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Musical Theater Rep Class

An intensive and inclusive environment. Singers must currently be studying voice with a private teacher.

 

Day: Wednesday
Times:  7:00-8:30 PM
Dates: TBA
Tuition: $126

 

 

 

Student Sarah after her debut lead role as Sarah Brown in her school production of GUYS & DOLLSStudent Sarah after her debut lead role as Sarah Brown in her school production of GUYS & DOLLS

PRIVATE COACHING

Getting ready for that big audition? Need help selecting music that showcases your particular talents? Just want to improve your musical theatre skills? Need extra coaching while learning a role?

Musical Theatre performers of all levels and ages are welcome to come for private coaching. All Vero Voce teachers/coaches have a minimum of 18 years of performing experience. Many students from Vero Voce Studio have succeeded in landing leading roles in school and community productions, prestigious music theatre camps such as Interlochen and have gained admission to college Musical Theatre programs. If you are a highly committed young musical theatre performer, you may be interested in our College Audition Preparation Course.

Katelyn Jassoy (Vero Voce student, far right) after production of Cinderella Rosary HS

Musical Theatre rehearsal at Vero Voce

 

Improv for the Actor

Although improvisation appears to be free-form, it is actually a structured process using techniques that can benefit actors in a variety of situations. Learn to make clearer, quicker and more definite choices. Listen and communicate better, and muffle your personal editor which often blocks you from being more creative and open in your acting.

Improv Exercises.

Call outs   

Improv games

The rules of Improv

Mini shows

Where: Vero Voce Theater

When: Rolling

Saturday, 12:30-1:30 pm

Tuition: $146 for a ten week season

 

Private instruction available upon request.

Call (630) 584-0139 or register for scheduling.

Advanced Scene Study

A successful audition is required for this course. Auditions will be held by appointment. Please phone (630) 584-0139 and leave a message to schedule your audition.

The advanced course will be much more intensive and will produce scenes of performance quality. This course is used by the students to truly hone their skills on stage. The final class for the term will include a brief performance for an invited audience of family and friends.

A minimum of 4 students is required for this class.

Dates:  TBD
Day: Monday
Time: 7:30-10 pm
Tuition:  $293.5 (8 consecutive sessions)
Instructor:  Dennis Brown

 

Beginning Scene Study

This introductory course will focus on scene breakdown, character development, and the significance of proper blocking. Scenes will be presented to the students based on their strengths and weaknesses, per the instructor. The final class for the term will include a brief performance for an invited audience of family and friends.

The class will be led by Vero Voce's Dennis Brown. Dennis has been on the stage all over the world for 45 years. He has directed  shows for 30 of those years.

Minimum of 4 players are required for this class.

Dates:  Rolling Admission
Day:  Flexible
Time:  Flexible Dependent on Class Size
Tuition:  $110 (6 consecutive sessions)
Instructor:  Dennis Brown

 

Audition Class

Private

Material is tailored to fit the student. Students can use their own monolog, or one will be supplied, which they will prepare for their mock audition. we will discuss and work on "sides" from plays. This course will touch on character development, scene study, staging, emotion, movement on stage, the use of props and the use of chairs to give greater impact of the audition.

Instruction will focus on making the strongest decisions possible, based on the information you've been given. Students will be instructed on proper attire for specific auditions and what is considered to be professionalism in the theater/film community.

The class will be led by Vero Voce's Dennis Brown. Dennis has been on the stage all over the world for 45 years and directed for 30 of those years.

Dates:  Rolling Admission
Day:  Flexible
Time:  1 hr. Flexible
Tuition:

 $200 per month

Private 

Instructor:  Dennis Brown

 

 

Improv 2

Vero Voce's Improv 2  is improv for younger actors 6- 12 years old.

Instead of using scripts, students will use their mind and body to convey emotions and scenarios, allowing the actors to fully grasp the importance of making choices and understanding the specificity of certain situations.

The instructor will help students prepare believably performed "actions". With each action, students will create environments and scenarios to perform in, all while truthfully maintaining character and surrounding.

At the end of the course, the young actors will have learned that acting isn't necessarily about what you say and how you say it, but about what you feel and convey to an audience.

 

Dates:  Rolling
Day:  Saturday
Time:  1:30-2:30 pm
Tuition:  $146 (for 10 weeks)
Instructor:  Dennis Brown

 

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