Encore Theatre Company is for actors of all ages 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 Fall 2019 classes is Monday and Tuesday, August 5th and 6th, from 5-7 p.m. You must register for a class to audition for Frozen, Jr.
Auditions for Frozen, Jr, will be Monday and Tuesday, August 5th and 6th from 5-7 p.m. with make-up auditions on Monday, August 12th, if there are still roles to be cast. You must register for a class to audition for this show.
All classes will begin on Monday, August 19th. You will be notified which class you are placed in via email. If you do not receive an email by Wednesday, August 14th, please call our office at 864-442-6027.
The last day to enroll for Fall 2019 classes is Monday, August 26th. 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
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.
Mondays, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Mondays, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Mondays, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Thursdays, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
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 is Saturday, August 24 from 10-12:30.
Frozen, Jr. - November 8, 9, 15 & 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets will go on sale to parents on Monday October 28th, and to the general public on Monday, November 4th.
Fall Showcase for Beginner and Intermediate Classes - Tuesday, November 19th at 7:00 p.m.
All performances are held in the Encore Theatre at Midtown Music, 117 S. Pendleton St., Easley