Winter 2020

Registration begins November 1, 2019

 Winter 2020 Schedule

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8 Weeks January 25 – March 14
NEW PRODUCTION CLASSES ON SUNDAYS!

Little Twisters 

4-4:45pm MONDAYS – Musical Theatre featuring Disney Songs (starting January 13) – Ages 4-5 ONLY
Welcome to the world of Disney! Imaginations spring to life as you perform a medley from the Academy Award and Tony Award winning Disney songbook. 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. Songs include:  ‘Do You Want to Build a Snowman’ from Frozen, ‘We’re All in This Together’ from High School Musical, ‘Gaston’ from Beauty and the Beast, ‘Almost There’ from The Princess and the Frog, ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’ from Pinocchio, and ‘It’s a Small World After All’ from the Disney World ride. There will be a performance of the songs from the class on the last day of class, March 2nd, at 4:30pm; at the end, each actor will take their professional bow!


4-4:45pm TUESDAYS – Musical Theatre featuring Disney Songs PLUS (starting January 14) – Ages 6-7 ONLY
Welcome to the world of Disney! Imaginations spring to life as you perform a medley from the Academy Award and Tony Award winning Disney songbook. 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. This class will also work on memorizing lines from short scenes and learn how to perform them. Songs include:  ‘Do You Want to Build a Snowman’ from Frozen, ‘We’re All in This Together’ from High School Musical, ‘Gaston’ from Beauty and the Beast, ‘Almost There’ from The Princess and the Frog, ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’ from Pinocchio, and ‘It’s a Small World After All’ from the Disney World ride . There will be a performance of the songs from the class on the last day of class, March 3rd, at 4:30pm; at the end, each actor will take their professional bow!


SATURDAYS 

YOUTH (7-10 yrs)

9-10:30am Production Class featuring The Great Fruit Escape
A musical comedy by John Rea and Lauren Rosenberger
Directed by John Rea
This one act musical comedy concerns a fridge full of fruit and their plan to escape after their cherished human family goes on vacation. Become your favorite fruit and explode with flavor. Learn to project your voice, build a character and take your dancing skills to the next level. There will be performance on Saturday, March 14 at 7 PM. All students participating in this class must be available for the performance.

11am From Page to Stage: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Instructor: Emma Ditnes
This NEW class takes scenes from classic books and brings them to life on stage with your help. Develop your acting skills while becoming classic characters from your favorite books. Build your confidence, project your voice and memorize your lines!

12pm Musical Theatre featuring songs from Shrek
Instructor: John Rea
Let your freak flag fly! Try out your inner Broadway voice as you become Shrek, Donkey, Fiona, Pinocchio and more from Broadway’s Shrek with music and lyrics by Jeanine Tesori. You’ll learn to harmonize on ‘I Think I Got You Beat.’ You’ll get to take your dancing skills to the next level with ‘Freak Flag.’ ‘I Know It’s Today’ will develop your acting and characterization skills. ‘Big Bright Beautiful World’ will build and strengthen your voice. A must for building your musical theatre presence! We encourage students to perform one of these songs at our March 7th Open Mic Night in front of an audience.

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!

SUNDAYS

10-11:30am Production Class
Directed by Mwazhuwa Kuretu
This production class will feature a kid friendly one act play and bring it to life on stage. There will be great parts for everyone! Discover your acting skills and creativity and put it all to use as you portray fun and challenging characters.

On Sunday, March 15th there will be a performance at 6:30 PM. All students participating in this class must be available for the performance.

MIDDLERS (11-14 yrs) & TEENS (15-18 yrs)

9am Scene Study featuring Dear Evan Hansen
Instructor: Emma Ditnes
The hit Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen is beloved for its songs but the scenes have great power, too. This class focuses on the scenes between Evan and his family and social world. Not a tune to be sung but rather an in depth look at how to play the complex roles in the musical. Take your acting to the next level.

10am Acting with Props
Instructor: Emma Ditnes
This class is perhaps one of the most important courses to take as a rising actor. Learn how to use props to help reveal your character. From pens to letters to glasses to stuffed animals – these items, when manipulated correctly, can bring an audience to tears or heighten suspense. Scenes from contemporary plays will be rehearsed in class.

11am Musical Theatre featuring songs from A Chorus Line
Instructor: John Rea
Are you ready to become a “singular sensation?” Now you can portray some of the classic characters from this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical. Strengthen your confidence and musical theatre presence as you learn songs and dances from A Chorus Line. Dive into ‘I Hope I Get it’, ‘Nothing’, ‘One’ and more. Learn to project your voice, take your dance moves to the next level, and interpret these fantastic songs as only you can.

12pm Acting Shakespeare
Instructor: Emma Ditnes
This is definitely NOT much ado about nothing. This class is a must for the cast of our production of Much Ado About Nothing and every actor who wants to take on Shakespeare. Learn to break down the language and put a Shakespearean character into your body. Scenes from Shakespeare’s comedies will be rehearsed. Learn to memorize your lines, project your voice, enunciate clearly, and animate your body to fit the character.

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!

SUNDAYS

1-3pm Production Class (Ages 13-18)
Directed by Liz Fredette
Put your acting and performance skills to the test in a one act play. You already know the basics of line memorization and character creation—now take those skills to the next level. Use your text and prior experience to make bold decisions that reveal how your character moves, talks, emotes, and interacts. Discover the art of collaboration by working with other talented actors under the guidance of the director. Due to the short time frame in which to put up this production, this class will move quickly and require outside of rehearsal work by each student in line memorization and character development.

There will be a performance on March 15th at 8pm. All students participating in this class must be available for the performance.

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Tuition: $200 per 8-week class. Tuition for production classes is $250.

FINE PRINT

Classes are 1 hour in length except for Production Classes.

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

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