Winter 2022 Classes

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NEW THIS WINTER:

Our “July in Christmas” Full-Day Workshops for Kids and Teens this December 27, 28 and 29, 2021 from 9:00am to 3:00pm. For information and registration, click here!

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Our Winter 2022 Session of Classes:

Classes will be held in-person this winter, January 18 through March 21 (with March 22 through April 4 held for make-up dates), here at the Sterling Farms Theatre Complex. Curtain Call follows the Stamford Public Schools calendar as to holiday, weather-related and emergency closings. 

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.

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.) Because those groups will consist of fully vaccinated students, those students may remove masks in the classrooms IF they so choose.

Early registration discounts of 10% off all eight-week classes available through January 1, 2022. 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). 

Click here for our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for Classes (updated as of November 30, 2021).

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

MonthWeekDay
March 2021
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
February 28, 2021 March 1, 2021

Category: Broadway Bound: Musical Audition Prep for Teens and Tweens with Broadway Music Director Dan Micciche (ONLINE)

March 2, 2021 March 3, 2021

Category: LOL: Comedy and Improv for Tweens Grade 6-8 (IN-PERSON)

Category: Off the Cuff: Comedy and Improv for Adults (ONLINE)

March 4, 2021

Category: Intro to Directing for Teens Grade 9-12 (ONLINE)

March 5, 2021 March 6, 2021

Category: Budding Actors Workshop Grade K-2 (IN-PERSON)

Category: On the Spot: Comedy and Improv for Kids Grade 3-5 (IN-PERSON)

Category: Tweens On-Screen: TV and Film Acting and Audition Prep Grade 6-8 (IN-PERSON)

March 7, 2021 March 8, 2021

Category: Broadway Bound: Musical Audition Prep for Teens and Tweens with Broadway Music Director Dan Micciche (ONLINE)

March 9, 2021 March 10, 2021

Category: LOL: Comedy and Improv for Tweens Grade 6-8 (IN-PERSON)

Category: Off the Cuff: Comedy and Improv for Adults (ONLINE)

March 11, 2021

Category: Intro to Directing for Teens Grade 9-12 (ONLINE)

March 12, 2021 March 13, 2021

Category: Budding Actors Workshop Grade K-2 (IN-PERSON)

Category: On the Spot: Comedy and Improv for Kids Grade 3-5 (IN-PERSON)

Category: Tweens On-Screen: TV and Film Acting and Audition Prep Grade 6-8 (IN-PERSON)

March 14, 2021 March 15, 2021

Category: Broadway Bound: Musical Audition Prep for Teens and Tweens with Broadway Music Director Dan Micciche (ONLINE)

March 16, 2021 March 17, 2021

Category: LOL: Comedy and Improv for Tweens Grade 6-8 (IN-PERSON)

Category: Off the Cuff: Comedy and Improv for Adults (ONLINE)

March 18, 2021

Category: Intro to Directing for Teens Grade 9-12 (ONLINE)

March 19, 2021 March 20, 2021

Category: Budding Actors Workshop Grade K-2 (IN-PERSON)

Category: On the Spot: Comedy and Improv for Kids Grade 3-5 (IN-PERSON)

Category: Tweens On-Screen: TV and Film Acting and Audition Prep Grade 6-8 (IN-PERSON)

March 21, 2021 March 22, 2021

Category: Broadway Bound: Musical Audition Prep for Teens and Tweens with Broadway Music Director Dan Micciche (ONLINE)

March 23, 2021 March 24, 2021

Category: LOL: Comedy and Improv for Tweens Grade 6-8 (IN-PERSON)

Category: Off the Cuff: Comedy and Improv for Adults (ONLINE)

March 25, 2021

Category: Intro to Directing for Teens Grade 9-12 (ONLINE)

March 26, 2021 March 27, 2021

Category: Budding Actors Workshop Grade K-2 (IN-PERSON)

Category: On the Spot: Comedy and Improv for Kids Grade 3-5 (IN-PERSON)

Category: Tweens On-Screen: TV and Film Acting and Audition Prep Grade 6-8 (IN-PERSON)

March 28, 2021 March 29, 2021

Category: Broadway Bound: Musical Audition Prep for Teens and Tweens with Broadway Music Director Dan Micciche (ONLINE)

March 30, 2021 March 31, 2021 April 1, 2021 April 2, 2021 April 3, 2021
 

Classes for Grades K to 2:

 

Music Box Theatre: an Introduction to Musical Theatre, Grade K to 2

Instructor: Natasha Fenster

Tuesdays, 4:15pm to 5:15pm

1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15

Make-up dates (in case of weather or emergency closings): 3/22, 3/29

*No class 2/22 – winter recess for most area public schools.

Using song, character expression and choreographed movements and gestures as storytelling tools students will assemble a mini-musical based upon a story or fable that they will record for families on the final class.  (A new mini-musical is explored each session for recurring students.) Students will be cast in various roles and provided with a script and recorded music tracks. The class will also include special craft projects that can be done with items at home which will be incorporated into their performance. All students must be available for the recording of their performance on the final date. Class materials and our recorded performance will be provided through a Google Classroom.

Registration: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made by January 1, 2022)

Click here to register for Music Box Theatre, Grades K to 2.

 

Based on the Book: an Introduction to Play-Acting, Grade K to 2

Instructor: Madison Coppola

Thursdays, 4:15pm to 5:15pm

1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17

Make-up dates (in case of weather or emergency closings): 3/24, 3/31

*No class 2/24 for winter vacation for most area schools.

This drama class is for young actors who may not enjoy musicals as much but love to act. Over the eight weeks, the class will creatively collaborate to develop and rehearse an adaptation from a children’s fiction or non-fiction story that teaches a moral or educational lesson. This performance will be recorded for families on the final class. While our stage adaptation will incorporate music, it will be more for the purpose of adding movement and physicality, and setting dramatic tone. Students will build confidence and social interaction skills as they work as a creative team. All students must be available for the recording of their performance on the final date. Class materials and our recorded performance will be provided through a Google Classroom.

Registration: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made by January 1, 2022)

Click here to register for Based on the Book, Grades K to 2.

 

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

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Saturdays, 10:00am to 11:00am

1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19

Make-up dates (in case of weather or emergency closings): 3/26, 4/2

*No class 2/19 for President’s Day Weekend.

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 will be recorded and made available to families for viewing and downloading through a Google Classroom.

Registration: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made by January 1, 2022)

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

 

Classes for Grades 3 to 5:

 

Kids on Camera, Grade 3 to 5

Instructor: Madison Coppola

Mondays, 4:30pm to 5:45pm

1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21

Make-up dates (in case of weather or emergency closings): 3/28, 4/4

*No class 2/21 for Presidents 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 (10% off all registrations made by January 1, 2022)

Click here to register for Kids on Camera, Grades 3 to 5.

 

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

Instructor: Jonathan Cahr and Ruth Lettera

Thursdays, 4:30pm to 5:45pm

1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17

Make-up dates (in case of weather or emergency closings): 3/24, 3/31

*No class 2/24 for winter vacation for most area schools.

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 (10% off all eight-week registrations made by January 1, 2022)

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

 

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

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Saturdays, 11:10am to 12:25pm

1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19

Make-up dates (in case of weather or emergency closings): 3/26, 4/2

*No class 2/19 for President’s 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 (10% off all eight-week registrations made by January 1, 2022)

Click here to register for On the Spot: Comedy and Improv, Grades 3 to 5.

 

Classes for Middle School Students:

*all students Grades 6 and up must be fully-vaccinated.

 

Broadway Bound: Audition Prep and Solo Work, Grade 6 to 8

Instructor: Matthew Stolfi

Mondays, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21

Make-up dates (in case of weather or emergency closings): 3/28, 4/4

*No class 2/21 for Presidents Day.

In this class, students will receive one-on-one attention as they work on solos, duets and small group features. Each student will also work on and develop an up-tempo and ballad piece to add to their audition repertoire, building technique and discipline as they learn from each other.

Registration: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made by January 1, 2022)

Click here to register for Broadway Bound, Grades 6 to 8.

 

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

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Wednesdays, 4:00pm to 5:25pm

1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16

Make-up dates (in case of weather or emergency closings): 3/23, 3/30

*No class 2/24 for winter vacation for most area schools.

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 (10% off all eight-week registrations made by January 1, 2022)

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

 

Tweens on Screen, Grade 6 to 8

Instructor: Madison Coppola

Thursdays, 5:30pm to 7:00pm

1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17

Make-up dates (in case of weather or emergency closings): 3/24, 3/31

*No class 2/24 for winter vacation for most area schools.

Acting for the camera more closely reflects the way we perceive things in reality than acting on the stage, and requires its own unique set of skills. Explore how the camera lens can become your best friend.  In this eight-week workshop, you’ll learn the basic skills needed to act and audition for television, film and commercials as well as how to set up your own camera and record your own audition submissions at home. Classroom footage will be made available to students so they may observe their progress and see how they read on-camera. (For reasons based around COVID-19, we will focus on monologues and shooting any scenes as individual shots so as to maintain safe protocols and social distancing.) You’ll also receive tips for how to find the right agent or manager and book professional work. Class materials and recordings of student work will be posted through a Google Classroom.

Registration: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made by January 1, 2022)

Click here to register for Tweens on Screen, Grades 6 to 8.

 

  

Classes for High School Students:

*all students Grades 9 and up must be fully-vaccinated.

 

Broadway Bound: Audition Prep and Solo Work, Grade 9 to 12

Instructor: Matthew Stolfi

Mondays, 5:40pm to 7:10pm

1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21

Make-up dates (in case of weather or emergency closings): 3/28, 4/4

*No class 2/21 for Presidents Day.

In this class, students will receive one-on-one attention as they work on solos, duets and small group features. Each student will also work on and develop an up-tempo and ballad piece to add to their audition repertoire, building technique and discipline as they learn from each other.

Registration: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made by January 1, 2022)

Click here to register for Broadway Bound, Grades 9 to 12.

 

Spontaneous Fits: Comedy and Improv for Teens, Grade 9 to 12

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Wednesdays, 5:30pm to 6:55pm

1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16

Make-up dates (in case of weather or emergency closings): 3/23, 3/30

*No class 2/24 for winter vacation for most area schools.

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 eight-week workshop, students will use structured games and exercises to help tap into their creative instincts, sharpen their comedic timing, build confidence in themselves and their performance as well as trust in their scene partners. They will develop their own characters and original scenes and monologues, and also explore the art of satire and parody.

Registration: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made by January 1, 2022)

Click here to register for Spontaneous Fits: Comedy and Improv, Grades 9 to 12.

 

An Actor’s Toolbox: Tools to Build Technique, Grades 9-12

Instructor: Grady Dennis

Saturdays, 10:00am to 11:30am

1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19

Make-up dates (in case of weather or emergency closings): 3/26, 4/2

*No class 2/19 for President’s Day Weekend.

 How does an actor approach a scene and how do they 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 to “fade and focus”: 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.

Registration: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made by January 1, 2022)

Click here to register for An Actor’s Toolbox, Grades 9 to 12.

 

 

Classes for Adults:

*all adult students must be fully-vaccinated.

 

TV and Film Acting for Adults

Instructor: Madison Coppola

Mondays, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21

Make-up dates (in case of weather or emergency closings): 3/28, 4/4

*No class 2/21 for Presidents Day.

Acting for the camera more closely reflects the way we perceive things in reality than acting on the stage, and requires its own unique set of skills. Explore how the camera lens can become your best friend.  In this eight-week workshop, you’ll learn the basic skills needed to act and audition for television, film and commercials as well as how to set up your own camera and record your own audition submissions at home. Classroom footage will be made available to students so they may observe their progress and see how they read on-camera. (For reasons based around COVID-19, we will focus on monologues and shooting any scenes as individual shots so as to maintain safe protocols and social distancing.) You’ll also receive tips for how to find the right agent or manager and book professional work. Class materials and recordings of student work will be posted through a Google Classroom.

Registration: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made by January 1, 2022)

Click here to register for TV and Film Acting for Adults.

 

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

Instructor: Caitlin Roberts

Tuesdays, 6:00pm to 6:55pm

1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15

Make-up dates (in case of weather or emergency closings): 3/22, 3/29

*No class 2/22 – most schools are closed for winter break; families may have plans or wish to travel.

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 (10% off all eight-week registrations made by January 1, 2022) 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  DROP-IN for Broadway Tap for Adults: Beginners.

 

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

Instructor: Caitlin Roberts

Tuesdays, 7:00pm to 7:55pm

1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15

Make-up dates (in case of weather or emergency closings): 3/22, 3/29

*No class 2/22 – most schools are closed for winter break; families may have plans or wish to travel.

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 (10% off all eight-week registrations made by January 1, 2022) 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 Comedy and Improv

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Wednesdays, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16

Make-up dates (in case of weather or emergency closings): 3/23, 3/30

*No class 2/24 for winter vacation for most area schools.

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 (10% off all eight-week registrations made by January 1, 2022)

Click here to register for Off the Cuff: Adult Comedy and 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