Children are the future. Today’s children are the actors, directors, musicians, and singers of tomorrow, those we will entrust to keep The Arts alive for years to come. Memorial Opera House helps prepare them with a new Winter Children’s Program featuring a variety of classes.
On Sunday, January 19 from 2-4pm, parents and grandparents of young children are invited to bring their family to a special Open House to learn about the curriculum, to meet the instructors, and to take advantage of a special pre-registration discount.
The Memorial Opera House classes offer an early introduction to The Arts through programs designed to ignite a passion for performance at an early age while introducing children to skill-building projects as enjoyable as they are educational. “If a child develops interest in the arts during developmental years, it generally stays with them the rest of their life. Memorial Opera House offers the opportunity to nurture such interest to the children in our area,” explained Memorial Opera House Business Director Michelle Smith.
The new classes taught by educated and experienced actors will be offered on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays and run February thru March at Memorial Opera House. Children will learn age appropriate skills that apply to everyday life as well as on stage -- imagination, self-confidence, adaptability, problem-solving, responsibility, respect, concentration and to exercise motor skills, all in a playful and enjoyable environment.
MONDAYS (February 3 thru March 17):
“Move ‘N Groove” - 4:55 to 5:35pm (3-pre-k) spotlights movement, expression and beginner concentration.
“Pee Wee Puppets” - 4:55 to 5:35pm (3-pre-k) spotlights motor skills, theatre games and focus.
“Munchkin Mozarts” - 5:50 to 6:30pm (3-pre-k) spotlights basic music skills, vocal/musical expression and concentration.
THURSDAYS (February 6 thru March 20):
“Creative Drama” - 4:55 to 5:35pm (3-pre-k) spotlights story-telling, imagination and problem solving.
“Acting 1” - 5:15 to 6:15pm (ages 8-13) spotlights development, reflection and improvisation.
SATURDAYS (February 8 thru March 22):
“Move ‘N Groove” - 10:20 to 11:00am (3-pre-k) spotlights movement, expression and beginner concentration.
“Pee Wee Puppets” - 11:15 to 11:55am (3-pre-k) spotlights motor skills, theatre games and focus.
“Beginner Bachs” - 12:10 to 1:10pm (ages 5-6) spotlights basic music skills, vocal/musical expression and working as an ensemble.
“Pre- Puppetry” - 2:00 to 3:00am (ages 5-6) spotlights story-telling, theatre games and imagination.
“Acting 1” - 2:30 to 3:30pm (ages 13-18) spotlights development, reflection and improvisation.
STARTING IN APRIL – Two (2) Hour Teen Skill Building Classes with an emphasis on improvisation, musical theatre, and acting will be offered.
For more information: www.memorialoperahouse.com