envision classes and camps for ages 16+ : The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

Classes & Camps for Ages 16+




This class is the perfect combination of core fundamental acting exercises, scene study and audition preparation. Students will be given a practical set of tools to help them with the basic dramatic expectations of the actor, as well as helping them find their way with a script. Work on building a scene with a partner and how to connect the scene to the play. This class also focuses on developing monologue material and learning to experience each audition as a welcome performance opportunity. Whether you are new to acting or have auditioned for several shows, you will feel supported and have something to add to your repertoire for successful acting.

Date: Tuesdays, February 4 - March 10
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Requirements: Ages 16+
Class Fee:$85


Ever wanted to audition for Thoroughly Modern Millie or Mamma Mia, but those dance sequences just make you nervous? This is the perfect class to help ease all your worries about the dance portion of your upcoming auditions! Learn period and social dance styles like the waltz, Charleston, salsa, and even disco to help you gain knowledge of dance basics in multiple areas. Work on partnering skills, body awareness and memorization of choreography, all while dancing to the best of musical theatre and getting great exercise!

Date: Saturdays, February 8 - March 14
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Requirements: Ages 16+
Class Fee:$85

NEW Spring Adult Feature Offering Music, Theatre

and Dance Audition Intensive

$20 per session or all three for $49
(Discount will be applied when all three sessions are added to your cart.)

Preparing for upcoming auditions? Need to brush up on your technique? This course encapsulates many of the styles and forms that will be represented on our stage in the upcoming 2020-2021 season!


Find the perfect monologue suited for you. Whether you are new to auditioning, or interested in refreshing your technique, this session reviews/teaches cold reading techniques needed to be prepared for both audition and callback scene work.

Date: Saturday, March 21,2020
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Instructor: Stephen Carver
Class Fee: $20 (or take all 3 sessions for $49!)


One-on-One coaching to help you select and learn a 16 bar selection/cut that is unique to your type and even specific to shows you are auditioning for. Learn how to prepare your sheet music for an accompanist, and work on memorization techniques and acting the song.

Date: Saturday, March 28,2020
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Instructor: Tony Humrichouser
Class Fee: $20 (or take all 3 sessions for $49!)


Learn and review the basics of a dance audition including how to dress, tips to learn choreography quickly, and learning combinations in musical theatre dance styles. We will cover basic terminology, quality of movement, and musicality skills to help bring your character to life in an audition.

Date: Saturday, April 4,2020
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Instructor: Lesa Dencklau
Class Fee: $20 (or take all 3 sessions for $49!)

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