Classes/Auditions

Acting for Young People

Classes held Saturday mornings: 11am to 12noon,

beginning June 15, 2019

Ages 5-9

Registration Fee: $120

Registration Dates: Saturday, June 8 and 15, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

Performances will be August 31 and September 1, 2019 (Labor Day Weekend)

This course is designed for first timers, aged 5 – 9. The goal of the course is to acclimate young actors to performing in front of an audience. To accomplish this, we work at stretching the young actor’s ability to focus over an extended period of time. Pantomime and puppetry play a significant part in this. We also stress creative dramatics, poetry, and vocal technique. All of it coming under the heading of FUN. The class meets on Saturday mornings for a modest fee of $120. The summer class culminates with two summer recital performances on a weekend in the Rebeca Sosa Theater: Saturday night at 7:30pm and a Sunday matinee at 2pm. (We can accommodate children younger than five, but they must be accompanied by a parent during class.)

Acting for the Stage

Classes held Saturday afternoons, starting at 1pm,

beginning June 15, 2019

Ages 9 and Up!

Registration Fee: $120

Registration Dates: Saturday, June 8 and 15, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

Performances will be August 31 and September 1, 2019 (Labor Day Weekend)

This course is the main stage acting class that mounts the Pelican Playhouse productions. It is the hallmark of the Pelican Playhouse that we present our family oriented productions using both adults and children on stage together. Very often, parents and their children appear together in the same production. We have always believed that real growth in acting only occurs during a live performance. We start with the basics, work on vocal technique, stage presence, and improvisation. Once the actors are settled in, monologues and scenes are selected that would best suit the actor. The remainder of the weeks are spent in rehearsal. The summer class culminates with two summer recital performances on a weekend in the Rebeca Sosa Theater: Saturday night at 7:30pm and a Sunday matinee at 2pm. The class meets on Saturdays for a modest fee of $120.

AUDITIONS

Our playhouse is unique in that we hold classes instead of auditions for our productions during the year. We are a teaching theater and invite everyone to participate, no matter their background in acting.