Classes and programs for the Spring 2021 season

Tiny Stars

Our Tiny Stars program, ages 4-6, teaches students the fundamentals of dance and voice.

Classes this Spring Season will meet weekly on FRIDAYS, from 4:00 to 4:50 pm, and will feature a virtual learning experience on ZOOM until further notice.

13-Week Course, beginning March 5th, 2021, through June 11th (No Class on April 2nd or May 28th due to Holiday Weekends).  Rehearsal at the Theater on the BIG STAGE (subject to Covid-19 restrictions being lifted) on Friday, June 18th at regular class time.  TINY STARS will be performing at Intermission of the 2 pm THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Matinee Show on Sunday, June 20th.

COST OF CLASS:  $390

Class instructed by Miss Katherine Robinson!

Twinkle Stars

Our Twinkle Stars, ages 5-7, continue their education on the fundamentals of dance and voice as the class works to develop more elements of musicality and movement for the next level.

Rehearsals are weekly on Tuesdays, 3:00 – 4:00pm. Start date is January 5, 2021. Classes through February 23, 2021.

COST OF CLASS:  $275

Class instructed by Miss McKenna Bisaha!

Brite Stars

Join our Brite Stars Cast (Ages 8 and up) as we tell the story of Moana!

With current state of COVID-19 and social-distancing – we will do all we can to make this a live on-stage experience. We have just come off a very successful season with Seussical Jr, and were able to pivot and provide a movie/soundtrack of the show – all done from home. We are now building on that skill set within the academy!

The cast rehearses are every Monday and Tuesday through production in early March. Monday rehearsals will be scheduled with small groups for scene study and professional filming. A commitment for both days is needed if you wish to audition for a feature role. Given where we are today with the state of COVID-19, things will be very fluid with regards to show dates. Although our hope is to perform this show live in early March, we will have to wait to see how the season plays out before we commit to a live production or a movie release. We will combine Zoom rehearsals with live rehearsals. Smaller groups will meet on Zoom and Live. We will keep the rehearsals fluid with specifics to be given one week before as we move through the season.

If you enroll, you must comply with CDC guidelines, as we navigate through the season. Classes will be held online through Zoom if unable to meet in person, until such time as we can gather.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 is first rehearsal, auditioning workshop and parent meeting. For more info – click one of the enroll buttons below!

Once auditions have begun, there will be no refunds.

INSTRUCTOR: Holly Bisaha

Shining Stars

For this 2021 Spring Season, our Shooting Stars and Rising Stars Group are combining to make a SHINING STARS group!  Enroll today to be part of the fun that is THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE!

AGES 11 to 18

Cost of Tuition:  $1425.00

Auditions begin Saturday, January 16th from 9:30 am to 5 pm.  FULL CAST is needed for the entire day of auditioning, and early script pickup will be available for those who pre-register.  Please bring a lunch.  CALLBACKS will occur on Thursday, January 21st from 6:15 to 9:30 pm.

Regular Rehearsals will be every Saturday from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm for Full Cast, and Thursdays from 6:15 to 9:30 pm for smaller numbers and scenes.  There will be no rehearsal called on February 13th and 18th, April 3rd and 8th, May 29th, or June 10th due to various school Holidays and Breaks.  Tech Rehearsals will occur June 13th-June 16th.

Four Performances

June 17th @ 7:30 pm
June 18th @ 7:30 pm
June 19th @ 7:30 pm
June 20th @ 2:00 pm

INSTRUCTOR:  JIMMY HIPPENSTIEL

Please Note:  Due to the ongoing uncertainties caused by the Covid-19 crisis, all details of this production are subject to change as we navigate the waters of this ever-changing world.  We appreciate your understanding and willingness to abide by all required safety standards and protocols.  As of now, this show is scheduled to be rehearsed in studio whenever possible, and fully masked as necessary.

Joining with Jimmy!

Every Wednesday, join Jimmy to study and learn more about the many facets of Musical Theater.  One week, you may learn and prepare a song or monologue, and the next you may stage a Production Number from a popular Broadway Musical.  You will discuss the audition process and learn about various renowned Musical Theater Directors and Choreographers.  Each week will feature a different activity or topic.  This is NOT a performance class, just a chance to get together and share your like-minded passion for all things Musical Theater with your peers!  This will be a planned In Studio class with all safety precautions taken as necessary until the world dictates otherwise.

Ages 10 to 18

13-Week Course, all Wednesdays in March, April, and May from 4:30-6:30 pm.

Cost of Class:  $420.00

INSTRUCTOR:  JIMMY HIPPENSTIEL

The Principles of Acting

This semester we will be working on both contemporary and classical pieces and continuing our journey of the principles and foundations of acting. MTA resident acting coach Deborah Mathews will teach you how to become more present in your characters wants and needs.

12-Week Course meeting on Saturdays in February, March, and April from 2:30-5:30 pm. Classes begin on February 6th, 2021.  Classes will meet In Studio and follow all suggested safety standards.                                                                                                               

COST OF CLASS:  $480.00

INSTRUCTOR: Deborah Mathews

Drawing CharACTors with JawKnee

Learn how to draw CharACTors with JawKnee! Johnny comes to us with a Bachelor’s degree from LCAD in Illustration and Graphic Design. Join us as we learn the fundamentals of figure drawing and expressive character development. Supplies needed: sketch book, colored pencils in all colors, tablet (optional).

Classes are on Zoom Thursday’s, starting January 7, 2021 through February 25, 2021.

COST OF CLASS:  $270

INSTRUCTOR: Johnny Bisaha

Dancing with McKenna

Join McKenna as she teaches you the basics of musical theater dance! Get ready to perfect your dance skills, stay healthy, and learn a new combination from a hit musical each week! You won’t want to miss out on a class like this!

Classes are on Zoom Friday’s, starting January 8, 2021 from 4:00-5:00pm through February 26, 2021.

*** There must be a minimum of (4) enrolled in the class in order to provide session.

COST OF CLASS:  $270

INSTRUCTOR: McKenna Bisaha