We offer after-school theatre programs at Mattawan Later Elementary and Mattawan Middle School,
summer camps, and private lessons in: voice, guitar, and acting.
Grades 1- 5
Enroll for an Elementary Musical Theatre production and have the opportunity to play any part in our latest show. The focus is on rehearsing for a successful performance. Every actor gets a part, their own moment to shine. More experienced actors usually have parts with lines and dancing or singing solos. Younger actors and beginners will usually sing and dance in chorus and small group parts. Students will learn theatre basics like stage directions, blocking, choreography, and backstage etiquette, as well as more complicated concepts like character development and script analysis. They'll practice teamwork, kindness, perseverance, and patience while accomplishing something great, and have lots of fun in the process!
Ages 6 - 106
Receive expert instruction at your level in voice, guitar, or acting. Schedule the time that works best for you. Gain a valuable skill to last a lifetime! Students have the opportunity to perform in an annual concert.
We come to you! Lessons can be taught in your home, depending upon travel time. Semi-private lessons are also available.
THEATRE EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS IN ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL
Grades 6 - 8
Take the next step in your theatrical experience by enrolling in Middle School Theatre. Students have the opportunity to explore the process of creating a character and to work as an ensemble while performing in modern and classic plays. The emphasis is on working together to tell the story. Each rehearsal includes a lesson in voice and movement for the actor and individual acting coaching as well as blocking and scene work related to the production. All levels are welcome, from beginners to the most experienced. Past productions include: Humbletown, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, and Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors.
Ages 6 - 11 and 11 - 14
In a performance camp, your actor will put on a complete musical - from first read-through to final performance. They'll practice teamwork, kindness, perseverance, and patience while accomplishing something great, and have lots of fun in the process!
In playwriting camp, Middle School-age writers and composers will write an entire musical in one week: dialogue, lyrics and tunes. This will be an intense, creative adventure, an experience like no other! The show we write will be performed later this summer, on July 26.