Inspire Theater Company Training

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Winter/Spring Classes

Poe: Dreams of Madness - Youth Spring Play

Ages: 12-18
Learn the ins-and-outs of theater from the team at Inspire Theater Company, while rehearsing and putting on the production of Poe: Dreams of Madness. Macabre author Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tales come to life in this award-winning adaptation that’s both original and familiar, with classic elements from several of his most famous stories.  It’s nearly midnight, of course, and our troubled protagonist is having difficulty sleeping…or at least he thinks he is: “I am haunted by dreams, even when I wake.”  With the Raven acting as a grim and mischievous tour guide, both the positively dead and the presumed living give breath to Poe retellings similar to his greatest Gothic works, including The Tell-Tale Heart, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Masque of the Red Death, and The Raven.  This ensemble full-length play has a hugely flexible cast of players in front of a ghoulish backdrop sure to invoke drama and horror long after the final curtain falls.  Will Poe ever rest easy again?  Will you?  So sayeth the Raven: nevermore.
Instructor: Inspire Theater Company
Location: The Schoolhouse
Auditions will be held on Tuesday, Mar. 24, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Please sign up for an audition slot by clicking the link below.
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There is no fee to audition. We will open registration for both cast and crew once casting has been finalized on March 25.
Fee: $200 R/$220 NR Cast should register to class number 17300
Fee: $25 R/$27 NR Tech Crew should register to class number 17301
Rehearsals: Tu and Th, Mar. 26 – May 7, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Performances: F, May 8, 6:00 p.m. and Sa, May 9, 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Broadway Kids

Ages: 6-12
Young triple threats in the making will experience musical theater through ensemble singing, movement, acting exercises and solo work. Students will sing, dance, and play theater games while learning fun choreography and songs from their favorite musicals and Disney hits. All levels of ability are welcome so don’t let fear stand in the way of discovering your inner triple threat!
Instructor: Inspire Theater Company
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $95 R/$105 NR
17297 Sa, Apr. 4 – May 16, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Broadway Basics

Ages: 8-17
Immerse yourself in all aspects of musical theater with training in singing, dance and acting, while acquiring the confidence and bold techniques required for larger-than-life productions in this semester-long class. Students will hone their musical theater skills while learning songs, scenes, and dances from popular musical theater shows. This course is for the aspiring young musical theater performer. This class will end with a performance showcase.
Instructor: Inspire Theater Company
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $175 R/$192 NR
17293 W, Feb. 12 – May 6, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Ages: 8 – 12 (No class 3/18.)
17294 W, Feb. 12 – May 6, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Ages: 13-17 (No class 3/18.)

A Special Kind of Musical Theater

Ages 8+
This course is designed specifically for actors with special needs and their peer buddies. Do you want to improve your acting, singing, and dancing skills so you can be a Triple Threat in musicals? Using Disney songs, the participants will learn singing skills and dancing steps, as well as audition skills, theater terms and stage directions. The strength of this class is the participants’ ongoing active learning and practice of concepts and skills. The class will end with a showcase of small and whole group performances during the last class. Join us for a fun and exciting theater adventure! Participants should complete the Inclusion Participant Form prior to attending class.
Instructor: Inspire Theater Company
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $175 R/$192 NR
17299 Sa, Mar. 7 – May 16, 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (No class Mar. 21)
Sorry, this class has been cancelled

Musical Theater Dance

Learn different styles of Broadway dance and choreography as well as improving your dance technique. Proper warm up, body placement and some good conditioning will get you where you need to be. Whether you are getting ready for your next audition, show or just want to have something fun to do, this class is for you. All levels welcome.
Instructor: Inspire Theater Staff
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $48 R/$52 NR
Sundays, 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
17382 Jan. 19-Feb. 23
17383 Mar. 1-Apr. 5
17384 Apr. 19-May 24

Adult Tap

Ages: 16 +
Learn and practice the basics of tap vocabulary like shuffles, flaps, digs, time-steps in simple rhythm combinations and across the floor traveling steps. Then we put it together for quick, fun and rhythmically challenging tap combos set to music. Tap shoes are required.
Instructor: Inspire Creative Staff
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $68 R/$74 NR
Sundays, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
17385 Jan. 19-Feb. 23
17386 Mar. 1-Apr. 5
17387 Apr. 19-May 24

Summer classes

Youth Summer Production - Guys and Dolls Jr.

Ages: 10-18
Audition for Parker Arts and Inspire Theater Company’s youth summer musical of Guys and Dolls Jr. Students will experience the process of putting up a professional musical production while developing confidence and skills in acting, singing, and dancing. Participants must sign up for auditions scheduled to be held on May 16, from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. with callbacks on May 17, from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Audition packets, rehearsal schedule, and audition sign-up are available at www.InspireCreative.org. (Link coming soon!) Students will meet 2-3 times a week over the summer to rehearse and there will be a total of seven performances Aug. 14-22.
Auditions will be held on Saturday, May 16, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: The Schoolhouse
Fee: $400 If cast, register to class 18747.
Auditions: Sa, May 16 (Must sign-up for audition.)
Rehearsals: M, W, June 1 – Aug. 14, 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Sa, July 11 – Aug. 8, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Performances: F, Sa, Su, Aug. 14 – 22

Youth Summer Stagehand - Guys and Dolls Jr.

Ages: 10-18
Stagehands will work as the run crew for the production of Guys and Dolls Jr. and join the apprentices in building the scenery for the production. Stagehands can also work in specific areas of interest such as deck crew, sound crew, lighting crew, props crew, and costume crew. Stagehands must be able to be at every tech rehearsal and every performance of the show.
Fee: $75 If selected, register to class 18885.
Class: M, W, July 20 – Aug. 22, 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Performances: F, Sa, Su, Aug. 14 – 22

Youth Summer Apprenticeship - Guys and Dolls Jr.

Ages: 15-18
Tech apprentices will assist in designing and building the scenery and technical elements of Guys and Dolls Jr. and may focus on areas of interest such as scenery, lighting, sound, props, and costumes.  Tech apprentices will be required to interview and present a design portfolio of past work.
Interviews: Sa, May 18 (Must register for interview.)
Location: The Schoolhouse
Fee: $125 If selected, register to class 18884.
Rehearsals: M, W June 1 – Aug. 14, 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Sa, Jul 11 – Aug. 8, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Performances: F, Sa, Su, Aug. 14 – 22

Audition packets, rehearsal schedule, and audition and interview sign-ups are available at www.InspireCreative.org. There is no fee to audition or interview. Registration open and be required for both cast and crew once casting has been finalized.

Please visit Parker Arts camps to see Inspire Theater Company’s theater and musical theater summer camps at Parker Arts.

Visit Inspire Creative to view instructor biographies.