Winter Courses 2018-11-07T19:14:42+00:00
WINTER 2019 ACADEMY COURSES

NEW YORK CITY

Winter 2019 Courses- Classes begin on February 4th and end on March 31st. All courses subject to change.

Pick Two Courses and get $15 Off

Pick Three Courses and get $30 Off

Class Title Day Times Fee
Stuart Little Mondays 3:45 - 4:45 PM $95 Register

Stuart may be little in name and stature, but sure has a big sense of adventure! One wintry day, Stuart finds the songbird Margalo half frozen on his family’s New York City doorstep in this beloved tale of friendship, family, and fun!

The Secret Life of Pets Tuesdays 3:45 - 4:45 PM $95 Register

Just what do pets do when their owners leave for the day? Come join Max, Duke, Gidget and more as they plan surprise celebrations for their humans on “Owner Day”.

Annie Wednesdays 3:45 - 4:45 PM $95 Register

Leapin’ Lizards!  This beloved story of a spirited orphan who steals the heart of a billionaire in Depression Era New York City is a fun way to explore and build teamwork skills across many ages.

Class Title Day Times Fee
Ghostbusters Mondays 5:00 - 6:00 PM $95 Register

When there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call?  When troublesome ghouls plague the streets of New York City, there’s only one team that can save the day.

Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them Tuesdays 5:00 - 6:00 PM $95 Register

The year is 1926, and magizoologist, Newt Scamander arrives in bustling New York City, where he must help Tina Goldstein stop an Obscurus from wreaking havoc all over the city, for wizards and no-maj alike.

Annie Wednesdays 3:45 - 4:45 PM $95 Register

Leapin’ Lizards!  This beloved story of a spirited orphan who steals the heart of a billionaire in Depression Era New York City is a fun way to explore and build teamwork skills across many ages.

Newsies Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:00 PM $95 Register

Based on the true story of the New York City Newsboy’s strike of 1899, this tale highlights the importance of friendship, courage, and taking a stand.

Class Title Day Times Fee
All in the Voice Thursdays 4:30 - 6:00 PM $120 Register

Teacher Jamie Sciarrio explores acting just with the voice using radio play scripts.  Students will learn how to approach multiple characters using a variety of vocal techniques and physical exercises to improve diction, inflection, and more.  Concludes with a final vocal performance.

Broadway, Beat by Beat

A Musical Revue

Directed By: Jake Schaefer

Music Directed By: Henry McNulty

Ages: 10-15

Tuition: $120 upon casting (Scholarships Available)

Production Information:

Come celebrate the spirit of musical theatre with a collection of local performers. Broadway, Beat by Beat is a high energy collection of the best music Broadway has to offer with song selections throughout the decades. In the final performances, Academy students will be performing with the cast of the Spokane Civic Theatre Special Event.

Rehearsal/Classes:

  • Tuesdays, February 5 – 19, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
  • February 19 – 21, 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Performances:

  • Friday, February 22, 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, February 23, 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, February 24, 2:00 pm

Audition Information:

  • Monday, January 28 or Tuesday, January 29, 6:00 pm
  • Please prepare 32 bars of a musical song with sheet music for accompanist

Guys and Dolls Jr.

Directed By: Kearney Jordan and Jessii Arp

Music Directed By: Jessii Arp

Ages: 12-17 (Ages 10-11 with director approval)

Tuition: $150 upon casting (Scholarships Available)

Production Information:

Set in Damon Runyon’s New York City, Guys and Dolls JR. follows gambler, Nathan Detroit, as he tries to find the cash to set up the biggest crap game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for fourteen years without ever getting married. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, but Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown. Guys and Dolls JR. takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, but everyone eventually ends up right where they belong.

Rehearsal/Classes:

  • Wednesdays, February 6 – March 27, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Dress & Tech Rehearsal: March 30, 10:00 – 4:00 pm

Performances:

  • Saturday, March 30, 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, March 31, 2:00 pm

Audition Information:

  • Wednesday, January 30, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Please prepare 16-28 bars of a musical, not from the show
  • Prepared to learn a simple choreography routine
  • Cold read from script

Characters:

  • Nathan Detroit- a professional gambler. Funny, scheming, clever, stubborn and slow to changing his ways.
  • Miss Adelaide- A dancer, she’s large in personality but small in brains. Has a heart of gold and wants the simple things in life, like a husband and family.
  • Sky Masterson- the quintessential, “smooth-as-velvet” Broadway gambler; he’s slick and charming. Powerful and confident…until he meets Sarah.
  • Sarah Brown- the “girl next door” with an adventurous side that’s waiting to escape. She is gently authoritative, the mirror opposite of Sky.
  • Arvide Abernathy- Sarah Brown’s grandfather and the bass drum player in the Mission Band.
  • Nicely – Nicely Johnson is walking, talking, Broadway comedy. Full of one-liners and retorts, he provides much comedy to the show.
  • Benny Southstreet and Rusty Charlie- the small-time gambler sidekicks of Nicely- Nicely Johnson.
  • Harry the Horse and Big Jule- colorful additions to the crapshooters crew. They should be strong and humorous characters.
  • Lt. Brannigan- the police officer that always plays the patsy and is outwitted by the Gamblers.
  • General Cartwright- the formidable leader of the Save-a-Soul Mission organization.
  • Various Gamblers. Hot Box Dancers, etc.

The Rehearsal

Directed By: Jessii Arp

Ages: 12-17 (Ages 10-11 with director approval)

Tuition: $150 upon casting (Scholarships Available)

Production Information:

A young teacher tries to pull off a production if Guys and Dolls, but putting together a musical is never easy…especially with a megalomaniacal stage manager, a lead who’s convinced Wicked is a much better show, and a girl who is clinically incapable of taking directions (she has a doctor’s note to prove it) And to make matters worse, there aren’t nearly enough guys to be the Guys.  A hilarious and poignant look behind the scenes of a drama club production filled with- what else? – lots of drama

Rehearsal/Classes

  • Thursdays, February 7 – March 28, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Dress & Tech Rehearsal: March 30, 10:00 – 4:00 pm

Performances

  • Saturday, March 30, 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, March 31, 2:00 pm

Audition Information:

Thursday, January 31

  • 4:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Be prepared for light movement and acapella singing
  • Cold readings from script (audition sides available December 10, 2018)

Characters:

The Leaders:

  • Mr/Mrs Henderson: A young director/teacher eager to produce Guys and Dolls at the middle school
  • Julie: the student stage manager. Take her job- and the authority and power it yields- a bit too seriously…..okay, a LOT too seriously.
  • Deb: the assistant stage manager, aka slave to Julie. Meek, provides a lot of comic relief.

The Actors:

  • Angela: one of the leads. Shy, not very confident in her talent.
  • Morgan: one of the leads. A bit of a diva, certain she could play every role if needed.
  • Guy: one of the male leads. Can’t really sing, but hey, he’s there and trying. A team player.
  • Barry: theatre nerd, usually the lead in every show
  • Savannah: another full-fledged theatre nerd, used to getting every role she wants.
  • Various Students (Jim, Jessie, Darrell, Mike, Tyler, Girls etc) members of the cast and crew, some recruited, some not.