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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CTA HARMONIX

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!

 

Click here to register for CTA HARMONIX!

AGES: 10 – 16

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; Saturdays, September 17 – November 12, 2016

TUITION: $240.00

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.

 


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Introduce your young performer to the world of dance and musical theater! Students will learn basic Broadway dance terms and steps in jazz & ballet that will be incorporated into fun choreographed dance excerpts from well-known Broadway shows. A performance will be on the last day during class time. This is magnificent class that develops dance technique while building confidence and self-esteem in
your young, developing performer.

NOTE: 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.

 

Click here to register for Musical Theatre Dance Beginners Workshop.

AGES: 5 – 7

WHEN: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.; Saturdays, September 10 – November 5, 2016 (no class on 10/29)

TUITION: $160.00

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).  Click here for more information on Anwar.

 

 

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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!

NOTE: 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.

 

Click here to register for Musical Theatre Dance Workshop 1.

WORKSHOP 1

AGES: 8 – 13

WHEN: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; Saturdays, September 17 – November 12, 2016 (no class on 10/29)

TUITION: $160.00

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).  Click here for more information on Anwar.

 

Click here to register for Musical Theatre Dance Workshop 2.

WORKSHOP 2

AGES: 14 – 18

WHEN: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; Saturdays, September 17 – November 12, 2016 (no class on 10/29)

TUITION: $160.00

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).  Click here for more information on Anwar.

 


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STAGE COMBAT WORKSHOP

In this class, you will learn to perform techniques and maneuvers found in basic fight choreography recognized by the SAFD (Society of American Fight Directors). Each class will emphasize development of your personal command of your body in relation to theatrical physical conflict while encouraging the artistic exploration of the actor’s characterization as well. Special attention will be paid to accuracy, safety, and the fundamental techniques needed to protect you as an actor when engaged in dramatic physical encounters.

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

 

Click here to register for the Stage Combat Workshop.

AGES: 10 – 18

WHEN: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.; Saturdays, September 24 – October 15, 2016

TUITION: $120.00

INSTRUCTOR: Bobby Hennerberg is a Baltimore based teacher, actor, and fight choreographer. He has been studying Shakespeare and Stage Combat since the 6th grade and is certified in unarmed and single sword combat with the SAFD (Society of American Fight Directors). Click here for more information on Bobby.


CTA Audition Workshop

AUDITION WORKSHOP

Are you auditioning for a non-musical production? Not sure what to expect? Want to really understand the process and what you can do to put your best foot forward? Come find out! You will learn how to dress for an audition, warm-up, and practice cold readings. You will also work on diction, projection, behavior, and attitude. Learn basic theatre vocabulary and stage directions.

 

Click here to register for the Stage Combat Workshop.

AGES: 10 – 18

WHEN: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 15, 2016

TUITION: $95.00

INSTRUCTOR: Jose de la Mar has been an active member of the local theatre scene for many years now as a performer, director, and teaching artist. Past CTA directing credits include: Honk, The Music Man, Night at the Wax Museum, and Bugsy Malone, Jr. Click here for more information on Jose.


PRODUCTION WORKSHOPS presented by Tiffany Shannon Productions

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.

 

NON-MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOPS               TUITION: $195.00

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By James Devita

This delightful adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass retains all of the familiar characters then introduces dozens of new ones: a baseball team, a train conductor, a peanut salesman, detectives, a Miss America pageant, star-struck tourists, sword wielding knights and much more.  As a pawn from the second square of the chessboard, Alice must travel to the eighth square to accomplish her goal of becoming a queen.  Each step of her passage brings her face to face with new characters and adventures as well as celebrations when she achieves each aspiration.

 

 

AGES: 7 – 15

WHEN: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, September 22 – December 1, 2016. (No class on November 24.) Final performance: December 1, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Click here to register for this class.

 

HOMESCHOOLERS AGES: 7 – 15

WHEN: 1:15-3:15 p.m. Tuesdays, September 27 – November 29, 2016. Final performance: November 29, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Click here to register for this class.

 

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MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOPS               TUITION: $320.00

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Book by James Devita   //   Music and Lyrics by Bill Francoeur

Take a wildly entertaining trip through Alice’s looking glass to the beat of a hip-hopping soundtrack by Bill Francoeur. This delightful adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass retains all of the familiar characters then introduces dozens of new ones: a baseball team, a train conductor, a peanut salesman, detectives, a Miss America pageant, star-struck tourists, sword wielding knights and much more. As a pawn from the second square of the chessboard, Alice must travel to the eighth square to accomplish her goal of becoming a queen. Each step of her passage brings her face to face with new characters and adventures as well as celebrations when she achieves each aspiration. The zany dialogue and eclectic mix of toe-tapping tunes will have you grinning like a Cheshire cat!

 

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. Click here to register for this class.

 

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. Click here to register for Session 1.

 

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. Click here to register for Session 2.

 

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.m. Click here to register for Session 3.

 


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 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.

 

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.

 

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Best Theatre Education Program for Young Artists 2013

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