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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YOUTH COMMUNITY THEATER and TRAINING CENTER

 SPRING 2024

We are your child's ESSENTIAL arts community.

LIBERTYVILLE ONLY


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

YOUTH TRAINING CENTER

Productions-Workshops-Classes


 


JR AND TEEN IMPROV

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 COMEDY

(7th-12th)

Libertyville

7:30 - 9:00pm

SUMMER SESSION

THURSDAYS

6/20 - 8/08

$265/Term

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JR IMPROV COMEDY

(4th-7th)

Libertyville

6:00 - 7:30pm

SUMMER SESSION

THURSDAYS

6/20 - 8/08

$265/Term

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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

(6th-12th)

Libertyville

Assessment

(New Students Only)

Call for assessments and referrals.

 

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$395/Term

SUMMER SESSION
MONDAY

6/24- 8/12

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 JR COMEDY TEAM

(4th-7th)

Libertyville

Assessment

(New Students Only)

Call for assessments and referrals.

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$375/Term

SUMMER SESSION
MONDAY

6/24- 8/12

TIME TBA

 

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BROADWAY & POPULAR MUSICALS

Grade
Show
Dates

4th - 8th

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

TRIPLE THREAT

(3rd-8th)

Libertyville

 

$395

 

Libertyville

Black Box Theater

SATURDAY

10:00 AM- 12:00pm

Rehearsals: TBA

Showcase: TBA

Black Box theatre

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4th - 12th

This is an Audition Only performance based program, emphasizing short, thematic, musical sets performed at various venues. The Traveling Troupe is open to students 4th-12th grade. Enrollment in current Improv Playhouse
programs not required.

TRAVELING TROUPE

(4th-8th)

Libertyville

AUDITION ONLY

Registration Rate per Seasonal Event

Libertyville

Annex

MONDAYS

6:00 - 8:00pm

Fall Events:

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1st-3rd

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

(1st-3rd)

Libertyville

 

FALL SHOW
TBA

$395

 

 


Libertyville

Black Box Theater

 

Rehearsals TUES/THURS

TUES: 6:00 - 7:30pm

THURS: 6:00 -7:30pm

First Rehearsal: TBA

Parent/Cast Meeting: TBA

Show: TBA

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4th-7th

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

(4th-8th)

Libertyville

FALL SHOW

TBA

$485

Libertyville

Black Box Theater

REHEARSALS FRI/SAT

Friday 4:00 - 6:00pm

Saturday: 1:00 - 3:00p

First Rehearsal: TBA

Parent/Cast Meeting: TBA

Show: TBA

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SET DESIGN  & BUILD

Saturdays 3:00 - 5:00pm

STARTS: TBA

Material Fee: $75

Parent Help Discount: $65

Drop-In Fee: $10

RUNS WITH SHOWSTOPPERS

 


7th - 12th

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

(7TH-12TH)

Libertyville

FALL SHOW

TBA

$495

FOR SUMMERSTOCK PLEASE VIST CAMP PAGE

Libertyville

Blackbox Theatre

REHEARSALS  SUN/WED

SUN: 3:30 - 5:30pm

WEDS: 7:00 -9:00pm

First Rehearsal: TBA

Parent/Cast Meeting: TBA

Show: TBA

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OTHER PRODUCTIONS

 

ACTING CONSERVATORY

(6th-10th)

YOUNG ACTORS WORKSHOP

(3rd-7th)

Productions

LIBERTYVILLE

Black Box Theatre

TBA

$395

FOR SUMMERSTOCK PLEASE VIST CAMP PAGE

LIBERTYVILLE

Black Box Theatre

FALL SHOW TBA

$315

 

 

Dates

TUES/THURS

SUN/MON

MON: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

SUN: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

First Rehearsal: TBA

Parent/Cast Meeting: TBA

Show: TBA

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Descriptions
These programs have 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.
These programs have 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.

 

 

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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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