Advanced Acting for Adults- Ages 18+

Saturdays 10:00 - 11:00, 9/5 - 11/21

Outdoors at the Opening Act Home Office, 61268 County Road 657, Lawton, MI 

Have a dream role? Now's your chance to play it! We will choose the perfect material for the adults who join us. (Suggestions welcome.) 

Actors will engage in in-depth study of essential principals of acting - including: voice and movement for the actor, being, listening and reacting, choice, objective, tactics, and given circumstances.  Tuition includes a digital download of the final show!

Fairy Tale Drama - Ages 5 to 6

Tuesdays, 4:30 to 5:30, 9/1 - 11/17 

Mattawan Memorial Park

Every actor will get to play a part with lines to help tell the story of  a classic fairy tale. Young actors will have fun exploring and playing creatively as they work together toward performance.  Tuition includes a digital download of the final show!

Voice for Musical Theatre - Ages 8 to 11

Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:30, 9/1 - 11/17

Mattawan Memorial Park

Let's sing! Learn to use healthy vocal technique that will help you sound your best and keep your voice lasting a lifetime while working for a performance of songs from classic and modern musical theatre. Singers will get to sing solo and together as a group - at a distance, of course. 

Tuition includes a digital download of the final show! 

  • personalized attention - no more than 8 performers in a group
  • lots of fun - each performer is engaged and  challenged for a full hour
  • safety is key - all groups meet outside or on zoom 
  • make a lifelong memory - all performances will be video recorded and shown online
  • everything is included - digital download of the performance comes with enrollment
  • budget friendly - no costume fee

Advanced Acting for Teens- Ages 14 to 17

Thursdays 3:30 - 4:30, 9/3 - 11/19

Mattawan Memorial Park

"Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue."

Actors will engage in in-depth study of essential principals of acting - including:  being, listening and reacting, choice, objective, tactics, and given circumstances.  They will get to play a juicy, fun character in a monologue, scene, and/or short play chosen specifically for them. Actors will work together to encourage each others' growth and create a full, rewarding performance. Tuition includes a digital download of the final show!

Tap Dance for Musical Theatre - Ages 8 to11

Thursdays 5:30 - 6:30, 9/3 - 11/19

Mattawan Memorial Park

Tap your troubles away in this traditional dance class with a musical theatre twist - we will sing and dance for our performance! Each class will teach beginning tap technique through fun warm-ups and exercises. Dancers will learn a song-and-tap-dance routine for performance. Tuition includes digital download of the final show!

Jazz Dance for Musical Theatre - Ages 8 to 11

Thursdays 4:30 - 5:30, 9/3 - 11/19

Mattawan Memorial Park 

Jump into this traditional dance class with a musical theatre twist - we will sing and dance for our performance! Each class will teach beginning jazz dance technique through fun warm-ups and exercises. Dancers will learn a song-and-dance routine for performance. Tuition includes digital download of the final show!

opening act's new premium, small group classes

A Midsummer Night's Dream For Kids - Ages 7 to 10

RED CAST: Mondays 5:30 - 6:30, 8/31 - 11/16

BLUE CAST: Wednesdays 4:30 - 5:30, 9/2 - 11/18 

ZOOM CAST:  Fridays 5:30 - 6:30, 9/4 - 11/20

Red and Blue cast meet at Mattawan Memorial Park

Who will you be? Puck? Bottom? Oberon? Titania? The Wall?!
Every actor has plenty of lines in this witty adaptation of Shakepere's classic farce.  It's Midsummer like you have never experienced it before: quick, fun, and easy to understand. This mini-melodramatic masterpiece is sure to spark a love of Shakespeare. Tuition includes a digital download of the final show!

Twelfth Night for Kids - Ages 11 to 13

RED CAST: Mondays 3:30 - 4:30, 8/31 - 11/16

BLUE CAST: Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:30,9/1 - 11/17 

YELLOW CAST: Wednesdays 3:30 - 4:30, 9/2 - 11/18​​

​Mattawan Memorial Park

Who will you be? One of the twins? Duke Orsino? The clown? Sir Toby Belch!?!

Every actor gets lots of lines - and maybe even more than one character to play - in this fresh, modern adaptation of Shakespeare's classic comedy. This play has everything an actor needs and an audience wants:  crazy costumes! wacky misunderstandings! mistaken identity! belch jokes! Plus, you will learn a thing or two about the art of the theatre through the work of one of its great playwrights. 

 performing arts experiences for ages 5 to adult

Hamlet For Kids - Ages 7 to 10

RED CAST: Mondays 4:30 - 5:30, 8/31 - 11/16

BLUE CAST: Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30, 9/2 - 11/18

ZOOM CAST:  Fridays 4:30 - 5:30, 9/4 - 11/20

Red and Blue Cast meet at Mattawan Memorial Park

Who will you be? Hamlet? Claudius? Ophelia? Rosencrantz or Guildenstern?!
Every actor has plenty of lines in this silly, fun adaptation of Shakepere's classic tragedy. Opening Act kids who've done Keeper of the Stories will know that this is the play that makes Shakespeare sing, "Because he's dead! Everybody's dead! What about that?" Tuition includes a digital download of the final show!