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Hello American Girls and Families!
I know that a lot of you are anxious for more information about the Fall 2011 Teen Class - here is the scoop
AGDT Teen Classes are for girls ages 13 and older. Age 12 is okay if they have previously participated in an AGDT Class.
Thursdays (6:00-8:00pm) – The Bremen Town Musicians. This is a one-act play with a cast of quirky and zany characters. Lots of opportunities for improvisation. All characters will be very energetic and fun! Here is some info about this play from the drama website:
Your audience will love the interactive nature of this storyteller play, designed specifically with young actors, their funny bones and your budget in mind! When the audience shows up to a rehearsal unexpectedly, the cast of "The Bremen Town Musicians" decides the show must go on even though opening night is a week away! Actors scramble for found objects to serve as props and costume pieces while others worry about not knowing their lines. Luckily, since the characters aren’t really musicians, the only music involved is a simple rhyme with stomping and clapping, and it doesn’t even have to be sung well! The know-it-all squirrel narrator, Squire, bosses the others around while the vain bird Flinch gets his feathers — er, feather — ruffled when he keeps barging onstage demanding a part in the show! The set and costumes are slowly "built" before our eyes as the play progresses. The show gets on the road, but not without comedic speed bumps along the way! The interruptions, squabbles and oversized egos don’t slow them down, they only make for more laughs! With a little creativity and teamwork, the acting troupe pulls off the heartwarming story of four woebegone animals who find friendship, foil a gang of robbers and live happily ever after... and all with the simplest sets, props and costumes they can find!
The classes will begin on September 1 and run weekly through November 3. NOTE: There will be NO CLASSES on September 8.
I would prefer for any student to only miss a maximum of 2 practices. While it’s not a requirement, it would be best for everyone involved if the full class can attend the first practice on September 1. This will be the day parts are chosen for the play.
The plays will be performed at Faith Baptist Church, and the final rehearsal (November 3) will be at the church as well. The performance will be on Saturday, November 5, at 7:30pm.
The girls will need to arrive at the church at 2:00 pm for a final dress rehearsal on the day of their play. We will have dinner and have time to do everyone's hair and makeup before it's showtime!
NEW: There will be a Costume Day on Saturday, October 1 from 10:00am-3:00pm. If at all possible, each student will need to have a quick costume appointment during this timeframe. This meeting will be at another location in Lees Summit (my parent's house), where my costume collection is housed. This will make things MUCH easier on my end!
Classes will be held at my house in Lees Summit. I will send directions to the enrolled students' families before the classes begin.
Pricing is as follows: $95 for one daughter, $90 each for two daughters. The class cost covers: 26 hours of rehearsal time, one-on-one acting coaching, script, free admission for family and friends to the performance, most costume and prop expenses (with the exception of any personal items such as tights), and performance day dinner/snacks.
Registration/Payment Info (this has changed; please read):
To register for a class:
1. Fill out the registration form – click here.
2. Wait for Confirmation Email.
3. Once Confirmation Email is received, submit payment within 3 days. Payment forms accepted are PayPal, Personal Check, or Cash.
*If you are paying by check, you will STILL fill out the registration form online. There are no more paper registration forms!
*If I do not receive the tuition within three days of receipt of confirmation email, your registration will be bumped to the bottom of the class list (which in some cases will mean that it is no longer valid).
The full class fee is required with registration (if this is a problem, let me know and I’m sure we can work something out – it is a requirement due to problems I have had in past semesters). Your registration and payment will hold your space in the class. Note that the number of spaces is limited and will be filled first-come, first-serve, in the order I receive the registrations. You can still email/call to ask about availability, but I can't hold spaces without your registration.
Early Bird Discount - Register by 11:59pm on Friday, August 12 and receive $5 off your total cost.
The registration deadline for these classes is Thursday, August 18. I apologize that it is so soon, but I need to order the scripts so that they will arrive in time for the first class. Click here for the registration form!
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