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Registration for the 2020-2021 Season will be open to new students on August 1st. 

Acting Out – The Basics – Ages 7-12

Feb-May 2021, $230 per Term, Tuesdays 4:00-5:00pm

In this class, students will be introduced to the exciting world of theatre by working on their acting skills through a variety of fun theatre games.  Students will be encouraged to develop their imagination, creativity and self-confidence in a relaxed atmosphere.  This class is ideal for students who have little to no acting experience and want to explore their dramatic side without the pressure of a final performance.

Acting In – Character Study Age 8-12

Sep-Dec 2020, $335, Tuesdays 3:30-500pm

Now that students have learned the basics, it is time to start looking into character development.  In this course, students will be given a character that they will study throughout the course using various acting techniques and tools.  Students will not only learn how to identify their own habitual patterns that identify their unique personality, but also learn how to develop these patterns for their character, creatiing a new and distinct body and voice.  A final in-class performance will showcase monologues students have worked on to show off their character.

Acting WITH – Scene Study Age 8-12

Feb-May 2021, $360, Tuesdays 3:30-5:00pm

Adding on to students’ knowledge of stage basics and character development, students will now join with a partner(s) to rehearse a scene.  The focus in this class will be on partner work, i.e. listening, reacting, trust, vocal and physical dynamics, and support of the other.  Students will showcase end-of-term scenes at the annual CSOPA Spring Festival.

Off Broadway – Age 7-12

Feb-May 2021, $265 per Term, Tuesdays 5:15-6:45pm

Sing! Dance! Act! Older performers that would like to enter the world of musical theatre can do so with this class. In 14 weeks, the ensemble cast will learn and perform a short show for friends and family, complete with costumes and props. This class provides a foundation for performers to move int our Intermediate Musical Theatre Program, or Mainstage Musical Theatre program, or performers can continue on in the off Broadway program each term.

Intermediate Devised Theatre Project – 10-15 years old

Sept 2020-May 2021, $1140 per year, Mondays 4:00-7:30pm.

*NEW CLASS FORMAT* For the young performer that has something to say and longs to create their own show. Devised Theatre is an important facet of theatre creation, and one that we are so pleased to offer at CSOPA. This fun program is designed to foster a collaborative process in which the whole cast with the support and guidance of their director, develop a show together. The focus is on creation of story and characters through a series of improvisations and collaborations. The end result is a show performed at our CSOPA SpringFEST that has been built from the ground up by the cast and director complete with any necessary props, costumes, set, lights and sound. Come create something wonderful with other creative performers.

Intermediate Musical Theatre  – 10-15 years old

Sept 2020 –May 2021, Wednesdays from 4:00-7:00 p.m. $1140 per year. (Class A)

Sept 2020 –June 2021, Wednesdays from 5:00-8:00 p.m. $1140 per year (Class B)

The Intermediate Musical Theatre Program is a performance-based class for students aged 10-15.  It expands and develops on the knowledge base from the teachings of the Junior Musical Theatre Program, while preparing students for future theatre study, such as CSOPA’s Mainstage Musical Theatre Program.  The first part of the course will focus on performance technique in acting, singing and dance.  Once a strong performance base has been established, students will then rehearse and prepare a small-scale musical theatre production to be performed at the annual CSOPA Spring Festival.

Acting With, Intermediate Devised Theatre and Intermediate Musical Theatre will perform in our Spring Festival and you must be available May 17-22, 2021 for dress rehearsal and 3 performances.