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YOUTH COMMUNITY THEATER

PRESENTS

WINTER 2017-18 CLASSES

DATES BELOW!

LIBERTYVILLE and HIGHLAND PARK


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

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

Libertyville

Wednesdays

FALL $225/Term

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7:30 - 9:00PM

 

Term 2: 11/01 - 12/20

Highland Park

Thursdays

FALL $195/Term

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7:30 - 9:00PM

8th - 12th

Term 2: 11/02 - 12/21

Junior Improv

Libertyville

Wednesdays

FALL $225/Term

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6:00 - 7:30PM

Term 2: 11/01 - 12/20

Highland Park

Thursdays

FALL $195/Term

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6:00 - 7:30PM

4th -7th

Term 2: 11/02 - 12/21

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 and referrals.

SUNDAY 1:00 -3:00PM

 

Libertyville

$365/Term

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2017-2018

TERM 1:  9/17 - 11/12

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

TERM 3: 2/26-5/27 (Off 4/1)

 

Highland Park

$330/Term

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2017-2018

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

TERM 3: 2/26-5/27 (Off 4/1)


JR High Ensemble

Assessment

(Not Necessary for Returning Students)

Call us for info on assessments and referrals.

SUNDAY 3:00 - 4:30PM

 

Libertyville

$295/Term

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2017-2018

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

TERM 3: 2/26-5/27 (Off 4/1)

 

 

Highland Park

$280/Term

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2017-2018

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

$175

 

Libertyville

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Tuesdays OR Thursdays

Session 2: 10/31 - 12/07

Session 3: 1/16- 3/20

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

 

Highland Park

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Wednesdays ONLY


Session 2: 11/1 - 12/6

Wednesdays
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

WINTER SHOW

Aladdin

Libertyville

and

Highland Park

$295

 

 

 

 

 

 


Libertyville

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Rehearsals

Tues/Thurs

6:00 - 7:30pm

First Rehearsal: 12/5

Parent/Cast Meeting: 12/7

Final Rehearsal: 2/13

Show: 2/15


Highland Park

Rehearsals

Saturdays

3:30pm-5:30pm

First Rehearsal: TBA

Show: TBA

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 Winter

Aladdin

 

 

Highland Park Winter

Aladdin

 

 

 

 

Libertyville

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Rehearsals Fri/Sats

Friday 4:00 - 6:00pm

Saturday: 1:00 - 3:00p

First Rehearsal: 12/8

Parent/Cast Meeting: 12/9

Final Rehearsal: 3/8

Show: 3/9 - 3/10

 

Highland Park

Rehearsals

Sat/Sun

Saturdays 10:00am -12:00pm

Sundays 1:00pm - 3:00pm

First Rehearsal: TBA

Parent/Cast Meeting: TBA

Tech Week: TBA

Performances: TBA

 


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

Aladdin

$395

Previous musical theater experience-Intermediate/Advanced.


Libertyville Only

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Rehearsals

Wed/Sun

Wednesdays: 7-9pm

Sunday: 3:30 - 5:30pm

 

1st Rehearsal: 1/17

Parent meeting: 1/21

Shows: 3/16 -3/17

 

NON-MUSICAL PRODUCTIONS

 

Young Actors Workshop

3rd  – 7th Graders

Acting Conservatory for Teens

7th – 12th
Productions

Winter Show

Peter Pan and Wendy

$295

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Winter Show

One Act Festival

$365

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Join IP ACT Students for a fun afternoon of selected one act plays.

 

Dates

Libertyville

Rehearsals  Sun/Mon

Sunday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Monday: 6:30 - 8:30pm

1st Rehearsal: 12/11

Parent/Cast Meeting:12/17


Shows: 3/3 -3/4

Libertyville

Rehearsals Tues/Thur

TUES : 7:30 -9:30

THURS: 7:30 -9:30

1st Rehearsal: 1/10

Parent/Cast Meeting: 1/16


Shows: 3/10 -3/11

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

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Ages 12+

Personal experience is the grit from which horror's most resonant pearls are grown. Get to the root of what scares you!  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 horror/suspense such 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".

 

CLASSIC HORROR FILM WORKSHOP

$375 per term

 

LIBERTYVILLE

Saturdays

10:00am - 2:00pm

Term 2: TBA

 

HIGHLAND PARK

Saturdays

10:00am - 2:00pm

Term 2: TBA

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

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MON

5:00 – 6:30 pm

Black Box


(6-week terms)

Term 2: 10/23 - 11/27

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 2: 11/7 - 12/12

 

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: 9/27- 11/01

Session 2: 11/8 - 12/13

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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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