Winter Classes 2023 | Grades 1-6

Ages 3-6Grades 1-6Grades 6-12Acting for Adults

 

 

 

Arctic Acting Adventures | 1st-5th

Mondays, Jan 9-Feb 20 (skip MLK Day, Jan 16) | 6:30 – 7:30 PM | Molly Grey Davis | $85
Tuesdays, Jan 10-Feb 14 | 4:15 – 5:15 PM | Lexie West | $85
Tuesdays, Jan 10-Feb 14 | 5:15 – 6:15 PM | Molly Grey Davis | $85
Wednesdays, Jan 11-Feb 15 | 4:15 – 5:15 PM | Molly Grey Davis | $85
Saturdays, Jan 14-Feb 18 | 11:00 AM – Noon | Lexie West | $85

Do you want to build a snowman? Or ride a sled or explore a snow cave? Or maybe go through the Wardrobe to visit the magical land of Narnia? Develop acting skills while exploring characters and themes from popular children’s books/movies set in a wintery landscape. Tacky the Penguin, Polar Bears, Aslan & Tumnus, Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Sven & Kristoff are waiting to make friends and have new adventures with you!

Though there is no “sharing” at the end of this mini-mester, we will still be working on all the standard acting exercises, performance skills and terminology while exploring the world of the Arctic in an interactive environment.


Hogwarts Holiday | 1st-5th

Mondays, Jan 9-Feb 20 (skip MLK Day, Jan 16) | 4:15 – 5:15 PM | Mia Phillips | $85
Wednesdays, Jan 11-Feb 15 | 4:00 – 5:00 PM | Mia Phillips | $85

Your invitation to Hogwarts has arrived! Develop acting skills while exploring characters and themes from J. K. Rowling’s wildly popular HARRY POTTER books.  Learn to wield a wand, pick teams for Quidditch, avoid Boggarts and Dementors while exploring the world of Hogwarts and Hogsmeade.  Though there is no “sharing” at the end of this mini-mester, we will still be working on all the standard acting exercises, performance skills and terminology while exploring the world of Harry Potter in an interactive environment.  Students are invited to wear their robes.  We will make practice paper wands on the first day of class.


Acting & Audition Prep | 1st-5th

Thursdays, Jan 12-Feb 16 | 4:00 – 5:00 PM | Anna Bowman | $85

A chance to understand the audition process in a classroom setting so you can be prepared for what directors seek.  All the standard acting exercises will be used so performance skills are honed, but the students will also be working on memorizing short poems or monologues that can be used for auditions and learning to present with confidence.

Though there is no official “sharing” at the end of this mini-mester, we will still be working on all the standard acting exercises, performance skills and terminology.  If the teacher elects to record the audition material at the end of the semester—we will send you a recorded link of your student’s audition piece.


Sing! Disney Favorites | K4-3rd

Mondays, Jan 9-Feb 20 (skip MLK Day, Jan 16) | 5:15 – 6:15 PM | Molly Grey Davis | $85 Sold out! Email Jill to be added to the wait list.
Wednesdays, Jan 11-Feb 15 | 5:30 – 6:30 PM | Molly Grey Davis | $85 Sold out! Email Jill to be added to the wait list.

Is your child always singing and dancing around your home? Let’s channel that creative energy with SING! We will learn the music and fun choreography to some of our favorites from the wide world of Disney! No reading required, but a love of performing is a must! The class will focus on ensemble musical theatre material.

Though there is no official “sharing” at the end of this mini-mester, we will still be working on all the standard acting exercises, performance skills and terminology.  If the teacher elects to record the material at the end of the semester—we will send you a recorded link.

Musical Theatre – Frozen 1 & 2 | 1st-6th

Thursdays, Jan 12-Feb 16 | 4:15 – 5:15 PM | Chelsea LaCourse & Jessica Smith | $85

Musical theatre training for performance—you don’t have to read music, but should enjoy singing and simple dance. Learning very basic music terminology and basic movement/staging for a song, will help young performers feel more comfortable at a musical audition. The class will focus on ensemble musical theatre material taking our inspiration from the Disney phenomenon, FROZEN & FROZEN 2. The choreography will be done primarily in place which allows each student to “sell the song”.

We will record the end-of-semester “sharing” and send parent’s the video link.

Musical Theatre – The Greatest Showman | 3rd-9th

Thursdays, Jan 12-Feb 16 | 5:30 – 6:30 PM | Chelsea LaCourse & Jessica Smith | $85

Musical theatre training for performance—you don’t have to read music, but should enjoy singing and basic dance. Learning very basic music terminology and basic movement/staging for a song, will help youngsters feel more comfortable at a musical audition. The class will focus on ensemble musical theatre material taking our inspiration from the music THE GREATEST SHOWMAN. Due to social distancing guidelines, the choreography will be done primarily in place and really allow for each student to “sell the song.” All selected material will be appropriate for this age group.

We will record the end-of-semester “sharing” and send parent’s the video link.


All Colors in the Wings | 2nd & Up

Tuesdays, Jan 10-Feb 14 | 5:45-6:45 PM | Traysie Amick | $85

A class that is tailored to the needs of young people with processing and neurodevelopmental challenges who may be curious about what goes on behind the scenes!  Join us as we look at the stage from behind the curtain.  Try your hand at base painting with rollers, combining found objects to make a unique prop, and working together to solve problems of design.  We will talk about the jobs in the theatre that are responsible for making the magic that enchants an audience!

Please email Traysie Amick ([email protected]) and set up a phone conversation to ensure that this class is a good fit for your child before registering.


3rd Stage – Production | K5-5th

Wednesdays, Jan 4-May 27 (skip March 22) | 5:00 – 6:30 PM | Traysie Amick & Lauren Wilson Stewart | $250
Thursdays, Jan 5-May 27 (skip March 23) | 5:00 – 6:30 PM | Traysie Amick & Molly Grey Davis | $250

For anyone who is not a veteran parent of 3rd Stage, please watch this Informational Video BEFORE signing up to audition to determine if 3rd Stage is right for your child and to understand the commitment expectations and goals of the class. It also reviews what students can expect in the audition and how to fill out the audition form that you need to bring TO the audition on either Wednesday, January 4 or Thursday, January 5 from 5-6:30pm, as well as what tech week entails (May 20-25) and performance expectations (May 26 & 27).

MANDATORY Auditions for ALL please select one

Wednesday, January 4 from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Thursday, January 5 from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

You must click the link above to sign up online to receive an audition spot, please also bring a non-returnable photo to the audition and be prepared to list all conflicts with the class schedule (listed below).

The audition will consist of a short test-drive type 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 (Wednesday or Thursday or Either).  This less stressful way of auditioning gives the director a better understanding of how actors work together and take direction.  Actors who are ready will then be invited to take the class as a pre-cast participant.

Cast list will be announced by Sunday, January 8 and those students who are not cast will still be able to enroll in another Winter and/or Spring class.

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.  Tuition is $250– payable after casting is announced.  Students embark on the rehearsal process creating characters and making acting choices guided by the director, Traysie Amick and the assistant director, either Lauren Wilson Stewart or Molly Grey Davis. In addition, they will see young artists (3rd Stage Mentors) 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 and workload.  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! It is wise to check with leaders of other extra-curricular activities and in-school groups to make sure that they can share possible conflicts with you before the audition and are also aware of the dates and times of this commitment. Students should bring a notebook and pencil to every class.

WEDNESDAY ENSEMBLE – meets every Wednesday January 4-May 27 (skip day on March 22)
THURSDAY ENSEMBLE – meets every Thursday January 5-May 27 (skip day on March 23)

*THE FOLLOWING DATES/TIMES ARE MANDATORY FOR MEMBERS OF BOTH ENSEMBLES – NO CONFLICTS ARE EXCUSED*

SATURDAY, May 20 9:30 AM-12:30 PM TECH Mandatory Attendance
MONDAY, May 22 4:45-6:45 PM TECH Mandatory Attendance
TUESDAY, May 23 4:45-6:45 PM TECH Mandatory Attendance
WEDNESDAY, May 24 4:45-6:45 PM TECH Mandatory Attendance
THURSDAY, May 25 4:45-6:45 PM TECH Mandatory Attendance
FRIDAY, May 26 4:45PM 5:30 PM SHOW
SATURDAY, May 27 10:15 AM – Late Afternoon 11 AM, 1 PM, 2:30 PM SHOWS


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 Wed or Thur) 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 for the semester.)