Friday, 19 December 2014
 
 
Curtain Call Performance Workshops

Our Winter 2015 Workshops

are listed below according

to age range.

 

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

 

Early registration discount: 10% off all registrations for our eight-week winter workshops by January 5, 2015!

 

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
Music Box Theatre: an Introduction to Musical Theatre (ages 5-7)

Instructor: Natasha Fenster

Tuesdays, 4:15pm to 5:30pm

1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17

 

Using song and dance as storytelling tools, students will create and perform a small musical for an invited audience on the final class!  Natasha Fenster received her BM in Vocal Performance from the University of Oregon. This mother of two also teaches with Music Together in Stamford and Rowayton. She’s performed on the Kweskin Stage in The Wizard of Oz, Legally Blonde, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatNunsense and others, as well as with several other local companies. $250

 

Early Bird Discount: 10% off registration on all eight-week winter classes through January 5, 2015!

 
Register For Music Box Theatre: an Introduction to Musical Theatre (ages 5-7)
Storybook Stages: an Introduction to Play-Acting (ages 5-7)

Instructor: Donnie Moody

Thursdays, 4:15pm to 5:30pm

1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12

 

Bring fairytales and fables to life on stage! Learn the process of play-acting as you create a storybook performance for an invited audience on the final class! Donnie Moody teaches dramatic arts at Westover Magnet School and has been teaching and directing children for over 25 years, creating his own storybook stage adaptations. $250

 

Early Bird Discount: 10% off registration on all eight-week winter classes through January 5, 2015!

 
Register For Storybook Stages: an Introduction to Play-Acting (ages 5-7)
On the Spot: Comedy for Kids (ages 6-8)

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Wednesday, 4:15pm to 5:30pm

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

 

Laughter is something we all can share in and enjoy! In this eight-week workshop, young actors will learn how to tap into their own creative ideas and instincts as they explore improv, sketches, physical comedy and joke-telling! They’ll also build confidence and teamwork skills as they learn to trust in themselves and their fellow actors. 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. $250

 

Early Bird Discount: 10% off registration on all eight-week winter classes through January 5, 2015!

 
Register For On the Spot: Comedy for Kids (ages 6-8)
Broadway Melodies (ages 7-10)

Instructors: Jonathan Cahr and Ruth Lettera

Thursdays, 4:15pm to 5:30pm

1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12

 

Musical Theatre performers sing, act and move well: music, movement and motivation work together to tell the story. Harness these elements and build strong performance skills as we examine the best of Broadway! 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. Ruth Lettera is a music and choral instructor whose performance credits span New Jersey, Indiana and Connecticut and who’s participated in several Broadway workshops. $250

 

Early Bird Discount: 10% off registration on all eight-week winter classes through January 5, 2015!

 
Register For Broadway Melodies (ages 7-10)
Budding Actor's Workshop: a Variety Pack of Acting Styles (ages 7-10)

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Saturdays, 10:30am to 11:45am

1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21

 

A variety pack of acting tools and techniques for beginners just breaking into acting and experienced students looking to sharpen their skills: improv, scene-study, auditioning, on-camera acting and more! 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. $250

 

Early Bird Discount: 10% off registration on all eight-week winter classes through January 5, 2015!

 
Register For Budding Actor's Workshop: a Variety Pack of Acting Styles (ages 7-10)
Let's Put On a Show (ages 9-11)

Instructor: Shannon-Courtney Denihan

Saturdays, 11:00am to 12:30pm

1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21

 

Challenge your creativity by putting on your own show from page to stage! In this eight-week session, students will create characters and a script (complete with musical numbers) that they will perform on the final class! 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. She’s also performed on several community and professional stages, and has appeared in episodes of Law and Order: SVU, The Jury, ED and The Sopranos. $250

 

Early Bird Discount: 10% off registration on all eight-week winter classes through January 5, 2015!

 
Register For Let's Put On a Show (ages 9-11)
Kids On-Camera (ages 9-11)

Instructor: Tony Republicano

Saturdays, 11:45am to 1:00pm

1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21

 

Much different than on-stage acting, on-camera acting is very intimate, and the camera picks up every detail. Learn how to best present yourself on camera and explore auditions, commercials, scenes for TV and film and industry tricks of the trade! 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. $250

 

Early Bird Discount: 10% off registration on all eight-week winter classes through January 5, 2015!

 
Register For Kids On-Camera (ages 9-11)
Broadway Tap for Kids and Teens: Beginners (ages 10 to 15)

Instructor: Karen Casagrande

Saturdays, 9:45am to 10:45am

1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 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. 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.   $128

 

Early Bird Discount: 10% off registration on all eight-week winter classes through January 5, 2015!

 

 
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, 1/31, 2/7, 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. 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.   $128

 

Early Bird Discount: 10% off registration on all eight-week winter classes through January 5, 2015!

 
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, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17

 

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 $250

 

Early Bird Discount: 10% off registration on all eight-week winter classes through January 5, 2015!

 
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, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17

 

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. $250

 

Early Bird Discount: 10% off registration on all eight-week winter classes through January 5, 2015!

 
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, 1/31, 2/7, 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. $250

 

Early Bird Discount: 10% off registration on all eight-week winter classes through January 5, 2015!

 
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. $128

 

Early Bird Discount: 10% off registration on all eight-week winter classes through January 5, 2015!

 
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. $128

 

Early Bird Discount: 10% off registration on all eight-week winter classes through January 5, 2015!

 
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, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17

 

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 $250

 

Early Bird Discount: 10% off registration on all eight-week winter classes through January 5, 2015!

 
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. $250

 

Early Bird Discount: 10% off registration on all eight-week winter classes through January 5, 2015!

 
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. $250

 

Early Bird Discount: 10% off registration on all eight-week winter classes through January 5, 2015!

 
Register For Impulsive Behavior: Continuing Improv for Adults (ages 16 and up)
Open Call: Auditioning for Adults (ages 16 and up)

Open Call: Auditioning for Adults (ages 16 to adult)

Instructor: Michael McCormick

Tuesdays, 7:30pm to 9:00pm

1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17

 

Prepare for any audition be it musical, monologue or cold-reading. Learn techniques and tricks of the trade to help you best present yourself with confidence. Michael McCormick has appeared on Broadway (Chaplin, Elf, Curtains, Gypsy, 1776among others), Off-Broadway, in national tours (The Producers, Les Miserables), regional theatres, films and television. $250

 

Early Bird Discount: 10% off registration on all eight-week winter classes through January 5, 2015!

 
Register For Open Call: Auditioning for Adults (ages 16 and up)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choose a workshop from the
list below to view its details.
 Curtain Call Performance Workshops
 Music Box Theatre: an Introduction to Musical Theatre (ages 5-7)
 Storybook Stages: an Introduction to Play-Acting (ages 5-7)
 On the Spot: Comedy for Kids (ages 6-8)
 Broadway Melodies (ages 7-10)
 Budding Actor's Workshop: a Variety Pack of Acting Styles (ages 7-10)
 Let's Put On a Show (ages 9-11)
 Kids On-Camera (ages 9-11)
 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)
 Open Call: Auditioning for Adults (ages 16 and up)
 
 
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