Spring Registration Opens for Americana Theatre Company’s Studio Americana Performing Arts Programs

The cast of Studio Americana's production of Into the Woods, 2018, courtesy image
Into the Woods cast 2018
The cast of Studio Americana’s production of Into the Woods, 2018, courtesy image

Variety of youth theatre programs offered in America’s Hometown

McGRATHPR.com – Americana Theatre Company’s (ATC) Studio Americana youth performing arts classes are now open for Spring 2019 registration.  Classes are held the week of April 1 through the end of May, held at Spire Center for Performing Arts, 25 ½ Court Street, Plymouth.

Aspiring elementary school aged actors are welcome to a Musical Theatre class. Students enjoy the opportunity to learn a song in the musical theatre style, including basic vocal mechanics, character development and song comprehension.  Performers portray their song selection in a showcase performance at the end of the spring season, date TBA.  Classes are held on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 pm. 

Elementary students are also welcome to enroll in performing a full-scale production of the popular story The Legend of Mulan.  In a small village far from the Golden Imperial Palace, a young girl dreams that she can use her skills of horseback riding and sword-fighting.  She wonders: “What if birds swam and fish flew?” When the Emperor announces that all families must provide a male soldier to the army, Mulan is horrified.  Her father is too old to fight!  Mulan’s ancestors tell her to disguise herself and embark on a long journey with Dragon Imoogi and Pika the Rabbit. She learns that her special skill is to fight with her mind and her heart – yin and yang!  Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 to 6 pm.  Performance date TBA.

Middle and high school students have the opportunity to learn Film Editing in a new class offering this spring.  Participants learn and engage in all stages of filmmaking post-production.  Students work together to edit existing raw footage into a full-scale movie.  The class’s finished piece debuts at a red-carpet movie premiere, date TBA.

Programs for grade school aged students for summer, including productions of Treasure Island and Footloose, are now available for registration at the Americana Theatre Company website.

Studio Americana’s mission is to develop talent, inspire creativity, and prepare students to activate their dreams. They offer premiere training in theatre and musical theatre for students at affordable rates.

For complete program descriptions, schedules, pricing, and other information, visit www.americanatheatre.org, call 508-591-0282, or follow Americana Theatre Company on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

About Americana Theatre Company

Americana Theatre Company (ATC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit professional theatre company serving the Greater Plymouth region since 2011.  ATC is also home to Studio Americana, educational arts programs for budding performing artists. Managing Director David Friday, Artistic Director Jesse Sullivan, and Director of Education Erin Friday and continuing founder, Derek Martin’s work together to fulfill the vision of opening a professional theatre in America’s Hometown, with a commitment to hiring directors, actors, and designers of the highest caliber.   ATC’s audiences discover that story is paramount. Stories entertain, teach, and thrill us – inspiring the betterment of mankind and aid in revealing the hidden mysteries of life. ATC’s mission is to enliven the cultural atmosphere of the Plymouth community by offering excellent, entertaining performances and theatre education to residents and visitors alike. For more information, visit www.americanatheatre.org, call 508-591-0282, or follow Americana Theatre Company on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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