Youth Production Classes
The jungle is jumpin’ with jazz in this exciting Disney classic! Join Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie and the gang as they swing their way through madcap adventures and thwart the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan. Adapted from the beloved film, this musical includes all your favorite Disney tunes, like “The Bare Necessities,” and “I Wan’na Be Like You.” With colorful characters and that toe-tapping jungle rhythm, Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids is sure to be a crowd-pleaser for audiences of all ages.
Rehearsals begin Tuesday August 20, 2013. Open to students ages 8-14. Classes meet every Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 4:30-6:00 pm from August 20 to October 10. From October 14-24, students will rehearse daily Monday-Thursday afternoons on the Mainstage.
Three performances will be held on the Mainstage. The performance schedule is October 25, 2013 at 7:30 pm and October 26-27, 2013 at 2:30 pm.
It’s unusual for a modern work to become a classic so quickly, but Tolkien’s “ring” stories, which began with The Hobbit, clearly are in this very special category. They stir the imagination and intellect of everyone they touch. Bilbo, one of the most conservative of all Hobbits, is asked to leave his large, roomy and very dry home in the ground in order to set off as chief robber in an attempt to recover an important treasure. It’s the last thing that any sensitive Hobbit would want to do, but great benefit eventually results—not only for Bilbo but for all of the Hobbits who inhabit Middle Earth—and the hearts of those children and adults who continue to enjoy this kind of magic.
Rehearsals begin Tuesday January 7, 2014. Open to students ages 10-16. Classes meet every Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 4:30-6:00 pm from January 7 to February 27. Two additional rehearsals will be held on Saturday, February 8 and Saturday, February 22 between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. From March 3-13, students will rehearse daily Monday-Thursday afternoons on the Mainstage.
Three performances will be held on the Mainstage. The performance schedule is March 14, 2014 at 7:30 pm and March 15-16, 2014 at 2:30 pm.
In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she’s the girl with the enchanting voice. Adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr. features the hit songs “Part of Your World,” “She’s in Love,” and the Oscar-winning “Under the Sea.”
Rehearsals begin Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Open to students ages 7-13. Classes meet every Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 4:30-6:00 pm from March 18 to April 24. One additional rehearsal will be held on Saturday, April 19 between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. From April 29 – May 8, students will rehearse daily Monday-Thursday afternoons on the Mainstage.
Three performances will be held on the Mainstage. The performance schedule is May 9, 2014 at 7:30 pm and May 10-11, 2014 at 2:30 pm.
Youth Scene Study Class
If your child loves to act, but is more interested in non-musical theatre, the Scene Study Class is a perfect fit!
The Scene Study Class will teach kids how to pick up a script and comfortably read in an audition setting, work through distinct character choices, and feel prepared as they move towards a performance. The class will incorporate vocal technique, creative dramatic exercises, and memorization skills. Students will learn stage terms and blocking as they build self-confidence. Each student will have the opportunity to read and “try out” many different roles, and will ultimately be assigned one or more roles. This will be a safe environment that will create new friendships outside the school setting, prepare students for auditions, and introduce children to the ACT family. All levels of experience are encouraged to participate!
The class meets Mondays from 4:00-5:30 pm beginning March 17, 2014 and runs through May 12, 2014. A week of rehearsals follows, meeting each afternoon May 19-22, 2014 from 4:00-7:00 pm. Then, the class will hold three performances in 35below: Friday, May 23, 2014 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 1:30 pm and 6:00 pm.
Open to ages 8-12. The cost for the class is $175.
Directed by Honor Moor
About the Director: Honor Moor trained in New York City where she performed in repertory theatre for over four years. She has acted in over 60 shows on both coasts. She debuted at ACT in 1980 in the 7th grade in Wait Until Dark and most recently was seen in ACT’s To Kill a Mockingbird and The Dixie Swim Club. She is a former board certified teacher and is the mother of two children (ages 8 and 10) in the Asheville City Schools.