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Our Creative Arts Academy programs give young people the opportunity to experience and actively participate in the arts.

Classes and camp are open to students with prior experience as well as curious newcomers.

Creative Arts Academy _ Growing Stage
Creative Arts Academy _ Growing Stage
EDUCATION | CREATIVE ARTS ACADEMY

Registration is now open!

All-Virtual Fall Sessions

10-weeks: October 6 — December 16

Workshops

Puppetry Workshop

NEW FOR 2020!

Have you ever wanted to be a puppeteer? Join us for this fun-filled puppetry workshop where you will learn about the fundamentals of puppetry as you create and breathe life into your own puppet character. Using common household items, students will build their very own puppets. The workshop will culminate with the sharing of your newly created friends in our virtual space.

2nd-4th Grade
Nov. 15 | 12:00pm
60 minute workshop
Cost: $50

5th-8th Grade
Nov. 15 | 1:15pM
90 minute workshop
Cost: $75

9th-12th Grade
Nov. 15 | 3:00pm
90 minute workshop
Cost: $75

PK-K

My Big Person and Me

Pre-K, Age 3-5

Saturdays, Oct. 10 – Dec. 12  |  9:00 am – 9:45 am
45 minute on-line class (maximum 10 participants)
Cost: $150.00

Grab your big person and join us for this music and movement class! Storytelling is at the forefront as you and your child work together to dramatize stories through song – a wonderful way to play, learn, and grow creatively together!

Creative Dramatics

K-1st Grade

Saturdays, Oct. 10 – Dec. 12:  |  9am – 10am
60 minute on-line class (maximum 10 participants) 
Cost: $150

Voice, Body and Imagination – the ” Actor’s Tools” – with them you can create theatre anywhere! Our Creative Dramatics Programs are for young people grades K-3. Through creative theatre games and story dramatization, children will explore their imaginations, develop storytelling, pantomime and movement skills aharpening their creativity, improving their self-confidence and learning the inmprotance of teamwork. Above all, our youngest performers will enjoy becoming part of the magic that we create in our virtual space. Our classes also offer optional follow-up activities to engage students off-line!

Grades 1-4

Creative Dramatics

• K-1st Grade
• 2nd-3rd Grade

Saturdays, Oct. 10 – Dec. 12:  |  9am – 10am
60 minute on-line class 
(maximum 10 participants) 
Cost: $150

Voice, Body and Imagination – the ” Actor’s Tools” – with them you can create theatre anywhere! Our Creative Dramatics Programs are for young people grades K-3. Through creative theatre games and story dramatization, children will explore their imaginations, develop storytelling, pantomime and movement skills aharpening their creativity, improving their self-confidence and learning the inmprotance of teamwork. Above all, our youngest performers will enjoy becoming part of the magic that we create in our virtual space. Our classes also offer optional follow-up activities to engage students off-line!

Acting Lab

4th-5th Grade

Saturdays, Oct. 10 – Dec. 12  |  10:15am – 11:15am
60 minute on-line class 
(maximum 10 participants)  
Cost: $150

Do you love to act? Open to both beginners and experienced students, throughout the session participants will hone their acting skills through theatre games, improvisation and scene study. Each class culminates in a sharing of solo/group work.

Musical Performance Lab

• 4th-5th Grade
• 6th-8th Grade

Saturdays, Oct. 10 – Dec. 12  |  11:30am – 12:30pm
60 minute on-line class
(maximum 10 participants) 
Cost: $175

Do you love to act, sing and dance? This program is for you! Each week students will focus on musical performance technique where vocal production, song interpretation, acting and movement are all intertwined. Each class culminates in a sharing of solo/group work.

Puppetry Workshop

NEW FOR 2020!

2nd-4th Grade
Sunday, Nov. 15 | 12:00pm
60 minute on-line workshop
(maximum 10 participants)
Cost: $50

Have you ever wanted to be a puppeteer? Join us for this fun-filled puppetry workshop where you will learn about the fundamentals of puppetry as you create and breathe life into your own puppet character. Using common household items, students will build their very own puppets. The workshop will culminate with the sharing of your newly created friends in our virtual space.

Grades 5-8

Musical Performance Lab

• 4th-5th Grade
Saturdays, Oct. 10 – Dec. 12  |  11:30am – 12:30pm

• 6th-8th Grade
Saturdays, Oct. 10 – Dec. 12  |  12:45pm – 1:45pm

60 minute on-line class
(maximum 10 participants) 
Cost: $175

Do you love to act, sing and dance? This program is for you! Each week students will focus on musical performance technique where vocal production, song interpretation, acting and movement are all intertwined. Each class culminates in a sharing of solo/group work.

Acting Lab

• 4th-6th Grade
Saturdays, Oct. 10 – Dec. 12  |  10:15 am – 11:15 am

• 7th-9th Grade
Saturdays, Oct. 10 – Dec. 12  |  11:30am – 12:30pm

60 minute on-line class
(maximum 10 participants)
Cost: $150

Do you love to act? Open to both beginners and experienced students, throughout the session participants will hone their acting skills through theatre games, improvisation and scene study. Each class culminates in a sharing of solo/group work.

Tap

NEW FOR 2020

6th-8th Grade

Thursdays, Oct. 8 – Dec. 17 (No class Nov. 26)
6pm – 7pm
60 minute on-line class 
(maximum 10 participants) 
Cost: $175

Do you like to make noise? Then this class is for you. Tap is a great dance form to learn and it is FUN too! Combining movement, music and performance, in this class students will learn about choreography, improvisation and syncopation as they create music with their feet. Not a dancer? No worries!  This class is designed to accommodate both beginners and more experienced tappers! The session will culminate in a sharing of students’ tap routines in our virtual space.

Improv

NEW FOR 2020

6th-8th Grade

Wednesdays, Oct. 7 – Dec. 16 (No class Nov 25)
6pm – 7pm
60 minute on-line class
(maximum 10 participants) 
Cost: $150

Have you ever watched an improv group and thought “How do they do that?”  The skills needed are teachable, and what you learn from improv can be used on and off stage! In this class, students will learn the fundamental rules of improvisational performance. Each student will have the opportunity to workshop their skills in an open, welcoming, “no-bad-ideas” environment. Learn how trusting your instincts, listening to your scene partners and working collaboratively can create surprising (and often hilarious) results.

Playwriting

NEW FOR 2020!

5th-8th Grade

Wednesdays, Oct. 7 – Dec. 16 (No class Nov. 25)
4pm – 5pm
60 minute on-line class
(maximum 10 participants) 
Cost: $150

Have you ever wanted to write your own play? Explore the special skills needed to write for the stage.  From monologues to adaptations to original scripts, classes will offer writing exercises, prompts, and workshop opportunities for students to create and share their creative work in the company of other student writers who will provide feedback and suggestions.  Students will hone their talents and complete several scenes and scripts for their writing portfolios. This 10-week session will culminate in a sharing of highlighted work utilizing student performers.

Puppetry Workshop

NEW FOR 2020!

5th-8th Grade
Sunday, Nov. 15 | 1:15pm
90 minute on-line workshop
(maximum 10 participants)
Cost: $75

Have you ever wanted to be a puppeteer? Join us for this fun-filled puppetry workshop where you will learn about the fundamentals of puppetry as you create and breathe life into your own puppet character. Using common household items, students will build their very own puppets. Time will also be dedicated to learning how to puppeteer or animate your creations. The workshop will culminate with the sharing of your newly created friends in our virtual space.

High School

Musical Performance Lab HS

NEW FOR 2020!

9th-12th Grade

Tuesdays, Oct. 6 – Dec. 8  |  7pm – 8pm
10 weekly online sessions
(maximum 10 participants)
Cost: $175

From Agnes DeMille to Andy Blankenbuehler – learn the different choreographic styles of Broadway’s greatest movers! Not a singer? Not a dancer? No worries! This class is designed to accommodate both the beginner and the more experienced performer. This class will culminate in a sharing of group/solo work.

Acting Lab

7th-9th Grade

Saturdays, Oct. 10 – Dec. 12  |  11:30 am – 12:30 pm

60 minute on-line class
(maximum 10 participants)
Cost: $150

Do you love to act? Open to both beginners and experienced students, throughout the session participants will hone their acting skills through theatre games, improvisation and scene study. Each class culminates in a sharing of solo/group work.

HS Acting Ensemble

9th-12th Grade

Thursdays, Oct. 8 – Dec. 17 (No class Nov 26)
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
10 Weekly Online Sessions
(maximum 12 participants)
Cost: $175

Create, Act and Perform! Sharpen your Acting skills as you collaborate with your peers in our High School Acting Ensemble Class. Students become the theatre-makers as they devise their own original performance piece. This collective, creative process of theatre-making in which the script originates through improvisational work is a great way to hone students’ acting and collaborative skills. This class will culminate with a performance of students’ original scripted piece in our virtual space.

Improv

NEW FOR 2020!

9th-12th Grade

Wednesdays, Oct. 7 – Dec. 16 (No class Nov 25)
7:15pm – 8:15pm
60 minute on-line class 
(maximum 10 participants) 
Cost: $150

Have you ever watched an improv group and thought “How do they do that?”  The skills needed are teachable, and what you learn from improv can be used on and off stage! In this class, students will learn the fundamental rules of improvisational performance. Each student will have the opportunity to workshop their skills in an open, welcoming, “no-bad-ideas” environment. Learn how trusting your instincts, listening to your scene partners and working collaboratively can create surprising (and often hilarious) results.

Tap

NEW FOR 2020!

9th-12th Grade

Thursdays, Oct. 8 – Dec. 17 (No class Nov. 26)
7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
60 minute on-line class 
(maximum 10 participants) 
Cost: $175

Do you like to make noise? Then this class is for you. Tap is a great dance form to learn and it is FUN too! Combining movement, music and performance, in this class students will learn about choreography, improvisation and syncopation as they create music with their feet. Not a dancer? No worries!  This class is designed to accommodate both beginners and more experienced tappers! The session will culminate in a sharing of students’ tap routines in our virtual space.

Playwriting

NEW FOR 2020!

9th-12th Grade

Wednesdays, Oct. 7 – Dec. 16 (No class Nov. 26)
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
60 minute on-line class 
(maximum 10 participants) 
Cost: $150

Have you ever wanted to write your own play? Explore the special skills needed to write for the stage.  From monologues to adaptations to original scripts, classes will offer writing exercises, prompts, and workshop opportunities for students to create and share their creative work in the company of other student writers who will provide feedback and suggestions.  Students will hone their talents and complete several scenes and scripts for their writing portfolios. This 10-week session will culminate in a sharing of highlighted work utilizing student performers.

Puppetry Workshop

NEW FOR 2020!

9th-12th Grade
Sunday, Nov. 15 | 3:00pm
90 minute on-line workshop
(maximum 10 participants)
Cost: $75

Have you ever wanted to be a puppeteer? Join us for this fun-filled puppetry workshop where you will learn about the fundamentals of puppetry as you create and breathe life into your own puppet character. Using common household items, students will build their very own puppets. Time will also be dedicated to learning how to puppeteer or animate your creations. The workshop will culminate with the sharing of your newly created friends in our virtual space.

Private Coaching

Private Vocal Coaching

30 or 60 minute lessons
Scheduled by request

Virtual coaching lessons are available to students for VOICE LESSONS, ACTING THROUGH SONG, AUDITION PREPARATION, and MONOLOGUE COACHING.

Coaching sessions are available in 30 or 60 minute sessions. We offer the option of single and 5 week sessions. For scheduling and costs please email Lori Lawrence, Director of Educational Programming at llawrence@growingstage.com.

  • All virtual classes will take place on our ZOOM ACCOUNT platform.
  • Once registered, ONLY virtual class participants will be granted permission to attend.
  • All virtual classes will be led by a GROWING STAGE Teaching Artist.
  • All virtual classes will be recorded by THE GROWING STAGE and archived for security purposes.
  • All virtual classes will also be monitored by an additional GROWING STAGE staff member for safety purposes.
  • All virtual classes will take place at their scheduled time.
  • Parents must be in the home during all of our virtual classes and private coaching sessions.
  • It is recommended that each participant find a quiet space in their homes to attend. We also recommend that you ensure your child has adequate room to move about in their designated space for the duration of their class time.

REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY:

Refunds are available up through the start of the first class.  If cancellation takes place anytime thereafter, students are not eligible for a refund.

* Virtual Coaching Cancellation Policy: 

Refunds are only available if the session is cancelled 24 hours prior to the scheduled time. If a student misses their scheduled coaching session or contacts us within the 24 hour period, they will not be eligible for a refund.

Ticketing System

  • Main Stage Performances are normally Saturdays at 4:00PM and Sunday at 2:00PM. Friday performances are on a limited basis at 7:30pm.
  • Studio Series Performances: Thursday/Friday at 7:30PM, Saturday at 4:00PM and Sunday at 2:00PM.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Local Flavor Coupons and Groupons cannot be redeemed online.  You must call the Box Office to reserve and redeem. Box Office is open daily Monday thru Friday from 10:30am to 3:00pm. Please call at least 24 hours prior to redeem.
  • Seating begins 30 minutes prior to each performance. If you select Will Call as your ticket delivery method, your tickets will be available for pick up starting an hour prior to the performance.
  • Seating is general admission except for season ticket holders and groups of 10 or more.
  • Sales are final and no refunds will be given unless the performance is cancelled. If you are unable to attend, please contact the Box Office and we will do our best to accommodate you at a different performance based on availability.
  • Concessions will be available for sale before the performance and during intermission. Outside food and drink is not allowed.
  • Parking is available in the bank parking lot next to the theatre (when the bank is closed), the park lot behind the bank lot, and on the surrounding streets. If needed, overflow parking is available at the Methodist Church down the street.
  • If you have any questions, please contact the Box Office at 973-347-4946 or boxoffice@growingstage.com and we will be happy to assist you.

    Group Sales (10 or more) are available by calling the Box Office at (973) 347-4946.

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