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 2022 semester runs September 10 - December 17, 2022

Fall 2022 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 10:00-11:00am

(No class on 11/26 or 12/10)

 

Tuition: $260.00

 

SR. 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 7:30-8:45pm

(No class on 10/4)

Tuition: $255.00

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 and/or Benefit Concert. 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 10/31)

Tuition: $295.00

 

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 and/or Benefit Convert. 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 10/31)

Tuition: $295.00

 

 

MUSICAL THEATRE • Grades 2-5

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 10/31)

Tuition: $275.00

BROADWAY TAP! • 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. This year, students will learn the basic steps of theatre movement and jazz with a concentration on TAP!!

Enrollment is limited to 10 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 our Musical Theatre and Summer Musical Conservatory classes. These students will perform at one or more of the Musical Theatre Workshop performances in the Spring.

TUESDAYS 6:30 - 7:30pm

(No class on 10/4 or 11/15)

Tuition: $245.00

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, ukulele and guitar lessons also offered. Email for times, prices and availability.