Winter / Spring 2020: Classes

"ELVES" (ages 4¾-6)

Yum! Animal crackers are delicious and so much fun to eat. And even more fun when they’re magic! When some kids discover a box of enchanted animal cookies, the fun just gets bigger. Suddenly, all of the tiny animals inside spring to life! They want to escape the cracker box, and explore the world. How much mischief can a silly Monkey, a baby Lamb, a perky Pony, and a crafty Leopard cause? But then come a Lion, Zebra and more! Tiny animals find big, delicious fun!

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.

So open up a tempting treat that’s sure to please. “ANIMAL CRACKERS” is finger-lickin’ good!

Meets once a week; 4pm drop-off, 6pm pick-up
Choose Wed or Fri

Start dates: Wed class 2/5, Fri class 2/7
No class 2/17, 3/6, 4/8-17

Wed class: Sat, 5/2 at 11am
Fri class: Sat, 5/9 at 11am

Teacher: Alicia Hayes

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

TUITION $330* *

add $10 Registration Fee if registering after Dec 30th

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)

Have you ever wanted to do magic - real magic?? Ralph, Jane and their friends sure did. When they find a mysterious nickel, suddenly anything they wish comes true! Only… not exactly the way they planned! As the nickel bounces from one kid to the next, they find themselves traveling back in time, at the movies searching for their invisible sister, and wait - has the cat just started talking? What will happen next? And can they reverse the magic and set things right? Be careful what you wish for!

This musical is excellent for new and learning readers. We also play lots of fun theater games that nurture creativity in a positive atmosphere.

Magic is real and wishes do come true! So close your eyes and “JUST WISH”!

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

Start dates:
Mon class 1/27
Tues class 2/4
Wed class 1/29
Thurs class 1/30
No class 2/17, 4/8-17

Mon class 4/27

Tues class 4/28
Wed class 4/29
Thurs class 4/30

all Fauns Recitals at 6pm

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


* add $10 Registration Fee if registering after Dec 30th

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)

The gang from Rydell High is back! Join us for a Rock & Roll High School Dream. Danny and the T-Birds encounter a duo of ultra-nerds who try to become the new cool. Meanwhile, Sandy, Rizzo and all the Pink Ladies try to out-do the new rich girls, Debbie and Betty, who think they are ‘all-that’. It’s so hard being a Teen in the 50’s! But then, when a Rock ‘n Roll talent show comes to the school, can the gang rally, join together and get rocking around the clock? Great songs from Grease, plus favorite 50’s hits and even a little Elvis…and more!

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

So grab your leather jacket and be too cool for school. “GREASE IS THE WORD” – for sure!

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

Start dates:
Mon class 2/3
Tues class 2/11
Thurs class 2/6
Fri class 1/31
No class 2/17, 3/6, 4/8-17

Mon class 5/4
Tues class 5/5
Thurs class 5/7
Fri class 5/8

all Centaurs Recitals at 6pm

Teacher: Harry Patrick Christian


* add $10 Registration Fee is registering after Dec 30th


(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: 1/31
No class 3/6, 4/10-17

Recital: Saturday 5/2 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 is registering after Dec 30th


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