Spring 2021 Classes

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR OUR SPRING 2021 CLASSES! Please scroll below for details and links to our registration or see our class calendar. FAQs, Information about our teaching staff, scholarships, discounts, our refund policy, etc. can be found in the sidebar to the right if you are on your computer or at the bottom of the screen if you are on your phone.

In-person classes will take place on limited days of the week (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays) in accordance with a strict cleaning and sanitizing schedule and the safety and health guidelines listed below. Online classes will take place Mondays and Tuesdays. If our in-person classes are unable to run, they will be offered online. Class listings can be found on and below our calendar.

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April 16, 2021

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Grades K thru 2:

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

Instructor: Natasha Fenster

Thursdays, 4:15pm to 5:00pm

4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3

Using song, character expression and carefully coordinated gestures as storytelling tools, students will assemble a virtual 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 which will be recorded at the end of the session. Class materials and recordings will be provided through a Google Classroom Drive.

Registration: $275

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

Budding Actor’s Workshop Grade K to 2 (IN-PERSON)

This class is no longer available.

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Saturdays, 10:00am to 11:15am

4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 6/5, 6/12

(No class 5/29 for Memorial 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, monologues, scenes, sketches, on-camera scenes 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 through a Google Classroom Drive.

Registration: $275

 

 

Grades 3 thru 5:

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

Instructor: Jonathan Cahr

Wednesdays, 4:15pm to 5:30pm

4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2

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.

Registration: $275

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

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

This class is no longer available.

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Saturdays 12:30pm to 2:00pm

4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 6/5, 6/12

(No class 5/29 for Memorial Day Weekend.)

Laughter is something we all share and enjoy! 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

 

Grades 5 thru 8:

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

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Wednesdays, 4:15pm to 5:45pm

4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2

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. As this is primarily a skill-building class, students should not feel pressure to hold a showcase performance, but can if the class so decides.

Registration: $275

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

Theatre Jazz for Tweens Grade 5 to 8 (IN-PERSON)

This class is no longer available.

Instructor: Kristine Bingham Nielsen

Thursdays, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10

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

 

Grades 8 thru 12:

TV and Film Acting Online Grade 8 to 10 with former NYC casting director Lisa Lelas (ONLINE)

This class is no longer available.

Instructor: Lisa Lelas

Mondays, 4:30pm to 6:00pm

4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 6/7

Acting for the camera comes closer to reality than acting on stage and requires its own, unique set of skills. In this eight-week workshop, you’ll build the basic skills necessary to act and audition for television, film and commercials using actual network and film scripts. Explore how body and facial gestures convey important information to a viewing audience and how the camera lens can become your best friend. You’ll also receive tips for finding agents and booking professional work. Classes will meet using Zoom. Class materials and recordings of student work will be posted through a Google Classroom.

Registration: $275

 

Teen’s Monologue Workshop Grade 9 to 12 (ONLINE)

This class is no longer available.

Instructor: James Feuer

Tuesdays, 4:30pm to 6:00pm

4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1

Learn how to analyze text to find character objectives, obstacles and tactics, beats that define a shift in energy, intensity or tactic, and how to determine the pace and rhythm set by the playwright. Students will develop characters through physical and internal exercises while also building stage speaking skills to achieve strong diction, emotional emphasis, clarity and vocal projection. They will examine and develop monologues that they can use for auditions and drama competitions or just to sharpen their technique and creativity. Students are welcome to bring in a piece of text they’d like to work on if they have something already in mind. Classes will meet using Zoom. Class materials and recordings of student work will be posted through a Google Classroom.

Registration: $275

 

Adults:

TV and Film Acting Online for Adults (ages 16+ welcome) with former NYC casting director Lisa Lelas (ONLINE)

This class is no longer available.

Instructor: Lisa Lelas

Mondays, 6:15pm to 7:45pm

4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 6/7

Acting for the camera comes closer to reality than acting on stage and requires its own, unique set of skills. In this eight-week workshop, you’ll build the basic skills necessary to act and audition for television, film and commercials using actual network and film scripts. Explore how body and facial gestures convey important information to a viewing audience and how the camera lens can become your best friend. You’ll also receive tips for finding agents and booking professional work. Classes will meet using Zoom. Class materials and recordings of student work will be posted through a Google Classroom.

Registration: $275

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

Both our online and in-person classes are no longer available.

Instructor: Tony Republicano

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

4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1

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

4/14, 4/4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2

Improv is unscripted, allowing artists to draw from their own instincts, shed their inhibitions, build personal 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. 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

 

Voice Over and Stage Speaking Study for Adults (ONLINE)

Instructor: James Feuer

Saturdays: 11:00am to 12:30pm

4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 6/5, 6/12

(No class 5/29 for Memorial Day Weekend.)

Learn how to use your voice to affect listeners in a deeply emotional way. Drawing from the teachings of Fitzmaurice, Linklater, Knight-Thompson, Barrantes and London’s Jilly Bond, you’ll learn how to feel comfortable and confident in your vocal performance, how to keep a listening audience engaged, and hone and sharpen technique in speech, diction, relaxation and breath work. Vocal warmup exercises will be used to build vocal range and dexterity. The class will address accents, bad speech habits, and lack of breathing technique. We will practice with actual commercial scripts and learn how to edit your own demo tape for an exciting career in voiceovers! (For this class, you will need an independent microphone – separate from your computer. Here are links to some inexpensive models: Lavalier Lapel Omnidirectional Microphone and Recording Microphone with Stand.)

Registration: $250

Click here to register for Voice Over and Stage Speaking Study for Adults Online.

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