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. 


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. 

Important Dates:
Auditions for Fall Production:                              Monday, August 7th, 6-8 pm
Beginner/Intermediate Class Registration:           Monday, August 14th, 4-6 pm
Advanced Class Auditions:                                  Monday, August 14th, 6 pm (must have memorized monologue)
Classes begin:                                                       Thursday, August 17th & Monday, August 21st
                                                                       (Musical Theatre Dance classes begin Monday, August 14th)

CLASS & REHEARSAL SCHEDULE*                                                           INSTRUCTOR     
Monday            4:00 – 5:00           Beginner Stage                                                 Rose
                          4:00 – 4:45           Musical Theatre:  Dance                                 Brooke (at Sterling Studio)
                          5:00 – 6:00           Intermediate I*                                                Rose
                          5:00 – 6:00           Musical Theatre II:  Dance                             Brooke (at Sterling Studio)
                          6:00 – 7:00           Intermediate II*                                               Rose
                          6:00 – 7:30           Advanced Stage/Play Rehearsal                     Eryn
Thursday           4:45 - 5:30            Musical Theatre I: Acting & Vocals               Eryn
                          6:00 – 7:00           Musical Theatre II: Acting & Vocals             Eryn      
                          7:00 – 8:00           Advanced Stage/Play Rehearsal                     Eryn
Saturday             10:00-12:00         Rehearsal once a month; dates TBA                 Eryn
Tech Week         TBD                  Final week of rehearsals for Lion King, Jr
Cutoff Date:       Monday, August 28th, last day to enroll in classes
Work Day:          Saturday, September 7th 
Performances   Nov 17 & 18, 2017          The Lion King, Jr.
                        Nov 30, 2017                   Winter Showcase – Beginner & Intermediate Classes
                      TBD                                 Spring Play & Spring Showcase
*Intermediate classes may be combined if enrollment is low in either class

2017 Fall Production!

Auditions August 7th

 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
  • Adult Workshops  - Open to all adults desiring to learn to act or impove their acting skills.  No audition or previous acting experience needed.