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Musical Theater Class

Voice Lessons at Wyoming Fine Arts Center 

Welcome to Musical Theater! We act, dance, sing and have fun while doing it!

The fall musical: The Aristocats, KIDS.

To download a copy of the script, click here.

Goal of the class is to teach students Musical Theater skills (speaking, singing, acting and dancing) while working together to stage a fabulous production at the end of each session. (Productions TBA.) Rehearsing and presenting a musical will foster students’ creativity, responsibility, independence, teamwork, and dedication. It will also strengthen social/communication skills and self-esteem through students’ learning to work together and taking pride in their accomplishments.

Theater has a unique characteristic of combining the elements of study and play. Students will look forward to rehearsals and performances because they will be having fun while at the same time boosting valuable academic skills: enhancing reading (learning and performing lines), math (designing sets), and social studies (exploring settings, characters and choreography).

The class will culminate with a dynamic performance at the end of the session. Material worked on is different the two sessions offered, and students are welcomed to sign-up for the second session without attending the first.

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Class is 90 minutes.

Class is offered on:

Wednesdays 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Instructor: Nancy Huey

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FALL 2018 / 15 weeks

Class is offered on WEDNESDAYS from 4:30 to 6 pm and meets 15 times in the Fall session and 18 times in Spring.

  • Class is meets from September 5 to December 19.
  • Show: December 19 @ 5:30
  • Week off: Week of Thanksgiving (no class 11/21)
  • Class cost for 15 weeks is $292.50
  • Age Group – geared for 8-13 year olds. (Younger students MAY be admitted, per teacher’s discretion.)
  • You don’t have to drive far to get the highest quality of instruction.

WINTER/SPRING 2019 / 18 weeks

  • Class meets from January 9 to May 15.
  • Show: May 15 @ 5:30
  • Week off: spring break (no class 3/27)
  • lass cost for 17 weeks is $351.
  • Age Group – geared for 8-13 year olds, (Younger students MAY be admitted, per teacher’s discretion.)
  • You don’t have to drive far to get the highest quality of instruction.
  • Students are welcomed to sign-up for the second session without attending the first – different material is used for this class.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us or email.

Instructor: Nancy Huey

What a parent says about our Musical Theater Class:

My daughter, Gabrielle was a student of the theater class for three years. She LOVED it. She is now attending SCPA for vocals and drama. She is rehearsing for the production of ‘101 Dalmatians’ at SCPA. […] Your class [at the Center] played such a VITAL role in Gabrielle’s growth in her performing abilities. I would highly recommend it to anyone! I am presently an ‘artist in residence’ at SCPA. I am the music director for the ‘101 Dalmatians’ assisting Mary Lenning, director. […] I appreciate what you do at Wyoming Fine Arts Center!

Best regards,
Jeanne Phillips

 

NOTE: A ONE-TIME YEARLY REGISTRATION FEE of $25 ($12.50 for a sibling) IS ASSESSED TO EACH STUDENT REGISTERING AT THE CENTER . IF THIS CLASS IS YOUR FIRST CLASS AT THE CENTER, REGARDLESS OF THE PROGRAM, THE SYSTEM WILL RECOGNIZE YOU AND REGISTRATION FEE WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY APPLIED.

 


Why Musical Theater?

Musical Theater Class at the Wyoming Fine Arts Center

From the pen of Nancy Huey – Musical Theater Instructor:

Why should your child do theater:

They’ll walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.  They’ll walk ten.  They’ll walk a hundred.  When a child reads a character, they’re forced to think, why would he have made that choice?  What’s he trying to get from the person he’s talking to?  How could he have done it differently?  Empathy is one of the top personality skills (yes, skills) necessary for strong corporate leadership  later on, and theatre training is even used to ready doctors’ bedside manner.  In Lauren Gunderson’s Huffington Post blog , How Theatre for Young People Could Change the World, she says that “so much of the toxicity in this world comes from a collective draining of empathy. We don’t understand each other, and we don’t want to. But theater invites us — no, forces us — to empathize.”  This practice lays the foundation for strength and compassion.

Theatre doesn’t tell you what to feel.   Art is based in personal experience.  Playing a role, designing a set, seeing a production, I might not see the same images or feel the same impulses as you.  And that’s how it’s meant to work.  It opens up pathways for all participants to explore their own emotions and views.  Involving your kids in art makes them free to think, free to feel, and free to explore who they want to become.

Theatre is great exposure to literature and history.  After seeing, or acting in, a production of Just So Stories, a student may want to Continue reading “Why Musical Theater?” »