Fall 2021 & Spring 2022 Programs
Shakespeare Audition Workshop
Work on getting your audition monologue ready—need not be registered for Romeo and Juliet to attend.
Saturday, August 7, 10:00am–2:00pm
High School "Out of the Box" — Six weeks for $100!
A creative workshop to raise skills, authenticity and connection for actors, playwrights, techies, singers, musicians and aspiring directors of all kinds. This course draws from the following topics:
Songwriting & Underscores
Fluid characterization & actors transformation
Creative tech design: costume, makeup, set, lighting & sound
Join us in journeying through the preconceptions, misconceptions, labels, categories, and structures that limit creativity in order to boldly express and authentically connect.
The class will meet weekly on Thursdays, 8/26–9/30, 5:45–7:15pm at The Venue Theatre.
Every month we create opportunities to share the work you are creating with others, to mentor younger actors, or invite friends to share work as well.
Taught by composer, musician, performer and instructor EP Archer.
High School Play: Romeo and Juliet
Directed by Elizabeth Tanner, a Shakespeare expert, this modern take on one of the most famous love stories will give students the opportunity to explore and develop their classical acting skills in a fun and collaborative environment.
REHEARSALS: Wednesdays and some Saturdays starting 8/18
PERFORMANCES: Oct. 21–24, 2021
Middle School Play: Elf Jr., The Musical
Composer Matt Sklar, who also wrote The Prom, expressed his excitement that The Venue would be producing his show this holiday season! Come join in the fun in this kickoff to the holiday season. Rehearsals will provide students with not only blocking, choreography and singing guidance, but they will be run with an educational and process-based focus, building skills for all aspects of life.
REHEARSALS: Starting Aug. 24 Tuesdays from 3:00-5:30pm and select Fridays 3:00-4:30
PERFORMANCES: Dec. 3–5 & 10–12, 2021
High School Play: Disaster! The Musical
Co-written by the AH–MAHZING Seth Rudetsky of Sirius radio and Stars in the House fame is a love letter to the disaster movie of the 1970s with fantastic hits of the '70s such as Hot Stuff and I Will Survive. Disaster is chock full of featured roles, giving students the opportunity to shine! Seth Rudetsky has expressed his excitement that we are doing his show and is even sending us an updated script!
REHEARSALS: Mondays & Wednesdays 4:30-7:30pm beginning Oct. 25.
PERFORMANCES: Feb. 24–27, Mar. 3–6
Elementary School: Holiday Cabaret & The Worldwide Dessert Contest
We are so excited to provide our elementary students with a unique and interdisciplinary experience culminating in a premiere performance of The Worldwide Dessert Contest by Dan Elish (book writer for 13 the Musical) who will be flying in from NYC to attend a performance or two! This will be performed with a live band and will include many interdisciplinary activities with more than 85 contact hours and multiple performance activities this program is not only Extraordinary it is a bargain too! Creating an original character, performance, props, harmonies, dance, scenic design and more!
REHEARSALS: Starting Aug. 26, Thursdays, 4:00–5:30pm
PERFORMANCES: Holiday Cabaret, Dec. 17 and
Worldwide Dessert Contest: April 1–3 & 8–10