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. 

Our Fall Theatre Academy is a 10 week long session starting Saturday, September 16th - November 18th. Classes are offered for ages 3-17 including acting, musical theatre, Improv, technical theatre and more! The session will end with final presentations on the last day, Saturday, November 18th.

Discounts 

Take advantage of Early-Rooster pricing until August 17th 

10% sibling discount 

Payment Plans are available and can be applied during registration 

Discounts will automatically be applied at registration for those who qualify.  

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 your child 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

We are a service provider for the Ohio ACE Program. To apply, CLICK HERE


 

 

FALL THEATRE ACADEMY 2023

INTRODUCTION TO ACTING: THE Carnival of animals 

Ages 5 to 8

Saturdays 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Tuition: $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 tortoise or a kangaroo? Come discover with us this Fall!

INTRODUCTION TO ACTING: TAKE THE STAGE

Ages 8 to 11

Saturdays 10:00 -11:00 a.m.

Tuition: $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: FIND YOUR VOICE 

Ages 11 to 17

Saturdays 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Tuition: $180.00

This class is designed as an introduction to theatre. Students will tackle improvisation and scripted work in this fun and interactive class. The instructor will lead the students to 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!

 

YOUTH IMPROV 

Ages 8 to 11

Saturdays 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Tuition: $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 to 17

Saturdays 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Tuition: $180.00

Continue to learn, grow, and build upon your improv skills! This class is designed with the same objectives as Improv I 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.

INTERMEDIATE ACTING I

Ages 9 to 12

Saturdays 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Tuition: $180.00

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 12 to 17

Saturdays 11:00-12:00 p.m.

Tuition: $180.00

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 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, ACT ONE

Ages 5 to 8

Saturdays 10:15 - 11:15 p.m.

Tuition: $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 to 11

Saturdays 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.

Tuition: $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.

The playwrights journey 

Ages 12 to 17

Saturdays 11:00 - 12:30 p.m.

Tuition: $195.00

Share your thoughts, feelings, and ideas through this in-depth playwriting class! If you have a passion for storytelling, a flair for creativity, and an eagerness to explore the world of theatre, this class is the perfect opportunity to unlock your potential as a budding playwright. In this hands-on course, aspiring teen playwrights will embark on a journey through the art of crafting compelling narratives for the stage. Whether you're a beginner or have some experience in writing, we will guide you every step of the way, providing a nurturing and supportive environment where your ideas can flourish.

Jedi Training

Ages 10 to 17

Saturdays 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.

Tuition: $195.00

The Force is strong with you… Join our Jedi Master to train and go from Padawan to Jedi or embrace your inner darkness and join the Sith’s. You will go through a series of activities, learning choreographed movements, basic stage combat, and combat techniques to create an action story that would impress even Jabba the Hutt! Students will be provided with robes and lightsabers to use during the workshop…everything a Jedi or Sith needs!

Techie 101

Ages 10 to 17

Saturdays 10:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m.

Tuition: $195.00

Want to learn more about what happens behind the scenes? Students will learn about lighting, sound, properties design and basic set design. 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.

Jumpstart Music

Ages 3 to 5

Saturdays, October 14th - November 18th  (6 weeks)

11:30 A.M. - 12 P.M.

Tuition: $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 an in-class demonstration for family and friends, including a song with choreographed movements. Join us as we hop, skip, and jumpstart our way into the world of music.

Questions about Classes? Contact Assistant Education Director, Elijah Chase at echase@weathervaneplayhouse.com or 330-836-2626 x29