Young Artists Program

In addition to a fully-staged production in the summer, Civic Theatre’s YOUNG ARTISTS PROGRAM (YAP) is a year-round series of workshops and seminars designed just for high school students interested in improving their skills in a professional setting and looking to prepare for college auditions and beyond.  All workshops are taught by performers and instructors with extensive experience locally, regionally, and in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

YAP also includes a seven-week summer program with intensive rehearsals and specialized workshops culminating in a fully-supported and professionally-staffed production on the Tarkington stage.  Training will focus on developing the skills needed to succeed in the world of musical theatre including character development, vocal coaching and advanced dance technique.


Summer 2017 YAP Musical: Grease

Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as “Greased Lightnin'”, “It’s Raining on Prom Night”, “Alone at the Drive-In Movie” recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. An 8-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals along with innumerable school and community productions place Grease among the world’s most popular musicals.

“A lively and funny musical-as well as the dancingest one in town. It’s a winner…the songs are dandies [that portray] the early rockers with zip and charm. The sheer energy of Grease carries all before it.” – New York Daily News

GREASE is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.


Revue!
Curious? YAP announces an exciting new performance opportunity in June. More info to come!
Performance dates in June TBD.


YAP Summer Express Workshops

The YAP Summer Express Workshop Series is a 15-workshop program designed for high school students at all experience levels to fill their summers with theater! All of the workshops take place right before GREASE and REVUE! rehearsals on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 5:00-6:15 pm. They are conveniently located at Civic Theatre, so there is no extra travel involved. We encourage everyone to participate in these workshops. Below, you will find information on pricing as well as the schedule for all 15 Express Workshops. If you are a member of the cast for GREASE or REVUE!, you will receive your first 2 summer workshops FREE OF CHARGE. For questions, please contact Civic’s YAP Coordinator, Anne Beck, at anne@civictheatre.org.

 

PRICING BREAKDOWN:

CAST MEMBERS:

15 Class Bundle — $65.00

  • If you are a cast member interested in taking all 15 summer workshops, this bundle is for you. This package includes your 2 FREE workshops and all other workshops at a discounted rate.

 A la Carte Option — $7.00 per workshop

  • If you are a cast member that cannot take all 15 workshops, you can select the ones you would like to take A la Carte.
  • **PLEASE NOTE: Your first 2 summer workshops will still be FREE OF CHARGE. All other workshops will then be $7.00 a piece**

NON-CAST MEMBERS:

15 Class Bundle — $120.00

  • If you are a non-cast member interested in taking all 15 summer workshops as a discounted rate, this is the package for you!

A la Carte Option — $10.00 per workshop

  • If you cannot take all 15 workshops, you can select the ones you would like to take A la Carte.

 

SUMMER WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays | 5:00-6:15 PM | Civic Theatre Rehearsal Hall

 

Week 1:

Monday, June 12th @ 5pm – MUSICAL THEATRE WITH ANNE BECK

Tuesday, June 13th @ 5pm – JAZZ WITH MICHAEL WORCEL

Wednesday, June 14th @ 5pm – BOOKING COMMERCIALS WITH ELLEN KINGSTON

Week 2:

Monday, June 19th @ 5pm – ACTING WITH CLAIRE WILCHER

Tuesday, June 20th @ 5pm – TAP WITH MICHAEL WORCEL

Wednesday, June 21st @ 5pm – FOSSE MUSICAL THEATRE WITH SALLY SCARBROUGH

Week 3:

Monday, June 26th @ 5pm – ACTING WITH CLAIRE WILCHER

Tuesday, June 27th @ 5pm – HIP HOP WITH SAWYER HARVEY

Wednesday, June 28th @ 5pm – ACTING IN COMMERCIALS WITH ELLEN KINGSTON

Week 4:

Monday, July 10th @ 5pm – JAZZ WITH SALLY SCARBROUGH

Tuesday, July 11th @ 5pm – MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE WITH MICHAEL WORCEL

Wednesday, July 12th @ 5pm – IMPROV WITH BROOKE DEBETTIGNIES

Week 5:

Monday, July 17th @ 5pm – HIP HOP WITH SAWYER HARVEY

Tuesday, July 18th @ 5pm – TAP WITH ANNE BECK

Wednesday, July 19th @ 5pm – IMPROV WITH BROOKE DEBETTIGNIES

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