Theatreworks Live Winter 2021 Classes

We are thrilled to announce our Winter Classes for 2021!

We’ve got some great shows planned to keep theatre going safely.   We may not be back in the rehearsal room or on the stage quite yet, but we can still rehearse, perform, and celebrate the magic of theatre!  Our classes this winter will be virtual.  We have 2 shows that will push our virtual skills to the next level!  We want to be in-person, but we know this is the safest way we can keep kids performing.  We had an amazing fall and really can’t wait to see these 2 new shows.

Due to filming and editing requirements for these shows, we will not be streaming performance on the same dates as usual.  Cast members may not be called to each rehearsal.  Each show will have a different streaming time and will require tickets to stream.

ENROLLMENT WILL BE LIMITED AND WE EXPECT TO FILL UP QUICKLY.

Register online today!

 

Frozen Kids (Ages 5 – 12) $150
A Virtual Workshop Production
(Includes Script and Costumes)
10:00AM – 12:00PM Saturday,  January 16 – March 13Show streamed March 26-28 (Tickets required)

 

Students will sing, dance, act and have fun, all from the safety of their own homes.

Join Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Sven, and all of your favorite characters as they embark on an epic, ice-filled journey of self-discovery, camaraderie, and the real meaning of true love. Adapted for young performers, this musical includes favorite Frozen songs such as “Love Is an Open Door,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and “Let It Go,” as well as wonderful new songs from the Broadway production. This production of Frozen KIDS is sure to prove that “some people are worth melting for.”

After registering, you will need to complete an audition.  Details and submission are linked here.

This show will be filmed over Zoom, edited, and then streamed online for friends, family and the like.


A Killer PartyA Killer Party Musical (Ages 13 – 18) $150
A Virtual Workshop Production for Teens
(Includes costumes and virtual materials)
Rehearsals: 9am – 12pm on Saturdays and 6-8pm some Mondays and Thursdays from January 23-March 27.  (Not all actors will be called to all rehearsals.)Show streamed April 16-18 (Tickets required)

When Varthur McArthur, the artistic director of a failing theater in Duluth, invites his troupe of disgruntled actors and collaborators to the first read of an “immersive murder mystery dinner party,” no one knew that he would be the victim. Or did they? Enter eager, determined, and untested Detective Case. After sequestering the guests into separate rooms (because, you know, social-distancing), she gets down to finding out whodunnit, uncovering secret affairs, life-long grudges, backstage drama, and a lot of musical theater song and dance. Sifting through lies and red herrings and a truly baffling murder mystery script left by the deceased, Case vows to find the truth and secure her future as a great detective. Students in this class will explore acting, singing and video production skills. A computer with reliable internet connection and zoom capability as well as a smartphone or other video and audio recording device is required. Good lighting such a a ring light is recommended.

This production will be recorded over zoom as well as through student created videos. Some video will utilize a green screen, we’ll provide.

Performance will be streamed online (tickets required)

After registration, you will need to complete an audition.  Details and submission are linked here.

Character Breakdown
Varthur McArthur (Male)
Once a Gavroche on Broadway (and not seen on Broadway since), this director is now in Middle America bringing culture to Philistines. Pompous, arrogant, loves being a big fish in a little town.

Justine Case (Female)
Traffic Enforcement Officer, promoted to detective when everyone else on the force is unavailable. Everyone has disdain for him/her because he/she has ticketed them all. He/She is a loyal patron and secret fan of the theatre. They don’t know he/she discounts their tickets

Clarke Staples (Male or Female)
Has been working as a stage manager, as well as doing box office and concessions and clerical work for Varthur for ten years. Beleaguered and loyal.

Shea Crescendo (Female)
Works at theater full-time – costumes, sets, a visionary with too few resources. Shea goes all the way with everything they do – design or in their role in the murder mystery dinner

Vivika Orsonwelles (Female)
Pharmacist by day, star by night. When she finds out that Lily, an ambitious upstart, is playing the lead in the murder mystery dinner party, she is fuming.

George Murderer (Male)
He’s a trust-fund kid. And fancies himself a musical theater writer. In fact, he believes he has written the next Hamilton. The AD has been stringing him along, taking his family’s money, making him think that they would be doing his musical next. When the cast list went out and it wasn’t for his musical, he was livid.

Lily Wright (Female)
Real Estate Broker by day and aspiring leading lady by night. She’s tired of playing second fiddle to Vivika. She wants her own spotlight and tonight she’s finally gotten it.

Cameron Mitchelljohn (Male or Female)
Cameron took off work tonight – as a cater/waiter – because Varthur promised him a speaking part in the Murder Mystery. Only, lo and behold, he’s playing the Steward – so she’s still taking coats and serving canapes.

Joan McArthur (Female)
An estate lawyer (and Varthur’s wife) who has banked this entire theater venture and she’s fed up. She’s been trying to sell the building and everything they own goes to her in Varthur’s will.

Jeremy Jordan (Male)
Fantasy version of himself

Detective Case (Female)
A latter day version of Justine; A grand dame of police work.

 

Tuition includes a non-refundable $20 Administrative fee.  Cancellations must be 20 days before class starts.  Full tuition will be refunded in case of cancellation due to insufficient enrollment.