Fall Classes 2018

September 10 – December 9, 2018
(No Classes November 19 – 25)

Register For Fall Classes

Overview

Register today for Emerald City Theatre’s Fall Classes 2018 for ages 3.5 – 15! Join our professional teaching artists for inclusive, ensemble-based instruction focused on self-confidence, collaboration, creative thinking, and having fun! No experience is necessary to enroll in any fall class except Advanced Youth Ensemble: Wicked and Advanced Teen Ensemble: Mean Girls.

Advanced Camp: Fame final show

Class Locations

Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

Menomonee Club
Drucker Center
1535 N Dayton St
Chicago, IL 60642

Directions & location info

Age Ranges

Grown-Up & Me: Ages 2 – 4

  • Awaken your body, voice, and imagination!
  • Teaching artists will lead grown-up and child pairs in interactive, imaginative play. 
  • Please note: This class does not have a final show and runs for six weeks starting on September 11.

Ages 3.5 – 5

  • Early learners develop teamwork and confidence through creative play. 
  • Students explore the actor’s tools: the body, the voice, and the mind. 
  • No script or lines to memorize; students will create their own story! 

Ages 5 – 8  

  • An imaginative exploration of storytelling that emphasizes fun, confidence, and teamwork! 
  • Emerging readers learn simple lines, choreography, and music. 
  • Best for students who have attended full-day school or camp.

Ages 7 – 12

  • Confident readers will work with intermediate scripts, challenging music, and exciting choreography. 
  • Students will explore and develop acting and vocal technique. 
  • Classes will hold auditions for individual roles and students will be challenged to develop original and exciting characters. 

Ages 9 – 13

  • Budding young actors will be challenged with more advanced scripts, staging, songs, and choreography. 
  • Teaching artists will provide individualized feedback and reinforce acting fundamentals to help students develop advanced performance technique. 

Advanced Ensemble: Ages 7 – 13

Advanced Teen Ensemble: Ages 11 – 15

  • Our most mature students continue to build professional-level skills and grow as performers in our most advanced class. 
  • Students will perform on a professional stage at the end of the session. 
  • This class meets once per week. 
  • Admission to this class is by approval only. Please fill out an application; you will be notified if approved. 

Classes


For Ages 2-4

Grown-Up & Me: Peter Rabbit


Class Description:

In this new class, our youngest students and their grown-ups will explore the world of Peter Rabbit as he sneaks into Mr. McGregor’s garden. By immersing themselves in this beloved classic, participants will learn to use their bodies, voices, and imaginations to tell a story. Tailored to ages 2 – 4, this class will give grown-ups and their children a new way to play while introducing them to the world of theatre. Please note: This class does not have a final show and runs six weeks starting on September 11, 2018.

Session(s):

  • Tuesdays, 10:00 - 10:45 AM at Athenaeum Campus | Cost: $150

For Ages 3.5-5

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Superheroes


Class Description:

If you could be a superhero, what special powers would you have? Perfect for small people with heroic minds, students will discover their superpowers through dramatic adventures and storytelling escapades. Together, they’ll rescue the audience from villains! Superheroes unite!

Session(s):

  • Thursdays, 10:00 - 10:45 AM at Athenaeum Campus | Cost: $230
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Coco


Class Description:

Miguel Rivera has dreams of becoming a musician, but his family has banned music for generations. Campers will journey to the Land of the Dead on a mission to uncover the Riveras’ family history. With foot-tapping music and a heartwarming story, Coco’s final show will be sure to set the audience’s hearts singing! 

Session(s):

  • Saturdays, 9:00 - 9:45 AM at Athenauem Campus | Cost: $230

For Ages 5-8

Descendants


Class Description:

Fairy tales don’t end at happily ever after. When kids of infamous fairy tale villains are offered the chance to live in the United States of Auradon, they leap at the chance. But are their motives good or evil? Students will explore complex characters to create a final show that examines the choices we all have between good and evil.

Session(s):

  • Tuesdays, 4:00 - 4:55 PM at Athenaeum Campus | Cost: $245
  • Saturdays, 10:00 - 11:30 AM at Athenaeum Campus | Cost: $335

Coco


Class Description:

Miguel Rivera has dreams of becoming a musician, but his family has banned music for generations. Campers will journey to the Land of the Dead on a mission to uncover the Riveras’ family history. With foot-tapping music and a heartwarming story, Coco’s final show will be sure to set the audience’s hearts singing!

Session(s):

  • Thursdays, 4:15 - 5:45 PM at Athenaeum Campus | Cost: $335

Beauty and the Beast


Class Description:

Be our guest on a journey through France and discover a world where candelabras speak, clocks sing, and a spell must be broken! Join bookish Belle and gregarious Gaston as they discover the truth about the brutish Beast in the local castle. With a variety of memorable characters, students will take on roles to tell a tale as old as time based on the classic film and hit Broadway musical. Students will present an enchanted final show on the last day of class!

Session(s):

  • Saturdays, 9:00 - 9:45 AM at Menomonee Club | Cost: $245

For Ages 7-12

Freaky Friday


Class Description:

When a mother and daughter magically switch bodies, it leads to a totally Freaky Friday! In this new musical adaptation of a comedy classic, Katherine and Ellie only have 24 hours to switch back before Katherine’s wedding! Students will explore catchy songs and creative problem-solving to create a final show that’s way more fun than freaky.

Session(s):

  • Fridays, 4:15 - 6:05 PM at Athenaeum Campus | Cost: $375
  • Saturdays, 10:00 - 11:50 AM at Menomonee Club | Cost: $375

Thoroughly Modern Millie


Class Description:

Millie Dillmount has dreamed her whole life of moving to the Big Apple from her small town. It’s 1922, and she’s entranced by the flapper lifestyle she sees around her – it is so thoroughly modern! Students will perform toe-tapping dance numbers and memorable songs in a final show that will make audiences “Forget About the Boy” and discover “How the Other Half Lives.”

Session(s):

  • Sundays, 2:30 - 4:20 PM at Athenaeum Campus | Cost: $375

Grease


Class Description:

Get ready to hop in Greased Lightnin’ and ride back in time to Rydell High’s class of 1959! Campers will sing and dance to some classic songs from this rock ‘n’ roll musical. Join the T-Birds and Pink Ladies as they learn about the importance of friendship in a final show that will have everyone jumping and jiving!

Session(s):

  • Wednesdays, 4:15 - 6:05 PM at Athenaeum Campus | Cost: $375

Hamilton


Class Description:

Join Laurens, Lafayette, Mulligan, and Hamilton in the revolution that made America the country it is today. Our Hamilton-inspired camp will challenge campers’ rhythm and storytelling skills while teaching about the founding of the country through contemporary rap, hip-hop, r&b, and pop music. This final show for family and friends on the last day of camp is not to be missed!

Session(s):

  • Fridays, 4:15 - 6:05 PM at Menomonee Club | Cost: $375

For Ages 7-13

ADVANCED ENSEMBLE: Wicked


Class Description:

Take a trip to the Emerald City with Elphaba, Glinda, and Fiyero. A smash-hit musical prequel to The Wizard of Oz, Wicked will take campers to the next level in their performance skills with fantastic music, dance, and a story of being true to yourself. Learn what makes the Wicked Witch wicked, and the Good Witch good. Campers will be sure to defy gravity during their final show. Admission into this camp is by approval only. Please fill out an application online; you will be notified if approved.

Session(s):

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:15 - 6:15 PM at Athenaeum Campus | Cost: $635

For Ages 7-12

Frozen: The Musical


Class Description:

We just can’t Let It Go! The hit movie has been adapted into a spectacular Broadway musical, with fantastic new songs to complement favorites from the original. Join Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven on a journey that’s sure to thaw even the iciest of hearts. Students will present a sparkling final show based on the masterful staging of this heartwarming Disney story.

Session(s):

  • Mondays, 4:15 - 6:05 PM at Athenaeum Campus | Cost: $375
  • Sundays, 3:00 - 4:50 PM at Menomonee Club | Cost: $375

Descendants


Class Description:

Fairy tales don’t end at happily ever after. When kids of infamous fairy tale villains are offered the chance to live in the United States of Auradon, they leap at the chance. But are their motives good or evil? Students will explore complex characters to create a final show that examines the choices we all have between good and evil.

Session(s):

  • Tuesdays, 4:15 - 6:05 PM at Menomonee Club | Cost: $375

For Ages 9-13

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Hamilton


Class Description:

Join Laurens, Lafayette, Mulligan, and Hamilton in the revolution that made America the country it is today. Our Hamilton-inspired camp will challenge campers’ rhythm and storytelling skills while teaching about the founding of the country through contemporary rap, hip-hop, r&b, and pop music. This final show for family and friends on the last day of camp is not to be missed! 

Session(s):

  • Sundays, 4:30 - 6:20 PM at Athenaeum Campus | Cost: $375

For Ages 11-15

ADVANCED TEEN ENSEMBLE: Mean Girls: The Musical


Class Description:

Navigating high school is no joke, especially when you have to figure out if you’re predator or prey in the jungle of school cliques. A new musical adaptation of the hit movie explores what happens when new students adjust to high school’s politics. What is the cost of popularity…and is it worth it? Students will be challenged to explore character motivation and objectives in this fun comedy that gets at the heart of what it means to be a friend, an enemy, and a Plastic. Admission to this class is by approval only. Please fill out an application; you will be notified if approved.

Session(s):

  • Sundays, 5:00 - 7:00 PM at Menomonee Club | Cost: $430

Advanced Classes

Advanced Ensemble: Wicked
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:15 – 6:15 PM at our Athenaeum Campus
For Ages 7 – 13 | Cost: $635

Take a trip to the Emerald City with Elphaba, Glinda, and Fiyero. A smash-hit musical prequel to The Wizard of Oz, Wicked will take campers to the next level in their performance skills with fantastic music, dance, and a story of being true to yourself. Learn what makes the Wicked Witch wicked, and the Good Witch good. Campers will be sure to defy gravity during their final show. Admission into this camp is by approval only. Please fill out an application; you will be notified if approved.

Advanced Teen Ensemble: Mean Girls: The Musical
Sundays, 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Menomonee Club
For Ages 11 – 15 | Cost: $430

Navigating high school is no joke, especially when you have to figure out if you’re predator or prey in the jungle of school cliques. A new musical adaptation of the hit movie explores what happens when new students adjust to high school’s politics. What is the cost of popularity…and is it worth it? Students will be challenged to explore character motivation and objectives in this fun comedy that gets at the heart of what it means to be a friend, an enemy, and a Plastic. Admission to this class is by approval only. Please fill out an application; you will be notified if approved.

Schedule

 
DayTimeNameAgesLocation
MON4:15 - 6:05 PMFrozen: The Musical7-12Athenaeum Campus
TUES10:00 - 10:45 AMGrown-Up & Me: Peter Rabbit2-4Athenaeum Campus
TUES4:00 - 4:55 PMDescendants5-8Athenaeum Campus
TUES4:15 - 6:05 PMDescendants7-12Menomonee Club
TUES & THURS4:15 - 6:15 PMADVANCED ENSEMBLE: Wicked7-13Athenaeum Campus
WED4:15 - 6:05 PMGrease7-12Athenaeum Campus
THURS10:00 - 10:45 AMSuperheroes3.5-5Athenaeum Campus
THURS4:15 - 5:45 PMCoco5-8Athenaeum Campus
FRI4:15 - 6:05 PMFreaky Friday7-12Athenaeum Campus
FRI4:15 - 6:05 PMHamilton7-12Menomonee Club
SAT10:00 - 11:30 AMDescendants5-8Athenaeum Campus
SAT10:00 - 11:50 AMFreaky Friday7-12Menomonee Club
SAT9:00 - 9:45 AMCoco3.5-5Athenauem Campus
SAT9:00 - 9:45 AMBeauty and the Beast5-8Menomonee Club
SUN2:30 - 4:20 PMThoroughly Modern Millie7-12Athenaeum Campus
SUN3:00 - 4:50 PMFrozen: The Musical7-12Menomonee Club
SUN4:30 - 6:20 PMHamilton9-13Athenaeum Campus
SUN5:00 - 7:00 PMADVANCED TEEN ENSEMBLE: Mean Girls: The Musical 11-15Menomonee Club

Policy

Cancelation Policy

Emerald City Theatre has the right to cancel a class or camp one week prior to the start date. Refunds will be processed if a class is canceled.

No refunds available if purchaser drops a class or camp unless the spot can be filled from the waiting list. If a spot can be filled, a refund less a $25 administrative fee will be given.

Switching of days/titles of class or camp will also incur a $25 administrative fee. 

Final Show Policy

Ages 7-12, 9-13, and Advanced Ensembles with regular class locations at The Athenaeum Theatre will be performing their final shows in a professional theater location to be announced in the upcoming weeks!  Final show tickets for classes that perform on a professional stage will be made available for purchase. Classes in these age groups who meet at the Menomonee Club will also perform at the Menomonee Club.