Our 2016-17 Production Line Up will be announced June 7th!  Registration for our 2016-17 Season on June 20th!

 

2015-16 proposed programs & shows synopsis listings
for act OUT’s 21st Season!
MONDAYS with NARA
Improv works it's magic everyday. We all use improv. You have no idea what you're going to say, how you're going to say it and how your posture will look when you do. No idea. That's the beauty of it, it's more in the moment than ever! It feels like it's job is to release the restraints. So it is for children alike to set aside the idea that audiences are out to get them. Theatre and improv are the best of friends. One houses the other. A beautiful platform for the building of confidence. Using the imagination to it's fullest through games, music, props, poetry and characters. With a very open mind, children can freely express themselves. They are special and have much to say and improv is a tool to build confidence. Improv works its way into a script without even knowing what it's doing. And before long the same words are being spoken in each class. Adding to themselves. The method is quite brilliant.
 

 

Creative Improv/ Drama 6-8 years  6:00-6:45 pm


An action-packed course aimed to stimulate these young spirits.  Children will further develop their skills in speech arts, through improvisation, storytelling, and imagination by using theatre games, stories, self-expression and props.  Using the imagination to its fullest is the key to this class.  The instructor will gently nurture the shy child and join in with the excited child and bring them together in a small informal final presentation mid May.

  Tuition $240.00 Sept 28th, 2015-May 12, 2016
Rehearsals:  Mondays with Nara at 65 Noecker St. Waterloo
Enrollment cap 12 participants

 

Creative Improv/Drama 9-11 years 6:45-7:30 pm


Through evolving explorations of various improv based activites participants will help produce a level-appropriate script/improv, discovered/written and performed by the participants themselves.  Emphasis on freedom of creativity and imagination. Participants will further develop their skills in speech arts, characterization & accent explorations, improvisation, storytelling, and imagination by using theatre games, stories, possibly music, self-expression and props.  The instructor will gently nurture all participants and bring them together in a small informal final presentation in May.  

Tuition $ 240.00    Sept 28th, 2015-May 12, 2016
Rehearsals:  Mondays with Nara at 65 Noecker St. Waterloo
Enrollment cap 12 participants 

 

 Creative Improv Drama 12-14 years 7:45-8:30 pm


Participants in this course will continue to build and grow their confidence in improv.  The actors will help create & produce an age level-appropriate script/improv, written and performed by the themselves.  Emphasis on freedom of creativity and imagination. Participants will further develop their skills in speech arts, characterization & accent explorations, improvisation, storytelling, and imagination by using theatre games, stories, possibly music, self-expression and props.  The instructor will gently nurture all participants and bring them together in a small informal final presentation in May.  

Tuition $240.00                     Sept 28th, 2015-May 12, 2016
Rehearsals:  Mondays with Nara at 65 Noecker St. Waterloo
Enrollment cap 15 participants 


IMPROV 15-17 years 8:30-9:15 pm


If you love Stand up Comedy, Kid’s in the Hall, and Second City this is the course for you! Learn about life long skills of thinking on your feet, good articulation, creative and critical thinking skills on top of enjoying a good laugh!  
(Enrolment for all classes  via registration, no auditions or pre-requisites)

Tuition $240.00     Sept 28th, 2015-May 12, 2016
Rehearsals:  Mondays with Nara at 65 Noecker St. Waterloo
Enrollment cap  15 participants 

 

WEDNESDAYS with AMY
DRAMA BASICS 3.5-5 years Wednesdays 5:30-6:15 pm


An excellent opportunity for your young child to join others to explore and experience their natural joy of using creativity, imagination and their bodies to explore the world around them.  Each week we cover one or more letters of the alphabet and learn our drama-related words all year long. Various forms of stories, folk tales, poems, songs, and plays will be explored through music, movement, props and imagination. At the end of the year each student receives their own drama book.  A low key, low cost presentation for participants will be held in Mid May.
(Enrol via registration, no audition or pre-requisite level)
Tuition:  $240.00 Sept - May
Rehearsals: Wednesdays @ St. Andrew’s Church (Queen/Weber).
Sept 30 2015-May 12, 2016
Enrollment cap 10 

 

SATURDAYS  with TRICIA

DRAMA / DANCE COMBO CLASS LEVEL 1

5-7 years  Saturdays 9:30 - 10 :15 am

 

A fun-filled class centered around learning dance and drama basics. Explore the dramatic arts through creative movements, skits and games. No drama/dance experience required. Come join the fun!  Each session will conclude with an in class presentation for the parents.

(Enrol via registration, no audition or pre-requisite level)
Tuition:  $120.00  Fall session Sept 19-Dec 12 (not Thanksgiving weekend)

$120.00 Winter session Jan 9 - April 16 (not Family Day weekend, 2nd Saturday of March Break or Easter Saturday)

$100.00  Spring session  April 23 - June 25

 

SAVE $40.00 on tuition when you book all 3 sessions


Rehearsals:  Saturdays @ 65 Noecker St, Waterloo
Sept 2014-June 2015
Enrollment cap 15 participants per session

 

NEW!!!                                       DROP INTO DRAMA

7-12 year olds   Saturdays 10:15 - 11:00 am

 No time for a full session of drama or just want to give it a try?  No problem!  Come out and Drop into Drama with Tricia. Come join the fun!  Each class will include theatre activities, skits, games & loads of fun! Each week is a new class to try.  Drop in with 1 / 5 or 10 class pass option.  

(Enrol via registration, no audition or pre-requisite level)
Tuition:  $12 / 1 class booking      $50 / 5 class booking     $80 / 10 class booking    

Passes are valid November 7 - January 30th (no programs December 26 or Jan 2)

 



DRAMA FOUNDATIONS & FUN!:
6-10 years Saturdays 11:00 - 11:45 am


•    Want to act but don't know where to start?  Want to touch up on some skills? This fun class will help you build your confidence, insight and give you a strong foundation in acting.  In this course actors we will fully explore a variety of theatrical elements, including exploring how feelings create an emotional connection in acting (how you feel when you are happy, sad, mad) and teach participants this way is a safe way to explore them and apply them to performing various characters.  We'll delve into a variety of scene studies and learn to answer those 3 very important questions.  Who am I? Where am I? What am I doing? And dig up some solid information through creating our back story, mannerisms, exploring various character types - the funny person, the nice person, the bully etc., and how they relate to one another.  Throughout the year we'll use Laban's Effort Graph to understand our use of Space, Time and Effort and how it affects how we behave/perceived.  Each session will conclude with an in class presentation for parents in the last 10-15 minutes on the last day.

(Enrol via registration, no audition or pre-requisite level)
Tuition:  $120.00  Fall session Sept 19-Dec 12 (not Thanksgiving weekend)

$120.00 Winter session Jan 9 - April 16 (not Family Day weekend, 2nd Saturday of March Break or Easter Saturday)

$100.00  Spring session  April 23 - June 25

 

SAVE $40.00 on tuition when you book all 3 sessions


Rehearsals:  Saturdays @ 65 Noecker St, Waterloo
Sept 2014-June 2015
Enrollment cap 15 participants per session

 


DRAMATIC ELEMENTS & FUN!
11-14 years Saturdays 11:45 am- 12:30 pm


•    New to theatre training or just want to do some extra skill building? Join Tricia in this NEW fun program that will help you grow your confidence, insight and start or build on foundations previously explored through performance art.  We'll be learning about accessing emotions for acting, where they lie in your body, exploring various characters that experience a variety of emotions & choices and how it can help you play those roles. Through scene studies or monologues we'll experiment with choices that support the story but are of interest to the actor reviewing foundations as needed. Throughout the year we'll use Laban's Effort Graph to understand our use of Space, Time and Effort and how it affects how we behave/perceived.  This program will conclude with a presentation of scene(s) in Mid-May. 

(Enrol via registration, no audition or pre-requisite level)

Tuition:  $120.00  Fall session Sept 19-Dec 12 (not Thanksgiving weekend)

$120.00 Winter session Jan 9 - April 16 (not Family Day weekend, 2nd Saturday of March Break or Easter Saturday)

$100.00  Spring session  April 23 - June 25

 

SAVE $40.00 on tuition when you book all 3 sessions


Rehearsals:  Saturdays @ 65 Noecker St, Waterloo
Sept 2014-June 2015
Enrollment cap 15 participants per session

 

PRIVATE  VOCAL COACHING 9+years
Tra la la la! Ever get the urge to burst into song? Want to prepare for a singing audition or boost your confidence as a singer? Voice lessons could be your answer! Each lesson will focus on proper alignment, breathing and singing techniques to allow healthy vocal usage and avoid vocal fatigue. As well as offering tidbits to make your voice shine as best as it can! Get a chance to learn some musical numbers to help prepare you for future vocal auditions!  Classes run from Sept-May not including holiday weekends or show weeks!  Minimum of 4 week commitment is required.  Contact act OUT to find available booking times.

  1. Private acting and audition prep is also available.

 

 

2015-16 PRODUCTION PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH

 

act OUT productions are open to all levels (new & experienced) of actors.  Through a well developed mentoring style program we’re able to incorporate many skill levels into one show.  There is always something for everyone.  Our directorial team always encourages a positive & inclusive TEAM effort from the get go.  Our well structured & supervised rehearsal processes allows many hours of coaching / workshops to assist in the process, theatre education, performance & public speaking skill development & confidence which all builds on the journey towards our second to none quality final products.  

 

FAMILY COMMITMENT POLICY for PRODUCTION registrants/families. 


Please note: Each Production requires a Family Commitment of about 15 hours to assist with sets, props, costumes & show week.  This is arranged by our Coordinator.  A parent meeting is held near the beginning of a production to explain roles further.  Families are required to log their hours.  An additional cheque for $150.00 post dated to the last day of the production must be submitted with the registration signed waiver to complete the enrollment process.  At the discretion of coordinator she will contact families if hours are adjusted or if a cheque exchange is required for part hours.  Ability to attend no less than 85% rehearsals is a must before committing to a production everyone is part of the puzzle and like a sport you wouldn't play without your goalie an entire game. Rehearsing at home is expected but is not a replacement for the group coaching and rehearsals on mass.  It is important for the actors to have sufficient time to get use to working with their other team members.  Attendance less than 85% can be cause for removal or casting rearranging without refund and will be made at the discretion of the Directorial team.
 For registered shows all enrolments will be cast until spaces are filled, previous experience not necessary unless otherwise noted.

 


DECEMBER 2015
Annie Jr.    Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray. 
With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to ANNIE JR. continued ..... the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. 
 (Enrol via registration for this show)
Tuition: $515.00
Rehearsals:  Fridays 6-9;  Sundays 2:15-6pm at 65 Noecker St. Waterloo
Sept-Dec 2015

Theatre Week: Mon. Dec. 7 - Sun. Dec 13, 2015 (actors must be able to attend all week to participate in Annie Jr.) *please check your school or other programs you are committed to for conflicts*

Age groups 9-17 years
Enrollment maximum 30

**please also read at top of Production sections regarding family commitment*


   

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MAY 2016
 THE GIVER! (play)
Drama. Adapted by Eric Coble from the Newbery Award-winning book by Lois Lowry.Jonas' world is perfect. Everything is under control and safe. There is no war or fear or pain. There are also no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. But when Jonas turns 12, he is chosen for special training from The Giver—to receive and keep the memories of the community. The Giver is the only person who holds the memories of real pain and real joy. Now Jonas will learn the truth about life—and the hypocrisy of his utopian world. Through this astonishing and moving adaptation, discover what it means to grow up, to grow wise, and to take control of your own destiny.  Approximate running time: 70 minutes.
"An absorbing production that asks both children and adults compelling questions about how we want our world to be."
—The Oregonian

"There are lessons for those of every age in this compelling adaptation." —Sarasota Magazine

THE GIVER continued...."Questions are imaginatively, sensitively, and deftly explored in a gorgeous tale." —Lexington Herald Leader

"A grand morality tale with a magical quality." —Pegasus News, Dallas
 (Enrol via registration for this show)
Tuition:  $515.00
Rehearsals Fridays 6-9; Sundays 5:30-8:30 pm at 65 Noecker St. in Waterloo
February-May 2016
Theatre Week: Sun. May 8 - Sat. May 14, 2016 (actors must be able to attend all week to participate in The Giver) *please check your school or other programs you are committed to for conflicts*
  
Age Groups 9-17 years
Enrollment limit 16

**please also read at top of Production sections regarding family commitment*

 

AND
                          
INTO THE WOODS JR. 
Into the Woods

What is it about these woods? Trouble abounds in the enchanted forest, where fairy tales collide. A baker and his wife are on the hunt for an assortment of magical items, Cinderella is wishing to the go to the ball, Jack discovers his green thumb, and Little Red Riding Hood learns compassion -- and these are only a few! This classic show warns all who watch to be careful of what they wish for, and to be wary of so-called happy endings.

Into the Woods is a music-heavy production, leaning on the side of the operatic. We will be taking a new spin on this classic show, as we create a chorus of Little Reds and Jacks, and a living forest! Actors wishing to enroll must be prepared and confident for a lot of vocal work.
 (Enrol via registration for this show)
Tuition: for the 21 main parts $515.00;  for the 9 ENSEMBLE parts $440.00
Rehearsals Thursdays 6-9; Sundays 2:15-5:15 pm at 65 Noecker St. in Waterloo
February-May 2016

Theatre Week: late May or early June 2016 TBA soon  (actors must be able to attend all week to participate in Into the Woods Jr. )  *please check your school or other programs you are committed to for conflicts*
 
Age Groups 11-17 years
Enrollment limit 21 MAIN & 9 ENSEMBLE

**please also read at top of Production sections regarding family commitment*

 

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DISNEY’S SLEEPING BEAUTY KIDS (MINI PRODUCTION) 
A note about act OUT’s MINI Production
Mini Production is a class/production combination opportunity for students at any experience level, will give participants the opportunity to learn basic theatre skills such as spatial and body awareness, projection, expression and character creation. Students will work in groups and on their own, with an emphasis on cooperation, creativity and exploration. Activities will include tableau work, storytelling, mime and lots of games! This class will help build confidence, refine existing skills and teach new ones, and allow students to meet new friends. We are committed to providing your family with unforgettable memories that only live theatre can offer.  On stage and in our classroom, we will inspire wonder and excitement, and nurture and ignite imaginations. 

 The year-long program is open to all children 6-10 years of age, regardless of their previous experiences.  No auditions are required to register for the program.  At the end of the program you will see the results of their hard work, with a live theatre performance starring your child!   **please also read at top of Production sections regarding family commitment*

Fall term will have an informal presentation for parents and the casting announced for Sleeping Beauty. 

Synopsis: The sleeping Disney princess, her fairy friends and her handsome prince face off against the evil Maleficent. (30 Minute Version for Young Performers)

It's Princess Aurora's sixteenth birthday, and three fairies - Flora, Fauna and Merryweather - must use their magic to save her from the spell of evil sorceress Maleficent! 

(Enrol via registration for this show)
Tuition:  $440.00
Rehearsals Sundays 12-2 pm at 65 Noecker St. in Waterloo
October 2015-May/June 2016

Theatre Week: late May or early June 2016 TBA soon  (actors must be able to attend all week to participate in Sleeping Beauty KIDS)  *please check your school or other programs you are committed to for conflicts*

Age Groups 6-10 years
Enrollment limited to 25  (see over for Jr. Production description)

 

 

CAMPS 2016
MARCH BREAK 2016                         
This will be our 7th memorable season of SCENE IT ON STAGE VII for 5-12 year olds where we in one short week will explore a variety of theatre based workshops while transform mini movie skits from some of your favourite (age appropriate) movies and recreating them as a live theatre performance for family & friends on Friday afternoon.  Are you ready to be transformed?

 

Camp location:  Bridgeport United Church on Bridgeport Road

Camp tuition:  $200.00 / week for 9 am - 4 pm

Before Care (8-9 am) or After Care (4-5 pm) $10/week                 

Before & After Care for week $15/week

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMER 2016
              
Exciting summer camps for 4-12 year olds.  Each week a different theme, workshops exploring the performing arts, a different entertaining script for actors and show for family & friends on Friday after our Pizza cast party! All campers get a FREE act OUT t-shirt.  Registration opens January 30 spaces fill fast. 

Camp location:  St. John's Lutheran Church 22 Willow St. Waterloo (non-affiliated with church)

Camp tuition:  $200.00 / week for 9 am - 4 pm

Before Care (8-9 am) or After Care (4-5 pm) $10/week                 

Before & After Care for week $15/week

REGISTER TODAY! 


ACT OUT’s Philosophy:  To offer great team opportunities for you to explore theatre arts by learning and performing in theatre arts for children/youth by children/youth while building life long skills & a positive self esteem.

 

 

HOW CAN WE ENROL?
Save time & pages of paper and enrol online through our new secure online option.  We now accept credit cards, e-transfers, cheques or cash.
Registration waivers must be printed off, completed and mailed or dropped off to the home office address at the top of the waiver form.

https://actout.campmonster.com/

Registrations are accepted on a first come basis until programming is full.
A completed online registration form and at minimum a non-refundable deposit as listed on the site must be paid & received within 10 days of enrolling to assure a spot is saved in our popular programs.  

For auditioned programs a completed online registration form & $10.00 audition fee must be submitted to hold a spot.  Full tuition is due at the casting meet and greet.

For instalment options please connect with Dee.  Anyone choosing to pay with post dated cheques must submit all cheques with the signed waiver to the theatre office.


Please do not inquire or try to register through our rehearsal locations as we only rent the spaces to run our programs.  Thank you.

 

HOW CAN WE SAVE?
Currently all of our families save as act OUT is a registered non-profit charitable organization and are currently exempt from having to charge hst.

 

Enrol in summer camp and each additional week you enrol you pay less per week!

 

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Act OUT is a Registered Non-Profit Charitable tuition based Organization governed by a Volunteer Board of Directors.  ACT OUT offers quality programming & opportunities for your children/youth to explore their curiosity of the theatrical arts world in a safe, supportive POSITIVE environment – where kids/youth are #1.    Our programs run on a cost recovery basis.

 We graciously accept financial donations of any kind and will provide a tax receipt for them!

Students who participate in a strong theatre program build a broad base of theatre content, knowledge & skills.  They also learn and develop critical/creative thinking;  problem solving;  communication,  individual/collaborative planning;  historical/cultural sense;  self/social awareness;  research skills to name a few…..

Programs are available in various commitment levels to suit to your child’s needs, experiences and mom’s and dad’s time & financial ability.