Puppets and Pantomime
Performance for the Senior Adults in December 2015
Classes held Saturday mornings:  11am to 12noon
Ages 5-9
Registration:  September 5 and 19, 2015 @11am
Fall/Winter Session for $120
(No classes on Saturday, November 28)

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 study the art of the hand puppet.  The Playhouse boasts over 100 different hand puppets and an eight person puppet stage.  Primarily, we work at stretching the young actor’s ability to focus over an extended period of time. Pantomime plays a significant part in this. We also stress creative dramatics and vocal technique.  All of it coming under the heading of FUN.  The class meets on Saturday mornings. The class culminates with a live performance for our Senior Adults in December 2015 in the Rebeca Sosa Theater in the Miami Springs Community Center. We can accommodate children younger than five, but they must be accompanied by a parent during class.

Acting for the Stage Class
Performances January 29-31 and February 5-7, 2016
Saturday Afternoons: 12pm – 4pm (various times)
All ages
Registration:  September 5 and 19, 2015 @ 1pm
Fall/Winter Session for $120
(No classes on November 28, December 26, or January 2)

This is our main stage acting class that culminates in a Pelican Playhouse production. 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, a production is selected that would best suit the company.  The play is cast and the remainder of the weeks is spent in rehearsal.