The Barkhamsted School's Theater Program, now in its third year, is a year-long program that provides opportunities for students in 3rd through 6th grade to learn theater skills and put on a musical!
Theater skills will be rehearsed during the first part of the year prior to putting on the show. These skills include, but are not limited to: Basic theater terminology Designing sets, costumes, and props Improvisation and scene work Movement and dance training Vocal training Watching and analyzing performances
Tell me more! What do we need to know before we sign up?
The program is open to students in 3rd-6th grade (2019-2020 school year).
The program will contain an on-stage and a back-stage component. Students will be performing in the production but also involved in technical aspects of the production as well as the possibility of some backstage assistance during the show.
Students who are interested in the backstage ONLY portion of the program must be in 5-6th grade. This is limited to 1-3 students max and would be only in the spring as we get closer to our performance.
The program will meet every Monday after school from 3:30-5:00. There will be a short break/down-time after school immediately after dismissal (between 3:20 and 3:30).
PLEASE NOTE: You are committing to have your child at each rehearsal (including the final tech week) for the complete duration. Students who miss rehearsals (or large chunks of rehearsals) will be missing material and we don't always have time to go back and review. While some absences or early departures are unavoidable, being present is very important!
Theater skills will be rehearsed during the first part of the year and then the students will put on a show on May 29, 2020.
Everyone in the program will be cast in the show. Auditions will be held prior to rehearsals for our production to determine specific roles, solos, etc.
Theater skills include: basic theater terminology; designing sets, costumes and props; improvisation and scene work; movement and dance training; vocal training; and watching and analyzing performances.
While there is no fee to participate, there may be a small costume fee (to buy a shirt, for example) which would be determined as we approach our performance date. Additionally, contributions of single-serving snacks and/or cases of bottled water are appreciated!
Monday September 9 will be a "try-it-out" day for any students interested in seeing what the program will be like. The program will officially begin on Monday September 16 for all of the students signed up for the program.