All Colors of the Spectrum – a class for kids with processing or developmental challenges – Grades 4 & up

This class is for all of those creative minds out there who may feel unsure that performance arts class is a good fit for their needs.  Though activities that are modified to allow for processing and developmental challenges we will explore many aspects of theatre arts.  A small class size ensures a setting for students to get more individual attention.  Instructors encourage parents and caregivers to provide information about behaviors, interests, and language that is commonly used in the home to create a safe and productive learning environment for each participant.

We begin with a focus on storytelling and collaboration.  This will allow us to devise original short sketches that will ultimately be performed by the end of our spring session.  Those who are comfortable with the idea of performing will be cast in leading roles.  Those who may need more time to warm up to being in front of an audience will have opportunities in supporting ensemble roles and technical theatre aspects so that we all work together to create an experience for an audience of family and friends to enjoy at the end of our Spring classes.

 

We are also offering some one-day workshops for this group if you’d like less of a commitment or just want to try it out. They’re listed on the Workshop Page.

 

The class meets for the whole year, but if space is available, we can pro-rate the tuition for a later add.

Thursdays from 1:30-2:30pm

FALL 2019 = 10 classes Tuition $100

Oct 10

Oct 17

Oct 24

Oct 31

Nov 7

Nov 14

Nov 21

(skip Nov 28)

Dec 5

Dec 12

Dec 19

(skip Dec 26 & Jan 2, 9, 16 & 23)

 

SPRING 2020 = 10 classes Tuition $100 (this will be listed with the Winter classes and payable in Jan/Feb 2020)

Jan 30

Feb 6

Feb 13

Feb 20

(skip Feb 27 – held for weather make-up if needed)

March 5

March 12

March 19

March 26

April 2

April 9 – final class

 

 

All Colors of the Spectrum — find this on the Workshop page to register

1-Day WORKSHOPs for Grades 2-6 = $20

Exploring theatre arts is an incredible way to work on communication skills, find creative outlets, and celebrate the world around us.  These one-day workshops allow students with special developmental and processing needs to try out various facets of theatre arts through games, discussion, and activities.  The small class-size will allow for instructors to give these curious minds individual attention and for the pace of the class to follow the needs of the group. This theatre arts series is an excellent opportunity to see if theatre is a viable outlet for your child’s creative impulses without the commitment of an ongoing class. Each workshop is a self-contained introduction to a specific theatre arts concept so participants can try one at any time and return to discover a new performance aspect whenever they please.

Sat, October 5 – 9:45-11:15am

Fri, November 22 – 4-5:30pm

 

All Colors of the Spectrum 1-Day WORKSHOPs for Grades 2-6

Exploring theatre arts is an incredible way to work on communication skills, find creative outlets, and celebrate the world around us.  These one-day workshops allow students with special developmental and processing needs to try out various facets of theatre arts through games, discussion, and activities.  The small class-size will allow for instructors to give these curious minds individual attention and for the pace of the class to follow the needs of the group. This theatre arts series is an excellent opportunity to see if theatre is a viable outlet for your child’s creative impulses without the commitment of an ongoing class. Each workshop is a self-contained introduction to a specific theatre arts concept so participants can try one at any time and return to discover a new performance aspect whenever they please.

Friday, November 22 – 4-5:30pm

Tell Me A Story Theatre

A chance for wee ones (Pre-K) to hear a favorite story read and acted out! The material may include audience participation segments or simple audience interaction. The performance will last no more than 30 minutes – perfect for young, wiggly patrons!

Traysie Amick, SCCT’s Principal Teaching Artist, brings her high energy and child-friendly interpretation of favorite children’s stories to you for a fun weekday performance.

$1 per person at the door with cash or check only. Reservations are not required.

*TMAS is not every Tuesday.

Group Bookings

Pre-school groups can call to reserve a space at our newly added 10:15 a.m. performance. To better accommodate groups (more than 5 people), we must receive a phone call in order to schedule a performance and prepare for your arrival.  The cost is the same per person ($1). Schedule your group today by calling Lauren Imhoff at (864) 235-2885 ext. 107 or emailing at [email protected]

We also offer Tell Me A Story To Go! for larger groups that would prefer for us to come to them!

A Charlie Brown Christmas

By Charles M. Schulz; Based on the Television Special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendleson; Stage Adaptation by Eric Schaeffer by Special Arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson

The Peanuts gang is celebrating the season – writing letters to Santa Claus, hanging decorations, addressing cards – and everyone in town is excited about Christmas. Everyone, that is, except Charlie Brown. For Charlie, the commercialization of this special holiday has become too much to bear.

When he’s named as the director of the annual Christmas play, he does his level best to bring the meaning of Christmas to the forefront, but meets with barriers at every turn. When it seems like all hope is lost, Charlie Brown is surprised to see the spirit of Christmas comes to life in his friends.

One of the most recognized and cherished stories of the Holiday season, A Charlie Brown Christmas reminds us all that there is only one true meaning of Christmas.

Most enjoyed by children, ages 3 and up.

Click here to purchase tickets!

Milk & Cookies with Santa!

Join us for a South Carolina Children’s Theatre holiday tradition! Our annual Milk and Cookies Event features live holiday storytelling by Principal Teaching Artist Traysie Amick, fresh milk and cookies* from Swamp Rabbit Cafe and a visit from the Jolly Old Elf himself!

Come dressed in your coziest pajamas and snuggle down to hear an animated reading of two Christmas classics:  “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and “The Polar Express.” After the children have enjoyed both stories and a treat*, they will take a short walk to see Santa Claus where he will share a little holiday joy and pose for pictures with your little ones! (Be sure to bring your camera, parents!)

This event will take place at the Salvation Army Kroc Center located at 424 Westfield Street, Greenville, SC 29601. You may park in the lot surrounding the building but know if the lot is full there is additional parking in the overflow lot located of South Hudson Street.

*Cow’s milk and nut-free cookies will be served to children only. If your child has additional food allergies, please bring appropriate cookie/dairy options with you.

* KIDS NIGHT OUT Fall 2019

If you’re in need of a date night, just drop the kids off at the South Carolina Children’s Theatre and let them enjoy a fun evening of their own! We’ll start the night with drama activities for a wide range of ages and experience levels, and then we’ll play crafts, enjoy a snack of milk and cookies* and snuggle down for the evening to watch a movie. Make sure they have their favorite blankets and pillows-we hope to have them in sleepy-mode by the time you pick them up.

*Standard supermarket cookies and regular milk will be provided.  Please supply your own snack if food allergies are a concern.

$25 per child ($20 for additional siblings) (No further discounts apply)


Jedi Padawans for K4-5th (Instructor: Mia Phillips)  Friday, Sept 20th  6pm – 10pm

‘Old School’ Lion King for K4-5th (Instructor: Mia Phillips)  Friday, Oct 18th  6pm – 10pm

Greatest Showman for K4-5th (Instructor: Mia Phillips)  Friday, Nov 8th  6pm – 10pm

Charlie Brown takes The Polar Express to visit The Grinch for K4-5th (Instructor: Mia Phillips)  Saturday, Dec 14 6pm – 10pm

Winter Break Workshops for K4-5th

So… Mom and Dad don’t have a vacation day even though your school does.  Come to SCCT and play with us!  Games and activities are designed to keep students engaged and entertained with exercises and activities used in our regular session classes exploring group problem solving, being seen and heard in front of an audience, areas of the stage, and character development, etc.  These classes are meant to engage the child in a group environment, but are also to allow the parent some guilt free time to get back to work. These classes are more general and aren’t themed per day, but will allow for a range of ages/interests and may also include craft time. Designed to keep excited kids active and having fun the days before school starts back. There will be no “sharing” for parents, just a bunch of socialization and interaction for the younger set.

All students must be able to use the bathroom as needed.  SCCT Teachers/Assistants will not change diapers. If your child is still in diapers, a parent/guardian must remain in the waiting area during class times.

Please provide a nut-free snack and beverage as well as a packed lunch for your child.

Thursday           January 2nd           8:30am till  3:00pm — Winter Break

Friday                 January 3rd           8:30am till  3:00pm — Winter Break

We must have a minimum of 6 students in order to hold the class.

z Advanced-level “STUDIO B ENSEMBLE” for 8th-12th

Continuing from Fall Semester–no new students are admitted for the Winter/Spring semester.

Only for pre-approved students who have tested and auditioned for the class. This class runs Sept-May

Due to the reduced tuition cost, Studio B Ensemble members will be required to assist with a lower-level class during the semester, so check the Week-At-A-Glance sheet for classes that will fit your schedule and email me ASAP—first come, first served—ie if you wait someone else will get the class you want—I will only schedule double assistants if the class enrollment # is high.

Prerequisite = a summer-long entrance process, only those pre-approved may register for this year-long class

 

Instructor: Betsy Bisson

Adult Acting

For those of you who are interested, we provide free acting workshops for adults—college-age and up.  Offered at no cost, but if you have time to put up posters, count fliers, organize costumes for us, etc—just do those things as you can — We’ll send out emails announcing our need, and if you can help, please do.

It’s a chance for beginners to seasoned actors to get together to learn more about acting, auditioning, the rehearsal process, monologue preparation and whatever the student has questions about.  Betsy Bisson is the Artistic/Education Director at SCCT and has 30 + years experience teaching acting.

The first three classes new students must attend in order to be assigned material to work on for the rest of the semester.  If you try to join the class mid-semester you will only be able to observe and critique as scenes & monologues will have already been assigned —the bulk of the formal teaching occurs in the beginning of the semester, later classes mainly consist of rehearsing material and performing for class for critique. We DO have an informal performance at the end of the semester (voluntary participation—you can elect not to perform), and friends and family are welcome to attend.  You are also welcome to just come and listen to lecture or participate in game/exercises and not perform, but the only way to learn to act is to actually go through the process (selecting material, doing the background character work, experimenting with physical and vocal characteristics, memorizing, developing intentions/obstacles, refining performance technique, receiving critiques, etc.)

We call it AA (cause no one can give you grief for going to an AA meeting) and it meets on Sunday evenings from 5:00-6:15ish pm.  The scheduling is dependent on building availability and the teacher’s schedule.

Class are held at SCCT Temporary Headquarters – 1200 Pendleton St, Greenville, SC 29611

https://goo.gl/maps/kVTqE9eQsU42

NEW STUDENTS — please register! — there are a limited number of spaces open for new students.  In order to be assigned a monologue, you need to attend all of the first 3 foundation classes or secure a note-taker for any absences and get the info from them before the next class

RETURNING STUDENTS – please email Betsy to let her know you’re coming back—don’t sign up thru this webpage, it’s so I can gather info about new students and if you sign-up here, you’ll reduce the # of spots open for them.

 

Winter/Spring 2020 Class Schedule—

Jan 12 – new students required attendance – foundation material covered

Jan 19 – new students required attendance – foundation material covered

Jan 26 – new students required attendance – foundation material covered

Feb 2 – add returning students who have completed one or more semesters of classes

Feb 9 – material assigned

Feb 16 – material assigned

Feb 23 – working material with peers

March 1 – working material with peers

March 8 – working material & perform for class

March 15 – working material & perform for class

March 22 – working material & perform for class

March 29 – working material & perform for class

April 5 – Class at regular time and 7pm Class Sharing – an informal performance of material

Frozen Adventures – Exploring the Characters through ACTING for 1st-5th or K3-1st

Get a taste of stardom and explore the process of theatre training through high-energy theatre games, improvisation and activities with very limited memorization required.  Create characters, explore dramatic interpretation of classic stories, learn lingo and challenge your imagination and expression.  Every class will include a variety of dramatic activities and training styles. Since there’s no play to rehearse, every class is fresh and exciting.

This semester we’ll be exploring the characters from FROZEN! – Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Sven & Olaf too!

Instructor: Lauren Wilson

If you’re child’s interest is in singing, check out…

SING! FROZEN & OTHER DISNEY for K5-3rd – Mondays from 5:15-6:15pm with Lauren Wilson, Jan 13-Feb 17

MUSICAL THEATRE – SING FROZEN for 2nd-6thThursdays from 4:15-5:15pm with Lauren & Chelsea, Jan 16-Feb 20

MUSICAL THEATRE — SING FROZEN for 2nd-6thThursdays from 5:30-6:30pm with Lauren & Chelsea,  Jan 16-Feb 20