The 2016-2017 school year was an exciting time for the ArtWorks Academy theatre program. In January, our younger students presented Elf The Musical Jr. and our Senior Production Company presented The Addams Family. We also produced our first straight play, Charlotte's Web, with our homeschool play production class. In June, all of our musical theatre students will produce the musical, Oliver! and a select group of students from our Senior Production Company will be the first in the region and one of the first in the nation to produce A Chorus Line - High School Edition. This summer our students will produce three fantastic productions: Alice, Disney's Winnie the Pooh KIDS, and the Summer Musical Revue!
Our Musical Theatre Company concluded their second season with their MTC Spring Concert. They also performed at the Oklahoma Festival of the Arts, the Winter Wonderland Carnival and had their annual MTC Christmas Concert. We are excited to kick off another great year with our MTC members!
We look forward to the 2017-2018 school year, which will be our 11th season, and we are thrilled with the opportunities that await our students. To view more information on our music and theatre classes, please click on the link below that coincides with your child’s grade.
Our musical theatre program has seen an explosive growth in the past few years. Here are a few frequently asked questions:
Do you cast every student who auditions?
Absolutely! We believe the best way to learn is by doing. Every student deserves a chance to receive the same training, no matter their previous experience. It is our delight to cast every student. As our musical theatre program continues to grow, we will adjust our classes to accommodate all students who wish to participate.
What will my child learn?
Your child will learn about all aspects of musical theatre. They will gain a solid technique, with an emphasis on performing. Students will develop their skills in the areas of singing, dancing and acting. Each semester students have the opportunity to take a master class with a cast member of a touring production. In the past, we have had teachers from Mamma Mia!, Disney's The Lion King, Legally Blonde, The Wizard of Oz and Shrek the Musical!
How do you select your musicals?
Each semester the faculty at ArtWorks Academy strives to choose a production that will challenge our students, not only to learn new skills and improve upon others, but also to learn about different styles and aspects of theatre. We also seek to select material that our students will enjoy performing and parents feel is appropriate for their children.
Click on the following links to find out more about our theatre classes!