WE ARE BACK!!!!
We are excited for you to join us for our first musical theater production since the pandemic, "Avenue Q."
Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart.
The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life.
Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children's show; a place where puppets are friends, Monsters are good and life lessons are learned.
Rehearsals: January 7th-March 11th
Every Saturday 10am-2pm (days will be added closer to show date) plus one week for Tech week in March
Show dates: March 2023 (4 Shows) TBA
Click the link below to see how to audition for our upcoming musical
Join Kymberli Boynton, Producer/Director/American TV of "Keeping Up With Kym" and Keeping It Real With Kym", along with various guest celebrities, Directors and Producers of the Entertainment Industry as they bring their secrets, skills, and training of Hollywood to you.
The Six-Week Acting for Film Workshop allows students to participate in a short training workshop that demands full immersion into learning the craft of acting. Work with Hollywood Directors, Producers and Actors, Make short films, commercials and more in our Green Screen room. Class Final project will end with students directing, acting and producing a short film and audition for various Director and Producers in Hollywood Industry.
**Professional Headshots, one page cards and more available for add ons after completion of course
ACTING FOR FILM: Students learn the basics of film acting: calibrating performances based upon shot size and angle, eye line, hitting marks, emotional and physical continuity, and strength and imagination in acting choices. Students are assigned scenes from produced screenplays, which are then shot and edited together.
SCENE STUDY: These sessions build a foundation of acting through the study of the execution of a written scene. By working on sections of published plays and screenplays, actors will learn the basic concepts of scene study: defining objectives, breaking the scene down into beats, understanding the arc of a scene, pursuing objectives, playing actions, and working to overcome obstacles. Students first begin with silent scenes and/or short dialogue scenes. Once the foundation is in place, longer dramatic or comedic scenes are explored.
MONOLOGUES: These sessions develop the student’s understanding of the delivery of the monologue: a technique that can be applied to everything from auditions to stage readings to film work. Screenplays oftentimes incorporate monologues into their dramatic structures—but more importantly actors must learn the self-discipline to work individually, without relying on a scene partner for inspiration. Skills focused on include: choosing monologues that are truthful, meaningful, and revealing; performing script analysis on monologues; staging and directing oneself; and developing both outer and inner focal points.
VOICE AND MOVEMENT: An actor’s body is his or her instrument—it must be tuned to perform expertly whenever and however needed. In addition to expanding body flexibility and developing the actor's ability to relax and tense when needed, movement sessions focus on breaking down inhibitions, building ensemble spirit, and providing the necessary tools to bring physical dimension to all roles. A primary tool for the actor is an expressive and free voice. Therefore, the actor’s voice must train to be heard (through volume adjustments), understood (through articulation) and also felt (through expression). Students gain insight into the power of how to nurture and control their voices by exercising various resonators and muscles, enabling them to release emotional impulses. In addition to breath work, voice sessions focus on singing, relaxation, phrasing, and posture as a way of nurturing the actor's instrument. Using text, students learn to identify key words, and learn how to link intention with the voice and speak clearly and powerfully through the end of a line.
IMPROVISATION: The ability to improvise can never be underestimated when it comes to acting, especially on camera where there is usually very little rehearsal. Whether in comedy or drama, actors improvise well when they are fully engaged, listening to their partners, and releasing their inhibitions about failing. Through games and exercises, students learn how to let their imaginations run wild, how to play well with others, and how to live “in the moment”—free from anticipating or planning what to do next.
AUDITION TECHNIQUE: Acting is as much of a business as it is a craft. In addition to training, successful actors must develop strong marketing skills in order to build a career. These sessions focus on such topics as feeling comfortable at cold readings, preparing a resume, choosing a headshot photographer, and developing a career strategy. Additionally, actors will have the opportunity to get live auditioning experience both in class and during an open casting call with directors and producers from the Hollywood Industry.
FILM CRAFT: DIRECTING AND CINEMATOGRAPHY In this series of classes, students will learn directing and cinematography. from the actor’s perspective. Learning the roles of all the players on a film set dramatically increases the actor’s ability to collaborate with the filmmakers in developing dynamic performances.
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