Theatre Classes

Vero Voce is proud to offer classes and lessons in Theatre, Improv, and Musical Theatre

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Audition Class

Private
Dates:

Rolling Admission

Day:

Flexible

Time:

1 Hour - flexible

Tuition:

$200 per month.

Instructor:

Dennis Brown

Audition Class

 

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.

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.

Beginning Scene Study

 
Dates:

Rolling Admission

Day:

Flexible

Time:

Flexible Dependent on Class Size

Tuition:

$110 (6 consecutive sessions)

Instructor:

Dennis Brown

Advanced Scene Study

 
Dates:

TBD

Day:

Monday

Time:

7:30-10 pm

Tuition:

$293.5 (8 consecutive sessions)

Instructor:

Dennis Brown

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.

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.

  • Improve Exercises
  • Call Outs
  • Improv Games
  • The Rules of Improv
  • Mini Shows

 

Improv For The Actor

 
Dates:

Rolling Admission

Day:

Saturday

Time:

12-30 PM - 1:30 PM

Tuition:

$146 for a ten week season.

Instructor:

Dennis Brown

 

Improv 2

 
Dates:

Rolling Admission

Day:

Saturday

Time:

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Tuition:

$146 for a ten week season.

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.

Musical Theater Rep Class

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

Dates:

TBA

Day:

Wednesday

Time:

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Tuition:

$126

Meet Our Teachers!

Sara Caligiuri

Voice Instructor
Sara Caligiuri is a recent graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University with degrees in Music and English. Sara specializes in teaching opera technique, as well as musical theatre.

Dawn Harkins

Voice & Musical Theatre Instructor
Dawn Harkins is a professional singer/actress with a wide vocal range and colour. She is a graduate of the International Cabaret Conference at Yale University.

Robin Rotela

Voice Instructor
Robin has a masters in music education from Vandercook College of Music, along with several years experience in voice teaching and performing! She is classically trained but primarily sing in music theatre/cabaret styles.

Richard Trost

Piano Instructor
Richard's love of music started at an early age and can be heard throughout every performance. Richard Trost was born and raised in the Chicagoland area and has performed both instrumentally and vocally throughout his high school and collegiate career at North Park University in Chicago.

Justine Izewski

Voice & Music Instuctor

Justine Izewski attained a Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance) degree, as well as a Bachelor of Music Education (Choral) degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is Illinois state certified to teach Music K-12. She currently teaches grades P-8th at the Queen of the Rosary School in Elk Grove Village.

Alex Murphy

Piano Instructor

Alex Murphy, a native of St Charles, IL and graduate of DePaul University in Jazz Piano, is considered one of the "young lions" working his way into the Chicago Jazz Scene. He has performed at the Jazz Showcase, Andy's Jazz Club, The Drake Hotel, House of Blues and the Chicago Jazz Festival. In early 2018 he was featured in a "Jazz at Symphony Center" Masterclass with jazz great, Bill Charlap. He also freelances throughout the Chicagoland area, Northern Illinois and the Midwest. He can be heard playing keyboards on an EP from the band "Fade" that can be found on Spotify and Apple Music.

Dennis Brown

Theatre Instructor
Dennis has been on the professional stage in England and America for about 40 years. In that time he has performed in well over 120 different shows from Shakespeare to Farce and has won many accolades including best supporting actor in a number of plays and festivals. Dennis has directed plays as well as producing, dialect coaching, performing, speaking, voice over and emceeing hundreds of events around the world.

Jocelyn Adamski

Theatre Instructor

Jocelyn has been studying Shakespeare for the majority of her life!   Her lifelong study began as a child at Valparaiso University’s Young Actors Shakespeare Workshop in which she studied and performed Shakespeare’s plays for several seasons.  Jocelyn continued to grow her love of the Bard through several professional Shakespearean productions and at Renaissance Festivals.  She studied further at the Chicago Academy of the Arts, Northwestern University’s prestigious “cherub” program and at Wright State University, where she earned her BFA in Acting.

School of Performing Arts

Proudly offering classes and lessons in the following categories:

Music

We specialize in voice and piano. We also offer training in voice and piano via the Royal Conservatory Development Program (Canada)

Theater

Youth Theatre, Improv, and Musical Theatre

Corporate Speaking

Experienced Corporate Speaking & Training

Location


3755 E. Main St.
#158
St. Charles, IL.
60174

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