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 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.

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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Dancers will learn basic Broadway dance terms and steps in tap, jazz, and ballet that will be incorporatedinto fun choreographed dance excerpts from well-known Broadway shows.  Performance will be on the last day during class time.  Dancers should wear dance attire and bring black tap shoes and black jazz shoes with their hair up and back.

 

Ages: 3 – 5                              Fee: $135

     Dates and Times: 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.; Saturdays, January 17 – March 7

Ages: 5 – 7                              Fee: $135

     Dates and Times: 10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; Saturdays, January 17 – March 7

Amy RinkInstructor: Amy Rink

Amy is the director and owner of SPARK Center for Creative and Performing Arts.  She has a BFA degree in dance from Towson University.  Amy performed in NYC as a principal dancer with the Doris Humphrey Dance Company, performed with members of Lar Lubovitch Dance, Trisha Brown Dance and STEPs on Broadway.

 

 

MUSICAL DanceTHEATRE DANCE WORKSHOP

Get ready to join in an innovative and exciting dance class that will prepare the students for their next audition/musical dance show.  The class will touch on all the different terminology and techniques needed to master the many dance styles covered. Be prepared to put your best foot forward and fun in the process in the educational and enjoyable class!

 

Ages: 8 – 14                              Fee: $135

Dates and Times: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.; Saturdays, January 24 – March 14

Megan MurphyInstructor: Megan Murphy

Megan has a BA in Musical Theatre from James Madison University. She has trained at HB Studios, TVI Actor’s Studio & Broadway Dance Center (New York City).

 

SCHOOL’S OUT WORKSHOPS

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Winter Princess

Get ready for a flurriful fun day at our “Winter Princess” themed schools out day camp!  An action packed day of song, dance, crafts, games and more!  Join in on the fun and don’t get left out in the cold!!

Grades: K – 5                              Fee: $75

Dates and Times: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; Monday, January 19

Megan MurphyInstructor: Megan Murphy

Megan has a BA in Musical Theatre from James Madison University. She has trained at HB Studios, TVI Actor’s Studio & Broadway Dance Center (New York City).

 

IMPROV MASTER CLASS

IMPROV Master Class LogoExplore the elements of Improv!  Take your skills to the next level by experiencing the power of play!  Be prepared to learn the core fundamentals and principals of improv.  Learning the craft is an excellent tool for improving expression, building body awareness and narrative technique.  Bring your A game to this class!

Ages: 12 – 18                              Fee: $100

Dates and Times: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Saturday, March 21

Instructor: Joe Thompson

Joe has worked in many theatres designing directing, performing, writing and playing guitar. He was 1st runner-up for the British Players Ruby Giffith Award for Outstanding Achievement in a Musical (Beauty and the Beast for CTA).  At Colonial Players he directed Annie, Company, Battle of Shallowford, Dearly Departed & A Christmas Carol.


BROADWAY CONNECTIONS MASTER CLASS

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Musical Theatre Performance: Dancing, Singing, and Acting Workshop in the style of WICKED! Taught by the actual Broadway Actors in the show!

Broadway Connection and CTA are bringing Broadway to you.  Students will have an unforgettable experience taking their musical theatre skills to new heights!  The class will end with an exciting “Behind the Scenes” Q & A where students are encouraged to ask about auditions, Broadway, and the excitement of performing every night.

Ages: 12 -18                              Fee: $100

When: Saturday, April 11, 2015, 9 AM – 12 PM


 

 PRODUCTION WORKSHOPS

Presented by Tiffany Shannon Productions

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*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.

 

NON-MUSICAL PRODUCTION WORKSHOP:

L&O Nursery Rhyme Unit + Credits

Ages: 7 to 15                              Fee: $175

In the nursery rhyme justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups — the detectives, who investigate the crime, and the magistrates, who prosecute the defenders. These are their rhymes. The Inspector and the Punnish Sir (Yes, he’s always scrambling for egg puns!) have been called in to investigate a crime scene where a Mister Humpty Dumpty has been found shattered and fowl play is suspected. Can they solve the c-rhyme?

  • SESSION 1: Thursdays; 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.; February 19 to April 30, 2015 (No class on April 2) . Final Performance at 7:00 p.m. on May 1
  • HOMESCHOOLERS: Thursdays; 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.; February 19 to April 30, 2015 (No class on April 2). Final Performance at 7:00 p.m. on April 30

 

 

MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOPS:

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Ages: 7 to 11                              Fee: $300

The supremely bratty Prince Rupert and the equally obnoxious Princess Iphigenia have been exiled to the wild woods of Wychwood and can’t return home until they find true love. But who would love such spoiled brats? Could it be Rapunzel and her brother Bill, trapped in an enchanted tower because they refused to get a haircut? Or perhaps Elton and his sister Ernestine, peasant children who sell all the family’s electronics for a measly five beans that might be magic? With a fairy-tale committee that includes a super-cool big bad wolf and a bumbling fairy godmother making the rules, this romp through the forest of Wychwood is filled with twists and turns!

  • SESSION 1: Mondays; 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.; February 16 to May 11, 2015 (No class March 30). Final Performance at 3:00 p.m. on May 16
  • SESSION 2: Wednesdays; 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.; February 18 to May 13, 2015 (No class April 1). Final Performance at 5:00 p.m. on May 16
  • SESSION 3: Wednesdays; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.; February 18 to May 13, 2015 (No class April 1). Final Performance at 7:00 p.m. on May 16

 

L&O C-rhyme & Pun-ishment + Credits

Ages: 11 to 16                              Fee: $300

In the nursery rhyme justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups — the detectives, who investigate the crime, and the magistrates, who prosecute the defenders. These are their rhymes. The Inspector and the Punnish Sir (Yes, he’s always scrambling for egg puns!) have been called in to investigate a crime scene where a Mister Humpty Dumpty has been found shattered and fowl play is suspected. Can they solve the c-rhyme?

SESSION 1: Mondays; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.; February 16, 2014 to May 11, 2015 (No class March 30). Final Performance at 7:00 p.m. on May 15

 

The following Production Workshops are already in session:

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Session 1: 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

Homeschoolers: 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

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Session 1: 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 at3 p.m. January 24, 2015

Session 2: 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 3: 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

Session 1: 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


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 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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