Summer Theatre Arts

ONLINE REGISTRATION – Press the link below for all ages
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Emphasis on Professionalism, Versatility, Development, Training, Performance, Success and Fun

Our Mission is to provide a nurturing and challenging educational environment through the completion of a musical production. We strive to provide a high-quality and diverse experience in all areas of the performing arts. In this light, it is our goal to foster an appreciation, understanding, and love of the performing arts with a clear intent to touch the heart, engage the mind, and transform lives by creating extraordinary theater experiences for the young people in our program.

Excellence in art changes lives; empowered young people create artistic excellence.

APPRENTICE WORKSHOP (Grades 2-7)

SESSION 1 – FOOTLOOSE Getting to Know You . . .
3 Week Session – Grades 2 – 7
June 29 – July 18, 2020 – 9:00am-4:00pm*
*Before and after care offered for additional fee

Tuition: 3 Weeks – $725 ($100 discount off full tuition applied)
June 1, 2020 – $100 Deposit due – Pay in full by June 20, 2020**
**Payment plan needed? Please contact donna@villagerstheatre.com

The Getting To Know Series: Uniquely adapted musicals specifically for youth performers – Footloose is one of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated Top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 17 million copies!) and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

SESSION 2 – FROZEN JR
3 Week Session – Grades 2 – 7
July 20 – August 8, 2020 – 9:00am-4:00pm*
*Before and after care offered for additional fee

Tuition: 3 Weeks – $725 ($100 discount off full tuition applied)
June 1, 2020 – $100 Deposit due – Pay in full by July 10, 2020**
**Payment plan needed? Please contact donna@villagerstheatre.com

The enchanting modern classic from Disney is ready for your Broadway Junior stars! Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

Two performances per session produced on our Main Stage. 2 complimentary tickets per registrant and all other tickets $10.

 

TEEN WORKSHOPS (Grades 7-11)

SESSION 1 – BROADWAY MUSICAL REVUE
3-Week Sessions – Grades 7 – 11
June 29 – July 17, 2020 – 9:00am-2:30pm*
*Teens can ‘hang out’ after session ends until 4pm

Tuition: 3 Weeks – $700 ($100 discount off full tuition applied)
June 1, 2020 – $100 Deposit due – Pay in full by June 20, 2020**
**Payment plan needed? Please contact donna@villagerstheatre.com

In our Teen Performance Workshops cast members will expand their singing, acting and dancing skills, regardless of previous experience, as they work with our phenomenal instructors to create a showcase musical revue. The goal of the program is to provide every cast member with their moment in the spotlight – whatever that looks like to them.

Our instructors will share practical advice, such as how to maximize the short period of time you have at an audition, information regarding the many facets of theater, and for older cast members, who see musical theater as a possible profession . . . what is the college audition process and what to expect within the business.

 

SESSION 2 – DISNEY’S DESCENDANTS: THE MUSICAL
3-Week Sessions – Grades 7 – 11
July 20 – August 7, 2020 – 9:00am-2:30pm*
*Teens can ‘hang out’ after session ends until 4pm

Tuition: 3 Weeks – $700 ($100 discount off full tuition applied)
June 1, 2020 – $100 Deposit due – Pay in full by July 10, 2020**
**Payment plan needed? Please contact donna@villagerstheatre.com

You’ll be #RottenToTheCore with Descendants the Musical! Based on the popular Disney Channel Original Movies, Disney’s Descendants: The Musical is a brand-new musical comedy featuring the beloved characters and hit songs from the films!

It is present-day, and in the kingdom of Auradon, all of Disney’s beloved heroes and royalty are living happily ever after, safe from the terrifying villains and troublesome sidekicks they have banished to the magic-free Isle of the Lost. That is until Ben, the benevolent teenage son of Belle and King Adam (The Beast), offers a chance of redemption for the troublemaking offspring of the evilest villains. Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos – the children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella De Vil, and Jafar – are welcomed to Auradon Prep to attend school with the children of their parents’ sworn enemies. Now entering a completely foreign world and way of life, the four Villain Kids have a difficult choice to make: should they follow in their parents’ wicked footsteps or learn to be good?

One performance per session produced on our Main Stage. 2 complimentary tickets per registrant and all other tickets $10.

 

 

 

 

 

DIRECTOR BIOS

COREY RUBEL (Youth Program Director, Apprentice Workshop) is a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in English and Theatre, as well as a Masters in Theatre Education from NYU. He is a Lower and Middle School Drama Teacher at Rye Country Day School, as well as directs many productions throughout the New York and New Jersey area. Corey is the Program Director of all Villagers Theatre Arts programs including Summer Theatre Arts, Miniature Musical Makes, Villagers Teen Ensemble and TeensVill. He has worked as a teaching artist at George Street Playhouse and Papermill Playhouse, was involved with the Broadway Artists Alliance, and served as a Papermill Rising Star Evaluator. Theatre is his passion and he looks for every reason to engage himself with shows, teaching the craft and becoming more educated himself.