Fall

Classes

Below are our Fall Class offerings. With the exception of our audition-only programs, space for classes is allocated on a first come, first served basis. For our audition-only programs, registration fees will be charged once students are selected for the program.

 
Theatre Arts
Classes

From preschool through high school, we offer a wide range of programs for both beginners and experienced stage performers - including classes in acting/drama, musical dance theatre, and voice. Students who are interested in pursuing a WTP Production Class are strongly encouraged to enroll in a WTP Acting Class if they have not already done so.

From Page to Stage!

PRE-K

5 WEEKS

$130

Wed 3:30pm-4:30pm

09/26 to 10/24

Thu  3:30pm-4:30pm

09/27 to 10/25

Every week a new story comes to life through creative drama, movement activities, and arts and crafts. Students will engage in an interactive exploration of beginning theatre, classic and current children’s literature, and nursery rhymes.  The final day of class will feature a "Shareformance". 

Theatre in a Trunk

KINDERGARTEN TO 1ST GRADE

8 WEEKS

$175

Tue 3:30pm-4:30pm

09/18 to 11/06

A new adventure begins each week as actors discover treasures in a trunk and bring characters to life through creative drama and movement. Class features an interactive exploration of beginning theatre, classic and current children’s literature. The final day of class will feature a "Shareformance".   

Acting, Level 1

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL

8 weeks

$175

2ND-5TH GRADE:  

Tue 4:40pm-5:40pm 

09/18 to 11/06

 

2ND-5TH GRADE:  

Fri  4:00pm-5:00pm

09/28 to 11/16

 

6TH-12TH GRADE: 

Tue 6:00pm-7:00pm

09/18 to 11/06

This acting class is great for everyone!  Students will study the techniques of theatre while building foundational acting skills and theatre vocabulary.  Students will explore theatre through games, monologues, scene work, character building, and improvisation. The final day of class will feature a "Shareformance". 

Studio Acting

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL (INVITATION ONLY)

8 weeks

$200

5TH-8TH GRADE:   

Wed 6:30pm-7:30pm

09/26 to 11/14 

 

9TH-12TH GRADE: 

Mon 7:30pm-8:30pm

09/17 to 11/19

*No Class 10/08 or 11/12

This invite/audition-only studio acting class is for advanced students looking to build skills and challenge themselves. Students will study and expand on previous techniques improving their artistry. This is a fast paced class that will benefit even a seasoned performer. 

Improvisation

6TH TO 12TH GRADE

8 weeks

$175

Fri 5pm-6pm

09/28 to 11/16

*No Class 10/09

Students will create characters and scenes through games and exercises that build confidence, self- reliance, concentration and teamwork. The final day of class will feature a "Shareformance".  

Musical Theatre Dance

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL

8 weeks

$260

2ND-5TH GRADE: 

Mon 4:00pm-5:40pm

09/17 to 11/19
 

6TH-12TH GRADE: 

Mon 6:00pm-7:30pm

09/17 to 11/19

 

*No Class 10/08 or 11/12

Have you ever wondered how those big production numbers pop?  In this fun and fast paced dance class, WTP will focus on the dance moves that make audiences beg for more. This class is great for first timers with no previous dance experience and seasoned stars ready to practice their craft.

Private Voice Lessons

With Eric Anderson, Jr.

5TH TO 12TH GRADE

30 min sessions beginning the week of Sep 17th

$280

Thu 09/20 to 11/29, Available Times:

 *No Class 10/18, 11/15 or 11/22

     3:30pm - 4:00pm
     4:00pm - 4:30pm
     4:30pm - 5:00pm
     5:00pm - 5:30pm
     5:30pm - 6:00pm

Fri 09/21 to 11/30, Available Times:

 *No Class 10/19, 11/16 or 11/23

     3:30pm - 4:00pm
     4:00pm - 4:30pm
     4:30pm - 5:00pm
     5:00pm - 5:30pm
     5:30pm - 6:00pm

Click here to sign up for a slot.

Love to sing? These one-on-one lessons, will give students the opportunity to build and improve their basic singing technique while expanding their knowledge of the musical theatre repertoire.  Each student will also be given the chance to share their progress in a group “share-formance” at the end of each eight-week session. The Shareformance will be from 6:15-7:00pm on Friday, November 30th. 

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Eric has worked as Musical Director with WTP on many projects, including Cinderella, Madagascar, 13 the Musical, Willy Wonka, Spring Awakening, In the HeightsLion King, Chicago, and IMPACT! When not at WTP, he teaches voice and piano lessons from his studio in Stoughton, where he serves as secretary of the local cultural council. He also works as a Repertoire Coach at Walnut Hill School for the Arts. Eric lived in Bloomington, IN for several years, studying music and piano performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and taking part in a wide range of theatre productions as producer, director, music-director, and – in one last-minute situation – a follow-spot operator.

Music Director & Voice Teacher

ERIC ANDERSON JR.

 
Workshops & Master Classes

If you can't make one of our semester classes, or if you want to expand your knowledge in a specific area, these classes may be  for you! Class offerings are different for Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer, providing lots of opportunity to explore different topics.

Musical Theatre Workshop

2ND TO 8TH GRADE

4 weeks

$225

SESSION 1: 

Saturdays 10:00am-12:00pm

09/22 to 10/13
 

SESSION 2: 

Saturdays 10:00am-12:00pm

10/20 to 11/10 

"Sing Out, Louise!" Learn solo and ensemble numbers from some hit Broadway shows of the past and present! Students will work on becoming true theatrical "triple threats" during this intensive. Singing, Dancing, and Acting their way through some of Musical Theatre's most beloved songs.  Includes one on one and group coaching with Musical Director. The final day of class will feature a "Shareformance".  

 
Production
Classes

Students will explore their creativity and expand their acting, singing, and dancing skills.  From audition preparation to Opening Night, all students will learn what it takes to produce a stage show. 

Prerequisite:  Previous enrollment in a WTP production class and/or current or previous enrollment in a WTP Acting, Dance or Workshop class. Students who have been in a WTP production, but who have not taken a WTP Acting Class are strongly encouraged to do so.  At the teacher's discretion, enrollment requirements may be waived. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Junie B. Jones, Jr.

2ND TO 12TH GRADE

$630

Auditions the week of September 10th
Rehearsals begin the week of September 17th
Performance Dates: December 7-11

Rehearsal Days - Choose One:
Wednesday/Friday, 4-6pm and some Saturdays 1-4pm
Tuesday/Thursday, 4-6pm and some Saturdays 1-4pm

After auditions students will receive a rehearsal schedule. While students may not be required to attend every rehearsal, attendance during Tech Week is mandatory.

Join the excitement of Junie B. on her first day of first grade, where many changes are in store! This includes Junie's best friend Lucille finding new best friends, Junie B. making friends with the new kid, and having trouble reading the blackboard - she may need glasses. Add in a friendly cafeteria lady, an intense kickball tournament and a "Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal," and first grade has never been more exciting. The show features many lovable characters and fun-filled songs based on the best selling books by Barbara Park.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

6TH TO 12TH GRADE (AUDITION ONLY)

$395

Auditions: Tuesday September 4th

Callbacks: Thursday September 6th
Rehearsals begin the week of September 24th
Performance Dates: November 15-18

Click here to sign up for an audition

After auditions students will receive a rehearsal schedule. While students may not be required to attend every rehearsal, attendance during Tech Week is mandatory.

Join us to bring Shakespeare’s popular fairy-themed comedic play to life. Mischief meets merriment in just one night as four magical stories are cleverly woven together: the marriage of the Athenian duke to the Amazon queen; the battle of the king and queen of the fairies; the follies of four lovers in a forest; and the hilarious antics of amateur actors staging a play. Enter a vibrant world where fairies play and a love potion makes your perspective turn on a dime.

IMPACT!
WTP's Audition-Only Touring Group

FULL YEAR

$595

Experienced students take a performance on the road! Highlights include parades, festivals, plays and musical theatre.*** 

***Preference is given to students enrolled in the program or who have been enrolled in the program recently. 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS & PREPARATION:

Please prepare 32 Bars of an upbeat Musical Theatre Number and bring the sheet music (we will provide an accompanist). Wear comfortable clothes and dance shoes or tennis shoes for the dance audition.  

Junior Company

2nd to 6th Grade

AUDITIONS:

Friday, September 7th

REHEARSALS:

Fridays 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Senior Company

7th to 12th Grade

AUDITIONS:

Wednesday, September 5th

REHEARSALS:

Wednesdays 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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CONTACT US

The Wellesley Theatre Project Studios
at The Wellesley Community Center
219 Washington St.
Wellesley, MA 02481

Tel: 781-235-1550

Email: info@wellesleytheatreproject.org

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