Ages 8 and up
Rehearsals: Saturdays (March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 27, May 4; plus Sunday, April 14)
9am – 3pm each day
Tech week: Monday -Thursday, May 6-9 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 10 at 7pm; Saturday, May 11 at 2pm & 7pm; Sunday, May 12 at 2pm
Tuition: $310 (includes cast t-shirt & two complimentary show tickets)
Aesop’s fables have never been presented in a more hilarious and clever format, sure to entertain audiences of all ages! Our play begins as young Aesop explains to the audience about his problem of constantly hearing annoying voices in his head, which come to life as hysterical characters onstage that only Aesop (and your audience!) can see and hear. With the resentful Fox, the egomaniac Hare, the sluggish Tortoise, the zen-like Grasshopper and the Aunt (yes, his mother’s sister!) and many more, Aesop can hardly think straight, so his parents take him to the doctor. Freaking out with frustration, Aesop wields a cane at the poor old doc, who’s bent on sending the young slave away to the loony bin. Goddess Hera and her hen-pecked husband Zeus intervene by sending the muse Daphinity down to help Aesop take control of the characters in his head. She convinces him that the only way to freedom is to let the characters out and share them with the world. Prompted by his master, Aesop’s stories come alive onstage, but the master remains unimpressed until Aesop can tell him what the tales mean.
Jam-packed with clever dialogue, mad-cap action and modern, uproarious twists, Aesop’s Foibles retells the fables like you’ve never quite heard them before and offers a heart-warming surprise ending to wrap up the play the way Aesop would’ve like it… with a meaningful moral!
Ages 13 and up
Sundays: March 17, 24; Sunday Rehearsals 1pm-5pm
Fridays: March 29, April 5, 12, 26, May 3, 5; Friday Rehearsals 5pm-8pm
Extra Rehearsal times (if needed): Monday May 13- Wednesday May 15
You may or may not be called for every rehearsal date depending on which scenes and songs you are in. You will be given a rehearsal schedule once songs/scenes are assigned. Conflicts are due March 17
Tech week: Monday- Wednesday, May 20- 22 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 24 at 7pm; Saturday, May 25 at 2pm & 6pm
Tuition: $160 (includes cast t-shirt & two complimentary show tickets
With songs and scenes from popular musicals like Into the Woods, Dear Evan Hansen, Heathers, Hamilton, Rent, Les Miserables, Songs for a New World, Waitress, and Matilda; come audition for YAAL’s first Revue! Each member will get the chance to sing, dance, and act through some of the most popular songs of the last two decades. The Cabaret will consist of solos, duets, trios, and ensemble numbers, assigned based on auditions.
**For your Audition please prepare a 30 second excerpt from any popular musical
Ages 10 and up
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!
Tuesdays, March 19-April 30 (demonstration on April 30 at 6:30)
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Advanced Improv (Prerequisite- must have completed 2 Improv classes with YAAL)
Wednesdays, March 20-May 1, (demonstration on April 30 at 7:00)
Ages 10 and up
Instructor: Fred Vogel
A fun introduction to advanced acting techniques such as memorization, script analysis, and character development. Throughout this course students will learn to utilize their body and voice in a healthy way as they dive deep into the thoughts, emotions, and actions of a character.
Thursdays, March 21-May 2
6:00pm – 7:00pm