KIDS MUSIC THEATRE
WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY & SATURDAY
Our Kids Music Theatre programs are a fun-filled introduction to the world of music theatre! For the active, creative child who loves to express themselves through music and movement. Classes will involve drama games, ensemble music and beginner dance, culminating in a final showcase performance in our studio theatre. The final performance will be held at the end of the term showcasing the students in excerpts from a musical.
Our Fall 2018 classes will perform excerpts from the Disney hit Newsies, following a thrilling story about kids standing up for what’s right and making friends along the way! Filled with fun songs and exciting movement, Newsies is sure to capture hearts, and “Seize the Day”!
Wednesdays: 5:15-6:15pm – September 5- December 19
Thursdays: 4:45-5:45pm – September 6 – December 20
Saturdays: 9:45-10:45am – September 8 – December 15
Loosely based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale “The Brementown Musicians”, Bremen Rock City follows the story of Jack, a guitar-shredding donkey, who escapes from his boring life on the farm to pursue his dream of becoming a rock star. Jack forms a band called The Strays, which includes Duke, a hopelessly muzzled dog who drums like Neil Peart; the artistic and sardonic cat, Lex, who plays a fierce bass; and meek baby chicken Shelley, with the riff‐tastic voice of an angelfish. The Strays are headed to Bremen Rock City, where music legends are born! But Jack soon gets swept up in the world of free snacks, hugs, and rock and roll, and must decide what’s more important: fame or friendship.
An original Canadian musical by Colleen Dauncey, Akiva Romer-Segal, and Sara Farb!
Wednesdays: January 9th – March 27th
Thursdays: January 10th – March 28th
Saturdays: January 12th – March 30th
A $30 Annual Registration Fee will also be added upon your first registration for the year, on checkout. Please note that HST will be added upon checkout.
Check out the trailer from our youth troupes’ production of Bremen Rock City
What We Provide
- A small classroom environment for optimal learning
- Qualified, enthusiastic instructors
- A state-of-the-art facility equipped with professional sound and lighting
- Scripts and sheet music
- Costumes and props
- Dress rehearsal and performance for friends and family
- A fun-filled experience!
- Fundamentals of vocal performance – varying rhythms and dynamics, musical phrase, performance posture
- Using imaginations to become characters, relate & react to other characters
- Understanding of theatrical conventions: areas of the stage, maintaining character
- Focus and presence
- Line memorization
- Collaborative scene creation
- Simple movement – dynamics, direction, mirroring
Sample Kids Schedule
Week 1: Meet your instructors, and your new friends! In our first class, we learn about our fellow performers, and receive show materials to take home.
Weeks 2-4: We work on our performance skills through drama games, vocal exercises, and movement activities, along with learning the songs we’ll be performing for our friends. We also practice our songs and lines at home so we can be prepared for the show!
Weeks 5-8: We begin to stage our performance, matching our music with movement and characters, using the techniques we’ve learned. We work together and contribute our ideas to create an original performance.
Week 9: Dress rehearsal! We try on our costumes and practice our final performance before the audience arrives.
Week 10: Show time! With lights, props, and costumes, we show our friends and family what we’ve learned in an ensemble performance featuring highlights from a popular musical. Students perform in our state-of-the-art Zlotnik Studio Theatre, with professional lighting and sound, and live piano accompaniment.