Session: Spring 2022
Chapter:  West End
Location:  Gayton Baptist Church
Time:  4:30pm - 6:15pm
Day:  Tuesday
Starts:  03/15
Ages:  10-14
Tuition:  $235.00
Extra Fee:  $50.00 (Materials, Facility and Festival)
Open Spots:  0

** Registration ended March 24, 2022 at 4:30pm

This class is full!



Junior Academy returns to give young actors a year long opportunity for focused growth and training in musical theater performance. In the first two sessions, students will be introduced to essential acting and vocal techniques through improv, theater games and vocal exercises while working on a shorter full musical production. Session three will challenge the students to apply what they are learning in an extended performance of the musical at the Academy Festival. 

The cost for Junior Academy is $285 per session ($235 covers class tuition, plus an additional $50 fee per session for performance rights, artistic/tech team, performance space).


Jacob Filegar

Jacob Filegar is a graduate of Liberty University’s Theatre Arts program and is a CYT Richmond Alumnus and CWorks staff member. Previously, Jacob has performed and stage managed with Alluvion Stage Company and toured with Virginia Rep On Tour (formerly Theatre IV On Tour), performing for elementary and middle school students across the country. During the school year, Jacob directs, stage manages, and designs for CWorks shows, teaches classes, and helps manage CharacterWorks' sets and props inventory. In the summer, Jacob serves as one of CWorks' Summer Day Camp Directors.


Tracia Everton Austin

Tracia Everton Austin received a Bachelor of Music Education from James Madison University and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University. After teaching music in both public and private schools, she began teaching classes for CharacterWorks eventually becoming a Music Director with her favorite shows being Les Miserables, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Oliver, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Seussical and Mary Poppins. Tracia began working in the film and TV industry in October 2014 and is currently a casting assistant at Anne Chapman Casting. She and her husband, Terry, love to travel, but their biggest adventure yet has been raising twin sons and CWorks alums, Joshua and Seth who are both now in college.


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