Civic Theatre hosting weekend classes



Staff report

Continuing a long-running and exciting tradition, The Civic Theatre will host a Musical Theatre class.

This program that’s unique to Carmel will bump everything up a notch and gives students the opportunity to experience the creation of an original script while working on several numbers from the musical theatre canon.

The class’s emphasis is on collaboration and discipline as these 10 sessions of fun and hard work culminate in a special presentation on the Tarkington stage at the Center for the Performing Arts.

The curriculum includes study in Acting (character development, techniques for interpreting a song, etc.), Music (vocal performance technique, mechanics of breathing, how to read a score, music vocabulary, etc.), and Dance (terminology, musical theatre dance styles – jazz, ballet, tap, modern, how to prepare for performance, etc.).

In addition to performance, students will learn some history of the American musical theatre and how this popular art form has changed and developed over several decades.

The spring session begins Feb. 8 and Saturday classes are conducted through April 12.

● Grades 1-3 meet from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. Cost is $200.

● Grades 4-5 meet from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays. Cost is $250.

● Grades 6-8 meet from 2:15 to 4:45 p.m. Saturdays. Cost is $250.

All materials will be provided. For more information call 923-4597 or visit