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La Center Theatre currently offers four theatre classes. Scroll down to see how to join!

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The American Musical
A Theatre Exploration Class

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Broaden your understanding of this distinctly American art form.

No singing required!

 

This course will provide an overview of the history, evolution, and impact of a distinctly American art form: the musical. This course will explore the history and practice of musical theatre. Starting with the American musical’s roots, the class will continue with Show Boat, the musicals of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, and contemporary shows. 

This course is open to all students and is not a performance-based class. Join us as we geek out over our favorite shows. Sing-a-longs are not required (but also not discouraged!)

Sign up for The American Musical when you schedule your classes.

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Acting

Acting class is open to all students and does not require an audition 

 

Acting class allows you to learn the skills of an actor in a low-pressure environment. In this class we break down the core elements of acting for the stage and learn the fundamentals in a safe, encouraging setting. You will learn skills that you can apply far beyond the stage such as public speaking, improvisation, projection, and memorization. In acting class, you will learn all the essential building blocks of theatre so you can audition for Advanced Acting and the stage when you are ready. 

Sign up for Acting when you schedule your classes.

Stagecraft

Experience the artistry and technology of theatre 

 

Stagecraft is for anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the artistry of theatre without taking the stage themselves. In Stagecraft you will learn about many aspects of technical theatre including lighting, sound design, costumes, and set construction. Stagecraft combines art and technology to create captivating environments and experiences. Your work is directly transferred to the stage and what you create, be it soundscapes, lighting designs, or set pieces, are critical components that make up theatre at La Center High School.

Stagecraft is open to 10th- 12th grades and requires an application to be considered for the class. Applications are due by 3/21/22.

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Advanced Acting

Open your world to new possibilities and experience new adventures 

 

Advanced Acting is an immersive, hands-on course that allows you to build acting skills and an understanding of theatre through staged performances. In Advanced Acting you will be a cast member in the fall play, perform in small groups, and study scripts while learning about the history and cultural impacts of theatre as an art form. You will perform monologues, analyze text, build characters and compete in our annual lip-sync competition.

Advanced Acting is open to all grade levels (Freshmen must have a recommendation from their current drama teacher) and requires an audition.