Classes & Education

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CTA provides young performers workshops, audition training, summer camp and “Behind the Scenes” theater training days. 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.

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 master classes 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.

All training, workshops and camps are aimed to specific age and skill groups.


SUMMER CAMP

KIDS CABARET ** WAIT LIST ONLY! Please call 410-757-2281 to inquire. **

This week-long summer camp focuses on the three main components of musical theatre. Singing, dancing and acting! Your student will have a blast as they sing and dance to styles ranging from classic musical theatre ballads to funky hip-hop. Students will build confidence playing improv games, working on group acting scenes, and so much more! Families and friends are invited to attend a final performance on CTA’s main stage on Friday during the last hour of camp.

Ages: 8 – 11

Dates: Monday, August 18 – Friday, August 22; 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Fee: $250

 


 

 

COLLEGE AUDITION MASTER CLASS

Instructor: GERRAD TAYLOR (Director of CTA’s Shrek, The Musical)

Are you interested in pursuing Theatre in College? Then you NEED to make your song and your monologue stand out above the rest! Join us for an afternoon of learning how to make the auditors remember you – in a good way! Gerrad will teach you his “triple axle” technique – kind of like when a skater nails their triple and everyone talks about it for days. He will focus on helping you flesh out the character behind the song and/or monologue and finding your personal “triple axle” within your presentation to nail a spot on a college roster. Students will need to bring a monologue or printed song lyrics (an accompanist will not be provided).

Ages: 17 – 22

Date: Sunday, September 7; 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Fee: $100


FALL AND WINTER WORKSHOPS

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

 

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 the Main Stage of the Children’s Theatre of Annapolis. 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.

emperor

(Non-musical)

Presented by Tiffany Shannon Productions

Adapted by Karen Boettcher-Tate

The kingdom of Glump has been taxed to abstraction ever since their emperor became a pampered clothes horse with a lack of taste!  Not only is he an egotistical hypochondriac, he has three “lovely” daughters who are quickly becoming chips off the old blockhead. The emperor and his family are so busy mismatching their wardrobe, the rest of the kingdom is in a shambles. Enter two con artists who devise an ingenious plan for fleecing the emperor.  Their pitch: a magic cloth which appears invisible to people unworthy of their position. Naturally, everyone chooses to “see” the magic cloth, until the innocent candor of a child reveals all.  The emperor is shamed into reforming his leadership role in society, and his spoiled daughters learn a valuable lesson in humility. Based on the tale by Hans Christian Andersen.

Ages: 7 to 15

4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, November 6, 2014, to January 29, 2015

(No class on November 27, December 25 or January 1)

Final Performance at 7 p.m. January 30, 2015

Fee: $175

 

For homeschoolers age 7 to 15:

1-3 p.m. Thursdays, October 30, 2014 to January 22, 2015

(No class on November 27, December 25 or January 1)

Final Performance at 7 p.m. January 22, 2015

Fee: $175

 

Hansel

Presented by Tiffany Shannon Productions

Book by Vera Morris; Music by Bill Francoeur

Sent into the woods, Hansel and Gretel meet up with a number of peculiar characters. A fiery troll guards his wooden bridge. An articulate owl, a forest sprite and two hobgoblins are in the service of an evil (but extremely funny) witch. She locks poor Hansel in a cage and feeds him nothing but cake! Everyone will cheer Gretel as she outwits the crone and sets free all the children who have been turned into cookies! Every dramatic moment is brought to life, from the night spent in the woods to the discovery of the candy-coated little cottage. Students will enjoy the fun songs like ‘Gingerbread Witch’ and ‘Apple Muffin Goblins.’

Session One: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays, October 13, 2014 to January 19, 2015

(No class November 24, December 22 and December 29)

Final Performance at 3 p.m. January 24, 2015

 

Session Two: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, October 15, 2014 to January 21, 2015

(No class November 26, December 24 and December 31)

Final performance at 5 p.m. January 24, 2015

 

Session Three: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, October 15, 2014 to January 21, 2015

(No class November 26, December 24 and December 31)

Final performance at 7 p.m. January 24, 2015

 

Ages: 7 to 11

Fee: $300

 

emperor musical

 Presented by Tiffany Shannon Productions

Adapted by Karen Boettcher-Tate; Music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur

The kingdom of Glump has been falling apart ever since the pampered emperor became wrapped up in his tasteless wardrobe! Not only is he a big-headed clothes-aholic, his three “lovely” daughters are quickly becoming chips off the old blockhead. Enter two con artists, Wart and Hog, who devise their ingenious plan for fleecing the emperor. Naturally, everyone pretends to “see” the magic cloth, until the emperor’s serving boy covers him up at the parade, laying bare the facts! Based on the tale by Hans Christian Andersen.

Dates: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, October 13, 2014 to January 19, 2015

(No class November 24, December 22 and December 29)

Final Performance at 7:00 p.m. January 23, 2015

Ages: 11 to 16

Fee: $300

 


 

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. To register, download and complete the Education Registration Form and follow the instructions at the bottom of the form on how to submit your completed Registration Form and payment.

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 new theater in Bay Head Park, 1661 Bay Head Road, Annapolis 21409. For more information email ctaeducationinfo@gmail.com or call us at (410) 757-2281.

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 ctaeducationinfo@gmail.com if you have questions or concerns.

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