Theatre Classes

No matter the experience, there's a class for every child.

Join us this Spring for Theatre Classes and our Spring Production…. A PLAY!

OUR NEXT PRODUCTIONS……

A Night at the Wax Museum

The hysterical meets the historical in this comic romp through the wackiest wax museum in history!

School’s out for summer, but not for six unlucky students who don’t know much about history — they have to re-take the class in summer school.  First year teacher Heather Fairchild has arranged for them to help her two aunts set up a new wax museum as a class project.  Though the students’ eyes glaze over with boredom, there’s a twinkle in the wax figures’ eyes when a mysterious incantation from the back of Cleopatra’s bracelet brings them to life!  King Henry VIII finds himself smitten with Cleopatra, making his queen, Anne Boleyn, furious.  If she can just not lose her head, John Adams is there to serve as her divorce attorney!  When Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, Blackbeard and a bevy of lady pirates show up, everybody’s out for one thing — treasure!  Supposedly, there’s a mighty valuable one hidden in the museum!  It’s a wild goose chase to find it, with a greedy museum landlord and her bumbling son joining in the mad search.  And why is Lizzie Borden lurking in the shadows, since the aunts say they never had a wax figure of her?!  Join the hilarious fun as treasure-hungry outlaws, pirates and royalty mount the greatest siege since Vicksburg!

Wax historical in this mad-cap comedy adventure where the magic of history comes alive…  literally!

Rehearsals: Saturdays (March 21, 28, April 4, 18, 25, May 2; plus Sunday, April 26)
9am – 4pm each day **NEW EXTENDED HOURS**

Tech week: Monday -Thursday, May 4th-7th from 4:45 – 8:30pm. Tech week is MANDATORY. If a cast member does not appear for a tech week rehearsal, his or her role may be recast.

Performances: Friday,  May 8th at 7pm; Saturday, May 9th at 2pm & 7pm; Sunday, May 10th at 2pm & 6pm

Tuition: $350 (includes cast t-shirt, cast member yard sign, & two complimentary show tickets)

REGISTER FOR A NIGHT AT THE WAX MUSEUM

Pint- Sized Players

Ages 5-7

Tuition $125

Taught by Charisa Ramsey

Monday evenings, 6:00pm – 7:00pm

March 16th-April 27th

Join us at YAAL for a Creative Drama class for our youngest of actors!!

Each week our Pint-Sized Players will develop their self-expression through drama activities, puppetry, and storytelling. It might just look like fun and games; however, students will expand self-awareness, think independently, improve communication skills, build social awareness, work cooperatively, and most importantly build self confidence and develop their imagination.

Students will also gain a basic understanding of aspects of theatre through director led games and activities.

Registration limited to 12 students

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Pirates of Penzance- Musical Theatre Class

Ages 8 and up

Tuition: $175

Adapted from Gilbert & Sullivan’s classic musical. Frederic plans to give up life as a pirate on his 21st birthday and marry Mabel, daughter of Major-General Stanley.  Alas, it is discovered that he was born in a leap year…  February 29th to be exact.  As birthdays go, he is only four and will not reach his 21st birthday for 66 years.  When all seems lost, the pirate crew discovers they are peers of the realm, and they give up life on the high seas to settle down as gentlemen.

The score includes wonderfully singable versions of the classic songs, including “I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General” and “Poor Wandering One.”

Rehearsals on Tuesday evenings, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

March 17th-April 28th, & Monday May 11th

Performance May 12 at 7pm

Registration limited to 20 actors

REGISTER FOR PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Improv Acting

Ages 10 and up

Tuition: $125

Instructor:  Christina Docter

We will focus on the skills of improvisation: team-building, trust, speed, status, active listening, and agreement. Whether you want to be funny on stage, or a more effective communicator, listener, and leader off stage – this course will educate and entertain at the same time. STUDENTS WILL WORK WITH ENSEMBLE, ENVIRONMENT, AND OBJECT WORK. Expect a lot of fun and laughing!

Beginning Improv

Wednesdays, March 18th- April 29th (demonstration on April 29th at 6:30)

6:00pm – 7:00pm

REGISTER FOR BEGINNING IMPROV

Advanced Improv (Prerequisite- must have completed 2 Improv classes with YAAL)

Wednesdays, March 18th- April 29th (demonstration on April 29th at 7:45)

7:15pm – 8:15pm

**If you are an Advanced Improv Student and you would also like to take the Beginning class (for more practice), you can do so for 50% of the tuition price of the beginner class.  Please email info@yaal.org for a coupon code for registration.

REGISTER FOR ADVANCED IMPROV

Musical Theatre Audition Class

Ages 8 and up

Tuition $175

Thursday evenings, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

March 19th-April 30th

Each week in this class, actors will be taught a song from a popular Broadway production and choreography to that song.  They will also be given sides to read/rehearse from the same musical.  At the end of each class actors will audition for a part in the musical and be cast!

Each week is a different musical that they will learn the song, choreography, and be “cast” in.  Actors will learn valuable choreography skills and audition skills that will help them in future auditions.

Registration limited to 20 students

REGISTER FOR MUSICAL THEATRE AUDITION CLASS

CURRENTLY AT YAAL- WINTER 2020

Director: Christina Docter

Rehearsals: Saturdays (January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22; plus Sunday, January 26)
9am – 4pm each day **NEW EXTENDED HOURS**

Tech week: Monday -Thursday, February 24th-27th from 4:45 – 8:30pm. Tech week is MANDATORY. If a cast member does not appear for a tech week rehearsal, his or her role may be recast.

Performances: Friday, February 28th at 7pm; Saturday, February 29th at 2pm & 7pm; Sunday, March 1st at 2pm & 6pm

Tuition: $350 (includes cast t-shirt, cast member yard sign, & two complimentary show tickets)

Registration FULL

If you are still interested, please email info@yaal.org to be put on the wait list

Sherlock Meets the Phantom- Theatre Class

Ages 8 and up

Tuition: $175

The Virginia City Opera House is on the verge of complete ruin!  The sinister “Phantom” has been terrifying the performers by climbing the walls and swinging from the scenery.  Only one man can solve the bizarre goings-on, the world famous master detective — Sherlock Holmes!  The fantastic (and hilarious) aspects of the case intrigue Sherlock.  Could the Phantom be the mysterious “Chiquita Banana,” or could it be an irate composer who, after submitting “I’ll Take You Home Again, Kathleen, ’Cause The Avocado Dip Has Turned You Green” was fired from the theatre?  Only you and Sherlock Holmes can decide!

Rehearsals on Tuesday evenings, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

January 7th-February 18th, & Monday March 2nd

Performance March 3rd  at 7pm

Registration limited to 14 actors

REGISTER FOR SHERLOCK MEETS THE PHANTOM

Improv Acting

Ages 10 and up

Tuition: $125

Instructor:  Christina Docter

We will focus on the skills of improvisation: team-building, trust, speed, status, active listening, and agreement. Whether you want to be funny on stage, or a more effective communicator, listener, and leader off stage – this course will educate and entertain at the same time. STUDENTS WILL WORK WITH ENSEMBLE, ENVIRONMENT, AND OBJECT WORK. Expect a lot of fun and laughing!

Beginning Improv

Wednesdays, January 8th- February 19th (demonstration on February 19th at 6:30)

6:00pm – 7:00pm

REGISTER FOR BEGINNING IMPROV

Advanced Improv (Prerequisite- must have completed 2 Improv classes with YAAL)

Wednesdays, January 8th- February 19th (demonstration on February 19th at 7:45)

7:15pm – 8:15pm

**If you are an Advanced Improv Student and you would also like to take the Beginning class (for more practice), you can do so for 50% of the tuition price of the beginner class.  Please email info@yaal.org for a coupon code for registration.

REGISTER FOR ADVANCED IMPROV

Musical Theatre Class

Ages 8 and up

Tuition $125

Instructor: Rachel Vigil

Description coming soon!!

Thursday evenings, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

January 9th-February 20th, Showcase on February 20th at 7pm

Does your child LOVE musical theatre? If they do, then this class is for them! Dance is an integral part of musical theatre which is why YAAL is proud to offer a musical theatre focused 7 week dance workshop. Mixing fun musical theatre songs with dance vocabulary and basic technique, this workshop gives children a chance to dip their toes into dance in a fun, relaxed way. Culminating in a short performance for friends and family, this class includes mock dance auditions, flexibility exercises and dance inspired games. Space is limited so sign up now and join us. We can’t wait to see you there!

Registration limited to 20 students

REGISTER FOR MUSICAL THEATRE

MELK Improv Troupe Auditions:

Winter/Spring Auditions February 16, 5:00pm-6:00pm

The YAAL Improv Troupe is an elite audition troupe for Improv Acting.  Rehearsals will be Sunday evenings from 5:00-6:30.  It is required that you take one (or both) Wednesday night Improv acting classes while participating on the Troupe.  During Troupe rehearsal the Troupe Members will be fine tuning the fundamentals (that they learn in class) in order to independently host an Improv Show once a quarter.

The Troupe audition will consist of a panel of 3 experienced Improv coaches watching the actors participate in several Improv games to see how well they work together and problem solve in an Improv setting.  The maximum amount of members on the Troupe will be 12.

REGISTER FOR MELK AUDITIONS

"To be an actor you have to be a child." — Paul Newman