Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling



CLASS SIZE: 8 students

Mask required by all attendees.


 $99 per student, per month


Classes begin the week of September 13, 2021 (3 classes/month)

During the school year, Theatre Jacksonville offers after-school classes. Theatre helps build important life skills, self-esteem, and confidence, all while providing students with fun, enjoyment, and a sense of accomplishment. Some of the offerings may include...

Hodge Podge (Ages 7-9) Tuesdays 4pm-5pm

Hodge Podge sessions will focus on theatre games and socialization. All while 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.


Acting with Accents (Ages 9-12) Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 

Students will learn introductory techniques to speaking in different accents/dialects (British, Irish, etc.) while observing the vocal techniques and applications when developing a character. No prior experience with acting/accents is needed.  


 Unarmed Stage Combat for Beginners (Ages 9-12) Wednesdays 4pm-5pm

In this class students will learn the art of illusionary combat (combat that is not real). In this introductory class students will learn how actors and stuntmen make combat for entertainment look realistic all while maintaining safe distance. Students must wear closed-toe shoes for this class. Sneakers are preferred.


Staged Sword Combat for Beginners (Ages 11-14) Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm

There is nothing like a good swashbuckling scene with pirates or a Shakespearean soiree of swords to really make a production stand out. In this introductory sword combat class, students will learn the basic techniques that allow actors to safely and effectively convey sword combat on stage. Students will learn the parts of the long sword, the art of safety and fake swords, as well as being able to do basic blocks and parries. (dowels will be used in place of swords to learn, students will eventually get to use a stage sword under Mr. Ron’s supervision).


Acting with Green Screen (Ages 7-10) Thursdays 4pm-5pm

In this class students will learn how to act in an environment, when there is nothing there! Acting on a green screen is a skill that most performers who enter the world of commercial/television/film will need to acquire. It is not always as easy as it seems but I can be a lot of fun. In this class students will learn how to perform with a green screen as well as coming up with creative green screen ideas themselves.


Audition/Monologue Prep   (Ages 10 and older) Thursdays 5:30pm-6:30pm

In this class students will learn the basics of audition prep and how to bring a monologue to life.  Whether you are new to theatre, have an audition coming up, or just want to keep in the practice of your art, this class is a great foundation for any theatre student, especially if you are looking to build confidence for the stage.

COVID-19 Guidelines & Safety Measures

All of our staff, volunteers, and students will be required to wear a face mask during classes and camps. All students will be required to wear their face mask upon arrival. Parents and/or caregivers are also required to wear a mask at class drop-off and pick-up. Everyone is required to maintaining proper social distancing guidelines. If you do not have a mask, we can provide one for you. All students will undergo a health screening before the start of each class, which includes a temperature check.

If you have any questions or issues, please feel free to contact us at and one of our staff members will get back to you.


Contact for individual coaching sessions via zoom.


Contact for individual coaching sessions via zoom.


Can't find what you're looking for? Have questions?

Ask us and we just might have the answers you seek. Contact our Education Director, Ron Shreve.

He knows lots of stuff.

Email below, or call (904) 396-4425, ext. 309

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Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling
Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling