Civic Youth Theatre Director Melanie R. Buchanan will be teaching four classes in late winter/early spring 2009: After-School Fun, Raise the Curtain, Welcome to the Theatre and There's No Business Like Show Business! Each class has two different sessions. Students may choose either one session or the other.
Raise the Curtain is for students in Grade 1, Grade 2 or Grade 3. The first session of class begins January 13 and runs through February 17, with classes from 4:30-5:30 p.m. every Tuesday. The second session of class begins April 7 and runs through May 12, with classes from 4:30-5:30 p.m. every Tuesday.
Students will learn how to take their imagination and use it in the theatre. They will learn basic characterization techniques, and learn acting games and skits. The final day of class will be a Share Day, when parents are invited to watch and see the skills their child has developed.
The cost of this class is $60 for a Civic Friend, $65 for a Non-Member.
For more information about this class, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette office at 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visit the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette Web site.
Melanie comes to Civic Theatre from Chicago, where she studied graduate acting at DePaul University. She has a theatre degree from Creighton University and has worked in Los Angeles. Melanie, who has lived all over the world with her family, has a wealth of experience in musical theatre, improv and acting.