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YOUTH COMMUNITY THEATER

PRESENTS

SUMMER/FALL 2017 CLASSES

DATES BELOW!

LIBERTYVILLE and HIGHLAND PARK

 


IMPROV, MUSICALS, PLAYS AND ON CAMERA ACTING

Improv Playhouse production subject matter is adjusted for the appropriate age group.

Improv Playhouse has at its focus the personal integrity of its young performers and will not produce inappropriate material, that which is exclusionary and/or demeaning, or that which compromises the developmental focus of its community of young performers.

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Mail: 116 W. Lake Street

Email: info@improvplayhouse.com

Fax: 847.968.4530

Phone: 847.968.4529

Lake Street Studio: 116 W Lake St, Libertyville

Black Box: 735 Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville

Highland Park Community House: 1991 Sheridan Rd, Highland Park


IMPROV CLASSES

NO CLASSES on 7/4 for 4th of July

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8th-12th Grade

 

6th - Teens


Classes

Beg/Intermediate

Mid-term registration accepted

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A blast for all the students, but more than learning the forms of “Whose line…” our students participate in the games of theater that nurture skills in character development, spontaneity, giving and taking focus and ensemble (team-work) building.     Beginning through Advanced Sections for Junior High and High School. 

Teen Improv

Summer:

6:00- 7:30PM

6th - Teens

(4 WEEK TERMS)

5/31 - 6/28

7/5 - 8/2

 

$95 per term or $175 for both

 

REGISTER NOW

 

Highland Park:

SUMMER

THURSDAYS

6:00- 7:30PM

(4 WEEK TERMS)

6/22- 7/13

7/20 -8/10

 

REGISTER NOW

 

Junior Improv

Summer:

6:00- 7:30PM

6th - Teens

(4 WEEK TERMS)

5/31 - 6/28

7/5 - 8/2

$95 per term or $175 for both

 

REGISTER NOW

Highland Park:

SUMMER

THURSDAYS

6:00- 7:30PM

(4 WEEK TERMS)

6/22- 7/13

7/20 -8/10

REGISTER NOW

Advanced Ensembles

Instructor approval, referral

or audition.

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Designed to give the Advanced Junior High, Teen & High School improviser expansive opportunities to develop and demonstrate their skills for diverse audiences and events. Students will not only be challenged by pushing the limits of conventional games, but will train in long form, sketch, story theatre and other improvisational forms gathered from earlier training. Audition or instructor approval required for all ensembles. Teen and Junior Improv Ensemble Members must be registered in classes to retain their position for performances. Due to scheduling issues ensemble members may choose to register for intermediate and/or advanced workshops to retain performance eligibility. Our Teen Improv Ensemble has been invited to perform at the nationally renowned Chicago Improv Festival (CIF.)

Teen

Ensemble

Assessment

(Not Necessary for Returning Students)

(Call Us for info on assessments )

Summer Sessions:

4 WEEK SUMMER TERMS

Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:30PM

$175.00

6/21-7/12

7/19– 8/9

 

Libertyville Register Now

 


Junior High Ensemble

Assessment

(Not Necessary for Returning Students)

  (Call us for info on assessments)

Summer Sessions:

4 WEEK SUMMER TERMS

Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:30PM

$175.00

6/21 – 7/12

7/19 – 8/9

 

Libertyville Register Now


BROADWAY & POPULAR MUSICALS
Grade
Show
Dates

1st-3rd

Grade

The first steps of self esteeem and poise often begin on the stage in incremental stages.  These classes are for kids who love to perform, who want to develop their musical theater skills or the shy ones who may want to come out of their shell.  Age appropriate material is selected for the children who will be guided into solo or ensemble work. We strive that the environment remains nurturing and confidence building!  Strengthen skills through exploration of acting technique, storytelling, singing and movement.  Our Youth Community Theater component, BROADWAY BOUND, ends with a showcase or mini-junior production performed for family and friends.

Broadway Bound:

 

$225

 

 

 

 

 


 

Libertyville:

First Rehearsal

Parent/Cast Meeting

Final Rehearsal: TBA

Show


Rehearsals

Tuesdays and Thursdays

12 Week Term

 

Highland Park

First Rehearsal

Parent/Cast Meeting

Final Rehearsal: TBA

Show


Rehearsals

Saturdays

3:30pm-5:30pm

12 Week Term

4th-7th

Grade

Our Youth Community Theater component, SHOWSTOPPERS, is designed to raise the bar of customized performances that exhibit showmanship,solos, acting, choreography, voice and music theater pieces incorporating developmentally appropriate Broadway shows or films.  SHOWSTOPPERS train toward and IP MUSICAL THEATRE PRODUCTION  Showstoppers productions are performed on public stages at area high schools or similar spaces.

Show Stoppers:

Spring Show

$375

 

 

 


Libertyville

Fall info Coming soon!!

First Rehearsal

Parent/Cast Meeting

Final Rehearsal: TBA

Show


Rehearsals

Friday

Saturday

12 Week Term

 

Highland Park - Fall TBA

First Rehearsal:

Parent/Cast Meeting:

Tech Week:

Performances:

Rehearsals

Saturdays 1pm -3pm

Sundays 1pm - 3pm

Term:


7th-12th

Grade

IP-Elite

Exceptional Level for Intensive Theatrical

Experiences

This component of I.P. is a repertory ensemble of outstanding teen and high music theater school students from throughout the Lake County region. Members of I.P.-Elite tend to be developing triple threats who wish to improve their performing skills while working with other serious musical theater actors seeking the challenge of growing their craft.  The ensemble will seek to provide the highest quality in professionalism and performance bringing various genres to the stage.  I.P. Elite will audition, assess and rehearse full length, ensemble based musicals with those students who have registered for this challenging training. 

Elite Summer Session:

Legally Blonde the Musical

$395

 

 

 

 

Register Now!

Previous musical theater experience-Intermediate/Advanced.


Libertyville

SUMMER STOCK!

Legally Blonde

1st Rehearsal: 6/20

Parent/Cast Meeting: 6/22


TUES, WED, THURS: 7-9pm

Rehearsals: 6/20 - 7/28

Shows: 7/31 - 8/5

 

We will accommodate to your summer vacations!

NON-MUSICAL PRODUCTIONS
 

Young Actors Workshop

3rd  – 7th Graders

Actors Conservatory for Teens

7th – 12th Graders
Productions

Fall Show: TBA

$295

Spring Show:

The Nerd

$340

Dates

Libertyville

1st Rehearsal:

Parent/Cast Meeting:


Sunday

Monday

Rehearsals:

Shows:

Libertyville

SUMMER SHOW:

Shakespeare's classic Midsummer Night's Dream

1st Rehearsal: 6/13

Parent/Cast Meeting: 6/15


TUES : 7 - 9pm

THURS: 7- 9pm

Rehearsals: 6/13 -7/22

Shows: 7/21 - 7/22

Register Now

 

 

Descriptions
Yikes! It’s opening night! This program has been designed to expose the youthful actor to a nurturing professional theatre experience with an emphasis in practical performance methods. From the audition process, to being cast as a player and crew member, to public performances, get ready for an incredible, dramatic journey! Comedies, dramas and developmentally appropriate pieces are chosen for public performances.
An intensive program designed to challenge, nurture and foster young actors who desire a more focused training and rehearsal regimen culminating in a small ensemble performance piece or production.

COMMERCIAL KIDS: ON CAMERA ACTING

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4th  – 8th Grade

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Learn the difference between acting for the stage and camera! Scene work includes a variety of genres, like commercials, film scripts and more!

COMMERCIAL KIDS:  On-Camera Commercial Acting

$175 per term

FALL TBA



MON

5:00 – 6:30 pm

Black Box


(6-week terms)


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CONTACT US

Office/Studio: 116 W. Lake Street, Libertyville, Illinois 60048 • 847.968.4529 • 847.968.4530 fax •
Black Box Space - Theatre:  735 n. milwaukee avenue, libertyville

North Shore Training Space:  1991 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, Illinois 60035