and on TV. She will guide home school actors through the basics of acting for film.
Fri. 10:30-12:30 All Perform/Demos 11/15 9/20-11/15
Rogers $195

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Scouts & Brownie Badge Workshop Ages 7 & Up
Attend a theater class, see Cinderella, and complete your theater Attend a class, see a play and complete theater badges!Boys welcome, although activities may not qualify for badges. Room provided for short meal. Leader is free, other adults are half-price!
(A) Sun. James and the Giant Peach 1:30-End of Show 10/6
(B) Sun. James and the Giant Peach 1:30-End of Show 10/13
(C) Fri. Peter Pan 4:30-End of Show 12/20
Gilham-Luginbill, Workshop & play $25/student $12/chaperone

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Sunday Intensives

These new eight-week workshops are designed
for students who want individual attention.
Private coaching will also be available on Sundays 11:00-4:00

Voice Plus! Ages 10-16
Singing for Musical Theater is a specific art form. Not only are the basics of pitch, rhythm and breath support important, but the song must be acted as well. Work with teacher/coach Wendy Steele to polish your skills. Instructor approval necessary. Limit 8.
Sun. 12:30-2:30 Ages 10-16 9/22-11/10
Steele - Demonstration last workshop $175

Stage to Film! Ages 11-16
Acting for film and stage draws from the same talent pool, but techniques differ radically. Veteran Jeanie Rogers will help students work on scenes that demonstrate the application of the two techniques on the same material. Instructor approval necessary. Limit 8.
Sun. 11:30-1:30 Ages 11-16 9/22-11/10
Rogers - Demonstration last workshop $175

Acting Plus! Ages 11-16
Passionate about acting and want to work in small groups? This is the workshop for you. George will skillfully guide you, with positive feedback, to proven methods that will improve acting focus and honesty. Instructor approval needed. Limit 8.
Sun. 1:30-4:30 Ages 11-18 9/22-11/10
Elliott - Demonstration last workshop $175

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