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 our office at 616-222-6653.
One-Act Performance Block: Gulliver's Travels
Faraway Islands and mysterious creatures take center stage in this exhilarating adventure based on the famous Jonathan Swift novel! This creative adaptation first performed at Seattle Children's Theatre allows young performers to explore multiple roles as Gulliver travels through strange and distant lands. 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 4:30-6:30pmMarch 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.
Eirann Betka is thrilled to have been teaching at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre since 2012, and is even more thrilled to be the current Outreach Specialist. She studied theater at Aquinas College and produces several shows throughout Grand Rapids. Her love of improvisational theatre has kept her busy as the director of Comedy Outlet Mondays, a captain and workshop teacher at No Outlet Improv Troupe, and the founder of Funny Girls- an all female comedy group. She also serves on the executive committees of The Grand Rapids Improv Festival, Grand Rapids Pride, and is a member of the Board of Directors at Dog Story Theater.
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