Winter 2024 Class Registration is NOW OPEN!

 

Our session runs from January 16 thru March 18, 2024, with make-up dates in case of weather or emergency closings until April 6, 2024.

Early registration discount of 10% off all eight-week workshops thru January 1, 2024!

Sibling/spousal discounts apply to each additional student AFTER the first student.

 

 

  • DISCOUNTS FOR SIBLINGS, AND FOR SPOUSES (10% OFF) SIGNING UP TOGETHER!

  • DISCOUNTS FOR REGISTERING FOR MORE THAN ONE EIGHT-WEEK WORKSHOP: SAVE $50 OFF EACH ADDITIONAL ACTING CLASS, OR $20 OFF EACH ADDITIONAL DANCE CLASS YOU REGISTER FOR! (DOES NOT APPLY TO DROP-IN REGISTRATIONS.)

  • PLUS…PAYMENT PLAN OPTIONS AND SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY! (See our sidebar if you are on your computer or scroll down if you are on your phone or other device for more information.)

Our class sessions run once a week for eight weeks. (Curtain Call follows the public schools calendar as to holiday, weather, and emergency closings and cancellations.) Class offerings are listed below our calendar. Our dance classes specialize in musical theatre styles such as theatre jazz, lyrical movement, and tap. Classes are 55 to 60 minutes. Students can opt to register for the full, eight-week session at a discounted rate, or register on a drop-in (or per-class) basis. Acting and Theatre Craft Classes are only available for registration for the full, eight-week session. Classes vary in times from one hour (Grades K to 2), 75 minutes (Grades  3 to 5), 90 minutes (middle and high school), and 90 to 120 minutes hours (high school and adults).

Classes are listed according to age range:

  • Grades K to 2

  • Grades 3 to 5

  • Middle School  and High School Students

  • Teens and Adults

  • Adults

Class descriptions and registration links are also available in our calendar.

Information on our teacher’s backgrounds and credentials is now available within our class descriptions.

All correspondence with parents and students will take place by email. Details regarding drop-off, pick-up, and other class information will be sent to all parents/students at least five days in advance of the start of the class. Please be sure to check your emails on a regular basis for class updates or alerts such as cancellations due to weather or emergency. (This goes for our Adult Classes as well.)

We ask that all rides please be on time for dismissal, as our staff must prepare for the arrival and/or dismissal of other classes at the facility, or prepare the facility for rehearsals or performances, and may not be available to supervise. If an emergency should arise preventing you from reaching the theatre on time for dismissal, or if you do need to arrange for an early drop-off or later pick-up, please contact our Education Director directly at brian@curtaincallinc.com or 203-329-8207 x700. (All Curtain Call office voicemails go straight our email as well.)

If a student needs to miss class for any reason, please let us know. Absences can sometimes cause teachers to make adjustment to what they had originally planned for that day. You may contact brian@curtaincallinc.com or 203-329-8207 x700. 

Curtain Call follows the Stamford Public School Calendar as to holidays and weather/emergency closings. Any class cancellations will be posted to the this webpage and on News 12CT, and all parents/students will be notified. Make-up classes are only provided in the event Curtain Call must cancel a class due to weather or emergency. Make-up classes are not provided for individual student absences.

All students should bring their own water bottles to class. Water bottles should be clearly labeled with the student’s name.

NO EATING will be allowed in the theatres, rehearsal studios, backstage or in the dressing rooms at any time. Food may only be eaten outdoors or in the theatre lobbies.

Students should dress comfortably and appropriately for all activities, and must wear the appropriate footwear: NO sandals, flip-flops, open-toed shoes, bare of stocking feet, Crocs or Heelys permitted.

For more information or with questions, please email brian@curtaincallinc.com, or call 203-329-8207 x700.

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Classes for Grades K to 2:

Music Box Theatre: An Introduction to Musical Theatre, Grades K to 2

Instructors: Ruth Lettera and Justin McArthur

Tuesdays, 4:15pm to 5:30pm

1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12

*No class 2/20 for Winter Break

**Make-up dates in case of weather or emergency cancelation: 3/19, 3/26

A favorite of students grades K to 2 for many years, our Music Box Theatre class is expanding this year, with a pair of teachers working together as director and music director to provide more one-on-one focus and attention to students, create more challenging and creative staging, and add a bit more production value (minor set pieces, props, costumes, and stage lighting), so students have a better sense of what the experience of “putting on a show” may be like. 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 perform 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 which will be incorporated into their performance. All students must be available for their performance on the final date, March 12 (make-up dates in case of weather or emergency cancelations March 19 and 26).

Registration: $350 (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru January 1, 2024)

Click here to register for Music Box Theatre: An Introduction to Musical Theatre, Grades K-2.

 

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

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Saturdays, 10:15am to 11:15am

1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16

*No class 2/17 for President’s Day Weekend

**Make-up dates in case of weather or emergency cancelation: 3/23, 4/6

This low-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 and commercials, without the pressure of rehearsing and preparation associated with putting on a show. 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 if the class is comfortable. If students elect not to hold a performance, we will provide parents with video clips of student work from the class session.

Registration: $280 (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru January 1, 2024)

Click here to register for Budding Actor’s Workshop: A Variety Pack of Acting Skills, Grades K-2.

 

Classes for Grades 3 to 5 (or 6):

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

Instructor: Jonathan Cahr

Tuesdays, 4:30pm to 5:45pm

1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12

*No class 2/20 for Winter Break

**Make-up dates in case of weather or emergency cancelation: 3/19, 3/26

Musical theatre singing is not just about vocal quality, but also character and storytelling as well. In this class, students will examine a few different Broadway numbers, not just building vocal technique and blending as an ensemble, but also exploring character choices and story line as well. Over the eight-week session, students will rehearse and stage their numbers, and perform them for families in a showcase during the final class date, March 12 (make-up dates in case of weather or emergency cancelations March 19 and 26).  (Different musical selections are made each session for recurring students.)

Registration: $280 (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru January 1, 2024)

Click here to register for Broadway Melodies: Musical Performance for Kids, Grades 3-5.

 

On the Spot: Comedy & Improv for Kids, Grades 3 to 5

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Wednesdays, 4:15pm to 5:30pm

1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/6, 3/13

*No class 2/21 for Winter Break

**Make-up dates in case of weather or emergency cancelation: 3/20, 3/27

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. 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.) A performance showcase is optional. If the class elects not to hold a performance, we will provide parents with video clips of student work from the class session.

Registration: $280 (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru January 1, 2024)

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

 

All the World’s a Stage, Grades 3 to 6

Instructor: Josh Elliott Pickel

Saturdays: 10:00am to 11:30am

1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16

*No class 2/17 for President’s Day Weekend

**Make-up dates in case of weather or emergency cancelation: 3/23, 4/6

In this drama class, students will develop their own stage adaptations of stories from different world cultures and history. (A new culture is explored each session for recurring students.) Together, they will learn basic stage skills and direction, explore character development, creative use of movement, develop stage-speaking skills, and build confidence! At the end of this course the students will present this performance for an invited audience (with costumes, props, minor set pieces, and stage lighting). This acting class promises to be fun, exciting and memorable. All students must be available for their performance on the final date, March 16 (make-up dates in case of weather or emergency cancelations March 23 and April 6).

Registration: $350 (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru January 1, 2024)

Click here to register for All the World’s a Stage, Grades 3-6.

 

Musical Theatre Dance: An Introduction to Tap & Theatre Jazz, Grades 3 to 6

Instructor: Anne-Marie Gerard Galler

Saturdays, 12:30pm to 1:25pm

1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16

*No class 2/17 for President’s Day Weekend

**Make-up dates in case of weather or emergency cancelation: 3/23, 4/6

Designed for young actors looking to develop more comfort and confidence with dance and movement, particularly musical theatre styles such as theatre jazz and tap. Build basic skills that will help you in both audition and performance situations and give you more assurance while also having fun!

Registration: $136 for all eight weeks (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru January 1, 2024) or register as a drop-in at just $20 per class.

Click here to register for ALL EIGHT WEEKS of Musical Theatre Dance, Grades 3-6.

Click here to register as a DROP-IN for Musical Theatre Dance, Grades 3-6.

 

Classes for Middle School and High School Students:

Broadway Bound: Triple Threat Workshop, Grades 8 to 10

Instructors: Jonathan Cahr and Alexandra Cahr

Tuesdays, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12

*No class 2/20 for Winter Break

**Make-up dates in case of weather or emergency cancelation: 3/19, 3/26

This intensive study will focus in voice, dance, and acting for musical theatre performance, building and enhancing skills and confidence in each as well as helping students prepare for musical theatre auditions. With their instructors, they will develop pieces (an up-tempo song, a ballad, and monologue) to add to their audition repertoire, tackle choreography and handling dance auditions, and learn how to present themselves with confidence. The class will culminate in a very informal showcase on the final date, March 12 (make-up dates in case of weather or emergency cancelations March 19 and 26).

Registration: $280 (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru January 1, 2024)

Click here to register for Broadway Bound: Triple Threat Workshop, Grades 8-10.

 

LOL: Comedy & Improv, Grades 6 to 8

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Wednesdays, 5:30pm to 6:50pm

1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/6, 3/13

*No class 2/21 for Winter Break

**Make-up dates in case of weather or emergency cancelation: 3/20, 3/27

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. Explore a variety of comedic styles including improv, sketch, physical comedy, parody and stand-up. Sharpen your timing, heighten your creative instincts, develop your own comedic characters and ideas, while you also build trust in your scene partners, learn to listen and “pass the ball,” commit to the given circumstances in a scene, and bring freshness and spontaneity to your acting performance.

Registration: $280 (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru January 1, 2024)

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

 

Acting Method for Middle School, Grades 6 to 8

Instructor: Brian Bianco

Thursdays, 4:30pm to 6:00pm

1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14

*No class 2/22 (Winter Break for most area public schools)

**Make-Up Dates (in case of weather-related closings): 3/21, 3/28

Explore a variety of exercises and techniques of “Method Acting”: how to develop a character, to commit to the circumstances and truth of the moment, to play intention instead of just emotion, and bring more truth and realism to your acting performance, and apply those techniques to scene work.

Registration: $280 (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru January 1, 2024)

Click here to register for Acting Method for Middle School, Grades 6-8.

 

Tweens on Screen: TV & Film Acting & Audition Prep, Grades 6 to 8

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Saturdays, 11:15am to 12:45pm

1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16

*No class 2/17 for President’s Day Weekend

**Make-up dates in case of weather or emergency cancelation: 3/23, 4/6

Very different than acting on stage, acting for the camera is more intimate and the camera picks up so much more detail than can often translate on stage. This class will explore scene and monologue work for TV and film performance and auditions. 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! Students will have a chance to review their work on screen. Video clips of their work will be made available to parents and students after the end of the session.

 Registration: $280 (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru January 1, 2024)

Click here to register for Tweens on Screen: TV & Film Acting & Audition Prep, Grades 6-8.

 

Classes for Teens & Adults:

Broadway Tap for Teens & Adults: Beginners & Intermediate

Instructor: Caitlin Ann Roberts

Mondays, 6:00pm to 6:55pm

1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18

*No class 2/19 for Presidents Day

**Make-up dates in case of weather or emergency cancelation: 3/25, 4/1

Designed for actors with less than 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: $136 for all eight weeks (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru January 1, 2024) or register as a drop-in at just $20 per class.

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

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

 

Broadway Tap for Teens & Adults: Advanced

Instructor: Caitlin Ann Roberts

Mondays, 7:00pm to 7:55pm

1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18

*No class 2/19 for Presidents Day

**Make-up dates in case of weather or emergency cancelation: 3/25, 4/1

Designed for actors with more than 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: $136 for all eight weeks (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru January 1, 2024) or register as a drop-in at just $20 per class.

Click here to register for ALL EIGHT WEEKS of Broadway Tap for Teens & Adults: Advanced.

Click here to register as a DROP-IN for Broadway Tap for Teens & Adults: Advanced.

 

Theatre Jazz for Teens & Adults: Beginner & Intermediate

Instructor: Anne-Marie Gerard Galler

Saturdays, 11:30am to 12:25pm

1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16

*No class 2/17 for President’s Day Weekend

**Make-up dates in case of weather or emergency cancelation: 3/23, 4/6

Designed for actors who may not necessarily be trained dancers but are looking to improve their dance skills for musical theatre performance and auditions, this class will lay a foundation of technique while providing a fun and exciting classroom environment that will help you develop comfort and confidence.

Registration: $136 for all eight weeks (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru January 1, 2024) or register as a drop-in at just $20 per class.

Click here to register for ALL EIGHT WEEKS of Theatre Jazz for Teens & Adults: Beginners & Intermediate.

Click here to register as a DROP-IN for Theatre Jazz for Teens & Adults: Beginners & Intermediate.

 

Classes for Adults:

Long-Form Improv for Adults

Instructor: Eliza Kingsbury

Mondays, 7:30pm to 9:30pm

1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18

*No class 2/19 for Presidents Day

**Make-up dates in case of weather or emergency cancelation: 3/25, 4/1

Ready to dive into long-form improv? Always wanted to be on an improv team? Or start one of your own? Long-form improv involves creating a continuous improvised piece (or series of pieces) inspired or based off a suggestion or idea. This advanced improv class will go beyond the basics of scene work and give you the tools to create 20 minute improv sets as a group. We’ll utilize structures such as The Harold to create the magic of a long-form improv set that leaves an audience thinking, “I can’t believe they made that up on the spot!” Students will work as a team to listen, build trust, get creative, and most of all – let loose and have fun! 

Registration: $300 (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru January 1, 2024)

Click here to register for Long-Form Improv for Adults.

 

Measure for Measure: A Song Study Workshop for Adults

Instructor: Vicky Herrera-Crilly

Tuesdays, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12

*No class 2/20 for Winter Break

**Make-up dates in case of weather or emergency cancelation: 3/19, 3/26

Strengthen vocal technique and breakdown songs to explore both their technical and storytelling components. Learn to interpret the underlying and hidden clues in the music that lead to discovery of character, objective, conflict, and emotionality, and develop pieces you can use for auditions, concerts, or cabaret performances. Students are welcome to bring in songs they are already working on or new songs they are interested in exploring. Song resources will also be made available to students. An informal recital at the end of the session is optional.

Registration: $280 (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru January 1, 2024)

Click here to register for Measure for Measure: A Song Study Workshop for Adults.

 

Off the Cuff: Short-Form Adult Improv

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Wednesdays, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/6, 3/13

*No class 2/21 for Winter Break

**Make-up dates in case of weather or emergency cancelation: 3/20, 3/27

Improv is unscripted, allowing artists to draw from their own instincts, shed their inhibitions, and build confidence and ease onstage. It also allows them to build trust among their fellow performers, commit to the given circumstance of a scene or situation, build upon their ideas, and bring freshness, adaptability and spontaneity in their performance. These skills also apply to social, presentational, interview, and business situations. “Short-form” improv consists of short scenes usually constructed from a predetermined game, structure, or idea and driven by an audience suggestion. 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: $280 (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru January 1, 2024)

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