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 separate sessions. Students can choose one session or the other.
There's No Business Like Show Business! is for students in Grade 6 and higher. The first session of the class begins January 15 and runs through February 19, with classes from 4:30-5:30 p.m. each Thursday. The second session of this class begins April 9 and runs through May 14, with classes from 4:30-5:30 p.m. each Thursday.
Students will learn a variety of acting techniques in this class. One focus of this class will be on auditioning, and students will be ready to audition for future shows at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette and elsewhere. Improvisation and characterization will be other aspects of this class. There will be a Share Day on the last day of class so parents can observe and understand what students have learned.
The cost of this class is $60 for Civic Friends, $65 for Non-Members.
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.