Pre-Professional Training

For those seriously considering a future in the arts, Pre-Professional Training courses are offered for intermediate and advanced students in Grades 4-12. Students will be challenged to expand their skill set in a disciplined and technique-driven atmosphere. Students are expected to demonstrate a high level of commitment and independence and are held to a high standard for focus, work ethic, attendance, and punctuality.

Pre-Professional classes are either a nine-week class or a four-week intensive. Students are allowed no more than one absence in a nine-week class and are allowed zero absences in a four-week intensive. All Pre-Professional offerings will have required homework between classes, such as reading articles and scripts, memorizing lines or lyrics, doing independent research, or reviewing choreography.

Fall Session: September 17 – November 17
Winter Session: January 22 – March 25
Spring Session: April 8 – May 18

Acting 2 (Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, and Grades 9-12)

Build on the skills you learned in Acting 1 by applying vocabulary and technique to scripted material. Delve deep into next-level acting skills as you analyze text for objectives, stakes, obstacles, tactics, and playable actions.
Prerequisite: at least two session of Acting 1 (or by audition)

Tuition: $215

Grades 4-5 Offerings: Grades 6-8 Offerings: Grades 9-12 Offerings:

Acting 3: The Classics (Grades 6-8 and Grades 9-12)

Build on the skills you learned in Acting 2 as you apply high-level acting technique to classical scripts. Each session will delve into a different classical style (such as Greek tragedy and Commedia dell’Arte) or playwright (such as William Shakespeare, Anton Chekhov, and Henrik Ibsen). Gain the specificity and authenticity required to successfully bring classical texts and characters to life.
Prerequisite: at least two sessions of Acting 2 (or by audition)

Tuition: $215

Grades 6-8 Offerings: Grades 9-12 Offerings:

Musical Theatre Intensive (Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, and Grades 9-12)

Work with a choreographer and vocal coach to learn how to seamlessly combine healthy vocal production with dance combinations while convincingly acting the part. Challenge all three skills in the execution of ensemble numbers from beloved musicals.
Prerequisite: at least one session of Broadway Dance and one session of Broadway Voice, at any age level (or by audition)

Tuition: $235

Grades 4-5 Offerings: Grades 6-8 Offerings: Grades 9-12 Offering:

Mainstage Musical Theatre Boot Camp (Grades 4-12)

This fast-paced, interdisciplinary training program focuses on the in-depth musical theatre performance skills required for student actors performing on CTC’s mainstage. With an emphasis on learning, retaining, and performing choreography and song, this course models the rigor, dedication, and etiquette expected in professional rehearsal spaces. The age range of this course is intentionally reflective of the typical casting for mainstage productions at CTC, so that students will be able to practice collaborating in an ensemble with a wide age range. Students are expected to have a foundation in basic ballet and jazz vocabulary and technique. It is pre-requisite that students have a mastery of pitch, projection, and diction. Students will be held to a high standard for focus, stamina, and work ethic. Enrollment in this boot camp does not guarantee casting in a mainstage production.

Class Days and Times: Tuesdays 5 – 7:30pm
Class ID: 242
Spring Tuition: $335 (Spring Only)

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Audition Info Sessions (Grades 4-12)

Hear from industry professionals about best-practice in audition preparation in a lecture-style setting. For hands-on coaching, check out our private coaching options below.

Tuition: $50/session

College Audition Preparation (Grades 9-12): Saturday, October 20, 2 – 3:30pm
Preparing a Monologue (Grades 4-12): Saturday, February 23, 1 – 2:30pm
Preparing for a Musical Theatre Audition (Grades 4-12): Saturday, February 23, 2:30 – 4pm

Private Coaching (Grades 4-12)

Have a monologue or song you are preparing for high school, college, community, or professional theatre auditions? On Tuesday nights (when classes are in session) we offer hour-long private coaching sessions with our professional faculty. Tuition is $75 per one-hour session. Schedule at least two-weeks in advance at

Junior Company Show (Grades 6-8)

BOO LA LA: a devised ghost clown story of life, death, and the in-between
Winter Session (by audition only)
And by clown we mean masters of physical story-telling like Buster Keaton, Mr. Bean, and even Pixar’s WALL-E. Use the theme of ghosts and the here-after to dive deep into clowning technique and build an original play featuring beautifully complex and emotionally rich characters without spoken word.

Auditions: Wednesday, November 7, and Tuesday, November 13, from 4:30 – 6:30pm
Rehearsals: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 4:30 – 7:30pm beginning January 22, 2019
Tech/Dress: March 18 – 20, 4:30 – 9pm

March 21 at 7pm
March 22 at 7pm
March 23 at 7pm
March 24 at 2pm

Class ID: JC6
Tuition: $495 (financial aid available)
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Senior Company Show (Grades 9-12)

Anon(ymous) by Naomi Izuka
Fall Session (by audition only)
A timely and modern adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey, Anon(ymous) tells the story of a teen refugee navigating the unexpected people, dangers, and joys found in the United States.

Auditions: Thursday, September 6, and Wednesday, September 12, from 4:30, from 4:30 – 6:30pm.
Rehearsals: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 5:00 – 8:00pm starting September 18, 2018
Tech/Dress: November 13 – 15, 4:30 – 9pm (subject to change as needed)

November 15 at 7pm
November 16 at 7pm
November 17 at 7pm
November 18 at 2pm

Class ID: SC9
Tuition: $495 (financial aid available)
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Auditioning Students Entering Grade 9
Full-year program (by audition only)
This four-year program prepares young actors for college and professional theatre careers. Highlights include intensive acting and musical theatre training with industry professionals, annual spring showcase, mentorship from CTC artists, college audition preparation, and capstone project tailored to student’s strengths and learning goals.

Year Fall and Winter Focus Spring Showcase
One Acting Technique One Act Plays
Two Voice and Dance Musical Revue
Three Classical Acting Scenes and Monologues
Four Audition Preparation Capstone Project

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