CAST Weekly Classes

After School Classes - Fall 2020 - Spring 2021

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!

 

Little Stars

For students currently in K-1st Grade
Instructor: Sarah Pulver
Session 1:  Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock

Option 1: Tuesdays, October 13th - December 8th, 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Option 2: Thursdays, October 15th - December 10th, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Cost: $100 per eight-week session

Our youngest performers will be introduced to the exciting world of theatre arts with the West African folktale of Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock.  Anansi is a mischievous spider that has a plan to trick his friends and steal their food using a strange moss-cover rock.  Little Bush Deer realizes Anansi’s scheme and hatches her own plan to teach the trickster a lesson.  Each eight-week Little Stars session includes acting, hands-on making, team building, storytelling, games, music, and building confidence on stage.  The eight-week session will conclude with an in-person performance for families and a recording of the show. 

 

Register for Little Stars - Tuesdays here

Register for Little Stars - Thursdays here

  

      

Stars in Training

For students currently in 2nd-3rd Grade

Instructor: Sarah Pulver

Session 1:  The Music and Magic of Alan Menken

Option 1 – Tuesdays, October 13th – December 8th, 5:45 – 6:45 PM

Option 2 – Thursdays, October 15th - December 10th, 5:45 – 6:45 PM

Cost:  $120 per eight-week session

  

During this 8-week class our young performers will sing, dance, and create as they learn about the work of one of the most imaginative and prolific composers of our time, Alan Menken.  Students will learn a selection of Alan Menken songs to perform from musicals such as Beauty and the Beast, NewsiesAladdin, and more.  Students will also learn about the process of creating a song and work towards writing a song of their own.  The eight-week session will conclude with in-person performance for families and a recording of the show.

 

Register for Stars in Training - Tuesdays here

Register for Stars in Training - Thursdays here

 

Studio One

For students currently in 4th-6th Grade

Instructor: Kim Fulmer

18 Week Program starting Monday, November 30th

Cost: $385 

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.

 

Register for Studio One here

 

 

Studio Two

For students currently in 7th-12th Grade

Instructor: Seth Sponhouse

18-week program starting Wednesday, December 9th

Cost: $ 385

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!


Register for Studio Two here



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.