Winter 2023 Classes

WINTER 2023 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!!

  • EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT (10% OFF) THRU DECEMBER 26, 2022!

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

  • REGISTER FOR MORE THAN ONE EIGHT-WEEK CLASS THIS FALL AND 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 Winter Session runs January 17 to March 20, 2023 (pending any snow days or emergency cancellations). Make-up dates (if needed) will extend thru April 1, 2023.

Our class sessions run once a week for eight weeks. Class offerings are listed below our calendar according to age range:

  • Grades K to 2

  • Grades 3 to 5

  • Middle School Students

  • High School Students

  • 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, but you can also view them in Sidebar to the right if you are on your computer, laptop or tablet, or scroll all the way down if you are on your phone. Teachers are listed alphabetically by last name.

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.)

Parents, guardians and sitters may drop off students at the lobby of the theatre buildings but will not be permitted inside any of the theatre spaces or studio classrooms during the class time, but are permitted to wait in the theatre lobby. (For young students who may be shy or apprehensive about attending class, we recommend a thorough conversation take place about the class ahead of time. Please contact our Education Director with any questions or to discuss class expectations with students in further detail or even provide a tour of the facility in advance, if needed.) 

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 try to 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.

Updated COVID-19 Guidance (as of November 22, 2022):

As of August 19, 2022, proof of vaccination is NO LONGER REQUIRED for students of all ages. As of March 7, 2022 masks have no longer been required for students of all ages. However, students do have the option of still wearing a mask if they so choose. 

For a full list of our Winter 2023 COVID-19 Guidelines, please click here.

 

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

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For Grades K to 2:

 

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

Instructor: Ruth Lettera (Click here for Ruth’s Bio)

Tuesdays, 4:15pm to 5:15pm

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

*No class 2/21 (Winter Break for most area public schools)

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

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 14 – pending any snow days).

Registration: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru December 26, 2022)

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

 

Imagi-Motion: How Actors Use Their Bodies, Grades K to 2

Instructor: Alexandra Cahr (Click here for Alexandra’s Bio)

Thursdays, 4:15pm to 5:15pm

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

*No class 2/23 (Winter Break for most area public schools)

**Make-Up Dates (in case of weather-related closings): 3/23, 3/30

Young actors will build comfort and confidence in learning to use their bodies as acting tools. Acting requires more than words. Actors use their bodies and facial expressions to inform the audience of what kind of personality they are, and what they are feeling and thinking. Just simply how a character stands or how they walk can tell us an awful lot about them. (A giant would move very differently than a mouse, for example.) In this class, students will use music and movement exercises to get in tune with their bodies creatively, and explore how body language, posture, gesture and facial expression can be used as effectively as a costume in order to create a character. They will also use masks and work with props.

Registration: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru December 26, 2022)

Click here to register for Imagi-Motion, Grades K to 2.

 

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

Instructor: Tony Republicano (Click here for Tony’s Bio)

Saturdays, 10:30am to 11:30am

1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18

*No class 2/18 (President’s Day Weekend)

**Make-Up Dates (in case of weather-related closings): 3/25, 4/1

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.

Registration: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru December 26, 2022)

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

 

  

For Grades 3 to 5:

 

Kids On-Camera, Grades 3 to 5

Instructor: Tony Republicano (Click here for Tony’s Bio)

Wednesdays, 4:15pm to 5:25pm

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

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

**Make-Up Dates (in case of weather-related closings): 3/22, 3/29

Acting on-camera is very different than acting onstage. On stage, actors must be “larger than life” so they can be seen and heard all the way from the back of the theatre or in the balcony. Acting for the camera comes closer to reality than acting on stage, and is more intimate. The camera can zoom in as closely or intently as needed, and hones in on what exactly the audience should see. 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 (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru December 26, 2022)

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

 

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

Instructor: Ruth Lettera (Click here for Ruth’s Bio)

Thursdays, 4:30pm to 5:45pm

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

*No class 2/23 (Winter Break for most area public schools)

**Make-Up Dates (in case of weather-related closings): 3/23, 3/30

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! (Different musical selections are made each session for recurring students.)

Registration: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru December 26, 2022)

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

 

Musical Theatre Dance: An Introduction to Tap and Theatre Jazz, Grades 3 to 5

Instructor: Anne-Marie Gerard Galler (Click here for Anne-Marie’s Bio)

Saturdays, 10:30am to 11:25am

JUST SIX CLASSES: 1/21, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11

*No class 2/18 (President’s Day Weekend)

**Make-Up Dates (in case of weather-related closings): 3/18, 3/25

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: $102 for all six weeks (10% off all eight-week registrations made by December 26, 2022) or register as a drop-in at just $20 per class.

Click here to register for ALL SIX WEEKS of Musical Theatre Dance, Grades 3 to 5.

Click here to register AS A DROP-IN for Musical Theatre Dance, Grades 3 to 5.

 

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

Instructor: Tony Republicano (Click here for Tony’s Bio)

Saturdays, 11:30am to 12:45pm

1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18

*No class 2/18 (President’s Day Weekend)

**Make-Up Dates (in case of weather-related closings): 3/25, 4/1

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.)

Registration: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru December 26, 2022)

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

 

For Middle School Students:

 

Acting Method for Middle School, Grades 6 to 8

Instructor: Brian Bianco (Click here for Brian’s Bio)

Tuesdays, 5:15pm to 6:45pm

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

*No class 2/21 (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: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru December 26, 2022)

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

 

LOL: Comedy and Improv, Grades 6 to 8

Instructor: Tony Republicano (Click here for Tony’s Bio)

Wednesdays, 5:30pm to 6:55pm

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

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

**Make-Up Dates (in case of weather-related closings): 3/22, 3/29

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: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru December 26, 2022)

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

 

For Middle AND High School Students:

 

Broadway Tap for Tweens and Teens: Beginners and Intermediate, Grades 6 to 10

Instructor: Caitlin Roberts (Click here for Caitlin’s Bio)

Mondays, 5:00pm to 5:55pm

1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20

*No class 2/20 (President’s Day)

**Make-Up Dates (in case of weather-related closings): 3/27

Designed for actors with less than a year and a half to 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: $136 for all eight weeks (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru December 26, 2022) or register as a drop-in at just $20 per class.

Click here to register for ALL EIGHT WEEKS of Broadway Tap for Tweens and Teens, Grades 6 to 10.

Click here to register AS A DROP-IN for Broadway Tap for Tweens and Teens, Grades 6 to 10.

 

For High School Students:

 

Teen Scene and Monologue Workshop, Grades 9 to 12

Instructor: Brian Bianco (Click here for Brian’s Bio)

Mondays, 5:30pm to 7:00pm

1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20

*No class 2/20 (President’s Day)

**Make-Up Dates (in case of weather-related closings): 3/27

Anyone can memorize lines, but an actor has to bring their character and dialogue to life through “truth.” How does an actor approach a scene and how do they recreate, process and control emotion? How do proper breath support, body language, physicalization of character and intention each play a role in the success of an actor’s performance? How do actors discover, process and respond to what is in the scene around them, and how do they convey their objectives and obstacles to the audience? Learn how to find clues in the text that relate to who your character is as a person, their objectives and obstacles, and how to make character-driven choices that lead you to a more truthful performance. Explore techniques that push you to greater heights, build confidence, help you become a stronger scene partner, and a more well-rounded actor.

Registration: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru December 26, 2022)

Click here to register for Teen Scene and Monologue Workshop, Grades 9 to 12.

 

Teen Scene and Sketch Writing, Grades 9 to 12

Instructor: Joseph Riedel (Click here for Joseph’s Bio)

Saturdays, 10:00am to 11:30am

1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, ¾, 3/11, 3/18

*No class 2/18 (President’s Day Weekend)

**Make-Up Dates (in case of weather-related closings): 3/25, 4/1

Writing the sort of content you see from Saturday Night Live or Key and Peele is about more than simply doing something funny for the sake of being funny. Solid writing always comes from forming a strong central idea, then utilizing humor to explain your idea to the audience. The same applies to dramatic forms of writing: each scene of a play must center around a strong idea around which all dialogue and character choices are built. In this class, learners will identify themes that they are passionate about, format a strong thesis about those themes, then evolve those thesis statements into an original piece of writing where their unique creative voices shine. By the end of this class, you will not only present hilarious content to your audience, but you will identify who you are as a storyteller and deliver comedy that speaks to your audience in the unique way of which only you are capable.

Registration: $275 (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru December 26, 2022)

Click here to register for Teen Scene and Sketch Writing, Grades 9 to 12.

 

For Teens AND Adults:

 

Theatre Jazz for Teens and Adults: Beginner to Intermediate Levels

Instructor: Anne-Marie Gerard Galler (Click here for Anne-Marie’s Bio)

Saturdays, 11:30am to 12:25pm

JUST SIX CLASSES: 1/21, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11

*No class 2/18 (President’s Day Weekend)

**Make-Up Dates (in case of weather-related closings): 3/18, 3/25

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: $102 for all six weeks (10% off all eight-week registrations made by December 26, 2022) or register as a drop-in at just $20 per class.

Click here to register for ALL SIX WEEKS of Theatre Jazz for Teens and Adults.

Click here to register AS A DROP-IN for Theatre Jazz for Teens and Adults.

 

 

For Adults:

 

Broadway Tap for Adults: Beginners & Intermediate

Instructor: Caitlin Roberts (Click here for Caitlin’s Bio)

Mondays, 6:00pm to 6:55pm

1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20

*No class 2/20 (President’s Day)

**Make-Up Dates (in case of weather-related closings): 3/27

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 December 26, 2022) or register as a drop-in at just $20 per class.

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

Click here to register AS A DROP-IN for Broadway Tap for Adults: Beginners and Intermediate.

  

Broadway Tap for Adults: Advanced

Instructor: Caitlin Roberts (Click here for Caitlin’s Bio)

Mondays, 7:00pm to 7:55pm

1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20

*No class 2/20 (President’s Day)

**Make-Up Dates (in case of weather-related closings): 3/27

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 December 26, 2022) or register as a drop-in at just $20 per class.

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

Click here to register AS A DROP-IN for Broadway Tap for Adults: Advanced.

 

The Actor’s Gym Master Class with Lynne Colatrella

Instructors: Lynne Colatrella, and guest artists (Click here for Lynne’s Bio)

Tuesdays, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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

*No class 2/21 (Winter Break for most area public schools)

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

In this class, we will explore the actors job from the moment the script is in your hand. Learning how to recognize beats (thought transitions) that the playwright has written, to character development, this class will explore the relationship between the actor and the playwright. The class will work cohesively as an ensemble working on scenes, monologues and even song interpretation, (you don’t have to be singer) with special guest directors and accompanists. 

Registration: $300 (10% off all eight-week registrations made thru December 26, 2022)

Click here to register for The Actors Gym Master Class (for Adults) with Lynne Colatrella.

 

Off the Cuff: Adult Improv

Instructor: Tony Republicano (Click here for Tony’s Bio)

Wednesdays, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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

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

**Make-Up Dates (in case of weather-related closings): 3/22, 3/29

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. 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 thru December 26, 2022)

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

 

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