2016 FALL CLASSES & PRODUCTIONS

Master Class Productions

John Lennon & Me

SHOW IS CAST - AUDITIONS CLOSED
Auditions held September 15 (7-9 pm) & September 17 (2-4 pm)
Rehearses Thursday evenings and some Saturdays
Show dates: November 4 & 5
Ages 13-17 | $159 (upon casting)
Directed by Natalia Borja

The winner of many national awards, this uproarious play about life, death, power and first boyfriends was adapted by the author from her popular book, Good-bye, Best Friend (Harper Paperbacks, 1993). Hollywood-wannabe Star, the ultimate Beatles' fan, has her path stymied by cystic fibrosis, an inherited disease that assures a young death. She spends most of her time in the hospital, where she confronts fate with imagination by surrounding herself with MTV-inspired bodyguard Flunkies and 'morphing' her dreaded therapy nurse into a pro-wrestler. Then, Star gets a new roommate, Courtney, who is Star's opposite—a pretty cheerleader and apparently not very sick. Neither girl knows much about the other's world, but eventually they come to understand each other, and ultimately, themselves. This is a powerful play about living life to the fullest and a proven hit for school, adult, and TYA theatres alike. (Audition requirements, a 1-to-2 minute monologue - comedy or drama. Also will require reading. Sides will be provided upon request. Please email centerstageyouth@gmail.com for more information.)

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Sideways Stories from Wayside School

SHOW IS CAST - AUDITIONS CLOSED Auditions held September 17 (2-4 pm) & September 19 (6:45-8:45)
Rehearses Thursday evenings and some Saturdays
Show dates: November 11 & 12
Ages 10-15 | $159 (upon casting)
Directed by Charlotte Taylor

Is your school a little too…normal? Welcome to Wayside. Before you enter Wayside School, you should know it’s a thirty-story building with one classroom on each floor. Mrs. Jewls is nice and teaches class on the thirtieth story, but watch out for Mrs. Gorf, who turns kids into apples if they give a wrong answer. And then there’s Miss Zarves, who teaches the class on the nineteenth story – except there is no nineteenth story so there is no Miss Zarves. The zany characters of Wayside School take you on a bizarre classroom journey that promises to thrill and excite the entire family. This play will have additional original music & some choreography as well. (Audition requirements: a 1-minute comic monologue, 1 minute of an upbeat song).

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Acting & Theatre Classes

Young Actors' Workshop 1

Mondays 5:00 to 6:00 pm
Starts September 26 / 8 weeks
Ages 6-10 | $129

This acting foundation class offers an entry-level opportunity to explore improvisation, voice and character techniques for young actors. Will have an opportunity to work on a monologue as well as collaborate in improvisational scenes.

To register for this class, you join Allen Gifted (create an account / free membership) and sign up there:

Sign up for Young Actors' Workshop 1!

Creating Characters

Saturdays 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Starts September 24 / 8 weeks
Ages 12-17 | $139

This acting class is for more advanced teen actors who are looking for more acting challenges, learning to "read between the lines" and master subtext. Scene work will be emphasized and we will also work on the art of "cold reading" for auditions.

To register for this class, you join Allen Gifted (create an account / free membership) and sign up there:

Sign up for Creating Characters!

Workshops (Professional Series)

Advanced Improv & Comedy with Shawn Patrello

Saturday, October 15
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
1 day only!
Ages 13-18 | $49

MUST HAVE PREVIOUS IMPROV TRAINING OR EXPERIENCE TO TAKE THIS CLASS!
 
Spend four hours learning from one of the most creative comedy and improv professionals in the Dallas area! Shawn Patrello has been one of the most influential area comedians to work with youth in the area. Shawn started his career as a character actor and performed for some years in professional theaters in the Dallas area. One day, he auditioned for an improvisational comedy troupe, Comedy Sportz, and his life took a different path. The art of improvisation brought a new excitement beyond the regular comedic outlets he had known. Here was comedy that worked the way life worked, with the immediacy of NOW. No script. No rehearsing. Just finding the funny in the present moment. Shawn soon started his own improv comedy troupe called, Rubber Chicken and performed with them for over 10 years. He also became a member of UB/KIDPROV, a privilege he enjoys to this very day. In addition to working with UB/KIDPROV, Shawn also works as a therapeutic clown as part of Funnyatrics and works with local children's hospitals. Shawn also appears as a member of the NY Goofs, a professional clown performance group.
 

To register for this class, you join Allen Gifted (create an account / free membership) and sign up there:

Sign up for Advanced Improv/Comedy Workshop with Shawn Patrello!

MainStage at CenterStage

Our Holiday MainStage Production!

Auditions in October
Look for information coming soon!

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