This class is closed to further registration.
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be in a Civic MainStage production? Now you can find out! Our performance block classes for grades 4+ mimic the experience of the MainStage process - from audition to performance - in a condensed block of time! A professional staff of directors, stage managers, music director, choreographer, designers and technicians will take students through the entire process, culminating in two FULLY STAGED public performances with general seating on Civic's Meijer Majestic stage.
To determine if you have met the required prerequisites for the performance block classes, please contact the Education Office at 616-222-6653.
Musical Theatre Performance Block: Annie, Kids!
Leapin' Lizards! One of the world's best loved musicals comes to Civic's stage for the 2017 Musical Performance Block! This 30 minute version of the blockbuster Broadway hit contains all of your favorite songs & moments from the original - Tomorrow, Hard Knock Life, Easy Street, and more. Everyone who registers is cast - don't miss your chance to be part of this exciting opportunity!
Auditions: Saturday, March 4th 3:30-5:30Rehearsals: 3 weeks.Monday-Friday 7:00-9:00pmMarch 6th-March 24th.Tuition: $200
Technical Rehearsal: Saturday, March 25th 2:00-5:00pm
Performances: Saturday, March 25th at 6pm & Sunday, March 27th at 2pm.
This class is run the same as rehearsals for a main stage show: attendance at all rehearsals, including the tech rehearsal outside the regularly scheduled class time, is mandatory. Missing rehearsal may result in ineligibility for performance.
The last day to register for this class is Saturday, February 25th.
Biography:Kristin is new to the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre teaching staff, and she is delighted to be a part of the very first Performance Block! This past summer, Kristin worked as the coordinator for the SRTI program. Her onstageGRCT roles include Irene Adler in Sherlock Holmes: Final Adventure and Miss Minchin in A Little Princess (Grand Award Winner - Theatre for Young Audiences). Other stage credits include The Mystic Tale of Aladdin and The Adventure of Treasure Island at Circle Theatre (Both are Grand Award Winners - Theatre for Young Audiences), Death of a Salesman (Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids), Lucky Stiff(University Wits), and Noises Off (Shadblow Theatre). She holds a BA in Theatre Performance from Hope College and a M.A. in Literacy Studies from GVSU. Kristin teaches sixth grade at East Rockford Middle School, where she has directed thirteen shows, including Annie Jr., The Stinky Cheese Man, The Trial of Goldilocks, and most recently, Charlotte's Web. She has also been the Assistant Director for the past nine Festival of Lights productions at Calvary Church.
Chelsea has taught the voice classes for children and adults at Civic's School of Theatre Arts for the last two years and co-taught the Musical Theatre Audition Workshop in the Spring of 2016. She received her Bachelor's in Music from Hope College where she was a Vocal Music major. Chelsea has participated in over twenty shows around the Grand Rapids theatre community since 2009. Favorite stage credits with Civic include Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof, Glinda/Auntie Em in The Wizard of Oz, Emily Webb in Our Town, Mrs. Beaver in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and Winifred Banks in Mary Poppins. Other local stage credits include Johanna in Sweeney Todd at Circle Theatre; Clara in The Light in the Piazza at Actors' Theatre (Grand Award nominee); and Alice in Closer with Theatre 616. Chelsea works full time at Civic as the Box Office Manager and Development Assistant. She also teaches private voice out of her home studio, sings with Good Tidings Caroling Company during the holiday season, and performs professionally as a singer, model, and actor.
Biography:Melissa received her BA in dance from Grand Valley State University and has taught at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Grand Rapids Christian High School, several elementary schools across West Michigan and most recently with GRCT's Summer Repertory Theatre Intensive program. She is Co-Founder/Director of Grand Rapids Dance Project, a founding member/dancer at Dance In The Annex and an instructor and choreographer at Body Language Dance Company. Melissa has a passion for movement and enjoys exploring all forms of dance; from performing in George Balanchine's ballet, "La Source" to the live site specific modern dance, "They Were Displaced" in last year's ArtPrize. Melissa strongly believes ones soul is enriched through movement; she lives to inspire others to feel what she knows and loves. While continuing to further her own dance studies, Melissa regularly attends dance conventions and master classes throughout Michigan, Chicago and New York.
Rhonda Lehan first came to GRCT as an intern in 1998. Her love of theatre started before that, but Civic is where she really discovered her passion for it. Over the years, Rhonda has worn many hats at GRCT; she has worked in the box office selling tickets, as a House Manager, a Stage Manager, a Properties Designer, a teacher of classes and summer camps, and was even seen onstage a few times. She met her husband while they were cast together in SCROOGE, the Musical (1999)! Rhonda is putting her degree in theatre to use on a regular basis by working with many local professional, community and educational arts programs. Recently, she designed costumes for JTGR's production of BRILL, and she is the Stage Manager and Assistant Director for this season's production of HOLES at GRCT. Although Rhonda loves working as a Stage Manager and Designer, her favorite thing to do is to teach theatre! She is very excited to share her love of technical theatre and acting with students this year! She has taught students ages 4-80+. Rhonda and her husband, Jeff, have three children. In her free time, Rhonda runs a middle school drama club, coaches cheerleading, and sits on the Board of Directors for Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids.
30 N Division Ave
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Tel. 616.222.6653 Office Hours: 9am to 2pm M to F