Friday, August 21, 2009

Fall 2009 Classes from Civic Youth Theatre: Intro to Musical Theatre

Civic Youth Theatre Director Melanie R. Buchanan will be teaching three classes in fall 2009: Playground to the Theatre, Intro to Musical Theatre and Molding the Older Actor.

Intro to Musical Theatre is for students in Grade 4, Grade 5 and Grade 6. Classes begin September 23 and run eight weeks through November 11, with classes from 4:30-5:30 p.m. every Wednesday.

Using scenes and songs from a variety of musicals, students will discover the world of musical theatre. They will learn choreography, breathing techniques and basic acting skills to putting on a musical. The last day of class will be followed by a small performance for family and friends.

The cost of this class is $80 for a Civic Friend, $85 for a Non-Member. Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette has a limited number of scholarships available.

For more information about this class, e-mail Melanie at, call the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette office at 765-423-7529 or visit Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette's Web site,

Melanie comes to us from Chicago, where she studied graduate acting at DePaul University. She has a theatre degree from Creighton University and has worked in Los Angeles. She was employed for three years as lead instructor at Limelight Productions Summer Camps in Sierra Vista, Arizona. Melanie toured with Limelight Productions as a young girl throughout the southern United States. She has lived all over the world with her family, and has a wealth of experience in musical theatre, improv and acting.

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