Theatre Classes

 

Our seasonal theatre classes are offered to ages 4 to Adult on a seasonal basis, beginning in the month of September and lasting through May. All our classes are held at the STP Building in Garner, NC.

 

No child has to audition to be part of STP (see more about auditions below), although they will audition in class for their part in a class production. With God as our central focus, we begin with prayer and a devotional that correlates a Biblical concept to a theatre concept that we may be working on. Each class is one hour and thirty minutes, although the 13 and up classes often adjust to longer classes after December (6pm-9pm or 10pm instead of 6pm-7:30pm). 

 

For most classes, we start work immediately on the upcoming production. This includes stage direction, character building, projection, choreography, and of course, singing, as all of our productions are musicals. Keep in mind that we take into consideration the ages of the children and will work with them accordingly. Dates of the productions will vary and you will be made aware of these dates well in advance.

REGISTRATION FOR OUR 2018-19 THEATER CLASSES OPENS IN JANUARY!

Registration is closed for our current 2017-18 theater classes. Registration for the 2018-19 season will open for current students on January 1, 2018.  Registration for the public will open on Thursday, January 18th at the first performance of our first production of the year, Sleeping Beauty.  Learn about our theatre classes, class availability, calendar, and registration process.See below for information on the different classes and payments.

To better understand our class schedule, see the FALL 2017 Calendar.

We would ask you to pray and think about the following before registering:

 
1. Only register if you are SURE God is calling your child to be in STP this year.  Don't just register just to save a space.  One year we had more than 20 students drop out as September approached.  Please understand that this adversely affects our choice of productions and budget, and takes away spaces from those whom God might be calling to STP.
 
2. The STP registration fee and any monies paid to STP are non-refundable once they are submitted. If you pay a registration fee, August fees, and September tuition by August, but then drop out the beginning of September, all monies are NON-REFUNDABLE.

 

The class times and age groups for the 2017-2018 season is as follows: 

 DAY

 CLASS

 TIME

Monday

 4 - 7 year old class

3:30-4:30pm

Monday

 8 - 12 year old class

4:30-6:00 pm

Monday

13 and Up class

6:00-7:30 pm

Tuesday

Homeschool Class

1:30-3:00 pm
Tuesday

8 -12 class 

4:00-5:30 pm

Tuesday

13 and Up class

6:00-7:30 pm

Wednesday

Homeschool Class

1:30-3:00 pm

Wednesday

13 and Up class

4:30-6:00 pm

 

 

NOTE: students must be 13 by the first day of classes in order to register for a 13 and Up class, but students who are 13 or 14 may remain in a younger class if they so choose.

There are two costs associated with classes. There is a $150 non-refundable registration fee ($75 due upon registration, and $75 due by August 1st) and a tuition fee of $75 per month per child for the duration of the class. The registration fee covers costs related to costumes, scripts, and devotions. For more details or questions about fees, please contact us.

 

 

Major Musicals

There eight major musicals performed each Spring season, each class performing a full-length musical drama. See the Upcoming Shows page for a list of this year's musicals. Contact us for more information.

 

 

Special Events

 

Each Fall we have our Staff Show fundraiser (a cast made-up exclusively of STP staff and TTAs). We also hold auditions for our annual Christmas production, which is open to current students and their families (adults included!). Contact us for more information.

 
 
 

AUDITIONS

 

Auditions within each class are normally held in September (look for dates in the welcome email, or contact us for more info). They are primarily for training purposes and for casting the upcoming productions. While the younger classes audition individually before directors, students in the older classes are expected to audition in front of the entire class on the given audition date.

 

Each student will need to prepare a short monologue and at least one verse choruse of a song - PLEASE NOTE that both should be memorized, and the entire time allowed for the audition is as follows:

 

13 and up classes - 3 Minute Auditions

 

8-12 and Homeschool classes - 5 Minute Auditions

 

It is recommended that students give themselves plenty of time to chose audition pieces, memorize, rehearse, and finetune - AT LEAST two weeks before the audition date! The longer you have to rehearse the better. 

 

Directors will not make you sing if the very thought of it makes you ill, BUT, please remember this will eliminate you for consideration for quite a few roles.

 

Accompaniment for vocals, either with an accompaniment track (we have CD and iPod plug-in capabilities) or having somene accompany you on the piano, is highly recommended, as even some of our most advanced students can lose pitch without accompaniment!

 

Suggestions for audition pieces:

 

Monologue - something from a film, play, or novel. Ex. A Disney film like "Aladdin" or "Tarzan", Tom Sawyer or Anne of Green Gables, Eliza Doolittle from "My Fair Lady", etc.

 

Songs - preferably something theatrical, although popular songs and hymns/worship songs are permitted. Ex. Something from Disney, like "Beauty and the Beast", "Newsies", or "Frozen"; or something from Broadway, like "Wicked", "The Sound of Music", or "Annie". 

 

REMEMBER - the main thing casting directors look for, besides strong vocal and acting skills, are:

 

  • Projection (speaking loudly)
  • Stage presence (energy and confidence)
  • Development of character (are you yourself, or your character on stage?)
  • Passion! (be willing to take risks!)
  • Also - being able to follow directions, a righteous attitude, and a willing and servant's heart!!!

 

"Commit your actions to the LORD, and your plans will succeed." ~ Proverbs 16:3

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 

                                       

 
 
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