Winter &

Spring Classes

Below are our Winter/Spring 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 (4+ Years)

8 WEEKS

$220

Wednesday 4:00pm-5:00pm

Session 1: 01/29 to 3/25 (No Class 02/19)

Session 2: 04/01 to 06/03 (No Class 04/22, 05/06)

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

Tuesday 4:00pm-5:00pm

Session 1: 01/28 to 03/24 (No Class 02/18)

Session 2: 03/31 to 06/02 (No Class 04/21, 05/05)

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:  

Tuesday 5:00pm-6:00pm 

Session 1: 01/28 to 03/24 (No Class 02/18)

Session 2: 03/31 to 06/02 (No Class 04/21, 05/05)

 

2ND-5TH GRADE:  

Wednesday  5:00pm-6:00pm

Session 1: 01/29 to 3/25 (No Class 02/19)

Session 2: 04/01 to 06/03 (No Class 04/22, 05/06)

 

6TH-12TH GRADE: 

Tuesday 6:00pm-7:00pm

Session 1: 01/28 to 03/24 (No Class 02/18)

Session 2: 03/31 to 06/02 (No Class 04/21, 05/05)

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)

7 weeks

$275

5TH-7TH GRADE:   

Thursday 6:15pm-7:45pm

02/06 to 03/26 (No Class 02/20)

 

8TH-12TH GRADE: 

Thursday 6:15pm-7:45pm

04/09 to 06/11 (No Class 04/23, 05/07,05/28)

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

Wednesday 6pm-7pm

Session 1: 01/29 to 3/25 (No Class 02/19)

Session 2: 04/01 to 06/03 (No Class 04/22, 05/06)

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

$275

2ND-5TH GRADE: 

Saturday Noon-1:00pm

Session 1: 01/25 to 03/28 (No Class 02/15, 02/22)

6TH-12TH GRADE: 

Saturday 1:00pm-2:00pm

Session 1: 01/25 to 03/28 (No Class 02/15, 02/22)

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. 

Tap Dance

4TH TO 12TH GRADE

8 weeks

$275

Level I: Thursday 6:15pm - 7:15pm

01/23 to 3/19 (No Class 02/20)

03/26 to 06/11 (No Class 04/02,04/23, 05/07, 05/28)


Level II: Monday 6:10pm -7:10pm
01/27 to 3/19 (No Class 02/17)

03/30 to 06/11 (No Class 04/20,05/04, 05/25)

In this fun and fast-paced tap workshop, students will learn how to develop rhythm, style and sound with their feet! The Level I class is great for first timers with no previous dance experience and the Level II Class is for students who have taken tap before. This class is highly recommended for students enrolling in WTP's production of Newsies, Summer 2019. Tap shoes are required for class. Click here for tap shoe information.

Hip Hop Dance

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL

$275

2ND-5TH GRADE: 

Monday 4:00pm-5:00pm

8 Weeks

Session 1: 02/27 to 03/23 (No Class 02/17)

Session 2: 03/30 to 06/08 (No Class 04/20, 05/04,05/25)
 

6TH-12TH GRADE: 

Monday 5:05pm-6:05pm

8 weeks

Session 1: 02/27 to 3/23 (No Class 02/17)

Session 2: 03/30 to 06/08 (No Class 04/20, 05/04,05/25)

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!

Private Dance Lessons

With Ms. Luciana

2ND TO 12TH GRADE

8 Weeks of 30 min sessions
$320
 

Session 1: Tuesday and Wednesday 01/29 to 03/25

(No Class Tuesday: 02/18)

(No Class Wednesday: 02/19)
Session 2: Tuesday and Wednesday 04/01 to 06/12

(No Class Tuesday: 04/22, 05/05)

(No Class Wednesday: 04/23, 05/06)

 

Available Times:

     6:30pm - 7:00pm

     7:00pm - 7:30pm
     7:30pm - 8:00pm
     8:00pm - 8:30pm
  

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. 

Private Voice Lessons

5TH TO 12TH GRADE

30 min sessions
Mon,Tue,Wed begin the week of Jan 28th, Thu, Fri begin the week of January 23

$320

Monday - Friday, Available Times:

3:00pm - 3:30pm

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

Monday-Wednesday Voice Lessons are with
James Murphy

Thursday-Friday Voice Lessons are with
Eric Anderson, Jr.

   

Step 1: Click Here to Sign Up for a Time-Slot.

Step 2: Click Here to Enroll in "Private Voice Lessons"

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 “Shareformance” at the end of each eight-week session. 

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Eric has worked as Musical Director with WTP on many projects, including Junie B. Jones, Big Fish, Meet Me In St. LouisCinderella, Madagascar, 13: The Musical, Willy Wonka, Spring Awakening, In the Heights, The Lion 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.

Music Director & Voice Teacher

JAMES MURPHY

James Murphy has worked as a Music Director for WTP on Sleeping Beauty Jr. and Beauty and the Beast Jr.  He is thrilled to be back with WTP as a voice teacher.  James has his Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance from The Boston Conservatory and his Masters of Music Education from Anderson University. James is going to be entering his 9th year teaching at his own voice studio in Burlington.  Having taught middle school chorus for 4 years, he left that position to focus full-time on teaching voice, a true passion of his.  He has helped students get into colleges like Berklee, Emerson, and The Boston Conservatory Masters of Theatre program. Helping students prep for auditions is one of his favorite aspects of teaching voice but it's also hard to top helping students get comfortable in their voice and let that instrument out.  When not teaching voice, James is also active in the local theatre scene as a music director.  He has done several shows with the Umbrella Stage Company including 42nd Street, Sideshow, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Avenue Q.  James has also won back-to-back DASH awards for Best Music Director for his work on Big Fish and Parade, both at The Umbrella.

 
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

Saturdays 10:00am-12:00pm

Session 1: 01/25 to 02/29 (No Class 02/15 & 02/22)

Session 2: 03/07 to 03/28

"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.

Once On This Island, Jr.

2ND TO 12TH GRADE
Enrollment is limited to 35 students in each cast

$810

Auditions the week of January 20th
Rehearsals begin the week of January 27th
Performance Dates: May 8-10

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 for the Saturday rehearsals. While students may not be required to attend every Saturday rehearsal, attendance during Tech Week is mandatory.

Join us for a full hearted musical with a catchy Carribean flavored school. Once on This Island is a highly original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, and the Tony-nominated Broadway musical by the legendary writing team, Ahrens and Flaherty. Once on This Island follows Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island, guide Ti Moune on a quest that will test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and even death.

Into The Woods

7TH TO 12TH GRADE (AUDITION ONLY)

Enrollment is limited to 17 students

$845

Auditions: Monday, December 16th by Appointment

Callbacks: Wednesday, December 18th 6:30-8:30 PM
Rehearsals begin January 23rd onTuesdays & Thursdays 6:30pm-9:00pm and Saturdays 2pm-5pm
Performance Dates: April 2-5

Click Here to Sign Up for an Audition Time

After auditions students will receive a rehearsal schedule. Students will not be asked to attend every rehearsa.  Attendance during Tech Week is mandatory.

Join us in this magical world as we follow a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

IMPACT!
WTP's Audition-Only Touring Group

HALF YEAR

$395 & $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:

Please prepare 32 Bars of an upbeat Musical Theatre Number and bring the sheet music (we will provide an accompanist).  

Junior Company

2nd to 7th Grade

AUDITIONS:

Friday, January 24th

REHEARSALS:

Fridays 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Senior Company

8th to 12th Grade

AUDITIONS:

Wednesday, January 23rd

REHEARSALS:

Wednesdays 6:30pm to 8:00pm

 
February & April Break Camps

From preschool through high school, we offer a range of February and April Break camps for both beginners and experienced stage performers.

Check back soon for April Break information!

From Page to Stage!

PRE-K TO 1ST GRADE

$300

Using well loved stories to teach children acting basics and beginning theatre, each day a new book will come to life through creative drama, movement activities, and arts and crafts.  Students will share their new skills with family and friends on the final day of camp.

5 Days

February 17th - 21st

9am - 12pm

Triple Threat

2ND TO 12TH GRADE

$600

Join us this February Break and make your Broadway dreams come true as we sing, dance, and act our way to being Triple Threats. This one week camp will focus on the students’ individual process, and help prepare them for auditions. Students will work on and leave with an audition song, a monologue, headshot, and practice picking up and performing choreography. Students will be placed in appropriate groupings and instructed based on their age, experience, and ability. The week will end with a ‘Shareformance’ in which students will showcase what they’ve learned and leave ready for their next audition.

5 Days

February 17th - 21st

9am - 3pm

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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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