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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our theatre classes are not meeting at this time. We hope to be able to resume in the very near future!
Encore Theatre Company is for young actors who want to be on the stage! Anyone may audition whether they have ever acted or not. Auditions will be for class placement only - no one is ever "cut". During auditions, actors are evaluated and placed in one of three "stages":
Ages 7-9. Actors will work on developing a foundational understanding of acting for the stage. During the course of the semester (typically 4 months), actors will work together with their director to choose monologues and short scenes, develop their characters, incorporate basic stage movements (blocking), and learn voice projection and memorization of lines. This stage is all about having fun while learning the basics of theatre acting. Semester will end with a showcase performance.
Ages 10+, no experience or previous acting classes required. (Ages 7-9 may audition to "move up" into this stage once they have been in the beginner stage for at least one year and have demonstrated the dedication and ability to work at a higher level.) During the semester, actors will work on monologues, scene work and improvisation. Class may be divided into Intermediate 1 (beginners over the age of 10) and Intermediate 2 (not beginners, but not ready for advanced yet) if there are enough students to have two classes. Semester will end with a showcase performance.
Audition requirements: 1-2 minute monologue (optional), cold reading from a script, improvisation
Ages 10+, experienced actors who have demonstrated they are ready for a full-length production of a scripted play. Actors will rehearse more, be responsible for more, and learn more about the total production process. Must have completed at least one year in Beginner Stage, Intermediate Stage or equivalent classes elsewhere. Semester will end with a full production of a published script.
Audition requirements: 1 - 2 minute memorized monologue (required), cold-reading from the script, improvisation ; one verse of a song (Fall musical only)
Registration for all Spring 2021 classes is TBA
TBA - You must register for a class to audition for this show.
Class Schedule is TBA
The last day to enroll for Spring 2021 classes is TBA. Because our expenses remain the same regardless of when you register, you must pay the full semester fee, even if you register late.
Beginner Stage: $108 per semester or $30 per month for 4 months
Intermediate Stage: $108 per semester or $30 per month for 4 months
Advanced Stage: $144 per semester or $40 per month for 4 months
* You must pay the entire amount by January 31st to get the discount
This program operates on a budget based on the number of actors who begin each semester. Withdrawal from the program negatively affects our ability to produce a quality program for everyone and causes an unfair extra work load for those who have to take over the lines of actors who drop out. Therefore, actors who begin the semester are expected to complete the semester, including the end-of-semester showcase.
There are no refunds.
In general, play rehearsals coincide with Advanced class time. However, not everyone is needed at every rehearsal. Please see the rehearsal calendar provided by the director.
**Our first full cast meeting and rehearsal isTBA
All performances are held in the Encore Theatre at Midtown Music, 117 S. Pendleton St., Easley
These are the final rehearsals before the show opens. Attendance is MANDATORY at all Tech Week Rehearsals.