Taught by professional theater artists, our program is devoted to musical theater, personal expression, and self-confidence. Children will learn the basics of singing and dancing, as well as what it means to participate and contribute to a group. Through storytelling, theater games, art projects and performance, and with the guidance of our talented instructors, kids will not only have fun but will increase their own expressiveness and positive self-image. During one spectacular week, they will create and perform their own original showcase with songs from Broadway musicals on the stage of Gallery Players’ 99-seat theater!

Our young artists entering grades 5-8 will collaborate on an original adaptation crafted especially for our program. Under the direction of our team of teaching artists, our senior peanuts will create a musical in just ten days!

IN RESPONSE TO PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, ALL ON SITE SUMMER EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

SINCE WE CANNOT GATHER IN PERSON, LET’S CREATE ONLINE!

 

SUMMER 2020 VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS:

 
GENERAL PROGRAM DETAILS: All online classes will begin at 3:30pm via Zoom or Google Meet and last one hour. Classes run for six weeks beginning July 6th and run thru August 14th. Age groups are recommended. All classes have a limited number of seats available.

MUSICAL THEATER DANCE
(No dance experience required!)
Mondays with Christy Yin
Entering Grades 5-8

Each week students will learn choreography in the style of a different Broadway musical. Each class will begin with a warm-up to get our bodies stretched and ready to dance. This will be followed by learning some dance combinations inspired by some of our favorite Broadway musicals. Combining classic Broadway dance moves and your child’s own unique style of dance, we will create a fun and safe space for moving and grooving!

MUSICAL THEATER DANCE
(No dance experience required!)
Tuesdays with Christy Yin
Entering Grades 1-4

Each week students will learn choreography in the style of a different Broadway musical. Each class will begin with a warm-up to get our bodies stretched and ready to dance. This will be followed by learning some dance combinations inspired by some of our favorite Broadway musicals. Combining classic Broadway dance moves and your child’s own unique style of dance, we will create a fun and safe space for moving and grooving!


STORYTELLERS OF THE FUTURE
Tuesdays with Jenni Mabrie
Entering Grades 5-8

In this workshop, a group of young storytellers will embark on their journeys as writers. Within this six-week time frame, these players will obtain a wide range of knowledge while participating in fun and informative activities. They will reflect on personally relevant themes, which will serve as the driving motivation and inspiration behind their storytelling. The analysis of fairytales, in regard to plot structure, will enhance skill-set and enable the group to understand how stories progress. Throughout a detailed and engaging exploration of several literary devices, the group will collaborate in the process of developing a meaningful script. After their script is edited, the storytellers of the future will come together for a reading that will convey these powerful messages.


SONG AND STORY: A JOURNEY TO OZ
Wednesdays with Heather Curran
Entering Grades 3-6

During this six week course students will learn vocal exercises and theater games designed to promote confidence, musicality, creativity, and spontaneity within the musical theatre genre. We’ll be learning songs from musicals inspired by the American children’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. These shows include: The Wiz, Wicked, and The Wizard of Oz. We’ll also be delving into the characters and story of this wonderful piece of American literature. Let’s play!


MUSICAL THEATER ACTING THROUGH SONG
Thursdays with David Cronin & Yi-Hsuan Sobina Chi
Entering Grades 5-8

Students will explore the art form of musical theater and learn to develop characters while becoming stronger “storytellers” through song. Through a series of exercises students will learn about vocal technique, interpretation of text in musical content and ability to narrate arc of emotion or story through song. Students will apply these skills as they journey through a varied repertoire of this genre together.


ONCE UPON A ONE-ACT: THE STORIES YOU TELL
Fridays with Barrie Gelles
Entering Grades 1-6

The students in this class will serve as a company of artists who get to try their hands at many different skills as we build a workshop production. In the first session, students will do exercises to help decide what kind of original story they want to create, what roles they want to play, and what artistry they want to explore. We will talk about the stories, movies, shows, books, and music that have been bringing us comfort as we “stay apart together” and let that inspire us to create our own story to bring more joy into the world. The following weeks will allow students to engage in acting, writing, costuming, movement, and music. Within a six week session we will have crafted a one-act that has been built by the students, for the students and about the students.


*Preparing a Creative Workspace in your Home: Clear some space for your child to move around and feel comfortable. Make sure the video is in a visible place where your child can easily see the screen. We realize everyone will have a different set-up and will work with what each family has!

TUITION:
All our summer 2020 virtual workshops are “pay what you can.” We understand recent events have brought hardship to so many of our lives. Our goal is to bring joy into your homes by providing your families with some creative content this summer. If you would like to make a contribution, please feel free to do so by clicking the link after submitting your registration.

TO REGISTER, please fill out our registration form.
We will contact you one week prior to the beginning of our summer series with instructions on how to login for your class. If you have further questions please feel free to email Justine via justine@galleryplayers.com

CANCELLATION POLICY:
We reserve the right to cancel any online class that is under-enrolled before June 30th. Any contributions made towards that class will be offered a refund.
 
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