CAST Weekly Classes

CTL is committed to enriching, educating, and entertaining the greater Williamsport area!

Through the Community Academy of Stage and Theatre's After-School Classes, we are happy to be able to provide quality educational programming for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade.

Classes will look a little different this year, with smaller enrollment, social distancing and mask requirements, and more. To read all about how we are keeping our students, staff, and audiences safe, please read our policies and procedures here!

 

Kids' Corner: Virtual Saturdays!

 

Virtual Saturdays with Sarah Pulver

 

Join CTL Teaching Artist, Sarah Pulver, for five Saturdays starting February 27th as we sing, dance, and create our way into the weekend virtually on Zoom.  Each week Sarah will introduce a new performing arts topic and theme.  With classes only 45 minutes long, it is the perfect start to the day for your little one.  You can join the class of your choice or sign up for all five.  Classes are tailored to age groups, and materials will be provided for classes that involve art making via Kids' Corner Kits.  Kids' Corner Kits will be available for pick-up starting the week before class begins.     

*Please note,  if you would like to sign up for all five classes at once simply click on the first class date when registering and it will direct you to the Ticket Selection Page with an option for all five classes.  

 

 Kids' Corner: Virtual Saturdays with Sarah Pulver K-1 Grade

10:00-10:45am

Week 1- Saturday, February 27th: Animals
 
Week 2 - Saturday, March 6th: Puppets!  (materials included)

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10619286

Week 3 - Saturday, March 13th:  Instruments of the Orchestra

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10619287

Week 4 - Saturday, March 20th: The Very Cranky Bear Reader's Theater.

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10619288

Week 5 - Saturday, March 27th: Children's Songs and Games from Bali

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10619289

Classes are $10 per class or all five for $45!

Register for all five at:

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10619285

 

Kids' Corner: Virtual Saturdays with Sarah Pulver 2-3 Grade

11:00-11:45am

Week 1- Saturday, February 27th: Animals
 
Week 2 - Saturday, March 6th: Puppets!  (materials included)

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10619291

Week 3 - Saturday, March 13th:  Instruments of the Orchestra

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10619292

Week 4 - Saturday, March 20th: Shakespeare for Kids!

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10619293

Week 5 - Saturday, March 27th: Children's Songs and Games from Bali

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10619294

Classes are $10 per class or all five for $45!

Register for all five at:

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10619290

 

Studio One

For students currently in 4th-6th Grade

Instructor: Kim Fulmer

18 Week Program starting Monday, December 14th

Mondays, 6:00-7:30pm

still registering - call or email CTL for more information on pro-rated classes

Students will delve into theatre arts with this introduction to studio class for 4th-6th graders.  Over eighteen weeks, Studio One will take on everything from character analysis and movement to costume and set design.  All while working on a production of King Midas and the Touch of Gold.  The class will meet once a week to rehearse, engage in theatre games, explore specialty studies, and make collaborative production decisions.  This class focuses not only on the production itself, but also strives to emphasize the importance of the theatrical process.

 

King Midas and the Touch of Gold is a faithful adaptation of the popular myth which teaches us that money and wealth aren’t everything.  King Midas is a powerful ruler who can think only of gold.  His lovely daughter, Princess Penelope, is having a birthday, and noble guests come from far and wide, including the handsome Prince Ajax, who loves Penelope.  Three mystical sisters present the princess with the gift of one wish, which Penelope lovingly gives to her father.  He uses his wish to receive "The Golden Touch." At first, he’s ecstatic, but slowly it dawns on him that even a king cannot eat gold food or drink gold water.  When he mistakenly touches Penelope, she, too, turns to gold!  A rich moral and laughter abound as Midas painfully learns his lesson and is punished for his greed.

 


 

Studio Two

For students currently in 7th-12th Grade

Instructor: Seth Sponhouse

18-week program starting Wednesday, January 6th

Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm

class is full, but call or email CTL to be added to lists for future years! 

This comprehensive 7th-12th grade theatre arts class focuses on the theatrical process and development of character equally to create a more polished production.  Students will be encouraged to take ownership of the given material while also having the opportunity to work on individual goals.  Over the course of the eighteen weeks students will build upon their theatre arts skills as they work to create a full production of the musical, The Addams Family Young @ Part.

  

The Addams Family Young @ Part is a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family and is sure to make even the dead dance, and they do!  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. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. 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.   The Studio Two program concludes with a weekend run of the show at CTL!




Scholarships

 

We want all students to be on stage!

We at CTL and CAST feel the need to ensure that all students, regardless of financial need have the chance to pursue what they love and be on stage. It is with that thought and belief that we are proud to offer the CAST Scholarship Opportunity! Please fill out the survey, by clicking the link below and our Educational Coordinator will be in touch. 

Click Here for the Scholarship Application

 

 Financial aid, in the form of tuition assistance grants, is awarded to deserving students to partially off-set the costs of attending the Community Academy of Stage and Theatre.  Financial Aid is available on a limited basis; therefore, applicants must demonstrate a clear financial need and a strong desire to participate in the Academy program.  The questions asked in this application are designed to help the CAST staff understand the family situation and financial position, and to make certain that assistance is awarded to students whose need is greatest.  The information you provide in this application is considered strictly confidential. All decisions regarding financial assistance are made by the Educational Coordinator and CAST staff.

 

While reasonable considerations will be made to accommodate the needs of each student. Community Academy of Stage and Theatre reserves the right to reconsider enrollment or send a student home should issues require support beyond the capabilities of the CAST staff.

Additional courses are being developed. Please check back soon and don't forget to sign up for updates on the latest information.