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YOUTH COMMUNITY THEATER

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FALL 2016 CLASSES

IMPROV, MUSICALS, PLAYS AND ON CAMERA ACTING

Improv Playhouse production subject matter is adjusted for the appropriate age group.

Improv Playhouse has at its focus the personal integrity of its young performers and will not produce inappropriate material, that which is exclusionary and/or demeaning, or that which compromises the developmental focus of its community of young performers.

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Mail: 116 W. Lake Street

Email: info@improvplayhouse.com

Fax: 847.968.4530

Phone: 847.968.4529

Lake Street Studio: 116 W Lake St, Libertyville

Black Box: 735 Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville

Highland Park Community House: 1991 Sheridan Rd, Highland Park


IMPROV CLASSES:

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8th-12th Grade

 

4th-7th

Grade


Beginning/

Intermediate classes:

Mid-term registration accepted

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A blast for all the students, but more than learning the forms of “Whose line…” our students participate in the games of theater that nurture skills in character development, spontaneity, giving and taking focus and ensemble (team-work) building.     Beginning through Advanced Sections for Junior High and High School. 

Teen Improv

$195 per term

 

Libertyville: WEDNESDAYS

7:30-9:00 PM


Term 1:

August 31 - October 19

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Term 2:

October 26 - December 14

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Highland Park: THURSDAYS

7:30-9:00 PM

Term 1:

August 25 - October 13

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Term 2:

October 27 - December 22

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Junior Improv

$195 per term

 

Libertyville: WEDNESDAYS

6:00-7:30 PM

Term 1:

August 31st- October 19th

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Term 2:

October 26- December 14th

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Highland Park: THURSDAYS

6:00-7:30 PM

Term 1:

August 25 - October 13

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Term 2:

October 27- December 22

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Advanced Ensembles:

Instructor approval, referral

or audition.

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Designed to give the Advanced Junior High, Teen & High School improviser expansive opportunities to develop and demonstrate their skills for diverse audiences and events. Students will not only be challenged by pushing the limits of conventional games, but will train in long form, sketch, story theatre and other improvisational forms gathered from earlier training. Audition or instructor approval required for all ensembles. Teen and Junior Improv Ensemble Members must be registered in classes to retain their position for performances. Due to scheduling issues ensemble members may choose to register for intermediate and/or advanced workshops to retain performance eligibility. Our Teen Improv Ensemble has been invited to perform at the nationally renowned Chicago Improv Festival (CIF.)

Teen

Ensemble

$330 per term

Audition/Asessement

(Not Necessary for Returning Students)

Sunday August 21 1:00pm (Call Us)

SUNDAY 1:00-3:00 pm


Term 1: Aug 28-Oct 30

Libertyville Register Now

Highland Park Register Now

Term 2: Nov 6- Feb 5

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Term 3:  Feb 12- Apr 30

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Junior High Ensemble

$280 per term

Audition/Assessment

(Not Necessary for Returning Students)

Sunday August 21 3:00pm (Call us)

SUNDAY 3:00-4:30 pm


Term 1: Aug 28-Oct 30

Libertyville Register Now

Highland Park Register Now

Term 2: Nov 6-Feb 5

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Term 3: Feb 12- Apr 30

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Highland Park Register Now


BROADWAY & POPULAR MUSICALS
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Show
Dates

1st-3rd

Grade

The first steps of self esteeem and poise often begin on the stage in incremental stages.  These classes are for kids who love to perform, who want to develop their musical theater skills or the shy ones who may want to come out of their shell.  Age appropriate material is selected for the children who will be guided into solo or ensemble work. We strive that the environment remains nurturing and confidence building!  Strengthen skills through exploration of acting technique, storytelling, singing and movement.  Our Youth Community Theater component, BROADWAY BOUND, ends with a showcase or mini-junior production performed for family and friends.

Broadway Bound:

Lion King

$225

Libertyville: Register Now

 

 

 

Highland Park: Register Now


Libertyville:

Role Assessment: Tuesday 8/30, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Parent/Cast Meeting: Thursday 9/1 6:00pm

Show: 11/17


Rehearsals

Tuesday/Thursdays 6:00pm-7:30pm

12 Week Term:

8/30-11/17

 

Highland Park

Role Assessment: Saturday 8/27, 3:30pm-5:30pm

Show: 11/19


Rehearsals

Saturdays

3:30pm-5:30pm

12 Week Term:

8/27-11/19

4th-7th

Grade

Our Youth Community Theater component, SHOWSTOPPERS, is designed to raise the bar of customized performances that exhibit showmanship,solos, acting, choreography, voice and music theater pieces incorporating developmentally appropriate Broadway shows or films.  SHOWSTOPPERS train toward and IP MUSICAL THEATRE PRODUCTION  Showstoppers productions are performed on public stages at area high schools or similar spaces.

Show Stoppers:

Lion King

$375

Libertyville: Register Now


Libertyville

Audition Workshop (optional): Sat 8/20 1:00pm-3:00pm ($15)

Role Assessment: Friday 8/26, 4:00pm-6:00pm

Parent/Cast Meeting: Saturday 9/10 1:00pm

Shows: 11/18-11/20


Rehearsals

Fridays 4:00-6:00pm Saturdays 1:00pm-3:00pm

12 Week Term:

8/26-11/20

Highland Park

Audition Workshop (optional): Sun 8/21 1:00pm-3:00pm ($15)

Role Assessment: Saturday 8/27, 1:00pm

Parent/Cast Meeting:

Saturday, 9/10, 10am

Shows: 11/18-11/20

Rehearsals

Saturdays 10am 12pm

Sundays 1pm - 3pm

12 Week Term:

8/27-11/20


7th-12th

Grade

The Exceptional Level for Intensive Theatrical Experiences

This component of I.P. is a repertory ensemble of outstanding teen and high music theater school students from throughout the Lake County region. Members of I.P.-Elite tend to be developing triple threats who wish to improve their performing skills while working with other serious musical theater actors seeking the challenge of growing their craft.  The ensemble will seek to provide the highest quality in professionalism and performance bringing various genres to the stage.  I.P. Elite will audition, assess and rehearse full length, ensemble based musicals with those students who have registered for this challenging training. 

Elite:

13 the Musical

$395

 

 

 

 

 

Libertyville: Register Now

 

 

 

A classic coming of age story- a young boy navigates school, friends and family with fun songs and dances.  

Previous musical theater experience-Intermediate/Advanced.

 

Parent/Cast Meeting: Sunday, 9/4, 3:30pm



Libertyville

WED 7:00 – 9:00 pm

SUN 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Rehearsal: 8/31-11/30

Shows: 12/2-12/4

 

Highland Park

WED 7:00 – 9:00 pm

SUN 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Rehearsal: 8/31-12/8

Shows: 12/9-12/11
NON-MUSICAL PRODUCTIONS
 

Young Actors Workshop

3rd  – 7th Graders

Actors Conservatory for Teens

7th – 12th Graders
Productions

The Velveteen Rabbit

$295

The original telling of the beloved tale, The Velveteen Rabbit, by Margery Williams. Together, we travel alongside the Velveteen Rabbit on his magical journey towards becoming real and discover how he and other toys are brought to life once they are truly loved by their little owners.

You Can’t Take It with You

$340

You Can’t Take It With You is a play written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart that first played on Broadway in 1936.  Since then, it has enjoyed five revivals. The play is a comedic story about a kooky family, and it took home the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1937.

Dates

Libertyville & Highland Park

1st Rehearsal/Auditions: Sunday, 9/11, 1:00 – 3:00pm

Parent/Cast Meeting: Sunday, 9/18, 1:00pm


SUN 1:00 – 3:00 pm

MON  6:30 –  8:30 pm

10-week term

Rehearsal: 9/11-11/17

Shows: 11/18 – 11/20

Libertyville:Register Now

 

Highland Park: Register Now

Libertyville

1st Rehearsal/Auditions: Tuesday, 8/30, 7:30 – 9:30pm

Parent Cast Meeting: Thursday, 9/1, 7:30pm


TUESDAY & THURSDAY

7:30-9:30 pm

10-week term

Rehearsal: 8/30 –11/3

Shows:  11/4-11/6

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Highland Park

1st Rehearsal/Auditions: Tuesday, 8/30, 7:00 – 9:00pm

Parent Cast Meeting: Wednesday, 8/31, 7:00pm

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY

7:00-9:00 pm

10-week term

Rehearsal: 8/30 –11/3

Shows:  11/4-11/6

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Descriptions
Yikes! It’s opening night! This program has been designed to expose the youthful actor to a nurturing professional theatre experience with an emphasis in practical performance methods. From the audition process, to being cast as a player and crew member, to public performances, get ready for an incredible, dramatic journey! Comedies, dramas and developmentally appropriate pieces are chosen for public performances.
An intensive program designed to challenge, nurture and foster young actors who desire a more focused training and rehearsal regimen culminating in a small ensemble performance piece or production.

COMMERCIAL KIDS: ON CAMERA ACTING

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4th  – 8th Grade

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Learn the difference between acting for the stage and camera! Scene work includes a variety of genres, like commercials, film scripts and more!

COMMERCIAL KIDS:  On-Camera Commercial Acting

$175 per term

Term 1: 9/12 – 10/17

Libetyville: Register now


Term 2: 10/24-11/28

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MON

5:00 – 6:30 pm

Black Box


(6-week terms)


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CONTACT US

Office/Studio: 116 W. Lake Street, Libertyville, Illinois 60048 • 847.968.4529 • 847.968.4530 fax •
Black Box Space - Theatre:  735 n. milwaukee avenue, libertyville

North Shore Training Space:  1991 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, Illinois 60035