Sing For the Stage (or just for the joy of it)
Sundays, January 25- March 8th
11 am – 1pm
Free Introductory Class January 18th
Singing is effortless when you are grounded in solid technique and connected to your “authentic” voice. Whether you sing in your church, temple or school choir, are a dancer who loses confidence when having to sing, a young artist who is preparing for your college auditions, or you’re just beginning to sing again after decades of hiatus, Alisa’s “Authentic Voice Technique” can give you the tools to create a healthy foundation as well as avoid the vocal strain or burnout that can come from singing incorrectly. The class will introduce essential voice & audition techniques that can be used in any performance or audition setting. Artists are free to focus on their existing repertoire or work on new songs to expand their repertoire.
More about Alisa:
Alisa Endsley is a vocal and musical theater specialist who will help you access your voice with joy and ease. As a working actress, Alisa has portrayed numerous leading ladies of the musical stage from Sandy & Rizzo in Grease, Eva Peron in Evita, and the lead role of Norma Desmond in the original company of Sunset Boulevard in London’s West End as well as on Broadway. Miss Endsley has worked with some of the biggest names on Broadway including composer Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, director Trevor Nunn, and Tony winning actors Patti Lupone, George Hearn and Betty Buckley to name a few. Her talents have also taken her on many national tours throughout the United States.
Acting Classes Winter/ Spring ’15
Grand Entrances: Acting Class for Grades 3-6
Mondays, Feb 2- Mar. 16 (No Class Feb. 16)
The Oz Adventure for Grades 4-8
April 20- 24
THT Kids with Nikki Juvan
For Adults: Advanced Scene Study
Sundays, Feb. 22 – Mar. 29
Come hone your craft with MAW Artistic Director Melissa Lourie in Advanced Scene Study. Students will be cast in scenes selected by the instructor that challenge the intermediate actor either stylistically, emotionally, or type-wise. In a warm, encouraging and collaborative environment, students will learn to make specific choices that commit them to both deep honesty and larger than life artistry.
The Young Company Summer for ages 12 and up:
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat and
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Join us this summer to experience the wildness and hilarity of performing inside on the THT stage and outside in the park. Midsummer is a great romp of a play. Ensemble members will have intensive training in voice, movement, text and physical comedy as they prepare the production. Direction by Lindsay Pontius and Kendra Gratton. Lindsay has directed over 12 Midsummers, 15 Romeo and Juliets and 8 Hamlets just to name a few. She hails from Shakespeare & Company where she acted, directed and taught in the professional actor’s workshop as well as the Shakespeare in the Schools program. Kendra is a choreographer extraordinaire working with Middlebury Community Players and developed the movement for Middlebury Actors Workshop production of Richard III.
THT goes Broadway with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. In this hands-on experience, actors will learn music, choreography, acting and more as they rehearse for this big, fun and colorful musical production. This summer, Young Company is lucky to have Douglas Anderson, THT’s executive director who is also the artistic director of the Opera Company of Middlebury. Doug is a successful professional director who has directed countless hit musical theater productions and will be directing this musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber (Cats, Phantom of the Opera).
Everyone signing up for class will be in the show. Auditions for specific roles will be held June 22nd at 6 pm for Midsummer and 23rd at 6 pm for Joseph. Some scholarships are available.
For more information, call 802-388-1436 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Young YOUNG Company for grades 3-5
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe
July 13-1 7
9 am- 12 noon
This workshop production will initiate our first Young YOUNG Company for grades 3-5.
Cast members will explore the world of Narnia and learn to develop exciting characters as they work through an adaptation of C.S. Lewis’s imaginative tale.
Hip Hop and Broadway Dance Camp
for ages 8 and Up
Monday- Friday July 6-10
9 am-12 noon
Teacher: Karen Amirault
Boogie down and sweat during this high energy week! Improve your technique, expand your repertoire and learn two new dances to perform on Friday, July 10th.
ages 12 and up
June 22-26. 9am-3pm
Once again, Clint Bierman and friends will host an amazing opportunity for young musicians. This week-long camp stretches participants to work in rock groups to compose and cover. They are guided by top class musicians and perform a big jam concert on Friday night, June 26.
Movement with Alyson Young, Winter- Spring ’15
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Jan 6-May 12, 2015
Nia is a comprehensive, non-impact and holistic cardio fitness journey that combines dance, martial arts and healing arts to achieve improved fitness and wellness on all levels. It’s like cross-training for the body mind and spirit! Set to soul-stirring music, you will leave the class feeling energized, joyful and ready to engage your day. For more information, on Nia, click HERE.
Class fee: Drop in $13, multi-class discounts available.
There will be no Nia Feb 16-20 and Mar 24.
Get Into the Groove!
Mondays 3:30- 5pm
January 5th-May 11th 2015
Super fun, creative, and enriching dance and movement discovery class. In this sensation-based dance class, students will learn how to find dance in their bodies- moving from the inside out, so that regardless of genre, they will have a fundamental sense of healthy technique, connection to their own body’s unique way of moving and to dance itself. Through mindful movement, this class will help to improve grace, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength, musicality, and confident self-expression. Get Into the Groove will take students on a fun journey into a deeper connection with self, movement, music, expression, and the joy of dancing!*The principles of Get Into the Groove will help support other formal dance instruction as well, but no previous dance experience or instruction is required.
14 week series meeting on Mondays at 3:30pm-5:00pm. January 5th-May 11th. (No class on the following dates: Jan 19th and 26th, Feb 16th, March 16th and April 20th.)
$210 for the entire series, or $199 if tuition balance is paid in full by the first day of class. Space is limited. $30 deposit to reserve a space. Family discounts available, please inquire for more info.
802-349-8233 or email email@example.com