Theatre Classes

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

Our Winter Musical

Ages 8 and up

 

Rehearsals: Saturdays (October 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, December 7; plus Sundays, November 3 and 24)
9am – 4pm each day **NEW EXTENDED HOURS**, NO REHEARSAL November 30

Tech week: Monday -Thursday, December 9-12 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, December 13 at 7pm; Saturday, December 14 at 2pm & 7pm; Sunday, December 15 at 2pm & 6pm

Tuition: $310 (includes cast t-shirt & two complimentary show tickets)

 

Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie JR.features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure.

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

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Winter Theatre Skills Classes We Offer

 

Death Aboard the Duchess- A Mystery Play

Ages 8 and up

Tuition: $175

Instructor:  Fred Vogel

Here’s a short, simple mystery that doesn’t take itself too seriously and offers engaging characters and fun twists.  The Duchess is the finest little ship to sail the silver seas.  As the travelers and crew prepare to depart on their ocean cruise, no one would expect a murderer to be among them.  When the esteemed alchemist, Dr. Grover Cadigan, goes overboard, it’s up to James Bumble, the lovable and clumsy deckhand to figure out who did it and why.  Was it the mean-spirited first mate Mr. Tibbons or the always calm Captain Cooper?  It couldn’t have been the demanding rich lady or her overworked butler.  How about the reporter running from her mistakes?  Maybe it was the newlywed couple or the beautiful lounge singer.  Whoever it was, Death Aboard the Duchess is sure to keep everyone guessing and laughing until the very end.

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

October 22- December 3 & Monday December 16

Performance December 17th at 7pm

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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,

October 23- December 4 (demonstration on December 4 at 6:30)
6:00pm – 7:00pm

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

Wednesdays, October 23- December 4 (demonstration on December 4 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.

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Our Fall Musical

“Oh, the thinks you can think” when Dr. Seuss’ best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper!

 

Ages 8 and up

Rehearsals: Saturdays (August 17, 24, 31, September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 9; plus Sunday, August 25)
9am – 4pm each day **NEW EXTENDED HOURS**

Tech week: Monday -Thursday, October 7-10 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, October 11 at 7pm; Saturday, October 12 at 2pm & 7pm; Sunday, October 13 at 2pm & 6pm

Tuition: $310 (includes cast t-shirt & two complimentary show tickets)

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.  Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.  Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”

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Fall Theatre Skills Classes We Offer

Prop Making & Set Design with Jacob!

Ages 10 and up

Tuition: $125

Instructor:  Jacob Lambert

In this class we will be exploring our creativity and learning how to make safe and functional props for use on the stage.  We will also be learning and applying proper techniques of set design AND the students will be able to help plan, design, and prepare the set for the performances of Seussical Jr.

Tuesdays, August 20-October 1
6:00pm – 7:00pm

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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, August 21-October 2 (demonstration on October 2 at 6:30)
6:00pm – 7:00pm

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

Wednesdays, August 21-October 2 (demonstration on October 2 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.

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Improv Troupe Audition: August 4 & August 11

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.

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Acting Up!

Ages 10 and up

Tuition: $125

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, August 22-October 3
6:00pm – 7:00pm

 

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