EDGE Youth Theater Holiday 2019:


Deposits: A minimum of $25 deposit must be paid per student, per class in order for a spot to be held in any class. All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The only exception to this is if a class is cancelled by us. In the event that we cancel a class, any deposits paid can be credited towards another class or towards the following session.

Multiple Class/Multiple Student Discount: The highest cost class each session will be at full price. All other classes your family registers for in a session qualify for the Multiple Class/Multiple Student Discount of $25 off per class.


Mondays  

4 weeks:  Nov 11th, Nov 18th, Dec 2nd, Dec 9th (No Classes- Week of Thanksgiving)

 **means that the class will be featured in our Holiday Session Showcase Mon Dec 16th

All Classes at The Edge Theatre at 5451 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640 in Edgewater

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Monday Class Blurbs


**Showcase Class: SHEL SILVERSTEIN on STAGE!

A singer-songwriter, cartoonist, screenwriter, award-winning children’s writer, and actor, Shel Silverstein grew up in Chicago. His most famous books Where the Sidewalk Ends and The Light in the Attic are revered by both the young and young at heart! We’ll take a journey through selected works of this creative genius and each cast member will be given at least one piece to be blocked and performed at our Holiday Showcase! Using poetry to light up a stage is a true joy waiting to be discovered! Read the works, speak the words and travel to Where the Sidewalk Ends.

Tier: All Tiers welcome but designed for Heroes and Legends

Instructor:  Rick with Abigail, Kevin, Angela and Jen

Days:  Monday

Blocks:  1 and 2

Time:  10:00am - 12:00pm

Weeks: 4

Start and End Date: November 11th through December 9th (No formal class week of Thanksgiving but some may be called in for practice of their pieces)   

Primary Location:  On Main Stage of The Edge Theatre

Min/Max: 12/40


HOLIDAY SHOWCASE TECH AND PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Techs and Performances:  The Edge Theater 5451 N. Broadway St., Chicago, IL 60640 

  • Tech Rehearsal:  Monday December 16th 11:00am-2:00pm

  • PERFORMANCE:  Monday December 16th:  Call 5:00pm, SHOWTIME: 7:00pm

Cost:  $135

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $110


Battle Blasters: Hunger Games

You have been chosen, the other fighters have gathered and you have no idea what twists or turns await you. All you know is that your foam weapon is in front of you and it will take all of your skills and a little bit of luck to be the last warrior standing. In this class, we will fight our way through scenarios based on the Hunger Games book series and develop strategies to deal with increasingly challenging situations.

Tier: Adventurers

Instructor:  Kevin and Jen

Days:  Monday

Blocks: 

Time:  10:00am - 11:00am

Weeks: 4

Start and End Date: November 11th through December 9th (No class Thanksgiving Week)

Primary Location:  in the MPR of The Edge Theatre

Min/Max: 4/8


Cost:  $90

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $65


Break, Bash and Shatter

Whether it be watching it burst, blasting it away or just breaking it, there is nothing like the cathartic feeling of letting your emotions out. Here, we will have a safe space in which you can feel free to break things with no worries. A class built for expressing yourself and having fun as we break stuff!  

Tier: Adventurers

Instructor:  Abigail and Angela

Days:  Monday

Blocks: 

Time:  11:00am - 12:00pm

Weeks: 4

Start and End Date: November 11th through December 9th (No class Thanksgiving Week)

Primary Location:  in the MPR of The Edge Theatre

Min/Max: 4/8


Cost:  $90

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $65


**Showcase Class:Guitar and Ukulele:  Holiday Classics! 

Join experienced guitarist Mr. Kevin and talented Ukulele player Ms. Becky to learn to play classic Holiday songs on these great instruments! Whether you're just picking up one of these instruments for the first time or have been playing for a while, this small-sized class will help you find and achieve your next level. Students in this class will learn the songs that are sung by the students in the Caroling Club class and will have the opportunity to play guitar or ukulele for those songs at our Holiday Showcase!

Tier: Heroes and Legends

Instructor:  Kevin and Becky

Days:  Monday

Blocks:  3 and 4

Time:  12:30pm - 2:35pm

Weeks: 4

Start and End Date: November 11th through December 9th (No formal class week of Thanksgiving but some may be called in for practice of their pieces)   

Primary Location:  On Main Stage of The Edge Theatre

Min/Max: 4/12

NOTES:  Students for this class will need to have a basic acoustic guitar or ukulele. If you don’t have access to one, please contact Rick or Kevin so we can provide options.


HOLIDAY SHOWCASE TECH AND PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Techs and Performances:  The Edge Theater 5451 N. Broadway St., Chicago, IL 60640 

  • Tech Rehearsal:  Monday December 16th 11:00am-2:00pm

  • PERFORMANCE:  Monday December 16th:  Call 5:00pm, SHOWTIME: 7:00pm

Cost:  $135

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $110


The Way of the Peaceful Warrior Continued!

We all have so much energy bursting out of us at all times. Now, we will learn how to breathe with that energy, to bring it into ourselves and to let that energy relax our minds. Explore the art of Tai-Chi and Meditation in this brand new class perfect for focusing our minds, bodies and spirits.  Great for new students to learn and for experienced students to help lead the techniques for them to learn from.

Tier: Adventurers and Heroes

Instructor:  Stephanie and Jen

Days:  Monday

Blocks:  3

Time:  12:30pm - 1:30pm

Weeks: 4

Start and End Date: November 11th through December 9th (No class Thanksgiving Week)

Primary Location:  in the MPR of The Edge Theatre

Min/Max: 4/10


Cost:  $90

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $65


Winter Holidays around the World

No matter where you go in the world-be it the Northern Hemisphere or the Southern, the Eastern Hemisphere or the Western- you will find a reoccuring theme. When the calendar reaches the end of the year and the Solstice draws near, there will be some sort of Holiday, Celebration or Mythology. In this class we will explore different Holiday traditions around the world and compare the differences and similarities that occur from one culture to another!

Tier: Legends and Heroes

Instructor:  Abigail and Angela

Days:  Monday

Blocks:  3

Time:  12:30pm - 1:30pm

Weeks: 4

Start and End Date: November 11th through December 9th (No class Thanksgiving Week)

Primary Location:  in the Meeting Room of The Edge Theatre

Min/Max: 4/10

Cost:  $90

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $65


Crafting with Care

Taking off from  the great Crocheting for a Cause class this Fall, we will continue to spread charity, goodwill and cheer throughout the community in our Care Package creation class! We will choose what items to include to create Care packages for our families to put in their vehicle or take with them to give out to those less fortunate and in need.

Tier: Legends and Heroes

Instructor:  Abigail and Stephanie

Days:  Monday

Blocks:  4

Time:  1:35pm - 2:35pm

Weeks: 4

Start and End Date: November 11th through December 9th (No class Thanksgiving Week)

Primary Location:  in the Meeting Room of The Edge Theatre

Min/Max: 4/12


Cost:  $90

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $65


Step Class: Body Rythyms

March to the beat of your own drum! In this class, students will learn how to BE their own drum! Somewhere between playing percussion instruments and dancing, with elements of both, we will explore rhythm, sound, shape, and creatively working together.

Tier: Adventurers and Heroes

Instructor:  Angela and Rick

Days:  Monday

Blocks:  4

Time:  1:35pm - 2:35pm

Weeks: 4

Start and End Date: November 11th through December 9th (No class Thanksgiving Week)

Primary Location:  in the MPR of The Edge Theatre

Min/Max: 4/10

Cost:  $90

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $65


**Showcase Class: Holiday Classics Caroling Club! 

Do you LOVE The Holidays SO much that you wish you could spill out into the streets and burst into song? If so, this is the class for you!! Join Ms Becky and Ms. Abigail to brush up on some Old Timey-Wimey Classic Christmas Carols (possibly with a twist!!) as well as some silly fun newer Holiday Songs for performance at our super awesome Holiday Showcase!



Tier: Bard and Troubador

Instructor:  Becky and Abigail

Days:  Monday

Blocks:  5 and 6

Time:  2:45pm - 5:00pm

Weeks: 4

Start and End Date: November 11th through December 9th (No formal class week of Thanksgiving but some may be called in for practice of their songs)   

Primary Location:  On Main Stage of The Edge Theatre

Min/Max: 6/20


HOLIDAY SHOWCASE TECH AND PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Techs and Performances:  The Edge Theater 5451 N. Broadway St., Chicago, IL 60640 

  • Tech Rehearsal:  Monday December 16th 11:00am-2:00pm

  • PERFORMANCE:  Monday December 16th:  Call 5:00pm, SHOWTIME: 7:00pm

Cost:  $135

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $110


**Showcase Class: Legendary Scene Studies! 

Scene work is a building block of acting. In this class we will pair up, pick a scene, and really learn it like the pros. We will get deep into character development and motivation, as well as physical and vocal choices. 

Tier: Legend

Instructor:  Rick and Stephanie

Days:  Monday

Blocks:  5 and 6

Time:  2:45pm - 5:00pm

Weeks: 4

Start and End Date: November 11th through December 9th (No formal class week of Thanksgiving but some may be called in for practice of their scenes)   

Primary Location:  In the Black Box of The Edge Theatre

Min/Max: 4/8

HOLIDAY SHOWCASE TECH AND PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Techs and Performances:  The Edge Theater 5451 N. Broadway St., Chicago, IL 60640 

  • Tech Rehearsal:  Monday December 16th 11:00am-2:00pm

  • PERFORMANCE:  Monday December 16th:  Call 5:00pm, SHOWTIME: 7:00pm

Cost:  $135

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $110


Funny Voices and Impressions

Do you want to put an extra punch to a stock character type? How about doing a spot-on impression of a favorite celebrity?  Laugh along with your fellow students and teachers as we train our voices to make ourselves sound like someone else entirely! Join the hilarity in this low-stress, fun environment!


Tier:  Heroes

Instructor:  Kevin and Angela

Days:  Monday

Blocks:  6

Time:  2:45pm - 3:50pm

Weeks: 4

Start and End Date: November 11th through December 9th (No class Thanksgiving Week)

Primary Location:  in the Meeting Room of The Edge Theatre

Min/Max: 4/10

Cost:  $90

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $65


Theatre Games Y’all!

Join Mr. Kevin and Ms. Angela in a tour of some classic theater games! Theatre games are vital to ensemble theatre and in this class we will play some of our very favorites. Not only do these games help build community, friendship and ensembles but they also are great for quick thinking and body reactions. Not only all of that, but they are FUN! Come be a part of the fun!

Tier:  Heroes

Instructor:  Kevin and Angela

Days:  Monday

Blocks:  6

Time:  3:55pm - 5:00pm

Weeks: 4

Start and End Date: November 11th through December 9th (No class Thanksgiving Week)

Primary Location:  in the MPR of The Edge Theatre

Min/Max: 4/12

Cost:  $90

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $65


Wednesdays 

4 weeks:  Nov 13th, Nov 20th, Dec 4th, Dec 11th (No Classes- Week of Thanksgiving)

**means that the class will be featured in our Holiday Session Showcase Mon Dec 16th

All Classes at EDGE Theatre in Edgewater

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Wednesday Class Blurbs


**Showcase Class! STAGE COMBAT: MASS BATTLE MAYHEM

Stage combatants of all experience levels come together in this class to put together a thrilling multi-person mass battle, featuring many different fighting styles, weapons and ways to slaughter each other! The fight we create in this class with be performed in our Showcase at the end of the season.

Tier: Legends and Heroes

Instructor:  Kevin and Rick

Days:  Wednesday

Blocks:  1 and 2 

Time:  10:00am - 12:00pm

Weeks: 4

Start and End Date: November 13th through December 11th (No formal class week of Thanksgiving)   

Primary Location:  On the Main Stage of The Edge Theatre

Min/Max: 4/12

HOLIDAY SHOWCASE TECH AND PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Techs and Performances:  The Edge Theater 5451 N. Broadway St., Chicago, IL 60640 

  • Tech Rehearsal:  Monday December 16th 11:00am-2:00pm

  • PERFORMANCE:  Monday December 16th:  Call 5:00pm, SHOWTIME: 7:00pm


Cost:  $135

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $110


Creatures of the Oak Circle 

Deep in the forests, the trees are rustling, the ground is quivering and the magic is in the air.   The power that makes the Fairies, Nymphs, Leprechauns and Sprites is stirring and we need YOU to put it all together. In this class full of creativity, we will create flower crowns, wands, wings and other magical items of these mystical creatures while also discussing the differences between them. 

 

Tier: Adventurers and Heroes

Instructor:  Abigail 

Days:  Wednesday

Blocks: 

Time:  10:00am - 11:00am

Weeks: 4

Start and End Date: November 13th through December 11th (No class Thanksgiving Week)

Primary Location:  in the MPR of The Edge Theatre


Cost:  $90

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $65


Commedia and Clowning

Before there was even clowning as we know it today there was Italian Commedia dell’arte.

This class would focus on learning the stock characters of Commedia dell’arte and building lazzi, which are the building block jokes of Commedia. Students will get a chance to become stock characters and build scenarios together.

Tier: Legends and Heroes

Instructor:  Jen

Days:  Wednesday

Blocks: 

Time:  10:00am - 11:00am

Weeks: 4

Start and End Date: November 13th through December 11th (No class Thanksgiving Week)

Primary Location:  in the Black Box of The Edge Theatre


Cost:  $90

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $65


Beadwork and Jewelry 

What is better than having a wonderful necklace or piece of jewelry on? Getting to make those pieces yourself! In this class, we will learn the techniques for beadwork and creating our own jewelry. What does your imagination have in store for you? Create it in this class!

Tier: Legends and Heroes

Instructor:  Meeja

Days:  Wednesday

Blocks:  2

Time:  11:05am - 12:05pm

Weeks: 4

Start and End Date: November 13th through December 11th (No class Thanksgiving Week)

Primary Location:  in the Meeting Room of The Edge Theatre


Cost:  $90

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $65


Tumbling Tricks

Rolls, cartwheels, and more are in store for you as we bring out the mats and pads for this fun-filled experience in learning some of the basics in tumbling and gymnastics! Join Jen as she helps you step-by-step in all these maneuvers and more!

  

Tier: Adventurers and Heroes

Instructor:  Jen assisted by Cordia

Days:  Wednesday

Blocks: 

Time:  11:05am - 12:05am

Weeks: 4

Start and End Date: November 13th through December 11th (No class Thanksgiving Week)

Primary Location:  in the MPR of The Edge Theatre


Cost:  $90

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $65


Tech Ninja: Sound Design

Orchestrate our plays with scoring and sound effects that will blow the audience's minds! We will create the entire soundscape for the Holiday Showcase and also get a head-start on the sound needs for the Winter and Spring shows! Using Mac computers we’ll teach you the ins and outs of Qlab so you can create awesome soundscapes and create your part of the show!


Tier: Heroes and Legends

Instructors: Rick 

Day: Wednesdays

Block: 3

Time: 12:35pm - 2:05pm

Weeks: 4

Start and end date: November 13th through December 11th (No class Thanksgiving Week)

Location: Back Meeting/Conference Room of The Edge Theatre

Min/max: 2/4 (NOTE: There is a HARD CAP at 4 in this class)

Notes: 

  • We are definitely capping this at 4.

  • Students will need a pencil, and paper.

  • Sound Design students will be asked to be board op for the Holiday Showcase.

  • Students will need their own headphones. Having a Mac is helpful if you desire to work on this at home.

Cost:  $110

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $85


Tech Ninja: Props and Paints

Having a show is great but having a show with awesome props to use and play with are even

better! In this class, students will search and create the props and pieces needed for a successful production. Whether you are technically inclined and like to search the right pieces online, love to draw and sketch out ideas or love to get your hands dirty and create, this class is for you! There is sure to be all kinds of interesting pieces to build for our Showcase and also a head-start on our Winter and Spring Productions!

Tier: Heroes and Legends

Instructor: Jen and Abigail

Day: Wednesdays

Block: 3

Time: 12:35pm - 2:05pm

Weeks: 4

Start and end date: November 13th through December 11th (No class Thanksgiving Week)

Location: The MPR of The Edge Theatre

Min/max: 4/8 

Notes: 

  • We are definitely capping this at 8

  • Students will need a pencil, and paper/sketch pads

  • Students that have access to a laptop/tablet might be asked to bring it to search for items that we can’t build/don’t have

  • Prop Design students may be asked to help with Props and backstage components of the Holiday Showcase

Cost:  $110

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $85


Tech Ninja: Costume Creation Lab

Have you ever wondered what goes into making a show look great? What about how your

favorite characters costumes are made? If so, this is the class for you! In this class you will learn

the basics of sewing and costume design and will help to design and create the costumes to

make our shows look amazing! For the Holiday session we will be focussing on getting a head-start on our Winter and Spring productions and also how to successfully coordinate all of the costumes needed for a show.


Tier: Heroes and Legends

Instructors: Meeja and Stephanie

Day: Wednesdays

Block: 3

Time: 12:35pm - 2:00pm

Weeks: 4

Start and end date: November 13th through December 11th (No class Thanksgiving Week)

Location: The Main Stage/Lobby of The Edge Theatre

Min/max: 3/8 (NOTE: There is a HARD CAP at 8 in this class)

Notes: 

  • Please note cap.

  • Some buying of personal supplies necessary.

  • Please note that this class requires lots of focus and patience and is intended for Mature Heroes

             and Legends only. This class is recommended for ages 10+

  • If you have a sewing machine at home you will likely be asked to bring it.


Cost:  $110

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $85


STAR WARS D & D ROLE PLAYING GAME- Continuation from Fall (Please Read Note Before Registering)

PLEASE NOTE:  Due to this being only a 4-week session, we are doing a continuation of the Fall class of Star Wars D&D. We will not be taking new players until Winter Session. This is due to the fact that it takes almost 4 weeks before the game really makes any sense to a new player and therefore this would not be a good experience for someone just coming in.   

 

Day: Wednesday

Block: 4 & 5

Time: 2:10pm - 4:15pm

Weeks:  4

Start and end date: November 13th through December 11th (No class Thanksgiving Week)

Location: Back Meeting/Conference Room at The Edge Theatre

Cost: $135

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $110


Holiday Decorations and Ornaments

Join us in the fun of creating and crafting our own hand made Ornaments and Decorations for the Holiday season. In this class, not only will you get a chance to create but we’ll also take a look at different customs for decorations of the year-end holidays from various cultures and peoples around the world.

Tier: Adventurers and Heroes

Instructor:  Meeja and Stephanie

Days:  Wednesday

Blocks:  4

Time:  2:10pm - 3:10pm

Weeks: 4

Start and End Date: November 13th through December 11th (No class Thanksgiving Week)

Primary Location:  in the MPR of The Edge Theatre


Cost:  $90

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $65


**Showcase Class! Write like Shakespeare- Monologue Edition

You have written like Shakespeare before but never quite like this. Join Mr. Kevin and Ms. Abigail to learn the art of crafting a Shakespearean monologue, from how to shape the meter, to working the thoughts of your character. Students will have the option to perform their monologue for the end-of-session showcase, memorized or on-book.  Not wanting to perform yourself? One of our staff will do it at the Showcase so you can hear and see your words performed!

Tier: Legends and Heroes

Instructor:  Kevin and Abigail

Days:  Wednesday

Blocks:  4 and 5

Time:  2:10pm - 4:15pm

Weeks:  4

Start and End Date: November 13th through December 11th (No formal class week of Thanksgiving)   

Primary Location:  In the Black Box of The Edge Theatre

Min/Max: 4/8

HOLIDAY SHOWCASE TECH AND PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Techs and Performances:  The Edge Theater 5451 N. Broadway St., Chicago, IL 60640 

  • Tech Rehearsal:  Monday December 16th 11:00am-2:00pm

  • PERFORMANCE:  Monday December 16th:  Call 5:00pm, SHOWTIME: 7:00pm

Cost:  $135

Multiple Class/Child Discount: $110