Our tween programs help young actors move to the next level, focusing on specific skill sets and exploring various topics that will help students round out their acting skills. Students will learn to exercise their creativity, think outside the box, and challenge themselves in all areas of their performance. All levels of actors are welcome!
Students should wear comfortable shoes (no flip flops or clogs) and bring a water bottle and snack (peanut free please!) 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.
Triple Threat: Hairspray! (#10514)
Do you want to be one of the “Nicest Kids in Town?” Come dance with us! Students will hone their musical theater skills and learn what it takes to be a true triple threat, while learning music, dances, and scenes from the musical Hairspray. Students will rehearse a final performance for the last day of class, performed on the Main Street Stage. Want a challenge? Register for the Intensive Choreography Session below as well!
Instructor: Kate Beahen
Date: Monday-Thursday, June 17-20
Triple Threat: Hairspray! –Intensive Choreography Session (#10515) - for Triple Threat: Hairspray students
Challenge yourself in this hour-long intensive dance session, when students will learn an extra dance from Hairspray for the final presentation! This is an extension of the Triple Threat: Hairspray! class. Therefore, students must be taking the Triple Threat: Hairspray class in order to register.
Instructor: Kate Beahen
Date: Monday-Wednesday, June 17-19
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, performed on the Main Street Stage!
Instructor: Michael Bruckmueller
Date: Monday-Friday, June 24-28, plus the performance on June 28 at 7pm
ISO Tweens! (#10512)
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “To be great is to be misunderstood.” Don’t be misunderstood anymore! We’re listening and we’re here to help. Come “LOL” with us, and help us create a theatrical performance that encompasses and explains today’s “teen experience.” Students will work with theater professionals to create a concept, write the script, choose songs to include in the show, rehearse, and finally perform the show for friends and family. Join us…it’s going to be GR8! B4N!
Instructor: Kym Chambers Otto
Date: Monday-Friday, July 15-19
Be a Broadway Popstar: Whip Into Shape! (#10525)
Learn what it takes to be a Broadway star and be ‘whipped into shape’ in this fun and energetic class! With the help of pop songs from Broadway shows such as Legally Blonde, The Wedding Singer, and Rock of Ages, students will spend the first part of each day learning dance and vocal warm-ups that they can use before any performance. The second part of the class will be focusing on one of those songs and preparing a musical theater number to perform on the last day of class.
Instructor: Kate Beahen
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!