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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 SPRING 2020 Classes

LIBERTYVILLE


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)

6th-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. 

Join Teen and Jr. Improv coach Kenzie Smith and IP fantasy role play aficionados as they custom-build an adventuring quest to unleash your inner storyteller. Build a character and create your world. Sharpen your improv skills with games and exercises, all while you battle to preserve the forces of good! Clean, family-friendly dungeons and dragons themes provide a ridiculous backdrop for quirky characters and out-of-this world improvisation!

SUMMER TEEN CLASSES NOW REGISTERING!

Teen/Jr. Improv: Digital "Live" Action Role Play Improvisation

ALL CLASSES ONLINE!

 

6:00 - 7:30pm

6/17 - 8/5

$245/Term

REGISTER NOW!

 

 

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SUMMER TEEN CLASSES NOW REGISTERING!

Teen/Jr. Improv: Digital "Live" Action Role Play Improvisation

ALL CLASSES ONLINE!

 

7:30 - 9:00pm

6/17 - 8/5

$245/Term

REGISTER NOW!

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

SUMMER TERM

6/28 - 8/9

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

 

SUMMER TERM

6/28 - 8/9

 

 

 

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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! Showcase last class!

Triple Threat Workshop

Libertyville

 

$295

 

Libertyville

Black Box Theater

10:00am - 12:00pm

Rehearsals: TBA

Showcase: TBA

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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

Summer Rate:  $245.00 

Summer Bbound: Tangled Showcase

Calling all dreamers! Join Rapunzel, Flynn and the Tangled gang for your musical adventure at Summer Broadway Bound! You'll "See the Light" in a fun and accelerated production process complete with an end-of-Tangled showcase performance.  


Libertyville

Black Box Theater

 

NEW TIMES

Rehearsals TUES/THURS

TUES: 6:00 - 7:00pm

THURS: 6:00 -7:00pm

First Rehearsal: 6/30

Parent/Cast Meeting: TBA only if necesssary

Show: 8/13

 

 

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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

Summer Rate: $345 

Summer Showstoppers: Tangled Showcase

 Calling all dreamers! Join Rapunzel, Flynn and the Tangled gang for your musical adventure at Summer Showstoppers! You'll "See the Light" in a fun and accelerated production process complete with an end-of-Tangled showcase performance.   

 

 

 

Libertyville

Black Box Theater

NEW TIMES

Rehearsals FRI/SAT

Friday 4:30 - 6:00pm

Saturday: 1:30 - 3:00p

First Rehearsal: 6/26 

Parent/Cast Meeting: TBA only if necessary

Show: 8/14 – 8/15

 

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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 passionate 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 Summerstock

Libertyville

Summer Rate: $345

Best of Broadway!

Summer Showcase

Step into the spotlights of Broadway! Sing, dance, and act your way through some timeless classics and epic new musicals! Join our pro staff as they guide you and your ensemble through your fave Showbiz Scenes, Choreo and Vocals this summer complete with our Summer Stock showcase!

Libertyville

(7th - 12th)

Blackbox Theatre

NEW TIMES

Rehearsals TUES/THURS

TUES: 7:30 - 9:00pm

THURS: 7:30 -9:00pm

First Rehearsal: 6/30

Parent/Cast Meeting: TBA only if necessary

Show: 8/7-8/8

 

NON-MUSICAL PRODUCTIONS

 

Young Actors Workshop

3rd  – 7th Graders

Acting Conservatory

 

Productions

Summer Drama Class

Black Box Theatre

Summer Rate:  $275

Young Actors Summer Stock: Fractured Fairy Tales  

You and your friendly cast mates take on the world of fairy tales (with a twist).  Along with our staff you'll create new tales based on those that everyone already knows.  Choose new settings, alternate endings, or tell the story from different, whacky character perspectives. These epic, awesome and original Fractured Fairy Tales will provide your IP-YAW summer with lasting fun.

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Teen Drama Class

$365

 

Dates

Libertyville

NEW TIMES

Rehearsals SUN/MON

Parent/Cast Meeting: TBA only if necessary

Show: 8/16

Libertyville

REHEARSALS: 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.

*If you are an 18+ post-high school adult interested in this class, please stand by for more information about online adult classes in the coming days! 

Connect with Improv Playhouse's team of writers and dramatic structure gurus to build a 10 minute play from the ground up! Explore the fundamentals of character and plot in virtual scene studies, and match wits in collaborative writing exercises. Participate in staged workshop readings of finished work. Ideal World Goal: present and perform the final products live! 

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

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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

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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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