FALL CLASS

Acting: Grades 9 - 12 (High School)

Acting Class: A Fairly Odd Tale

This is a fun and creative class filled with a combination of improv, games, and acting for the stage. Students will learn a variety of acting skills and techniques throughout the semester. The class will prepare a show and perform an original, one-act play ON STAGE in the Semester Showcase.

Script Description: A Fairly Odd Tale is an original one-act comedy. As so often happens, it starts with a forest. Characters from the most loved stories find themselves wandering through the woods, being accosted by trolls and wolves and evil queens. Things get really confusing when stories cross and it all becomes a desperate battle between the “good guys” and the “bad guys!” Cowardly princes, overbearing Fairy Godmothers, lazy dwarves and cat-fighting princesses….can they work together in order to save themselves?

Prerequisite: Students must have one of the following to take this course:

  • Foundations of Theatre Seminar (This 2-hour seminar is offered the week before class begins. You can sign up for it when you register.)
  • Previous ACT class or camp.
 

Days: Mondays

Times: 6:15 – 8:00 PM

Class Dates: August 21 – December 11, 2023

Class Size Limit: 14 Students (Full Class)

Student Ages: Grades 9 – 12

Class Dates: August 21 - December 11, 2023

  • No Class on September 4 (Labor Day) or November 20th (Thanksgiving Break)
  • No regular class on November 27th or December 11th (Dress Rehearsal and showcase take the place of these regular classes.)
  • Dress Rehearsal on November 30th at Sand Creek High School
  • Semester Showcase on December 11th at Sand Creek High School

Semester Showcase:

Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, November 30, 6:15 – 7:45 PM

Semester Showcase: Monday, December 11, 6:30 PM

Semester Showcase Location: Sand Creek High School Auditorium

Showcase Production Fee: A production fee of $55 will be charged on November 1st. Production fees will be discounted for families with multiple students or multiple classes ($45 for a second class or student and $25 for the third, with a maximum of $125 per family).

Showcase Tickets: Tickets are not needed to attend the Semester Showcase so families can invite guests to attend the performance without cost!

Costumes: Students will be required to provide their own costumes for the show. Most costumes can be created from items around your home or from Goodwill.

Tuition:

Tuition Due Dates:

$87 Non-Refundable Deposit Due at Registration

$87 Due on September 1

$87 Due on October 1

$87 Due on November 1

$87 Due on December 1

A 5% discount will be given if semester tuition is paid in full at the time of registration.

Showcase Production Fee: A production fee of $55 will be charged on November 1st. 

Production fees will be discounted for families with multiple students or multiple classes ($45 for a second class or student and $25 for the third, with a maximum of $125 per family).

Tuition Discounts:

Active Military Discount*

Students who have an active military parent qualify for a 10% discount.

Multi-Class Discount*

We offer a 10% discount for each additional class a student takes in one semester.

Sibling Discount*

We offer a 10% discount for each additional sibling who participates in classes.

*Students may use only one discount per class and all discounts will be applied to the equal or lesser value class.

Bob Rais - Acting, Shakespeare, Stage Combat, Film & Improv Instructor at the Academy of Children's Theatre.

Bob Rais

Acting, Shakespeare, Stage Combat, Film & Improv Instructor

Class Instructor

Bob is thrilled to be on the team with the Academy of Children’s Theatre! Bob is currently a lecturer with The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Robert is a trained actor and a member of Actor’s Equity Association, The Screen Actor’s Guild, and The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. He specializes in comedic theatre training derived from his work at The Second City, Carnivores In Action, and Burnt Toast. He has worked as an actor and director at The Signature Theatre (NYC), The Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Theatreworks (Colorado Springs), Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival, Tennessee Repertory Theater, and many more. Some of Bob’s favorite roles are, Falstaff-Merry Wives of Windsor, Scrooge-A Christmas Carol, The Complete Works of Shakespeare, John Adams-1776, Hook-Peter Pan, and Herod-Jesus Christ Superstar.

Location:

ACT Studios: Regular Classes

481 Windchime Place

Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Phone: 719-282-9101

Email: [email protected]

Sand Creek High School: Semester Showcase

7005 Carefree Circle N

Colorado Springs, CO 80922

(Please contact ACT for any questions)