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Musical Theatre Technique 
Taught by Dina and Casiena
Ages 6th-8th grade
Mondays from 7 to 9pm 
September 9 - November 11 

This class will focus on audition techniques. Students  will learn different dances from popular musicals; and each child will acquire one or two 32-bar pieces to be used for auditions. They will work on their “book,” résumé and more!

*Great addendum to Ensemble!

Musical Theatre Technique $975

Musical Theatre Technique $975


The Actor’s Studio: An Advanced Acting Class for Emerging Artists

Taught by Scott Shallenbarger
Ages 9th-12th grade 
*limited to 20 students
Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 PM 
Sept 10 - Nov 12


*This class is open to former Ensemble members no audition necessary. You can register in your TPS portal.  

*if you are new to TPS then you need to email a video of this monologue to (no need to memorize) and you will be informed via email if you have been accepted in the class.  

Young adults (ages 14-18) who are passionate about learning sophisticated acting training skills are invited to the Actor’s Studio! The Studio Model will build a safe, creative, and challenging environment in which teens will connect as an ensemble learning to trust, support, and collaborate with one another. Fueled by their collective high energy and unique artistic voices, students will explore classic acting techniques (Method Acting, Laban movement, Character Building, etc.) as well as free-form exercises designed to develop ensemble, confidence, and courage. Students will infuse their learning into scene study and monologue performance work.


Instructor Scott Shallenbarger served as Highland Park High School’s Director of Theatre Arts for 33 years and received the 2017 Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Teaching. Scott is inspired to share his expertise as theatre educator, professional director, and published playwright with emerging student performers; he, above all, values a space for teenagers to create, grow, live, and laugh through the transformative nature of theatre.  

The Actor's Studio $850

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