Peanut Gallery Players is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 

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Classes at PGP

Peanut Gallery Players offers comprehensive theatrical training for students in grades one through twelve. Enrollment is limited, and many classes require an advanced audition.

 

Classes include:

  • Musical Theatre: principles and techniques of acting, singing, and musical theatre movement

  • Show Choir: show choreography, microphone technique, and vocal strength

  • Actors Workshop: improvisation, scene study, character development, and audition prep

 

Private vocal and acting lessons are available for students who need extra instruction and concentration to prepare for auditions, performances or special events.  Private piano lessons also offered.  Email for times, prices and availability. 

 

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Fall Semester runs September 9 - December 14, 2019

 

Enrollment is extremely limited and there is a waiting list for several classes, so be sure to register early to secure your spot. There is also a $20 “early bird” discount in class fees if paid in full by August 19, 2019

 

**Please note, unless a payment agreement has been previously arranged, account balances for the Spring term must be paid in full before registering for Fall.

Fall Semester Classes:

 

JR. ACTORS WORKSHOP • Grades 3-8

This course will focus on basic stage direction, scene study, monologues, characterization and performing skills for both stage and film work. This class is flexible because its structure will require the assessment of the instructor in order to teach to the abilities and experience of the students. At the discretion of the director, 2nd grade students may enroll in this class if they have sufficient performing experience. An audition is required for 2nd grade students and will be by appointment only.

This course is in two parts. The Fall semester will concentrate on developing performing skills. This development is reinforced during the Spring semester when the students utilize skills learned during a final workshop performance.

SATURDAYS 10:00-11:15am 

No class on 11/30

$250 Total or 2 payments of $125

 

 

ACTORS WORKSHOP • Grades 9-12

Designed for the older student, this course will concentrate on comic improvisation, scene study, character development, monologue and audition prep for both stage and film work. This class is flexible because its structure will require the assessment of the instructor in order to teach to the abilities and experience of the students. At the discretion of the director, 8th grade students may be enrolled in this class if they have sufficient performing experience.

 

This course is in two parts. The Fall semester will concentrate on developing both improv and stage acting skills. In addition to stand-up and physical comedy, topics will include character build, headshots, resumes’, agents, casting directors and more. This development is reinforced during the Spring semester when the students utilize skills learned during a final workshop performance, as well as a possible Cabaret/Comedy Night performance in the Fall. (Exact date TBD)

TUESDAYS 8:15-9:30pm

No class on 10/8 and 11/15

$250 Total or 2 payments of $125

MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP • Grades 9-12

This course is designed as a flexible class in acting, movement and voice for teens looking to enhance their triple-threat skills. This class is flexible because it will require the assessment of the instructor in order to teach to the abilities and experience of the students. At the discretion of the director, 8th grade students may be enrolled in this class if they have sufficient musical theatre experience.

This is a two-part class. The Fall semester will concentrate on the basic principles and techniques (acting, singing, movement, terminology and audition prep) to succeed in a musical theatre production. The students will apply musical theatre technique from a strong acting base as they perform in a Spring workshop, and possible Fall Cabaret. Students must complete the Fall semester of Musical Theatre, or audition out of Fall term, in order to perform in the Spring production. Audition slots are very limited and will be by appointment only.

MONDAYS 7:30-9:00pm

No class on 10/7 and 11/18

$290 Total or 2 payments of $145

 

MUSICAL THEATRE • Grades 6-8

This course will concentrate on the student’s individual abilities as a triple-threat performer. This class is flexible because it will require the assessment of the instructor in order to teach to the abilities and experience of the students. At the discretion of the director and based on availability, 5th grade students may be enrolled in this class if they have sufficient musical theatre experience.

This is a two-part class. The Fall semester will concentrate on the basic principles and techniques of acting, singing, musical theatre style movement and vocabulary, performance and developing related skills to succeed in a musical theatre production. The students will apply their technique and skills as they perform in a final workshop production in the Spring, and possible Fall Cabaret. Students must complete the Fall semester of Musical Theatre, or audition out of Fall term, in order to perform in the Spring production. Audition slots are very limited and will be by appointment only.

MONDAYS 6:00-7:30pm

No class on 10/7 and 11/18

 

$290 Total or 2 payments of $145

 

 

MUSICAL THEATRE • Grades 1-5

An introduction to the world of musical theatre performance, students will learn basic principles and skills of the triple threat performer and how to use them.

This is a two-part class. The Fall semester is an introduction to the basics of acting, movement, voice, theatre vocabulary and developing related skills. This development is reinforced during the Spring semester where the students utilize skills learned in a final workshop performance. Students must complete the Fall semester of Musical Theatre in order to perform in the Spring production.

MONDAYS 5:00-6:00pm

No class on 10/7 and 11/18

$270 Total or 2 payments of $135

BROADWAY DANCE! • Grades 5-12

This course aims to prepare students to become better performers with physical flexibility, free from unnecessary mannerisms, able to use the body to develop complete characterizations. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of physically developing a character as well as movement training in a supportive environment. Students will learn basic steps of theatre movement, jazz, tap and how to learn combinations quickly. Enrollment is limited to 12 students to ensure individual attention so students can be guided at their own level of proficiency. This course is highly recommended for students enrolled in Musical Theatre and Actors Workshop. These students will perform at one or more of the Musical Theatre Workshop performances in the Spring.

TUESDAYS 6:15-7:15pm

No class on 10/8 and 11/5

$240 Total or 2 payments of $120

SHOW CHOIR • Grades 5-12  It's Back!

Students will have fun learning to harmonize whilst preparing for performance. In addition to basic show choreography and microphone technique, these choirs are designed to build vocal strength, technique, proper breathing, support and placement. Members of the PGP Choir(s) will have the opportunity to perform throughout the year, as a group and individually, including an end of the year Showcase. Solos are awarded solely at the discretion of the director. Show choir will require additional rehearsal times. Exact dates and times TBD.

TUESDAYS 7:15-8:15pm

No class on 10/8 and 11/5

$250 Total or 2 payments of $125

PRIVATE LESSONS 

Limited private vocal and acting coaching is available for students who need extra instruction and concentration to prepare for auditions, performances or special events.  Private piano lessons also offered.  Email for times, prices and availability.