SPRING 2019 Programming
Through artistic training and performance opportunities, The Young Company at Greater Boston Stage Company develops life skills such as confidence, self-discipline, and collaboration to inspire and prepare young actors for future creative engagement and success.
Each spring and fall we offer a variety of programs designed for students to have fun as they grow as artists and people in a supportive and creative environment.
Acting Classes and Private Voice Lessons develop confidence, empathy, ownership and agency through performing in process-oriented environments. Our focus turns towards the ‘Good People’ aspect of our motto as we work to develop artistic appreciation and understanding with The Theatre Club.
Our goal is to prepare you for your next theatrical adventure, as well as for all future life endeavors all while having fun!
Registration is open - everything is first come, first serve! We hope to see you soon.
SPRING 2019 Programing
Overture Acting Class (for students in grades 1-3)
Mythical Creature Madness!
Mondays: 3:30 to 4:45
Do you enjoy tales of adventure, where otherworldly animals are your trusty sidekicks? Are you ready to face down an ogre, or ride off with a unicorn? If so, this class is for you! This spring, students in grades 1-3 will sing, act, and dance their way through fantastical worlds! Our interdisciplinary overture classes introduce our youngest students to theatre in a supportive, playful, and collaborative environment. Under the guidance of a head teacher, students develop voice, acting, dance, and craft skills, culminating in a sharing session for family and friends. This class is a great fit both for newcomers and students looking to build off their experience with The Young Company.
Act 1 Acting Class (for students in grades 4-6)
Playing the Fool: Shakespeare's Silliest Scenes!
Mondays: 3:30 to 4:45
Something funny this way comes! In this class, Act 1 students will be introduced to Shakespeare through his famous comedies. Using excerpts from classics like Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, students will learn the ropes of acting Shakespeare and pairing it with movement and vocal work. This class is open to both first-time and returning actors, looking to expand their skillset for future auditions and performances!
The Theatre Club (for students in grades 9-12, others may contact Education Department).
After a very successful fall, we are happy to offer The Theatre Club again! There is so much amazing professional Theatre featuring local artists to see in Boston and the Greater Boston Area. Join us as we adventure to see 6 productions this spring. After each production, staff and students will discuss the design elements, directorial and acting choices, casting, why the piece is performed, and its potential impact on the larger community.
The Theatre Club is perfect for students interested in acting, designing, directing, stage management, and theatre lovers of any level. Tuition includes tickets to all 6 productions. For performances at Greater Boston Stage, the club will meet at the theatre. For all other performances, the club will meet at Oak Grove Train Station and travel together into the city guided by a staff member.*
ONEGIN, Greater Boston Stage Company, Sunday March 24th
BLACK ODYSSEY, Central Square Theatre, Sunday April 28th
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, Greater Boston Stage Company, Sunday May 5th
SCHOOL GIRLS; or THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY, SpeakEasy Stage, Sunday May 19th
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, Actors Shakespeare Project, Sunday June 16th
THE THREE MUSKETEERS, Greater Boston Stage Company, Sunday June 30th
*Please note, each student will be responsible for their own train fare.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Director of Education
Greater Boston Stage Company
395 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180
WHICH PROGRAM IS RIGHT
Overture for students in grades 1 -3
Act 1 for students in grades 4 – 6
Act 2 for students in grades 7 – 9
Act 3 for students in grades 10 -12
SPRING 2019 SCHEDULE
March 11, 18, 25
April 1, 8, 22, 29
Makeup May 13