Theatreworks Live Winter 2022 Classes

We are thrilled to announce our IN-PERSON Winter Classes for 2022!

Dates: Saturday Mornings, January 22 – March 12
Performances: Please see details for each class.

ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED AND WE EXPECT TO FILL UP QUICKLY.

Frog and Toad is full.  We have a few spots left in Improv and Musical Theatreworks.

Location:  Saint Matthew Lutheran Church, Bel Air MD (1200 E Churchville Rd, Bel Air MD)

Register online today!

 

Acting - Improve your ImprovActing  (Ages 9 – 18) $150
Improve your Improv
9:00AM – 10:00AM Saturday, January 22 – March 12
Give your imagination a blast of spontaneity!  Improvisation works to increase a child’s observation and concentration skills while freeing their imaginations!  Students will learn the basic rules of improvisation and then put them to use playing performance games.  We’ll practice the principles of “Yes, And!” and make big, bold choices in our games and activities.  A fun, fast paced, funny class!Final show in class on March 19.

Musical Theatreworks  (Ages 11 – 18) $150
10:00AM – 11:30AM Saturday, January 22 – March 19
Students will learn the basics of singing, dancing, and acting as they learn and stage numbers from broadways biggest musicals. This Session will focus on songs about a new year and new beginnings. Tickets will be required for nominal fee to reserve seat.Final show on March 19.  11AM

A Year with Frog and Toad, Kids (Ages 5 – 10) $150
10:00AM – 12:00PM Saturday, January 22 – March 19
This whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog, and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way. Throughout the year, two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special.Tech Week: March 14-17, 6-8 PMPerformances: March 18, 7pm, March 19, 3pm and 7pm

*This show will be a fully staged musical and will be performed for local audiences. Roles will be assigned by audition. Students must be available for all tech week and performance dates.  Tickets required.  GET TICKETS HERE!

** This show made possible by a grant from the Harford County Cultural Arts Board.

Performance and tech rehearsal location: Havre De Grace Opera House

 

Tuition includes a non-refundable $20 Administrative fee.  Cancellations must be 15 days before class starts.  Full tuition will be refunded in case of cancellation due to insufficient enrollment.

Theatreworks Live Fall 2021 Classes

We are thrilled to announce our IN-PERSON Fall Classes for 2021!

Dates: Saturday Mornings, September 18 – November 13
Performances: November 13. Tickets will be required.

ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED AND WE EXPECT TO FILL UP QUICKLY.

Location:  Saint Matthew Lutheran Church, Bel Air MD (1200 E Churchville Rd, Bel Air MD)

Register online today!

 

Go FishTheatreworks Junior (Ages 5 – 8) $150
GO FISH – A Musical

9:00AM – 10:00AM Saturday, September 18 – November 13
A seven-legged octopus?  A blowfish with allergies?  A tuna that can’t carry a tune? Join in the aquatic fun as little Tiger Shark and his unique collection of friends discover how their differences make them each special.

Acting - Improve your ImprovActing  (Ages 9 – 12) $150
Improve your Improv

9:00AM – 10:00AM Saturday, September 18 – November 6
Give your imagination a blast of spontaneity!  Improvisation works to increase a child’s observation and concentration skills while freeing their imaginations!  Students will learn the basic rules of improvisation and then put them to use playing performance games.  A fun, fast paced, funny class!Final show in class on November 6.

All Together NowMusical Theatreworks (Ages 13 – 18+) $150
All Together Now

9:00 AM-10:30AM Saturday, September 18 – November 13
Students will learn and rehearse solo songs from broadways greatest musicals, then perform them in a musical revue.  TWL Alumni are welcome.Performance and tech rehearsal location: The Warehouse at E-street in Edgewood, MD

 

Tuition includes a non-refundable $20 Administrative fee.  Cancellations must be 15 days before class starts.  Full tuition will be refunded in case of cancellation due to insufficient enrollment.

Theatreworks Live Junior Summer 2021

Disney: The Magic, The Movies, The Music!

A special IN-PERSON 1 week Junior Musical Theatre Camp for Children ages 5-10.

 

Saint Matthew Lutheran Church, Bel Air MD

(1200 E Churchville Rd, Bel Air MD)

This class is currently full

 

Disney, The Magic, The Movies, The Music

Ages 5 – 10 $150  (9AM-12PM)

June 21-25

Fee includes t-shirt, crafts and souvenir script

Celebrate 75 years of Disney magic and some of the music that helped make that magic happen with favorite songs from the movies of Peter Pan, Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid and The Lion King. Children will act, sing, dance and perform in a final outdoor show for parents.

Camp will be held mainly outside. Social Distancing will be encouraged.

Temperature checks and masks will be required.  Final Show will be presented outdoors at 1PM on June 25, weather permitting at Saint Matthew Lutheran Church. 


Tuition includes a non-refundable $20 Administrative fee.  Cancellations must be 30 days before class starts.  Full tuition will be refunded in case of cancellation due to insufficient enrollment.


 

 

 

Disney: The Magic, The Movies, The Music is presented through special arrangement with Hal Leonard.

 

Special thanks to our sponsors for making these shows possible.

Theatreworks Live Summer Workshop 2021

We are pleased to announce our 2021 summer workshop!  Details and registration are below.

Workshops at Saint Matthew Lutheran Church, Bel Air MD

(1200 E Churchville Rd, Bel Air MD)

Both classes are currently full as of 6/15/21.

WE ARE IN-PERSON FOR THIS SUMMER WORKSHOP.  THIS WILL BE HELD MOSTLY OUTDOORS (WEATHER PERMITTING) AND WILL FOLLOW ALL LOCAL COVID RESTRICTIONS.  THIS YEAR WE ARE HOLDING AN ALL-INCLUSIVE WORKSHOP FOR KIDS AGES 5-18.  WE LOOK FORWARD TO PERFORMING ON STAGE!

SEUSSICAL JR. 

Ages 5 – 8 $200  (9AM-12PM)

Ages 9 – 18 $275  (9AM-3PM)

July 12-24

Live, outdoor performances for parents July 23-24th

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

Students will sing, dance, act and have fun in a safe, age appropriate environment.


Tuition includes a non-refundable $20 Administrative fee.  Cancellations must be 30 days before class starts.  Full tuition will be refunded in case of cancellation due to insufficient enrollment.


 

Final Shows will be presented outdoors, weather permitting at Saint Matthew Lutheran Church.  Online ticket information will be available at the beginning of class.

 

SEUSICAL, JR is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.  (www.MTIShows.com)

 

Special thanks to our sponsors for making these shows possible.

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.

Theatreworks Live Fall 2020 Classes

We are thrilled to announce our Fall Classes for 2020!

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 three age appropriate productions are specifically designed to be rehearsed, produced, and performed remotely on the internet. Each cast will rehearse over zoom and then record their performance for streaming to friends and family.  While we prefer to be in-person, we’ve learned how to have a lot of fun virtually.  We can’t wait to do it again this fall!

Dates: Saturday Mornings, September 19 – November 21
Performances: Streaming Thanksgiving weekend. Specific details will be announced soon.

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

Register online today!

 

Pajama PartyTheatreworks Junior (Ages 5 – 8) $100
PAJAMA PARTY! – A Musical

11:00AM – 12:00PM Saturday, September 19 – November 21
It’s time for bed – time to pick up our toys, take a bath time, brush our teeth and put our PJs on to end the day. But wait! What’s that noise I hear under my bed? Where’s my teddy bear? See how bedtime can really be a blast in this creative and cozy musical play.

Flat StanleyMusical Theatreworks (Ages 9 – 13) $150
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley – Online Edition

9:00AM – 10:30AM Saturday, September 19 – November 21
Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, everyday ten-year-old until the bulletin board on the wall above his bed comes loose and falls right on top of him. The next morning, Stanley wakes up flat. In a whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley — the ultimate exchange student — scours the globe for a solution to his unusual problem. He’s stamped, posted and cancelled from Hollywood and France to Honolulu and beyond, all in an effort to become a three-dimensional boy once more.

ClueAdvanced Acting Class (Ages 14 – 18) $150
Clue – Stay at Home Edition

10:30 AM-12:00PM Saturday, September 19 – November 21
6:00-8:00PM Monday-Thursday, November 17-20
Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Led by Wadsworth the butler, Miss Scarlet, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer as the body count stacks up. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave both cult fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out… WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT!

 

Tuition includes a non-refundable $20 Administrative fee.  Cancellations must be 15 days before class starts.  Full tuition will be refunded in case of cancellation due to insufficient enrollment.

Shrek The Musical Jr

Shrek The Musical Jr

Stream from your own swamp!

There is no need to travel anywhere to get tickets and see SHREK The Musical, Jr.  Get your tickets now to stream from the comfort of your own swamp.  I’m sure you’re swamp is much nicer and safer than any other location.  Unless of course you are in Duloc.  I hear they are expecting a royal wedding.

STREAMING PERFORMANCES:
Friday, 9/4/2020: 7PM
Saturday, 9/5/2020: 7PM
Sunday, 9/6/2020: 2PM

Tickets are $15 per streaming device.
(Donations welcome)

This is a hybrid camp show.  We are using minimal costume and set to reduce exposure to our kids. The stream will be filmed prior to performance on an outdoor stage without an audience.  Performers will be wearing masks and staging is designed with safety in mind.

Get Your Tickets Today

Shrek the Musical, JR is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.  (www.MTIShows.com)


We are extremely thankful to the Maryland State Arts Council and The Harford County Cultural Arts Board for continuing to support Theatreworks Live!

What makes us special, makes us strong!

Theatreworks Live Hybrid Summer Workshop 2020

We are pleased to announce our ENCORE Summer Event!

We had so much fun with our Virtual Summer Camp, we are doing it again, but this time with an in-person twist!  We are so excited to announce: SHREK The Musical, Jr.  Due to the ongoing pandemic and quarantine restrictions, we want all of our students to be as safe as possible.  We are currently permitted to have an outdoor in-person audience free show.  Students will receive virtual instruction in dance, music and acting as they prepare for a LIVE filmed outdoor performance without an audience. The performance will be streamed online for viewing in the comfort and safety of your own home!

Registration is closed.  We will have our fall plans up soon.  Hope to “see” you at the show!

Why would I want to do a Virtual Camp?

  • We can still have fun together even if we can’t be in the same room.  Social interaction is a necessity.
  • We don’t know what the future will be like, but we do know that video conference skills will be necessary.
  • Performing in front of a camera is a skill we don’t usually explore in live theatre.  Time to develop that skill!
  • We stay true to our mission in creating confidence, creativity and character.

 

August 10-August 28 Monday-Friday

Shrek the Musical, JRShrek the Musical, JR.
For Students Ages 8-14 – $225
10AM-12PM    |    Includes shirt, souvenir script and costume accessory(Not all students will need to attend every rehearsal. A rehearsal schedule will be provided.)

“Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.  When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he’s handed a task — if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted!”

All rehearsals will be filmed so students can practice at home or review any rehearsals they might have to miss.

Live OUTDOOR Dress Rehearsal and audience free filmed performance will take place August 27-28, weather permitting. (Bel Air MD, exact location TBA)

Tickets will be available to stream the performance online.
Videos for cast members will also be available for purchase.

Costumes, set and staging will be simplified to allow for social distancing.


Tuition includes a non-refundable $20 Administrative fee.  Cancellations must be 30 days before class starts.  Full tuition will be refunded in case of cancellation due to insufficient enrollment.


Shrek the Musical, JR is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.  (www.MTIShows.com)

 

Special thanks to our sponsors for making these shows possible.

Theatreworks Live Virtual Summer Camp 2020

We are pleased to announce our hopefully ONCE IN A LIFETIME, and FIRST EVER Theatreworks Live Virtual Summer Camp!

Due to the ongoing pandemic and quarantine restrictions, we think it is unlikely that any in-person summer camps or theater performances will be permitted this summer.  As such, we’ve placed our normal in person summer workshop on hold. We will be offering High School Musical Jr. and Frog and Toad Kids when we are able to reschedule. We’ve already purchased the license for these shows, so it will eventually happen when we can be together. 

All camps are currently in session and we are unable to add any more to the camp.  If you have interest in either camp, please email me and we will put you on a list should we offer additional camps this summer.  mark@theatreworkslive.org

Register online today!

Why would I want to do a Virtual Camp?

  • We can still have fun together even if we can’t be in the same room.  Social interaction is a necessity.
  • We don’t know what the future will be like, but we do know that video conference skills will be necessary.
  • Performing in front of a camera is a skill we don’t usually explore in live theatre.  Time to develop that skill!
  • We stay true to our mission in creating confidence, creativity and character.

 

June 22-July 3 Monday-Friday

Lemonade! The MusicalTWL Elementary Camp (Incoming 1-5th graders) – $75

9AM-10AM    |    Includes shirt and goody bag

 

LEMONADE!

Join in the fairytale frenzy when Chicken Little, the Three Little Pigs, Humpty Dumpty, the Cat with a fiddle, Little Bo Peep, Little Boy Blue and a host of other characters are having a BAD DAY! But with the help of a cheerful Mother Goose, discover how they learn to make the best out of life’s ups and downs. 


Big One-Oh!

TWL Middle School Camp (Incoming 6-9th graders) – $125

Session 1: 10AM-12PM – FULL

Includes shirt and goody bag

THE BIG ONE-OH  (Brand new show designed specifically for virtual rehearsals and performances)

Charley Maplewood has never been one for parties – that would require friends, which he doesn’t have. Well, unless you count his monster friends, but they’re only imaginary. But now that he’s turning ten—the big one-oh—he decides to throw a birthday party for himself, complete with a “House of Horrors” theme. Of course, things don’t work out as he plans. Will Charley be able to pull it together before the big one-oh . . . becomes the big OH-NO!?

 


Tuition includes a non-refundable $20 Administrative fee.  Cancellations must be 30 days before class starts.  Full tuition will be refunded in case of cancellation due to insufficient enrollment.


 

Final Shows will be presented Online.  Access to the online shows are included for limited performances.

 

The Big One-Oh! Online Edition is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.  (www.MTIShows.com)  Lemonade! The Musical is presented through special arrangement with Hal Leonard.

 

Special thanks to our sponsors for making these shows possible.

Theatreworks Live Winter 2020 Classes

Dates: Saturday Mornings, January 18 – March 21, 2020

Saint Matthew Church, Bel Air MD

Register online today!

 

Theatreworks JrTheatreworks Junior (Ages 5 – 8) $100
11:00 AM- Noon
In this high energy class young performers will explore acting, singing and dance through games, songs and movement exercises. They will showcase what they’ve learned in a performance for parents.

Musical Theatreworks Live ClassMusical Theatreworks I (Ages 9 – 12) $150
9:30 AM-10:50 AM
Our Musical Theater Class allows children of all experience levels an opportunity to discover their individual talents, creativity and performing interests while exploring the basics of Musical Theater (acting, singing and dance). Young performers work collaboratively to explore vocal technique, song interpretation, and choreography from Broadway musicals.

Musical Theatreworks Live ClassMusical Theatreworks II (Ages 13 – 18) $150
9:30 AM-10:50 AM
Our Musical Theater Class allows children of all experience levels an opportunity to discover their individual talents, creativity and performing interests while exploring the basics of Musical Theater (acting, singing and dance). Young performers work collaboratively to explore vocal technique, song interpretation, and choreography from Broadway musicals.

Theatreworks Live Acting Kids Improv ClassActing – Kids Improv (Ages 9 – 12) $100
11:00 AM-Noon
This fun class format will allow your child to explore many different styles of Improv.  This is a great opportunity to see what it is like to perform and have fun on stage.  Students will make new friends, build confidence and develop their natural acting ability.  Parents will enjoy watching their children show off their new skills at our end of session presentation.

Theatreworks Live Acting ClassActing (Ages 13 – 18) $100
11:00 AM-Noon
Join us for a new adventure in acting.  In this class, students will build on the basics of acting to examine character, text and movement for the stage.  Students will learn ensemble building through acting exercises and games.  We’ll work on gaining experience with scene study and improvisation in a positive environment.  Class will complete with a performance at the end of the session.

 

Special Dates

Saturday, February 22: All classes will meet at UUFHC, 2515 Churchville Road, Churchville
Saturday, March 14: 11AM Acting and Improv Class Presentation, Saint Matthew  (No musical theatre or juniors that day)
Thursday, March 19: 6-9PM Musical Theatre and Junior Class. Dress Rehearsal, The Warehouse at E-Street
Saturday, March 21: Musical Theatre and Junior Class. Class Presentation, The Warehouse at E-Street  (Time: TBA)

 

 

Tuition includes a non-refundable $20 Administrative fee.  Cancellations must be 30 days before class starts.  Full tuition will be refunded in case of cancellation due to insufficient enrollment.