Musical Theater Arts Blog by Timothy Maureen Cole | September 2018
September means three things to me: Autumn is around the corner, pumpkin spice everything, and it’s time to go back to school again! In my case, back to school means the start of a new season of theater classes and shows at Wharton Arts. We had an amazing summer full of camps and performances. If you missed it don’t worry. We have plenty to offer starting right now!
This month I would like to shine a spotlight on the theater classes for our youngest students, and our most experienced students. Fairy Tale Theater is a brand new class this year for students 3-5 years old. Students will learn about storytelling and acting with the help of our amazing instructor, Emma Peterson. Ms. Peterson also teaches our Pathways to Musical Theater class for students 5-7 years old. Pathways students practice the skills of acting, singing, and dancing while preparing for a finale showcase at the end of the semester. Both classes are the perfect way to see if your student has the acting bug! Fairy Tale Theater and Pathways to Musical Theater begin on Saturday, September 22.
Musical Theater Company is our most advanced class for students 10 and up. Last year for the first time our amazing cast wrote and performed an original musical based on Grimm’s Fairy Tales. This year Musical Theater Company will return with a new theme, and some hard working students creating a show from start to finish. Auditions will take place on November 9th and 10th. Our first class is on Tuesday, November 27th.
Inquire about these and any of our other classes by calling the Student Services Office. The Theater Arts department offers classes in Drama, Improv, Musical Theater, and Hip Hop throughout the week. Whether your student lives to be on the stage, craves a creative outlet, or wants to improve their social skills and public speaking, Wharton Arts is the place for you.
Happy Autumn from the Theater Arts Department. We hope to see you in class soon!
Director of Musical Theater Arts