Friday, 6 March 2015
 
 
Curtain Call Performance Workshops

PLEASE NOTE: Should Stamford Public Schools close due to the weather, all Curtain Call classes for that day will be cancelled.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 5TH:

All Curtain Call after school

and evening classes are cancelled for today, in accordance with

Stamford Public Schools.

 

Information on our Spring 2015 programs will be available March 10th.

 

Registration for our Summerstock Workshop programs is now open and information is available below.

 

At the bottom of each workshop description is a link, "Register for [Name of Workshop]" that will take you to our online registration page.

 

Discounts for siblings!

 

Scholarships and payment plans available for families in need (see below)!

  

Curtain Call's performance classes and workshops are focused in building not only performance skills, but confidence, social skills, presentation skills, creative instincts, teamwork and leadership qualities. We cater to all skill levels whether the raw-beginner or experienced professional and offer a low-pressure environment where students are able to explore and develop creative techniques applicable to any performance situation. Classes range from six to fifteen students and run once a week for eight-week sessions fall, winter and spring. Winter and summer vacation programs are also available.

 

Scholarships are available for families in need. To apply, simply submit a copy of your most recent tax return, a letter of recommendation from a teacher, instructor, mentor or coach who has worked with your child, and a letter from you and/or your child stating why our workshop program may be beneficial to him/her. These items can be submitted to our Education Director Brian J. Bianco by email at brian@curtaincallinc.com, or by fax at 203-322-3656. For more information, call 203-329-8207 or email brian@curtaincallinc.com.

 

Curtain Call follows the Stamford Public Schools calendar as to vacation, holiday and weather-related closings. For emergency or weather-related closing information, watch our website, News Channel 12 or tune in to 1400 WSTC.

 

Refund policy:

100% refund if notified of withdrawal up to 7 days prior to the starting date of the class.

75% refund if notified of withdrawal less than 7 days prior to the starting date of the class.

50% refund if notified of withdrawal prior to the 2nd class date.

NO refunds beyond the 2nd class date.

For more information, call 203-329-8207 x16 or email brian@curtaincallinc.com.

 
Register For Curtain Call Performance Workshops
Broadway Tap for Kids and Teens: Beginners (ages 10 to 15)

Instructor: Karen Casagrande

Saturdays, 9:45am to 10:45am

1/24 (cancelled), 1/31, 2/7, 2/14 (added make-up), 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21

 

Designed for actors who are looking to get a “leg up” in dance, this class explores a trademark style of Broadway dance thanks to musicals like 42nd Street, Anything Goes and Crazy For YouFor beginner tappers or dancers with a year and a half or less tap experience. Build basic tap technique, steps and vocabulary to face any tap audition. Karen Casagrande was formerly owner Hot Shoes Dance Studio in Ridgefield for nearly 30 years and holds a BFA in Dance from Stephens College. She’s been choreographer and/or lead dancer for such musicals as Robber Bride Groom, Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story, Man of LaMancha, Kiss Me Kate, Once Upon a Mattress, Anything Goes, Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady, 1776 and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

 

Registration: $128

 
Register For Broadway Tap for Kids and Teens: Beginners (ages 10 to 15)
Broadway Tap for Kids and Teens: Continuing (ages 10-15)

Instructor: Karen Casagrande

Saturdays, 10:45am to 11:45am

1/24 (cancelled), 1/31, 2/7, 2/14 (added make-up), 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21

 

Designed for actors who are looking to get a “leg up” in dance, this class explores a trademark style of Broadway dance thanks to musicals like 42nd Street, Anything Goes and Crazy For YouFor continuing  tappers with more than a year and a half tap experience. Hone and develop your tap technique and fortify your comprehension of tap vocabulary as you work on more advanced steps and combinations. Karen Casagrande was formerly owner Hot Shoes Dance Studio in Ridgefield for nearly 30 years and holds a BFA in Dance from Stephens College. She’s been choreographer and/or lead dancer for such musicals as Robber Bride Groom, Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story, Man of LaMancha, Kiss Me Kate, Once Upon a Mattress, Anything Goes, Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady, 1776 and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

 

Registration: $128

 
Register For Broadway Tap for Kids and Teens: Continuing (ages 10-15)
Acting for TV and Film (ages 12-15)

Instructor: Lisa Lelas

Tuesdays, 4:15pm to 5:30pm

1/20, 1/27 (cancelled), 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24 (make-up)

 

Working in front of a camera is closer to reality than stage acting and requires its own, unique set of skills. In this eight-week workshop, you’ll build the basic skills necessary for acting and auditioning for television, film and commercials using actual network and film scripts. Explore how body and facial gestures convey important information to a viewing audience and how the camera lens can become your best friend. You’ll also receive tips for finding agents and booking professional work. Lisa Lelas is a popular CT acting coach and former NY casting director. She’s helped train thousands of actors who’ve attained professional work in TV, film and Broadway. Lisa is a motivational speaker, a performance coach for the Sacred Heart University’s Women’s Skate Team, the film-acting instructor for the annual Moondance International Film Festivals and the founding owner/director of the state’s first TV-acting studio. She’s a well-known author, newspaper/magazine columnist and was the organizing segment host for ABC-TV Channel 8. Lisa was also the creator/host of “Simply Organized” on Cable TV, for which she won an award for best talk show in the northeast by the Alliance for Community Media Foundation. www.LisaLelas.com.

 

Registration: $250

 
Register For Acting for TV and Film (ages 12-15)
LOL (Laugh Out Loud): Comedy for Teens (ages 12-15)

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Tuesdays, 5:00pm to 6:30pm

1/20, 1/27 (cancelled), 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24 (added make-up)

 

If you’ve got a talent (and a love) for making people laugh, this eight-week workshop is for you! Sharpen your timing, heighten your instincts, and develop your own comedic characters and ideas as you explore sketch, physical comedy, improv, parody and stand-up. Tony Republicano has been an onsite and outreach instructor here at Curtain Call since the beginning and is proud to be on the Connecticut Office of the Arts Teaching Artist Roster. He brings a variety of theatre programs to schools and community settings throughout the tri-state area, is on the teaching staff at Yale medical school's Standardized Patient Program and performs social-issue theatre with the mobile Interactive Educational Theatre. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA whose Film credits include The Amazing Spider Man 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Annie. Tony also appears on TV and local stages.

 

Registration: $250

 
Register For LOL (Laugh Out Loud): Comedy for Teens (ages 12-15)
An Actor's Guide to Musical Auditions (ages 12-15)

Instructors: Shannon-Courtney Denihan and Jonathan Cahr

Saturdays, 12:30pm to 1:45pm

1/24 (cancelled), 1/31, 2/7, 2/14 (added make-up), 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21

 

Learn how to pick the right audition piece for you and make a strong impression!  Start building a repertoire of audition songs that showcase both the singer AND the actor in you! An accomplished director, choreographer and teacher, Shannon-Courtney Denihan’s work has been seen throughout CT, NY, Off-Broadway and internationally. She holds a BA in Communications, Theatre Arts and Vocal Performance, a MA in Education, and has been trained in voice, acting, tap, jazz and musical theatre dance. Jonathan Cahr has almost two decades of experience in choral arranging for concerts, musicals and his own recordings. His career as an actor and singer spans Broadway, television and national tours.

 

Registration: $250

 
Register For An Actor's Guide to Musical Auditions (ages 12-15)
Broadway Tap for Adults: Beginners (ages 16 and up)

Instructor: Shannon-Courtney Denihan

Mondays, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23

 

Designed for actors who are looking to get a “leg up” in dance, this class explores a trademark style of Broadway dance thanks to musicals like 42nd Street, Anything Goes and Crazy For You. For beginner tappers or dancers with a year and a half or less tap experience. An accomplished director, choreographer and teacher, Shannon-Courtney Denihan’s work has been seen throughout CT, NY, Off-Broadway and internationally. A graduate of Western CT State University, Shannon holds a BA in Communications, Theatre Arts and Vocal Performance, a MA in Education, and has been trained in voice, acting, tap, jazz and musical theatre dance. Her choreography has received several award nominations, and in 2011 she received the award for Outstanding Choreography of a Musical from the CT High School Musical Theatre Awards for 42nd Street. She currently teaches with Hot Shoes Dance Studio in Ridgefield, and has also taught with Ridgefield High School, Westport Dance Center, Seven Angels Theatre and Curtain Call.

 

Registration: $128

 
Register For Broadway Tap for Adults: Beginners (ages 16 and up)
Broadway Tap for Adults: Continuing (ages 16 and up)

Instructor: Shannon-Courtney Denihan

Mondays, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

 

1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23

Designed for actors who are looking to get a “leg up” in dance, this class explores a trademark style of Broadway dance thanks to musicals like 42nd Street, Anything Goes and Crazy For You. For continuing  tappers with more than a year and a half experience. An accomplished director, choreographer and teacher, Shannon-Courtney Denihan’s work has been seen throughout CT, NY, Off-Broadway and internationally. A graduate of Western CT State University, Shannon holds a BA in Communications, Theatre Arts and Vocal Performance, a MA in Education, and has been trained in voice, acting, tap, jazz and musical theatre dance. Her choreography has received several award nominations, and in 2011 she received the award for Outstanding Choreography of a Musical from the CT High School Musical Theatre Awards for 42nd Street. She currently teaches with Hot Shoes Dance Studio in Ridgefield, and has also taught with Ridgefield High School, Westport Dance Center, Seven Angels Theatre and Curtain Call.

 

Registration: $128

 
Register For Broadway Tap for Adults: Continuing (ages 16 and up)
Acting for TV and Film: Adults (ages 16 and up)

Instructor: Lisa Lelas

Tuesdays, 6:00pm to 7:15pm

1/20, 1/27 (cancelled), 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24 (make-up)

 

Working in front of a camera is closer to reality than stage acting and requires its own, unique set of skills. In this eight-week workshop, you’ll build the basic skills necessary for acting and auditioning for television, film and commercials using actual network and film scripts. Explore how body and facial gestures convey important information to a viewing audience and how the camera lens can become your best friend. You’ll also receive tips for finding agents and booking professional work. Lisa Lelas is a popular CT acting coach and former NY casting director. She’s helped train thousands of actors who’ve attained professional work in TV, film and Broadway. Lisa is a motivational speaker, a performance coach for the Sacred Heart University’s Women’s Skate Team, the film-acting instructor for the annual Moondance International Film Festivals and the founding owner/director of the state’s first TV-acting studio. She’s a well-known author, newspaper/magazine columnist and was the organizing segment host for ABC-TV Channel 8. Lisa was also the creator/host of “Simply Organized” on Cable TV, for which she won an award for best talk show in the northeast by the Alliance for Community Media Foundation. www.LisaLelas.com.

 

Registration: $250

 
Register For Acting for TV and Film: Adults (ages 16 and up)
Off the Cuff: Beginning Improv for Adults (ages 16 and up)

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Wednesdays 6:00pm to 7:30pm

1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11

 

Improv is unscripted theatre: actors use trust and creative instinct to create situations and characters on the spot. Sharpen your instincts and build confidence for confronting any situation, be it on stage, on-camera, an audition, business presentation, public speaking engagement or interview. Tony Republicano has been an onsite and outreach instructor here at Curtain Call since the beginning and is proud to be on the Connecticut Office of the Arts Teaching Artist Roster. He brings a variety of theatre programs to schools and community settings throughout the tri-state area, is on the teaching staff at Yale medical school's Standardized Patient Program and performs social-issue theatre with the mobile Interactive Educational Theatre. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA whose Film credits include The Amazing Spider Man 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Annie. Tony also appears on TV and local stages.

 

Registration: $250

 
Register For Off the Cuff: Beginning Improv for Adults (ages 16 and up)
Impulsive Behavior: Continuing Improv for Adults (ages 16 and up)

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Wednesdays 7:30pm to 9:00pm

1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11

 

For continuing and more experienced improv students looking for greater comedic challenges through more advanced games, scenes and exercises. Tony Republicano has been an onsite and outreach instructor here at Curtain Call since the beginning and is proud to be on the Connecticut Office of the Arts Teaching Artist Roster. He brings a variety of theatre programs to schools and community settings throughout the tri-state area, is on the teaching staff at Yale medical school's Standardized Patient Program and performs social-issue theatre with the mobile Interactive Educational Theatre. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA whose Film credits include The Amazing Spider Man 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Annie. Tony also appears on TV and local stages.

 

Registration: $250

 
Register For Impulsive Behavior: Continuing Improv for Adults (ages 16 and up)
Summerstock Creative and Musical Theatre Workshops (ages 11-16)

 SUMMERSTOCK WORKSHOPS are full-day, performance workshop programs. We provide a well-balanced curriculum where students rotate between different instructors (in age appropriate groups) to receive specialized instruction in various theatre arts subjects.

Summerstock Creative Theatre (ages 11-16): June 22 to July 3, 2015; Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 4:30pm. Improvisation, modern acting and Shakespeare. Build performance skills, creative instincts and self-confidence. (Registration: $725) 

Summerstock Musical Theatre (ages 11-16): July 6 to 17, 2015; Monday to Friday 9:30am to 4:30pm. A fun and focused study in voice, movement and acting for musical theatre performance. (Registration: $800)

*Register for both sessions of Summerstock Creative and Musical Theatre and save $150.

 

Students should bring their own lunch and a water bottle to class each day. Each session culminates in a performance showcasing what the students have studied over the two-week session for family and friends.

 
Register For Summerstock Creative and Musical Theatre Workshops (ages 11-16)
Summerstock: Creative Theatre Session (ages 11-16)

Summerstock Creative Theatre (ages 11-16): June 22 to July 3, 2015; Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 4:30pm. Improvisation, modern acting and Shakespeare. Build performance skills, creative instincts and self-confidence. (Registration: $725)

*Register for both sessions of Summerstock Creative and Musical Theatre and save $150.

 

Students should bring their own lunch and a water bottle to class each day. Each session culminates in a performance showcasing what the students have studied over the two-week session for family and friends.

 
Register For Summerstock: Creative Theatre Session (ages 11-16)
Summerstock: Musical Theatre session (ages 11-16)

Summerstock Musical Theatre (ages 11-16): July 6 to 17, 2015; Monday to Friday 9:30am to 4:30pm. A fun and focused study in voice, movement and acting for musical theatre performance. (Registration: $800)

*Register for both sessions of Summerstock Creative and Musical Theatre and save $150.

 

Students should bring their own lunch and a water bottle to class each day. Each session culminates in a performance showcasing what the students have studied over the two-week session for family and friends.

 
Register For Summerstock: Musical Theatre session (ages 11-16)
Summerstock Junior: Both Sessions One and Two

 SUMMERSTOCK JUNIOR WORKSHOPS are full-day, performance workshop programs. We provide a well-balanced curriculum where students rotate between different instructors (in age appropriate groups) to receive specialized instruction in various theatre arts subjects. 

Summerstock Junior (ages 6-11): Two separate, two-week sessions, July 20 to 31 and August 3 to 14, 2015; Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 3:00pm. A well-rounded curriculum featuring acting, music, movement and basic stage craft. ($750 per two week session)

 

*Register for both sessions of Summerstock Junior and save $150. 

 

Students should bring their own lunch and a water bottle class each day. Each session culminates in a performance showcasing what the students have studied over the two-week session for family and friends.

 
Register For Summerstock Junior: Both Sessions One and Two
Summerstock Junior: Session One (ages 6-11)

Summerstock Junior (ages 6-11) Session One: July 20 to 31, 2015; Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 3:00pm. A well-rounded curriculum featuring acting, music, movement and basic stage craft. ($750)

 

*Register for both sessions of Summerstock Junior and save $150. 

 

Students should bring their own lunch and a water bottle to class each day. Each session culminates in a performance showcasing what the students have studied over the two-week session for family and friends.

 
Register For Summerstock Junior: Session One (ages 6-11)
Summerstock Junior: Session Two (ages 6-11)

Summerstock Junior (ages 6-11) Session Two: August 4-15, 2015; Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 3:00pm. A well-rounded curriculum featuring acting, music, movement and basic stage craft. ($750)

 

*Register for both sessions of Summerstock Junior and save $150. 

 

Students should bring their own lunch and a water bottle to class each day. Each session culminates in a performance showcasing what the students have studied over the two-week session for family and friends.

 
Register For Summerstock Junior: Session Two (ages 6-11)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Curtain Call Performance Workshops
 Broadway Tap for Kids and Teens: Beginners (ages 10 to 15)
 Broadway Tap for Kids and Teens: Continuing (ages 10-15)
 Acting for TV and Film (ages 12-15)
 LOL (Laugh Out Loud): Comedy for Teens (ages 12-15)
 An Actor's Guide to Musical Auditions (ages 12-15)
 Broadway Tap for Adults: Beginners (ages 16 and up)
 Broadway Tap for Adults: Continuing (ages 16 and up)
 Acting for TV and Film: Adults (ages 16 and up)
 Off the Cuff: Beginning Improv for Adults (ages 16 and up)
 Impulsive Behavior: Continuing Improv for Adults (ages 16 and up)
 Summerstock Creative and Musical Theatre Workshops (ages 11-16)
 Summerstock: Creative Theatre Session (ages 11-16)
 Summerstock: Musical Theatre session (ages 11-16)
 Summerstock Junior: Both Sessions One and Two
 Summerstock Junior: Session One (ages 6-11)
 Summerstock Junior: Session Two (ages 6-11)
 
 
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