z  3rd STAGE PRODUCTION CLASS for K4-5th     

This class is by audition only!

There will be MANDATORY Parent Meetings on either Tues, Jan 14 or Wed, Jan 15 from 5-6:30pm for anyone who is not a veteran parent of 3rd Stage.  A chance to determine if 3rd Stage is right for your child and to explain the commitment expectations and goals of the class. The instructor will also review what the audition will consist of and hand-out the paperwork that needs to be filled out for the audition. It does not matter which day you choose to attend. The audition form you fill out will allow you to indicate your child’s preferred class day.

Auditions EITHER Tues, Jan 28 or Wed, Jan 29 from 5-6:30pm

The class will meet on either Tues or Wed (pending casting) from 5-6:30pm each week,

Feb 11th/12th thru performances the weekend of May 22nd & 23rd

Audition Info The audition will consist of a 1-hour test drive class in which students will be guided through introductory acting exercises that will include following: directions, stage areas, vocal projection and characterization. No reading is involved for this audition.  All auditionees will need to bring a non-returnable photo, and fill out an audition form with schedule conflicts noted – just like a regular MainStage audition.  You will indicate on the audition form your preference for class day of week (Tues or Wed or Either).

Cast List will be announced Tues, Feb 4th.

Class Info 3rd Stage is an opportunity for experienced younger actors to realize the hard work that goes into being “up there.”  Stories are adapted for a fully produced weekend run.  The age range allows elementary aged students to tackle character roles while younger actors create an ensemble experience.

Students participate in a Test Drive Audition before regular session classes begin. This less stressful way of auditioning gives the director and crew a better understanding of how actors work together and take direction.  Actors will then be invited to take the class as a pre-cast participant.

Tuition is $255– payable after casting is announced

If a student is not invited into the class, they will be able to enroll in one of our regular semester classes.

Students embark on the rehearsal process creating characters and making acting choices guided by the directors, Traysie Amick and Andee Atkins. In addition, they will see young artists take on backstage and production roles, discover techniques and activities that are useful during “down-time” at rehearsal, and build a group of kindred partners with one objective: tell a great story!

Parents also have the opportunity to see how a child handles a heavier schedule.  They become familiar with new theatre jargon and get an inside look at the demands and expectations of “tech rehearsals.”  Everybody learns!

We ask that students have completed at least 3 classes of theatre instruction.  At least one of these needs to be Exploration or Process Acting from SCCT. Students who are cast will need to attend class consistently—absences and tardies are strongly discouraged as it impacts the whole class!

Classes will meet

Feb 11 or 12

Feb 18 or 19

Feb 25 or 26

March 3 or 4

March 10 or 11

March 17 or 18

March 24 or 25

March 31 or April 1

April 7 or 8

SKIP WEEK   April 14 & 15

April 21 & 22

April 28 & 29

May 5 & 6

May 12 & 13

Put together rehearsal for both casts will be Sun, May 17th – mid-afternoon/early evening

Tech rehearsals for both casts, (Mon-Thur) May 18, 19, 20 & 21 from 4:30-6:30pm

Performances Fri, May 22nd at 5pm and Sat, May 23rd at 11am, 1pm & 2:30pm

3rd Stage Mentors/Tech Crew for Grades 5-12 – please contact Traysie Amick [email protected] if you are interested in assisting this class each week all the way through the performances.  Mentors come 30 minutes prior to the actual class time (so 4:30 on either Tues or Wed) to help prepare material for the class start at 5pm.  You will act as a mentor to the younger students during the rehearsal process (help with writing down blocking, developing character, rehearsing lines, etc) and become the full run crew for the tech rehearsals and performances.  There is no cost for this learning experience, but YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE TO COMMIT TO THE WHOLE SEMESTER with minimal expected absences (none allowed during tech/performances). (Studio B students — mentoring covers your class assisting AND tech hours requirements.)

Dates & Times

  • 3rd Stage
    January 28, 2020 - May 23, 2020
    5:00 pm
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Venue:   SCCT Temporary Headquarters

1200 Pendleton Street, Greenville, South Carolina, 29611