Focus on Learning the stories of our favorite heroes and fairy tale characters. Students spend time playing themed games and activites leading to a short 5-10 min showcase at the end of a session. 
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 FALL 2019 Classes

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LIBERTYVILLE AND ROUND LAKE BEACH


IMPROV, MUSICALS, STAND-UP COMEDY

PLAYS, FILM MAKING 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


IMPROV CLASSES

ACTIVE Improv Comedy Intensives

Achieving Comedy Through Improvisation Values Education (c 2017)

 

7th-12th

 

4th-7th


 

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

Libertyville

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Wednesdays

Lake Street Studio

7:30 - 9:00PM

 

Fall Sessions

7th - 12th

$225/Term

Term 1: 9/18-11/6

Term 2: 11/13 – 12/18

Junior Improv

Libertyville

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Wednesdays

Lake Street Studio

6:00 - 7:30PM

Fall Session

4th- 7th

$225/Term

Term 1: 9/18-11/6

Term 2: 11/13 – 12/18

Advanced Comedy Teams & Ensembles

Instructor approval, referral

or audition.

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Designed to give the intermediate/advanced Junior High, Teen and HS improviser expansive opportunities to develop and demonstrate their improv skills for diverse audiences and events.  Students will be challenged by pushing the limits fo conventional games, train in sketch comedy, long form and other performance “tools” of the trade.  Junior and Teen team members must be enrolled in classes to retain their position for performances. 

 

Auditions will be held in the Fall and Spring.  Tuition will be prorated should ensemble members be accepted during running term.  Fall/Winter/Spring terms focus on different Chicago style improv formats.  Youth Comedy Team members have gone on to the top performing arts universities, professional schools of improv and pro careers.

Teen Comedy Team

Libertyville

Assessment

(Not Necessary for Returning Students)

Call us for info on assessments and referrals.

SUNDAY 1:00 -3:00PM

 

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$395/Term

Term 1:  9/8-11/17

Term 2: 11/24 – 2/23

Term 3: 4/1 – 5/17

JR Comedy Team

Libertyville

Assessment

(Not Necessary for Returning Students)

Call us for info on assessments and referrals.

SUNDAY 3:00- 4:30PM

 

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$395/Term

 

Term 1:  9/8-11/17

Term 2: 11/24 – 2/23

Term 3: 4/1 – 5/17

BROADWAY & POPULAR MUSICALS

Grade
Show
Dates

4th - 8th Grade

Step up your performance skills. Let our directors assess your strengths and weaknesses. Advance your training!

Triple Threat Workshop

Libertyville

 

$100

Libertyville

Black Box Theater

TBA

1:00 – 3:00pm

Lake Street Studio

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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

Libertyville

 

$315

Fall Show

The Lion King Kids

 


Libertyville

Black Box Theater

Rehearsals

Tues/Thurs

6:00 - 7:30pm

First Rehearsal: 8/27

Parent/Cast Meeting: 9/3

Show: 11/7

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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.

Showstoppers

Libertyville

 

$415

Fall Show

Elf Jr

Libertyville

Black Box Theater

Rehearsals Fri/Sat

Friday 4:00 - 6:00pm

Saturday: 1:00 - 3:00p

First Rehearsal: 8/23

Parent/Cast Meeting: 9/7

Show: 11/15 - 11/16

 

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7th - 12th Grades

IP ELITE is a repertory ensemble of outstanding teen and high music theater school students from throughout the Lake County region. Members of IP Elite tend to be students who are passoionate about musical theater and who wish to improve their performing skills while working with other serious musical theater actors seeking the challenge of developing their craft. 

 

 

IP Elite

Libertyville

$415

Fall Show

Chicago

 

 

 


Libertyville

(7th - 12th)

Blackbox Theatre

Rehearsal

WEDS: 7:00 – 9:00pm

SUN: 3:30 - 5:30pm

First Rehearsal: 9/4

Parent/Cast Meeting: 9/15

Show: 12/6 - 12/7

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NON-MUSICAL PRODUCTIONS

 

Young Actors Workshop

3rd  – 7th Graders

Acting Conservatory for Teens

7th – 12th

Productions

Fall Drama Class

Black Box Theatre

Sleeping Beauty

$295

 

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Fall Show

Black Box Theatre

$365

 

Dates

Libertyville

Rehearsals  Sun/Mon

Sunday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Monday: 6:30 - 8:30pm

1st Rehearsal: 9/23

Parent/Cast Meeting: 9/30


Shows:11/9 - 11/10

Libertyville

Rehearsals Tues/Thur

TUES : 7:00 -9:30

THURS: 7:00 -9:30

1st Rehearsal: TBA

Parent/Cast Meeting:TBA


Shows:TBA

Descriptions
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.

FILM MAKING, ON CAMERA ACTING) & STAND UP COMEDY KIDS

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Ages 12+

Create your story, script out, hunt your locations, produce, direct, shoot and act in this six-week workshop.  Each film workshop will focus on film techniques which make effective genres.  Guided by our resident pro-film directors young film makers will devise their developmentally appropriate stories, and launch their short film.  Our goal is to make the end product “festival worthy".

TBA

$375 per term

LIBERTYVILLE

Saturdays

10:00am - 2:00pm

SUMMER TBD

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

 

LIBERTYVILLE

MON

5:00 – 6:30 pm

Black Box


(6-week terms)

SUMMER TBA

Stand-up Comedy Kids at Improv Playhouse will help you develop the skills necessary to create a routine and successful style to perform in front of your family and freinds! Coached by young pros in the 'biz" who "get kids", we will guide you to create a balanced "set" of humorous stories, jokes and one-liners into your own customized "act".  Develping the confidence to perform in front "a crowd" that wants to laugh takes a lot of "chutzpah".  We'll get you there. 

"That's Funny..."

STAND-UP COMEDY KIDS

5-7th

TBA

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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

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