Spring 2022 Classes

Our Spring 2022 Session of Classes has begun and will run through June 18. Registration is still open for any available classes up through the third class date. Our class offerings can be found in and below the calendar, and registration is NOW OPEN!

If you are looking for information on our Summerstock Workshop Programs, please click here.

If you are looking for information on our Summer Youth Theatre, please click here.

Classes will be held in-person this spring, April 12 to June 18, here at the Sterling Farms Theatre Complex. Curtain Call follows the Stamford Public Schools calendar as to holiday, weather-related and emergency closings. *All COVID-19 related guidelines and information regarding our classes is what is currently being enforced and is kept up to date as policies are lifted or altered. Our COVID-19 policies for classes are SEPARATE from our current guidelines for ticket buyers.

Background information on our teaching staff, information on how to apply for scholarships, payment plan information and our refund policy can all be found in the sidebar to your right if you are on your computer, laptop or tablet or all the way at the bottom if you are on your phone.

As of March 7, masks are no longer required for students of all ages. However, students do have the option of still wearing a mask if they so choose. *PLEASE NOTE: that should CDC recommended guidance for masks be reinstituted due to any concerning new variants or an increase in positivity rates and/or case numbers, this policy is subject to change.

All students Grade 6 to 12 and adults must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination. (Fully vaccinated means that the student must have had their second dose of an FDA or WHO approved two dose COVID-19 vaccine, OR have had their single dose of an FDA or WHO approved single dose COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the start of the class.) 

Discounts for registering siblings and/or spouses: 10% off after the 1st student. Register for more than one class and receive $50 off each additional class (after the first). 

Please click here for our Spring 2022 COVID-19 Policies for the Classroom (Updated March 7, 2022).

For more information or with questions, please email brian@ curtaincallinc.com.

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Classes for Grades K to 2:

 

Magic in Movement: Building Confidence and Creativity with Our Bodies, Grade K to 2

This class is no longer available. As an alternative, please see our Budding Actor’s Workshop (below).

Instructor: Madison Coppola

Tuesdays, 4:15pm to 5:15pm

4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7

Get in tune with your body and explore storytelling, character-creation and expression through movement! Students will explore body language, observing how posture, gesture and facial expression can convey character, attitude, intensity and emotion. They’ll also build confidence, comfort and pride in their own bodies as they learn basic dance and movement skills, and strengthen their sense of balance and coordination in a no-pressure environment. Staged pieces will be presented in a showcase for an invited audience at the end of the session.

Registration: $275

 

Budding Actor’s Workshop: a Variety-Pack of Acting Skills, Grade K to 2

*Registration is still available and open through May 4, 2022.

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Wednesdays, 4:15pm to 5:15pm

4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8

This no-pressure class environment allows students to explore a variety pack of acting tools and techniques for budding young talents including improv, character creation, scripted scenes/sketches, monologues and commercials. Build confidence, presentation, social and public speaking skills. Highlights of the students work have often been presented in a showcase for an invited audience at the end of the session.

Registration: $275

Click here to register for Budding Actor’s Workshop, Grade K to 2.

 

 

Classes for Grades 3 to 5:

 

Kids on Camera, Grade 3 to 5

This class is no longer available. As an alternative, please see our Broadway Melodies class (below).

Instructor: Madison Coppola

Mondays, 4:10pm to 5:25pm

4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 6/6, 6/13

*No class 5/30 – Memorial Day

Different than on-stage acting, acting on screen is very intimate and more closely reflects the way we perceive things in reality. The camera picks up every detail. Learn how to feel comfortable and confident on-camera, how to best present yourself on screen, and explore commercials and scenes for TV and film, as well as how to do cold-readings for on-camera auditions. You’ll also pick up useful tips on how to find professional work and industry tricks of the trade!

Registration: $275

 

Broadway Melodies: Musical Performance for Kids, Grade 3 to 5

*Registration is still available and open through May 5, 2022.

Instructor: Ruth Lettera

Thursdays, 4:15pm to 5:30pm

4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9

Musical theatre singing is not just about vocal quality, but character and storytelling as well. In this class, students will examine a few Broadway numbers, exploring character choices and story line as well building vocal technique and blending as an ensemble. Over the eight-week session, students will rehearse and stage a few different musical numbers from a variety of musical favorites! (Different musical selections are made each session for recurring students.)

Registration: $275

Click here to register for Broadway Melodies, Grade 3 to 5.

 

On the Spot: Improv for Kids, Grade 3 to 5

This class is no longer available. As an alternative, please see our Broadway Melodies class (above).

Instructor: Grady Dennis

Saturdays, 12:15pm to 1:30pm

4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18

*No class 5/28 – Memorial Day Weekend

If you’ve got a talent and a love for making people laugh, this eight-week workshop is for you! Humor speaks to all personalities and is an effective way of channeling creativity to make poignant and relevant commentary on important issues and ideas. In this class, young actors will tap into their own creative ideas and instincts as they explore improv, sketches, physical comedy, parody and joke-telling! They’ll build confidence and teamwork as they learn to trust in themselves and their fellow actors, and recognize the difference between appropriate and inappropriate humor. (Games and exercises are often varied from session to session for recurring students.)

Registration: $275 

 

 

Classes for Middle School and High School Students (all students grade 6 and up must be fully vaccinated):

 

Acting for Musical Theatre, Grade 6 to 10

*Registration is still available and open through May 2, 2022.

Instructors: Madison Coppola and Matthew Stolfi

Mondays, 5:25pm to 6:55pm

4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 6/6, 6/13

*No class 5/30 – Memorial Day

So often when dealing with musical theater, we focus on vocal chops. While important, it’s easy to forget there’s a character behind that sound. In this class, we aim to focus on more text driven musical theater pieces to help transform the musician into the actor as well – giving you the extra tools in your tool box to make yourself a triple threat, while also being able to enhance your singing technique. Students will receive instruction on how to develop a musical theater moment from a text perspective, navigate its acting beats, and connect it with their music foundations.

Registration: $275

Click here to register for Acting for Musical Theatre, Grade 6 to 10. 

 

LOL: Comedy and Improv for Tweens, Grade 6 to 8

*Registration is still available and open through May 4, 2022.

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Wednesdays, 5:25pm to 6:55pm

4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8

If you’ve got a talent and a love for making people laugh, this eight-week workshop is for you! Humor speaks to all personalities and is an effective way of channeling creativity to make poignant and relevant commentary on important issues and ideas. Sharpen your timing, heighten your creative instincts, and develop your own comedic characters and ideas as you explore improv, sketch, physical comedy, parody and stand-up.

Registration: $275

Click here to register for LOL: Comedy and Improv for Tweens, Grade 6 to 8.

 

Broadway Theatre Dance, Grade 6 to 10

*Drop-in registration for this class is still on-going.

Instructor: Kristine Bingham Nielsen

Thursdays, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9

Designed for young actors who may not be trained dancers but want to improve their dance skills for musical theatre performance and auditions, and become more confident and secure with their body movement onstage. Each class includes combinations that include steps commonly used in musical choreography set to musical tracks from various Broadway favorites.

Registration: $128 for all eight weeks or register as a drop-in at just $18 per class.

Click here to register for ALL EIGHT WEEKS of Broadway Theatre Dance.

Click here to register as a DROP-IN for Broadway Theatre Dance.

 

 Teen Actor’s Toolbox: Tools to Build Technique, Grade 9-12

This class is no longer available.

Instructor: Grady Dennis

Saturdays, 10:00am to 12:00pm

4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18

*No class 5/28 – Memorial Day Weekend

 How does an actor recreate, process and control emotion? How do proper breath support, body language, and physicalization of both character and intention play a role in the success of an actor’s performance? How does an actor learn the art of knowing when it’s time to become the focus of the scene and when to fade into the role of the active listener? How do they discover, process and respond to what is in the scene around them, and how do they convey their objectives and obstacles to the audience? What warm-up exercises are best for an actor to prepare their body, voice and mental focus before beginning an audition, rehearsal or performance? In this eight-week workshop you’ll layer specific technical skills upon your already existing skills to begin creating and tailoring your own personal style as an actor. Using ambiguous dialogue, monologues, and improvisation, you’ll develop techniques that push you to greater heights, build confidence, and become a stronger scene partner and a better-rounded performer. Students of this class will also work in conjunction with our Teen Directing class, applying the techniques they learn to scene work directed by our Teen Directing students.

Registration: $275

 

Teen Director’s Workshop: An Introduction to Directing, Grade 9-12

This class is no longer available.

Instructor: Brian Bianco

Saturdays, 10:00am to 12:00pm

4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18

*No class 5/28 – Memorial Day Weekend

Directors are storytellers using visuals, design, movement and even other artists as their medium. But how do they create a concept or vision that enhances and supports the story and not overshadow it? How do they collaborate and communicate with actors, technicians, designers, music directors, choreographers, etc.? What do they need to know about what happens behind the scenes in order for what’s onstage to happen? In this eight week course, students will explore how to develop a production concept, how to create interesting stage movement and visuals to tell a story, how to communicate and collaborate with other artists with specificity and even get to do some work hands-on scene directing with peer actors from our Teen Actor’s Toolbox class.

Registration: $275

 

 

Classes for Adults:

 

Open Call: How to Better Prepare for Auditions and Get Yourself Noticed

This class is no longer available. As an alternative, please see our Off the Cuff: Adult Improv class (below).

Instructor: Madison Coppola (with Matthew Stolfi)

Mondays, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 6/6, 6/13

*No class 5/30 – Memorial Day

Do you have the skills and motivation to become a working actor but are not quite landing the roles or jobs you’re hoping for? This class is a focused study in not only how to better prepare for a variety of auditions (plays, musicals and TV and film) – be it professional work or community theatre – but ALSO how to market, promote and manage yourself as an actor, and target the kind of roles you’re looking for. On top of building and preparing a repertoire of audition pieces (be it monologues, ballads and up-tempo musical selections or TV and film), students will explore the details that will help them get noticed at auditions, and their headshots, resumes and submissions through the door. They’ll also be informed on how to work with agents, managers and casting directors.

Registration: $275

  

Broadway Tap for Adults: Beginners (Grades 9 to 12 welcome)

*Drop-in registration for this class is still on-going.

Instructor: Caitlin Roberts

Tuesdays, 6:00pm to 6:55pm

4/12, 4/19, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7

*No class 4/26

Designed for actors with less than a year and a half or no tap experience looking to get a “leg up,” our Broadway Tap classes explore a trademark style featured in popular musicals like Anything Goes, 42nd Street, Shuffle Along, Book of Mormon, Newsies, Something Rotten and TV shows like So You Think You Can Dance.

Registration: $128 for all eight weeks or register as a drop-in at just $18 per class.

Click here to register for ALL EIGHT WEEKS of Broadway Tap for Adults: Beginners.

Click here to register as a DROP-IN for Broadway Tap for Adults: Beginners.

 

Broadway Tap for Adults: Continuing (Grades 9 to 12 welcome)

*Drop-in registration for this class is still on-going.

Instructor: Caitlin Roberts

Tuesdays, 7:00pm to 7:55pm

4/12, 4/19, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7

*No class 4/26

Designed for actors with a year and a half or more tap experience looking to get a “leg up,” our Broadway Tap classes explore a trademark style featured in popular musicals like Anything Goes, 42nd Street, Shuffle Along, Book of Mormon, Newsies, Something Rotten and TV shows like So You Think You Can Dance.

Registration: $128 for all eight weeks or register as a drop-in at just $18 per class.

Click here to register for ALL EIGHT WEEKS of Broadway Tap for Adults: Continuing.

Click here to register as a DROP-IN for Broadway Tap for Adults: Continuing.

 

Off the Cuff: Adult Improv

*Registration is still available and open through May 4, 2022.

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Wednesdays, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8

Improv is unscripted, allowing artists to draw from their own instincts, shed their inhibitions, build confidence and ease onstage, and develop trust among fellow performers. These skills also apply to social, interview, audition and business situations. In this eight-week class, you’ll develop creative reflexes through a series of theatre games, impromptu scenarios, and character and team-building exercises.

Registration: $275

Click here to register for Off the Cuff: Adult Improv.

 

Enjoy some highlights from our Summerstock Workshops:

 

“Opening Up” from the musical, Waitress

 

A student-written original commercial, Multichair.

 

“All for the Best” from the musical, Godspell

 

A student-written original commercial, Slide and Break.

 

“Trashing the Camp” from Disney’s Tarzan