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 Spring Theatre Academy is a 10 week long session starting Saturday, March 4- May 13th (no class on April 8th). Classes are offered for ages 3-17 including acting, musical theatre, Improv, and more! The session will end with final presentations on the last day, Saturday, May 13th.

Discounts 

  • Take advantage of Early-Rooster pricing until January 28th 
  • 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

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SPRING THEATRE ACADEMY 2023 

Introduction to Acting: Lions, Tigers, Bears, OH MY!

Ages 5 to 8

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

Tuition: $180.00

Bring stories to life and learn theatre skills through creative play! Students will study story structure, explore character development, and work as a group while gaining self-confidence through the story of the Wizard of Oz.  This introductory class is a great place to learn the basics of theatre and performing on the stage. This class is meant to be repeated.

Introduction to Acting: Take the Stage

Ages 8 to 11

Saturdays 9:00 -10:00 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 10:45 - 12:00 p.m.

Tuition: $185.00

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 15

Saturdays 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Tuition: $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 to 17

Saturdays 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Tuition: $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 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 a.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 12

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.

Triple Threat

Ages 12 to 17

Saturdays 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Tuition: $195.00

Students will work with 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?

*Prior acting classses or perfromance experience is required!*

Standby, Ready, GO! Introduction to Stage Mangement 

Ages 10 to 17

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

Tuition: $195.00

If you've ever wondered what a stage manager is and what all a stage manager does, this course is for you! This course will expose students to the multi-faceted job of the stage manager. Students will learn to perform the duties, responsibilities, and procedures of stage managers from pre- to postproduction. Learn how to analyze and break down a script, communicate with cast and crew, run rehearsals, design production paperwork, and call a show!

*Please bring a laptop (if you are able) and a 3 ring binder*

Jumpstart Music

Ages 3 to 5

Saturdays, April 1st - May 6th (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 Director of Education, Tammie McKenzie at tmckenzie@weathervaneplayhouse.com or 330-836-2626 x35