Classes begin the week of October 28th
The Norvell Theater is excited to offer theatre education training classes designed around students who have a passion for theatre and a desire to improve their skills and techniques. Through a structured curriculum spanning 20 weeks, students will develop their craft and learn how to get to the next level of theater performance. This program is designed to be the most exciting extracurricular activity your young student will experience and build a foundation of confidence and poise that will serve them into adulthood. Students will showcase their skills at week 10 and week 20.
These classes are tailored to the student at the beginning of their theatre experience. Each week new concepts, vocabulary, games, and activities are taught which serve to teach the student how to effectively use their personal experiences, voice, and physicality to best tell a story. Focus is on the importance of team/ensemble building in the theatre.
Recommended Experience Level: Recommended for grades 4 and up. No previous theatre experience required. Students who have attended workshops, camps and limited production experiences will gain valuable training towards becoming a triple threat.
Level 1 Musical Theatre
Musical theatre level one classes will additionally include a group vocal lesson each week where basic music theory is introduced and proper breath support and singing practices are taught. We will focus on presenting three musical projects at the end of each course.
This level of acting class places more focus on the individual as a solo performer. Weekly activities and projects are taught with a focus on creatIng a character and breaking down the text to its most fundamental elements. We will explain the process of the professional audition and assist the students with compiling a head shot, resume, monologue, and in the case of musical theatre - a sixteen - thirty two bar vocal selection suitable for audition purposes.
One week advanced registration is required for all classes. Students may not attend any class without registration and emergency contact info on file.
Early Drop Off & Late Pick Up
PPT is not responsible for children that are dropped off early or picked up late without prior notice and arrangements. Please ensure arrangements are made with us.
Instructors reserve the right at any time to reassign any student if an alternative class is more suited for the child’s educational needs.
PPT makes every effort to maintain the schedule of classes as announced. However, we reserve the right to cancel any class not meeting a minimum enrollment. Class cancellations are decided at least one week prior to the beginning of class. Fees are 100% refundable if PPT cancels a class due to insufficient enrollment.
Class tuition will be refunded in full up to 30 days prior to the class start date. Refunds will not be granted after the deadline. Tuition cannot be credited to future class sessions.
Meet the Instructor
Kelly Price has been a theatre artist and educator for over 30 years and taught thousands of students how to shine brighter through the magic of theatre. She is the former Owner and Artistic Director of Acting Up! Children’s Theatre Company, and has taught acting and musical theatre at CTC since 2013. Her favorite productions to direct have been BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA, CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN, FAME, GODSPELL, MARY POPPINS and A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD. Kelly is also an accomplished artist, scenic designer, and musical director. She has a Degree in Theatre Education from East Carolina University and also studied at Brevard College, and University of NC School of the Arts. She has built a reputation for pursuing and embracing a wide range of works for the stage, from new plays to classics to musicals.