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

$160

Thur 4:00pm-5:00pm

09/19 to 10/17

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

$220

Tue 3:30pm-4:30pm

09/17 to 11/12

*No Class 10/22

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

$220

2ND-5TH GRADE:   

Tue 4:40pm-5:40pm

09/17 to 11/12

*No Class 10/22 


Fri 4:00pm-5:00pm

09/20 to 11/15

*No Class 10/25 

 

6TH-12TH GRADE: 

Thu 5:00pm-6:00pm

09/19 to 11/14

*No Class 10/24

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

$330

5TH-7TH GRADE:   

Wed 6:15pm-7:45pm

09/18 to 11/20

*No Class 10/09 & 10/23 

 

8TH-12TH GRADE: 

Thu 6:30pm-8pm

09/19 to 11/21

*No Class 10/24 & 10/31

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

$220

Fri 5:00pm-6:00pm

09/20 to 11/15

*No Class 10/25

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".  

Jazz Musical Theatre Dance

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL

$330

2ND-5TH GRADE: 

Mon 4:00pm-5:30pm

8 Weeks

09/9 to 11/25
 

6TH-12TH GRADE: 

Mon 6:00pm-7:30pm

8 weeks

09/9 to 11/25

 

*No Class 09/30, 10/14, 11/11, or 11/18

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. Students will hone their technique while learning those leaps, turns, and tricks that make audiences beg for more. 

Private Voice Lessons

With Eric Anderson, Jr.

5TH TO 12TH GRADE

30 min sessions beginning the week of Sep 17th

$320

Wed 09/18 to 11/13, Available Times:

 *No Class 10/09

     3:00pm - 3:30pm

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

Thu 09/19 to 11/15, Available Times:

*No Class 10/24

 

     3:00pm - 3:30pm

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

Fri 09/20 to 11/15, Available Times:

*No Class 10/25

     3:00pm - 3:30pm

     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 15th. 

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ERIC ANDERSON JR.

Music Director & Voice Teacher

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.

Private Dance Lessons

With Ms. Luciana

2ND TO 12TH GRADE

8 Weeks of 30 min sessions
$320
 

Tue 09/17 to 11/12, Available Times:

*No Class 10/22

     3:00pm - 3:30pm

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

Do you love to dance? Are you looking to hone your craft? These one on one lessons offer students a chance to develop and perfect their dance skills. Lessons will focus on technique, stage presence, strength, conditioning, as well as audition preparation. Choose from a variety of styles including Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Fosse, and Lyrical. 

Hip Hop Dance

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL

$275

2ND-5TH GRADE: 

Thu 6:15pm-7:15pm

7 Weeks

09/19 to 12/05

*No Class 10/24, 10/31, 11/21, 11/28
 

6TH-12TH GRADE: 

Sat 1:00pm-2:00pm

7 weeks

09/14 to 11/23

*No Class 10/12, 11/02, 11/09

One of the hottest styles on Broadway today has arrived at WTP! Students will learn theatrical Hip Hop techniques as seen in Hamilton, The Prom, Mean Girls, and many more. This class is a great way for students to prepare for WTP shows and beyond!

 
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

$275

SESSION 1: 

Saturdays 10:00am-12:00pm

09/14 to 10/05
 

SESSION 2: 

Saturdays 10:00am-12:00pm

10/19 to 11/23 

*No Class 11/02, 11/09

"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".  

Tap Dance Workshop

4TH TO 12TH GRADE

7 weeks

$275

Saturdays 12:00pm - 1:00pm

9/14 to 11/16

*No Class 10/12, 11/02, 11/09

In this fun and fast-paced tap workshop, students will learn how to develop rhythm, style and sound with their feet! This class is great for first timers with no previous dance experience and seasoned stars ready to practice their craft. This class is highly recommended for students enrolling in WTP's production of Newsies, Summer 2020. Tap shoes are required for class. Click here for tap shoe information.

 
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.

Frozen Jr.

2ND TO 12TH GRADE

$810

Auditions September 3-6
Rehearsals begin the week of September 9th
Performance Dates: December 13-15

Performances will be  at The Sorenson Center at Babson College

Rehearsal Days - Choose One:
Wednesday/Friday, 4-6pm and some Saturdays 1-4pm (WAIT LIST ONLY!)
Tuesday/Thursday, 4-6pm and some Saturdays 1-4pm (WAIT LIST ONLY!)

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 for Frozen Jr., based on the 2018 Broadway musical, that brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. A story of true love and acceptance between sisters. When faced with danger, Princesses Anna and Elsa discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, it is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

The Tempest

6TH TO 12TH GRADE (AUDITION ONLY)

$695

Auditions: Tuesday September 3rd
Rehearsals begin the week of September 5th
Performance Dates: October 24-27

Rehearsal Days:
Tuesday/Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm and Saturdays 2-5pm

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.

Twelve years ago, Prospero was Duke of Milan, but left the management of his state to his brother Antonio, who took control of Milan himself, and sent Prospero and his baby daughter Miranda out to sea.  Now, an angry Prospero seeks revenge- using his powers, with the help of the spirit, Ariel, to create a powerful storm that shipwrecks a boat carrying Antonio and some of his family and friends on an island.  What will happen to the characters on the island? Will Prospero get his revenge? Will his daughter, Miranda, find love? Will anyone make it out alive? Join us this fall to find out!

IMPACT!
WTP's Audition-Only Touring Group

FULL YEAR

$595 & $50 Costume Fee

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:


Mandatory Information Meeting September 4th 6:30-7:30pm
 

Please prepare 32 Bars of an upbeat Musical Theatre Number and bring the sheet music (we will provide an accompanist).  There will also be a dance audition so please come prepared to dance/ wear appropriate clothing  and shoes for movement.

Junior Company

3rd to 7th Grade

AUDITIONS:

Friday, September 13th

REHEARSALS:

Start September 20th

Fridays 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Senior Company

8th to 12th Grade

AUDITIONS:

Wednesday, September 11th

REHEARSALS:

Start September 18th

Wednesdays 6:30pm to 8:00pm

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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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