New in 2017-2018, Junior Academy gives up and coming young actors a year long opportunity for focused growth and training in Musical Theater Performance. In the first session, students will be introduced to essential acting technique through improv, games and exercises, and learn to use the vocabulary of theatre (such as plot, conflict, climax, resolution, tone, objectives, and motivation) while working on scenes and songs from musicals. Session two and three will continue technique development, as well as challenge the students to apply what they are learning by putting together a One Act Musical which will be performed on June 2nd, 2018 at the Academy Festival!
To audition for the Junior Academy
students need to fill out the Academy application
which includes a theater resume, a short essay on why the student wants to be in the class, and a video of the student performing a one to two minute song. Students may use the options provided below or choose their own song. Girls can sing either Almost There, Castle on a Cloud, or I Know It's Today, and Boys can sing either Alone in the Universe, Be Kind to Your Parents, or When Your Feet Don't Touch the Ground. Students should include an introduction before they sing.
The cost for Junior Academy is $260 per
session ($220 class tuition, plus an additional $40 production fee per session to cover the rights for the One Act, accompanist and the performance space). The application and audition video is due by midnight on June 20th
. Students who are accepted into the 2017-1018 Junior Academy class will be notified via email during the last week of June and have a chance to accept or decline. Those who accept will need to register on July 5th to secure their spot.
Junior Academy is at Gayton Baptist Church on Tuesdays from 4:30-6:30pm. The lead instructor is Carson Burkett.