Christian Youth Theater helps nurture kids' artistic talents through theater arts classes and camps. Children between the ages of 4 and 18 glean tips from experienced teachers, such as how to safely perform slapstick stunts, design a set, and overcome their fear of auditions. To that end, the theater welcomes students to try out for its Broadway-style productions and to show off their skills in end-of-term showcases.
Founded and directed by esteemed actor and film producer Alan Dysert, best known as Sean Cudahy from All My Children, The Actor's School instructs trained thespians and prospective talent alike in the art of on-camera performance and navigating the entertainment industry. During the two-hour course, students learn to get comfortable in front of a camera, cultivating characters in a variety of mediums, such as films, soap operas, sitcoms, commercials, music videos, and stunt-double work for a Supreme Court justice. The small, unintimidating class size allows timid trainees to break out of their shells as they run lines from real TV scripts with friends, or improvise post-apocalyptic love scenes with strangers. The experienced instructors will share essential tips and tricks on how to find work in the industry. Peruse The Actor's School's alumni success stories to see where a newly honed craft may land you.
MASS Ensemble is an international touring performance group that consists of artists, musicians, composers, and choreographers. Their performances flood the senses with fantastical lighting, expertly performed sounds played on bespoke instruments, and imaginative, dynamic sets made of large-scale installations. Buckle yourself into your seat, or at least tie your hair back, as the ensemble's “Rock Opera” unfolds, turning the beautiful Jemison Concert Hall of the performing arts center into a glowing, pulsing orb of visual and audio stimuli, a spectacle woven with references to popular, exotic, and popularly exoticized cultures. Arrive at the theater at least 30 minutes in advance to exchange your Groupon for a ticket.