The Growing Stage Theatre announces fall program

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:16

    Netcong-The Growing Stage Theatre on Route 183 in Netcong has announced its Fall Creative Arts Education Programs with classes geared towards young people from pre-school through high school. The theater's education programs are intended to provide young people the opportunity to experience and actively participate in the arts. Classes are open to students with prior experience in the theatre arts as well as those who would like to try something new. Classes include: Creative Dramatics (Pre-School n grade 3) gives young people an exposure and participation in the performing arts, helping them sharpen their creativity, improve their self-confidence and learn the importance of teamwork. The program offers an introduction to many aspects of theatre arts through creative games, story dramatization and improvisation. The Actor Speaks (Grades 7-9) studies the basic elements of playwriting (setting, plot and character development), examines the concept of conflict, and provides an opportunity to develop a monologue or scene while honing acting skills. The students' work will be performed for guests during the last class. Performing Arts Workshop (Grades 4n6 and 7-8) is created for young people who have experience on stage or who have a strong interest in improving skills. The younger grades will learn the basics of stage performance, and the older grades will continue to study stage skills with in-depth scene study and line memorization. Music Performance Lab (Grades 4-6 and 7-9) was developed to challenge students to grow as musical performers. Students will focus on technique (breathing, warm-up and vocal production) as well as song interpretation. Students will work on both solo and group pieces. Students' will perform for their parents during the last class. The program runs from Sept. 25-Nov. 27. All programs cost $125 for ten weeks of one-hour lessons with the exception of the pre-school program, which costs $100 for the ten-weeks of 45-minute sessions. For more information or to register, visit or call 973-347-4946. The Fall Arts Education Program is under the direction of Lori B. Lawrence, Director of Education.