CLASSES

 

Stages Bloomington - The only Theatre Company of its kind in Bloomington

After School Theatre Classes

 

Beginning Acting

Grades 1-3

In this exciting new class, young people will be introduced to the craft of acting.  Learn and play with stage direction, imagination, improv, and the basic techniques needed to perform well.  Whether you’re interested in being in future productions, or you want to build some self-confidence, this class will be a fun way to prepare for both!  

 

Registration is now closed.

Register by August 26!

Cost:  $150

When: Mondays, September 9 - Oct. 7, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Where: Stages Bloomington’s new Classrooms and Rehearsal Studio at Artisan Alley, 222 W. 2nd Street in Bloomington (map)

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New to Stages classes?  Visit our FAQ page or sign up for our newsletter 

 

Special Projects Class - By Audition

Grades 4-12

Auditions with Executive Director Pat Gleeson are required in order to join this Special Projects Class.  Please email Stages at info@stagesbloomington.com in order to set up an appointment with Mrs. Gleeson.  This class will provide a number of special opportunities to perform around Bloomington, and it will offer the professional training needed to boost your already prodigious talents! 

 

Registration is now closed.

Register by August 26, 2019!

Cost:  $150

When: Wednesdays, September 4 - December 17, 4:15pm to 5:30pm

Where: Stages Bloomington’s new Classrooms and Rehearsal Studio at Artisan Alley, 222 W. 2nd Street in Bloomington (map

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New to Stages classes?  Visit our FAQ page or sign up for our newsletter 

Intermediate Acting

Grades 3-6

For five weeks, young actors will focus on working with classic scenes from the world canon of theatre.  Stretch your acting muscles!  Challenge yourself!  Come learn and have fun with other young people your age.  

Registration is now closed.

Register by October 1, 2019

Cost:  $150

When:  Thursdays, First Session:  Sept. 5 - Oct. 3, 4:15-5:15pm

               Second Session: Oct. 10-Nov. 7, 2019, 4:15 - 5:15pm

Where:  Stages Bloomington’s new Classrooms and Rehearsal Studio at Artisan Alley, 222 W. 2nd Street in Bloomington (map

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Practical Shakespeare

Open to Teens and Adults!

So you want to be an actor, but Shakespeare scares you.  Or maybe you want to be a more informed audience member.  This class is for you!  Study with a master – IU Theatre Professor Jonathan Michaelsen.  Learn how to read, understand, and deliver the beautiful language of Shakespeare.  This very special class is for both teens and adults. 

Registration is now closed.

Registration open until October 1, 2019

Cost:  $150

When: Thursdays, Oct. 10 - Nov. 7, 5:10 - 6:10pm

Where:  Stages Bloomington’s new Classrooms and Rehearsal Studio at Artisan Alley, 222 W. 2nd Street in Bloomington (map

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Improv with Jonathan Michaelsen

 Open to Teens and Adults!

Join IU Theatre professor Jonathan Michaelsen for five exciting improv classes!  This new fall class is now open to teen and adult actors. Stretch your mind, your body, and your imagination as you learn to cut loose and let the creative juices flow.  In addition to his many directing credits at Indiana University, Professor Michaelsen worked with the world-famous improv group Second City in Chicago. Come learn the tricks of the trade from a consummate theatre professional!   Adults and teens are both welcome! 

Registration is now CLOSED!

 

Register by August 30, 2019!

Cost:  $150

When:  Thursdays, September 5 - October 3, 2019, 5:10pm to 6:10pm

Where:  Stages Bloomington’s new Classrooms and Rehearsal Studio at Artisan Alley, 222 W. 2nd Street in Bloomington (map)

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Our classes do fill up, so be sure to register early!

 

 
 

Saturday Theatre Classes

 

All New - Fall Triple Threat 

 Open to actors and singers grades 3-6 and 7-12

At Stages, Triple Threat means acting, singing, and dancing, and this fall version is all-new!  If you've never set foot on a stage, or you could use some extra practice, this class is for you. Spend your Saturday afternoons this fall having fun and learning new things! 

Registration is now closed.

 

Register by October 10, 2019!

Cost: $150 - new low price!

When:  FIRST SESSION: Saturdays, September 7 - October 5, 2019, 1-4pm

              SECOND SESSION: Saturdays, October 12 - November 8

Where:  Stages Bloomington’s new Classrooms and Rehearsal Studio at Artisan Alley, 222 W. 2nd Street in Bloomington (map)

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Creative Dramatics

Grades K-2

Join actress and storyteller Gail Bray for a theatre arts adventure! Something new each semester! Youngsters new to theatre will find lots to love in this introduction to improve, story, and movement. Final class includes a brief showcase for friends and family. Open to children, grades K-2.

 

Registration is now closed.

Register by October 10, 2019!

Cost:  $80

When:  Saturdays, Oct. 12 - Nov. 2, 2019, 9:30am - 11:00am

Where:  Stages Bloomington’s new Classrooms and Rehearsal Studio at Artisan Alley, 222 W. 2nd Street in Bloomington (map)

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PRODUCTION CLASSES 

Take the stage! With Stages, you are not just in a show, you are in a fully staged production which is also a class taught by experienced theatre professionals - directors, instructors, performers - who have a talent for creating good theatre as well as coaching and mentoring young actors.  Shows involve four or more performances and are promoted and open to the public.

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

Grades 5-12

Get in on the magic of Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp!  Actors in grades 5-12 are invited to join this exciting production class featuring a classic non-musical version of this well-loved tale.  It's the perfect show for actors who love acting!

Registration is now CLOSED.

 

Register by August 17, 2019!

Cost: $350

When:  Saturdays, 9am-12pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-8:30pm

August 24, 2019 - November 3, 2019

Where:  Stages Bloomington’s new Classrooms and Rehearsal Studio at Artisan Alley, 222 W. 2nd Street in Bloomington (map)

 

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Hanukkah Harriet - A World Premiere

Grades 4-12

For the winter holiday season Stages Bloomington and The Jewish Theatre of Bloomington have commissioned a new play!   This production is part of the Special Projects Class, and it requires an individual audition with Executive Director Pat Gleeson.  Please email Stages at info@stagesbloomington.com to set up an audition or to find out more.  The Special Projects Class will also include other unique performing opportunities.  Stay tuned!

Registration is now OPEN! 

 

Register by August 30, 2019!

Cost: $150

When:  Wednesdays, Sept. 4 - Dec. 17, 2019, 4:15-5:30pm

Where:  Stages Bloomington’s new Classrooms and Rehearsal Studio at Artisan Alley, 222 W. 2nd Street in Bloomington (map)

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John Brown's Body

Grades 9-12

Part of Stages' "American Mosaic" series, John Brown's Body is an oratorio from the poem by Stephen Vincent Benet, which delves into the many stories from the Civil War.  This production will be performed by Stages' Artists in Residence, with a limited number of teen actors accepted after auditions with Executive Director Pat Gleeson.  For more information and to set up an audition, please email info@stagesbloomington.com.  

Rehearsals will begin in November, 2019. 

Performances:  February 14-16, 2020 in Stages Black Box Theatre.

Matilda - The Musical

Grades 5-12

Meet Matilda, a precocious little girl who is ignored by her parents and bullied by the headmistress at school. With a wry sense of humor and a penchant for justice, she will win your heart. 

 

A "Best Musical" Tony winner based on Roald Dahl's popular children's novel,  Matilda is a triumphant tale - exuberant, quirky, and over-the-top fun!

Registration is now OPEN!

Rehearsals begin in December 2019.

Performances run March 5-8, 2020.

PLEASE NOTE: Because of casting considerations, we can only take 15 actors in grades 5th, 6th and 7th.  Register early! If we exceed this number, we will contact you and put your child on the waiting list.  

 

 

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The Lion King Jr. - The Musical

Grades 3-6

Hamlet with animals?  Whatever.  Join Stages as Simba and his friends find their way to family and redemption.  With all the popular Disney songs, what's not to like?

Registration opens November 15, 2019.

Rehearsals begin February 2020.

Performances run April 24-26, 2020

Just So Stories

Grades 3-8

How did the camel get its hump?  How did the tiger get its stripes?  Or humans fire?  Classic storyteller Rudyard Kipling has some suggestions, and this charming show will enthrall actors and audiences alike! Part of Stages' series, Classic Stories for New Audiences.

Registration opens January, 2020.

Rehearsals begin February 8, 2020.

Performances run May 8 -10, 2020

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