SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS
GCT SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS!
GCT KIDS... Creating character one stage at a time.
Wonder if your child might be bit by the acting bug? Want to give them the extra bit of confidence they need to shine? Students involved in the arts thend to have higher academic performance and better test scores. Public speaking skills, ability to work with a team to achieve a goal, self discipline and learning to accept feedback are just some of the benefits for your child!
PRIVATE VOCAL AND PIANO instruction is offered at the Golden Chain Theatre, taught by our Musical Director. James Mierkey. Private instruction allows each student and teacher to create a unique path of learning. Generally meeting once a week, private lessons are appropriate for students of any age or skill level and can be taken concurrently with group classes. 30 Minute classes, $20 per class, payable one month in advance. Call 760-8789
GCT JUNIOR PLAYERS AUDITION ONLY PERFORMANCE GROUP Intermediate level class that will mix all elements of singing, acting and dance. Students will delve deeper into what students of this age can appropriately handle, including some scene work and character research, behavior and physicality modeling, acting, and singing excersises which require physical discipline and balance, harmony and marginally complex rhythyms. This group will learn the art of appalachian clogging, and will need appropriate footwear for the dancing. This musical theatre performing group will open many of the performances at GCT in the rest of the 2016 season, requiring a major commitment of up to 3 performances a week in addition to rehearsals. Classes are held Wednesdays from 4-5pm. Instructors: James Mierkey and Jennifer Piccolotti. Call 760-8789 for information. Auditions are held in January and August.
DANCE FUSION 1 AND 2 -Dance classes FOR AGE 10+, for those who want to hone their movement skills. Basic movement/ballet/jazz/lyrical/hiphop/tap class (and placement class) for the first class and more advanced for the second class. Classes are held Satudays from 9:30-11am and from -11:00- 12:30pm at GCT. Instructor Teena Hagerman. All black clothing is required, taps and black jazz shoes. Classes are $40/$55 per month payable in the GCT Artistic Director office. Please join the FB group GCT SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS for updates and info.
EXTRAVAGANZA! For Dance Fusion and Private Lessons will be held at GCT on
MAY 19TH... SAVE THE DATE!
GCT KIDS 2017 Summer Workshops!
Two options to choose from!
SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK JR: June 12-July 9 from 9-12pm, Monday-Friday (reccomended for kids 7-13)
A loose, revue-like structure allows for a great deal of flexibility in staging and cast size in this energetic musical, which follows Tom, a young schoolteacher, who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV, when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music. Memorable songs as "Just a Bill," "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly" and "Conjunction Junction" bring his lesson plans vividly to life.
PERFORMANCES JULY 8 AND 9
LEGALLY BLONDE JR. : June 19- July 16 from 1-4pm (recommended for kids 7th-12th grade)
Legally Blonde JR. follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. When Elle's high school boyfriend, Warner, dumps her and heads to Harvard, claiming she's not "serious" enough, Elle takes matters into her own hands, crafting a showy song-and-dance personal essay and charming her way into law school. Befriending classmate, Emmett, and spunky hairdresser, Paulette, along the way, Elle finds that books and looks aren't mutually exclusive. As Elle begins outsmarting her peers, she realizes that law may be her natural calling after all.
PERFORMANCES JULY 14, 15 AND 16