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Summer Programs 2016

 Summer Programs  2016

 

Registration Form 

All registrations must be accompanied by a $100 non-refundable deposit

To Register Contact 802.246.6398 ext. 101 or 102 or email
Michelle Meima at michelle(@)neyt.org
Financial Aid applications are available in the office. Applications due June 1.


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Brave Young Vaudevillians
Director: Amy Majer and Hayden Bunker
Ages 6-9

Looking for a summer program that is fun, educational, and exciting? One that incorporates outdoor activities, unstructured play, theater arts education and training? This is the one! We'll play our way through the summer - singing, juggling, dancing, acting, frolicking, and so much more!  Creating spectacular vaudeville shows for friends and family throughout the summer!
Tuition: $450
Two week sessions – Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm
  Session One: July 5-15 please note there is no class July 4 tuition is $405 for this session
Session Two: July 18-29
Session Three: August 1-12
Performances:
4pm on the last Friday of session

Looking for a summer program that is fun, educational, and exciting? One that incorporates outdoor activities, unstructured play, theater arts education and training? This is the one! We'll play our way through the summer - singing, juggling, dancing, acting, frolicking, and so much more!  Creating spectacular vaudeville shows for friends and family throughout the summer!

Vaudevillian Summer Program Pre-Registration Form pdf
 


 

MELODRAMA FESTIVAL PROGRAMS

MELODRAMA FESTIVAL I

Ages: 9-11 AND 12-15

Want to learn lots of great stuff about theater by playing action packed, fun and funny cartoon characters like heroes, villains, and fools? You get to be big, bold, loud, and silly.  You dress in wild colors, and get sprayed with water or shaving cream. And at the end of the two weeks, you get to do real live shows for packed houses with audiences that hiss and boo and cheer your every move! Melodrama has been NEYT’s favorite summer program for twelve years running. It fills up almost immediately so don’t wait! Get ready for the fun time of your life!

Tuition: $450
Rehearsals: June 20-July 1,
Monday-Friday, 9am-3:30pm
Performances: July 1-2
Friday, July 11 at 6pm
Saturday, July 2 at 2pm and 6pm


Want to learn lots of great stuff about theater by playing action packed, fun and funny cartoon characters like heroes, villains, and fools? You get to be big, bold, loud, and silly.  You dress in wild colors, and get sprayed with water or shaving cream. And at the end of the two weeks, you get to do real live shows for packed houses with audiences that hiss and boo and cheer your every move! Melodrama has been NEYT’s favorite summer program for twelve years running. It fills up almost immediately so don’t wait! Get ready for the fun time of your life!

MELODRAMA FESTIVAL II

Ages: 9-11 AND 12-15

Want to learn lots of great stuff about theater by playing action packed, fun and funny cartoon characters like heroes, villains, and fools? You get to be big, bold, loud, and silly.  You dress in wild colors, and get sprayed with water or shaving cream. And at the end of the two weeks, you get to do real live shows for packed houses with audiences that hiss and boo and cheer your every move! Melodrama has been NEYT’s favorite summer program for twelve years running. It fills up almost immediately so don’t wait! Get ready for the fun time of your life!

Tuition: $450
Rehearsals: July 11-22, Monday-Friday, 9am-3:30pm
Monday through Friday, 9-3:30
Performances:
Friday, July 22 at 6pm
Saturday, July 23 at 2pm and 6pm

 

 


 

Summer Musical: Into the Woods



By Stephen Sondheims and James Lapine
Directed by Micheal Trzos
Musical Director: Mary Sugar
Vocal intensive with Alisa Hauser
June 20-July 8, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm

Ages: 13-19

Into the Woods offers a whimsically modern twist to classical fairy tales. A wavering Cinderella, conflicted princes, a rapping witch and many more come together, venturing far into a dark forest with a wish to find happiness. Bravery, determination and a bit of magic propel these characters through the tick of midnight. But as the world around them begins to break away from the confines of a fairy tale universe, these unlikely characters have to go deeper into the unknown; forced to recognize that what they want most in the world may have dire consequences


Tuition $500
Performances: July 8-16
Friday, July 8 at 7pm
Saturday, July 9 at 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, July 10 at 2pm
Tuesday, July 12 at 7pm
Wednesday, July 13 at 7pm
Thursday, July 14 at 7pm
Friday, July 15 at 7pm
Saturday, July 16 at 2pm & 7pm
*Auditions Required

 

August Musical Theatre Intensive
Once On This Island

Directed by Alisa Hauser & Hallie Flower
August 15–19 Monday-Friday; 9am-4pm
Performance: Saturday, August 20 at 2pm
Ages: 13-19
Tuition: $300

In this workshop, you will rehearse a fully staged and choreographed junior version of this show as a way to focus more intensely on performance skills in acting, singing, and dancing. At the end of this workshop, we will perform a bare bones presentation for family & friends.

This workshop is on a first come; first serve basis. No audition required. Casting decisions will be made by the directors.

 


THEATRE ADVENTURE PROGRAM

Extravaganza Happening!
Theatre Adventure Program
Directed by Laura Lawson Tucker and Darlene Jenson
Ages 7-adult

During this three-week summer seminar we will create a pageant that springs from the students' ideas-a multidimensional show that creates a dynamic experience for the audience.  The students of mixed ages and abilities will have workshops in acting, creative movement, drumming, and creating with fabric and technology. While using our "Growing Ideas Laboratory" everyone will try out ideas, experiment, revise, develop, change and help create a pageant of color, movement, poetry, song, and acting.

*Theatre Adventure actors with and without disabilities create brave and vibrant theater. With innovative artistic vision Theatre Adventure actors inspire awakened views from their audiences!*


Tuition: $425
Rehearsals: June 20-July 8, Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 12pm
Location: West Village Meeting House, 29 South Street, West Brattleboro
Performance:
July 10, 7:00 pm


Contact the Directors for further details:
Laura Lawson Tucker 257-7024 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Darlene Jenson 254-9528 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

"Get Thee to the Funnery" Shakespeare



A Midsummer’s Night Dream
Directed by Jonny Flood and Rosa Palmeri
Ages: 11-19

Adults and young people alike tend to think of Shakespeare and his plays are hard to understand, humorless, and dull. However, we at Get Thee to the Funnery disagree! Your two weeks at the Funnery performing this year’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream will take you on the fun, funny, and action-packed journey of your life. This masterpiece and its story of love, deception, and magic will be our framework for self-exploration, empowerment, skill-building, and of course, fun. We will help you to perform the highest-quality Shakespeare around! Your vocabulary will grow by 100% and your acting skills will triple! If you want to become a good actor and you’re between the ages of 11 and 19, this program is for you.

Tuition: $450
Rehearsals: June 20-July 1, Monday-Friday, 9am-3:30pm
Location: Green Street School
Performances: June 30-July 3
Thursday, June 30 at 7pm at NEYT
Saturday, July 2 at 11am at NEYT
Sunday, July 3 at 2pm at Next Stage Arts

 


CIRCUS MINIMUS: A Day in the Life



Directed by Kevin O'Keefe
Ages 7-13


Ahoy maties! Join Captain Kevin O’Keefe and climb aboard the HMS Circus Minimus! We will set sails for foreign lands in search of the elusive pirate booty. Lad and lassies come join yer ship mates and witness the marauding. They will climb the yardarm (do partner acro), walk the plank (that’s a tightwire, for you land lubbers) and juggle the jewels of the Seven Seas.

Tuition: $450
Rehearsals: July 18-29, Monday-Friday, 9am-3:30pm
Location: Oak Grove School
Performances at NEYT:
July 30 at 4pm and 7pm
 


 

Senior Production: Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov

Directed by Eric Bass
Acting Intensive with Hallie Flower
Ages: 14-19


Tuition: $500
Rehearsals: July 25 – August 12, Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm


 Performances: August 12-14
Friday, August 12 at 7pm
Saturday, August 13 at 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, August 14 at 

Chekhov’s Three Sisters is a beautifully subtle play about disappointed dreams. In a Russian rural town, three sisters dream of moving to Moscow, the glamorous big city, and having a life of culture, wealth, romance, and elegance. Events conspire to make this dream fade, and the sisters must adjust to new realities. Three Sisters is a bittersweet drama with touches of comedy.
*Auditions Required

  


LEAP INTO ACTING 

Instructor Stephen Stearns
Ages 8-11

Playful pedagogy for petite players!”  Leap Into Acting focuses on finely fixing first-timers’ tips of the tongue, teeth and lips around tricky text; tuning students’ appetites to comedy and dramedy; and cleverly clowning camaraderie.  Kids will explore characters, poetry, music and clowning, and be grinning from ear to ear while begging their parents to stay and play all night. This program blends acting games with effective voice and physical training. Children are introduced to the magic of theater along with the rhythms and rhymes of our amazing English language.

Tuition: $235
August 1-5, 9am-12pm

 

 


TECHNICAL THEATER PROGRAM

The Summer Tech program at NEYT offers students the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of set design, construction, painting, and installing on stage.  When that phase is complete, the techies are involved in running the shows.  Depending on the needs of each particular show, this may include running lights, sound, projection, and follow spot from the booth.  Also, we often need one or more stagehands to move scenery, furniture, props, etc. during a show, and to preset everything before each performance.  And after the last performance of a run, usually on a Sunday afternoon, we strike the set, and make way for the new one.
Summer tech has two sessions. Tech meets daily from 9am to 3:30pm daily on Monday through Friday plus the showtimes unique to each session. It is a really serious time commitment, not to be taken lightly.  On the other hand, of course, you won’t have to fret about what you will do for half of your summer.

For more information, or to sign up for the summer program, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Rick Barron, Tech Director, NEYT.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..    Home phone -257-0631.  
Cell 339-203-5124 (only while I am in town.)

 

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