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Musical Theatre and Drama

UPDATE: The primary method of delivery in the fall will be in person, however many programs will remain available for remote/online learning. Learn more about how remote classes work on our About The Conservatory.

About Our Classes

Peformers of all ages can gain experience acting, dancing, and singing in a positive environment where participation is encouraged and all skill levels are welcome. There is no audition required to join any of our theatre courses! Performances are the goal of many of these classes and, pending future health restrictions, performances may be on stage or virtually through Zoom.

Our workshops are a great way for emerging artists to dive deep into a specific topic of interest. They also offer engaging introductions to a variety of topics of interest in the theatre world from writing to performing.

Please Note: if your child is interested in singing but not dancing/acting, we have Private Lessons available in Musical Theatre in our Voice Department or we have a Youth Choir program. More class information can be found in our online registration system or by clicking on the course links below. Browse all of our registration options.

Program Term Delivery Method Courses Ages
Acting 101 for Adults Fall

Remote

16+
Advanced Glee Fall

In Person & Remote

12-17
Broadway Genius Fall In Person 12-17
Dungeons & Dragons Fall Hybrid* 13-18
Mini & Junior Glee Fall Remote 5-8
Senior Glee Fall

In Person & Remote

8-12
Showtime Fall Remote 10-15
Theatre Workshops for Youth Fall In Person 10-16
Theatre Workshops for Adults Fall In Person 16+
Writing Workshops for Teens Fall In Person

12-16

*These remote and in-person classes runs at the same time with students joining via Zoom or in the classroom.

Acting 101 for Adults

In this term long course, work with other amateur and beginner adult performers to put together a one act play for virtual performance. Work with theatre artist and educator Vanessa Nezamloo and get more comfortable speaking and performing in front of an audience. No previous experience required, all skill levels are welcome!

Advanced Glee

Advancing skills from our Senior Glee program, students who have had some previous experience and new aspiring performers can join us for an exploration of more advanced technique and more mature musicals.

Broadway Genius

Create a short musical theatre production from beginning to end with your classmates and under the guidance of our musical theatre instructor.

Dungeons & Dragons

In our Dungeons & Dragons program, learn about the 40 year old role playing and dice game that let's you create mighty heroes to battle monsters, solve puzzles, and reap rewards. Be led by a Dungeon Master through a variety of short quests where you will create characters, do creative writing, and learn the skills to be your own Dungeon Master to begin starting quests at home.

Mini & Junior Glee

Use this entry level class to learn about the music and dance pieces that go into musical theatre productions without rehearsing a whole play. We sing pop, rock, jazz, and music from musicals. Mini Glee is for ages 4-5 and Junior Glee is designed for ages 6-8. These courses are taught by Fallon Hantelman-Stewart.

Senior Glee

In this next step up from our Mini & Junior Glee, become a triple threat and dance, sing, AND act to create a show big enough for the stages on Broadway. 

Showtime

This performance-based class stages one act plays each term under the direction of Vanessa Nezamloo. No audition required to join. Showtime is for ages 10-15.

Theatre Workshops for Youth & Adults

Under the expert guidance of our instructor Karen Rose, students will be able to learn new skills that will apply to any performance. Each Theatre Workshop covers a new topic that will prepare aspiring actors for what they will encounter in their theatre career or help adults looking to improve their speaking in their professional careers. Theatre Workshops are for both youth (ages 10-16) and adults (ages 16+). You can join for just one month or come to them all; these are one time courses, so, registration in previous workshops is NOT required in order to join the next workshop. Workshops are available once a month for 2 hours on Saturdays. 

Writing Workshops for Teens

In the Conservatory’s Writing Workshops for Teens, we will be diving into the process of both creative and professional writing. Each 3 hour workshop is a fantastic opportunity to practice and enhance your skills. We will be learning come up with inspiration, we will analyze different types of writing, and we will be writing our own pieces! By the end of each workshop, you will feel much more comfortable with the writing process and your skills as a writer.

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