Musical – Annie Jr.

Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie JR. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure.

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.

Ages
7-14 years old

Instructors:
Lynn Ambrose

Dates/Times
Auditions: January 10th at 4:30pm-9:00pm
Rehearsal: January 17th – April 11th Wednesdays at 4:30pm-9:00pm
Tech Rehearsal: April 16th – April 18th, 4:30pm – 9:00pm

Performances:
Thursday, April 19th at 7:00pm
Friday, April 20th at 7:00pm
Saturday, April 21st at 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Sunday, April 22nd 12th at 2pm

Cost
$695 / Semester

Note: This is a non-refundable semester course.

Heathers The Musical

Based on the cult classic film of the same name, Heathers is the story of Veronica Sawyer, a student at Westerberg High. Veronica longs to be cool like the clique of it-girls that runs Westerberg: the unaffected, unattainable Heathers. Unfortunately, in addition to awesome levels of popularity, the Heathers are also cruel, choosing to mock and bully their kingdom into submission. When Veronica uses her skills to get the Heathers out of detention, she impresses their leader Heather Chandler— so much so that they agree to let her into their exclusive club. At first Veronica is thrilled—until she finds out exactly what being one on the Heathers means.

Ages
13+ years old

Instructors
Lynn Ambrose

 

Cost
$695 / Semester

Musical – Elf  –  SOLD OUT!

A title known the world over, Elf The Musical JR. is a must-produce holiday musical that can easily become an annual tradition for any theatre. Based on the cherished New Line Cinema hit, Elf JR. features songs by Tony Award-nominees, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, with a book by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin.

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make every young performer embrace his or her “inner elf” with plenty of large ensemble numbers featuring elves and (New Yorkers) of every type.

Ages
7-17 years old

Instructors
Lynn Ambrose / Traci Dresher

Dates/Times
Rehearsal: August 23rd – November 1st, Wednesdays at 4:30pm-9:00pm

Tech Rehearsal: November 6th – November 8th, 4:30pm – 9:00pm

Performances:

Thursday, November 9th at 7:00pm

Friday, November 10th at 7:00pm

Saturday, November 11th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Sunday, November 12th at 2pm

Cost
$695 / Semester   –   THIS CLASS SOLD OUT

Musical Theatre – Pink

Intro to Musical Theatre is a weekly course for ages 6 to 8. Students will learn basic skills in singing, acting and the stage. Students will be engaged in simple improv games as well that will promote confidence.

Ages
6 to 8 years

Instructors
Lynn Ambrose

Dates
TBD

Time
TBD

Cost
$385 / Semester

Note: This is an annual class and will continue on into the Spring Semester. Billing for the Spring Semester will be automatically processed on or before January 8th, 2018. By registering online for this class, you acknowledge and agree to these terms.

Musical Theatre – Purple

Students will learn a variety a songs from musical theatre from both the classical genre up through contemporary Broadway. This will begin providing a repertoire of audition songs for each student. They will also begin working on monologues to continue working on their acting skills. Basic improv skills will be introduced.

Ages
8-11 years old

Instructors
Lynn Ambrose

Dates
January 9th – May 8th (Tuesdays)

Time
6:30pm-7:25pm

Cost
$385 / Semester

Note: This is an annual class and will continue on into the Spring Semester. Billing for the Spring Semester will be automatically processed on or before January 8th, 2018. By registering online for this class, you acknowledge and agree to these terms.

Musical Theatre – Blue

This weekly MUSICAL THEATRE LEVEL 3: (BLUE) class will be geared toward building a repertoire for ages 11-14, as well as introducing students to scene and duet acting. Material will be from Broadway musicals. More advance improvisational exercises will be introduced.

Ages
11-14 years old

Instructors
Lynn Ambrose

Dates
January 12th – May 11th (Fridays)

Time
5:00pm-5:55pm

Cost
$385 / Semester

Note: This is an annual class and will continue on into the Spring Semester. Billing for the Spring Semester will be automatically processed on or before January 8th, 2018. By registering online for this class, you acknowledge and agree to these terms.

Musical Theatre Dance

Musical theater dance is the study of Broadway dance and dance styles. Students learn choreography from selected musicals, such as “High School Musical”, “Hair Spray”, “Annie”, “Fosse”, and many more.

Ages
10+ years old

Instructors
Traci
Katelyn Harris

Dates
January 11th – May 10th (Thursdays)

Time
5:15pm-6:10pm

Cost
$385 / Semester

Note: This is an annual class and will continue on into the Spring Semester. Billing for the Spring Semester will be automatically processed on or before January 8th, 2018. By registering online for this class, you acknowledge and agree to these terms.

Into the Woods

Join us for a fantastic adventure in our summer production of “Into the Woods”

An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Ridinghood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch…who raps? They’re all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s fractured fairy tale. When a Baker and his Wife learn they’ve been cursed with childlessness by the Witch next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects required to break the spell, swindling, lying to and stealing from Cinderella, Little Red, Rapunzel and Jack (the one who climbed the beanstalk). Everyone’s wish is granted at the end of Act One, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later, with disastrous results. What begins a lively irreverent fantasy in the style of “The Princess Bride” becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility and the stories we tell our children.

One of Sondheim’s most popular works, INTO THE WOODS is a timeless yet relevant piece and a rare modern classic.

Theatre Location for Show:
KD Studio and Conservatory

Directed by Megan Kelly Bates
Musical Direction by Lynn Ambrose

Show Dates:
Thursday, Aug 3rd at 7:00PM
Friday, Aug 4th at 7:00PM
Saturday, Aug 5th at 2:00PM & 7:00PM
Sunday, Aug 6th at 2:00PM