This year's advanced acting academy class will focus on acting through song. Students will learn how to work for an objective, use different tactics, 'fill the air', and use the music itself to make acting choices. During our fall session students will explore the similarities and differences in acting a song and acting a monologue. Each student will perform an 'audition package' of a short song and monologue at fall showcase. The second two sessions will focus on putting together the musical Little Women
. This show has a cast of 10 and is full of solos, duets, and 'small ensemble' songs. Every character in Little Women
has at least one duet and multiple scenes, which will allow the opportunity for each student to apply principals of acting taught throughout the class. The class will perform the full musical at our Academy Festival in the spring.
Students who would like to audition for Advanced Acting: Acting through Song
should submit a resume and short essay about why they are interested in this class through our Academy Application.
Students also need to submit a video of the student singing 16-32 bars of a song and performing a monologue (1 minute or less). We have provided a list of suggested songs (on our Audition
page) and monologues (below), but you may use other material if you are more comfortable with something else. Applications are due by midnight on June 22nd.
The cost for Advanced Acting Academy: Acting thru Song
is $275 per session ($225 class tuition, plus an additional $50 production fee per session or performance rights, sets, props and artistic/tech team, performance space).