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2010/11 Classes & Schedule

FALL TERM: Sept 13 - Dec 9, 2010
SPRING TERM: Jan 31 - May 6, 2011

Classes: Little Theatre (6 and under)
Using theatre games, fairy tales, movement, and song, each child will step into the magical world of make-believe. Whether performing the noble actions of a knight, practicing the movements of a forest animal, or dancing like a princess, each child will develop skills in listening, speaking, taking turns, and cooperation—all in a small group setting. 

  Pre-Intro to Theatre & Music (Pre-Kindergarten, minimum age 4) 
- Wednesday: 3:15 - 4:00pm

Intro to Theatre & Music (Kindergarten) 

- Tuesday: 4:15 - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 4:15 - 5:00pm

   
Classes: Acting & Improv
Students explore acting techniques and build a solid acting foundation by developing listening, interacting and reacting skills, working with scene partners, and learning theater games as a group. Using the Uta Hagen technique, developed at HB Studios in New York, students discover creativity, ignite imagination and develop a strong foundation as a confident, enthusiastic and skilled actor through scene and monologue work and student-written projects. 
  Acting & Improv 1 (Grades 1-2) 
- Wednesday: 4:15 -5:10pm

Acting & Improv 2 (Grades 3-4)
- Wednesday: 5:15 - 6:10pm

Acting & Improv 3 (Grades 5-6) 
- Wednesday: 6:15 - 7:45pm

Pre-High-School Acting & Musical Theatre (Grades 7-8)
- Monday: 5:15 - 6:45pm

High School Acting & Musical Theatre (Grades 9-12) 

- Monday 7:15 - 8:45pm

   
Classes: Musical Theatre
“Sing out Louise” and let your voice be heard! Students learn the basics of musical theatre. Kids develop their skills in dance, voice and musical theatre presentation styles, including basic vocal technique and musical scenes. Young performers acquire the skills that will become the foundation for performing in musicals through solo and ensemble material, as well as staging and choreographing scenes and numbers from hit Broadway Shows!
  Musical Theatre 1 (Grades 1-2) 
- Monday 4:15 - 5:10pm
- SOLD OUT
- Tuesday: 5:15 - 6:10pm
- Thursday 4:15 - 5:10pm

Musical Theatre 2 (Grades 3-4) 
- Monday: 6:15 - 7:10pm SOLD OUT
- Tuesday: 6:15 - 7:10pm

Musical Theatre 3 (Grades 5-6) 
- Monday: 4:15 - 5:45pm

Pre-High-School Acting & Musical Theatre (Grades 7-8)
- Monday: 5:15 - 6:45pm

High School Acting & Musical Theatre (Grades 9-12) 

- Monday 7:15 - 8:45pm

   
Classes: Acting for the Camera
The Film & TV Series teaches specific techniques of on-camera performance including acting in commercials, soaps, television series, and films by working on-camera each week. Students learn all the steps to a successful film or television audition, including how to improvise, prepare text, memorize quickly and interview well. In addition, students learn the different techniques for commercials, film, and television, and the difference between live and filmed auditions.
  Beginning Acting for the Camera (Grades 3-6) 
- Wednesday: 5:15 - 6:10pm
(Not Offered this Semester.)

Advanced Acting for the Camera (Grades 4-8)

- Wednesday: 6:15 - 7:45pm

   
Classes: Private Voice (recommended for age 11 and up)
For the serious young musical theatre singer, MTC offers private study in voice. Lessons are one half hour per week. Students develop a solid vocal technique specifically focused on the requirements for healthy singing in the musical theatre including vocal production, breathing, healthy belting for women, appropriate musical theatre repertoire, and audition technique. 
Pre-requisite: Pre-evaluation by a member of the MTC voice faculty.

   
Classes: Dance
Dance is the third major component required for every good musical theatre perfromer. MTC dance classes focus on proper technique, style and performance abitlitiy in both ballet and jazz. Have fun while learning to move to a variety of musical styles.
 

Jazz Dance 1 (Grades 1-6) 
- Tuesday: 4:15 - 5pm

Jazz Dance 2 (Grades 1-6, Pre-requisite: One year of prior dance experience.) 
- Tuesday: 5:15 - 6:10pm

Ballet 1 (Grades 1-5) 
(Not Offered this Semester.)

Ballet 2 (Grades 6-12) 
- Thursday: 6:30 - 7:30pm

Teen Dance (Grades 9-12) 

- Tuesday: 6:15 - 7:45pm

   
MTGlee
Be a part of Fairfield County's exciting new show chior!
  MTGlee Junior (Grades 6-8)
- Saturdays 12:15 - 2:15pm

MTGlee Senior (Grades 9-12)
- Saturdays 10am - 12pm

Acceptance by audition only. Click here for more information.

   
2010/11 Student Productions
Don’t be left in the wings! Sign up for MTC’s two fabulous all-school musicals!
Note: Students must be seven years old by 7/1/10 and must be registered for an MTC class during Fall 2010. Other pre-requisites may apply. Call MTC for details.


Seussical
The Musical

Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Co-Conceived by Eric Idle
Based on the works of Dr. Seuss

A fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony
winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty ("Ragtime," "Once On This Island") have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie, and a little boy with a big imagination--Jojo. "Oh, the Thinks You Can Think" captures the show's spirit of imagination, as the colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.


Fall 2010


 

Disney's 101 Dalmatians Kids
Music and Lyrics by Brian Smith, Dan Root,
Martin Lee Fuller, Mel Leven, Randy Rogel
and Richard Gibbs
Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Marcy Heisler
Music Adapted and Arranged by Bryan Louiselle

In a loving home in the city of London, Dalmatian
parents, Pongo and Perdita happily raise their Dalmatian puppies, until the monstrous Cruella De Vil plots to steal them for her new fur coat! Join all the dogs of London, as they daringly rescue the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen. With a delightfully fun score, lovable characters, and one of the most deliciously evil villains in the Disney canon, this stage adaptation is certain to charm and delight!

Spring 2011

 
 

Schedule
 
FALL TERM: Sept 13 - Dec 9, 2010
SPRING TERM: Jan 31 - May 6, 2011

Studio 1
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
    3:15 - 4:00pm:
Pre-Intro to
Theatre & Music
with Jenn Devine
   
4:15 - 5:10pm:
Musical Theatre 1
with Dev Levy
4:15 - 5:00pm:
Jazz Dance 1
with Kim Porio
4:15 - 5:00pm:
Intro to
Theatre & Music
with Deb Levy
   
5:15 - 6:45pm:
Pre-High School
Acting & Musical Theatre
with Dev Levy
5:15 - 6:10pm:
Jazz Dance 2
with Kim Porio
5:15 - 6:10pm:
Beginning Acting
for the Camera
with Deb Levy
   
  6:15 - 7:45pm:
Teen Dance
with Kim Porio
6:15 - 7:45pm:
Advanced Acting
for the Camera
with Deb Levy
6:30 - 7:30pm:
Ballet 2
with Kim Porio
 


Studio 2
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
4:15 - 5:45pm:
Musical Theatre 3
with Marty Bongfeldt
4:15 - 5:00pm:
Intro to
Theatre & Music
with Jenn Devine
4:15 - 5:10pm:
Acting & Improv 1
with Jim Schilling
4:15 - 5:10pm:
Musical Theatre 1
with Jenn Devine
 
  5:15 - 6:10pm:
Musical Theatre 1
with Jenn Devine
5:15 - 6:10pm:
Acting & Improv 2
with Jim Schilling
   
6:15 - 7:10pm:
Musical Theatre 2
with Marty Bongfeldt
6:15 - 7:10pm:
Musical Theatre 2
with Jenn Devine
6:15 - 7:45pm:
Acting & Improv 3
with Jim Schilling
   
7:15 - 8:45pm:
High School
Acting & Musical Theatre
with Deb Levy