Spartanburg Youth Theatre announces new fall classes

Published 9:33 am Friday, September 6, 2013

Spartanburg Youth Theatre launches its 2013 Theatre Education Program with a selection of classes for youth grades 4K-12th starting the week of Sept. 16.

“This fall, we have reimagined and redesigned our entire youth theatre curriculum,” said Deana Neibert, the managing director of the Spartanburg Youth Theatre.

Among the new offerings is a series of classes for younger actors entitled Storybook Adventures: From Page to Stage, in which students will have the opportunity to turn their favorite children’s books, such as the Magic Tree House, Pinkalicious and the books of Dr. Seuss, into live performances. Other classes include a physical comedy class for intermediate acting students and a class for more advanced actors called The Actor’s Lab.

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Students will also have the opportunity to develop their musical theatre talents by enrolling in Broadway Basics or Broadway Boot Camp, featuring selections from the hit Broadway musicals The Lion King and Grease. All classes will culminate in an end of the semester performance showcase for family and friends.

For students interested in exploring the world of theatre from behind the curtain, the Backstage Pass class series will focus on the art of stage makeup. And a new daytime drama class will be specifically geared towards acting instruction for homeschooled students.

The Spartanburg Youth Theatre offers scholarship opportunities for those who require financial assistance. Call The Spartanburg Youth Theatre at 864-585-8278 to enroll or for more information.

– article submitted by Steve Wong