Fall 2019: Classes

"ELVES" (ages 5**-6)

While watching cartoons, some kids discover that their TV is magic and they can travel inside of it! They arrive in the Land of Cartoons where they meet a silly collection of characters, like SpongeBob, Scooby Doo, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, and even the Rugrats!

But then the Toons wish to explore our world, and they try to escape the TV. Now it’s up to the kids to bring them home. Along the way they learn the power of imagination and friendship.

This musical is just right for non-readers who love to play-act and pretend. The class also plays lots of fun imagination games in a gentle environment.

An exciting musical adventure full of great songs and delightful characters. Get ready to enter a world of creativity and fun!!

Elves classes meet once a week, 4pm drop-off, 6pm pick-up
Choose Wed or Fri

Start dates: Wed class, 9/18, Fri class 9/20
No class 11/27, 11/29
Wed class: Sat 12/14 at 11am
Fri class: Sat 12/7 at 11am

Teacher: Alicia Hayes

Location for Classes and for all Recitals:
The Studio Playhouse
14 Alvin Place, Upper Montclair


* add $10 Registration Fee if registering after Aug 15th


** Children turning 5 before Dec 31st can enroll.

Note: Parents do not stay for classes. Make sure you and your child are prepared for you to leave at drop-off time and there are no separation issues. Thanks!


"FAUNS" (ages 6-8)

If you ever wanted magic powers, now’s your chance! Join a group of kids who discover they have amazing abilities. A boy who suddenly has super strength. His friend who just turned invisible. And the girl down the street who just found she can fly! But along with their amazing new powers, the kids find they can get into more trouble than they ever could imagine! Will they ever get their powers under control? An empowering, awesome musical, with incredible songs and super-fun characters. You’ll find there is a super hero inside each of us. What super power will you get? This musical is excellent for new and learning readers. We also play lots of fun theater games that nurture creativity in a positive atmosphere. Join us for a super-charged musical adventure and discover the Super Kid in you!

Fauns classes meet once a week, 4pm drop-off, 6pm pick-up
Choose Mon, Tues, Wed or Thurs

Start dates:
Mon class 9/16
Tues class 9/17
Wed class 9/18
Thurs class 9/12

No class 9/30, 10/9, 10/14, 10/31, 11/12, 11/27, 11/28

Mon class: Sat 12/14 at 7:30pm
Tues class: Tues 12/10 at 6pm
Wed class: Wed 12/18 at 6pm
Thurs class: Thurs 12/12 at 6pm

Mon class Alicia Hayes
Wed class: Harry Patrick Christian
Tues & Thurs classes: Janet Sales


* add $10 Registration Fee if registering after Aug 15th


Note: parents do not stay for EYT classes.
Please make sure you and your child are prepared for you
to leave at drop-off.


"CENTAURS" (ages 8-12)

Inspired by the Broadway musical and hit movie! When transfer student Dewey arrives at a new school missing the rock band he left behind, he meets kids who feel like misfits, including shy Katie, conscientious Zach, over-achieving Summer, and more. With his help, they create their own rock band and find they are more talented than they ever imagined. In the process, they discover their own value and inner strength.

But can their new confidence help them in the Battle of the Bands Competition? And could they actually win? Great music from the Broadway show as well as hit rock songs combine with incredible characters in a show that’s super fun.

This musical gives every student a star-turn. Plus exciting theater exercises that build confidence and creativity in a supportive, lively setting.

A super cool musical that will bring out the inner rock star in you. Get ready to rock out!

Centaurs classes meet once a week, 4-6pm
Choose Mon, Tues, Thurs or Fri

Start dates:
Mon class 9/19
Tues class 9/24
Thurs class 9/18
Fri class 9/20

No class 9/30, 10/8, 10/14, 10/31, 11/1, 11/28, 11/29

Mon class 12/16
Tues class 12/17
Thurs class 12/19
Fri class 12/20
- all Centaurs recitals at 6pm

Teacher: Harry Patrick Christian


* add $10 Registration Fee if registering after Aug 15th


(ages 7-12)

A one-of-a-kind class where the students create their own play! A lively and energetic class with a Big Performance that highlights every child. Each week, students’ ideas are encouraged and nurtured as we create our own characters and scenes.

Plus we do improvisations, play lots of theater games, create commercials and more! Then we perform our own original play at The Studio Playhouse! A fun-filled, fast-moving class with lots of variety that helps emerging young actors develop their potential.

Taught by Artistic Director Janet Sales.

Meets Fridays, 4-6pm

Start date: 9/20

No class 11/29

Recital: Sat, 12/7 at 7:30pm

Class location for Creative Dramatics is:
The Montclair Operetta Club Rehearsal Studio
494 Valley Rd, Upper Montclair
(park at Acme, cross Alvin Place, see building two doors in
on your right, enter thru door on side of building)

Recital Location for Creative Dramatics is
The Studio Playhouse, 14 Alvin Place, Upper Montclair

Taught by Artistic Director Janet Sales


* add $10 Registration Fee if registering after Aug 15th

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