Fall Programs

 

Fall Programs

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Fall Productions

High School Production: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Join us for this year’s Fall High School Production, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead! This modern comedy follows the story of Shakespeare’s Hamlet from the point of view of two minor messengers: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. This program will be capped at 10 students in accordance with Connecticut state guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19. This program is first come, first serve until all 10 spots are filled. 

Grades: 8th and up | Tuition: $268.00 | Auditions: TBD | Audition Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT | Rehearsals: Every Tuesday 6-7:30pm, 9/22-12/1 | Performance Dates: December 11 – 13, 2020 | Performance Location: TBD | Tickets: Not Yet On Sale

High School Production: Clue

Join us for an advanced play geared towards high school students where students will have the ability to work closely with a small cast to develop their characters and dive into advanced level acting! This program will be capped at 10 students in accordance with Connecticut state guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19. This program is first come, first serve until all 10 spots are filled. 

Grades: 8th and up | Tuition: $268.00 | Auditions: TBD | Audition Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT | Rehearsals: Every Tuesday 4:15-5:45pm, 9/22-12/1 | Performance Dates: December 11 – 13, 2020 | Performance Location: TBD | Tickets: Not Yet On Sale

Middle School Production: Peter and the Starcatcher (pending license approval)

Our Fall Middle School Production will be Peter and the Starcatcher, a magical story about how Wendy Darling’s mother, Molly experienced all the wonder of Peter Pan and Neverland long before Wendy and her brother’s were even born. This program will be capped at 10 students in accordance with Connecticut state guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19. This program is first come, first serve until all 10 spots are filled. 

Grades: 6th-9th | Tuition: $248.00 | Auditions: TBD Audition Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT | Rehearsals: Every Thursday 5-6:30pm, 9/10-11/12 | Performance Date: November 20 – 22 | Performance Location: TBD | Tickets: Not Yet On Sale

Junior Thespian Production: Hercules

Come perform with us in this fun, thrilling story about how Hercules saves Megara using more than just his strength and meets lots of other wacky characters along the way! This program will be capped at 10 students in accordance with Connecticut state guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19. This program is first come, first serve until all 10 spots are filled. 

Grades: 3rd-6th | Tuition: $248.00 | Auditions: TBD Audition Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT | Rehearsals: Every Monday 4:30-6pm, 9/21-11/2 | Performance Date: November 6 – 8 | Performance Location: TBD | Tickets: Not Yet On Sale

Tiny Thespian Production: The Lorax

Let’s have fun with Dr. Seuss’s classic story about The Lorax, a spokesman for the trees and all of nature who teaches the Onceler, a mysterious, greed-stricken former businessman, an important lesson about respecting and cherishing your resources. This program will be capped at 10 students in accordance with Connecticut state guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19. This program is first come, first serve until all 10 spots are filled. 

Grades: K-3rd | Tuition: $214.00 | Auditions: TBD Audition Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT | Rehearsals: Every Wednesday 4:30-5:30pm, 9/9-10/14 | Performance Date: October 16 – 18 | Performance Location: TBD | Tickets: Not Yet On Sale

Fall Classes

 

Creative Writing

Perfect for the budding writer who wants a head start in writing fun characters, descriptions and even PLAYS! We will give our students who join us a fun writing activity that helps get kids excited about how important writing is to the theater. Come join us and see just how FUN writing can be! NOTE: This class will be taught virtually, via Zoom.

Grades: 5th and Up | Tuition: $173.00 | Class Time: Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm | Location: Virtually on Zoom

Contemporary Dance *this class is not currently available.

This class is perfect for the performer that is looking to hone their movement skills and learn how to express themselves through dance. NOTE: This class is being offered as a hybrid option via Zoom or in person depending on the students’ comfort and needs.

Grades: 6th and Up | Tuition: $173.00 | Class Time: Mondays 6:00-7:00pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT and/ or on Zoom

Advanced Tap

All students who wish to participate in this class must be evaluated by our head dance teacher/ choreographer, Maria Lonetti. This class is for advanced level performers who have prior experience with dance and/ or theater. NOTE: This class is being offered as a hybrid option via Zoom or in person depending on the students’ comfort and needs.

Ages: New students must be pre-screened to determine appropriate placement in this class. Contact kidzkonnectionct@gmail.com for placement screening. | Tuition: $173.00 | Class Time: Wednesdays 7:00-8:00 | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT and/ or on Zoom

Backstage Basics

Want to be part of the theater arts but performing isn’t your thing?  Try learning about the behind the scenes of putting on a show.  In this 4 week class, students will learn the basics of all things backstage. Each week students will spend time on a different aspect of backstage work including, sound and lighting training, stage manager, prop master and stage crew to help you discover what may most interest you when working behind the scenes. Students in this class are expected to be present during tech week and the final performance. NOTE: This class will be taught virtually, via Zoom.

Grades: 6th and Up | Tuition : $173.00 | Class Time: Mondays 7:00-8:00pm | Location: Virtually on Zoom

Tap/Jazz Combo for the Tween & Teen Beginner

A traditional 8-week class for students looking to improve their dance skills. Many young people discover theater over time and once bit by the bug realize they are missing essential dance skills to get top roles in high school theater or professionally.  This class is designed to teach the older actor the critical basics to tap dancing in an age-friendly environment.  This high energy, full of fun moves class will have you tapping with confidence at auditions in no time! NOTE: This class is being offered as a hybrid option via Zoom or in person depending on the students’ comfort and needs.

Grades: 5th and Up | Tuition : $173.00 | Class Time: Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT and/ or on Zoom

Fight Choreography/Slapstick Comedy

A fun and energetic 8-week class for students looking to learn or improve their ability to perform choreographed fights on stage. In this class, students will learn the basics of physical stage-fighting using fake weapons and their bodies. Students will explore everything from slap-stick humor to fully choreographed sword-fights. NOTE: This class is being offered as a hybrid option via Zoom or in person depending on the students’ comfort and needs.

Grades: 4th and Up | Tuition: $173.00 | Class Time: Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT and/ or on Zoom

Friday Night Live Kidz Improvisation Class

This once-a-week improvisation class is perfect for the ham of your house who loves to create original material and imagine freely. In this 8 week class, kids play plenty of fun drama games and activities to explore creativity while developing an original skit to perform for family and friends. NOTE: This class will be taught fully in-person outside on the front lawn of the Academy building.

Grades: K-3rd | Tuition: $173.00 | Class Time: Fridays, 4:30pm – 5:15pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT in person

Friday Night Live Tweens Edition Improvisation Class

This Saturday Night Live-esque 8-week class is perfect for every class clown or budding actor looking to gain more confidence. Students work separately and together to develop comic skits and routines appropriate for each age level. Great for any performer interested in stand-up comedy or improvisational acting. Note: There are no exceptions to grade level placement for this program. NOTE: This class will be taught fully in-person outside on the front lawn of the Academy building.

Grades: 4th-5th | Tuition: $173.00 | Class Time: Fridays 5:15-6:15pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT in person

Friday Night Live Teens Improvisation Class

A traditional 8-week class for older students looking for an opportunity to study more serious improvisational techniques without sacrificing the more fun and creative aspects of improv and comedy. This Saturday Night Live-esque class is perfect for every class clown or budding actor looking to gain more confidence. Students work separately and together to develop comic skits and routines appropriate for each age level. Great for any performer interested in stand-up comedy or improvisational acting. This class is a part of the Advanced Acting Trio Class Series. NOTE: This class will be taught fully in-person outside on the front lawn of the Academy building.

Grades: 6th and Up | Tuition : $173.00 | Class Time: Fridays 5:30-6:30pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT in person