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YOUNG ACTORS THEATRE

Theatre helps build important life skills, selfesteem, and confidence, all while providing
students with fun, enjoyment, and a sense of accomplishment! We strive to provide a
safe, comfortable environment where kids can express themselves freely, develop their
imaginations, and expand their social skills by interacting with others their age. Through
improv exercises, poetry study, monologue and scene work our students will enhance
their stage presence and gain the skills for proper stage performance.

COST PER SESSION:
$200 per 10-week session
EXCEPT Musical Showstoppers, which is $250

CLASSES BEGIN:
FALL - Week of September 9, 2014
SPRING - Week of January 19, 2015

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For additional information call 904.396,4425 ext. 16, or e-mail education@theatrejax.com

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FAIRYTALES & SUPERHEROES

Through improvisation and storytelling, students will explore their favorite fairytale characters and superheroes, and even create new characters and storylines! This work will be adapted into scenes that will be presented at our Showcase performance. With their imaginations as the guide, the possibilities are endless!

(ages 7-9)
Tuesdays 4-5:30pm

For additional information call 904.396,4425 ext. 16, or e-mail education@theatrejax.com

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TALE WEAVERS: From Page to Stage

Working from original scenes adapted from popular children's fiction, your child will explore character development and interpersonal skills on stage. Past selections have come from Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Harry Potter, and Better Nate Than Ever, and Dork Diaries! We'll continue to mine through the wealth of youth fiction and expand into additional titles suited to our middle school actors.

(ages 10-12)
Tuesdays 5:30-7pm

For additional information call 904.396,4425 ext. 16, or e-mail education@theatrejax.com

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LET'S PUT UP A SHOW!

Ever wonder what it's like to put up a show? Students will use a published one act play as their curriculum for the class session. Together they'll read a couple selections, be assigned roles, develop characters, learn blocking, and ultimately perform their show at our final showcase!

(ages 13-17)
Fridays 4-5:30pm

For additional information call 904.396,4425 ext. 16, or e-mail education@theatrejax.com

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MUSICAL SHOWSTOPPERS

Join us in Musical Showstoppers this year as we provide our students the opportunity to stretch their singing and dancing muscles at the same time! While building foundational approaches to voice and movement, students will work on Broadway show music and learn basic choreography. Working as an ensemble, we'll explore vocal technique and making strong character choices through music.

(ages 9-13)
Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm

(ages 14-17)
Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm

For additional information call 904.396,4425 ext. 16, or e-mail education@theatrejax.com

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SPRING BREAK CAMP: Spring Break-a-Leg 2015

School might be out, but TJ is OPEN! Spring Break-a-Leg is modeled after Theatre Jacksonville's successful Summer Camp and perfect for any budding performer, K-5th grade in age. Campers will enjoy Acting, Dance, and Music classes designed around a fun theme with a showcase performance at the end of our 5 days together!

March 16-20, 2015
9am - 2pm

COST: $200 for week-long session

For additional information call 904.396,4425 ext. 16, or e-mail education@theatrejax.com

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Junior Mainstage Players

High School students engage in the full theatrical experience; taking a production from auditions, through rehearsal, costumes and tech, to performances on the Theatre Jacksonville mainstage.

For additional information call 904.396,4425 ext. 16, or e-mail education@theatrejax.com

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ADULT TRAINING PROGRAM

Through the use of creative improvisation, scene work, and theatre games, we'll explore subtext, believability, and the importance of being in the moment. While one class covers the basics of acting for beginning, the other will include advanced concepts; creating relationships and playing an objective. Come prepared to have fun and try something new!

BEGINNING ACTING
Sundays 4-5:30pm
FALL begins September 7, 2014
SPRING begins February 1, 2015

ADVANCED ACTING
Sundays 5:30-7pm
FALL begins September 7, 2014
SPRING begins February 1, 2015

COST PER SESSION:
$180 per 8-week session

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For additional information call 904.396,4425 ext. 16, or e-mail education@theatrejax.com

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Camp Theatre Jacksonville 2014

Join us this summer as Camp Theatre Jacksonville travels back to the 1960's.On the set of one of the decade's most famous variety shows, our campers will rub elbows with the best and brightest talent from the silver screen. Broadway, television, and even across the Pond. Our energetic and well-trained acting, musical theatre, dance and Improv instructors will have your child singing and dancing to the music of Motown, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, The Beatles, and many more! Come get your kicks watching our campers put the groove back in GROOVY in a production built around their many talents.

COST PER SESSION:
$500 per session
of which a nonrefundable $150 deposit is required at registration. Discounts available when enrolling in multiple sessions or with siblings.

TWO SESSIONS:
June 9 thru July 3
and
July 14 thru August 8

CAMP HOURS:
9am – 2pm
(drop off as early as 8am)

The first 3 weeks of each session will take place at San Marco's Trotter Activities Center (1435 Atlantic Blvd.) The final week of camp and all performances will be back at Theatre Jacksonville.

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For additional information call 904.396,4425 ext. 16, or e-mail education@theatrejax.com

 

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Student Night

For each one of our mainstage productions, we offer local middle, high school, and college students the opportunity to attend the show's final dress rehearsal for the cost of $2.00 per student. Each area Drama and English teacher is sent a flyer for the upcoming student night performance and is told the seating availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. This arrangement benefits the students and the performers, by providing a low cost opportunity for a much needed "sneak preview" audience.

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Rush Tickets

The theatre offers area students $10.00 student "rush tickets" of our mainstage productions. These tickets are available at the box office the day of the show, five minutes prior to the opening curtain based upon availability.

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Study Guides

Our Educational Outreach department publishes a student study guide to correspond with each of our mainstage productions. These study guides summarize the script, provide a glossary, include background research, and offer interpretive questions helpful in bringing about class discussion and a better understanding of the script. These guides are offered, free of charge, to local middle and high schools. Guides are usually prepared a week before a show opens and can be downloaded from that show's webpage.

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Training Center

The Theatre Jacksonville Training Center is North Florida's premiere learning facility for actors of all ages. With a staff of highly trained, working professionals, we strive to educate the individual in a welcome and challenging theatrical environment. No matter your age, level of experience, or area of interest, there are classes for you here at the Southeast's oldest continually-producing community theatre. Our program consists of classes for both children and adults ranging from weekly acting and vocal classes, to special workshops and master classes taught by regional performers and educators. The goal is create and foster a love for the theatre arts in members of the community and to train them in the major performance disciplines.

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Young Actors Theatre

At theatre Jacksonville, we strive to nurture the creativity of young minds through out Young Actors program. Our mission is to provide a safe, comfortable environment where kids can express themselves freely, develop their imaginations, and expand their social skills by interacting with others their age. Theatre helps build important life skills, self esteem, and confidence, all while providing students with fun, enjoyment, and a sense of accomplishment! All young actors theatre classes conclude with a showcase performance.

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Adult Training Program

Through the use of theatre games, creative improvisation, and scene work, we'll explore subtext, believability, and the importance of being in the moment. While one class covers the basics of acting for beginners, the other will include advanced concepts of creating relationships and playing an objective. Text used will be provided by the instructor. Come prepared to have fun and try something new or strengthen the acting tools you've already acquired!.

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CONTACT:

Education Outreach
Juan Unzueta

education@theatrejax.com

phone: (904) 396-4425

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Theatre Jacksonville programs are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council,
the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Jacksonville, and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.