Important Dates:
Auditions for Spring Production:                         Monday, January 8th, 5-7 pm
Beginner/Intermediate Class Registration:           Monday, January 8th, 4-6 pm
Advanced Class Auditions:                                  Monday, January 8th, 6 pm (must have memorized monologue)
Classes begin:                                                       Thursday, January 11th & Monday, January 15th
                                                                            (Musical Theatre Dance classes begin Monday, January 8th)

Last Day to enroll for Spring Semester:                Monday, January 29th


CLASS & REHEARSAL SCHEDULE*                                                           INSTRUCTOR     
Beginner Stage                             Monday            4:00 – 5:00                               Rose
Intermediate Stage                       Monday            5:00 – 6:00                              Rose


Musical Theatre I:  Dance            Monday           4:00 – 4:45                               Brooke (at Sterling Studio)
Musical Theatre I: Acting & Vocals    Thursday           4:45 - 5:45                       Eryn


Musical Theatre II:  Dance           Monday           5:00 – 6:00                              Brooke (at Sterling Studio)
Musical Theatre II: Acting & Vocals    Thursday          6:00 – 7:00                    Eryn      
 

Advanced Stage & Play Rehearsals                                                                     Eryn

Advanced Class ONLY: Mondays January 15, 22; February 12, 26; March 12, 26 from 6-7:30
Advanced Class AND other leads (Tessa, Casey, Emma Leigh, Cylie, Payton and Kaylie—it is okay if Triple Threat students are a little late): Mondays January 29; February 5, 19; March 5, 19 from 6-7:30
Advanced Class ONLY:  2nd and 4th Thursday 7-8
Advanced Class AND FULL cast:  1st and 3rd Thursday from 5:00-6:30
FULL CAST: April 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26 from 5:00-8:00 (bring your dinner or eat before)                    


Saturday Rehearsals:      February 10:  10-1 (please bring a snack or lunch)
                                      March 17:  10-1 (please bring a snack or lunch)
                                      April 14: 10-2 (please bring a lunch)
                                      April 28: 10-3 (please bring a lunch)


Tech Week                   April 30: 5:30-8:30

                                     May 1: 5:30-8:30

                                     May 3 FINAL DRESS REHEARSAL: 5:30-8:30

    ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY FOR ALL TECH WEEK REHEARSALS - NO EXCEPTIONS!


Parent Work Days:        March 17:  10-1 (please bring a snack or lunch) Work day
                                      April 14: 10-2 (please bring a lunch) work day for set/costume building
                                      April 28: 10-3 (please bring a lunch) FINAL work day for the set/costume building 


Cast Party:                    Saturday, May 12th @ 3 P.M. - Everyone needs to bring something!


Performances   May 4th, 5th, 11th & 12th        The Wizard of Oz  7:00 P.M.
                        May 14th                                 Spring Showcase – Beginner, Intermediate & Triple Threat Classes


                     
*Schedule is subject to changes once rehearsals begin and we determine the needs of the show

2018 Spring Production!

 Encore Theatre Company

is for actors of all ages who want to be on the stage!

Anyone may audition whether they have ever acted or not. 

Auditions will be for class placement only - no one is ever "cut".

During auditions, actors are evaluated and placed in one of three "stages":

  • Beginner Stage - ages 7-9.  Actors will work on developing a foundational understanding of acting for the stage.  During the course of the semester (typically 4 months), actors will work together with their director to write a script, develop their characters, incorporate basic stage movements (blocking) , and learn voice projection and memorization of lines.  This stage is all about having fun while learning the basics of theatre acting.  Semester will end with a performance of their original play. 
  • Intermediate Stage - ages 10+, no experience or previous acting classes required.  (Ages 7-9 may audition to "move up" into this stage once they have been in the beginner stage for at least one year and have demonstrated the dedication and ability to work at a higher level.)  During the semester, actors will work on monologues, scene work and improvisation. Class may be divided into Intermediate 1 (beginners over the age of 10) and Intermediate 2 (not beginners, but not ready for advanced yet) if there are enough students to have two classes.  Semester will end with a performance of monologues and short scenes.                                                                               Audition requirements:  1-2 minute monologue (optional), cold reading from a script, improvisation
  • Advanced Stage - ages 10+, experienced actors who have demonstrated they are ready for a full-length production of a scripted play. Actors will rehearse more, be responsible for more, and learn more about the total production process.  Must have completed at least one year in Beginner Stage, Intermediate Stage or equivalent classes elsewhere.  Semester will end with a full production of a published script.                                        Audition requirements:  1 - 2 minute memorized monologue (required), cold-reading from the script, improvisation
  • Triple Threat Class - Our Triple Threat Class is the only one of its kind in the greater Easley area! This two part class will offer Broadway style dance at Sterling Studio and group voice and acting at The Fine Arts Center of Easley (a.k.a FACE). This class will perform in a musical with FACE as well as the year end recitals with Sterling Studio and FACE. The goal of this class is to help young performers be well rounded in all aspects of theatre and groom them for "real world" auditions. 
    Ages 7-11 Monday 4:00-4:45 dance & Thursday 4:45-5:30 music & drama
    Ages 12+ Monday 5:00-6:00 dance & Thursday 6:00-7:00 music & Drama


Tuition:

Beginner Stage:  $108 per semester or $30 per month for 4 months

Intermediate Stage:  $108 per semester or $30 per month for 4 months

Advanced Stage:  $144 per semester or $40 per month for 4 months

Triple Threat Class:  ages 7-11 $80 per month; ages 12+ $90 per month

Adult Workshops: price varies


If making monthly payments, tuition is due the first class of every month.  There is a $5 late fee for late payments. 



IMPORTANT NOTE

This program operates on a budget based on the number of actors who begin each semester.  Withdrawal from the program negatively affects our ability to produce a quality program for everyone and causes an unfair extra work load for those who have to take over the lines of actors who drop out. Therefore, actors who begin the semester are expected to complete the semester.  There are no refunds.