Fall Classes

Fall Programs/Productions 2024

Classes run in 6 week sessions from 9/9 until 10/18. (*Classes are subject to rescheduling in the event conflicts are unavoidable) All production rehearsals begin the week of 9/16 and run through the show dates of the specific show. Tech week rehearsals generally occur daily and are the final week of each production scheduled. Tech week rehearsals scheduled are mandatory. You are urged to check and clear any potential personal conflicts NOW for any of the shows you are interested in participating. No Rehearsal October 14 or 31.

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To secure placement all programs require a $50.00 non-refundable deposit. 

Full payment is due the day of the audition. There are no refunds after a cast list for any show is posted.

MONDAYS:

Advanced Dramatic Theater: Grades 7+

CLUE

This hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery, based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie and inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, is the perfect show for every intermediate to advanced level actor to hone their character acting technique and comic time. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Led by Wadsworth–the butler, Miss Scarlet, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer as the body count stacks up. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave both cult-fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out…WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT!

Grades: 7 & up | Tuition: $229.00 | Class Time: Mondays 5:00pm – 8:00pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT I Performance: Nov. 8th and 9th

TUESDAYS:

Junior Thespians (Tuesday or Thursday)

Great for young emerging performers. Students will receive ensemble roles in the larger cast, learning at least 2 dance numbers and working on 1 scene in Act I with the full production cast, culminating in the mainstage performance at the  Clinton Town Hall the third weekend of November. No audition necessary for this level.

Grades: 2/3 | Tuition: $204.00 | Class Time: Tuesdays 4:15pm – 5:15pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT I Performances: Nov. 17th-19th I Mandatory Tech Week: Nov. 13-16

Beginner Intermediate Thespians (Tuesday or Thursday)

90 minutes instruction once a week for young emerging performers culminating in a full mainstage performance at the Clinton Town Hall the third weekend in November. Audition Required. Everyone will receive a role regardless of experience with acting.  Contact kidzkonnectionct@gmail.com to reserve an audition.

Grades: 4/5 | Class Time: Tuesday or Thursdays: rehearsals 90 minutes from 5:15-6:45pm | Tuition: one day $264.00 | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT I Performances: Nov. 18th-20th I Mandatory Tech Week: Nov. 14-17

Intermediate/Advanced Thespians (Tuesday or Thursday)

Two hours instruction once a week in dance, acting and voice for youth interested in performance  culminating in the fall mainstage musical, Frozen Jr, on the Town Hall Stage the third weekend in November. Audition Required.  Everyone receives a role regardless of skill level. Please contact kidzkonnectionct@gmail.com to reserve an audition.

Grades: 6 & up | Tuition: $304.00 | Class Time: Tuesdays or Thursdays 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CTI Performances: Nov. 22-24 I Mandatory Tech Week: Nov. 18-21.

WEDNESDAYS:

Fairytale Theater presents the Frozen Kids – A fairy tale adventure 9/16 – 11/18/24.

Perfect for grades K – 4. Our Fairytale Theater group will perform a condensed 40 minute production of the favorite children’s musical Frozen with just our littlest thespians to be performed on the Town Hall Stage for Sunday, November 24 at 11:00am. Students will all receive a speaking role they can be successful with based on our initial first class. No auditions for this program. Guaranteed to bring a smile to any young performer’s face. (no classes Indigenous People Day or October 14). Participants subject to a $30 costume fee and supplying own undergarments TBD before the show.

Grades: K-4 | Tuition : $229.00  | Class Time: Wednesdays 4:15-5:15 | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT I Performance 11/18 at 11am on the Andrews Memorial Town Hall Stage.

Haunted Spirits of Clinton (Grades 7 and up)

This program is for the young thespian who loves ghosts/ghouls and spirits of the past.  Students also discover the joy of community service as we rehearse historical skits for one of Clinton’s most popular events, the annual Haunted Spirits Lantern Stroll. Students will be cast in simple 10 minute skits to perform while dressed in character at the Indian River Cemetery for nightly tours of the historic cemetery and it’s more famous inhabitants from Clinton’s rich past.  This is an entirely free program but you MUST contact kidzkonnectionct@gmail.com to be considered.

Grades: 7th and Up | Tuition: $65.00 | Class Time: Wednesdays 4:30 – 5:30pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT

Tap/Jazz Combo for the Tween & Teen Beginner (Grades 5 and up)

A traditional 6-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!

Grades: 5th and Up | Tuition : $154.00 | Class Time: Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:15pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT

New class: Ballet Contemporary Fusion Intensive (Grades 5 and up)

This Ballet focused class will explore ballet technique and form while  diving into different ways of combining modern, contemporary and ballet vocabularies into a challenging but fun combination. It shows each dancer how to keep the integrity of their technique while utilizing it in the most effective way possible. The class also explores ways to increase one’s artistic capacity through inspiration by movement, music, and philosophy.

The class is recommended for any beginning/intermediate or advanced dancer

Grades: 5th and Up | Tuition : $154.00 | Class Time: Wednesdays 6:15 – 7:00pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT

Advanced Tap (Pre-Screening required)

All students who wish to participate in this class must be evaluated by our head dance teacher/choreographer, Maria Teresa Lonetti. This class is for advanced level performers who have prior experience with dance and/or theater.

Ages: New students must be pre-screened to determine appropriate placement in this class. Contact kidzkonnectionct@gmail.com for placement screening. | Tuition: $154.00 | Class Time: Wednesdays 7:00 – 7:45 | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT

THURSDAYS:

Junior Thespians (Tuesday or Thursday)

Great for young emerging performers. Students will receive ensemble roles in the larger cast, learning at least 2 dance numbers and working on 1 scene  to participate in with the larger cast, culminating in a full mainstage performance at the  Clinton Town Hall the third weekend of November. No audition necessary for this level.

Grades: 2/3 | Tuition: $204.00 | Class Time: Tuesdays 4:30pm – 5:30pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT I Performances: Nov. 17th-19th I Mandatory Tech Week: Nov. 13-16

Beginner Intermediate Thespians (Tuesday or Thursday)

Fantastic instruction for young emerging performers culminating in a full mainstage performance at the Clinton Town Hall the third weekend in November. Audition Required. Everyone will receive a role regardless of experience with acting.  Contact kidzkonnectionct@gmail.com to reserve an audition.

Grades: 4/5 | Tuition: $264.00 | Class Time: Tuesday or Thursdays: rehearsals 90 minutes from 5:15-6:45pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT I Performances: Nov. 22-24th I Mandatory Tech Week: Nov. 18-21.

Intermediate/Advanced Thespians (Tuesday or Thursday)

Perfect instruction in dance, acting and voice for youth interested in performance  culminating in the fall mainstage musical, Mary Poppins, on the Town Hall Stage the third weekend in November. Audition Required.  Everyone receives a role regardless of skill level. Please contact kidzkonnectionct@gmail.com to reserve an audition.

Grades: 6 & up | Tuition: $304.00 | Class Time: 2 hour rehearsals Tuesdays OR Thursdays 5:30pm – 7:30pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CTI Performances: Nov. 18th-20th I Mandatory Tech Week: Nov. 14-17

FRIDAYS:

Little Play Makers

A fun drama class designed specifically for children who are in grades 1/2. Children learn to use their imaginations in a fun and cooperative environment to encourage kindness and positive social skills while discovering a love for the performing arts.

Grades: K-3 | Tuition: $154.00 | Class Time: Fridays, 4:15pm – 5:00pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT in person

Junior Madcappers

This once-a-week drama class incorporates improvisation games and drama activities into a fun and cooperative experience. A perfect class for any child interested in exploring the performing arts in a free, imaginative setting.

Grades: 4-6 | Tuition: $154.00 | Class Time: Fridays 5:00-5:45pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT in person

Comedy Central

A traditional 8-week class for older students looking for a class to explore comedy and improvisation. Students work separately and together to develop comic skits and routines appropriate for each age level.

Grades: 7+ | Tuition : $154.00 | Class Time: Fridays 5:45 -6:45pm | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT in person

Saturdays

Advanced Musical

Grades 9 to 18 years of age

(**8th graders must contact kidzkonnectionct@gmail.com before signing up.)

This universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz, with one show stopping song after another is Broadaway’s longest running American musical. Two death-row murderesses develop a fierce rivalry while competing for publicity, celebrity, and a sleazy lawyer’s attention.

Grades: 9+ | Tuition : $334.00 | Rehearsals: Saturdays, beginning 9/21 from 10:00-2:30pm l Mandatory Tech Week: Sunday, 12/1* (*extended long rehearsal) – 12/5 NO EXCEPTIONS l Show Dates: December 6 – 8. 12/6 @ 7:00pm; 12/7 @ 1:00pm & 7:00pm; 12/8 @ 1:00pm. *possible 2nd weekend of shows TBD.

**No rehearsals 11/16 or 11/30.

*8th graders must be currently enrolled students, and also be signed up for the Main Stage musical running congruent to the advanced musical they are wanting to participate in.

***Actors are only permitted to miss 2 rehearsals, must be available for all of tech week and all performances. Any breach of this will mean immediate dismissal from the show without refund. No exceptions will be made

The Advanced Musical Theater program is a program designed for our most senior performers. These performers are considered our most advanced actors due to their years of theater experience and training. These requirements have been put in place to ensure that our younger performers gain the experience needed to be considered one of our advanced performers. On rare approval, a volunteer option may be available for those performers unable to complete the list requirements with approved reaosns. Students will also need to give a detailed explanation to the best of their ability why they are unable to meet the performance/class requirement. Then it will be submitted to the board for approval. Please, follow the link to for full detailed requirements and volunteer information.

https://kidzkonnectionct.org/advanced-musical-requirements/