Classes Begin September 15
Classes are eligible for Sliding Fee Scale pricing based on family income levels. Please see our Affordability Page for more information.
Each of these classes is also to a one-time $18 Registration Fee.
Ronald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likable young child named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory — or suffer the consequences.
This musical will feature children of all ages, with ages 5-8 performing in the ensemble, and ages 9-18 auditioning for the lead roles. In this production, everyone gets to play a part. Our auditions are simply to place everyone in a role that is best suited for them.
Through song and dance, the young actors will learn how to portray different characters and grow in confidence as they perform- perhaps for the very first time!- on stage.
Audition Date: October 7 (Ages:5-8 is 5:30-6:30 and Ages: 9-18 is 6:30-7:30)
Rehersal Class Dates and Times:
*Performance Team will dance during this production
Cost: $35 Per Month (or less)
Ages 13 to 18
Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 PM
Watch your student grow in confidence and their ability to communicate as they explore the craft of theater! This class will focus on developing the foundational elements of acting without sacrificing the fun or creativity. Both new and experienced students can join the magic of acting in a safe and welcoming environment We’ll walk through an audition process and how you can prepare, talk about how we speak not only with words but our face and our bodies, explore creativity with improv games and so much more.
In this season’s installment: Travel with us from Ancient Greece, to Stratford-upon-Avon, to New York City as we analyze scripts throughout history. Students will learn to interpret challenging texts through this performance-based class. Both new and experienced students are welcome here! This class ends with a showcase on December 8 at 8PM.
Cost: $35 (or less)
Ages 5 to 8
Wednesdays – 5:15-6:00 PM
Follow us through the years as we remember all things Disney! From “Aladdin” to “Zootopia”, students will discover through song and dance how to stand up and use their voice in front of a crowd. This class ends with a performance on December 8 at 5:45.
Cost: $35 (or less)
Ages 8 to 12
Wednesdays – 6:15-7:15 PM
We think you’ll like it here! Watch your student grow in creativity and confidence as we rehearse scenes and songs from the Broadway classic, Annie. Students will learn to portray various characters throughout the class, all while singing, dancing, and having fun! Just remember- you’re never fully dressed without a smile! This class ends with a performance on December 8 at 6:45PM.
Cost: $35 (or less)
Our theater program is a fun way for our young students to not only explore the basics of working on the stage, but think about how their faces, hands and bodies can help communicate effectively and creatively.
In our Holiday Theater Players class last year, the students helped write the script for their recent Merry & Bright performance in addition to thinking about the staging and flow of the performance. Our instructor, Miss Erin has a diverse set of activities to give the students variety and work different skill sets through each weekly session. The warmup exercises get them thinking about facial expressions and how their bodies can change their communication. The kids especially love the improvisation exercises such as “Bus Stop” where they act our unscripted scenarios around a certain theme. These exercises give the students opportunities to be especially creative and think of different ways for them to tell a story.
Of course, there are also a handful of rehearsals of the Merry & Bright performance along the way and Miss Erin was always supportive, but also constructive on how to keep improving their skills, performance and attention to details. In their final class session ahead of the Merry & Bright Performance, the students got the treat of checking out the theater room in advance to make sure they felt comfortable and could visualize the performance ahead of time.
Jackson School of the Arts outstanding theatre program is led by gifted artists with advanced degrees and extensive acting experience. We also focus on the needs and skills of each student to help them along their artistic journey.
We offer private lessons in acting, voice (vocal music) and stage choreography for all ages and skill levels.
Rates for a 1-hour session are $25 per lesson for Makenzie and $35 for Serenity. Teachers are talented, experienced individuals with related degrees and/or experience. Call 784-2389 to schedule your private lessons.