Curtain Call offers two different summer programs for youth: our Summerstock and Summerstock Junior program, which is a full-day, conservatory-style workshop program for ages six thru sixteen, and our Summer Youth Theatre which produces a full-scale musical production each summer featuring performers and technicians grade four thru age twenty-one. Scroll down below our calendar for information on each.
*PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, our 2020 Summerstock and Summerstock Junior Workshops will ALL take place online.
|September 15, 2019||September 16, 2019||September 17, 2019||September 18, 2019
IMPULSIVE BEHAVIOR: CONTINUING ADULT COMEDY AND IMPROV
September 18, 2019 –
Impulsive Behavior: Continuing Adult Comedy and Improv
Wednesdays 7:15pm to 8:45pm
9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6 and 11/13
*NO CLASS 10/9 for Yom Kippur
Improv is unscripted, allowing artists to draw from their own instincts, shed inhibitions, build personal ease and confidence onstage, and develop trust among fellow performers. These skills also apply to social, business, interview/audition and presentation situations. In this eight-week class for continuing students, you’ll strengthen your creative reflexes through advanced theatre games, impromptu scenarios, and character and team-building exercises.
|September 19, 2019||September 20, 2019||September 21, 2019
BETWEEN THE LINES: SCENE STUDY FOR ADULTS
September 21, 2019 –
Between the Lines: Scene Study for Adults (ages 16 and up)
Instructor: Carole Claps
Saturdays, 10:00am to 11:30am
9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2 and 11/16
*NO CLASS 10/12 for Columbus Day Weekend and 11/9 for Veteran's Day Weekend.
Anyone can memorize lines, but an actor has to bring the character to life through “truth.” Learn how to find clues in the text that relate to who your character is as a person, his or her objectives and obstacles, and make character-driven choices that lead you to a more truthful performance.
BROADWAY TAP FOR KIDS AGES 6-10: BEGINNERS
September 21, 2019 –
Broadway Tap for Kids ages 6-10: Beginners
Instructor: Karen Casagrande
Saturdays, 10:30am to 11:30am
9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/16 and 11/30
*NO CLASS 10/5, 10/12 for Columbus Day weekend and 11/9 for Veteran's Day weekend
Designed for actors who are looking to get a “leg up” in dance, this class explores a trademark style featured in so many musicals like Anything Goes 42nd Street, Shuffle Along, Newsies and TV shows like So You Think You Can Dance. This beginner’s class is designed for students with one year and a half or less tap experience.
Registration: $128 for all eight weeks or register at a drop-in rate of $18 per class.
Summerstock Full-Day Workshops
*New information as of May 19, 2020:
Our Summerstock and Summerstock Junior full-day theatre workshops will take place online. This decision, though difficult, is in the best interest of safety for our students, families and staff. We’ve been working closely with our teaching artists to carefully transition our summer curriculum to an online format (using Google Meet and Google Classroom as our platforms) that will allow the same variety of performance study and creative enrichment as always, in a low-pressure environment where students can focus on building technique, skills and confidence. Students rotate between a variety of subjects including scene acting/monologues, improv, musical theatre and more. This flexible curriculum, geared toward the students themselves, allows them opportunities to focus their energies into constructive, productive and creative conversations regarding social issues. Our showcases, highlighting the students’ work, will be presented online.
If you have additional questions regarding our Summerstock Workshops or experience any online registration issues, PLEASE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUMMERSTOCK CREATIVE THEATRE FOR AGES 11-16
June 22 to July 3, 2020; Monday to Fridays, 10:00am to 3:00pm.
(The daily schedule will include a check-in period for a group warm-up exercise and announcements, three classroom periods approximately one-hour long in each of our theatre subjects: Modern Acting, Improv and Shakespeare, a lunch break, a special rehearsal period where students can receive individual instruction and coaching, and our check-out period to answer any questions and review any announcements or homework assignments.)
Through rotating study in Improv, Shakespeare and Modern Acting in age-appropriate groups (5th and 6th grade, 7th and 8th grade, high school), students will tap into their own creativity drawing upon the instincts, teamwork and timing built in Improv, the technique and discipline developed in Modern Acting and the power of language thru Shakespeare.
SUMMERSTOCK MUSICAL THEATRE FOR AGES 11-16
July 6 to 17, 2020; Monday to Fridays, 10:00am to 3:00pm.
(The daily schedule will include a check-in period for a group warm-up exercise and announcements, three classroom periods approximately one-hour long in each of our theatre subjects: Acting, Dance and Voice, a lunch break, a special rehearsal period where students can receive individual instruction and coaching, and our check-out period to answer any questions and review any announcements or homework assignments.)
This fun and focused, full-day workshop will sharpen skills in singing, acting and dance. In age-appropriate groups (5th and 6th grade, 7th and 8th grade, high school), students will rotate between these three subjects and be introduced to various musicals that share a common theme.
SUMMERSTOCK JUNIOR FOR AGES 6-11 (two, separate, two-week sessions)
Session One: July 20 to 31, 2020; Monday to Fridays.
Session Two: August 3 to 14, 2020; Monday to Fridays.
Ages 6 and 7 will take place from 9:30am to 12:00pm each session.
Ages 8 to 11 will take place from 12:30pm to 3:30pm each session.
(The daily schedule will include a check-in period for a group warm-up exercise, show and tell, and announcements, three classroom periods in each of our theatre subjects: Acting/Improv, Voice and Musical Staging, a snack break and our check-out period to answer any questions and review any announcements or homework assignments.)
Summerstock Junior provides a strong foundation in acting and performance for ages six to eleven by offering a balance of script acting, improv, musical theatre and special craft projects using items from home. Students will receive specialized instruction in age-appropriate groups (ages six to eight and ages nine to eleven).
For more information, email email@example.com.
A few images from past Summerstock and Summerstock Junior programs:
Curtain Call’s Summer Youth Theatre (SYT)
For nearly thirty years, Curtain Call’s Summer Youth Theatre has provided creative outlets for youth both on stage and behind the scenes. Rehearsals are typically held Monday to Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:30pm (with some weekends) beginning mid-June while crew work on sets, costumes, lights, etc. takes place Saturdays from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Performances are typically the first two weeks in August. Overall, our Summer Youth Theatre provides nearly 100 hours of creative enrichment and interaction for youth with common interests under the guidance of a team of area professionals.
Participation fee for cast and crew is $50. (Each additional sibling receives $25 off.)
(PLEASE NOTE: Curtain Call’s Summer Youth Theatre is its own, individual program and NOT part of Curtain Call’s Summerstock and Summerstock Junior workshop programs.)
*New information as of June 14, 2020:
In compliance with the safety and mitigation guidelines projected for the Summer and Fall of 2020 regarding the possibility of live, theatrical performances amid COVID-19, Curtain Call will NOT be holding its Summer Youth Theatre production of Big the Musical, planned to begin production this June. HOWEVER…Curtain Call and its Summer Youth Theatre will be presenting a CONCERT EVENT that will allow for a more safer and more agreeable situation for our participants and audiences. Young artists grade 4 thru age twenty-one can NOW submit their auditions via online.
AUDITION SUBMISSION DETAILS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON OUR AUDITIONS PAGE: https://www.curtaincallinc.com/auditions/
NEW: SYT APPAREL IS AVAILABLE FOR ORDER!
That’s right! T-shirts, crew-neck sweatshirts and sweat pants are available featuring a new graphic design by SYT members Lily Fine and Liam Gelling. T-shirts are just $16, Crew-neck Sweatshirts and Sweatpants are $25. (Orders will be submitted for printing once we’ve reached at least 25 orders for any one item.)
Our Summer Youth Theatre’s 29th production:
Music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and book by Dennis Kelly
Based on the book by Roald Dahl
Director: Brian J. Bianco
Music Director: Greg Chrzczon
Choreography: Emily Frangipane
Scenic Design: Peter Barbieri, Jr.
Costume Design: Megan Latte Ormond
Assistant Director: Cara Grasso
Production Manager: Jourdan Miller
Stage Manager: Andrew Patashnik
Assistant Stage Manager: Molly Emmens
Tech Director: Jamie LaJoie
A few images from past productions (courtesy of FotosbyFailla.com):
Bye, Bye, Birdie (2018):
Peter Pan (2016)
Kiss Me, Kate (2012)