Actor Children's Theatre School at Wagner College

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For over 10 years, the Actor Children’s Theatre School at Wagner College has provided quality theater education to the Staten Island community. The ACT school continually receives high praises in all program categories from parents and young actors. Give your child the opportunity to explore his/her inner self and express ideas through the art of drama. There are a variety of classes for aspiring actors of all ages.

Legally Blonde The Musical, Jr. Performance & Workshop Class
Ages 7*-18

Classes: Saturdays, January 25 – May 30, 2020 (No class February 15 or April 11), 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Tech Rehearsals: May 23, 10 a.m.– 2 p.m., May 26 – 28, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Performances: May 29 – 31

*Note: Program for actors ages 7 – 9 may differ slightly from above and will be confirmed following auditions.

Tuition: $999

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ACT Young Performers & Legally Blonde The Musical, Jr. Ensemble
Ages 7 to 9

Saturdays, February 1 – May 16 | No class February 15 or April 11 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

In this fun theatre class, we will focus on improving young performers’ “triple-threat” skills in the areas of acting, dance for the stage and musical performance. Young performers will participate in theatre games and character analysis, while also learning about directing, stage management, and production. All young actors in this class will be cast in an ensemble role in Legally Blonde The Musical, Jr. shows in May at the Wagner College main stage theatre

Rehearsal and Show Schedules: See Above

Tuition: $699

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ACT Budding Performers
Ages 4 to 6

Saturdays, February 1 – May 2 | No classes February 15 & April 11 | 9 – 10 a.m.

In this class, our youngest actors will begin to build a strong foundation in the performing arts. They will learn through theatre games, basic movement/dance skills, singing, and brief monologue study. This is a great class for socializing and fostering a love for theatre. This class will culminate in an open class for family and friends to showcase the young actors!

Tuition: $299

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ACT Teen Theatre Master Class
Ages 12+

Tuesdays, February 11 – May 12 | No classes February 18 & April 14 | 5 – 7 p.m.                 

This advanced acting class will prepare young actors for work in the entertainment industry, whether on the Broadway stage or on set. Students will learn proper technique based on the philosophies of Stanislavsky and Meisner. This class is for serious actors only with previous acting experience.

Tuition: $659

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On Camera Acting
Ages 12 to 17

Thursdays, January 30 – April 30 | No classes February 20 & April 16 | 5 – 7 p.m.

Learn the acting techniques necessary for camera work, which differs from stage acting. This class is perfect for anyone interested in being a TV or film actor! This class will cover eye line, how to work in frame, volume, movement and close-up work. Also covered are the differences between stage acting, tv acting, commercial and film acting. No camera experience necessary!

Tuition: $499

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Adult Theatre Program
Ages 21+

First 4 Thursdays of the Month | January – June | 7 – 9 p.m.

Are you looking to rekindle an old love of acting or to improve your technique? Improvisations, monologues, and scene studies will be introduced, with an emphasis on improving acting repertoire and performance skills. Registration is monthly. A performance opportunity may occur at end of Spring semester. An additional production fee will be required for performance.

Tuition: $120 per month

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