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January 06, 2011

Youth theater classes at Playhouse

Enrollment is now open for winter Youth Theatre Classes at the Laguna Playhouse. Children ages 6 to18 can learn the skills of performing live on stage through 10-week classes including creative drama, acting fundamentals, intermediate acting, acting for teens and musical theatre workshop.

The Creative Drama Workshop, open to children ages 6 to 8, is an introduction to acting, where students will explore self-expression through creative dramatics and acting exercises and will learn to increase their imagination, concentration and memorization skills. The class will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays from Monday through March 28 at the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach. Cost is $200 per child.


Aspiring actors ages 9 to 11 will learn "how to" with monologues, improvisation, scenes and audition techniques in the acting fundamentals course, where their individual creative needs will be nurtured and explored. Taught by Jane Hilary, classes will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, from Tuesday through March 22 at the Woman's Club of Laguna Beach. Cost is $200.

All ages are welcome in this discovery process of acting skills while working on scenes, monologues, ensemble pieces and character work in the Intermediate Acting class, which will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays from Wednesday through March 23 at the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach. Cost is $200.

Open to teens ages 13 to 18, Acting For Teens is a rapidly-moving course that will offer continuous work on "using and working from self" as well as audition techniques, monologues, scene study, improvisation, and basic character work. The class will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, from Thursday through March 24 at the Boys & Girls Club. Cost is $200.

Perfect for beginning and intermediate students, the Musical Theatre Workshop will teach kids ages 9 to 12 healthy singing techniques, ensemble songs, and how to present yourself at an audition. Each student will also work on individual song selections. Led by Diane King Vann, classes will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, from Jan. 15 through April 2 at the Laguna Playhouse. Cost is $225.

For more information, visit To enroll in a class, call Kelly Herman at (949) 497-2787, Ext. 230.

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