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.

OPEN ENROLLMENT MUSICAL THEATRE PRODUCTION CLASSES

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 in the Leishman Hall or on the Barlow Mainstage at CenterPoint Theatre.

Please note that in addition to regular class times, there will 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.

OPEN ENROLLMENT MUSICAL THEATRE PRODUCTION CLASSES

Open enrollment classes open up for registration on Thursday, June 22nd at 9:00am, and are open to everybody who is interested in participating! There’s no audition required, just enroll and let’s play!

There are three Open enrollment sessions:

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

Performance Dates: Revue, December 11; Joseph, June 6-8

High School (9th-12 Grade): Mondays 5:15pm-6:45pm

Performance Dates: Revue, December 11; Joseph, June 13-15

Elementary (3rd-6th Grade): Fridays 5:15pm-6:45pm

Performance Dates: Revue, December 15; Joseph, June 20-22 

All three of these classes will have a mid-year revue performance. And all three will be performing Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the Leishman Hall in June 2024! Each class will have its own six performance run of the show.

The Production Team for the Open enrollment classes will be announced soon!

Cost: $90 + $60 Materials fee + $15 Costume fee.

Size: 30-35

AUDITIONED MUSICAL THEATRE PRODUCTION CLASSES

Auditions for the 2023-2024 school year are complete, and our Auditioned Musical Theatre classes are full. Thanks to everyone who auditioned!

Musical Theatre Production for High School (9TH-12TH GRADE)

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. They also perform in the Academy Showcase on the Barlow Mainstage in May.

Session 11 Tuesdays 3:45-5:45

Performance Dates: Golden (Revue), October 12-14; Big Fish, February 22, 26, 28, March 1, 4, 6

Session 12 Tuesdays 4:45-6:45

Performance Dates: Golden (Revue), October 12-14; Big Fish, February 23, 27, 29, March 2, 5

Session 13 Wednesdays 3:45-5:45

Performance Dates: Golden (Revue), October 5-7; Big Fish, March 15, 16, 19, 21, 23, 25

Session 14 Wednesdays 4:45-6:45

Performance Dates: Golden (Revue), October 5-7; Big Fish, March 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 26

Instructors: Danny Inkley, Bailee DeYoung, Tara Wardle, Kristina Boler.

Cost: $90 + $60 Materials fee + $15 Costume fee.

Size: 30-35

Ages: 9th-12th grade

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 Mainstage in May. They also perform in the Academy Showcase on the Barlow Mainstage in May.

Session 7 Wednesdays 3:45-5:45

Performance Dates: Addams Family, January 25-27; Oz (Revue), May 2, 4

Session 8 Wednesdays 4:45-6:45

Performance Dates: Addams Family, February 1-3; Oz (Revue), May 2, 4

Session 9 Thursdays 3:45-5:45

Performance Dates: Addams Family, January 11-13; Oz (Revue), May 3, 4

Session 10 Thursdays 4:45-6:45

Performance Dates: Addams Family, January 18-20; Oz (Revue), May 3, 4

Instructors: Kristin Callor, Addison Welch, Angie Call, Annie Ferrin.

Cost: $90 + $60 Materials fee + $15 Costume fee.

Size: 30-35

Ages: 7th-8th grade

Musical Theatre Production for Elementary (3RD-6TH GRADE)

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. They also perform in the Academy Showcase on the Barlow Mainstage in May.

Session 1 Mondays 3:45-5:15

Performance Dates: On Broadway (Revue), November 9-11; Finding Nemo Jr, May 9-11

Session 2 Mondays 5:30-7:00

Performance Dates: On Broadway (Revue), November 9-11; Finding Nemo Jr, May 16-18

Session 3 Tuesdays 3:45-5:15

Performance Dates: On Broadway (Revue), November 2-4; Finding Nemo Jr, April 25-27

Session 4 Tuesdays 5:30-7:00

Performance Dates: On Broadway (Revue), November 2-4; Finding Nemo Jr, May 2-4

Session 5 Friday 2:00-3:30

Performance Dates: On Broadway (Revue), October 25-27; Finding Nemo Jr, April 11-13

Session 6 Friday 3:45-5:15

Performance Dates: On Broadway (Revue), October 25-27; Finding Nemo Jr, April 18-20

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

Cost $90 + $60 Materials fee + $15 Costume fee.

Size: 30-35.

Ages: 3rd-6th grade.

Performing Arts (1ST-2ND Grade)

Through engaging activities that include storytelling, music, stage movement, and creating characters, 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 two in-class performances during the year to round out the meaningful learning experience.

Day and time: Thursdays 4:45-5:45 or 5:45-6:45.

Cost: $65 + $60 Materials fee + $15 Costume fee.

Instructors: Jessica Moon and Ann Bradley.

Class Size: 10-15.

Ages: 1st-2nd Grade.

Performance Dates: October 26, January 11, March 28.

 Sing, Act, Play (Ages 4-5)

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

Day and time: Thursdays 4:00-4:45.

Cost: $65 + $60 Materials fee + $15 Costume fee.

Instructors: Jessica Moon and Ann Bradley.

Class Size: 10-15.

Ages: 4 years old – Kindergarten.

Performance Dates: October 26, January 11, March 28.

MUSICAL THEATRE TRAINING

Our Musical Theatre training classes are designed as supplements to your participation in 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.

 Musical Theatre Auditioning (GRADES 7TH-12TH)

This is one we hear about all the time, and we’re so excited to offer it. Want to get better at auditioning? This is for you! Nail every audition with the best training around in our Auditions class! This class will focus on learning and perfecting the skills needed to feel confident at a musical theater audition. We will cover everything; creating a resume, headshots, building your audition songbook, making an audition cut, performing your audition piece, nailing readings and monologues and everything in between. You’ll come out of this class prepared with everything you need to maximize your opportunities in your next audition, and with the skills to tackle all the auditions in your future.

This is a 16-week course, offered once in Fall.

Instructors: Jana Plowman and Margaret Simon

Fridays 5:30-6:30 PM; Sep 8-Dec 15

Cost: $65 monthly tuition; $60 materials fee:

Final Performance on the last day of each Session.

Backstage! (Ages 14-18)

Backstage lets you get your hands on all areas of Musical Theatre by working on the actual Mainstage and Academy shows at CenterPoint Theatre, directly with the professional staff that make the shows happen!

You don’t need any experience at all to take the class. We’ll provide the instruction and experience at whatever level you bring, and you’ll end up being proficient in all the areas of theatre that make a show happen.

You’ll get a chance to work on set design and construction, lighting design, sound design, building props, sewing costumes, and creating awesome theater magic. Every week you will work on the backstage elements of CenterPoint’s Mainstage productions and CenterPoint Academy’s productions, getting real hands-on experience with working professionals. 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 Mainstage shows (must be 16 or older to apply) and will also gain the skills to be employed in other theaters.

Instructors: Jana Plowman, Derek Walden, Truxton Moulton, Silas Stott, Cynthia Klumpp, Tammis Boam.

Cost: $90 monthly tuition; $60 materials fee; $15 costume fee.

Mondays 4:30-6:00.

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 theater together. Singing, dancing, monologues, scenes, musicals, straight plays… All of it needs the basic skill of acting. 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.

Fridays, 4:30-5:30

Instructors: Jana Plowman and Margaret Simon

Cost: $65 monthly tuition; $60 materials fee; $15 costume fee.

Two performances – a One-Act Festival in December and Our Town in May.

Performance Dates for Acting for the Stage: December 15, May 21-23

Auditioned Shows 

The Academy is producing four Auditioned Shows in 2023-2024: Tuck Everlasting, Beetlejuice Jr, Evita (Staged Concert), and Phantom of the Opera (Staged Concert).

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 great turnout for these auditions, and it’s impossible to foresee what casts will look like. We recommend you see these as great opportunities, but not to plan your year around just these shows.

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

Group Voice for Musical Theatre

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 November and one in May. Instructors are the glorious Ami Swallow and Mailee Halpin.    

$65 monthly tuition; $60 materials fee.

GROUP VOICE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE (6-8 YEAR OLDS) – Tuesdays, 3:45-4:45 PM

GROUP VOICE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE (9-11 YEAR OLDS) – Tuesdays, 4:45-5:45 PM

GROUP VOICE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE (7TH-12TH GRADE) – Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 PM

Dance

Dance for Musical Theatre

Our awesome dance offering with a musical-theatre focus provides the best training in the types of dance you’ll most frequently use in musicals, and we think you’ll love it! Classes will be taught in age groups that match our Musical Theatre Productions class ages. Our fantastic instructor, Danica Davies, will focus on movement for musical theatre, improving your skills and making you a more rounded, more castable performer.  Juniors and High School students have two options, based on ability level – Level 1 is for beginners, and Level 2 is for Intermediate/Advanced. Sign up for what you think best fits, and we’ll make sure your level is correct during the first couple weeks of class!

Cost: $65 monthly tuition; $50 materials fee; Costume fee – $60 for child size and $70 for adult size.

Instructor: Danica Davies

MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE FOR ELEMENTARY (3RD-6TH GRADE) – Wednesday, 4:45-5:45 PM

MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE FOR JUNIORS, LEVEL 1 (7TH-8TH GRADE) – Wednesdays, 3:45-4:45 PM

MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE FOR JUNIORS, LEVEL 2 (7TH-8TH GRADE) – Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 PM

MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE FOR HIGH SCHOOL, LEVEL 1 (9TH -12TH GRADE) – Wednesdays, 5:45-6:45 PM

MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE FOR HIGH SCHOOL, LEVEL 2 (9TH -12TH GRADE) – Thursdays, 5:00-6:00 PM

 

***PLEASE NOTE THAT JUNIORS LEVEL 2 AND HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL 2 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***

 

Performance Dates for all Dance for Musical Theatre Classes:

 

Elementary, Juniors Level 1, Juniors Level 2, High School Level 1: December 13

Juniors Level 2, High School Level 2: December 14

All Classes: May 11