Winter 2019

Registration begins November 1, 2018

 Winter 2019 Schedule

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8 Weeks January 26 – March 16

Little Twisters (4-6 yrs) NEW TIME!
4:15 -5 pm MONDAYS – Musical Theatre featuring The Lion King (STARTING JANUARY 14)
4:15-5 pm TUESDAYS – Musical Theatre featuring The Lion King (STARTING JANUARY 15)
Instructors: John Rea and Emma Ditnes.
Find your roar! Imaginations spring to life as you become Simba, Nala, Timon, Pumbaa and more from Disney’s The Lion King. Learn how to speak, sing and dance for an audience. Find your voice and build confidence as you learn to speak and sing clearly…all the way to the BACK ROW! Coordinate your body and create dance moves that reveal character. Memorize lines from a short scene and learn how to perform them. Songs include: I Just Can’t Wait to Be King, Hakuna Matata, Be Prepared and Circle of Life. On the last day of class, March 4th and 5th at 4:45pm, there will be a performance of the songs and scene from the class; at the end, each actor will take their professional bow!

SATURDAYS

Youth (7-10 yrs)

9-10:30 am Production Class featuring Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
A new musical comedy by John Rea based upon the award-winning book by Doreen Cronin
Directed by John Rea, Choreography TBA
Get your moo on! Farmer Brown realizes he has a problem when he begins to hear typing sounds coming from his barn. He soon finds out that cows have found an old typewriter in the barn and are using it to type notes requesting things from Farmer Brown, such as electric blankets to keep them warm at night. Farmer Brown refuses, so the cows, who are willing to withhold their milk until they get what they ask for, go on strike. Great parts for everyone where you’ll learn how to strengthen your voice, develop new dance steps and work on your comic timing. There will be a performance on the last day of the class, March 16th at 7pm

11am Musical Theatre featuring songs from The Sound of Music
Instructor: John Rea and Joy Orlemann
The hills are alive with the sound of the Von Trapp Family Singers. Step into the shoes of the Von Trapp children and perform ‘The Sound of Music’, ‘Do, Re, Mi’ and ‘My Favorite Things’. Learn to strengthen your voice, stretch your dancing skills and sing in harmony. If you love the movie, then you’ll certainly love this class!

12pm Scenes from Matilda
Instructor: Emma Ditnes
You’ve read the award-winning book. Maybe you’ve even seen the hit Broadway musical. Now it’s time for you to bring Matilda to life at MacGuffin.  Matilda is the story of an extraordinary girl with extraordinary powers. Develop your acting skills while becoming Matilda and her friends and enemies (Miss Trunchbull). Build your confidence, project your voice and memorize your lines!

1pm Comedy Improv (Ages 9-14)
Instructor: Jen Jaynes
Making people laugh is one of the great joys in life. Get your funny on while you learn to create comedy on the spot, using simple suggestions and your own top-of-your-head responses. Comedy and the ability to bring humor to a situation serves you in every aspect of your life. We have a long tradition of creating comedy improv at MacGuffin, with our expert comedians performing in This Side Up Comedy Improv Troupe. This class is a perfect first step in learning how to work with partners, make up wacky jokes and characters, and test your limits…all while having a great time! If you like the tv show Whose Line is it Anyway, you can’t miss this class!

Middlers (11-14 yrs) & Teens (15-18 yrs)

10am One Actor, One Spotlight
Instructor: Emma Ditnes
Need help finding a great monologue you can use for auditions? This class is designed for you. From our vast log of teen and young adult monologues, we’ll help you choose one that will show off what you can do. You’ll learn how to create a solo character, give that character an articulate voice, and find confidence in your unique character interpretation. Students are invited to present their monologues in front of a live audience on March 2 at 7 PM.

11am Acting Shakespeare
Instructor: Liz Fredette
Have you been cast in our production of Hamlet? Have you wanted to take on a new acting challenge? If the answer is ‘yes’ to either question, then sign up today for this amazing class! Actors will engage in scenes from some of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. You will learn how to “speak the speech trippingly on the tongue.” Dive into character work and build depth into your portrayals. It’s not as hard as you might think. In fact, it’s really fun!

12pm Musical Theater featuring songs from Hit Musicals
Instructor: John Rea
Learn to project and strengthen your voice, take your dance moves to the next level, and interpret hit musical theater songs as only you can. Join in the fun as you challenge yourself to become a better actor.

1pm Comedy Improv (Ages 9-14)
Instructor: Jen Jaynes
Making people laugh is one of the great joys in life. Get your funny on while you learn to create comedy on the spot, using simple suggestions and your own top-of-your-head responses. Comedy and the ability to bring humor to a situation serves you in every aspect of your life. We have a long tradition of creating comedy improv at MacGuffin, with our expert comedians performing in This Side Up Comedy Improv Troupe. This class is a perfect first step in learning how to work with partners, make up wacky jokes and characters, and test your limits…all while having a great time! If you like the tv show Whose Line is it Anyway, you can’t miss this class!

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Tuition: $200 per 8-week class. Production class tuition is $250

FINE PRINT

Classes are 1 hour in length. The Production Class is 1 hour 30 minutes.

Tuition will NOT be refundable after the 1st week of classes.

Our email address is info@macguffintf.com

Classes are held at the Adrienne 2030 Sansom Street, 2nd floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

A limited number of scholarships and work/study’s are available for MacGuffin classes on a financial need basis. Learn More