****DATES TO REMEMBER****

Parent Meeting Dates:
Wednesday, February 28th 7:00PM
Saturday, March 24th 10:00AM
Wednesday, May 2nd  7:00PM

 

Audition Dates:
Saturday, June 9th
At your scheduled time

 

Gateway to the Arts Information

 

 

What is Gateway to the Arts?

Gateway to the Arts is first and foremost an intensive educational program that sets its goals above that of a run-of-the-mill summer camp program. Gateway to the Arts lives to create a program that will empower kids through theater. We will take kids from all different experiences; for some, this may be their first exposure to theater, while others may be seasoned veterans. With their experience as a starting point, we will work to allow students to develop a strong level of comfort in their own bodies which will transcend onto the stage. Our work over the weeks will build into the creation of a final production. Students will begin to recognize how the role of art, theater, and other activities can help them to become better citizens in the ever-changing world around them.

 

 

 

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Student Programs:

 

KINDER BABIES BY THE BAY:

(Kindergarten and Younger) $325.00

These classes are designed for early children’s appreciation program for ages 3 to 5.  Children will experience the adventure of music moving at their own pace, pausing to engage their interest to nurture their skills and celebrate their discoveries.  These classes are designed for early childhood development including rhythm. Classes will meet Monday – Thursdays for 5 weeks.

Instructor: Michele Newell Hill

 

BROADWAY BABIES:

(1st - 3rd Grade) $325.00

These classes teach the basics of musical theater including acting, singing, and dance. The class will meet twice weekly Tuesday and Thursday mornings and culminate in a live performance called Disney Magic and Mayhem, A musical revue. Each Child will have an opportunity to participate in this live performance in front of friends and family.

Instructors: Phillip Pallitto, Jacklyn Buckingham, Claire Newell Collins Production Coordinator: Lisa Neavear

 

 

RISING STARS:

(4th - 8th Grade) $325.00

The Rising Star Program is designed for a more in-depth theatrical experience. The programming includes acting, singing and dancing similar to the Broadway Babies programming, but will also include more improvisation and theatrical exercises and games. These classes will meet three times per week, Monday, Wednesday and Fridays and will culminate in a final performance of The Wizard of Oz Jr. This program will also incorporate live musicians so the students can interact with another aspect of live performance.

Instructors: Phillip Pallitto, Jacklyn Buckingham, Claire Newell Collins Production Coordinator: Lisa Neavear

 

MUSICAL MUNCHKINS:

(1st - 3rd Grade) $75.00/$50.00 if in B’way Babies

Musical Munchkins is a program designed for those students that want to participate in the final performance of The Wizard of Oz, Jr. but not be in the full Rising Star or Broadway Babies Programs. The program includes Master Classes during the final production week of the performance. Please refer to the calendar for specific dates of Master Classes. Students will not be in principal roles of the production but chorus members.

Instructors: Phillip Pallitto, Jacklyn Buckingham Production Coordinator: Lisa Neavear

 

SHOOTING STARS:

(7th-12th Grade) $325.00

This program is designed for serious teens that are interested in pursuing the performing arts as a profession. The class is designed to prepare students for entrance into College Programs and professional training. More in-depth training regarding storytelling and song interpretation as well as material selection will be a part of this program. Each Student will have one on one training with Broadway professionals. This program will meet Tuesday and Thursday for 5 weeks. Shooting Stars with Kelly Briggs focuses on the Story Of The Song and choosing the proper audition material for each student and helping to put together a binder of songs. There will be a final performance which will be a cabaret/concert featuring all participants.

Instructor: Kelly Briggs, Jacklyn Buckingham, Claire Newell Collins