Fall 2018 Classes

Our Fall 2018 classes will begin September 22, 2018. Information and registration will be posted by August 1, 2018.

Our Summerstock 2018 program information and registration is now available. Click here to see Summer Youth Programs.

Class details appear both in our calendar below and under our calendar as you scroll down (listed from youngest ages to adult).

Please call 203-329-8207 x16 or email brian@curtaincallinc.com if you have any questions.

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January 7, 2018

No events scheduled for today!

Registration available by August 1, 2018.

Theatre Arts Classes for Ages 5-7:

Music Box Theatre: An Introduction to Musical Theatre (ages 5-7) This class is no longer available.

 

Instructor: Natasha Fenster

Tuesdays, 4:30pm to 5:45pm

4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5

Using song and movement as storytelling tools, students learn the basics of musical theatre performance as they prepare and perform a mini-musical for an invited audience on the final class! As an ensemble, they will learn stage direction, vocalization exercises and most importantly, how music can help to move or drive a story. All students must be available for the showcase performance on the final date, which is June 5, 2018.

Registration: $275

Click here to register for Music Box Theatre (ages 5-7).

 

Budding Actor’s Workshop (ages 5-7)

  

Instructor: Savannah Belle Miller

Wednesdays, 4:30pm to 5:45pm

4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6

A variety pack of acting tools and techniques for budding, young talents including improv, scripted scenes and sketches, musical theatre skills, and more! Build confidence, presentation, social and public speaking skills. This is a no –pressure environment for building skills and confidence: a performance showcase on our final date is optional. Students should not feel pressure to perform a showcase, but may if they decide.

Registration: $275

Click here to register for Budding Actor’s Workshop (ages 5-7).

 

Enchanted Entertainers (ages 5-7)

  

Instructor: Donnie Moody

Thursdays, 4:30pm to 5:45pm

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

In this drama class, students will be introduced to a genre of children’s literature such as; fractured fairy tales, Aesop’s fables, fiction and non-fiction stories that will be use to teach educational lessons. Together with their instructor, they will develop their own stage adaptation of these tales that will include acting, movement and music! At the end of this course the students will present this performance for an invited audience. This acting class promises to be fun, exciting and memorable. Students will leave this class with a better understanding of basic performance skills. All students must be available for the showcase performance on the final date, which is June 7, 2018. 

Registration: $275

Click here to register for Enchanted Entertainers (ages 5-7).

 

 

Theatre Arts Classes for Ages 8-10:

Broadway Melodies (ages 8-10): This class is no longer available.

 

Instructors: Jonathan Cahr and Ruth Lettera

Mondays, 4:30pm to 5:45pm

4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 6/4, 6/11

*No class 5/28 for Memorial Day – all public schools closed.

A “triple threat” on Broadway is a performer who can sing, act and move well: music, movement and motivation work together in any musical number to tell the story. Harness these elements and build strong vocal and performance skills as we examine the best of Broadway! Students will learn how to not only sing a musical number, but explore musical staging, stage directions, how to act a song and most importantly how to blend and work together creatively as an ensemble. Acting games and exercises will also be incorporated into the curriculum. The session will culminate in an informal showcase on the final date.  All students must be available for this showcase, which is June 11, 2018.

Registration: $275

Click here to register for Broadway Melodies (age 8-10).

 

On the Spot: Comedy and Improv for Kids (ages 8-10)

 

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Wednesdays, 4:30pm to 5:45pm

4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6

Laughter is something we can all share and enjoy! In this eight-week workshop, young actors will learn how to tap into their own creative ideas and instincts as they explore improv, sketches, physical comedy, parody and joke-telling! They’ll also build confidence and teamwork skills as they learn to trust in themselves and their fellow actors. A performance showcase on our final date is optional. As this is primarily a skill-building class, students should not feel pressure to perform, but can if the class so decides.

Registration: $275

Click here to register for On the Spot: Comedy and Improv for Kids (ages 8-10).

 

 Kids On-Camera (ages 8-10)

 

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Saturdays, 11:30am to 1:00pm

4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 6/2, 6/9

Different than on-stage acting, acting on screen is very intimate, and the camera picks up every detail. Learn how to best present yourself on-camera and explore auditions, commercials, scenes for TV and film using actual, network and professional scripts. You’ll also pick up useful tips on how to book professional work and industry tricks of the trade!

Registration: $275

Click here to register for Kids On-Camera (ages 8-10).

 

Theatre Arts Classes for Ages 11-13:

LOL: Tween Comedy and Improv Jam (ages 11-13)

 

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Wednesdays, 5:45pm to 7:00pm

4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6

If you’ve got a talent (and a love) for making people laugh, this eight-week workshop is for you! Sharpen your timing, heighten your instincts, develop your own comedic characters and ideas as you explore improv, sketch, physical comedy, parody and stand-up. A performance showcase on our final date is optional. As this is primarily a skill-building class, students should not feel pressure to perform, but can if the class so decides.

Registration: $275

Click here to register for LOL: Tween Comedy and Improv Jam.

 

Broadway Bound (ages 11-13)

 

Instructors: Jonathan Cahr and Shannon-Courtney Denihan

Thursdays, 5:00pm to 6:30pm

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

This intensive study in musical performance will offer students opportunities for solo work, duets, trios and other small-group features. They’ll explore selections from some of Broadway and Off-Broadway’s best to find two new audition songs (an up-tempo and ballad) to add to their audition repertoire. The class will culminate in a very informal showcase on the final date, which is June 7, 2018.

Registration: $275

Click here to register for Broadway Bound (ages 11-13).

 

Tweens On-Camera (ages 11-13): This class is no longer available.

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Saturdays, 10:00am to 11:30am

4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 6/2, 6/9

Different than on-stage acting, acting on screen is very intimate, and the camera picks up every detail. Learn how to best present yourself on-camera and explore auditions, commercials, scenes for TV and film using actual, network and professional scripts. You’ll also pick up useful tips on how to book professional work and industry tricks of the trade!

Registration: $275

Click here to register for Tweens On-Camera (ages 11-13).

 

Theatre Arts Classes for Ages 13-16:

TV Commercial Acting for Teens (ages 13-16)

Instructor: Lisa Lelas

Tuesdays, 4:30pm to 5:45pm

Six week session: 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22

Commercials have become their own form of entertainment – whether on television or through the internet – telling a wide variety of stories presented in different styles and opening up opportunities for diverse types of actors of every age, background and culture. Commercial acting is also the easiest stepping stone into an acting career: it typically requires only one day in NYC to audition and one day for shooting, so it’s minimally disruptive to one’s schedule. Each week of this class dives into more intensive commercial acting: mastering the natural rhythm of commercial readings (just like riding a bike, once you ‘get it’ you ‘got it!’), product holding, cue cards, solo testimonials & multiple person slice of life scenes, voice over, hand and parts modeling, marketing tips for landing work, auditioning skills & the call back process, plus discussion of commercial agents vs casting directors, etc.

Registration: $225

Click here to register for TV Commercial Acting for Teens (ages 13-16).

 

Theatre Arts Classes for Adults (teens ages 16 to 19 welcome):

TV Commercial Acting for Adults (ages 16 and up)

Instructor: Lisa Lelas

Tuesdays, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Six week session: 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22

Commercials have become their own form of entertainment – whether on television or through the internet – telling a wide variety of stories presented in different styles and opening up opportunities for diverse types of actors of every age, background and culture. Commercial acting is also the easiest stepping stone into an acting career: it typically requires only one day in NYC to audition and one day for shooting, so it’s minimally disruptive to one’s schedule. Each week of this class dives into more intensive commercial acting: mastering the natural rhythm of commercial readings (just like riding a bike, once you ‘get it’ you ‘got it!’), product holding, cue cards, solo testimonials & multiple person slice of life scenes, voice over, hand and parts modeling, marketing tips for landing work, auditioning skills & the call back process, plus discussion of commercial agents vs casting directors, etc.

Registration: $225

Click here to register for TV Commercial Acting for Adults.

 

Impulsive Behavior: Adult Improv (ages 16 and up) 

  

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Wednesdays 7:00pm to 8:30pm

4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6

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. Strengthen your creative reflexes in this eight-week workshop through a series of theatre games, impromptu scenarios, and character and team-building exercises.

Registration: $275 for all eight weeks or register at a drop-in rate of $37.50 per class.

Click here to register for Impulsive Behavior: Adult Improv: All Eight Weeks.

Click here to register for Impulsive Behavior: Adult Improv: Drop-in.

For more information, call 203-329-8207 x16 or email brian@ curtaincallinc.com.