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New Stage offers classes in the Fall and Spring for grades 1-12 and also for adults! 


Fall Classes


For the “Littles”

Our Story Theatre Series presents:
Sneetches by Dr. Seuss

Saturdays, 10 Weeks
September 15 – November 17
9:00 am – 10:30 am
1st – 3rd graders
Cost: $200

“Now, the Star-Belly Sneetches- Had bellies with stars.
The Plain-Belly Sneetches-Had none upon thars.
Those stars weren’t so big. They were really so small.
You might think such a thing wouldn’t matter at all.”
-Dr. Seuss

THINK AGAIN! The Sneetches live on the beach and there is a line drawn in the sand: Star Bellies on one side, Plain Bellies on the other. Star-bellied Sneetches are part of the “popular crowd”, while plain-bellied Sneetches are shunned. Will the arrival of Sylvester McMonkey McBean and his “fix it machine” help or harm this divided community? This is the story of Dr. Seuss’ powerful parable about the surface things that divide us, it will take a courageous friendship between an unlikely pair of Sneetches to find the answers.

Students will be guided through the building blocks of theatre technique within the framework of story. We will work on character development, acting and storytelling to create a showcase of an original script.

For the “Middles”

Our Story Theatre Series presents:
A Year with Frog and Toad KIDS

Saturdays, 10 Weeks
September 15 – November 17
10:45 am – 12:15 p.m.
4th – 6th graders
Cost: $200

Adapted from the three-time-Tony-nominated Broadway hit comes A Year with Frog and Toad KIDS. It tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons. This musical follows two great friends, the cheerful and popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation, they plant gardens, swim, rake leaves and go sledding, learning life lessons along the way, including a most important one about friendship and rejoicing in the attributes that make each of us different and special. A Year with Frog and Toad KIDS is a great choice for young performers, with plenty of ensemble roles, jazzy, accessible music!

Students will be guided through the building blocks of theatre technique within the framework of musical theatre. We will work on character development, storytelling, movement and singing with a showcase at the end of the session.

Adult Classes
Monday Night Live at New Stage!
*Registration is now open!! 
Mondays, from 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
September 24th- November 12th

Monday Night Live! @ New Stage is an new six-week program designed to enhance our artistic community by providing quality acting classes for adults taught by local professionals.

Movement for the Working Actor
September 24th- October 29th, 5:30PM- 7:00PM
($180)- Taught by Drew Stark

In this class, we will strive to gain a greater “kinesthetic awareness” of our bodies through basic dance technique instruction while moving organically through space. Open to all experience levels, this class will highlight certain goals: to become physically motivated and energized through an aerobic dance combination tailored for the musical theatre actor, to introduce the concept of body-mapping, as well as de-mystifying the dreaded ‘dance-call’ audition. Mr. Stark will serve as choreographer for New Stage’s upcoming production of A Christmas Carol.
Theatre for Social Change
September 24th- October 29th, 7:00PM- 9:00PM
($180)- Taught by Kate Woodley
Theatre- with its roots in sound and movement, story-telling and ritual, enactment and improvisation- offers a unique opportunity to experientially process multifaceted societal problems. This class will train Citizen Artists- or social change enActors- to develop and hone their artistic tools through theatre-based exercises focusing on improvisation, ensemble, community-building, and experiential and embodied dialogue. Participants will learn how theatre can be used to build community, explore complex issues, and problem-solve.
*Suggested for 16 years or older
Beginning Acting
October 1st- November 12th, 7:00PM- 9:00PM
($200)- Taught by Malaika Quarterman and Jo Ann Robinson
This class is designed for adults who want to give acting a try, or who would like to revisit the basics in order to improve their technique! Students will participate in lively theatre exercises designed to free up the voice and body, stimulate creativity, promote self-confidence, and teach the fundamentals of acting.

Spring Classes:

Stay tuned! Keep checking back!

For further information on classes, contact:

Sharon Miles, Director of Education
601-948-3533, ext 232