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Classes & Workshops for Youth

Shirlee & Henry Fonda Theatre Academy

Classes for K - 1st Grade

Registration opens July 1, 2024

REGISTRATION OPENS JULY 1, 2024

SUPER STORYTELLERS
GRADE K – 1st | COST: $125
SATURDAYS | 9:00AM – 10:00AM | SEPTEMBER 7 – OCTOBER 26

Join in the fun of this 8-week class exploring storytelling skills. Students will learn all about acting and strengthen their voices and confidence. Students will perform a piece at the final showcase. Don’t miss out on this adventure! *This class does not study music or dance.

FALL FINAL SHOWCASE: OCTOBER 26 @ 12:30PM

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PETITE PERFORMERS
GRADE K – 1st | COST: $125
SATURDAYS | 10:00AM – 11:00AM | SEPTEMBER 7 – OCTOBER 26

Get ready for some musical theatre! Students enrolled in this class will study acting, singing, and dancing through some beloved musical theatre pieces. Students will perform a piece at the final showcase. Don’t miss out on this adventure!

FALL FINAL SHOWCASE: OCTOBER 26 @ 12:30PM

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Classes for 2nd - 3rd Grade

Registration opens July 1, 2024

FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSICAL THEATRE
GRADE 2nd – 3rd | COST: $125
SATURDAYS | 9:00AM – 10:00AM | SEPTEMBER 7 – OCTOBER 26

All experience levels are invited to join us for FUNdamentals of Musical Theatre! Students will engage in readers’ theatre & in musical theatre. We will learn about our instrument – the voice – and learn choreography and engage in scene work. Students will perform their piece at the final showcase. Get ready to dance, sing, act, and have some FUN!

FALL FINAL SHOWCASE: OCTOBER 26 @ 12:30PM

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BACKSTAGE BASICS: PROPS
GRADE 2nd – 3rd | COST: $125
SATURDAYS | 10:00AM – 11:00AM | SEPTEMBER 7 – OCTOBER 26

Let’s learn about how props are made! Students will get a first-hand look at OCP’s props department and and see props from some of OCP’s productions. Through crafts and studying scenes from classic tales, students will design and construct props of their very own! Family & friends are invited for a special presentation of their creations during the last class of the session.

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Classes for 4th - 5th Grade

Registration opens July 1, 2024

RISING STARS
GRADE 4th – 5th | COST: $125
SATURDAYS | 9:00AM – 10:00AM | SEPTEMBER 7 – OCTOBER 26

It’s time to learn all about musical theatre! Students enrolled in Rising Stars will study acting, music, and dance – the three pillars of musical theatre. Students will engage in scene work, monologues, singing with a group, and choreography. These Rising Stars will perform a piece at our Final Showcase!

FALL FINAL SHOWCASE: OCTOBER 26 @ 12:30PM

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CREATE A PLAY
GRADE 4th – 5th | COST: $125
SATURDAYS | 10:00AM – 11:00AM | SEPTEMBER 7 – OCTOBER 26

Create a Play is perfect for any student who loves using their creativity! Under the direction of our teaching artists, students will write a play, focusing on storytelling, collaboration, & writing skills. Over the course of eight weeks, the playwrights will become actors and prepare to perform the world premiere of their play for family and friends on the last day of class.

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BEHIND THE SCENES
GRADE 4th – 5th | COST: $125
SATURDAYS | 11:00AM – 12:00PM | SEPTEMBER 7 – OCTOBER 26

In this eight-week class, students will work to design costumes, sets, makeup, and a show poster for a classic story with a twist. Before jumping into their own creations, students will visit OCP’s costume shop, scene shop, and both of our performance spaces to learn about how productions come to life. This class is perfect for the creative student in your life! Family & friends are invited for a special presentation of their creations during the last class of the session.

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Workshops

Registration opens July 1, 2024

PLAY IN A DAY AUGUST
GRADE 2nd – 5th | COST: $50
FRIDAY | 9:00AM – 4:00PM (PERFORMANCE AT 4:00) | AUGUST 9
*OPS OUT OF SCHOOL

Students enrolled in Play in a Day will learn an entire play in just one day! Actors will spend the day auditioning and rehearsing 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 is different, join us for more than one!

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PLAY IN A DAY SEPTEMBER
GRADE 2nd – 5th | COST: $50
MONDAY | 9:00AM – 4:00PM (PERFORMANCE AT 4:00) | SEPTEMBER 2
*OPS OUT OF SCHOOL

Students enrolled in Play in a Day will learn an entire play in just one day! Actors will spend the day auditioning and rehearsing 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 is different, join us for more than one!

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PLAY IN A DAY OCTOBER
GRADE 2nd – 5th | COST: $50
FRIDAY | 9:00AM – 4:00PM (PERFORMANCE AT 4:00) | OCTOBER 4
*OPS OUT OF SCHOOL

Students enrolled in Play in a Day will learn an entire play in just one day! Actors will spend the day auditioning and rehearsing 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 is different, join us for more than one!

ENROLL HERE

 

PLAY IN A DAY NOVEMBER
GRADE 2nd – 5th | COST: $50
TUESDAY | 9:00AM – 4:00PM (PERFORMANCE AT 4:00) | NOVEMBER 5
*OPS OUT OF SCHOOL

Students enrolled in Play in a Day will learn an entire play in just one day! Actors will spend the day auditioning and rehearsing 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 is different, join us for more than one!

ENROLL HERE

 

JUST DANCE!
GRADE 4th – 12th | COST: $35
SATURDAY | 9:00AM – 12:00PM | DECEMBER 14

All ages and experience levels are welcome to Just Dance! Students will be broken up into age groups and spend the morning rotating through different styles of dance. They’ll learn technique and short combinations in various styles. No previous dance training and no dance attire is required.

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Scholarships

The Shirlee & 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. Our education department will respond to your application as soon as possible.

In the effort to make theatre education as accessible as possible, in addition to scholarships, we also offer multi-class & sibling discounts. These are automatically applied at checkout.

FAQ

What time should I arrive?

Students may arrive up to ten minutes early for their class.

What if a student needs to miss a class?

That's okay! We know "life" happens. Please note, 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.

What time should I pick up my child?

Classes are one-hour and your student's class end time will be listed in your confirmation email. A late penalty of $25 per each extra 10 minutes after the class end time will be imposed.

Will there be a performance at the end of classes?

Each individual class description will have information about performances, if applicable. Some classes perform at the Final Showcase, others have an informal final class performance, and others do not have a performance at all. If a performance is planned, it is intended to be very informal and almost always done without lights, sets, props or costumes.

Policies

Refunds

If you would like to cancel your student’s registration, you may do so through our ACTIVE registration system. A full refund will be issued minus a $5 processing fee for cancellations made within one week of the program’s first day. No refunds after this point, only credit toward tuition of a future class, camp or workshop within a year of the cancellation, minus a $5 processing fee. 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.