Our workshops for teens help students further their education and expose them to various areas of acting and theater. Students will be challenged to think critically about the material, hone in on performance quality, and push themselves to new performance levels.
Students should wear comfortable shoes (no flip flops or clogs) and bring a water bottle to each class.
The Actor’s Toolbox – for ages 12+ (#10520)
Explore various areas of theater and dip your toes into different theater topics in this one-week sampler. Each day will consist of a different topic: Acting, Musical Theater, Comedy and Improv, and the Backstage Experience. We encourage you to attend all four days to get the most out of your experience, but you are welcome to pick and choose as well!
Date: Monday-Thursday, June 10-14
Cost: $120 for the whole week OR $30 per day
Mon, June 10 – ACTING with Barb Hynes-Tomczyk (#10521)
Learn how to create an original character, develop scene work with an acting partner, and learn the differences from acting on stage to acting on film.
Tues, June 11 – MUSICAL THEATER with Kate Beahen (#10522)
Explore the basics of singing and dancing, with a focus on performance quality and musicality. A great musical theater overview…you’ll leave begging for more!
Wed, June 12 –IMPROV & COMEDY with Michael Bruckmueller (#10523)
Students will learn the basics of improv through various improv structures and games. They will also learn the basic skills needed to write an original comedic sketch.
Thurs, June 13 – THE BACKSTAGE EXPERIENCE with Matt McNabb and Stacey Palmer (#10524)
Go behind the scenes and take a tour of Lyric Arts to learn about what it takes to but on a show! Topics covered will include stage lighting design and sound, set construction, costume design, and stage makeup.
YES…And?? – Improv and Comedy Sketch Writing Camp (#10513)
Wouldn’t it be great to NEVER be wrong? Well, in the world of Improv, you are ALWAYS right! Join us for this week-long intensive and learn the art of improv and comedy sketch writing. Each day will begin with improv techniques and games, and will focus on character and environment while creating on the “who, what, and where” of every scene. During the second part of each day, students will collaborate with their fellow students to create their own comedic sketches. Throughout the week, students will learn to improve their listening skills, think on their feet, and trust themselves and their partners.
The camp will conclude with an “Improv Night” on Friday, June 28 at 7pm – a chance to show off their improv skills and rehearsed original sketches!
Instructor: Michael Bruckmueller
Date: Monday-Friday, June 24-28, plus the performance on June 28 at 7pm
Commercial Acting (#10519)
People do theater for the love of it. People do commercials to pay the bills! In this class, students will learn basic film terms, learn the differences from acting on stage to acting on film, and work from actual commercial scripts. Students will also have the opportunity to be constructively critiqued by professional Kym Chambers-Otto.
Instructor: Kym Chambers-Otto
Date: Tuesday-Friday, June 25-28
Triple Threat: All That Jazz (#10517)
Choreographer Bob Fosse changed the course of Broadway musicals with his distinctive style of dance. It’s not only Broadway that has been changed – many performers such as Beyonce and Michael Jackson incorporated Fosse’s style into their routines. Fosse’s style is deceptively simplistic; however it takes much training to perform it correctly. Come learn choreography from favorites like: “Nowadays/The Hot Honey Rag” (from Chicago) “Steamed Heat” (from The Pajama Game), and “Big Spender” (from Sweet Charity). This class is a must for anyone interested in pursuing musical theater! Want a challenge? Register for the Intensive Choreography Session below as well!
Instructor: Kate Beahen
Date: Monday-Friday, July 15-19
Triple Threat: All That Jazz –Intensive Choreography Session (#10518) - for Triple Threat: All That Jazz students
Challenge yourself in this hour-long intensive dance session, when students will learn an extra Fosse dance for the final presentation! This is an extension of the Triple Threat – All That Jazz class. Therefore, students must be taking the Triple Threat – All That Jazz class in order to register.
Instructor: Kate Beahen
Date: Monday-Thursday, July 15-19
Theater Audition Camp (#10516)
This camp is all about you! Students will prepare for their upcoming fall high school or college entrance auditions, with experienced theater professionals Kym Chambers-Otto and Nickie Hill. Instructors will individualize the camp based on students’ specific needs and the upcoming auditions they are preparing for. Students will leave this camp with everything needed to successfully audition: both a prepared contemporary and classical monologue, a 16-measure ballad and up-tempo audition piece, a professional headshot, and a resume. Students will also learn how to master a dance call and will perform “mock” auditions and will receive evaluations from area theater professionals. This intensive week is a must for anyone who is serious about the performing arts!
Instructors: Kym Chambers-Otto and Nickie Hill
Date: Monday-Friday, July 29-August 2
Fill out our online Workshop Registration Form or contact Cassandra Proball at 763-433-2510, ext. 106.
***Note: Registration for classes must happen at least 3 days prior to workshop. Workshops may be canceled if there is insufficient enrollment.***
Register for 2 or more classes at one time and receive a 10% discount off the total!