Sunday, December 14, 2008

Winter/Spring 2009 Acting Classes from Civic Youth Theatre: Welcome to the Theatre

Civic Youth 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 separate sessions. Students can choose either one session or the other.

Welcome to the Theatre is for students aged 4, 5 or 6. The first session of classes begins January 14 and runs through February 18, with classes from 4:30-5:15 p.m. every Wednesday. The second session of classes begins April 8 and runs through May 13, with classes from 4:30-5:15 p.m. every Wednesday.

This class is designed for the younger student who has little to no experience with the theatre. This class will use music and basic characterization techniques to teach students to use their creative energy on stage. Parents are welcome to attend this class with their young actor.

The cost of this class is $40 for a Civic Friend, $45 for a Non-Member.

For more information about this class, e-mail, 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.

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