An Introduction to Musical Theatre (3rd-5th)
Young Voices is a wonderful introduction to the exciting world of performing! Students learn acting skills through improvisational exercises and games, receive the basic knowledge necessary to begin reading music, and practice primary musical theater dance steps in a fun and supportive setting. Young Voices have many performing opportunities including a the Bridge Festival and their very own musical, Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr.
CLASS TIMES (classes begin September 25th)
Wednesdays, 4:00 - 6:00
Musical Theatre for Middle Schoolers (6th-8th)
The Rising Stars is an ensemble of audition-only students who receive top-level training in musical theater: incorporating voice, acting, and dance. Our Rising Stars learn to work as an ensemble and build important skills as performers including sight singing and aural skills, singing in parts, vocal projection, improvisation, scene work, observation, focus, emotional memory, body awareness on stage, and a repertoire of musical theater dance steps. Rising Stars have many performing opportunities with performances both at our main campus including a holiday performance, Bridge Fest, select Christ Church services, as well as out in the community. The Rising Stars will perform Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. at the end of the year. This group wears a uniform for select performances.
September - March: Tuesdays, 4:00 - 6:00
April - June: Tuesdays/Thursdays, 4:00 - 6:00
Musical Theatre for High Schoolers (9th-12th)
The Stars of Young at Arts is our most advanced ensemble of audition-only students. Stars receive top-level training in musical theater, incorporating voice, acting, and dance. Stars are ready to work independently and are committed to trusting one another as an ensemble. As actors, Stars are expected to have a level of focus to play dramatic action authentically. Rehearsal work includes exercises and improvisations exploring awareness, relaxation, observation, the senses, voice, and physical and emotional awareness. During movement classes, students learn techniques in jazz as well as other various styles that make up the Broadway palette. Stars continue to work vocally on a solid vocal technique, sight singing, and choral music in multiple parts. The Stars have many performing opportunities and are the public face of Young at Arts with performances both at our home campus: The Bridge Festival, select Christ Church services, and the annual benefit along with many performances out in the community. The Stars will perform two musicals this year: Violet (March 6 -7, 2020) and Urinetown! (June 5 - 6, 2020) This group wears a uniform for select performances.
Stars will rehearse according to a rehearsal schedule (see below). The schedule will be posted weekly. Musicals will be rehearsed on Saturdays between 1:00 - 5:00pm. Some Saturdays will be from 11am - 5pm. Please check the schedule before you audition to make sure you can make the commitment.
Violet (September - March 6) Saturdays, 1:00 - 5:00 + see schedule for extra rehearsals
Urinetown! (March 12 - June 6) Thursdays, 6:00 - 8/9:00 and Saturdays, 1:00 - 5:00
AUDITION INFORMATION (September 14th)
For the musical Violet: Do your research! VIOLET is on Apple Music, Spotify and Youtube for viewing and listening. Learn the cut. Once registered, you will be sent an audition packet from which you are to prepare 1 of the Violet cuts. You may also be asked to read from the packet. There is no dance audition.
Make sure to show up Sept. 14 at 1pm