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.

 
 

YEAR LONG (21 Classes Each):

Tri-School Theatre offers year-long courses in technical theatre and performance.  These classes are for the serious student of theatre.  These graded classes are held in the Servite Theatre from 3:30pm -5:00 pm on select Thursdays. A schedule is emailed prior to the first class

 ACTING I – Erin McNally Thielke
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 – Frankie Marrone
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 – Michael Betts
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 a production, separate from our Spring Showcase.  This class requires two to three years of theatre experience at the high school level.

 BEGINNING TECHNICAL THEATRE– Scott Kahler
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 – Christina Craig San Vicente
THURSDAYS, 3:30-5:00
PREREQUISITE: BEGINNING TECHNICAL THEATRE.  THIS 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.

ADVANCED TECHNICAL THEATRE – Isaac Gleason
THURSDAYS, 3:30-5:00
PREREQUISITE: INTERMEDIATE TECHNICAL THEATRE.  CLASS IS REPEATABLE.

Building upon the elements learned in Intermediate Technical Theatre, this class goes into depth with topics that include more intricate and complicated sound and light design, scenic design, and special effects. 

 

ELECTIVES(7 Classes Each):

Tri-School Theatre offers elective courses in the Fall, Winter and Spring for 7-week periods.  At the end of each session, the students work is presented at a showcase. Classes are held at the Servite Theatre on select Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. A schedule is emailed prior to the first class

FALL

MUSICAL THEATRE – Erin McNally Thielke
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.

 

STAGE MANAGEMENT – Tyna Kennedy
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 – Chelsea Morgan Stock
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

BEGINNING COSTUME DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION – MaryAnn Villalobos
THURSDAYS, 5:00 - 6:30
FOR GRADES 9-12

In this class students will learn the basics of sewing. Learn to sew buttons and hems, simple stitches, and begin to use a machine. STRONGLY RECOMMENDED FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN COSTUME CREW OR INTERMEDIATE COSTUME DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION. 

 

MUSICAL THEATRE – Erin McNally Thielke
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 – Frankie Marrone
THURSDAYS, 5:00 – 6:30
FOR GRADES 9-12

From Oklahoma! to Hamilton, this class time travels through the history of Broadway and will combine watching clips, listening to audio samples, and playing games to learn about the writers and composers of our beloved shows, the legends who starred in them, and the evolution of musical theatre.

 

SPRING

 CABARET - Erin McNally Thielke
THURSDAYS, 5:00 – 6:30
FOR GRADES 10-12
*PREREQUISITE: MUSICAL THEATRE CLASS and ACTING I*

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.

 

MAKE-UP DESIGN – Robert Robertson
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 SCENE STUDY – Frankie Marrone
THURSDAYS, 5:00-6:30
FOR GRADES 9-12
*PREREQUISITE: 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.

 

INTERMEDIATE COSTUME DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION – MaryAnn Villalobos
THURSDAYS, 5:00 - 6:30
FOR GRADES 9-12

In this class, students who are more experiences (or who have completed the begging class) will learn how to design a costume and bring the sketch to life! Students can expect more complicated techniques and be introduced to more tools and machinery. STRONGLY RECOMMENDED FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN COSTUME CREW.