Acting: Grades 4 - 6

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.)
  • Students advancing to the 4th-6th grade group from 1st-3rd grade MUST take the Foundations of Theatre Seminar. 
  • Previous ACT class or camp for 4th grade or higher.

Days: Mondays

Times: 5:45 – 7:45 PM

Class Dates: August 21 – December 15, 2023

Class Size Limit: 14 Students (Full Class)

Student Ages: Grades 4 – 6

Class Dates: August 21 - December 15, 2023

  • No Class on September 4th (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 27th at Sand Creek High School
  • Semester Showcase on December 15th at Sand Creek High School

Semester Showcase:

Dress Rehearsal: Monday, November 27, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Semester Showcase: Friday, December 15, 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 Due Dates:

$95 Non-Refundable Deposit Due at Registration

$95 Due on September 1

$95 Due on October 1

$95 Due on November 1

$95 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.

Felicia Skrzypek - Studio Director, Musical Theatre Instructor at Academy of Children's Theatre (ACT).

Felicia Skrzypek

Acting & Musical Theatre Instructor

Class Instructor

Felicia is beyond thrilled to be on the team of ACT! She began performing at the age of 12 and has been committed to the craft ever since. Previous to graduating college she spent time in Los Angeles working on various film and television sets including Jersey Boys and Castle. In 2015 she returned to her alma mater Pine Creek High School to Assistant Direct their Spring Production of “Xanadu” which was awarded a MainStage slot and high praise at the International Thespians Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska. She graduated from CCU with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a Minor in Theatre in 2016. She then went on to start her own private acting coaching business which saw many young performers earn their first professional contracts. She has also been a guest instructor for various schools throughout Colorado. Felicia has performed in theaters and vocal concerts all over Colorado Springs as well as being a soloist and board member for Soli Deo Gloria Choir. Her greatest desire is to show young performers the value of excellence in art and to share everything that the performing arts have given to her. 


ACT Studios: Regular Classes

481 Windchime Place

Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Phone: 719-282-9101

Email: director@actcolorado.net

Sand Creek High School: Semester Showcase

7005 Carefree Circle N

Colorado Springs, CO 80922

(Please contact ACT for any questions)