THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES

IT'S COMING! THE AUDITION WORKSHOP YOU DIDN'T KNOW YOU NEEDED.


Enroll in our AUDITION WORKSHOP to learn how to bring your A-game to the casting process! 

Mariposa’s audition workshops empower participants to audition for any musical theatre opportunity with confidence by strengthening techniques in acting, dancing and singing.  Participants will learn performance readiness skills by practicing the process and understanding the vocabulary of a musical theatre audition.  Industry professionals help aspiring performers gain self-confidence by giving participants the tools they need for success, including what to expect in an audition, how to connect with material, how to understand and take direction, and how to quickly learn a dance combination. 

Participants should memorize one musical theatre song, and plan to sing 16 to 32 bars.  Bring your sheet music in the appropriate key; an accompanist will be provided.  You may also choose to audit the class.  This would allow you to observe others and ask questions, but not perform or receive feedback. This Workshop will have something for the beginner to the professional.  Space is limited so register now.


Saturday, November 18, 2017.  1-5pm

Participant fee: $90 (limited to 10)

Audit fee: $65 (limited to 12)






WINTER CLASSES BEGIN ON JANUARY 8, 2018 for our 9 week sessions.


REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON DECEMBER 7


Theatre Classes will be Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons and early evening. CHECK BACK SOON FOR OUR CLASS LISTINGS!






 



Classes, Workshops, and Camps

WELCOME PITTSBURGH HEAT DANCE COMPANY!!


We are so excited to have PHDC holding classes here at Mariposa Studios.  The first class being held is the PARENT AND TOT HIPPITY HOP!  See the information below and Please check out their website for more information and to sign up for classes or private instruction.


Taking theatre classes, children are learning a huge host of skills.


Many other important skills that they’re learning that can be used in their everyday lives, no matter what profession they decide to pursue in the future, such as…..


  • Reading and reciting from scripts, which increases their verbal and literacy skills.
  • Working with a director/musical director/choreographer, which increases their listening skills.
  • Many theatre companies offer volunteer opportunities, such as being a stage manager, technical operator, or usher, which gives actual job skills training that can be used towards careers behind the scenes or in the business side of theatre.
  • When they’re practicing for an audition, they’re learning research and preparation skills, and learning how to take steps into achieving a goal.
  • When they perform in front of their peers or an audience, they’re learning self-confidence and bravery.
  • When they get cast in a plum role, they’re learning how to accept their achievements with grace.
  • When they don’t get the part they want (or get cast in the show at all), they’re learning to deal with disappointment.
  • When they’re practicing their lines and rehearsing their choreography at home, they’re learning about the importance of giving your best effort and not letting down your teammates.
  • When they’re learning dances and stage combat, they’re practicing hand/eye coordination.
  • When they’re cast in a show with kids they don’t know or don’t like, they’re learning how to deal with others.
  • When they realize that they have a project due in class the day before off-book day, they’re learning about time management.
  • When something goes wrong onstage (which it inevitably does in the theatre!), they’re learning how to deal with the unexpected, how to stay cool in an emergency, how to roll with the punches and keep the show going on!