Registration now open for 2014 Summer Theatre Programs Learning opportunities for children, teens and adults from age 7-107

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May 8, 2014

Registration now open for 2014 Summer Theatre Programs
Learning opportunities for children, teens and adults from age 7-107!

(Venice, FL) Registration is open for Venice Theatre’s annual summer theatre camps and classes for children, teens and adults. This summer, there are two 2-week camp sessions (a morning and an afternoon) and two 4-week production sessions (a morning and an afternoon) for students in grades 3- 12.  For students going into grades 1 and 2 there is a 2-week afternoon session offered July 21 – August 1, 2014.  The 4-week campers will have the choice of two different concentrations. The morning session will focus on acting and the afternoon session will focus on musical theatre.  Both will audition, rehearse and perform a MainStage production written by the theatre’s playwright-in- residence, Ronald Krine Myroup.  Additionally, an evening specialty class for more experienced students will stretch their acting muscles using a modern adaptation of The Canterbury Tales.   This class is by invitation or permission only.   A variety of audition, comedy and English writers workshops is offered for adults. Fees range from $125 – $385. 

Instructors include theatre professionals Kelly Duyn, Scott Keys, Peter Ivanov, Cathleen McClendon, Cathy Baudrit-Noeth, Amy Blake, Gladys Varga and Jan Wallace. Tuition scholarships are available for qualified applicants. 

To register or find out further information, call Venice Theatre’s Director of Education and Outreach, Sandy Davisson or Assistant Director, Candace Artim at 941-486-8679. Online registration is available at www.venicestage.com.  To make registration more convenient, the theatre offers “EZ” payment options via bank draft or credit card.

All classes and camps take place at the theatre at 140 W. Tampa Ave. on the island in Venice. Advanced registration and a non–refundable payment in full or EZ Pay installment arrangement is required. 

CLASS LISTINGS

  • 2-week camps for students going into grades 3-12
    • 2-week morning ACTING CAMP, June 3 – 13, 8:30 a.m. – noon

This camp emphasizes acting, but will also include voice, dance and technical theatre.  Concludes with a class demonstration on Friday, June 13, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. $220

    • 2-week afternoon MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP, June 3 – 13, 1– 4:30 p.m.

This camp emphasizes musical theatre (song and dance!) but will also include acting and technical theatre.  Concludes with a class demonstration on Friday, June 13, 2014 at 4 p.m. $220

 

  • 4-week studio productions for students going into grades 3-12

Students audition, rehearse and perform a studio production on MainStage! 

    • 4-week morning studio production – ACTING! June 23 – July 18, 8:30 a.m. – noon

This performance session emphasizes acting, but will also include voice, dance and technical theatre.  Concludes with a ticketed performance on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 7 p.m. on VT’s MainStage – $385

    • 4-week afternoon studio production – MUSICAL THEATRE! June 23- July 19, 1-4:30 p.m.

This performance session emphasizes musical theatre (song and dance!) but will also include acting and technical theatre.  Concludes with a ticketed performance on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 11 a.m. on VT’s MainStage – $385

 

  • 2-week afternoon camp for students going into grades 1 and 2

“Foundations for the Littlest Stars”, July 21 – August 1, 1 – 4 p.m.

Theatre fun for little ones! Children rotate daily between singing, dancing, creative dramatics and technical theatre classes. $220

 

  • SPECIALTY CLASS  for students going into grades 6-12

“The Knight! The Wife! And the Nun!”  Or Advanced Acting with Jan Wallace. By invitation or permission. Students will stretch their acting muscles with this BRAND NEW EXPERIENCE, specifically tailored for students who are ready for an additional challenge.  In this advanced level class, students, using a modern adaptation of The Canterbury Tales, will discover the magic of Chaucer and meet his zany characters, while learning the language, structure and  text analysis. Concludes with a class demonstration on the last day of class. 

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 6 – 8 p.m. for 4 weeks beginning June 30. 6 – 8 p.m. $285

 

  • ADULT CLASSES
    • Finding your funny bone with instructor Scott Keys. 6- 8 p.m. July 1 – 24, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Find the “U” in Funny. Find the “U” in your Humor. Find the “U” in Amuse, Laugh and Success. What makes U Unique? How can U develop your own distinct personality, point of view and innate comedic gifts?  Through a series of warm-ups, theatre games and improv exercises, both verbal and physical, the group will learn to play individually and collectively, discovering their own funny bone. $210

    • It’s time for high tea! Instructor: Jan Wallace. 4 Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. beginning July 12. $125.

Come talk to Alan Bennett, Joe Orton, Harold Pinter, David Hare and oh so many more delicious English writers.  This class delves into modern English playwrights with the ultimate goal of allowing the student to experience different language, accents, and scenes within this genre. 

    • No doubt! No Fear! Shurtleff Audition Technique with Peter Ivanov. Saturdays 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 6 weeks beginning June 28.

Come with Peter Ivanov, one of VT’s regular directors, and discover the ins and outs of auditioning.  Peter’s depth and breadth of knowledge mixed in with Michael Shurtleff’s “guideposts” will help you, no matter what show you plan on auditioning for!  $170

 

 

140 W. Tampa Ave

Venice, FL  34285

Tickets: 941-488-1115

www.venicestage.com

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