Fall 2021 Classes

Fall 2021 Registration is NOW OPEN! Classes run September 20 through November 20, 2021 and are listed both within our calendar and below it. Classes are listed in the following order:

Classes for Elementary School Students

Classes for Middle School Students

Classes for High School Students

Classes for Adults

Curtain Call follows the Stamford Public Schools calendar as to holiday, weather-related and emergency closings. Classes will be held in-person this fall here at the Sterling farms Theatre Complex. We are working on developing some online options for later this fall for those who may feel comfortable or are unable to join us in-person. Please watch this website for details.

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.

Students age 12+ must be vaccinated and have proof of vaccination to participate in in-person classes.

Click here for our Fall 2021 COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for Classes.

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

The week's events
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
August 1, 2021 August 2, 2021

Category: Summerstock Junior: Session One (Grade K to 5)

August 3, 2021

Category: Summerstock Junior: Session One (Grade K to 5)

August 4, 2021

Category: Summerstock Junior: Session One (Grade K to 5)

August 5, 2021

Category: Summerstock Junior: Session One (Grade K to 5)

August 6, 2021

Category: Summerstock Junior: Session One (Grade K to 5)

August 7, 2021
 

Classes for Elementary School Students:

 

Storybook Stages, Grade K to 2 (IN-PERSON)

THIS CLASS IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR REGISTRATION.

Instructor: Madison Coppola

Mondays, 4:15pm to 5:15pm

9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15

*No class 10/11 for Columbus Day (schools closed).

 

Using acting, movement and character exercises students will develop a storybook stage adaptation of a piece of children’s literature, fairy tale, fable or story that teaches a valuable lesson. This acting class promises to be fun, exciting and memorable. Students will leave with a better understanding of basic performance as well as social skills. All students must be available for the showcase performance on the final date. Class materials and recordings will be provided through a Google Classroom.

Registration: $275

 

 

Music Box Theatre, Grade K to 2 (IN-PERSON)

Instructor: Natasha Fenster

Tuesdays, 4:15pm to 5:15pm

9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/9, 11/16

*No class 11/2 for Election Day (schools closed).

 

Using song, character expression and choreographed movements and gestures as storytelling tools students will assemble a mini-musical based upon a story or fable. 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 showcase performance on the final date. Class materials and recordings will be provided through a Google Classroom.

Registration: $275

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

 

 

Broadway Tap for Beginners, Grade 2 to 4 (IN-PERSON)

Instructor: Kristine Bingham Nielsen

Saturdays, 10:00am to 10:50am

9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/20

*No class 11/13 for Veteran’s Day Weekend.

 

Designed for young actors with less than a year 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 Beginners, Grade 2 to 4.

Click here to register for Broadway Tap for Beginners, Grade 2 to 4 as a DROP-IN.

 

 

Broadway Melodies: Musical Performance for Kids, Grade 3 to 5 (IN-PERSON)

THIS CLASS IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR REGISTRATION.

Instructors: Jonathan Cahr and Ruth Lettera

Thursdays, 4:00pm to 5:15pm

9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18

*No class 11/11 for Veteran’s Day (schools closed).

 

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!

Registration: $275

 

 

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

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Wednesdays, 4:00pm to 5:15pm

9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10

 

Laughter is something we all share, enjoy and can particularly use at this time. Humor speaks to all personalities and is also an effective way of channeling creativity to make poignant and relevant commentary on important issues and ideas. In this eight-week, low-pressure, workshop, 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.

Registration: $275

Click here to register for On the Spot, Grade 3 to 5.

 

 

Classes for Middle School Students:

 

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

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Wednesdays, 5:15pm to 6:45pm

9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10

 

 If you’ve got a talent and a love for making people laugh, this eight-week workshop is for you! Laughter is something we all share, enjoy and can particularly use at this time. Humor speaks to all personalities and is also 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, Grade 6 to 8.

 

 

Broadway Tap Advanced Beginners and Intermediate, Grades 5 to 8 (IN-PERSON)

THIS CLASS IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR REGISTRATION.

Instructor: Caitlin Roberts

Tuesdays, 5:00pm to 5:55pm

9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/9, 11/16

*No class 11/2 for Election Day (schools closed).

 

Designed for young actors with one to two years 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.

 

Broadway Bound: Audition Prep and Solo Work, Grade 6 to 8 (IN-PERSON)

Instructor: Jonathan Cahr

Thursdays, 5:15pm to 6:45pm

9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18

*No class 11/11 for Veteran’s Day (schools closed).

 

In this class, students will receive one-on-one attention as they work on solos, duets and small group features. They will also each develop an up-tempo and ballad piece to add to the audition repertoire.

Registration: $275

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

 

 

Classes for High School Students:

 

Broadway Theatre Dance, Grade 8 to 10 (IN-PERSON)

Instructor: Kristine Bingham Nielsen

Saturdays, 11:00am to 11:55am

9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/20

*No class 11/13 for Veteran’s Day Weekend.

 

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, Grade 8 to 10.

Click here to register for Broadway Theatre Dance, Grade 8 to 10 as a DROP-IN.

 

Broadway, Here I Come: Vocal Audition Preparation, Grade 9 to 12 (IN-PERSON)

THIS CLASS IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR REGISTRATION.

Instructor: Matthew Stolfi

Mondays, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15

*No class 10/11 for Columbus Day (schools closed).

 

In this class, students will receive one-on-one attention as they work on developing a standard audition section (16 to 32 bars) of an up-tempo and ballad piece to add to the audition repertoire. Students can use these pieces for school, community theatre or professional audition situations, and older teens can use this class to help prepare for auditions for colleges or other college-level programs. Students will strengthen their vocal technique while also finding the acting moments in their songs that will help build a story/character arc in their performance.

Registration: $275

 

 

TV and Film Acting, Grade 9 to 12 (IN-PERSON)

THIS CLASS IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR REGISTRATION.

Instructor: Madison Coppola

Mondays, 5:30pm to 7:00pm

9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15

*No class 10/11 for Columbus Day (schools closed).

 

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 build the basic skills needed to act and audition for television, film and commercials as well as set up your own camera and recording system at home for creating submissions and promoting yourself as an actor. Classroom footage will be made available to students to 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 

 

 

Spontaneous Fits: Comedy and Improv for Teens, Grade 9 to 12 (IN-PERSON)

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Thursdays, 4:30pm to 6:00pm

9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18

*No class 11/11 for Veteran’s Day.

 

Humor speaks to all personalities and is also 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

Click here to register for Spontaneous Fits, Grade 9 to 12.

 

 

Intro to Directing for Grades 9 to 12 (IN-PERSON)

Instructor: Brian Bianco

Saturdays, 11:00am to 12:30pm

9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/20

*No class 11/13 for Veteran’s Day Weekend.

 

This class is for high school drama students who have a yearning to sit on the other side of the production table. Students will learn how to examine plot and dialogue, break scenes down into beats for actors, how to visualize and create a concept for a production and how to balance their knowledge and focus between the onstage and offstage elements of any production. Students will work on and develop a scene, five minute one act or excerpt calling upon peer actors to perform.

Registration: $275

Click here for Intro to Directing, Grade 9 to 12.

  

 

 

Classes for Adults:

 

TV and Film Acting for Adults (IN-PERSON)

THIS CLASS IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR REGISTRATION.

Instructor: Madison Coppola

Mondays, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15

*No class 10/11 for Columbus 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 build the basic skills needed to act and audition for television, film and commercials as well as set up your own camera and recording system at home for creating submissions and promoting yourself as an actor. Classroom footage will be made available to students to 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

 

 

 

Broadway Tap Advanced Beginners for Adults (IN-PERSON) *Grades 9 to 12 welcome

THIS CLASS IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR REGISTRATION.

Instructor: Caitlin Roberts

Tuesdays, 6:00pm to 6:55pm

9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/9, 11/16

*No class 11/2 for Election Day (schools closed).

 

Designed for actors with a year and a half 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.

 

 

Broadway Tap Continuing for Adults (IN-PERSON) *Grades 9 to 12 welcome

Instructor: Caitlin Roberts

Tuesdays, 7:00pm to 7:55pm

9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/9, 11/16

*No class 11/2 for Election Day (schools closed).

 

Designed for actors with two years 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 Continuing for Adults.

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

 

 

Off the Cuff: Adult Comedy and Improv ( ONLINE AND IN-PERSON)

Instructor: Tony Republicano

 

IN-PERSON: Wednesdays, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10

 

ONLINE: Thursdays, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18

*No class 11/11 for Veteran’s Day.

 

Improv is unscripted, allowing artists to draw from their own instincts, shed their inhibitions, build ease and confidence 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. BOTH AN ONLINE AND AN IN-PERSON OPTION ARE AVAILABLE (review dates for each above). Our online class will take place via Zoom. Our in-person class will be held here at Curtain Call.

Registration: $275 for in-person and $240 for online

Click here to register for Off the Cuff: Adult Comedy and Improv (IN-PERSON).

Click here to register for Off the Cuff: Adult Comedy and Improv (ONLINE).

 

 

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