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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Winter/Spring Semester runs January 6 - June 13, 2020

 

Currently enrolled students will have the opportunity to register for Winter/Spring classes beginning Monday, November 18, 2019. NEW student registrations will begin the week of December 2, 2019. Enrollment is extremelylimited and there is a waiting list for several classes, so be sure to register earlyto secure your spot. I cannot guarantee there will be space in your class if I do not hear from you by December 16, 2019! (There is also a $25 “early bird” discount in class fees if paid in full by December 9, 2019) **Please note, unless a payment agreement has been previously arranged, account balances for the Fall term must be paid in full before registering for Winter/Spring.

All classes will incur a mandatory “performance fee” to participate in the Spring Workshop productions which cover the cost of extra rehearsals, script and royalty charges, however NO ADMISSION will be charged for these performances.

 

*Please check performance and final tech rehearsal dates carefully and mark your calendars now. Please contact me early concerning potential conflicts (and let them be major, i.e., graduations, weddings, open heart surgeries, etc.) Attendance for final tech rehearsal and performance is mandatory. We will also add rehearsals in June on days/times outside of regular class, but those will not be mandatory – only highly suggested.

Winter/Spring 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 10:00-11:30am (*note time extension change)

No class on 2/8, 3/7, 4/11
 

Tech Rehearsal: Friday, June 5, 2019 from 4:00-6:00pm

Performance: Saturday, June 6

 

$355.00 Total or 2 payments of $177.50

Performance Fee: $40.00

 

 

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 7:30-9:00pm (*note time change and extension)

No class on 2/18, 3/17, 5/12
 

Tech / Performance: Saturday, June 13, 2019

Call TBD, Curtain 7:00pm

*The SAW class will tech and perform at Bloomfield Hills High School on the same day! Lunch for actors will be provided.
 

$355.00 Total or 2 payments of $177.50
Performance Fee: $45.00

MUSICAL THEATRE • 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 2/17, 3/16, 5/11

Tech Rehearsal: Monday, June 8 from 7:30-10:30pm

 

Performance: Tuesday, June 9

Call Time 4:30pm, Show Time 7:00pm

$395 total or 2 payments of $197.50

Performance Fee: $50.00

 

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 2/17, 3/16, 5/11

Tech Rehearsal: Sunday, June 7 from 9:00am - 12:00pm

 

Performance: Monday, June 8

Call Time 4:00pm, Show Time 6:00pm

 

$395 Total or 2 payments of $197.50

Performance Fee: $50.00

 

 

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 2/17, 3/16, 5/11

Tech Rehearsal: Sunday, May 31 from 9:00-11:30am

 

Performance: Monday, June 1

Call Time 4:30pm, Show Time 6:00pm

 

$355 Total or 2 payments of $177.50

Performance Fee: $50.00

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 6:30 - 7:30pm (*note time change)

No class on 2/8, 3/17, 5/26

Performances before Musical Theatre shows on 6/1, 6/8, and 6/9

Dress Rehearsals for these performances TBD

$295 Total or 2 payments of $147.50

Performance Fee: None

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.

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

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