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Rock-It Science 2019

Over February Break Monday Feb 18- Feb 22  with a concert Friday, Feb 22nd at 7pm.
9am- 3pm

Ages 12 and up

Clint Bierman and members of The Grift are back for the classic and super-popular Rock-It Science camp. If you play an instrument and/or sing, take your skills to the next level with these professional musicians. Everyone gets placed in a band to cover and write songs that will be performed at a big rock jam on Friday  the 22nd at 7pm.

Tuition: $295

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THT Kids with Nikki Juvan

Tuesdays, Feb. 26- Apr. 16

For Ages 5-8

Acting, singing, creativity, and imagination are all part of this class for young performers. Build theater skills, collaborate on an original play, and have fun! Scholarships are available through a generous grant from Middlebury Community Players. To request a scholarship, email education@townhalltheater.org.

3:30-4:30
Tuition: $150

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A History of the American Musical

Doug Anderson’s four-part exploration of 175 years of Broadway

March 4 – April 1, 2019

The Broadway Musical is perhaps America’s greatest contribution to the arts.  It’s a glorious, jazzy, star-studded and surprisingly turbulent history, one that remains largely unknown to people who love musicals.  THT artistic director Douglas Anderson expands on a class he has taught at colleges and universities, using  THT’s big screen to bring you actual footage of historic performers such as Al Jolson, Fanny Brice, Ethel Merman, and Julie Andrews, as well as musical numbers from decades of Broadway hits, with Doug’s expert commentary to put it all into perspective.  Doug also teaches part of each class from the piano, with guest performers singing key songs from important musicals.  Each session will be a wildly entertaining evening, while also touching on the American musical’s engagement with sex, race and politics. Each session will last approximately 90 minutes. Bar and refreshments will be available. Scholarships are available through a generous grant from Middlebury Community Players. To request a scholarship, email education@townhalltheater.org.

March 4 1840s to 1920s:
From Minstrelsy to Showboat
 
March 11 1930s to 1950s:
From Rodgers and Hart to Rodgers and Hammerstein
 
March 25 1960s-1990’s:
Hair, Sondheim, Webber and The Disney Invasion
 
April 1 2000 to Today:
The Contemporary Musical & The Economics of the Broadway Musical
 
All sessions are 7pm-8:30pm

$25 per session.
Four-session pass for $85

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Just Tap and Be Happy! Beginner I & II

Mondays, Feb. 4- Apr. 8, 2019

“That’s what I love about dance. It makes you happy, fully happy.” (Debbie Reynolds)

Grab your tap shoes and join Instructor Kathleen Smith on Mondays. You’ll learn the popular 1930s “shim-sham-shimmy” and get a little “tap-happy”.  Along with having fun, you’ll be strengthening your balance and giving yourself a good brain work-out as you learn patterns, cross your midline, shift your weight and direction, and stay with the upbeat music.
This class is so popular that we’ve divided it into two sections:

Adult Beginner Tap I
Have you always wanted to tap but missed the chance when you were younger? Have your tap shoes been buried in your closet for years? Come have some fun with Instructor Kathleen Smith as we work on basic tap steps and learn the Shim Sham Shimmy. Written notes and review videos will be provided after each one hour class.
10-11am
Tuition: $165

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Adult Beginner Tap II

The Soft Shoe Essence, Buffalo, Maxi Ford and Back-to-the Woods are some of the new steps Instructor Kathleen Smith will teach this class. Prior experience required. Written notes and review videos will be provided after each one hour class.
11am-noon
Tuition: $165

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Scholarships are available through a generous grant from Middlebury Community Players. To request a scholarship, email education@townhalltheater.org.

Evening Tap- Beginner and Advanced

Wednesday pm Feb 6- April 10
(No class 2/20 and 4/3)

Adult Beginner Tap I
for ages 12 and up
Come have some fun with Instructor Kathleen Smith as we work on basic tap steps and learn the Shim Sham Shimmy. Written notes and review videos will be provided after each one hour class. Scholarships are available through a generous grant from Middlebury Community Players. To request a scholarship, email education@townhalltheater.org.
6pm to 7pm
$165


Adult Advanced Beginner Tap
for ages 12 and up

Instructor Kathleen Smith will focus primarily on honing time steps, pickups and combinations. Prior experience required. Written notes and review videos will be provided after each one hour class. Scholarships are available through a generous grant from Middlebury Community Players. To request a scholarship, email education@townhalltheater.org.

7pm to 8pm 
 $165

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We Will Rock Shrew! Creating a Rock Musical

Mondays Feb 25- April 15
3:30-5 pm

For ages 13 and up

The Taming of the Shrew is such a popular play that it’s been re-told in many different forms,  from the musical Kiss Me, Kate to the film Ten Things I Hate About You, to name a few.  Now it’s your turn to create a brand new Shrew! Shakespeare maven Lindsay Pontius and rocker Clint Bierman  will work with you to create a workshop performance of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew as a Rock Musical. Develop characters and scenes from the play and then create awesome original rock songs with Clint. Scholarships are available through a generous grant from Middlebury Community Players. To request a scholarship, email education@townhalltheater.org.

Tuition: $165

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