Tween Workshops (Grades 6-8)
Our tween programs help young actors to continue to build a solid foundation while also providing opportunities for more experienced young artists to dig deeper into more specialized topics. We use tried-and-true as well as innovative theatrical exercises to encourage creativity, build confidence, and foster ways to work together as a group.
PLAYmaking workshops also provide students with experience in rehearsing and performing for an audience. Skills & Craft workshops dig deeper into developing specific artistic skills such as developing a character, playwriting, technical theater and design, and more. Triple Threat workshops provide training in the three skills that make a successful musical theater actor: singing, dancing, and acting.
Tweens will learn to think outside the box and express themselves artistically in new and challenging ways. All levels of experience welcome!
Musical Theater 2
In this second level musical theater workshop students will take classes in singing techniques, musical theater dance, and scene study to build stronger characters and musical theater skills. A shortened version of this musical will be created with students playing multiple roles and many having the opportunity to play our favorite flying nanny or her favorite chimney sweeping friend.
Musical Theater 2 is ideal for returning Lyric Arts students or young actors that have been in school musicals before, but can also be the perfect welcome workshop for students interested in musical theater but haven’t had the opportunity.
Tuesdays, SEPT 19-DEC 12 from 4:45pm to 6:15pm (No Class OCT 31)
COST: $195 - Early Bird: $175 (register by AUG 12)
Acting Out 2
Character Creation: Greekopolis
Are you a geek for the Greeks? In school did you imagine you were the goddess Hera or maybe Zeus? Did you think it would be fun to play Hercules as he battles the Hydra, or pretend to be Aegea, Queen of the Amazons? Theater in front of a large audience started with these stories told by the Greeks, and in this workshop students get the chance to explore their favorite characters and rehearse scenes from Greek Mythology. Acting Out 2 helps students strengthen skills in theater techniques of character creation, stage presence, and strong voices for the theater. A great workshop for tweens that want to have a better chance of being in school plays both in school and professional.
Saturdays, SEPT 9-OCT 14 from 9:00am to 10:30am
COST: $95 - Early Bird: $85 (register by AUG 12)
Register Online: Click the red box in the left column to register online. Online registration is open.
Register by mail: Send a completed registration form plus a check or credit card information to: Lyric Arts Main Street Stage, 420 E. Main St., Anoka, MN 55303.
Register by phone: Call Adrian Lopez-Balbontin, Education Director at 763-233-0804 and pay by credit card over the phone Monday – Friday, 8 am to 4 pm.
Register by fax: Fax a completed registration form with credit card information to: 763-712-3206.
Browse our workshop pages to find something that interests you! If you have any questions, visit our FAQs page (scroll down to the workshops heading) or call our Education Director at 763-233-0804 for more details.