2020-2021 Music and Theatre Classes for 7th-12th Grade

Classes begin the week of August 31, 2020

 

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Senior Production Company:  7th-12th Grade

 

Footloose

Senior Production Company - Monday from 6:15-8:45 pm

Classes begin August 31, 2020

Performances will be January 22-24, 2021

 

ArtWorks Academy  believes  performing  provides  opportunities  for  growth  and  development. Collaborating with peers to produce a play or musical teaches students the importance of teamwork, while building self-confidence. ArtWorks Academy productions are open to students with varying levels of experience in 7th-12th grade.

 

Each semester this class will rehearse and perform a full-length musical. Students will be instructed in every aspect of the production process. Auditions will be held during the second week of class. All enrolled students will be cast in the production. Each student will have their moment to shine!

 

Some Saturday rehearsals are required. In addition to the $99.00 monthly tuition, there is also a $100.00 Production Fee per semester, as well as an annual $25 enrollment fee. The Production Fee helps cover the cost of costumes, theatre rental, set, props, etc.  Click here for more details.

 

 

Day

 

Time

 

Teachers

 

Location

 

Monday

 

 

 

6:15-8:45 pm

 

 

 

Michael Morris

Katie Morris

Brenda Kitchen

 

Main Campus

 

 

 

 

 

Acting and Play Production: 5th-12th grade

 

This is primarily a performance based class, but we will start by learning the fundamentals of acting and audition technique.  Students will apply their knowledge as they audition for our spring play, You Can't Take It With You. All students enrolled in the class will be cast in the play. After auditions and casting have concluded, all students will begin to gain the powerful hands on experience of producing a play.  Rehearsals will be held during their normal class time, with the possibility of a few extra rehearsals being called the weeks leading up to the play. 

 

You Can't Take It With You is a straight play and NOT a musical.

 

"At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. The plot shows how Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening. The shock sustained by the Kirbys, who are invited to eat cheap food, shows Alice that marriage with Tony is out of the question. The Sycamores, however, though sympathetic to Alice, find it hard to realize her point of view. Meantime, Tony, who knows the Sycamores are right and his own people wrong, will not give her up, and in the end Mr. Kirby is converted to the happy madness of the Sycamores, particularly since he happens in during a visit by an ex-Grand Duchess, earning her living as a waitress. No mention has as yet been made of the strange activities of certain members of the household engaged in the manufacture of fireworks; nor of the printing press set up in the parlor; nor of Rheba the maid and her friend Donald; nor of Grandpa’s interview with the tax collector when he tells him he doesn’t believe in the income tax." (from dramatists.com)

 

Performances for You Can't Take It With You will be April 23-25, 2021.  In addition to the monthly tuition, there is a one time $55 Production Fee, which is due by January 15, 2021.  This fee helps cover the cost of the royalties, set, costumes, etc.  Parents will receive two free tickets to the play per child enrolled (two total NOT two per show).  Additional tickets can be purchased for $10 each.

 

Teacher approval is not required

 

 

Day

 

Time

 

Teachers

 

Location

 

Tuesday

(Homeschooled 10-18 year olds)

 

1:00-2:30 pm

 

 

Michael Morris

 

 

Main Campus

 

 

Tuesday

(5th-12th grade)

 

6:30-8:00 pm

 

 

Michael Morris

 

 

Main Campus

 

 

 

 

Scenic Painting and Props: 10-18 year olds 

 

Students will learn various scenic painting techniques and gain an understanding of theatrical prop construction and decoration.  Students will apply the skills learned to individual and group projects focused on the creation of sets and props for our musicals and plays.

 

Teacher approval is not required

 

Day

 

Time

 

Teachers

 

Location

 

Tuesday

 

2:45-3:40 pm

 

Sara Benab

 

Main Campus

 

 

 

Private Voice Lessons: 10-18 year olds

 

ArtWorks Academy offers private voice lessons for students 10-18 years old. Lessons are ½ hour per week. Students will receive instruction on vocal production and placement, breathing techniques, diction, tone and ear training. Students will study vocal anatomy, including the respiratory muscles, the larynx and throat structures, and how they affect singing. Instruction will also be given in music theory and performance skills. Age appropriate music will be assigned to each student.

 

To enroll, please find the season labeled, "Private Voice 2020-2021" after you set up your account.  Lesson times in 'green' are available.  Lesson times in 'red' have already been taken.  If they are full, you can sign up under one that is taken to be placed on a waiting list and we will contact you if a time opens up or if one of our teachers is able to teach on another day.

 

Material fee applies.

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