(1/5) Gettysburg Community Theatre, the non-profit 501c3 organization located in the original Elks Lodge building at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in historic downtown Gettysburg, will offer a variety of theatre arts classes for children and adults this winter and spring beginning the week of January 9th. Students can register online at
www.GettysburgCommunityTheatre.org or by calling 717-334-2692 with credit card, or by visiting the box office with cash, check or credit card during box office hours 2-7pm Tuesdays-Fridays at GCT.
GCT’s Winter 2017 Session will be January 9th-February 24th, 2017 and will include the following courses that meet once a week. Mondays 6-7pm "Let It Go!" VOICE I for 4th-12th Grade. With instructor Michelle Rose Gorski, this class will focus on the acting aspect of song preparation, including presentation of the song as an actor. "Don’t just sing…act as well." Tell the
story of the song with your performance after careful character and lyric study. This voice class is great for the beginner as well as students who have lots of singing experience. On Tuesdays 6-7pm "Gonna Build A Mountain" Acting I for 4th-12th Grade. With instructor Misty Coy Snyder, this class will use fun theatre games and warm ups that will help students learn to use their voices and bodies
creating a solid foundation of what "tools" the actor needs to create memorable characters. This class is great for the beginning actor as well as students who have lots of acting experience. On Thursdays 6-7pm "My Favorite Things" Creative Dramatics I for PreK (age 4)-3rd Grade. With instructor, Ann Walsh, students will explore their imaginations through creative dramatics utilizing fun hats and
props, puppets, and musical instruments. Perfect for the beginner to be introduced to theatre arts.
Additionally, GCT will be offering two special one-time Saturday workshops on Shakespeare. January 28, 2017 2-4pm will be an Introduction to Shakespeare for Adults (minimum age 18). 'Tis time to explore the wit, comedy and muscular poetry of Shakespeare! Participants will workshop a monologue of their choice and rehearse a scene from Twelfth Night with a partner. Monologue
options (provided on the day) are from the following plays: Hamlet, Midsummer Nights Dream, The Merchant of Venice, and As You Like It. Instructor: Anna Kurtz.
February 18, 2017 2-4pm will be Introduction to Shakespeare for Students (6th-12th grade.)
Students will look at Shakespeare's iambic pentameter, use of sound to create emotional intensity, and basic stage-craft of the Globe Theatre. They will rehearse a scene of their choice from Hamlet or Much Ado About Nothing in pairs of two. Parents are welcome to come for the last twenty minutes of the workshop when students will perform their scenes together. Instructor:
Then GCT’s Spring 2017 Session 1 will be held February 27th-April 14th, 2017 to include Mondays 6-7pm "I Won’t Dance, Don’t Ask Me" Theatre Dance I starting February 27th for 4th-12th Grade. With instructor, Michelle Rose Gorski, this class will work on the staging and choreography of songs from Broadway musicals. This class is perfect for the beginner performer, as well
as those that have had dance training, but no dance experience is required to have fun in this song and dance class. Tuesdays 6-7pm "Any Dream Will Do" Improvisation III/IV for 4th-12th Grade. With instructor, Karen Land, this intermediate level improv class will have Improvisational Acting students continue learning about short form comedy as they work as an ensemble to develop team building
skills in this verbally and physically fast-paced class. This class is designed for the intermediate level student who has already taken at least two Improv courses here at GCT with this instructor. Improv I & II required as pre-requisite for this course. On Thursdays 6-7pm "Bon Voyage" Creative Dramatics II for PreK (age 4)-3rd Grade. With instructor, Ann Walsh, students will explore the world
around them and learn a few life lessons along the way as they hear and bring to life stories from around the globe. Perfect for the young actor who is has had at least one theatre arts class at GCT. Then on Saturdays 10am-Noon "Nice Work If You Can Get It" Acting II for 4th-12th Grade. With instructor, Misty Coy Snyder, this class teaches techniques for communicating effectively onstage with a
partner through script study and performance of scenes from plays. This class is designed for the beginning/intermediate actor as well as students who have lots of acting experience. Acting I or a previous theatre arts course at GCT is highly recommended as pre-requisite for this course.
Students can register online at www.GettysburgCommunityTheatre.org or by calling 717-334-2692 with credit card, or by visiting the box office with cash, check or credit card during box office hours 2-7pm Tuesdays-Fridays at GCT. Tickets are on sale now for Man Of La Mancha, The Diary Of Anne Frank, and GCT’s 9th Annual Gala “Hooray For Hollywood”. Auditions for Senior
Citizen singer/actors will be held at 6pm on January 9th and 10th at GCT for the musical Nunsense directed by Pamela Hurlbert. More information is available online.
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