Winter Registration Opens for Studio Americana Performing Arts Programs

Variety of youth theatre programs offered in Plymouth and Carver

Studio Americana’s production of Aladdin

McGRATHPR.com – Americana Theatre Company’s (ATC) Studio Americana youth performing arts classes are now open for Winter 2018 registration.  Classes begin the second full week of January.  Plymouth programs are held at The Spire Center for Performing Arts, 25 ½ Court Street, Plymouth.  Carver offerings are held through Carver Recreation Committee at Carver Middle-High School Auditorium, 60 South Meadow Road, Carver.

Studio Americana’s mission is to develop talent, inspire creativity, and prepare students to activate their dreams. Studio Americana offers premiere training in theatre and musical theatre for students at affordable rates.

The Reluctant Dragon is offered for aspiring elementary school age actors.  This class gives young students an opportunity to discover the magic of the stage, learn stage presence, confidence, and basic vocal technique as they rehearse and perform a show!  In The Reluctant Dragon, Widget and his pal Hairytoes discover a dragon lurking a cave. Their secret is exposed by neighborhood bullies, the Grody Gobsters. Suddenly the entire town is whipped into a fury and the cry goes up:”The Dragon Must be Slayed!”  Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 7 pm beginning January 7.  A performance will be held at the end of the program, date to be announced.

Middle and high school students are offered our debut program in Screenplay Writing.  This class guides students through the fundamentals of format required to write an actual movie screenplay.  Their product will be the script used for”Filmmaking” and will be shown during a red carpet movie premiere,date to be announced.  Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7 pm beginning January 8.

A February vacation program in Film Making is offered from February 18 through 22, 9 am to 5 pm at The Spire Center, Plymouth.  Students learn the mechanics of shooting a short movie – from being behind the camera or behind the scenes working as the director, camera operator, sound person, makeup, hair and more. Every student has an active role in the movie making script written by our “Screen Writing” class.  The final cut movie will be shown during a red carpet movie premiere, date to be announced. 

In Carver, Bringing a Story to Life is offered for students in grades Pre-K through Grade 1.  Students discover the magic of the stage, learning stage presence, confidence and basic vocal techniques as they perform a show.  Classes are held for 6 weeks on Wednesdays from 4 to 5 pm beginning January 9.

For grades 2 through 5, Bringing a Story to Life offers students education on the mechanics of the theatre from start to finish as they write, direct and perform an original story. Classes are held for 6 weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 5 pm beginning January 8.

Studio Americana’s production of Into the Woods, courtesy image

For grades 6 through 8, Musical Theatre students discover the magic of the stage, learning stage presence,confidence, and basic vocal technique as they perform a Broadway-style show in a showcase performance. Classes are held for 6 weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 4 pm beginning January 8.

For complete Plymouth program descriptions, schedules and tuition information, visit americanatheatre.org/studio,call 508-591-0282, or follow Studio Americana and Americana Theatre Company on Facebook or Twitter.  For complete Carver program descriptions, schedules and tuition information, visit carverma.myrec.com, email carverrecreation@gmail.com, or follow Carver Recreation Committee on Facebook.

About Americana Theatre Company

Americana Theatre Company (ATC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit professional theatre company serving the Greater Plymouth region since 2011. ATC is also home to Studio Americana, educational arts programs for budding performing artists. Managing Director David Friday, Artistic Director Jesse Sullivan, and Director of Education Erin Friday work together to fulfill the vision of opening a professional theatre in America’s Hometown, with a commitment to hiring directors, actors, and designers of the highest caliber.   ATC’s audiences discover that story is paramount. Stories entertain, teach, and thrill us – inspiring the betterment of mankind and aid in revealing the hidden mysteries of life. ATC’s mission is to enliven the cultural atmosphere of the Plymouth community by offering excellent, entertaining performances and theatre education to residents and visitors alike. For more information, visit americanatheatre.org,call 508-591-0282, or follow Studio Americana and Americana Theatre Company on Facebook or Twitter.