Storybook Theatre Summer 2017 Class Registration

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Thank you all for your interest in Storybook Theatre classes in summer 2017! There are lots of class options below. Full class information was sent via email to our mailing list. If you need the email, please contact me at A class summary and full schedule is below the registration form links.

Questions? You can contact Julie by email ( or phone (816.204.5702) anytime. Feel free to call or text.

Summer Class Registration Forms:

Little Stars / Rising Stars

Performance Classes for ages 8-12 / Improv Club

Historical Club for ages 7-12

Performance Classes for ages 13+

Teens: if you are interested in joining the Storybook Intern Team this summer, please apply here: Teen Intern Application. Interns should be at least 15 and have been involved in multiple past productions. More info can be found on the application.

Full Summer Schedule to assist with planning:
Monday, 3:00-4:30pm Felicity's Dancing Shoes (girls ages 8-12)
Monday 5:00-5:45pm Rising Stars (boys/girls ages 5-7)
Monday 5:45-6:15pm Little Stars (boys/girls ages 3-5)
Tuesday, 1:00-3:00pm American History Club (girls ages 7-12)
Tuesday 5:00-7:00 The Shakespeare Convention (boys/girls ages 13+)
Tuesday 7:00-8:30 Check Under the Bed (girls ages 13+)
Thursday, 3:30-5:00pm Showdown at Rattlesnake Pass (boys/girls ages 8-12)
Thursday, 5:00-6:00pm Improv Club (boys/girls ages 8-12)
Thursday, 6:30-8:00pm Snow White Lite (girls/boys ages 8-12)

Friday, July 28 - The Shakespeare Convention, Check Under the Bed
Saturday, July 29 - Felicity's Dancing Shoes, Snow White Lite, Showdown at Rattlesnake Pass

Costume Day - July 1, 10am-3pm. A 20-minute costume appointment is mandatory unless arrangements are made at registration.

Summer 2017 Class Information

For all drama classes with kids ages 8+, the first class will be an informal audition, with part assignments emailed within approximately 24-48 hours to those enrolled. Audition info will be emailed to those enrolled, but will primarily consist of a recitation of a 1-minute monologue, some readings from the script (for younger kids, if they are not comfortable reading aloud for the audition, no worries - I'll have some easier options), and a few other activities. Personal preference is also always taken into consideration!

Drama Classes for Boys and Girls - ages 3-7

Storybook Theatre's Little Stars - ages 3-5
Monday 5:45-6:15pm
June 5 - July 24
Performance: Options to participate in one of our plays during the July 29 performance
Minimum 4 students

Little Stars gives the youngest wannabe actors and actresses alike the chance to have a running start at performing! Through dramatic play, we will explore worlds of creativity and imagination, create characters, basics of stage movement, projecting voices, and much more. There will be a mix of games, music, movement, and speaking.

Storybook Theatre's Rising Stars - ages 5-7
Monday 5:00-5:45pm
June 5 - July 24
Performance: Options to participate in one of our plays during the July 29 performance
Minimum 4 students

Rising Stars builds upon the skills and experience learned in Little Stars class, or introduces new students to all the fun that theatre can be. Utilizing dramatic play, improvisation games, and short scripts (no real lines to learn - just repetition), kids will learn about creating a stage presence and using their whole body to show emotion.

American History Class for girls - ages 7-12

Tuesdays 1-3pm
May 30 - August 1
NO CLASS July 4, July 18
Minimum 10 students

This is a new option in our class schedule and is different from anything we have offered before! This class IS NOT a play, but will feature the opportunity to participate in a showcase at our July 29 performance.

This weekly club will focus on a different historical character and time period each week. At each session, we will have a hands-on learning experience based on the character. Most of these will be craft projects, but we will also feature historical fashion (with the opportunity to touch and try on historical clothing), sample historic treats, and learn about the worlds these characters would have lived in during days gone by. We are so excited to travel through America's past with our students in this class!

This class is held at Lees Summit PLAY, 403 SW Ward, Lees Summit, MO.
ALL other classes remain at the studio in Julie's home.
This class has a separate registration form which you can find HERE.
Registration for this class is required by May 26.

Summer Improvisation Club for Boys and Girls - ages 7-13

Thursday 5:00-6:00pm
June 8 - July 27
$30, or $5/week if not attending full session

Improvisation, or the art of thinking on your feet, is a very important part of theatre! This class is a fun intro to the world of theatre for those who are not sure they want lines to memorize or to be on a stage in front of people. Discounts are available when signing up for Improv + a performance class. Students may register for one session, multiple sessions, or attend weekly. See details in tuition section below.

Drama Classes for Boys and Girls - ages 8-12

Thursday 3:30-5:00pm Showdown at Rattlesnake Pass
Classes begin: June 1
NO CLASS June 22
Performance: July 29

The frontier town of Rattlesnake Pass is well-known to all as the home of the famous cowboy, Russ L. Stover. When Clayton Calhoun rolls into town with a threat to take over as the town's hero, everyone - and everything - is in an uproar! It's up to the sheriff and Nellie Holliday (the oldest lady in town) to sort things out and settle the showdown once and for all!
Time Period: Wild West
Spaces in Class: flexible

5/9/2017 - 9:30pm - CLASS IS FULL.
Thursday 6:30-8:00pm Snow White Lite
Auditions: May 25, 7:00-8:30pm
Classes begin: June 8
NO CLASS June 22

Performance: July 29

All the scenes you’d expect from the classic are here, but they're faster and funnier than ever! In fact, this show is so “lite,” it only has five dwarves! Since they don’t need help with cooking and cleaning, they hand Snow White a plunger and put her to work! When the Queen, cleverly disguised in Groucho glasses, tries to finish Snow White off with a poisoned apple, the girl is saved by the quick response from Prince Heimlich.
Time Period: Fantasy
Spaces in Class: 9 (1 boy, 2 girls, 6 either)

Drama Classes for Girls – ages 8-12

5/15/2017 - 9:30pm - 2 spaces remaining.
Monday 3:00-4:30pm Felicity's Dancing Shoes
Classes begin: May 22
Performance: July 29

Felicity thinks that graceful slippers are the answer to all of her dancing woes, so she secretly borrows her sister's shoes to improve her practicing. She ends up in a world of trouble when the shoes go missing, but learns that her dancing improves more with practice than anything else.
Time Period: American Revolution
Spaces in Class: 7

Drama Classes for Girls - ages 12-13

NOTE:  Students MUST be turning 12 during the current semester (by August 31) to participate. This class is sort of a precursor to the larger Teen productions, but even those who have done teen performances in the past may participate

5/9/2017 - 10:45am 4 spots remaining
Tuesday 7:00-8:30pm Check Under the Bed
Classes begin: May 30
Performance: July 28

J.T. Maloney, Master Detective, finds herself in a spooky old hotel filled with very strange characters on a dark and stormy night. Can she help Miss Peabody find a missing check and save the day?
Time Period: Modern, but with a vintage/antiquated feel
Spaces in Class: 7

Drama Classes for Girls & Boys - ages 13+

Note: this class is INTENDED for ages 13+ but age 12 is okay as long as your student has participated in at least two past productions with Storybook Theatre. 

5/9/2017 - 9:30pm - CLASS IS FULL.
Tuesday 5:00-7:00pm The Shakespeare Convention
Auditions: Monday, May 22 6:30-8:30pm
Regular Classes begin: June 6
Extra rehearsals to make up for short production timeline & holidays:
Monday, June 5 6:30-8:30pm
Monday, July 3 6:30-8:30pm
Performance: July 28

Bumbling producer Burbage and his irate associate Iggy have put together a Shakespeare convention, at which the actors perform four plays and a sonnet in a rather unconventional manner. Iggy is out to ruin Burbage, but loses the plot a little towards the end! Almost everyone in this script will have multiple roles to portray. This script features hilarious new interpretations of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo & Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, and King Lear.
You can read the script online here if desired:
Time Period: Modern with a 13th-15th Century Influence
Spaces in Class: 12

Final Week Schedule:
Monday, July 24 - 6:30-8:30
Tuesday, July 25 - 5:00-7:00
Friday, July 28 (Performance Day) - arrive at 2pm

Tuition Information for Summer 2017

Little Stars (ages 3-5)
$70 per semester - includes performance participation if desired

Rising Stars (ages 5-7)
$70 per semester - includes performance participation if desired

Improv Club
$5 (paid weekly) or $30 (full session paid up front)
New to Storybook Theatre? Attend one Improv session for free!
Returning students can bring a visiting friend for free one time.

American History Club

Drama Classes
Ages 8-12 - $90
Ages 12-13 - $100
Ages 13+ - $110

Payment Options
Cash/Check/Credit/PayPal are accepted, but please note that paying by cash or check is strongly preferred and helps to keep overall tuition costs down for everyone. During registration, you may select to pay full tuition upfront or to split your payment with 50% due at registration and 50% due by week 5 of your class.

Sibling Discounts for Drama Classes
$5 off (each) per student from same household.
2 students ages 5-7 would pay $65 each.
2 students ages 8-12 would pay $85 each.
1 student age 8-12 and 1 teen student would pay $85 and $105.
1 student age 8-12 and 2 teen students would pay $80, $100, and $100.
Sibling discounts do not apply to Craft/Improv Clubs.

Multiple Class Discounts
Summer Improv Club + 8 Week Drama Class: $115 (savings of $10)
Summer History Club + 8 Week Drama Class: $205 (savings of $10)
Summer Improv Club + Summer American History Club + 8 Week Drama Class: $220 (savings of $25)

Class costs include rehearsal time (kid classes: 26+ hours, teen class: 30+ hours), group and 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), hair/makeup, and performance day snacks.

All drama classes are held at director Julie's home in Lees Summit, MO - address will be sent to enrolled students.
American Girl Historical Class is held at Lees Summit PLAY - 403 SW Ward, Lees Summit, MO.
Performances are held at Faith Baptist Church - 1460 Langsford Road, Lees Summit, MO.

I prefer for any student to miss NO MORE than two rehearsals. Please message me before registering if you have more conflicts than two.

Feel free to contact me with questions!