UPS for DownS/EDGE of Orion Classes
ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE ON
Tuesday evenings beginning April 9
4 - 5 p.m. RISING STAR ACADEMY. Ages 5-12. This exciting performance-based class is meant to introduce new actors to the stage. Stage directions, standard blocking technique, line memorization, and acting skills will be explored in a supportive group environment. Never been on stage before? Perfect! We'll ease you into it! Soon you look and feel like a star. All ages welcome but meant for folks new to musical theatre. Reading is not required. (6 weeks)
5:10 - 6:10 p.m. SPINNING & STOMPING: dancing for Newsies! Join our Constellation Project choreographers as we blaze a trail towards our next musical! Ages 10 to adult. 4 minimum/16 maximum. (6 weeks)
6:15 - 7:15 p.m. SONGS FROM THE MODERN MUSICAL. Ages 10 to adult. 4 minimum/16 maximum. From Hamilton to Frozen sing along and explore some of the most gripping music to date. (6 weeks)
7:30 - 8:45 p.m. Spring Constellation Classic: ARSENIC AND OLD LACE. This is a cutting of a play so it’s treated like a full production with a simplified set, lighting and costume design. We call this style a “studio” production. Please note this class is designed to be a intensive with a small group of dedicated actors eager to really delve into character cultivation and style. This is for the focused actor eager to push their limits. The cast maxes at 15 participants. There will be no double casting. (6 weeks of classes; 8 weeks total, including tech and performances.) Ages 11 to adult. 10 minimum/15 maximum. April 9 - May 31
Extra rehearsals - Tuesdays, May 21 & May 28 from 6-9 p.m.
Tech call - Wednesday, May 29 from 5-9 p.m.
Performance call - Friday, May 31 from 5-9 p.m.
Performance call - Saturday, June 1 from 1-5 p.m.
Participants should be able to follow basic instructions and work collaboratively with the other actors. Overly disruptive behavior will be addressed as-needed.
All classes have minimums and maximums, so sign up right away to be sure that the class is not cancelled - or fills up without you!
ALL CLASSES held at Conant High School. Rooms are TBA, 700 E. Cougar Trail, Hoffman Estates
DID YOU EVER WONDER WHY YOUR REGISTRATION FEES FOR OUR THEATRE OFFERINGS ARE SO LOW? You are paying for a fraction of the actual cost! UPS FOR DOWNS UNDERWRITES THESE OFFERINGS, PAYING APPROXIMATELY AN ADDITIONAL $125 PER PARTICIPANT FOR STAFF COSTS AND SPACE RENTAL.