Special Opportunities

Broadway’s THE LION KING Masterclass

Class: Tuesday, November 26th 4:00-5:30pm at Civic Theatre

Show: Tuesday, November 26th, 7:30pm at DeVos Hall

Grades: 6-12

Tuition: $185 (Includes class, Q&A, and TWO Tickets!)

We regret that any scholarships or discounts do not apply to this Masterclass.

Led by two members of the Broadway touring production of THE LION KING, participants will explore the three elements of musical theatre: singing, acting and dancing, followed by a Q&A with the company members.

Tuition includes the Masterclass and TWO tickets to the Broadway Grand Rapids, Broadway touring production of The Lion King (a $155 Value!).

DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, MASTERCLASS IS FULL!

     

FOR STUDENTS THAT HAVE COMPLETED GRADE 7 THROUGH GRADE 12

TA BOOTCAMP: The Best Orientation out There!

Teacher Assistants (TAs) are an essential part of the Summer Camp experience at Civic! In addition to assisting faculty with classroom instruction, TAs lead games & activities, mentor campers, escort campers throughout the building, share their passion for theatre, and act as chief morale officers – keeping the enthusiasm and energy high all throughout the week!

TAs are required to complete “TA BOOTCAMP” – the Best Orientation Out There! Bootcamp will provide training in: Leadership Skills, Theatre Games & how they will be used at Camp, Emergency Procedures, Navigating Civic Theatre, Camp expectations/etiquette, the various types of TA positions that are available for each camp, and much much more!

Two Sessions of TA Bootcamp are offered and are FREE to any student interested in becoming a TA for summer 2020.  Space is limited to 20 students per session.

MANDATORY PARENT AND TA ORIENTATION SATURDAY, JUNE 6TH FROM 9:00-10:00AM, FOLLOWED BY TA SET UP FROM 10:00-12:00PM

Completing the Bootcamp does not guarantee that a student will be placed in the summer 2020 schedule.

TA Bootcamp Dates:

Saturday, May 2nd
3:30 – 7:30pm

Saturday, May 9th
3:30 – 7:30pm

 

Call the Education Office at 616-222-6653 to register. 

(Registration is over the phone only)

TA BOOTCAMP: Refresher Course for students who were TAs during summer 2019 that have completed grades 7 through 12

TAs who were TAs last summer (Summer 2019) do not have to take the full Bootcamp, but ARE REQUIRED to complete a refresher course of “TA BOOTCAMP” – the Best Orientation Out There! in order to TA this summer (2020).  The Bootcamp refresher will provide training in Leadership Skills, Theatre Games & how they will be used at Camp, Emergency Procedures, Navigating Civic Theatre, Camp expectations/etiquette, the various types of TA positions that are available for each camp, and much much more!

Two Sessions of TA Bootcamp REFRESHER are offered and are FREE to any student interested in becoming a TA for summer 2020.  Space is limited to 20 students per session.

MANDATORY PARENT AND TA ORIENTATION SATURDAY, JUNE 6TH FROM 9:00-10:00AM, FOLLOWED BY TA SET UP FROM 10:00-12:00PM

Completing the Bootcamp REFRESHER does not guarantee that a student will be placed in the Summer 2020 schedule.

Refresher Dates:

Saturday, April 18th
3:30 – 5:30pm

Saturday, April 25th
3:30 – 5:30pm

Call the Education Office at 616-222-6653 to register. 

(Registration is over the phone only)

Summer Repertory Theatre Intensive Auditions: Save the Dates!

Civic’s Summer Repertory Theatre Intensive (SRTI) is for young artists who are seriously considering a career or college major in theatre performance or production.  The program is by audition & application only.  Performance Track students are cast in one of the two Mainstage productions (High School Musical or A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Production Track students are assigned to design & technical positions on both productions based on experience and interest.

Students who are accepted into the program spend their afternoons in college-level theatre classes taught by trained theatre professionals and college/university faculty from all over West Michigan. Evenings are spent in rehearsal (Performance Track) or creating production elements (Production Track) for the Mainstage productions.

The program also includes Masterclasses AND a field trip to Chicago to train at Actor’s Gymnasium and see a
production at Lookingglass Theatre. 

Audition Dates for the 2020 SRTI program are March 21 & 22, with callbacks on March 24 & 25.

Program Dates are tentatively set for June 22-August 2. More information will be available in January 2020