2018-2019 Fall and Winter

A Message from Civic Theatre School Administrator JoAnn Wilchek Basist

Dear Civic Theatre School Families:

     Due to the renovations of our fabulous 19th Street Theatre, some adjustments have had to be made in our CTS programming. We will need to have classes "offsite" until we get the certificate of occupancy to use the main theatre rehearsal spaces. Please read the entire e-mail as it contains very important information and registration materials.

     We greatly appreciate your support and patience during this time of transition.

We assure you that our CTS staff and classes will be fantastic as always!! Class times and teachers have not changed. The only difference will be the location of our first few classes. Attached to the bottom of this e-mail will be the registration information for you to print and fill out. The form will include the prices for the classes. You can (if you wish) register for the Fall and Spring together for a reduced rate. You can also call the theatre or come in to the box office (temporarily located in T514 directly across from the Main Theatre)to register. You may also register on the first day of class. We are very excited about our Spring musical The Lion King,Jr. All participants in the Spring production must be CTS students.

 

FALL CTS CLASSES 2018

SATURDAYS:  

SEPTEMBER 8, 15, 22,29

OCTOBER 6, 13, 20, 27

NOVEMBER 3 (SHOWCASE DAY)


GRADES 1-4:  

9am-11am  

Optional Voice Class:  11am-11:30am

Kirsten Rani Almeida: Drama Instructor

Samantha Stein: Movement Instructor

Brian Foley: Vocal Instructor


GRADES 5-8:   

12:15pm-2:15pm

Optional Voice Class:  11:45am-12:15am

Gretchen Furst: Drama Instructor

Susan Danish: Movement Instructor

Brian Foley: Vocal Instructor


GRADES 9-12:  

1pm-3pm

Optional Voice Class: 12:30pm-1pm

Melisa Klausner: Drama Instructor

Brian Foley: Vocal Instructor

 


ALL REGISTERED STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE A FOLLOW UP E-MAIL CONTAINING ALL DETAILS FOR OPENING DAY ORIENTATIONS AND REGISTRATION CONFIRMATIONS. PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE AT LEAST ONE HALF HOUR PRIOR TO THE START OF YOUR CHILD'S FIRST CLASS TO CONFIRM ALL DETAILS AND MEET THE TEACHERS. IF YOU CHOOSE TO WAIT UNTIL THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS TO FORMALLY REGISTER, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CHECK IN WITH EITHER THE BOX OFFICE OR MRS. BASIST PIROR TO SEPTEMBER 8 TO KNOW WHERE TO GO FOR CLASS. 

 

INCLUDED IN THE FOLLOW-UP E-MAIL WILL BE ALL DETAILS FOR THE LOCATION FOR OUR "OFFSITE" CLASSES. PLEASE BE VIGILANT IN CHECKING FOR THIS E-MAIL ONCE YOU HAVE REGISTERED YOUR CHILD.

 

DIRECT ANY CTS PROGRAMMING QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE TO:

JOANN WILCHEK BASIST

CTS ADMINISTRATOR

DAMEJOANN@YAHOO.COM

610-554-6839

 

DIRECT ANY CTS REGISTRATION AND TUITION QUESTIONS TO:

KELCIE KOSBERG

CIVIC BOX OFFICE MANAGER

KELCIE@CIVICTHEATRE.COM

610-432-8943

Grades 1-2

Grades 1-2 (Saturdays 9am-11am): $288/session, $478 both sessions
Grades 1-2 with Voice (Saturdays 9am-11:30am): $368/session, $638 both sessions

Young performers immerse themselves into the world of creative play! As they explore the art of storytelling and stretch their imaginations, students will develop basic understanding of character development, stage movement, and vocal control. Students will work with each other and with props (including puppets) to learn positive social interaction and to gain an introduction to theatre terminology (stage directions, decorum) while they receive important lessons in focus, collaboration, expression, and active listening.

The fall class will culminate in a theme based showcase involving all students for families to attend.

2018 Fall Session: Grades 1-12, Saturdays, September 8 - November 3

2019 Winter Session: Grades 1-12, Saturdays, January 5 - March 9

Grades 3-4

Grades 3-4 (Saturdays 9am-11am): $288/session, $478 both sessions
Grades 3-4 with Voice (Saturdays 9am-11:30am): $368/session, $638 both sessions

Participants will journey through the world of theatre skill games and improvisation. As they develop an awareness of the world around them, students will utilize the drama of life to create their own characterizations and unique situations in which to practice theatre techniques and movement for expression. Students will begin to create unique character for themselves, experiment with basic prop building, and explore theatre traditions from other cultures and time periods. They will continue to build important life skills including learning to collaborate, listen and have positive social interaction. Students will also gain a basic introduction to scripted materials.

The fall class will culminate in a theme based showcase involving all students for families to attend.

2018 Fall Session: Grades 1-12, Saturdays, September 8 - November 3

2019 Winter Session: Grades 1-12, Saturdays, January 5 - March 9

Grades 5-8

Grades 5-8 (Saturdays 12:15pm-2:15pm): $288/session, $478 both sessions
Grades 5-8 with Voice (Saturdays 11:45am-2:15pm): $368/session, $638 both sessions

Time to get in touch with the instrument of the performer … the body. With a focus on how the body expresses feelings (even before any words are spoken), this class teaches performers to use physicalization as a tool to enhance the script. Blending stage movement with the power of the language, students will reach new heights of expression! Students will also work with masks and understand the cultural use of masks in other art forms, gain an introduction to scene work and short monologues, and work towards breaking through their inhibitions and an understanding of the power of communication skills through theatre.

The fall and winter classes will culminate in a theme based showcase involving all students for families to attend.

2018 Fall Session: Grades 1-12, Saturdays, September 8 - November 3

2019 Winter Session: Grades 1-12, Saturdays, January 5 - March 9

Grades 9-12

Grades 9-12 (Saturdays 1:00pm-3:00pm): $288/session, $478 both sessions
Grades 9-12 with Voice (Saturdays 12:30pm-3:00pm): $368/session, $638 both sessions

Interpreting a scene is the first step to interpreting the universe! Guided by our professional instructors, these students will begin to master the techniques cherished by performers throughout the centuries. Character analysis, physical comedy, vocal manipulation, and emotional context take center stage as they enter the realm of scene study. Students will continue to work on voice and articulation and discover ways to use and refine their own vocal instrument – by controlling volume, projection and understanding the connection between voice and the body. Students will develop a comfort level for basic public speaking and presentation and will be introduced to the different schools of acting techniques – including Hagen, Meisner, and Stanislovksy.

The fall and winter classes will culminate in a theme based showcase involving all students for families to attend.

2018 Fall Session: Grades 1-12, Saturdays, September 8 - November 3

2019 Winter Session: Grades 1-12, Saturdays, January 5 - March 9

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