THEATRE PRODUCTION CLASS
JAN - APRIL, 2021
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Our Theatre Production Class will teach novice and experienced actors and dancers all aspects of performing in a play production as we produce WHOSE PLAY IS IT ANYWAY?. During the first few weeks, students will learn the basics of auditioning, acting, characterization and scene blocking, as well as musical theatre dance basics and practice combinations. Through extensive script table reads, acting exercises and creating backstories, students will learn to enhance their characters with proper motivation and intent prior to blocking the show. The cast will also learn a full musical theatre prop and dance number for the play.
Students who would also like to prepare a song or play an instrument for a Pre-Show prior to the play performances are welcomed to audition. Those auditions will be held during class at a time/date tbd. Voice coaching by Lizzy Griffin is available to selected students for an additional fee.
THEATRE PLAY DESCRIPTION:
"WHOSE PLAY IS IT ANYWAY?!"
The Scuttleberry High School Beginning Theatre Class is preparing to do their spring play. Director Carmichael has a clever idea to combine the three fairy tales, “Three Little Pigs,” “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” and “Cinderella” into one mashed up play. Leona, an aspiring playwright with an over-zealous social conscious and an abundance of big words is constantly making script suggestions and edits that result in an already confused and uninterested theatre class. The budding actors don’t know if they’re telling the story of three pigs, three bears or a shoeless debutant. Somehow a cowboy, an 18th century maiden and Elvis get on stage and Ms. Carmichael can’t seem to get enough coffee to get her through to opening night. Will Cosette or Galinda get the lead? What is the lead role? What is the story?! And Whose Play Is It Anyway?
Here is a sample of some of the Cast of Characters in "WHOSE PLAY IS IT ANYWAY?!"
DIRECTOR CARMICHAEL: TEACHER OF THE SCUTTLEBERRY BEGINNING THEATRE CLASS. DRINKS A LOT OF COFFEE, IS MELODRAMATIC AND BECOMES FLUSTERED AND EXASPERATED AS SHE TRIES TO PRODUCE HER PLAY.
LEONA: WRITER WHO IS CONSTANTLY MAKING SUGGESTIONS AND EDITS TO THE PLAY. USES LOTS OF BIG WORDS AND EXPLANATIONS THAT MAKE NO SENSE. SHE WANTS TO SEE HER 'PLAY EXPERIMENT' ON STAGE. WEARS READING CLASSES ON A CHAIN AND CARRIERS HER WRITING NOTEBOOK.
COSETTE: DIVA ACTRESS WHO HAS BEEN THE LEAD IN ALL THE SCHOOL PLAYS AND NUMEROUS COMMUNITY THEATRE PRODUCTIONS. SHE THINKS SHE’S UBER TALENTED AND BETTER THAN EVERYONE ELSE. ALWAYS WEARS SUNGLASSES AND A BOA.
GALINDA: BUBBLY, VERY POPULAR ACTRESS WHO COMPETES WITH COSETTE FOR EVERY PART. ALWAYS WEARS A TIARA AND IS SUGARY SWEET AND EVERYBODY LOVES HER BECAUSE SHE IS SO POPULAR.
GINGER/MISTY/MARTHA: DANCER WHO CHANGES HER NAME PER THE STYLE OF DANCE SHE IS DOING (GINGER RODGERS/BALLROOM, MISTY COPELAND/BALLET, MARTHA GRAHAM/MODERN). SHE WANTS TO EDUCATE EVERYONE ON THE IMPORTANCE OF DANCE AND DESPERATELY WANTS A DANCE NUMBER IN THE PLAY.
LUCY: SNEAKY, SILLY STUDENT WHO LOVES CHOCOLATE AND WHOSE ONLY CONCERN IS TO EAT. SHE ALWAYS HAS A CHOCOLATE BAR.
MILLIE: ALWAYS RUNNING LATE AND HAS AN EXCUSE FOR EVERYTHING. SHE IS A WHINY VICTIM AND NEVER TAKES RESPONSIBILITY.
DARBY: PREFERS SPORTS AND IS ON EVERY SPORTS TEAM AT SCHOOL AND IN HER TOWN. SHE IS ONLY TAKING MS. CARMICHAEL’S CLASS BECAUSE SHE NEEDS THE CREDIT. HER ONLY GOAL IS TO GET THE PLAY OVER WITH SO THAT SHE CAN GO TO PRACTICE, THE GAME OR THE PLAYOFFS.
MAVIS: MONOTONE ACTRESS. NO MATTER WHAT PART SHE IS, SHE DELIVERS EVERY LINE VERY BORING, EVEN THOUGH SHE THINKS SHE IS EMOTING.
January 18 - April 20, 2021
Mondays & Tuesdays, 5:30 - 7:30pm (both days, all hours required)
*No class during Spring Break 3/8-9, unless due to Covid school is still occurring then we will have classes; if your child's break is a different week, please let us know and we'll accommodate.
Monday, January 26, 2021, during class
*All students will be cast
2 PERFORMANCE DATES & 1 DRESS & 1 PICK UP REHEARSALS: (all are required):
Friday, April 16, 2021 - Dress Rehearsal
SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2021 - PERFORMANCE (2 shows)
2:00p & 7:00p
@ Old Emmanuel Church, Pittsburg
Monday, April 20, 2021 - Pick Up Rehearsal
SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 2021 - PERFORMANCE (1 show)
@ Pittsburg Hot Link Festival, Downtown Pittsburg
TBD, Pittsburg, Texas
$375 - covers 56 hours of instruction, costumes, sets, props and venue
*payment may be made in full or monthly
*10% family discount for second family member
Ages 8 - 18
No prior training or experience necessary