Youth Theatre Classes

Youth-classesAsheville Community Theatre offers Youth Production Classes for K-12 students interested in learning the ins and outs of participating in a big production and specialized classes like Broadway Bootcamp and Youth Improv. Both types of classes offer a performance component at the end of the series.
We will announce our 2017-18 classes this spring.

 


 

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

This new dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into an exciting and never-to-be-forgotten world. This story of love, faith, courage and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life. Directed by Bradshaw Call.

Rehearsals: January 10-March 2, 2017; Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30-6:00 pm
Tech: March 6-16, 2017; Mondays – Thursdays 4:30-6:30 pm
Performances: March 17-19, 2017
Ages 7-14
Note: Tech rehearsals and performances will take place at the Belk Theatre on the UNC Asheville campus.

The cost for the class is $300.00

Three performances will be held at the Belk Theatre on the UNC Asheville campus. The performance schedule is March 17, 2017 at 7:30 pm and March 18-19, 2017 at 2:30 pm.

Note: The Lion, the Witch and Wardrobe Registration is FULL. 

 


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Shrek Jr.

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It’s a “big bright beautiful world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family. Directed by Marci Bernstein.

Rehearsals: February 13-April 5, 2017; Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30-6:00 pm
Tech: April 10-20, 2017; Mondays – Thursdays 4:30-6:30 pm
Performances: April 21-23, 2017
Ages 10-17
Note: Tech rehearsals and performances will take place at the Belk Theatre on the UNC Asheville campus.

The cost for the class is $300.00

Three performances will be held at the Belk Theatre on the UNC Asheville campus. The performance schedule is April 21, 2017 at 7:30 pm and April 22-23, 2017 at 2:30 pm.

Note: Shrek, Jr. Registration is FULL.

 


 

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Broadway Bootcamp

For ages 12-17

Our popular class that spotlights the fabulous world of Broadway. You’ll learn good audition technique, how to play to your strengths, how to build an actor’s resume and learn appropriate theatre etiquette. Also on board will be a seasoned Musical Director and Choreographer to improve your singing, dancing and acting techniques so you can be a real “triple threat.” The finale of this class will be a cabaret style of weekend performances featuring all class participants in a Broadway showcase featuring solos, duets, trios and company numbers from the musical theatre songbook! Directed by Mark Jones.

The cost for the class is $250.00

Spring 2017 Dates

Class/Rehearsal Schedule:
Saturday, March 18 from 10:00 am-Noon in 35below
Saturday, March 25 from 10:00 am-Noon in 35below
Saturday, April 1 from 12:30-2:30 pm in 35below
Saturday, April 8 from 12:30-2:30 pm in 35below
Saturday, April 15 from 12:30-2:30 pm in 35below
Saturday, April 22 from 12:30-2:30 pm in 35below
Saturday, April 29 from 10:00 am-Noon in 35below
Saturday, May 6 from 12:30-2:30 pm in 35below
Saturday, May 13 from 12:30-2:30 pm in 35below
Saturday, May 20 from 12:30-2:30 pm in 35below

Tech Week: Monday, May 22 – Thursday, May 25 from 6:00-9:00 pm at UNC Asheville
Shows: Friday, May 26 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, May 27th at 2:30 pm at UNC Asheville

Register Now!


Youth Improv

For ages 10-15

This workshop series will include instruction on improv skills, including character development, connecting in scenes, “Yes and…” acceptance technique, and building the beginning, middle, and end of a scene with a problem and solution. We will play a variety of fun improv games, including Freeze, Murder Mystery, Props, Styles, ABC game, Changing Channels, Survivior, and Slide Show. Some of the games will be similar to the show, Whose Line it Anyway? The last 20 minutes of each workshop will be open for parents to watch a mini improv show to demonstrate the games and skills learned during each workshop.

Taught by Chris Martin who has directed over 30 youth productions in Asheville. He studied adult improv and he was part of an improv troupe called the Oxymorons for 3 years. He has taught youth improvisation and creative drama classes for students ages 4-16 for over 15 years. He is a local kindergarten teacher at Johnston Elementary School and he has taught elementary school for over 15 years, integrating creative drama and improvisation into his teaching. He currently directs A Gaggle of Giggles, his own Asheville youth improv troupe who perform at The Hop North once a month. He holds a Masters degree in Theatre Education and K-12 Theatre Arts Teaching Licensure from UNC-Greensboro.

Winter Workshop Sessions:
Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cost for each Saturday session is $15 ($10 for an additional sibling). For all three Saturdays, the cost is $35 ($30 for an additional sibling).

Register Now!


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Theatre 101 for Kids 

Check back soon for upcoming dates!

All the basics are covered in this “let’s give this theatre thing a try!” introductory class. Hope to see you there!


To register for class contact Waylon Wood at 828-254-1320 or at waylon@ashevilletheatre.org. He is in the office from 10am until 4pm Tuesdays – Fridays.