Fall 2017 Classes Pre-K to Teens

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WEDNESDAY CLASS OFFERINGS

 Broadway Kids/It’s A Hard Knock Life

Directed by Chelsea Cavagnaro: Suggested Ages: 7-10
Wednesday: 4:00-5:15

Broadway Kids is an introductory musical theatre course targeted to students ages 7-10 and is recommended for students with 0-2 years of prior training/experience, or returning students who enjoy the Broadway Kids format. Broadway Kids introduces participants to the basic skills of musical theatre performance while rehearsing a popular musical theatre classic. This year, participants will have a blast practicing material from the heartwarming Broadway musical, Annie. Broadway Kids will perform for family and friends in an open classroom setting on Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 4:00-5:15 at MMAS’s new location, 888 South Main Street, Mansfield MA 02048. Broadway Kids serves as solid training ground to the MMAS Jr. Performance Team.

  •  Start and End Date: Wednesday Sept 6, 2017-Wednesday Dec. 13, 2017
  • Location: 888 South Main Street, Mansfield MA – MMAS Arts Center at Great Woods
  • Tuition: $203.00 ($182.70/10% discount) or
    $58.00/month Sept./Oct./Nov. $29.00 December

10% discount for members or 10% discount for siblings. Discounts cannot be used together and discount only applies to full tuition payment.

Minimum Enrollment: 8 participants.

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 The MMAS Jr. Performance Team

Directed by Chelsea Cavagnaro

Suggested Ages: 8-11: Wednesday: 5:30-7:00

The MMAS Jr. Performance Team continues where Broadway Kids leaves off. Targeted to students ages 8-11 with 2-3 years’ prior experience, this musical theatre course is designed to further develop and refine the three key areas of musical theater performance: singing, acting, and dancing. The MMAS Jr. Performance Team will practice and perform material from select musical theatre material based on class size and dynamic. Since this is MMAS’s first year of organizing and training a performance-based team, decisions regarding additional performances or competitions in the spring semester will be evaluated and discussed throughout this inaugural semester. The Jr. Performance Team will perform for family and friends in an open classroom setting on Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 5:30-7:00 at MMAS’s new location, 888 South Main Street, Mansfield MA.

Start and End Date: Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017-Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017

Location: 888 South Main Street, Mansfield MA – MMAS Arts Center at Great Woods

Tuition: $227.50 ($204.80/10% discount)

$65.00/month Sept./Oct./Nov. $32.50 December

10% discount for members or 10% discount for siblings. Discounts cannot be used together and discount only applies to full tuition payment.

Minimum Enrollment: 8 participants

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Acting for Teens: Our Natural Storytellers

Directed by Dori Bryan Ployer: Suggested Ages: 12-17

Wednesday: 3:45-5:15

 Acting for Teens has been specifically designed for young aspiring actors looking to deepen their performative knowledge and skill. Stemming from the belief that teenagers are natural story-tellers, Acting for Teens helps young performers use their enthusiasm and creativity to help render believable, relatable characters. Acting for Teens will focus on speech, coordinating the body and voice, and creative performance. The final presentation will include an ensemble-driven piece based on the mean age and experience of the participants and class size. To allow for optimal rehearsal time, Acting for Teens will close enrollment at the end of September. Acting for Teens will host an open classroom on Thursday Dec. 14th, 2017 at 4:00pm at MMAS’s new theatre at 888 South Main Street, Mansfield MA.

  • Start and End Date: Wednesday Sept. 6, 2017-Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017
  • Location: 888 South Main Street Mansfield MA – MMAS Arts Center at Great Woods
  • Tuition: $262.50 ($236.25/10% discount) or $75.00 per month. $37.50 in December
  • 10% discount for members or 10% discount for siblings. Discounts cannot be used together and discount only applies to full tuition payment.

Minimum enrollment: 8 participants.

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THURSDAY CLASS OFFERINGS

Broadway Babies: Disney in Demand

Directed by Alex Sweeney: Suggested Ages: Pre-K-1

Thursdays: 3:45-4:30

 Disney in Demand gives young, curious minds the opportunity to begin to develop their creative muscles by bringing to life some of their favorite Disney characters and recreating the stories they know and love. Class time will allow participants to exercise their imaginations and play in the world of make believe. While engaging in the fun activities of play and movement participants will be developing the primary skills of story-telling, the beginning steps to performative work. Recommended for ages 4-6, Disney in Demand is certain to delight its participants and their families! Disney in Demand will perform for families and friends on Thursday, December 14 from 3:45-4:30 in an open classroom setting at MMAS’s new theatre at 888 South Main Street, Mansfield MA.

  • Start and End Date: Thursday Sept. 7, 2017-Thursday Dec. 14, 2017
  • Location: 888 South Main Street Mansfield MA – MMAS Rehearsal Room A at MMAS Arts Center at Great Woods
  • Tuition: $297.50 ($192.50/10% discount) or $55.00 per month $27.50 in December.
  • 10% discount for members or 10% discount for siblings. Discounts cannot be used together and discount only applies to full tuition payment.

Minimum Enrollment: 6 participants

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Rock Divas: The New Broadway

Directed by Alex Sweeney: Suggested Ages: 12-16
Thursday: 4:45-6:15 pm

 Rock Divas is a musical theatre class recommended for students who have a particular passion for contemporary, rock, and concept musical theatre. Drawing from some of musical theatre’s edgier material including Rent, Hamilton, In the Heights, Heathers, American Idiot and others, Rock Divas will train students how to manage ambitious material, both vocally and physically. Rock Divas will include solo and group work. Rock Divas will host an open classroom for family and friends on Thursday Dec. 14th from 4:45-6:15 at MMAS’s new theatre at 888 South Main Street, Mansfield MA 02048.

  •  Start and End Date: Thursday Sept. 7, 2017-Thursday Dec. 14, 2017
  • Location: 888 South Main Street Mansfield MA – MMAS Rehearsal Room A. MMAS Arts Center at Great Woods
  • Tuition: $227.50 ($204.80/10% discount)
    $65.00/month Sept./Oct./Nov. $32.50 December

10% discount for members or 10% discount for siblings. Discounts cannot be used together and discount only applies to full tuition payment.

Minimum Enrollment: 8 participants.
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SATURDAY OFFERINGS

 PLAYMAKING – In Your Own Words

Directed by Vincent Ratsavong: Suggested Ages 10-16
Saturdays 10:00-11:15 am

 In Your Own Words is an introductory playwriting course designed for young students interested in creating stories for the stage. Using popular devised theatre techniques, students will be provided creative structures on which to begin building stories and characters. Once the stories have been fleshed out, the students will then be guided through a process of theatricalizing their work. Because In Your Own Words relies only on the limits of the participant’s imagination, it is a perfect offering for both the new and returning student. In Your Own Words will perform for family and friends in an open classroom setting on Sat. Dec. 16 from 10:00-11:30am at MMAS’s new theatre at 888 South Main Street, Mansfield MA 02048.

  • Start and End Date: Thursday Sept 9, 2017-Thursday Dec. 16, 2017
  • Location: 888 South Main Street, Mansfield MA – MMAS Theatre
  • Tuition: $227.50 ($204.75/10% discount) or
    $65.00/month Sept./Oct./Nov. $32.50 December
  • 10% discount for members or 10% discount for siblings. Discounts cannot be used together and discount only applies to full tuition payment.

Minimum Enrollment: 8 participants.

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Acting through Movement

Directed & Choreographed by Vincent Ratsavong: Suggested Ages 12-17
Saturdays 11:30am-12:45pm

 Acting through Movement is a unique course that combines dance and creative movement with story-telling. Appropriate for either the aspiring actor or dancer Acting through Movement approaches dance as a story-telling expression. With the guidance of the group facilitator, students will choose a story they want to tell through movement and work with the class instructor to build a piece honoring that story. Through their work, students will be introduced to an array of dance genres including contemporary, hip-hop, modern, and ballet as well as creative movement exercises popular in many introductory acting classes. Acting through Movement will perform for family and friends in an open classroom setting on Saturday, Dec. 16 from 11:30-12:30 at MMAS’s new theatre at 888 South Main Street, Mansfield MA 02048.

  •  Start and End Date: Saturday, Sept 9, 2017-Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017
  • Location: 888 South Main Street, Mansfield MA – MMAS Theatre
  • Tuition: $227.50 ($204.75/10% discount) or
    $65.00/month Sept./Oct./Nov. $32.50 December

10% discount for members or 10% discount for siblings. Discounts cannot be used together and discount only applies to full tuition payment.

Minimum Enrollment: 8 participants.

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Take the Stage/A Tale as Old as Time

Directed by Alexandra Rickoff
Suggested Ages: 8+
Saturdays: 10:00am-11:30am

Take the Stage will identify, strengthen and enhance each student’s performance skills, self-esteem and self-expression. Students receive training in choreography, improvisation, acting, staging and vocal work while preparing to perform before a live audience on the MMAS stage. This fall, students will learn material from the classical Disney musical Beauty and the Beast. Take the Stage will perform in an open classroom setting on Saturday, December 9th, 2017. Location: TBA

Start and End Date: Sept 9th-Dec 9th (No Class Columbus Day Weekend)

Location: 377 North Main Street Studio

Tuition: $227.50 ($204.80/10% discount)

$65.00/month Sept./Oct./Nov. $32.50 December

10% discount for members or 10% discount for siblings. Discounts cannot be used together and discount only applies to full tuition payment.

Minimum Enrollment: 8 participants

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