Academic Year 2019 – 2020

Classes for Grades 9 – 12 tackle fundamental skills for the stage in a fun and supportive environment. Ready for next level advanced training? Checkout our Pre-Professional offerings at the bottom of the page.

Fall Session: September 23 – November 23
Winter Session: January 21 – March 23
Spring Session: April 6 – May 16

Acting 1

Develop clear and expressive physicality and vocal technique. Through improvisation and short scenes, use those skills to take risks, make strong character choices, develop character relationships, and pursue objectives. We recommend students take this class more than once, as this training builds the foundation for many of our higher-level courses.

Class Days and Times: Saturdays 11:15am – 12:45pm
Class ID: 691
Fall Tuition: $220 / Winter Tuition: $220 / Spring Tuition: $150

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Broadway Dance Sr.

Master the secrets of Broadway's best: learn the styles of dance legends Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins, and Kathleen Marshall. Each class begins with a conditioning ballet workout, followed by jazz and hip hop combinations; students then apply techniques to musical theatre choreography.
Prerequisite: previous dance training

Class Days and Times: Tuesdays 5:30 – 7pm
Class ID: 291
Fall Tuition: $220 (Fall only)

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Broadway Voice Sr.

Find out what it takes to be a successful musical theatre singer. Expand both your vocal and dramatic skills through solos, duets, and ensemble singing from classic and contemporary Broadway songs. Connect your vocal skills to critical dramatic intention by focusing on songs as monologues and how the singer acts the song.
Prerequisite: previous voice training

Class Days and Times: Tuesdays 5:30 – 7pm
Class ID: 292
Winter Tuition: $220 (Winter only)

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Make it up as you go! Learn to trust your instincts, make dynamic choices on the fly, and spontaneously create original characters and storylines.

Class Days and Times: Saturdays 12:45 – 2:15pm
Class ID: 692
Fall Tuition: $220 / Winter Tuition: $220 (Fall and Winter only)

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Tech Lab

For Grades 6 – 12 (Winter Only)
Become a tech assistant for our Junior Company show Sideways Stories from Wayside School. Learn the basics of theatrical lighting and sound, tour our sound booth and lighting inventory, explore the technical differences between our three stages, and assist with the running of lights and sound for a Theatre Arts Training production. The tech assistants will attend all technical rehearsals (March 16 – 18) and performances (March 19 – 22), as well as some additional earlier rehearsals, and will be invited to production meetings and dry tech. Full schedule is TBD, January 21 – March 22.

Class ID: 2T1
Tuition: $250

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Our Pre-Professional Training courses are for intermediate and advanced students seriously considering a future in the arts. Students will be challenged to expand their skill set in a disciplined and technique-driven atmosphere. Students are expected to demonstrate a high level of commitment and independence and will be held to a high standard for focus, work ethic, attendance, and punctuality.

Pre-Professional classes are either a nine-week class or a four-week intensive. Students are allowed no more than one absence in a nine-week class and are allowed zero absences in a four-week intensive. All Pre-Professional offerings will have required homework between classes, such as reading articles and scripts, memorizing lines or lyrics, doing independent research, or reviewing choreography. Students who fail to meet the expectations for attendance and homework will be dismissed from class without refund.

Acting 2

Build on the skills you learned in Acting 1 by applying vocabulary and technique to scripted material.  Delve deep into next-level acting skills as you analyze text for objectives, stakes, obstacles, tactics, and playable actions.
Prerequisite: at least two session of Acting 1 (or by audition)

4-Week Intensives:
Class Days and Times: Saturdays 1 – 4pm
Class ID: 693
Fall Dates: November 2 – 23, 2019
Winter Dates: February 29 – March 21, 2020
Fall Tuition: $220 / Winter Tuition: $220 (Fall and Winter only)

Class Days and Times: Tuesdays 5 – 8pm
Class ID: 294
Spring Dates: April 7 – 28, 2020
Spring Tuition: $220 (Spring only)

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Acting 3: The Classics

Build on the skills you learned in Acting 2 as you apply high-level acting technique to classical scripts. Each session will delve into a different classical style (such as Greek tragedy or Commedia dell’Arte) or playwright (such as William Shakespeare, Anton Chekhov, or Henrik Ibsen). Gain the specificity and authenticity required to successfully bring classical texts and characters to life.
Prerequisite: at least two sessions of Acting 2 (or by audition)

Class Days and Times: Mondays 5:30 – 7pm
Class ID: 195
Fall Tuition: $220 / Winter Tuition: $220 (Fall and Winter only)

4-Week Intensive:
Class Days and Times: Mondays 5 – 8pm
Class ID: 195
Spring Dates: April 6 – 27, 2020
Spring Tuition: $220 (Spring only)

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Musical Theatre

Work with a choreographer and music director to learn how to seamlessly combine healthy vocal production with dance combinations while convincingly acting the part. Challenge all three skills in the execution of ensemble numbers from beloved musicals.
Prerequisite: at least one session of Broadway Dance and one session of Broadway Voice, at any age level (or by audition)

4-Week Intensives:
Class Days and Times: Saturdays 1 – 4pm
Class ID: 694
Spring Dates: April 11 – May 2
Spring Tuition: $240 (Spring only)

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Mainstage Musical Theatre Boot Camp for Grades 4 – 12

This fast-paced, multidisciplinary training program focuses on the in-depth musical theatre performance skills required for student actors performing at CTC. With an emphasis on learning, retaining, and performing choreography and song, this course models the rigor, dedication, and etiquette expected in professional rehearsal spaces. The age range of this course is intentionally reflective of the typical casting for professional productions at CTC, so students will be able to practice collaborating in an ensemble with a wide age range. Students are expected to have a foundation in basic ballet and jazz vocabulary and technique. It is pre-requisite that students have a mastery of pitch, breath support, and diction. Students will be held to a high standard for focus, stamina, and work ethic. Enrollment in this boot camp does not guarantee casting in a CTC professional production.

Class Days and Times: Tuesdays 5 – 7:30pm
Class ID: 242
Spring Tuition: $340 (Spring Only)

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Senior Company Show: Untitled Experimental Devised Gay Sports Comedy: An Avant-Garde World Premiere Gay Comedy About Sports

For Grades 9 – 12
Fall Session (by audition only)

It’s the night before the big championship, and everything has been leading up to this moment. But Coach sprained their ankle, the uniforms have gone missing, and Zack is in love with Geoffrey—who’s on the other team! This ensemble-driven process will challenge actors to generate original characters, build a compelling narrative, and flex their physical theatre muscles. Together the ensemble will create a surreal comedy that wrestles with themes of team spirit, personal identity, and Gatorade. Lots of Gatorade.

Rehearsals: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 5 – 8pm, September 24 – November 15

Tech/Dress Rehearsals: November 18 — 20, 4:30 – 9pm

November 21 at 7pm
November 22 at 7pm
November 23 at 7pm
November 24 at 2pm

Class ID: SC9
Tuition: $550 (financial aid available)

We especially encourage queer actors to audition, and we welcome allies to audition as well. For Senior Company, students will be auditioning in a group. Come dressed to move and bring a water bottle. There is no need to prepare any material in advance. The audition will consist of ensemble, movement, and improv exercises.

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