Camps & Classes

Winter 2018 Theater Classes

Class sessions are offered for the fall, winter and spring. Parents and friends are not permitted to watch or participate in classes unless noted. Class instructors are subject to change. Classes can be cancelled due to lack of enrollment.

Registration is underway. Register at our online registration site  or in-person at the community center on Calais Road. Please note that registration is on a first come, first served basis and enrollment is strictly limited to 12 for each class. Fees are non-refundable unless the offered class is cancelled.

Class: Theater Games
Who: Students ages 5-7 Fee: $150.00
One of the most useful classes for early developing actors as well as those who just want to get back to the basics. Although the games are fun, they truly instill some of the most basic elements that an actor needs. It’s a genuine actor’s workout. Through these various games the student will learn and exercise elements such as concentration, imagination, focus, creativity etc.
Day and Time Instructor Meeting Dates
Mondays
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Stephanie Bianchini February 5, 12, 26
March 5, 12, 19, 26
April 9
Class: Dance Party
Who: Students ages 6-8 Fee: $150.00
Who said partying was just for weekends? Come party with us, play party games and dance your heart out! Learn dances to the best party songs such as the Whip Nae Nae, Cupid Shuffle and Cotton Eye Joe.
Day and Time Instructor Meeting Dates
Thursdays
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Stephanie Bianchini February 8, 15
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
April 12
Class: Drama for the Young Actor
Who: Students ages 6-8 Fee: $150.00
All the world’s a stage! Casting all actors and actresses for our new drama class! Every week your thespians will learn about the theater through acting exercises and games. Feel free to dress up as your favorite characters! Our actors will put on a short performance at the end of the course.
Day and Time Instructor Meeting Dates
Wednesdays
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Stephanie Bianchini February 7, 14, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 11
Class: Broadway Bound for the Younger Set
Who: Students ages 5-7 (must be in Kindergarten) Fee: $150.00
This class is for the young performer who loves to sing, dance and act! In a fun, relaxed environment, students will visit all three disciplines while learning various Broadway musical numbers. Students will engage in games and exercises which build skills in group awareness, listening, memorization, speech, creativity, pace and energy. Each class consists of physical and vocal warm-ups, theatre activities and exploring their favorite Broadway shows.
Day and Time Instructor Meeting Dates
Thursdays
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cari Sanchez February 8, 15, 22
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Class: Broadway Bound for the Older Set
Who: Students ages 8-14 Fee: $150.00
This is a fun and upbeat musical theatre class for students exploring the performing arts. This class will hone performance skills while learning famous Broadway musical numbers. This class consists of a physical and vocal warm-up, theatre exercises and rehearsing routines from popular Broadway shows.
Day and Time Instructor Meeting Dates
Thursdays
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Cari Sanchez February 8, 15, 22
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Class: Audition Intensive
Who: Students ages 10+ Fee: $150.00
This class is for the student who has some experience with musical theater and would like to prepare to audition for main stage productions here at Brundage Park Playhouse or elsewhere. Tips on what to do, what to expect, what to bring, what to prepare, resumes and headshots are some of the topics we will discuss. This class will also focus on acting through a song selection and various vocal techniques.
Day and Time Instructor Meeting Dates
Mondays
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cari Sanchez February 5, 12, 26
March 5, 12, 19, 26
April 9

 THE STAFF…

Stephanie Bianchini is thrilled to return to Brundage Park Playhouse, which was her home away from home growing up.  From performing in multiple productions to stage managing to assistant directing at Summer Stages, she experienced the many facets of theater.   As a Randolph High School graduate, Stephanie performed in several musicals and dance showcases.  It was through the RHS Dance Program that she discovered her love of dance in addition to acting.  She recently graduated from Drew University where she majored in psychology and minored in creative writing.  Currently, she is pursuing her dreams of being a Disney princess, actress, and dancer by starting her own business, Princess Magic, and working at Sports Universe.  She recently directed the camp show at Tamarack Day Camp and is looking forward to fall at Brundage!

 

Cari Sanchez is a born and raised Jersey girl and a graduate of Montclair State University’s Theatre Program.  With a vast musical theatre background she has performed in productions such as Footloose, The Sound of Music, Cabaret, Crazy for You, Bye Bye Birdie, Peter Pan, Tommy, Parade, Pippin, Oklahoma, Shrek, and the list goes on.  Cari recently returned home after 5 years working with Norwegian Cruise Line as a principal Vocalist/Dancer on various ships around the world including the Norwegian Getaway where she originated the role of Elle/Margot in Legally Blonde the Musical at sea.  She is also one of the principal vocalists for the famous, world-wide ballroom sensation Burn the Floor.  You might have seen her in the Brundage Park Playhouse production of Elf, playing the role of Jovie.  She is looking forward to meeting you!