Kidz Konnection is a non-profit, youth-based theater company located along the shoreline of Connecticut, in the quaint town of Clinton that provides classes in improvisation, musical theater, television news reporting, acting and production. Since 2006, Kidz Konnection has produced over a dozen major theater productions to sell-out crowds, and more than 20 intimate productions attracting up to 300 audience members each. In addition, Kidz Konnection has offers weekly classes designed to develop the young actor in public speaking, character development and esteem-building. Kidz Konnection proudly performs with the annual BlueFish Festival and offers an educational Shakespeare series in collaboration with the Henry Carter Hull Library and the Clinton Historical Society, as part of its outreach to the community. Kidz Konnection maintains it’s intent to encourage youth to pick up the classics through the performance of such work and as audience members to it’s work.
Kidz Konnection Classes and Rehearsals take place in the Kidz Konnection Studio which can be found in the basement of the Chips Pub Plaza, Main Street, Clinton, as part of the Clinton Art Space. To contact Kidz Konnection call Laura Attanasio at 860-227-2363 or email her at email@example.com .
The Wizard of Oz
AUDITIONS: Tuesday, January 7th and Wednesday, January 8th 4:30 – 6:30pm in the Kidz Konnection studio. Call (860) 227 2363 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve an audition slot!
AGES: 5 – 19
SHOW DATE: Friday March 14th, Saturday March 15th, and Sunday March 16th
TICKETS: $10.00 for general public in advance, $6.00 for kids and seniors in advance, $12.00 for everyone at the door, $15.00 for all premium seats
LOCATION: Andrews Memorial Town Hall Auditorium, Clinton CT
Call (860) 227 2363 or e-mail email@example.com for more info!
Current Production Rehearsal Schedule
Spring Session Classes
Beginning the week of April 7th, All Classes 8 weeks long
(No classes will be held during spring break.)
For the Eager Learner (Ages 5-9)
The Beginner Acting Class (Ages 5-9) is great for 5 – 9 year-olds who want to explore and expand their acting and memorization ability. In this class, the kids will work on a few small scenes that they can memorize, block, and discover their ability to work with props and set that will then be incorporated into the spring showcase. These kids will also play fun drama games that build confidence and character development.
Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15pm Fee: $120.00
The Kidz Krew (Beginner Improvisation) Class (Ages 5-9) is for 5 – 9 year-olds who want the chance to expand their imagination with lots of drama games geared towards telling original stories and coming up with imaginary worlds. These kids will work with each other to create their own scenes and skits and explore the depths of their own imagination.
Fridays, 4:30 – 5:15pm Fee: $120.00
For the Motivated Middle-Schooler (Ages 10 – 14)
Saturday Night Live (Kidz Edition!) (Ages 10 – 14) is a class perfect for budding comedians and kids who long to use their creativity in a more productive way. This class will encourage 10 – 14 year-olds to master the art of improvisation. In this class kids will play tons of improv games (similar to those on Saturday Night Live) to learn how to think quick on their feet and create coherent, and often very funny, scenes.
Fridays, 5:15 – 6:15pm Fee: $130.00
For Advanced Actors (Ages 12+)
Straight to Broadway (Ages 12+) is a class for teenagers who want the opportunity to learn completely choreographed dances from popular broadway musicals such as Buenos Aires, Wicked, High School Musical, Chorus Line and more! In this class young teenagers will explore fresh new moves as seen on Broadway that will expand a dancers repertoire and prepare them for future musical auditions. No previous dance experience is necessary.
Mondays, 6:15 – 7:45pm Fee: $150.00
Saturday Night Live (Kidz Edition!) (Ages 12+) is a class perfect for budding comedians and kids who long to use their creativity in a more productive way. This class will encourage teens to master the art of improvisation. In this class kids will play tons of improv games (similar to those on Saturday Night Live) to learn how to think quick on their feet and create coherent, and often very funny, scenes.
Fridays, 5:15 – 6:15pm Fee: $130.00
Acting 1 (Ages 12+) is a class designed to improve a performers ability to audition successfully and train the budding actor in strong character-development skills. This class focuses on monologues and will inspire actors to move up to a more professional level and enhance their overall stage presence.
Thursdays, 5:15 – 6:15pm Fee: $120.00
From Page to Stage (Ages 12+) is a class that focuses on playwriting for teens. In this class students will meet weekly in a small discussion group and present their work, then critique one another and discuss how to improve their characters, plot details, and overall writing voice.
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:00pm Fee: $120.00
The Shoreline Actors Collective (SAC) (Ages 12+) in the Kidz Konnection Studio has become the place to be all year round. Actors, ages 13 and up, come together on a flexible rehearsal schedule determined by the troupe, usually in the evening, to make new friends, see old ones, and put on some serious literature.
Upcoming SAC Opportunities
Auditions: April 1st and 2nd
Auditions: May 27th and 28th
See The SAC Page for more info