CLASSES

The Academy offers the best experience in performing arts education, including Musical Theatre Productions, Musical Theatre Training, Dance for Musical Theatre, and Group Voice for Musical Theatre.

THEATRE TRAINING AND PERFORMANCE (OPEN ENROLLMENT)

Our Musical Theatre training classes are designed as supplements to our flagship Musical Theatre Productions classes or as stand-alone classes. Your involvement in these classes will help you level-up in your knowledge, skills, confidence, and competence as a musical theatre performer.

Registration for all classes opens on May 19, 2024 at 12:00 am

Musical Theatre Showcase!

This new class brings stories to life with energy, passion, and spirit. Students will study techniques in singing, acting, and dancing, culminating in quarterly performances of scenes and songs from Broadway’s greatest musicals! Each session will prepare a scene/song for the quarterly Musical Theatre Showcase, and students will perform these parts in character as if performing an excerpt from the show. Along the way, they will learn about each show’s history and composition, audition for parts, learn choreography and acting techniques, study their characters’ motivations, and then bring everything together in an explosion of song and dance! Eight weeks later, they’ll start again with a new show! With more frequent audition and performance opportunities, Musical Theatre Showcase is the perfect class for aspiring performers to experience a variety of styles and characters while developing their skills. There’s no audition required, just enroll and come play!

Session 1 (3rd-6th Grade): Thursdays 3:45pm-5:15pm

Session 2 (3rd-6th Grade): Thursdays 5:15pm-6:45pm

Session 3 (7th-8th Grade): Mondays 3:45-5:15pm

Session 4 (9th-12 Grade): Mondays 5:15pm-6:45pm

Performance Dates (All Sessions): Fall Showcase, Oct. 14-16; Early Winter Showcase, Dec. 4-6; Midwinter Showcase, Feb. 5-7; Spring Showcase, Apr. 16-18

 

Instructors: Jana Plowman, Judy Binns, Jake Heywood, Tandi Lefler

Cost: $75 monthly + $60 Materials fee + $60 Costume fee

Class Size: 25-30

Acting for The Stage (Ages 12-18)

A class where you can focus on acting for the stage. Acting and only acting. Designed to strengthen your acting chops for all your theatre endeavors – musical theatre, plays, and anything else. Acting is the one thing that pulls all of theatre together. In this class, you’ll learn the best way to analyze and break down a script. You’ll learn the process of dissecting and creating a character. You’ll gain confidence and understanding in your acting abilities through working and performing monologues and scenes. You’ll develop the approach for acting that works best for you. This is the perfect class for anyone who wants to push their stage acting abilities to the next level, and it culminates in two productions – a showcase of monologues and scenes in October and a full play in May.

Session 1: Mondays 3:45-4:45

Performance Dates: Showcase Oct 26; Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play May 29 & 31

Session 2: Mondays 4:45-5:45

Performance Dates: Showcase Oct 26; Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play May 30 & 31

 

Instructors: Margaret Simon, Andra Thorne

Cost: $75 monthly + $60 materials fee + $20 costume fee

Class Size: 18-20

Backstage! (Ages 14-18)

The Backstage! class provides hands-on experience with everything that happens backstage and beyond. Students work on the actual Main Stage and Academy shows at CenterPoint Theatre, directly with the professional staff that make the shows happen! No prior experience is required; we’ll provide the instruction and experience at whatever level you bring. You’ll get a chance to work on set design and construction, lighting design, sound design, building props, sewing costumes, and creating awesome theatre magic. Safety equipment and supervision will always be provided and closed-toed shoes are always required. Students from this class will be considered first for paid employment for technical staffing needs on Academy and Main Stage shows (must be 16 or older to apply) and will also gain the skills to be employed at other theaters.

Mondays 4:30-6:00

Instructors: Derek Walden, Ashley Weller, Truxton Moulton, Silas Stott, Cynthia Klumpp, Tammis Boam

Cost: $90 monthly + $60 materials fee + $15 Costume fee

Size: 8-15 students

Performing Arts (1st-2nd Grade)

Through engaging activities that include storytelling, music, stage movement, and creating characters, younger students explore the foundations and techniques of effective performance in this class designed to give first and second-grade students a foundation in the performing arts. The students participate in three performances during the year to round out the meaningful learning experience.

Session 1: Fridays 2:45-3:45

Session 2: Fridays 3:45-4:45

Performance Dates: October 25; February 1; May 3

 

Instructors: Jessica Moon, Ann Bradley

Cost: $70 monthly + $60 Materials fee + $15 Costume fee

Class Size: 13-18

Ages: 1st-2nd Grade

Sing, Act, Play (Ages 4-Kindergarten)

Sing, Act, Play offers young students ages 4 through Kindergarten an engaging introduction to theatre through drama, music, movement, and visual art. Three times a year, students share what they learn in performances.

Fridays 2:00-2:45

Performance Dates: October 25; February 1; May 3

 

Instructors: Jessica Moon, Ann Bradley

Cost: $70 monthly + $60 Materials fee + $15 Costume fee

Size: 10-15

Group Voice for Musical Theatre (1st-12th Grade)

Group Voice for Musical Theatre classes at CenterPoint Academy are designed to help students develop and increase their vocal talent in a group setting. Key elements of vocal production, like pitch, intonation, rhythm, and correct breathing are the focus of weekly sessions. Students will perform in two vocal recitals – one in December and one in April.

Session 1: (1st-3rd Grade) Wednesdays 3:45-4:45

Performance Dates: Dec. 19 & April 9

Session 2: (4th-6th Grade) Wednesdays 4:45-5:45

Performance Dates: Dec. 19 & April 9

Session 3: (7th-12th Grade) Wednesdays 5:45-6:45

Performance Dates: Dec. 20 & April 10

 

Instructors: Mailee Halpin, Ami Swallow

Cost: $70 monthly + $60 materials fee + $15 Costume fee

Size: 9-12 students

Dance for Musical Theatre

This series of 6 classes provides the best training in the types of dance you’ll most frequently use in musicals, and we think you’ll love it! Classes are taught in age groups that match our Musical Theatre Productions class ages, and students are encouraged to take both. Instruction covers a variety of styles and focuses on improving your skills to make you a more rounded, castable performer. Each age group has two sessions, based on ability level – Level 1 is for beginners, and Level 2 is for intermediate and advanced dancers. Sign up for what you think best fits, and we’ll make sure your level is correct during the first few weeks of class!

***Please note that Level 2 classes require instructor approval to continue after the first two weeks of class. Students not yet at that level will be welcomed into the Level 1 classes.***

 

Session 1: (7th-8th Grade Juniors Level 1) Tuesdays 3:45-4:45

Session 2: (7th-8th Grade Junior Level 2) Tuesdays 4:45-5:45

Session 3: (3rd-6th Grade Elementary Level 1) Tuesdays 5:45-6:45

Session 4: (9th-12th Grade High School Level 1) Thursdays 3:45-4:45

Session 5: (9th-12th Grade High School Level 2) Thursdays 4:45-5:45

Session 6: (3rd-6th Grade Elementary Level 2) Thursdays 5:45-6:45

Performance Dates (All Sessions): Dec. 18 & April 8

 

Instructor: Brandi Hansen

Cost: $70 monthly + $60 Materials fee + $70 Costume fee

Size: 15-20 students

MUSICAL THEATRE PRODUCTIONS (AUDITIONED ENROLLMENT)

All the world’s a stage, and students in our Musical Theatre Production classes become more skilled and confident players as they learn the fundamentals of musical theatre, taught by some of the best working professionals around.

Students in 3rd-12th grade (divided by age groups) develop a broad range of Musical Theatre skills, including acting, singing, dancing, character development, production design, and much more in weekly classes. To culminate the class experience, students share what they learn in productions on our Second Stage at CenterPoint Theatre.

Please note that in addition to regular class times, there will be some Friday and/or Saturday rehearsals. You’ll also receive a schedule for your specific class once you are registered. Attendance at tech and dress rehearsals and all performances is mandatory in order for your child to participate in the class.

These classes are CenterPoint Academy’s flagship offering and are always in high demand. Students are selected following an audition process that looks at their performing abilities, yes, but also considers other factors such as availability and commitment to the program. Register now for an audition, and after auditions are complete, if your student is selected for the class they will be automatically registered in the appropriate session.

Registration for class auditions opens on May 19, 2024, at 12:00 am.

  • For grades 3-6, register under the Musical Theatre Production for Elementary Auditions.
  • For grades 7 & 8, register under the Musical Theatre Production for Juniors Auditions.
  • For grades 9-12, register under Musical Theatre Production for High School Auditions.

Within a week after you register, you will get an e-mail with the audition notice. It will instruct you on how to sign up for an audition time and will supply you with the Google Audition Form. Please do not audition if you can’t commit to the mandatory dates.

These classes will be audition-based, meaning that not everyone who auditions will be cast. Auditions for these classes are open to the general public, not just current Academy students. Casting decisions are at the sole discretion of each production team, and there’s no guarantee of being cast in any specific Session. We expect there to be a great turnout for these auditions, and it’s impossible to foresee what casting will look like. If it doesn’t work for you to join us in this class, we encourage you to join us for one of our other fantastic classes.

Elementary Auditions Part 1 June 10-13, Auditions Part 2 June 14

Juniors Auditions Part 1 June 17-19, Auditions Part 2 June 22

High School Auditions Part 1 May 28-30, Auditions Part 2 May 31

Musical Theatre Production for High School (9th-12th Grade; Auditioned)

Students in 9th-12th grade explore a broad range of musical theater skills, including acting, singing, dancing, character development, production design, and much more in weekly classes. To culminate the class experience, students share what they learn in two productions – a musical revue in October and a musical in February or March.

 

Session 11: Tuesdays 3:45-5:45

Performance Dates: Myths And Legends (Revue) Oct. 11 & 14; The Drowsy Chaperone Feb. 13, 18 & 20

Session 12: Tuesdays 4:45-6:45

Performance Dates: Myths And Legends (Revue) Oct. 11 & 14; The Drowsy Chaperone Feb. 15, 19 & 21

Session 13: Wednesdays 3:45-5:45

Performance Dates: Myths And Legends (Revue) Oct. 12 & 15; The Drowsy Chaperone Feb. 27, Mar. 1 & 4

Session 14: Wednesdays 4:45-6:45

Performance Dates: Myths And Legends (Revue) Oct. 12 & 15; The Drowsy Chaperone Feb. 28, Mar. 3 & 5

 

Instructors: Ryan Bruckman, Bailee DeYoung, Tara Wardle, Kristina Boler

Cost: $100 monthly + $60 Materials fee + $20 Costume fee

Class Size: 30-35

Musical Theatre Production for Juniors (7th-8th Grade; Auditioned)

Musical Theatre Production for Juniors (7TH-8TH GRADE)

Students in 7th-8th grade explore a broad range of musical theater skills, including acting, singing, dancing, character development, production design, and much more in weekly classes. To culminate the class experience, students share what they learn in two productions – a Musical in January and February and a musical revue on the CPT Main Stage in May. 

Session 7 Wednesdays 3:45-5:45

Performance Dates: TBA Musical Jan 9, 10 & 11, Beyond Fiction (Revue) May 12 & 14

Session 8 Wednesdays 4:45-6:45

Performance Dates: TBA Musical Jan 16, 17 & 18, Beyond Fiction (Revue) May 12 & 14

Session 9 Thursdays 3:45-5:45

Performance Dates: TBA Musical Jan 23, 24 & 25, Beyond Fiction (Revue) May 13 & 15

Session 10 Thursdays 4:45-6:45

Performance Dates: TBA Musical Jan 30 & 31 and Feb 1, Beyond Fiction (Revue) May 13 & 15

Instructors: Addison Welch, Ally Hogge, Angie Call, Annie Ferrin.

Cost: $100 month + $60 Materials Fee + $20 Costume Fee.

Size: 30-35

Musical Theatre Production for Elementary (3rd-6th Grade; Auditioned)

Students in 3rd-6th grade explore a broad range of musical theater skills, including acting, singing, dancing, character development, production design, and much more in weekly classes. To culminate the class experience, students share what they learn in two productions – a musical revue in October or November and a musical in April or May.

 

Session 1: Mondays 3:45-5:15

Performance Dates: Truly Scrumptious (Revue) Nov. 13 & 14; My Son Pinocchio Jr. April 24, 25 & 26

Session 2: Mondays 5:15-6:45

Performance Dates: Truly Scrumptious (Revue) Nov. 13 & 14; My Son Pinocchio Jr. May 1, 2 & 3

Session 3: Tuesdays 3:45-5:15

Performance Dates: Truly Scrumptious (Revue) Nov. 6 & 7; My Son Pinocchio Jr. April 10, 11 & 12

Session 4: Tuesdays 5:15-6:45

Performance Dates: Truly Scrumptious (Revue) Nov. 6 & 7; My Son Pinocchio Jr. April 17, 18 & 19

Session 5: Friday 2:00-3:30

Performance Dates: Truly Scrumptious (Revue) Oct. 30 & Nov. 1; My Son Pinocchio Jr. Mar. 20, 21 & 22

Session 6: Friday 3:45-5:15

Performance Dates: Truly Scrumptious (Revue) Oct. 30 & Nov. 1; My Son Pinocchio Jr. Mar. 27, 28 & 29

 

Instructors: Megan Call, Dylan Watson, Brooke Liljenquist, Sal Duncan, Mady Cook

Cost: $100 monthly + $60 Materials fee + $20 Costume fee

Class Size: 30-35

Auditioned Shows

In addition to our three Musical Theatre Productions classes, CenterPoint Academy is producing three extra Auditioned Shows in 2024-2025: Something Rotten for 9th-12th grades in September, Something Rotten Jr. for 5th-8th grades in September, and Hadestown Teen Edition for grades 7th-12th in June.

These shows will be audition-based, meaning that not everyone who auditions will be cast. Auditions for these shows are open to the general public, not just current Academy students. And while these are open to the general public, these shows are designed to supplement, but not replace your weekly Musical Theatre classes. Casting decisions are at the sole discretion of each production team, and there’s no guarantee of being cast in any specific show. We expect there to be a great turnout for these auditions, and it’s impossible to foresee what the casts will look like. We recommend you see these as great opportunities, but not plan your year around just these shows.

$200 one-time tuition, charged only to those cast in each show following auditions.