Sunday, August 22, 2010

Fall 2010 Acting Classes from Civic Youth Theatre: Intro to Musical Theatre


Civic Youth Theatre Director Melanie R. Buchanan will be teaching three classes in Fall 2010: Aesop Theatre, Intro to Musical Theatre, and Script Analysis and Characterization.

Intro to Musical Theatre is for students in Grades 4, 5 and 6. The class begins September 22 and runs through November 10, with classes from 4:30pm-5:30pm each Wednesday. Classes will be held at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette at the corner of 5th Street and North Street.

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 members of Civic Theatre, $85 for non-members. There are a limited number of scholarships for classes.

For more information about this class, e-mail cyt@lafayettecivic.org, call the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette office at 765-423-7529 or visit the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette website.

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. She was employed for three years as lead instructor at Limelight Productions Summer Camps in Sierra Vista, Arizona. She toured with Limelight Productions as a young girl throughout the southern United States. 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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