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YOUTH COMMUNITY THEATER

PRESENTS

FALL 2017 CLASSES

DATES BELOW!

LIBERTYVILLE and HIGHLAND PARK


IMPROV, MUSICALS, STAND-UP COMEDY

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

 

8th-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

Wednesdays

Summer $95/Term

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6:00- 7:30PM

6th - Teens

(4 WEEK TERM)

8/2 - 8/23

FALL $225/Term

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7:30 - 9:00PM

8th - 12th

Term 1: 8/30 - 10/18

Term 2: 11/01 - 12/13

Junior Improv

Wednesdays

Summer $95/Term

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6:00- 7:30PM

6th - Teens

(4 WEEK TERM)

8/2 - 8/23

FALL $225/Term

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6:00 - 7:30PM

4th -7th

Term 1: 8/30 - 10/18

Term 2: 11/01 - 12/13

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

$365

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Assessment

(Not Necessary for Returning Students)

 

(Call us for info on assessments and referrals)

SUNDAY 1:00 -3:00PM

2017-2018

TERM 1:  8/27 - 11/12

TERM 2: 11/19 - 2/18 (OFF 12/24&31)

TERM 3: 2/26-5/27 (Off 4/1)

 


Junior High Ensemble

$295

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Assessment

(Not Necessary for Returning Students)

 

(Call us for info on assessments and referrals)

SUNDAY 3:00 - 4:30PM

2017-2018

TERM 1:  8/27 - 11/12

TERM 2: 11/19 - 2/18 (OFF 12/24&31)

TERM 3: 2/26-5/27 (Off 4/1)

 

 

BROADWAY & POPULAR MUSICALS
Grade
Show
Dates

4-6 yrs

Creative drama and musical training fun for your little tyke! Each class is 50 mins each.

Broadway

Tykes

Libertyville Only

$175

 

Libertyville

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Tuesdays OR Thursdays

Session 1: 8/29 - 10/19

Session 2: 10/31 - 12/07

Tuesdays

Tykes 1: 1:00 - 1:50

Tykes 2: 2:00 - 2:50

OR

Thursdays

Tykes 1: 1:00 -1:50

Tykes 2: 2:00 - 2:50

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

The Jungle Book Kids

Libertyville

and

Highland Park

$295

 

 

 

 

 

 


Libertyville

Libertyville Register Now

Rehearsals

Tues/Thurs

6:00 - 7:30pm

First Rehearsal: 8/29

Parent/Cast Meeting: 9/5

Final Rehearsal: 11/07

Show: 11/09


Highland Park

Highland Park Register Now!

(2 Scheduling Options)

White Cast Rehearsals

Tues/Thurs

4:30 -5:30pm

First Rehearsal: 9/9

Parent/Cast Meeting: 9/16

Show: 11/12

Blue Cast Rehearsals

Saturdays

3:30pm-5:30pm

First Rehearsal: 9/12 - 11/14

Show: 11/6

10-12 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

$395

Libertyville

Beauty and the Beast

 

 

Highland Park

(2 Scheduling Options)

Mary Poppins

 

 

 

 

Libertyville

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Rehearsals Fri/Sats

Friday 4:00 - 6:00pm

Saturday: 1:00 - 3:00p

First Rehearsal: 8/25

Parent/Cast Meeting: 9/2

Final Rehearsal: 11/16

Show: 11/17 - 11/18

 

Highland Park

Highland Park Register Now!

(2 Scheduling Options)

White Cast Rehearsals

Tues/Thurs

6:00 - 8:00PM

First Rehearsal: 9/12

Parent/Cast Meeting: 9/14

Tech Week: 12/4 - 12/7

Performances: 12/8-12/9

Blue Cast Rehearsals

Sat/Sun

Saturdays 10:00am -12:00pm

Sundays 1:00pm - 3:00pm

First Rehearsal: 9/9

Parent/Cast Meeting: 9/16

Tech Week: 12/4 - 12/7

Performances: 12/8 - 12/9

 


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.

IP Elite

Libertyville Only

The Addams Family

$395

Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents

Previous musical theater experience-Intermediate/Advanced.


Libertyville Only

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Rehearsals

Wed/Sun

Wednesdays: 7-9pm

Sunday: 3:30 - 5:30pm

Shows: 12/1 - 12/2

1st Rehearsal: 8/30

Parent meeting: 9/6

 

 

 

NON-MUSICAL PRODUCTIONS

 

Young Actors Workshop

3rd  – 7th Graders

Acting Conservatory for Teens

7th – 12th
Productions

Fall Show

Robin Hood

$295

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Robin Hood, the outlaw of Sherwood Forest, leads a merry life with his followers.  Anyone who is hungry or who has no place to live is welcome in the greenwood.  The citizens of the forest oppose wicked Prince John.  He’s taken the place of King Richard the Lion-Hearted, who has gone to the Holy Land on a crusade. Follow Robin Hood on his adventures!

Fall Show

I Hate Hamlet

$365

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Set in John Barrymore's old apartment in New York City, the play follows successful television actor Andrew Rally as he struggles with taking on the dream role of Hamlet, and playing host to the ghost of John Barrymore, who, clothed as Hamlet, has come back to earth for the sole purpose of convincing Rally to play the part.

Dates

Libertyville

Rehearsals  Sun/Mon

Sunday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Monday: 6:30 - 8:30pm

1st Rehearsal: 8/28

Parent/Cast Meeting: 9/3


Shows: 11/4 - 11/5

Libertyville

Rehearsals Tues/Thur

TUES : 7:30 -9:30

THURS: 7:30 -9:30

1st Rehearsal: 9/5

Parent/Cast Meeting: 9/7


Shows: 12/2 - 12/4

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.

COMMERCIAL KIDS (ON CAMERA ACTING) & STAND UP COMEDY KIDS

Name
Description

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)

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 -$200

8-12th -$225

LIBERTYVILLE

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Tuesdays

GRADES 5-7TH

6:00 -7:00pm

LIB STUDIO

GRADES 8-12TH

7:00-8:30pm

LIB STUDIO

Session 1: 9/5 - 10/10

Session 2: 10/24 - 11/28

 

 

HIGHLAND PARK

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Wednesdays

GRADES 5-7TH

6:00 -7:00PM

HP COMMUNITY HOUSE

GRADES 8-12TH

7:00-8:30PM

HP COMMUNITY HOUSE

Session 1: 9/6 - 10/11

Session 2: 10/25 - 12/6

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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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