“In the darkest days of Comedyville, a team of superheroes emerged who pledged to fight for truth, justice, and the hilarious way of life.  This is the story of these mighty warriors...”


Everything in Comedyville was a laugh-riot until Vlad the Exhaler unleashed his dastardly plan to rid the town of its sense of humor.  Now that he and his humorless henchman — including a disgruntled Vaudevillian turned secret enemy spy — have doused the town with anti-laughing spray, the citizens of Comedyville find themselves buying trench coats from Vlad’s factory, reading existential philosophy and brooding about the emptiness of life.  The familiar “rimshot” after each punch line falls silent, and the slapstick folks fall and hurt themselves instead of springing up to the sound of laughter. 


Just when the city council votes to change the town’s name to Seriousburg, the Supercomics — Sergeant Pratfall, Captain Stand-up, Colonel Pratfall and The Cornballer — leap into action to incapacitate the evil genius with jokes so bad they’re funny and bring hilarity back to the streets of Comedyville! 


“Funnier than a rubber chicken, able to fall down an entire staircase with a tray of chocolate pudding, it’s the Marx Brothers, it’s Abbot and Costello, it’s...  it’s...  the Supercomics!”

FALL 2017: MONDAY'S

OPENING ACT Class

CLASS TIME: 6-7:30PM

DURATION: 12 Weeks. Grades K-5th.

REHEARSAL Location:  The Children's Museum Blacksburg located in the First & Main Shopping Plaza. Classes begin August 14th.





What to expect: The Five E’s

Expect a challenge

Expect growth

Expect knowledge

Expect friends

and most importantly...Expect FUN!


 
The Challenges: New River Stage believes in loving and accepting everyone for who they are and where they are in terms of skill-set and general acting knowledge. What comes easily to one child may not come easily for another - and that is OK! While we appreciate the different levels of all students, it is also our job to make sure that no one stays complacent.  Students will be expected to study their lines, remember blocking instruction and practice at home the lessons learned in class. We strive to challenge all students in a healthy and fun environment to ensure that they learn and become the best that they can be!

The Growth:  Every year we are amazed at the variety of acting skills portrayed by the students in our classes.  We have several students that return each season, but also enjoy many new faces!  There are no standards of growth and we certainly don’t compare one child to the next.  Our goal is to see significant growth in every student from week one to the final performance.  Everyone grows in different directions and develops individualized skills. We are here to help foster that growth in the most effective way possible.

The Knowledge:  Once we familiarize ourselves with each another and the play, we will then be able to break down the class into more specific lessons. Students will learn blocking, proper breathing techniques, line memorization skills, stage basics, costume design, character motivation and how to develop character nuances.  Time permitting, each class will have a different lesson focused on a variety of theatre subjects.

The Friends:  The first few weeks of class will be dedicated to getting to know each other.  It is imperative that everyone in class knows and respects one another.  The only way a theatre class/cast, (an ensemble), can function, is to work well together.   In the end, not only will we have produced a quality performance, but we will have produced long-lasting friendships.

The Fun:  Games, games, games!  We LOVE playing games!  However, these aren’t just any ordinary games, these are knowledge-based games designed to teach and develop skills.......all the while being, you guessed it, fun!  The games aren’t the only fun aspect of our class. Our students pride themselves in learning new things! They find fun in confronting a challenge and conquering it!

We are truly excited that you will be joining us on this adventure and cannot wait to see how we evolve as an ensemble.  Please, if you have any questions or concerns at any time, reach out to us--let us know how we can be the best, so THEY can be their best!

To reserve your child's spot(s) please email us at newriverstageinfo@gmail.com. All registrations will be time and date stamped as these classes fill FAST! In your email please list the child's name, age, contact phone number, and your preference for the THURSDAY SECOND ACT class.

FALL 2017: THURSDAYS

SECOND ACT Class
CLASS TIME: 6-8:00PM
DURATION: 12 Weeks.
Grades 6th-12th

REHEARSAL Location:  The Children's Museum  Blacksburg located in the First & Main Shopping Plaza. Classes begin August 17th





CLASS TUITION: $150 per student with a reduced cost of $125 for any additional siblings or members of the Blacksburg Children's Museum. Classes will be held at the Blacksburg Children's Museum on MONDAYS.


CLASS TUITION: Price $150 per student.  Reduced tuition of $125 plus the shirt cost for any additional siblings or members of the Blacksburg Children's Museum.


Classes will be held at the Blacksburg Children's Museum on THURSDAYS.

To reserve your child's spot(s) please email us at newriverstageinfo@gmail.com. All registrations will be time and date stamped as these classes fill FAST! In your email please list the child's name, age, contact phone number, and your preference for the MONDAY OPENING ACT class.