FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 29, 2012
CONTACT PERSON: MATT PUGLIESE,
Oddfellows Playhouse Announces
Middletown, Conn.- Oddfellows Playhouse is pleased to announce its spring classes and programs for students ages 3-11. The Spring Session begins March 26th and runs until May 19th. The eight week classes and productions offer instruction in basic and advanced acting, movement and storytelling. Students will develop their creativity while building life skills such as public speaking, teamwork, cooperation and self-discipline.
The Complete Actor 1 (Grades 1-3) and The Complete Actor 2 (Grades 4-5) teach and strengthen the actor’s toolbox of physical, emotional and vocal skills needed to perform. Students learn through exercises, improve and scenes to embody characters and communicate to an audience.
Students that have already participated in the Complete Actor course can move on to mini-productions. This spring the theme for Oddfellows’ mini-productions is Folktales from the Amazon. Students in Grades 1-3 can act in Animal Tales from the Amazon while students in Grades 4-5 will bring to life a Chilean tale, The Magic Lake.
In addition to its regular array of classes, Oddfellows recently added Saturday classes for three to four year-olds called Little Fellows which allows children to explore a new story each week through song, instruments and dance. Its First Act classes are designed to introduce pre-K and kindergarten children to the world of theater through creative play activities, art, movement and song.
Oddfellows Playhouse also produces top-quality original theater. The Junior Repertory (grades 6-8) will present Snow Angel by David Lindsey-Abaire on April 26-28 , while the Teen Repertory Company will offer Thorton Wilder’s Our Town from Mat 11 to May 19. The Connecticut School of Circus Arts offers a performance on youth circus on May 25th.
For more information, to register for classes or to purchase tickets to performances, call Oddfellows at (860) 347-6143 or log onto www.oddfellows.org.