Summer is a great time to “act up.” We offer classes for grades K to 10.
The Fall schedule will include classes for grade K and up. The schedule we be online July 1.
The Lion King and Hogwarts Summer Drama Camps at Jackson School of the Arts
The Summer Theater Program is coordinated by: Tory Matsos, MFA, Theatre Artist & Educator, Certified Teacher, Alexander Technique, Certified Teacher, Michael Chekhov Technique, Treasurer, Association of Theatre Movement Educators. Camps are open (non-auditioned) to all students. In these drama camps, children make new friends, build listening and ensemble skills, take on leadership roles, and explore their creativity.
Final show is June 23 at 11:30
$68 Please bring a water bottle each day.
Lion King: entering grades K to 3
Hogwarts: entering grades 4 to 6
In Jackson School of the Arts Summer Drama Camp, young actors spend a week working as an ensemble to create an original play based on super fun themes that evoke drama, comedy, suspense, and one-of-a-kind characters. Campers are guided through playwriting basics and fun improvisational games. On the last day, they perform their world premiere play for an audience of family and friends, free of charge!
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Final Performance is Friday, July 28 at 7pm
$82 – A limited number of partial scholarships are available, please inquire.
Comedy Camp: for grades 7 to 10
*It’s summer so it’s acceptable to miss a few classes if needed for vacation. However student must be here for the show date and the two practices before it. No class July 4.
This class is a fantastic opportunity to learn teamwork skills along with the fun of theater and putting on a show. The class will start with entertaining improvisational and get-to-know each other games. We will soon start practice for a comedy play that we’ll perform at the end of class. The class will normally look like: playing theatre games, half hour lunch break, then play practice. Bring a lunch and water bottle each day.
A Note from Your Comedy Camp Instructor: Hi there! My name is Maggi Hastings. I’ve been involved in theater most of my life. I’ve studied theatre and improv at LCC and been in/directed many shows myself. I very much look forward to teaching and learning with my students this summer! I’m extremely focused on building a team before we even start practicing the play as I believe it is key to be comfortable with your cast to have a better show and overall experience. I’m so excited to meet everyone! It’s going to be a fantastic show.
The fun starts January 16, 2017 and runs through the performances which are held Fairy Festival weekend, (the 4th weekend in April)
ages 5-12 Monday 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Students will be working towards producing short plays and skits to be featured during the Fairy Festival. These classes, regardless of age, foster personal growth, teamwork and creativity. Class will include theater games, guided improvisational activities and scene work to learn the core concepts of acting.
Fee is based on income ($24-$35 per month) plus a one time fee of $15 which includes scripts, costumes and cast party.
Fridays 6:15-7:15 PM – Starts January 20, 2017
A Hard Knock Life on Broadway Dance class introduces students to theatrical style dancing and choreography. The showcase this year will be from the award winning Broadway musical Annie. Selections from the musical will be highlighted for a final performance that will surely make the sun come up tomorrow. Class is offered to both boys and girls ages 8+. Class ends May 19 with a performance in the Ensemble Theater.
Fee is based on income ($24 to $35 per month) and includes costumes. Instructor: Jenna Spinei
Tuesday 5:00-6:00 PM | Starts Jan. 17
Learn how the professionals sing and act on stage and put it together for Disney Musicals on Broadway. Students need no previous experience and will be taught the basics of musical theater. Using excerpts and short scenes from Little Mermaid, Peter Pan and more, students will present a showcase performance on the last class night, May 18.
Instructor: Tory Matsos
Fee based on income ($24-$35 per month).
Wednesday 6:30-7:30 PM | Starts February 1
CosPlay or Costume Play is it! In this 4 week class you’ll explore researching your character, learn basic wig techniques, create a prop out of foam and work with make-up and photography.
Instructor: Candy Shannon
Fee $40 includes all supplies.
Jackson School of the Arts outstanding theatre program is led by gifted artists with advanced degrees and extensive acting experience with the Purple Rose Theatre, founded by actor and playwright Jeff Daniels. In addition to 12-16 week classes and one day workshops, we also offer private lessons.
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We offer private lessons in acting, voice (vocal music) and stage choreography for all ages and skill levels. Rates are $18 for 30 minutes and $27 for 45 minutes. Teachers are talented, experienced individuals with related degrees and/or experience. Call 784-2389 to schedule your private lessons.