Wheelock Family Theatre Summer Programs

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Wheelock Family Theatre's classes nurture, challenge, and empower. Our theatre arts experiences are designed to help students grow skills for both the stage and life. Our 2- and 4-week Summer Program offers theatre arts classes for all ages and interests! 

Here's a sampling of upcoming program. See the full offerings at wheelockfamilytheatre.org/classes.

Creative Dramatics Comprehensive - Grades 1-3

Creative Dramatics Comprehensive: Through the Looking-Glass (2-week program!)

Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 20
9:00am to 3:30pm

Inspired by the madcap characters in the Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass stories, students will explore the stories and develop characters through improvisation, movement and vocal exercises. They will design and create set pieces, costumes, and props for a final presentation on the last day of class.

Tuition: $850

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Creative Dramatics Comprehensive: Jumanji (2-week program!)

Monday, July 23 through Friday, August 3
9:00am to 3:30pm

Inspired by the imaginative worlds created by author Chris Van Allsburg in Jumanji and other tales, students will explore the stories and develop characters through improvisation, movement and vocal exercises. They will design and create set pieces, costumes, and props for a final presentation on the last day of class.

Tuition: $850

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Playmakers: Grades 4-5

Playmakers: Fractured Fairy Tales (2-week program!)

Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 20
9:00am to 3:30pm

A chance to experience the whole production experience from beginning to end! Students will design, produce, and perform a short, one-act version of popular Fairy Tales, with a twist. In this two week program, students will spend part of each day developing and rehearsing the one act while also building individual and ensemble acting skills. In the afternoons, students will receive instruction from visiting theatre design artists, and try their hand at technical theatre elements such as prop-making, set and costume design. A final presentation for family and friends will take place on the last day of class.

Tuition: $850

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Playmakers: Myths Go Modern (2-week program!)

Monday, July 23 through Friday, August 3
9:00am to 3:30pm

A chance to experience the whole production experience from beginning to end! Students will design, produce, and perform a short, one-act version of popular Myths, with a twist. In this two week program, students will spend part of each day developing and rehearsing the one act while also building individual and ensemble acting skills. In the afternoons, students will receive instruction from visiting theatre design artists, and try their hand at technical theatre elements such as prop-making, set and costume design. A final presentation for family and friends will take place on the last day of class.

Tuition: $850

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Musical Theatre Performance: Lion King Jr - Grades 4-8 

Monday, July 9 through Friday, August 3 (4-week program for Grades 4 to 8)
9:00am to 3:30pm

Disney The Lion King Experience Jr EditionFocuses on coordinating the instruments of voice and body to create dynamic musical characters. In this 4 week program, students will participate in classes on acting, dance, singing and puppetry each morning, while spending each afternoon applying those to the rehearsal of the musical Lion King, Jr. This program is open to anyone interested in deepening their musical theatre experience. The program will culminate in a final performance on Thursday, August 2 at 7pm.

Tuition: $1,400

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See our complete listings of Summer 2018 classes for students in grades Pre-K to KGrades 1 to 3Grades 4 to 5 and Grades 6 to 12!

ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS

Our classes give young people the opportunity to learn the fundamental building blocks of drama, and benefit from the additional skills of creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication that theatre education provides. We offer a fun and supportive class environment in a setting unique to Boston and the region: Wheelock Family Theatre is a professional, Equity theatre committed to creating high quality productions, celebrating diversity, and making its programs affordable and accessible; and Wheelock College is an institution committed to educating people to create a safe, caring, and just world for children and families. The combination is an exciting developmentally and age-appropriate curriculum for young people between the ages of 3 and 18.

We have designed a sequence of class offerings that allow students to experience the joy of creative discovery at any point along the continuum. Intergenerational storytelling leads to early creative dramatics leads to acting fundamentals/actor's toolbox then to specialty sessions in musical theatre, stage combat, improv, playwriting, or songwriting. We encourage students to take classes more than once, to continue building their foundation of skills upon prior training. Experienced students can audition for WFT's advanced performance intensives and mainstage productions.

Learn more about classes at Wheelock Family Theatre.

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