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2015 Education Opportunities

At QCT, classes are always taught by trained theatre professionals! All classes in the Summer Semester will be taught by Head of Education Kelsey Celek. Students will find it beneficial to repeat classes as the material worked reflects the student’s experience level and abilities.

Limited scholarships are available.

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Summer 2015

**GRADES REFLECT THE GRADE A STUDENT WILL ENTER IN FALL 2015**

Grades K-3 | Grades 4-6 | Grades 7-9 | Grades 10-College | Adults & Pre-K

Triple Threat Boot Camp (Grades 5-College)

Grades K-3

Magic Tree House

Magic Tree House

June 22-26 | 5 Sessions
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Join Jack and Annie on their most exciting adventure yet—the world of theatre! In this imaginative new class, students will develop their actor tools using the stories and characters featured in this popular book series. The perfect class for students who enjoy reading, history, or acting onstage!

Tuition $135 | Students welcome to bring snacks

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

July 13-16 | 4 Sessions
1:00-4:00 PM

This class is practically perfect in every way! Students will explore the worlds of theatre and visual art using the stories and characters from the beloved classic Mary Poppins. This camp will be split between the Quincy Arts Center and Quincy Community Theatre. We will create scenes, songs, and art projects to be used in a student performance for friends and family on the last day of camp. It will be a jolly holiday! Monday and Tuesday’s classes will be held at the Quincy Art Center. Wednesday and Thursday’s classes will be held at QCT.

Tuition $84 | Students welcome to bring snacks

Grades 4-6

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

June 29-July 3 | 5 Sessions
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Pack up your gear for a thrilling class 65 million years in the making. Using their imaginations, adventurers will use the stories, characters, and DINOSAURS from this popular film series to explore the world of theatre and create their own prehistoric exploits. A ferocious fit for the dinosaur enthusiast in your family!

Tuition: $135 | Students welcome to bring snacks

Mary Poppins Super Cal

Mary Poppins: Extra Supercalifragilistic Edition

July 20-23 | 4 Sessions
1:00-4:00 PM

There’s a little extra magic packed into this class! In this collaboration between the Quincy Arts Center and Quincy Community Theatre, students will explore both theatre and art through their favorite Mary Poppins characters. We will learn songs, dances, scenes, and build art projects to be used onstage during a special student performance for friends and family on the last day of camp. You’ll want to step in time with us! Monday and Tuesday’s classes will be held at the Quincy Art Center. Wednesday and Thursday’s classes will be held at QCT.

Tuition: $84 | Students welcome to bring snacks

Grades 7-9

Junior Scene Study

Junior Scene Study

Tues: June 16-July 28 | 7 Sessions
4:30-5:30 PM

To become a great actor or actress, one must first gain a solid understanding of the script. Participants in this new course will work with a partner to analyze a scene from a play. Together, they will use the contextual clues given by the playwright to choose the objectives and tactics necessary to bring the scene to life.

Tuition: $65

Master Class Auditions

Master Class: Auditions

June 16-18 | 3 Sessions
1:00-4:00 PM

What happens during auditions? What should you prepare? How can you ensure that your performance is memorable when a hundred others are also auditioning? Auditioning well is a vital skill for any aspiring actor or actress. This three-day intensive will review how to choose material, how to prepare yourself, and what to expect in a professional audition room. A must for any student with an upcoming audition—whether it be for a QCT show, school play, or professional production.

Tuition: $80

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Sketch Comedy

July 6-10 | 5 Sessions
1:00-4:00 PM

This class will explore how to use characters, settings, and surprises to make people laugh! We’ll also explore some of the skills behind improvisation and physical comedy. Perfect for the jokester in your family.

Tuition: $135

Grades 10-College

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Play of the Week Club: Contemporary Musical Theatre

Mon: June 15-July 27 | 7 Sessions
4:30-5:30 PM

How well do you know musical theatre? Students in this group will discover the exciting and innovative new musicals that are taking Broadway by storm. Each week we will read, listen to, and discuss a different cutting-edge musical, including contemporary works by Jason Robert Brown, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Jeanine Tesori, John Bucchino, and more. Tuition includes a copy of each script.

Tuition: $65

*PLEASE NOTE: Some of the scripts we will read in this group deal with adult situations and themes. Parents/guardians will be asked to sign a permission slip regarding this content before the first meeting.

Senior Scene Study

Senior Scene Study

Wed: June 17-July 29 | 7 Sessions
4:30-5:30 PM

To become a great actor or actress, one must first gain a solid understanding of the script. Participants in this new course will work with a partner to analyze a scene from a classic play. Together, they will use the contextual clues given by the playwright to choose the objectives and tactics necessary to bring the scene to life.

Tuition: $65

Master Class Acting in Professional World

Master Class: Acting in the Professional World

June 29 & July 1 | 2 Sessions
1:00-4:00 PM

In this two-day seminar, students aspiring to a career in the performing arts will gain valuable insight into the ever-changing world of professional theatre. Topics will include: college programs, finding auditions and representation, where to live, and what it’s like to be working as a professional in the arts.

Tuition: $55

Master Class Auditions

Master Class: Auditions

July 27-29 | 3 Sessions
1:00-4:00 PM

What happens during auditions? What should you prepare? How can you ensure that your performance is memorable when a hundred others are also auditioning? Auditioning well is a vital skill for any aspiring actor or actress. This three-day intensive will review how to choose material, how to prepare yourself, and what to expect in a professional audition room. A must for any student with an upcoming audition—whether it be for a QCT show, school play, or professional production.

Tuition: $80

Adults & Pre-K

Mommy and Me

Mommy and Me

June 15-19 | 5 Sessions
10:00-11:00 AM

Do something special with the young performer in your life! Adults and little ones will experience theatre together in this exciting new class using stories, song, and collaborative play. This is the perfect class to take if you’ve wondered if your little guy or gal might enjoy performing (or even if you’ve wondered that about yourself!).

Tuition: $45 | For ages 3-4 accompanied by an adult

Pulitzer Prize Winners

Play of the Week Club: Pulitzer Prize Winners

Thurs: June 18-July 30 | 7 Sessions
5:00-6:00 PM

Discover scripts that have attained one of the highest honors in the theatre world: the Pulitzer Prize. In each session, we will read and discuss a different Pulitzer Prize-winning play. We will cover notable plays of past and present, including August: Osage County, The Heidi Chronicles, Clybourne Park, Our Town, and more. Appropriate for newcomers and for seasoned theatregoers!

Tuition: $65 | For adults ages 18+

Triple Threat Boot Camp

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Grades 5-College

Monday-Saturday: August 3-8
8:30AM-4:30PM
DEADLINE TO ENROLL: Friday, July 3

The Triple Threat Boot Camp is intended for the serious performer. This intense workshop focuses on instruction in the musical theatre disciplines: singing, dancing, and acting. For the six-day camp, the students are divided into age-appropriate levels. The morning consists of specific training in the various areas; in the afternoon, students implement the skills learned during the day in a rehearsal setting for the end-of-camp presentation for family and friends. Tuition includes a T-shirt and two complimentary tickets to the showcase.

STUDENTS—Please hand-write us a letter, explaining why you would enjoy being a part of the Triple Threat Boot Camp. Please be as specific as you can—don’t hesitate to give examples of why you enjoy performing. The registration form must be accompanied by this letter. For students new to QCT, please include the contact info of a non-relative to serve as a reference.

Submission of the registration form and letter does not automatically guarantee admission to the camp. Do not include payment with the registration form. Families will be notified by Friday, July 10 as to whether or not the child has been accepted into the camp. Payment is due upon the student’s acceptance into the camp, no later than Friday, July 24. All students accepted into the camp are required to attend the orientation meeting with at least one parent on Friday, July 31, from 4:30-5:30pm.

TUITION: $150