Registration for the youth musical theater class producing "Peter Pan A Musical Adventure" is NOW CLOSED - please join us next season..
Teachers this season include AJ Moose, Harmony Faye Tripp-Kiser and Lincoln Sklar plus several amazing parent volunteer Super Heroes.
This season classes are MONDAY Nights. They will be held at the Blacksburg Children's Museum in the First & Main Shopping Plaza. TIME - 6-8:00PM There will be a few additional practices and dress rehearsals closer to the show date of April 14th, 2018
Payment is due in full by/at the first class unless special arrangements have been made. Classes run for 12 weeks closing out with a class showcase. Class is open to students in grades K-12. Home school students are welcome.
Questions? Please call AJ Moose 540-239-2283.
Treasure Island - April 28-29 & May 5-6 by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Fresh take on an old classic. Adapted by Byrony Lavery. THE STORY: It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the innkeeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in—and her dangerous voyage begins. Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of murder, money, and mutiny is brought to life in this thrilling adaptation.
“Jim Hawkins becomes a girl rebelling against gender roles in this imaginative adaptation, which keeps alive the wit and excitement of the book…it offers variations on Stevenson’s original without vandalising it…This version, like the book, is a tribute to the wit, honour and resourcefulness of children…” —The Guardian (US).
“…remarkable…Bryony Lavery’s sharply written adaptation makes Jim Hawkins a Jemima…and lights up the ambiguous centre of Robert Louis
Stevenson’s story.” —The Observer (UK). “Bryony Lavery [has] taken Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic pirate story by force, and given it quite the refit.
Dates: April 28 & 29 - May 5 & 6
Duration: 2 Hours with a 15-minute intermission
Tickets available at the door or online https://squareup.com/store/NewRiverStage
YOUTH CLASSES - 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 student 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 student 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 week 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!
YOUTH EDUCATION CLASSES
Hillbilly Women - Appalachian History & Music - February 24th & 25th
Peter Pan the Musical - Youth Education Class - April 14th 2018
Treasure Island - April 28th & 29th,
May 5-6th 2018
Exhibit This the Museum Comedies - Summer Project
Three Sisters in Black - The Story of the Christiansburg Black Sisters
Scrooge the Musical - December 2018