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Henry Fonda Theatre Academy

CLASSES FOR YOUTH

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CLASSES FOR LITTLE ONES

BROADWAY BABIES

MOMMY & ME CLASS

AGES 1 – 4
Cost: $90.00
Tuesdays | 10:30 am – 11:15 am | September 13 – October 25

Come under the sea and experience the wonders of musical theatre! Little ones & their caretaker will drift down the lazy river and race through the currents in finding rhythm. Dance the ocean blues away with Ariel and Sabastian under the sea. Help retell the story of Dory and Marlin as they search for Nemo. Students will focus on their sounds & speech, vocal expression, and movement. Using props, puppets, and various crafts, students will engage in all aspects of musical theatre. Join us for some fishy fun!

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SUPER STORYTELLERS

AGES 5 – 7
Cost: $100.00
Saturdays | 10:00 am – 11:00 am | September 17 – November 5

We are heading deep into the jungle this semester! Building on storytelling skills, students will continue to act, sing, and dance their way alongside Baloo the Bear in musical numbers like “I Wanna Be Like You.” Students will take part in Readers’ Theatre pieces, engage in puppetry, create musical instruments, and so much more! We will continue strengthening our voices and confidence. Students will perform their pieces at the final showcase. Don’t miss out on this adventure!

Final Showcase: November 5 – Call Time: 2:30pm / Show Starts: 3:00pm

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CLASSES FOR ELEMENTARY

FUNdamentals of MUSICAL THEATRE

AGES 8 – 11
Cost: $100.00
Saturdays | 10:00 am – 11:00 am | September 17 – November 5

All experience levels ages 8 – 11 are invited to join us for FUNdamentals of Musical Theatre! Students will engage in Dance DISNEY, as well as Readers’ Theatre, learning rhythm and beat, singing silly songs and tongue twisters, and acting out stories. Students enrolled in this class will also begin the Art of Improvisation through fun games and exercises. We will learn about our instrument – the voice – and work on projection, diction, and pitch. Students will perform their pieces at the final showcase. Get ready to dance, sing, act, and have some FUN!

Final Showcase: November 5 – Call Time: 2:30pm / Show Starts: 3:00pm

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PREMIERE PLAY

AGES 10 – 15
Cost: $100.00
Tuesdays | 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm | September 13 – November 1

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to write a musical? Well, here’s the chance! Premiere Play allows students to create their own original musical theatre work. As a class, they will write the script, create the songs, and choreograph the dances. The students will be given an initial problem to solve or situation to address to help start their project. And with the help of our teaching staff, they will have a show in 8 weeks! We will have tons of fun tossing around ideas and making up new dance moves. The students will get to perform the world premiere of their original musical theatre work during our final class session!

Final Showcase: November 1 – Show Starts: 6:30 pm

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CLASSES FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

MUSICAL THEATRE MAGIC

AGES 12 – 14
Cost: $100.00
Saturdays | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | September 17 – November 5

All experience levels ages 12 – 14 are invited to join us for Musical Theatre Magic! Students will engage in scene work, learning choreography, and in beginner’s music theory. Through shows like Once on this Island, Seussical, and Grease, learners will get a glimpse into musical theatre history & have the opportunity to bring iconic characters to life. Students will perform their pieces at the final showcase. Acting, singing, dancing – they’ll do it all this semester at OCP!

Final Showcase: November 5 – Call Time: 2:30pm / Show Starts: 3:00pm

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YOUTH IMPROV

AGES 10 – 14
Cost: $100.00
Saturdays | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | September 17 – November 5

Improv is more than just thinking on your feet! All experience levels age 10 – 14 are welcome in this introduction to the art of improvisation. Through games & exercises, students will learn the rules of improv, how to set up & finish a scene, and how to tell a story in the middle. Family & friends are invited to attend the last 30 minutes of class during our last session.

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CHOREOGRAPHY

AGES 12 – 18
Cost: $100.00
Mondays | 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm | September 12 – October 31

This beginner-intermediate class will give every student the opportunity to learn choreography from some of their favorite musicals. Students will learn what it’s like to attend a dance audition and will perform a number at the final showcase.

Final Showcase: November 5 – Call Time: 2:30pm / Show Starts: 3:00pm

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PREMIERE PLAY

AGES 10 – 15
Cost: $100.00
Tuesdays | 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm | September 13 – November 1

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to write a musical? Well, here’s the chance! Premiere Play allows students to create their own original musical theatre work. As a class, they will write the script, create the songs, and choreograph the dances. The students will be given an initial problem to solve or situation to address to help start their project. And with the help of our teaching staff, they will have a show in 8 weeks! We will have tons of fun tossing around ideas and making up new dance moves. The students will get to perform the world premiere of their original musical theatre work during our final class session!

Final Showcase: November 1 – Show Starts: 6:30 pm

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CLASSES FOR HIGH SCHOOL

TRIPLE THREAT TRAINING

AGES 15 – 18
Cost: $100.00
Saturdays | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | September 17 – November 5

All experience levels ages 15 – 18 are invited to join us for Triple Threat Training! Students will act, sing, and dance their way through classic musical theatre shows like Hamilton, Hairspray, Into the Woods, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. By focusing on scene study, monologue work, the voice, and choreography, learners will get an in-depth look at what it takes to be a triple threat actor. Students will perform their pieces at our final showcase. Get ready to learn, play, and WORK!

Final Showcase: November 5 – Call Time: 2:30pm / Show Starts: 3:00pm

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TEEN IMPROV

AGES 15 – 18
Cost: $100.00
Saturdays | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | September 17 – November 5

Join us for a dynamic time learning the art of improv! All experience levels age 15 – 18 are invited to Teen Improv II. By first laying the foundation of the framework of improv, students will be able to dive deeper into this art form over the 8-week semester. Family & friends are invited to attend the last 30 minutes of class during our last session.

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MASTERING THE MONOLOGUE

AGES 15 – 18
Cost: $100.00
Wednesdays | 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm | September 14 – November 2

Actors will learn how to choose a monologue, how to stage it, and how to create the world on stage by themselves. This class will include table work as well as performance. This class is perfect for building your actor book and preparing for play/musical auditions, as well as college auditions. Students will perform their monologues in class on the final day.  Family & friends are invited to attend our final class session.

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CHOREOGRAPHY

AGES 12 – 18
Cost: $100.00
Mondays | 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm | September 12 – October 31

This beginner-intermediate class will give every student the opportunity to learn choreography from some of their favorite musicals. Students will learn what it’s like to attend a dance audition and will perform a number at the final showcase.

Final Showcase: November 5 – Call Time: 2:30pm / Show Starts: 3:00pm

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PREMIERE PLAY

AGES 10 – 15
Cost: $100.00
Tuesdays | 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm | September 13 – November 1

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to write a musical? Well, here’s the chance! Premiere Play allows students to create their own original musical theatre work. As a class, they will write the script, create the songs, and choreograph the dances. The students will be given an initial problem to solve or situation to address to help start their project. And with the help of our teaching staff, they will have a show in 8 weeks! We will have tons of fun tossing around ideas and making up new dance moves. The students will get to perform the world premiere of their original musical theatre work during our final class session!

Final Showcase: November 1 – Show Starts: 6:30 pm

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CLASSES FOR HOMESCHOOLERS

FUNdamentals OF MUSICAL THEATRE HOMESCHOOL EDITION

AGES 8 – 18
Cost: $100.00
Wednesdays | 10:00 am – 11:00 am | September 14 – November 2

All experience levels ages 8 – 18 are invited to join us for FUNdamentals of Musical Theatre! Students will act, sing, and dance their way through classic musical theatre shows like Seussical, Into the Woods, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. By focusing on scene study, monologue work, the voice, and choreography, learners will get an in-depth look at what it takes to be a triple threat actor. Students will perform their pieces at our final showcase. Get ready to learn, play, and create!

Final Showcase: November 5 – Call Time: 2:30pm / Show Starts: 3:00pm

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ONE-DAY CAMPS

PLAY IN A DAY SEPTEMBER

AGES 7 – 14
Cost: $90.00
Friday | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | September 23

Students enrolled in Play in a Day will learn an entire musical in just one day! Actors will spend the day learning music, memorizing lines, and learning choreography all in preparation to perform their show at the end of camp. Through theatre games & exercises, students will learn valuable performance and life skills. Each Play in a Day will put on a brand new show; join us for all three!

Show Starts: 4:00pm

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PLAY IN A DAY NOVEMBER

AGES 7 – 14
Cost: $90.00
Tuesday | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | November 1

Students enrolled in Play in a Day will learn an entire musical in just one day! Actors will spend the day learning music, memorizing lines, and learning choreography all in preparation to perform their show at the end of camp. Through theatre games & exercises, students will learn valuable performance and life skills. Each Play in a Day will put on a brand new show; join us for all three!

Show Starts: 4:00pm

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PLAY IN A DAY DECEMBER

AGES 7 – 14
Cost: $90.00
Saturday | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | December 10

Students enrolled in Play in a Day will learn an entire musical in just one day! Actors will spend the day learning music, memorizing lines, and learning choreography all in preparation to perform their show at the end of camp. Through theatre games & exercises, students will learn valuable performance and life skills. Each Play in a Day will put on a brand new show; join us for all three!

Show Starts: 4:00pm

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Looking for classes for adults? Check out our offerings here!

WORKSHOPS

Having trouble fitting a class into your schedule? Try a WORKSHOP!

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Is there something you were hoping to learn more about but didn’t find among our courses? Submit your workshop suggestion to Maddison Gilcrease | Director of Education at hfta@omahaplayhouse.com.

Follow OCP on Facebook and Instagram for future workshop & class announcements!

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

The Henry Fonda Theatre Academy is dedicated to ensuring that all individuals have access to arts education. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please fill out our online application. The Director of Education will respond to your application as soon as possible.

FAQ

What time should I arrive?

Students should arrive approximately 10 minutes early, especially the first day of class so students and parents can meet the teacher. Parents check in students with the instructor. If you arrive after the class has begun, report directly to the assigned classroom.

What if a student needs to miss a class?

Please let us know in advance if a student will miss any classes so the teacher can adjust their lesson plan accordingly. Refunds cannot be made for missed classes.

May parents sit in and watch the class?

In order to help students let go of their inhibitions and develop a strong stage presence, we ask parents not to stay and watch their child in class, as it is often disruptive to the students. You may either wait in the education lounge outside of the classroom or leave and pick up your student at the end of class. If you have other questions about observing a class, ask to speak to the Director of Education or the class instructor.

What time should I pick up my child?

Parents should arrive shortly before class ends to pick up their student. The pick up/drop off point is downstairs in the education commons. Our first priority is your child’s safety. Students will not be permitted to wait outside. Please be prompt. If you are late and the teacher needs to wait with your child, a strict penalty of $25 per each extra 15 minutes will be imposed.

Will there be a performance at the end of classes?

Some classes have a sharing day on the last day of class for family and friends that may wish to observe. This may be an informal performance, a reading of a script or they might simply share something the class has worked on. Not every class will present a play or other performance on sharing day. Each instructor will design a sharing day based on the needs and skills of the class. If a performance is planned for sharing day, it is intended to be very informal and almost always done without lights, sets, props or costumes.

Will students need to memorize lines?

Memorization is encouraged for most presentations. Assisting your child in memorization is a wonderful shared experience, especially for children with limited reading skills. If a performance of a short play is planned, you can expect some prompting, directions or suggestions from the teacher. Remember this is an informal presentation, and the class has had limited time to prepare for sharing day!

Policies

Refunds

Any requests for changes or refunds must be made in writing at least one week prior to your first class or camp. A full refund will be issued minus a $5 processing fee. No refunds after this point, only credit toward tuition of a future class, camp or workshop within a year of the cancellation. No exceptions for injury or illness.

Cancellation of Class

If your class or workshop is canceled, you will have the choice of a full refund (no processing fee charge) or a credit toward a future class or workshop.

Behavior: In order to ensure students derive maximum benefit and enjoyment from the classroom experience, students who become disruptive or disrespectful will be removed from class with no refund of tuition.

Photo & Video Release

Omaha Community Playhouse often takes photographs and video during events for use in brochures and the web. By registering you agree that OCP may use any image of you or your child that might appear in photographs or video taken at OCP.