Conservatory

Tri-School Theatre offers year-long courses in technical theatre and performance. These classes are for the serious student of theatre and are graded. All year-long classes are held in or near the Servite Theatre from 3:30pm -5:00pm on select Thursdays.

Tri-School Theatre also offers elective courses in the fall, winter and spring for 7-week periods. At the end of each session, student work is presented at a showcase. These classes are not graded. Classes are held at or near the Servite Theatre on select Thursdays from 5:00 – 6:15 (Cabaret to 6:30). A schedule is handed out on the first day of class.

Registration forms packets are available now on the Students and Parents Page.

 
 

ACTING I
YEAR-LONG COURSE
THURSDAYS, 3:30-5:00
PREREQUISITE: NONE

This class is a foundation for all future work at Tri-School.  Students will learn to work as an ensemble, and begin developing storytelling, monologues and scenes.  Other projects may include improv, movement and voice.  This course is geared for students who have not yet studied theatre in high school, though some may have experience from elementary school or junior high.  

ACTING II
YEAR-LONG COURSE
THURSDAYS, 3:30-5:00
PREREQUISITE
: GRADES 10-12, ACTING I

Building upon the principals and techniques learned in Acting I, this course further delves into the study of acting.  This class will take a close look at Script/Character analysis, Script Scoring, Objectives, Tactics, Tempo/Rhythm and Adjustments.  This class requires a year of theatre experience at the high school level.

ACTING III/IV
YEAR-LONG COURSE
THURSDAYS, 3:30-5:00
PREREQUISITE
: GRADES 11-12, ACTING II, CLASS IS REPEATABLE

This advanced-level class will build on the ensemble with an emphasis on theatre genres, styles, and acting methods.  This course is a continuation of the study of voice and movement.  This class will culminate in an evening of scene work, separate from our Spring Showcase.  This class requires two to three years of theatre experience at the high school level.

BEGINNING TECHNICAL THEATRE
YEAR-LONG COURSE
THURSDAYS, 3:30-5:00
PREREQUISITE: NONE

This class is a foundation for any student interested in learning about technical theatre.  Course topics include lighting, sound, set shop, stage management, and production coordination.  This class combines classroom work with hands-on experiences.  There is no previous training or experience necessary.  Students from this class will receive priority on crew assignments productions. 

INTERMEDIATE TECHNICAL THEATRE
YEAR-LONG COURSE
THURSDAYS, 3:30-5:00
PREREQUISITE
: BEGINNING TECHNICAL THEATRE.  CLASS IS REPEATABLE.  

Building upon the elements learned in Beginning Technical Theatre, this class goes into depth with topics that include design, sound, lights, and shop.  Students from this class will receive top priority on crew/crew head assignments.

ELECTIVES:

FALL
BEGINNING MAKE-UP
THURSDAYS, 5:00 – 6:30
FOR GRADES 9-12

This hands-on course will show you how to apply basic stage make-up, as well as scars, wounds, and old-age effects.  No experience necessary. 

Class is repeatable.

MUSICAL THEATRE
THURSDAYS, 5:00 – 6:30
FOR GRADES 9-12

This class will help you select, prepare, and present a musical theatre song for auditions, and to showcase your talent. No experience necessary—singers and non-singers welcome! 

Class is repeatable.

STAGE MANAGEMENT
THURSDAYS, 5:00 – 6:30
FOR GRADES 9-12

A thoroughly comprehensive class, students will learn the in’s and out’s of Stage Management from preparing for auditions, running a rehearsal, all the way to strike.  The class will culminate in a session where students will call mock-shows with problems thrown at them, which they will have to solve in the moment.  

*ALL STUDENTS WISHING TO STAGE MANAGE OR ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGE A TRI-SCHOOL PRODUCTION MUST TAKE THIS CLASS*

MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE
THURSDAYS, 5:00-6:30
FOR GRADES 9-12

Taught by Broadway’s Chelsea Morgan Stock (The Little Mermaid, Baby, It’s You!, Sister Act, Something Rotten), this class will include warm ups, across the floors, and a different combination each week in a Broadway style of dance.  This class is for a dancer at any level

WINTER

MUSICAL THEATRE
THURSDAYS, 5:00 – 6:30
FOR GRADES 9-12

This class will help you select, prepare, and present a musical theatre song for audition, and to showcase your talent.  No experience necessary—singers and non-singers welcome!  

Class is repeatable.

MUSICAL THEATRE HISTORY BASH
THURSDAYS, 5:00 - 6:30

FOR GRADES 9-12

Combining video clips, YouTube clips, Audio files, pictures this class will cover the history of Musical Theatre from Oklahoma! to Hamilton. This class is great for newcomers and theatre geeks alike. It offers an in-depth look  how Musical Theatre has evolved over the years.

Class is repeatable

MONOLOGUE
THURSDAYS, 5:00 – 6:30
FOR GRADES 9-12

Receive individualized coaching on a monologue selected especially for you.  This course is highly recommended for students who audition for plays.  No experience necessary. 

Class is repeatable.

STAGE MANAGEMENT
THURSDAYS, 5:00 – 6:30
FOR GRADES 9-12

A thoroughly comprehensive class, students will learn the in’s and out’s of Stage Management from preparing for auditions, running a rehearsal, all the way to strike.  The class will culminate in a session where students will call mock-shows with problems thrown at them, which they will have to solve in the moment.  

*ALL STUDENTS WISHING TO STAGE MANAGE OR ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGE A TRI-SCHOOL PRODUCTION MUST TAKE THIS CLASS*

SPRING

CABARET$250
THURSDAYS, 5:00 – 6:30
FOR GRADES 10-12

Create a musical performance about your life through song.  Develop and perform your own one-person act. Recommended for juniors and seniors with some theatre experience, instructor approval required.  Musical Theatre Class and Acting I strongly recommended prior to taking this class. 

Class is repeatable.

INTERMEDIATE MAKE-UP
THURSDAYS, 5:00 – 6:30
FOR GRADES 9-12 *PREREQUISITE BEGINNING MAKE-UP*

For students who have taken Make-Up previously, this class is focused on specialty make-up and will build on the basic principles of theatrical make-up and delve into more complex, involved and challenging designs.

MUSICAL THEATRE SCENE STUDY
THURSDAYS, 5:00-6:30
FOR GRADES 9-12 *PRE REQUISITE: MUSICAL THEATRE CLASS*

Receive individualized coaching on a musical theatre song and scene selected especially for you and a partner.  This course is highly recommended for students who audition for musicals as it incorporates scene work and singing. 

Class is repeatable.

MONOLOGUE
THURSDAYS, 5:00 - 6:30
FOR GRADES 9-12

Receive individualized coaching on a monologue selected especially for you.  This course is highly recommended for students who audition for plays.  No experience necessary. 

Class is repeatable.