Join us for our Fall Theatre Academy 2022! Through our classes here at Weathervane Playhouse, we encourage students to think outside of the box and use their imaginations to explore, create, learn, and grow. Our classes allow students to gain an understanding and appreciation for the art of theatre while they develop into artists and build confidence that can be translated from the stage to their everyday lives. It is also our goal to provide each and every student with a positive experience that they can cherish for years to come. 

The fall session will be 10 weeks long starting Saturday, September 17th through November 19th. Classes will end with a final presentation on November 19th for students to showcase what they learned!  Classes offered are for ages 5-17 including acting, musical theatre, improv, directing, and tech classes. 

 

For more information about our COVID Policies and Education Policies, please review our EDU Handbook

WEATHERVANE'S EDU HANDBOOK 2022


Discounts and Scholarships 

Take advantage of our Early-Rooster pricing until August 1st and our NEW 10% sibling discount. Both will be applied during registration. 

Class Scholarships
Partial-scholarship support is available for classes at Weathervane due to the generous support from the community. To apply, please fill out a scholarship application or call (330) 836-2626 to request an application (via the mail).

All scholarship requests must be received prior to registering and no later than two weeks prior to the start of class. Scholarships are available thanks to our generous donors! To apply for a scholarship, Click Here

   


FALL THEATRE ACADEMY 2022

***If your class is full, please join our waitlist as we may have spots open up or may be able to add additional classes. If you are on the list, you will be alerted if any changes happen! 

Acting Classes 

Introduction to Acting: ANIMAL KINGDOM 
Ages 5-8
Saturdays, September 17th - Novemeber 19th (10 weeks)
9:00-10:00 a.m. 
$180.00

 Learn theatre skills through creative play! Students will study story structure, character development, and work as a group and gain self-confidence while stepping into the wild and exciting lives of animals! This class is a great place to learn the basics of theatre, memorizing lines, and performing on the stage. Are you a house cat or the vicious king of the plains? Come discover with us this Fall!

Introduction to Acting: Take the Stage A WAITLIST ONLY- CHECK OUT Youth Improv 
Ages 8-11
Saturdays, September 17th- Novemeber 19th (10 weeks)
9:00 -10:00 a.m. 
$180.00 

Empower and challenge your child to take the stage. This class is designed for beginning actors, teaching them how to create the actor’s toolbox. Students will learn skills in movement, vocal color, script interpretation, and improvisation. Watch as your child gains confidence, self-esteem, and a new creative outlet!

Introduction to Acting: Take the Stage B WAITLIST ONLY- CHECK OUT Youth Improv 
Ages 8-11
Saturdays, September 17th- Novemeber 19th (10 weeks)
10:15-11:15 a.m. 
$180.00 

Empower and challenge your child to take the stage. This class is designed for beginning actors, teaching them how to create the actor’s toolbox. Students will learn skills in movement, vocal color, script interpretation, and improvisation. Watch as your child gains confidence, self-esteem, and a new creative outlet!   * This is an extra session of the original Take the Stage*  

Introduction to Acting: Find your Voice   
Ages 11-17
Saturdays, September 17th - Novemeber 19th (10 weeks)
10:45-12:00 p.m. 
$185.00 
This class is designed as an introduction to theatre. The instructor will lead the students to embrace their stage presence and confidence as a performer. Students will explore and discover how to portray a character with voice and movement while learning how to interpret the playwright’s textual clues. Join in the fun and learn through theatrical play!

Intermediate Acting I
Ages 9-15
Saturdays, September 17th - November 19th (10 weeks)
10:30-11:45 a.m.
$185.00
This class is designed for the child who has participated in Introduction to Acting class and was recommended to continue to the Intermediate Acting class, or has equivalent experience on stage. Students will be encouraged to expand on their performance skills to create characters with depth and motivation, work as an ensemble and individually, and use their basic knowledge of theatre vocabulary to interpret the essentials of a scene.  Each student will leave the class with new skills and ready to take on their next performance!*Students must be recommended or get approval to participate in this class. 

Intermediate Acting II
Ages 10-17
Saturdays, September 17th - November 19th (10 weeks)
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
$185.00
This class is designed for the child who has participated in Intermediate Acting I, and was recommended to continue into Intermediate Acting, II.  Students will be encouraged to expand on their performance skills by going more in depth with character analysis and motivations, continuing on ensemble to put on a One, Act play. Each student will leave the class with new skills and ready to take on their next performance!*Student must be recommended or get approval to participate in this class from Intermediate I.

Musical Theatre Classes 

Jumpstart Music   
Ages 3-5
Saturdays, September 17th- November 19th (10 weeks)
11:30-12:00 p.m.
$150.00 

Fun while learning is the main objective! Students explore the basic concepts of pitch and rhythm using games, eurythmics, and  tone poems to introduce the rudiments of reading music and ear training. Each session ends with a class demonstration, including a song with choreographed movements. Join us as we hop, skip, and jumpstart our way into the world of music.

Musical Theatre, Act One    
Ages 5-8
Saturdays, September 17th- November 19th (10 weeks)
10:15-11:15 a.m. 
$190.00 

Develop your singing, dancing, and acting skills in Musical Theatre, Act One! Sing and dance your way through some Broadway standards. Students will work on musical theatre skills through storytelling, group singing, creative and choreographed movement. Our Musical Theatre, Act One class takes our entire core curriculum and puts it to music with an experienced Instructor and Accompanist. Move over Kristin Chenoweth and Matthew Morrison, here comes the next Broadway star! *Introduction to Acting is recommended before taking this class.

 

Musical Theatre, Act Two 
Ages 8-11
Saturdays, September 17th - November 19th  (10 weeks)
12:30-1:45 p.m. 
$195.00

Sing, dance and perform in Musical Theatre, Act Two. Designed with the same objectives as Musical Theatre, Act One, but for older and more experienced students, this class challenges experienced students through more complex choreography and solo singing. Learn and explore in this class designed to inspire young actors taught by an experienced instructor and accompanist. You will be flapping, pirouetting, and box-stepping your way onto center stage!*Introduction to Acting is strongly recommended before taking this class.

Improv Classes 

Youth Improv 
Ages 8-11
Saturdays, September 17th - November 19th (10 weeks)
9:00-10:00 a.m. 
$180.00 

Explore the elements of improvisation and experience the power of play with this introductory improv workshop.  Students will focus on various games and exercises that encourage trust, communication, active listening, character development, and teamwork.  Join us on the last day as our class puts on a show.  You never know what will happen...that's why it's improv!

Teen Improv 
Ages 11-17
Saturdays, September 17th - November 19th (10 weeks)
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. 
$180.00 

Continue to learn, grow, and build upon your improv skills! This class is designed with the same objectives as Introduction to Improv  but for older students. Students will continue to explore the building blocks of improv, making clear character choices, and working as an ensemble to develop strong story lines.

Black Box Series

 

 

Our Black Box series classes are designed to challenge, encourage, and develop young artists!

 

Student Requirements:

  • Must be age 10 or older (unless age requirements are given)
  • Must have prior class or performance experience related to the subject matter.
  • *Must be recommended or apply to participate (if stated in the description). If approved, you will be emailed a link to register for the class.
*Why an application? Since some of these classes require prior experience and skills before registering, the application allows us to access and track each student’s age range, prior classes, experience at Weathervane or outside of Weathervane, and interest in the subject and from those we are then able to determine the student’s readiness to take on the class.

Apply for a Black Box Series Class 

Directing Project  
Ages 10 and up 
Saturdays, September 17th- November 19th (10 weeks)
9:00-10:30 a.m.
$195.00
Learn what it’s like to run the show! In this class, students will learn the principles and practices of being a stage director. Students will cast, stage, rehearse, and present short scenes with the assistance of an experienced instructor. Students from the class will also gain the benefit of acting in each other’s scenes. *Must apply or be recommended for this class. Prior acting classes or performance experience is required.

Musical Theatre: Triple Threat   
Ages 12 and up
Saturdays, September 17th- November 19th (10 weeks)
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
$200.00

Students will work with three instructors in the areas of Acting, Music, and Dance, building on their dance techniques, performance skills, and musical knowledge to create a grand final product. Are you ready to take the title of Triple Threat? Well come find out this Fall. *Must apply or be recommended for this class. Prior acting classes or performance experience is required

Techie 101
Ages 10 and up 
Saturdays, September 17th - November 19th (10 weeks)
9:00-10:30 a.m.
$195.00

Want to learn more about what happens behind the scenes? Students will work with Weathervane’s master electrician to learn about lighting, sound, properties design and basic set design, while also working with the students of Directing project for hands on experience!  For their final project, students will be responsible for all the technical aspects of final presentations for each class working with instructors and students to bring their performances to life with technical elements. *No application required. 

Have questions about a class? Contact Education Director, Lauren Mathis at lmathis@weathervaneplayhouse.com