FALL REGISTRATION IS OPEN

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Register by using the form at the bottom of this page. Registrations may also be emailed to jeff@playhouseonthesquare.org or mailed to Theatre School, c/o Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper, Memphis, TN 38104.

Playhouse on the Square’s Theatre School Youth Classes are designed to provide a fun and challenging experience for both the beginner and the experienced performer. Taught by local theatre professionals, our classes give students the opportunity to develop and expand their performance skills, including character development, movement, and voice. This Spring session spans eight weeks, which includes seven weeks of classwork/rehearsal, and an informal showcase performance for family and friends the eighth week.

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No audition is required to register.

Fall 2017
Saturdays starting September 23, 2017
Fall Break is October 14, 2017
Spring Theatre School Showcase: November 18, 2017
 Classes are at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper, Memphis, TN, 38104.

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Sing and Dance: Friend Like Me – $120
Saturdays, 10:05am – 11:05am

Delve deep into the long lost Cave of Wonders where a magical genie waits. But this genie’s not like most genies and you’ve never had a friend like him (or her!). This class uses a beloved and well-known song to introduce children to the singing and dancing that comes with performing in musical theatre. Learn while having fun!

 

Story Theatre: The Lorax – $120
Saturdays, 11:10am – 12:10pm

“I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees.” Journey into the fantastic world of Dr. Seuss in his most moving and powerful book. Young students will learn about characterization and movement as the embody this classic work of children’s literature. An engaging class where students will start to understand the fundamentals of acting.


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Acting: Legends of the Round Table – $120
Saturdays, 9:00am – 10:00am – SOLD OUT!

Journey into the mythical world of ancient Britain and become one of the Knights of the Round Table. Challenge the Black Knight as King Arthur, go on an adventure as Sir Lancelot or weave spells as the mysterious Merlin. This class is a fun introduction to the world of stage acting. The casting of all characters will be gender neutral. The only limitation is imagination!

 

Music: Musical Theatre for You! – $120
Saturdays, 10:05am – 11:05am

A musical theatre class tailored just for you! In this class we take modern musical numbers specifically accessible to junior level students and use them to provide fundamental instruction on the ins and outs of performing and preparing for any musical. A fun and challenging class that will improve confidence in your performance.

 

Dance: Modern Dance – $120
Saturdays, 11:10am-12:10pm

Explore the intricacies and evolution of modern dance in this class that teaches both physical movement and emotional expression. History and technique combine in this class as you learn the styles and forms that created 20th century dance and will continue to shape it into the future. This is a class for dancers of any level. Exercise your body and condition your soul in this low-stress but physically engaging course.

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Viewpoints in Musical Theatre – $120
Saturdays, 9:00am – 10:00am 

In the 1970’s, stage directors Anne Bogart and Tina Landau introduced the Viewpoints method of acting and movement to the theatrical world. Originally a movement technique, Bogart and Landau expanded this system to create a comprehensive methodology for the creation of characters on stage. This class will utilize those methods in a musical theatre setting where students will learn to create dynamic, fully-realized characters that are more than just notes sung and lines learned. A wonderful course for any musical theatre performer.

 

Dance: Modern Dance – $120
Saturdays, 10:05am – 11:05am

Explore the intricacies and evolution of modern dance in this class that teaches both physical movement and emotional expression. History and technique combine in this class as you learn the styles and forms that created the 20th century and will continue to shape it into the future. This is a class for dancers of any level. Exercise your body and condition your soul in this low-stress but physically engaging course.

 

Acting Essentials – $120
Saturdays, 11:10am – 12:10pm
Anyone wishing to begin a career on the stage must work from the foundations of the trade in order to excel. This class is designed to explore and develop the actor’s tools through monologues, scenes and intense character work. Students will use training and exercises to bring their performances to life in rich, expressive ways.

 

All listed prices cover the full session.

Students taking multiple courses (or multiple students from one household) receive $25 off each course.

For any additional information contact Jeff Posson, Assistant Director of Theatre Education at:

jeff@playhouseonthesquare.org  or call (901) 728-5631.

Youth Theatre School Fall 2017 Registration

After submitting this form, you should receive a confirmation email from Jeff Posson, program director, within 7 business days. This form does not automatically process credit card payments.

If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Posson at jeff@playhouseonthesquare.org or 901-937-6475.

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