Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

DRAMA - PROGRAMS

Fall 2018

 

MUSICAL THEATRE (Grades 1-12)

 

Broadway Bound

Through games and activities, students learn the basics of storytelling and character development as they relate to musical theatre. Song and dance pieces develop students vocal and movement techniques. Family and friends are invited to a short performance on the last day of class.

  • Grades 1-2, Wednesdays 4:30-5:30pm, $230

 

Broadway Players

Prerequisite: Broadway Bound

Expanding on the skills developed in Broadway Bound, this class will help students strengthen their ability to combine singing, dancing, and acting in a performance piece. This class will perform in the SOPA Fall Showcase on Saturday, December 15th.

  • Grades 1-2, Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm, $230

 

Broadway or Bust!

In this class, students build on their foundation of musical theatre skills through a focus on character development, movement and music terminology. Performance skills are developed through choreographed song and dance numbers. Family and friends are invited to a short performance on the last day of class.

  • Grades 3-5, Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm, $230

 

Broadway Troupers

Prerequisite: Broadway or Bust! or Broadway Players

Adding to the foundation of skills established in previous classes, Broadway Troupers expands students’ singing, dancing and acting techniques. This class will perform in the SOPA Fall Showcase on Saturday, December 15th.

  • Grades 3-5, Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm, $230

 

Defying Gravity: Broadway Record Breakers

From longest-running to most successful opening, join us as we explore remarkable Broadway musicals such as Wicked, Hamilton, The Lion King, and more! Students will learn and rehearse songs and dances from these record-breaking hits. No prior experience necessary--just a love for musical theatre! This class will perform in the SOPA Fall Showcase on Saturday, December 15th.

  • Grades 6-12, Wednesdays 6:00-7:30pm, $330

 

DRAMA (Grades 1-12)

 

Acting Playtime

Through a variety of theatre games and exercises, students learn how to work together as an ensemble and create fun characters by using their imaginations, movements, and voices. Students also have the opportunity to develop their performance skills with stories, poems, and monologues. Family and friends are invited to a short performance on the last day of class.

  • Grades 1-2, Tuesdays 4:30-5:30pm, $230

 

Acting Up!

Prerequisite: Acting Playtime

Building off skills that students have learned in Acting Playtime, students work together to rehearse and perform a theatrical piece. In this class, students also focus on character development and connecting characters to the students’ own lives and experiences. This class will perform in the SOPA Fall Showcase on Saturday, December 15th.

  • Grades 1-2, Tuesdays 4:30-5:30pm, $230

 

Acting FUNdamentals

In this class, students develop their acting skills through exercises in storytelling and movement. Students will be encouraged to use their creativity to develop characters in scenes and monologues. Family and friends are invited to a short performance on the last day of class.

  • Grades 3-5, Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm, $230

 

Acting Workshop

Prerequisite: Acting Up! or Acting FUNdamentals

Expanding on the foundation of skills developed in previous classes, students work as a team to communicate a specific purpose through the exploration of folk tales, stories, or plays. Students will also have the opportunity to analyze, evaluate and perform scripts and theatrical works. This class will perform in the SOPA Fall Showcase on Saturday, December 15th.

  • Grades 3-5, Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm, $230

 

Acting Techniques

In this class, students learn the foundation of acting through games and exercises in character objectives and development. Script analysis and scene work encourage students to work together as an ensemble. Family and friends are invited to a short performance on the last day of class.

  • Grades 6-12, Saturdays 11:00am-12:30pm, $330

 

Actor’s Ensemble

Prerequisite: Acting Techniques

Building on the foundation developed in previous classes, students expand their skills in physicality, vocal techniques, characterization and script analysis. Students also focus on monologue and audition preparation. This class provides a well-rounded theatrical education for students interested in pursuing the Theatre Studio Program Gr. 6-12. This class will perform in the SOPA Fall Showcase on Saturday, December 15th.

  • Grades 6-12, Saturdays 12:30-2:00pm, $330

 

 

IMPROV (Grades 3-12)

Explore the fun and fast-paced world of improvisation! Students learn to take risks, think on their feet, stay focused and be ready for anything! Students will work on creating original characters, interesting stories, hilarious scenes and supporting their classmates.

Beginning

  • Grades 3-5, Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm, $230
  • Grades 6-12, Wednesdays 6:00-7:30pm, $330

Intermediate

  • Grades 3-5, Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm, $230*
  • Grades 6-12, Wednesdays 6:00-7:30pm, $330*

Advanced

  • Grades 6-12, Mondays 6:00-7:30pm, $330**

*Prerequisite: Beginning Improv

**Prerequisite: Intermediate Improv or Faculty recommendation