Classes & Education

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CTA provides a wide range of theatre arts education, including:

  • Audition workshops, including the basics of how to audition and how to get noticed by the production team.
  • Workshops with multiple sessions in both fall and winter sessions, held weekly over 8 to 12 weeks period focusing on development of the total performer and ending with a performance for family, friends, and the general public.
  • Special masterclasses are presented periodically with highly regarded professionals in different areas of the theatre arts.
  • “Behind the Scenes” training is presented to all production participants and walks them through all the aspects of the physical theatre.

These programs give each participant the opportunity to learn the basics of theatre, expand their imagination, develop voice, dance and performance techniques, and much more. All training, workshops and camps are aimed to specific age and skill groups.


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Join us as we sing and dance our way around the globe in “Passport to Broadway”! In this class our students will learn songs, movement, and even work on craft projects inspired by an international collection of musical theatre. Whether they’re new to theatre or an experienced performer, we’ve got an agenda of fun scheduled for all levels.

 

Students must dress appropriately for movement. Shoes should be either dance shoes or sneakers secured with laces or velcro.  No open-toe shoes, flip-flops, sandals, or crocs. Bring a water bottle.

 

AGES: 5 – 10

WHEN: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; Saturdays, January 14, 21, and 28, 2017

TUITION: $120.00

Click here to register for Passport To Broadway.

INSTRUCTOR: Trevor Greenfield is a 2011 graduate of Slippery Rock University and holds a K-12 Music Education degree with a concentration in Voice. He has been teaching in a public school setting for four years and has directed show choirs, plays, musicals, marching band, private vocal and instrumental lessons, and K-12th grade vocal ensembles. Most recently he was our Seussical Music Director. Click here for more information on Trevor.


new3INTRO TO DIRECTING WORKSHOPdirectors_chair

This workshop is designed for those students who might be interested in directing someday, but need to explore “directing” to see if it is for them.  Many theatrical concepts and topics will be covered, but the focus will be to give students the foundation of the various aspects of directing, which will allow the students to see how large an endeavor directing a play is.  Participants will have first-hand experience in directing scenes within the class environment.

AGES: 13 – 18

WHEN: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.; Saturdays, February 4 – 25, 2017

TUITION: $120.00

Click here to register for the Into To Directing Workshop.

INSTRUCTOR: José de la Mar has been an active member of the local theatre scene for many years now. He is a professional actor working on local films, commercials and industrials. Theatrically speaking, José has performed with or directed for Do or Die Productions, Spartan Lyrical Society, Bowie Community Theatre, 2nd Star Productions, Musical Artists Theatre, Merely Players, Spotlighters … just to name a few. He has also taught several classes and workshops + directed five shows right here at CTA! Click here for more information on José.


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In the spirit of the hit TV show “Glee”, this all new program will have you rockin’ out like never before.
Through instruction with this fun and cool show choir format, your student will learn vocal technique, harmonization, movement, performance skills, & confidence. This will all culminate in a performance on the main stage on the final day of class. Join us for good times, singing, and dancing as we take on the hits from classic radio to modern-day Broadway!

AGES: 10 – 16

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; Saturdays, February 4 – March 25

TUITION: $240.00

Click here to register for CTA Harmonix.

INSTRUCTOR: Michelle Harmon Bruno is a WATCH nominated director and actress. She has performed and directed in the DMV area for the last 10 years including CTA’s productions of Sleeping Beauty (Director) and Bugsy Malone, Jr. (Music Director)! Click here for more information on Michelle.


MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE WORKSHOPS

Get ready to join in an innovative and exciting dance class that will prepare the students for their next audition/musical dance show. Students will learn basic terms and technique in ballet, tap, jazz & more as well as work on their flexibility. You will be taught intermediate level dances to well known Broadway show tunes. A performance will be on the last day during class time. Be prepared to put your best foot forward and have fun in this educational and dynamic class!

 

Students must wear closed toe shoes (dance shoes preferred) and clothing that easily allows for full range of movement. Hair should be up and back off the face. Bring a water bottle.

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MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE WORKSHOP 1

AGES: 6 – 11

WHEN: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.; Saturdays, February 11 – April 1, 2017

TUITION: $160.00

Click here to register for Musical Theatre Dance Workshop 1.

 

 

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AGES: 12 – 16

WHEN: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; Saturdays, February 11 – April 1, 2017

TUITION: $160.00

Click here to register for Musical Theatre Dance Workshop 2.

 

INSTRUCTOR: Anwar Thomas has been an actor, choreographer, & educator throughout Central Maryland for the past 15 years. He is a Helen Hayes nominee for Best Choreography of a Musical for his work on “The Color Purple” at Toby’s Dinner Theater (2013). No stranger to teaching youth, Anwar served as choreographer for multiple Anne Arundel & Prince George’s County public schools and CCTA (touring & resident group of young theater professionals at Toby’s). Click here to read more about Anwar.


PRODUCTION WORKSHOPS presented by Tiffany Shannon Productions, LLC.

Through workshops students gain experience and knowledge in acting techniques, improvisation, characterization, movement, props, scenery, and much more. Production workshops conclude with a final performance on our main stage. In production workshops, teamwork is a major focus and all participants are guaranteed a role. We encourage students with all levels of experience to attend.

*Please note: workshop productions are subject to change due to cast requirements and limitations.

 

INSTRUCTOR: Tiffany Shannon has been studying dance & theatre for over 30 years. She has performed professionally in MD & VA by the age of 10. She has trained at Towson University, The Studio Theatre in DC, AACC, Palomar College and CA University in San Marcos. She has performed on many stages and has been teaching voice, drama & dance for the past 15 years. Click here for more information on Miss Tiffany.

 

MUSICAL THEATRE PRODUCTION WORKSHOPS          TUITION: $320.00

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Side-splitting slapstick tunes!  Riotous jungle excitement!  Jokes coming out of the trees!  Film producer Larry Livermore is frantically searching for an unknown actor to play the lead in his next film, Archie of the Amazon.  ’We need a jungle man,’ sings the desperate Larry.  When he’s about to throw in the towel, he hears about a man living deep within the Amazon rainforest.  With his devoted assistant, Kimberly, and Borneo Joe, a jungle guide, Larry heads to the jungle.  He discovers Rocky, a wild man whose best friend is a gorilla named Ingagi!  Though many have seen Rocky, such as animal trainer Betty Beatty, ecologist Dorothy Greener and Princess Aquacola and her hostile tribe, none has gotten close to him.  Matters are confused more as explorer Osa Byrd appears, searching for the illusive Amazon Ghost Moth.  She is with three teenagers who won the trip on a quiz show.  The tune-filled finale is riveting as Aquacola plans to steam the intruders, creating a zesty brain broth.  Will the jungle man be able to save them?  Even with vicious jaguars and coiling anaconda snakes?!

AGES: 7 to 11

SESSION 1: 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Mondays, February 13 – May 15, 2017. (No class on April 10.) Final performance: May 15, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Click here to register for Session 1.

SESSION 2: 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, February 15 – May 17, 2017. (No class on 4/12.) Final performance on May 17 at 5:00 p.m. Click here to register for Session 2.

SESSION 3: 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, February 15 – May 17, 2017. (No class on April 12.) Final performance: May 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Click here to register for Session 3.

AGES: 11 to 16

WHEN: 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Mondays, February 13 – May 15, 2017. (No class on April 10.) Final performance: May 15, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Click here to register for Ages 11 to 16.

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THEATRE PRODUCTION WORKSHOPS*         TUITION: $195.00

*NOTE: These are non-musical theatre workshops

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Wild animal thrills!  Jungle adventure!  Film producer Larry Livermore is desperately searching for an unknown to portray the lead in his next film, Archie of the Amazon.  He’s about to give up when he learns of a wild jungle man living deep within the Amazon rainforest.  With his loyal assistant, Kimberly, and a jungle guide, Borneo Joe, Larry heads to the jungle where he discovers the wild man is not only real but friendly with a mountain gorilla named Ingagi!  Although the people who live in the jungle, such as animal trainer Betty Beatty, ecologist Dorothy Greener and Princess Aquacola and her hostile tribe, have all seen the wild man, they’ve never gotten close to him.  Is he dangerous or just shy?  To confuse matters more, explorer Osa Byrd traipses through, searching for the illusive Amazon Ghost Moth with three teenagers who won the trip on a quiz show.  The finale is riveting as Aquacola plans to steam the intruders in cooking pots.  Will the jungle man be able to save them?  Even with vicious jaguars and coiling anaconda snakes?!

AGES: 7 to 15

WHEN: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 2 – May 11, 2017. (No class on April 13.) Final performance: May 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Click here to register for Ages: 7 to 15.

HOMESCHOOL EDITION     AGES: 7 to 15

WHEN: 1:15-3:15 p.m.; Tuesdays, February 28 – May 9, 2017. (No class on April 11.) Final performance: May 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Click here to register for the Homeschool Edition Ages: 7 to 15.


new3BASICS OF ACTING WORKSHOPtheatre-masks

This course introduces students to many of the fundamental skills of acting. They will learn about stage directions, blocking, scene study, script notation, character development, and more. Through creative exploration students will discover how to use their voices, faces and bodies to clearly communicate ideas to an audience.

AGES: 10 – 18

WHEN: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.; Saturdays, March 4 – 25, 2017

TUITION: $120.00

Click here to register for the Basics of Acting Workshop.

INSTRUCTOR: José de la Mar has been an active member of the local theatre scene for many years now. He is a professional actor working on local films, commercials and industrials. Theatrically speaking, José has performed with or directed for Do or Die Productions, Spartan Lyrical Society, Bowie Community Theatre, 2nd Star Productions, Musical Artists Theatre, Merely Players, Spotlighters … just to name a few. He has also taught several classes and workshops + directed five shows right here at CTA! Click here for more information on José.

 


THE FOLLOWING WORKSHOPS ARE CURRENTLY IN PROGRESS.

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AGES: 11 – 16

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Mondays, October 24, 2016 – February 6, 2017. (No class on October 31, December 26, and January 2.) Final performance: February 6, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

AGES: 7 – 11

Session 1: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Mondays, October 24, 2016 – February 6, 2017. (No class on October 31, December 26, and January 2.) Final performance: February 6, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Session 2: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, November 2, 2016 – February 8, 2017. (No class on November 23 and December 28.) Final performance: February 8, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Session 3: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, November 2, 2016 – February 8, 2017. (No class on November 23 and December 28.)  Final performance: February 8, 2017 at 7:00 p.


The Fine Print

Registration is required for all workshops and students must be a CTA member to participate. Memberships are $10 for an individual, $20 for a family. Click here to register online.

Students are required wear comfortable clothes and sneakers or closed toe shoes (no Crocs, sandals, flip-flops or skirts for the ladies.) Students are not allowed to bring cell phones, toys, games or other electronic devices. A telephone is available for emergency use.

All workshops are located at CTA’s theater complex in Bay Head Park, 1661 Bay Head Road, Annapolis 21409. For more information email our Education Team at ctaisfun@gmail.com or call us at 410-757-2281 (ext. 4).

 

Cancellation Policy:

  • Minimum of 3 weeks prior to camp: Full refund minus the membership fee.
  • 2 weeks prior to camp: Refund minus $75 registration fee and membership fee.
  • First day of camp or later: No refund

 

Inclement Weather Policy: Workshops follow the Anne Arundel County School closings. If schools are closed or afternoon and evening activities are cancelled, the workshop is cancelled for the day. You can email ctaisfun@gmail.com if you have questions or concerns.

 

Sign In/Out PolicyPlease know that the purpose of all this is for your student’s safety and well-being. Thank you for your cooperation and for helping our program run smoothly!

  1. Students, including teens, must be checked in and out by a responsible adult. Please sign your student into their class and say hi to the teacher or supervising adult. This will help us to know who you are!
  2. If you will be more than 5 minutes late picking up your student, please call the Instructor or our office at 410-757-2281 to let us know.
  3. Please notify the teacher if another adult has your permission to pick up your student that day. Parents must understand that once their student is signed out, they are no longer the responsibility of Children’s Theatre of Annapolis.

 

CTA Named “Best Theatre Education Program for Young Artists”

Best Theatre Education Program for Young Artists 2013