LifeStage Theatre is dedicated to excellence in all that we offer for our students. Our goal is to help each student find the talent that is within him or her and to nurture that talent into a successful performance experience. We desire to provide each student an unmatched theatre arts education in a safe and supportive environment that promotes self-discipline, motivation, teamwork, integrity and excellence in performance as well as in character.
Placement in all Theatre classes is based on age, experience and ability. Theatre classes have an opportunity to “show off” at the end of each semester. Enrollment in Theatre Classes is open through the end of October in the Fall Semester and through the end of February in the Spring Semester while space is available.
2019-2020 Season 14
August 19, 2019 thru May 22, 2020
Mark your calendars! Theatre Class Combined Show-Offs ...
Fall—December 11, 2019
Spring—May 13, 2020
NEW Triple Threat Track!
A key part in musical theatre training is learning to be a 'triple threat performer', which means the ability to act, sing and dance to a high standard. Our Triple Threat Track is for students who wish to really hone their skills and take their craft to the next level. To truly become the most well-rounded performers we must learn to utilize acting, voice and dance/movement together as a whole. By taking all 3 options (dance, music, acting), students will learn the varying skills necessary to truly become a Triple Threat performer: complex acting skills, vital vocal techniques and crucial dance ability. Classes are offered on Wednesdays back-to-back in each subject.
Improv Troupe - Audition Only
The improv troupe is a performance-based troupe committed to creating advanced improvisers in an effort to form well-rounded theatre artists. While building qualities of leadership, agreement and teamwork through various improv skills, the troupe will have the opportunity to perform with professionals in the field of improvisation in 2-3 public performances per season. Auditions are held in May for the following season and open to middle and high school students.
LifeStage Players - Audition Only
LifeStage Players (LSP) is a group of 4th-6th grade performers that represents the professional nature of LifeStage Theatre and its performers through various performances on and off site. LSP is a performance-based group created to form more advanced young professionals ready for anything! LSP relies on the ensemble to build a successful show and also helps build dancing, singing and creative thinking through a touring medley of musical theater hits. Members will have the chance to perform in various venues throughout the community each semester. Auditions are held in May for the following season and open to 4th-6th grade students. All members of LSP must be enrolled in another theater class or voice lesson.
LifeStage Theatre Full-Scale Productions
This is the ideal opportunity to perform in a full-scale production…sets, lights, costumes…you will experience it all! LifeStage Theatre creates a professional and positive environment for our students while remaining dedicated to excellence. Previous experience is welcomed, but not required. A full audition packet will be available prior to each audition. Production rehearsal days are typically Thursdays, Fridays and some Saturdays. A complete calendar and specific schedule will be included in the audition packet for each production. Tuition varies by production.
See below for class descriptions and to enroll.
Musical Theatre is perfect for the dedicated performer at any level. This class will give students a basic understanding of the art of musical theatre, focusing on song & dance. Each semester will be focused on a specific musical and will include history of the show, auditioning, proper techniques for singing while doing choreography and fun, engaging theater activities culminating in a performance at the end of each semester in our combined theatre show-off.
Mondays, 4:30-5:15pm, Ages 6-8 with Brigette Marquardt
Wednesdays, 5:00-5:45pm, Ages 6-8 with Oscar Kincheloe
Click HERE to enroll in Musical Theatre
Vocal Technique is designed specifically for the musical theatre singer. This class will focus on proper warm-up techniques, vocalization, breathing and performance. Students will also learn to work cooperatively with a group, fine tune their vocal quality and learn to create correct notes and sounds within a theatrical atmosphere. Class will culminate in a performance at the end of each semester in our combined theatre show-off.
This is the MUSIC class of our Triple Threat Track for ages 8-11.
Wednesdays, 5:45-6:30pm, Theatre Box Office with Kristie Goodman
Click HERE to enroll in Vocal Technique
Acting the Song is the perfect place for a singer/actor ready to take the next step. Students will learn methods for basic song preparation, ways to create personal and truthful connections to songs and develop their ability to follow impulses and instincts while performing a song on stage. Students will receive individual attention and will begin to complete their “audition manifesto.” Class will culminate in a performance at the end of each semester in our combined theatre show-off.
This is the MUSIC class of our Triple Threat Track for middle and high school.
Wednesdays, 5:00-5:45pm, Theatre Box Office with Kristie Goodman
Click HERE to enroll in Acting the Song
Acting for ages 8-11 emphasizes confident performances, script analysis and ensemble cooperation. Students will build a solid foundation in acting by using ensemble activities, creating characters through various forms and learning proper acting techniques all while creating a One Act play or scene performance to be performed in our combined theatre show-off at the end of each semester.
Acting for MS/HS focuses on more in depth study of characters through the use of monologues, scenes, short plays and ensemble activities. Studies will include objectives, obstacles, tactics, relationships, character studies and important movement and acting styles for the stage as well as vital audition techniques. This is a great class to further your understanding of the complexities of being a successful stage actor. Class will culminate in a performance at the end of each semester in our combined theatre show-off.
This is the ACTING class of our Triple Threat Track.
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:15pm, Ages 8-11 with Oscar Kincheloe
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, MS/HS with Brigette Marquardt
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This class is designed specifically for the musical theatre performer and is the DANCE portion of our Triple Threat Track.
Jazz is a fun and energetic style of dance that uses music and movement to develop strength, musicality and performance! Jazz focuses on specific alignment and placement of technique as well as coordination and style of movement.
Wednesdays, 5:00-5:45pm, Studio D with Brigette Marquardt
Click HERE to enroll in Beginning Jazz for Ages 8-11
Wednesdays, 5:45-6:30pm, Studio D with Brigette Marquardt
Click HERE to enroll in Beginning Jazz for MS/HS
This fun and high-energy class is perfect for the student looking to add skills and confidence to their theatre tool bag. Students will learn how to use improv as an acting tool, a performance art and a life skill! The class will learn to work effectively with an ensemble, support and agreement, characterization, and fundamentals of improv scene work. Class will culminate in a performance at the end of each semester in our combined theatre show-off.
Tuesdays in Studio C with Emily Alexander
5:30-6:30pm - Ages 8-11
6:30-7:30pm - MS/HS
Click HERE to enroll in Improv.
There is a $40 Registration Fee due upon enrollment in the regular season (mid-August through end of May is the "regular" season). Students who drop any class or lesson prior to the end of the season MUST GIVE WRITTEN NOTICE 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE BEGINNING OF THE MONTH in order to stop the tuition billing process and keep your card from being charged. Failure to give written notice will result in tuition being charged to your account and automatic payment will be processed without refund. Click HERE to withdraw enrollment. IF YOU ATTEND ANY PORTION OF THE MONTH, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FULL MONTH’S TUITION. Email Kim if you have any questions regarding enrollment and/or withdrawal.
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LifeStage Theatre offers an after-school program for local elementary schools. Students have an opportunty to join an 8 week course (fall and spring) taught by Lifesong instructors at their school. They will explore and learn different aspects of theatre including improv, creative writing, performance and character development. Each 8 week session ends in a performance for friends and family. We are currently serving Bransford Elementary, Dove Elementary and Timberline Elementary. Email us for more information.
AT Bransford Elementary, Tuesdays 3-4pm
Spring: Tuesdays 3:00-4:00pm, March 17, 2020 thru May 5, 2020 offered to K-2nd grades
Click HERE to enroll in BRANSFORD Elementary Leaders in Theater
AT Dove Elementary, Thursdays 3-4pm
Spring: Tuesdays 3:00-4:00pm, January 21, 2020 thru March 3, 2020 offered to K-2nd grades
Click HERE to enroll in DOVE Elementary Leaders in Theater
AT Timberline Elementary, Fridays 3:15-4:15pm
Spring: Fridays 3:15-4:15pm, March 20, 2020 thru May 8, 2020 offered to K-2nd grades
Click HERE to enroll in TIMBERLINE Elementary Leaders in Theater