High School Company
The Venue Academy
The Venue Academy is designed for students to receive more instruction in theatre arts. Each session is $25 AND if students do 3 sessions, they will receive a 10% discount off of tuition for The Lightning Thief (grades 8-12 only). Below are a list of days and sessions:
10/17 6-7:30pm: Stage Combat with Jacob John Noon
Theatre often involves moments of heightened emotions, which can also often lead to violence. How do we make violent moments safe for the performer? Come and join us to find out. In this class, we will discuss the foundations of stage combat and explore how the actor safely performs fights, falls, punches, and defenses while onstage.
10/24 6-7:30pm: Dance with Diane DeMarco
This fun workshop will introduce students to dance movements and steps frequently used in musical theater choreography. Class will begin with a short warmup then move on to basic travelling steps,, kicks, turns and more! Across the floor combinations will show how these steps can be linked and stylized in various ways. Our workshop will conclude with putting it all together in a short dance routine where students can show off their performance skills!
Note: Although this workshop is taught at an introductory level, dancers of all levels enjoy reviewing and polishing skills!
High School Company: Much Ado About Nothing
Much Ado About Nothing is one of the best comedy play written by William Shakespeare. The play is thought to have been written in the year 1598 and 1599 in the middle of Shakespeare career. Much Ado About Nothing is included in First Folio, published in the year 1623.
Workshops/Auditions: Tuesday 10/18 and Wednesday 10/19 5:30-8:30pm
Rehearsals Tuesday/Thursday 5:50-8:30pm beginning October 25th
Cost: $400 through 9/30
Performances 1/20 & 1/21
High School Company: The Lighting Thief: A Percy Jackson Musical
As the half-blood son of a Greek god, Percy Jackson has newly-discovered powers he can't control, a destiny he doesn't want, and a mythology textbook's worth of monsters on his trail. When Zeus's master lightning bolt is stolen and Percy becomes the prime suspect, he has to find and return the bolt to prove his innocence and prevent a war between the gods. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the thief. He must travel to the Underworld and back; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and come to terms with the father who abandoned him. Adapted from the best-selling book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan and featuring a thrilling original rock score, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is an action-packed mythical adventure "worthy of the gods" (Time Out New York).
Open to grades 8-12
Auditions: 11/28 5:30-8:30pm
Rehearsals start November 28
Cost: $750 through 9/30
Performances 3/3-3/5, 3/10 & 3/11
Middle School Company
Middle School Company: Middle School Revue
More information coming soon
We invite all middle schoolers to participate in our Revue, featuring songs, dances and a short play.
Rehearsals Tuesday/Thursday 3:30-5:30pm starting mid-January
Performances will occur with Aladdin KIDS in April
Elementary School Company: Aladdin KIDS
Based on the iconic animated film, with an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Disney’s Aladdin KIDS is sure to send audiences soaring on a flying carpet ride filled with romance and adventure.
When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie's magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and more are here in Disney’s Aladdin KIDS, a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love.
September - December will be broken down into small workshops where students will learn basic acting, dancing and singing techniques.
January 2023 is when students will take those basics and apply them to Aladdin KIDS rehearsals.
Rehearsals Mondays 4-5:30pm starting September 12
Cost: $825 through 8/30
Performances 4/21-4/23, 4/28-4/30
Summer Experience: Monty Python's Spamalot
Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this middle school adaptation of MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, and was followed by two successful West End runs. The outrageous, uproarious, and gloriously entertaining story of King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake will delight casts and audiences as they search for the Holy Grail and “always look on the bright side of life.”
More information coming soon - SUMMER 2023
Open to grades 6-12