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Summer 2015 Schedule of Classes

Colorado ACTS Summer 2015 Schedule of Classes:

Family & Friends Musical-

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Description: This family-friendly musical is filled with a variety of songs and suitable for all ages. 

Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas.  Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming’s children’s book, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is the story of an eccentric inventor Caractacus Potts. He sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his children Jeremy and Jemima. They soon discover the car has magical properties including the ability to float and take flight. Trouble occurs when the evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself. The family joins forces with Truly Scrumptious and batty Grandpa.

Come join us onstage this summer! 

*An audition is required for this show. Please call 303.456.6772 for more details or to schedule your timeslot.*
Dates: Rehearsals: June 2nd-July 23rd
Tech Day(s): Saturday, July 25th and July 27th-29th
Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6pm- 9pm
Auditions: May 29th and 30th
Performances: July 30th, 31st and August 1st, 7th & 8th
Ages: 8-80!
Teachers: Cindy Troup (Director) & Leanna Felmlee (Musical Director)
Cost: $170.00 per person

Week-Long Camps

Happy Birthday America! Stories of our Patriots

(1 Week Class, Two Weeks to Choose From)

Description: It’s 1776 and patriots George Washington, Paul Revere, Sybil Luddington, Betsey Ross, and Thomas Jefferson determine to establish a brand new nation!  Join us as we celebrate the founding of our country through acting and singing songs–America the Beautiful, Yankee Doodle, You’re a Grand Old Flag, Stars and Stripes Forever, and God Bless America!

This camp will run twice this summer so choose the week that is best for you!
Dates: 1st Camp: July 6th-10th                          2nd Camp: July 20th-24th
Time: Both Camps: 9:00am-12pm
Performances: 1st Camp: July 10th at 11am & 7pm   2nd Camp: July 24th at 11am & 7pm
Ages: 6-12
Teachers: Cindy Oury and Joe Mondragon
Cost: $100.00/camp

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1 Week Class)

Description: Bump up your acting and your understanding of Shakespeare by performing scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Enjoy all the fun and antics from Shakespeare’s most loved comedy. This class is great for actors and actresses looking to build on their theatrical knowledge or those looking to get started in the world of theater and Shakespeare.
Dates: June 15th-19th
Time: 9:00am-12pm, Monday-Friday
Performances: June 19th at 7pm and June 20th at 7pm
Ages: 12-18
Teachers: Melinda Middleton and Aimee Baltazar
Cost: $100.00

Beauty and the Beast (1 Week Class)

Description: This retelling of the traditional fairy tale includes jealous sisters and a castle full of enchanted servants.  Of course, Belle is trying to save her father when she agrees to stay with a hideous beast.  But when the beast allows her to go home for a visit he almost dies of a broken heart before she realizes that she doesn’t care about his outer appearance but loves his kind spirit.

This show has parts for boys and girls, beasts and beauties.
Dates: July 13th-17th
Time: 9:00am-12pm, Monday-Friday
Performances: July 18th at 2pm & 7pm
Ages: 8-12
Teachers: Leanna Felmlee and Lauriel Miranda-Troup
Cost: $100.00

Frozen Tale of the North Camp (1 Week Class)

Description: In this original take on the classic story, two princess sisters will have to rely on each other and gifts they never knew they possessed to save their kingdom from a dangerous enchantress. Fans of “Frozen” will love this camp!

Dates: June 8th-13th
Time: 9am-12pm, Monday-Friday
Performances: Friday, June 12th at 7pm and Saturday, June 13th at 2pm
Ages: 8-12
Teachers: Rachel and Erin Buterbaugh
Cost: $100.00

Young King Arthur (1 Week Class)

Description: Follow Young Arthur as he pulls the sword from the stone, confronts magic trees and a dragon, and battles Morgan Le Fey and her henchmen.  With the guidance of Merlin the Magician and friends like Guinevere and Kaye, Young Arthur will find his true identity and destiny.  This stage adaptation, by Cindy Troup, was first performed at ACTS with a group of junior/senior high-school students and is appropriate for all ages.
Dates: July 6th-11th
Time: 1pm-4pm, Monday-Friday
Performances: Saturday, July 11th, 2pm & 7pm
Ages: 12-18
Teachers: Cindy Troup
Cost: $100.00

Shining Stars: A Class for Differently-Abled Actors and Actresses (1 Week Class)

Description: SHINING STARS is a drama camp experience for children with special needs. This week long course will provide students with varying abilities the opportunity to expand their communication and social skills through dramatic play and storytelling. Kids with limited mobility or speaking abilities will be able to participate in creative ways. The class will be taught by a certified speech/language pathologist with a theatre degree, and will conclude with a final performance for family and friends.

Dates: Students can choose from THREE different sessions:
Session One: Shining Stars: June 22nd-26th (Regular Shining Stars Camp)
Session Two: Stars in Training: July 13th-17th (Dramatic Play Emphasis, Not Scripted)
Session Three: Rising Stars: July 27th-31st (More complex storytelling, Scripted.

Teachers Permission Required to Enroll in Rising Stars. Please email for Permission)

Time: ALL SESSIONS: 1pm-4pm Each Day
Parent-Share Performance: During the final class session
Ages: 5-18
Teacher: Abby Dorn & Classroom Helpers
Cost: $100 per session (Partial Scholarships May be Available)

“Stories of Winnie the Pooh”: Creative Drama-3 Day Camp!

Description: Join us in the Hundred-Acre Wood as Christopher Robin, Piglet, Eeyore, Owl, Kanga and Baby Roo, Rabbit, and Tigger help Winnie the Pooh learn lessons of true friendship.

This three-day “Mini-Camp” will culminate in a parent/family share performance.

Dates: June 29th, 30th and July 1st
Time: 9:30am-12pm, Each day
Performances: July 1st at 11:30am and 7pm
Ages: 4-8
Teacher: Cindy Oury
Cost: $45.00

Community Classes

Murder Mystery in One Act

Description: Who dunnit? Where? Why? And of course…Will they get caught? Discover the answers…

Dates: June 1st-June 22nd
Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3pm to 6pm
Dress Rehearsals: June 23rd, 24th & 25th, 6pm-9pm
Performances: June 26th & 27th at 7pm
Ages: 12-Adult
Teacher: Jenn Sharp and Cindy Troup
Cost: $130.00

Beginner Group Guitar Lessons

Description: This class requires the use of an acoustic guitar, students are expected to bring the guitar to class and have access to the guitar for practice during the week. Please also bring a folder to class for your music.

This class is perfect for the very beginning guitarist. Little to no experience is required. This group class will focus on learning basic chords, basic tab and light music theory. Easy songs will be learned and students will be introduced to playing with other musicians in a group setting.

Class Dates: June 2nd-August 4th
Class Time: Tuesdays, 5pm-6pm
Ages: 8-12
Teachers: Joe Mondragon
Cost: $80.00

Advanced Group Guitar Lessons

Description: This class requires the use of an acoustic guitar, students are expected to bring the guitar to class and have access to the guitar for practice during the week. Please also bring a folder to class for your music.

This class is perfect for the moderately experienced guitar player. Knowledge of basic chords and tab required. This class will focus on learning new improvisation skills, advanced chords and intermediate songs. A strong emphasis on playing with other musicians will be the focus of the class.

Class Dates: June 4th-August 6th
Class Time: Thursdays, 5pm-6pm
Ages: 10-18
Teachers: Joe Mondragon
Cost: $80.00


Description: Using the No Fear Shakespeare Translation, follow Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, as he faces many troubles throughout his story. Is he truly crazy, or is he pretending to be to get revenge for his father’s murder? And what of his mother, or his poor love Ophelia? Will Horatio be able to protect his friend from danger? Come join us as we tell the tale of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

Dates: July 1st-August 12th
Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm
Dress Rehearsals: August 17th-20th, 6pm-8pm
Performances: August 21, 22,28, 29
Ages: 13-Adult
Teachers: Jenn Sharp & Aimee Baltazar
Cost: $180.00

Super Saturday Class:

Learn to Tap Dance!

Description: In this Beginning Tap Dance intensive students will learn the basics of tap dancing and master the starter steps of the style. Students will also learn the basic lingo and will do some fun combinations at the end of each class in Broadway style, hip-hop style, and jazzy style.

Students are asked to provide their own tap shoes, if this is not possible please call Colorado ACTS to see if it may be possible to borrow a pair.

Time: 9am-1pm
Date: June 13th, June 20th and June 27th
Ages: 12-Adult
Teachers: Jessica Czapla
Cost: $70.00

Winter-Spring 2015 Schedule of Classes

Evening Classes:

The 50’s Show

Description: Come relive all the fun and music of the 1950’s in this new version of the ACTS 50’s Show. Malt shops, sock-hops, drive-ins and do-wop tunes abound in this original musical production. Complete with greasers, poodle skirts, and all the classic music of the decade this musical will be written specifically for this class. Students will enjoy this original show with a unique plot and characters created just for them.

  • Dates: Rehearsals: January 8th-April 23rd Tech Day(s): April 25th, 9am-2pm & April 27th-April 30th
  • Time: Thursdays, 6pm- 9pm
  • Performances: May 1,2,8,9
  • Ages: 12-18
  • Teachers: Cindy Troup
  • Cost: $280.00

What’s So Fabulous About the 1950’s?

Description: Ms. Oswald is determined to teach her class how fabulous the 1950’s were and still are. She doesn’t have a time machine so she leans on teaching the kids to use their imagination. The class also needs to figure out what has Rizzo in such an awful mood. Will Penny ever find out how to help her friend? Will Johnny ever B. Goode? With drama, song, and dance this is a show you do not want to miss. Join us as we take a wild ride back to the Fabulous 1950’s.

  • Dates: Rehearsals: January 6th–April 14th
  • Tech Week: April 20th-April 23rd, 6pm-8pm
  • Time: Tuesday, 6pm- 8pm
  • Performances: April 24th and 25th
  • Ages: 8-12
  • Teachers: Jennifer Sharp and Jenna Brownlow
  • Cost: $160.00

Creative Drama Classes:

Creative Drama

Description: Creative Dramatics! Creative Drama helps our youngest thespians imagine, express, and play. Join us for an hour of fun each week as we learn classic finger plays, poems, and action songs.  Students will also enjoy puppets and act out well-known stories such as The Three Little Pigs, Red Riding Hood, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. This eight week class culminates in a Preschool Variety Show which will entertain family, grandparents, friends, and neighbors.  Let the merriment begin!

  • Dates: March 11th-April 29th
  • Time: Wednesdays, 4pm-5pm
  • Parent Share Performances: The last day of class
  • Ages: 4-8
  • Teachers: Cindy Oury
  • Cost: $75.00 per Session

Homeschool Classes:

Scenes from Shakespeare

Description: Bump up your acting and your understanding of Shakespeare by performing scenes from As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing and other classic works of Shakespeare. This class is great for actors and actresses looking to build on their theatrical knowledge or those looking to get started in the world of theater and Shakespeare.

  • Dates: Rehearsals: January 6th-March 3rd (9 weeks)
  • Time: Tuesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Performances: March 6th and 7th
  • Ages: 12-18
  • Teachers: Ebie Panozzo
  • Cost: $90.00

Scenes and Songs from Classic Musicals

Description: Explore scenes and songs from Into the WoodsOnce Upon a Mattress, and Peter Pan. Singing, dancing and acting will all be explored and discovered in this class. Brush up on your skills or learn brand new ones! This is a class for anyone interested in musical theater.

  • Dates: Rehearsals: March 4th-April 29th (9 weeks)
  • Time: Wednesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Performances: May 3rd (Sunday
  • Ages: 10-18
  • Teachers: Rachel Buterbaugh
  • Cost: $90.00

Community & Outreach Classes:

Snow White

Description: The wonderful world of the Brothers Grimm is brought to life in this delightful adaptation. This production is perfect for all ages of actors and actresses-the young and the young-at-heart! All our old friends are here — the lovely Princess, the mischievous Dwarfs, the Prince, the Huntsman, the evil Queen.  But wait until you meet the hilarious palace Cat and the Enchanted Vixen.  In this version, the Magic Mirror not only talks — it walks!  Shiver and shake as the scheming Queen transforms herself into various personalities like Esmeralda, the young gypsy, and a withered Crone so horrible even the Queen herself is terrified!  Don’t forget that poisonous apple waiting for our heroine. This is one of the most popular tales of all time, and it never fails to enchant and amaze.

  • Dates: Rehearsals: January 7th-April 1st
  • Tech Week: April 6th-April 9th, 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Time: Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Performances: April 10th, 11th, 17th, and 18th
  • Ages: 13-Adult
  • Teachers: Shannon Stricker
  • Cost: $180.00

Performance Outreach Class

Description: Come join Colorado ACTS newest outreach opportunity! This group of actors will put together a show that will tour and perform for thousands of elementary students. We will bring theater to children who may not otherwise get to experience the joy of live theater. This is a tremendous chance to reach out to the people in our community and create a positive theater experience for everyone.

*This class will rehearse and then perform on Friday mornings, 10am-12pm. Actors must be available for rehearsals and performances during this time. Some transportation flexibility may be required because performances will take place at various locations.*

  • Dates: Rehearsals: January 9th-May 2015
  • Time: Fridays, 10am-12pm
  • Ages: 10-Adult
  • Teachers: Cindy Troup
  • Cost: $25.00 Materials Fee

Spring Outreach to Pre-schools Classes

Description: This is a class for any actors and actresses ages 8 to 18 who would like to perform for pre-schools.  We will put together a pre-school variety show with nursery rhymes, songs, and stories. Bring your good ideas and energy, as we get ready to show the youngest ones what fun on stage is all about!

*This class will be performed as an Outreach to several area pre-schools and child care centers. Actors must be available to perform on Friday mornings.*

  • Dates: Rehearsals: March 13th-May 15th (10 weeks)
  • Time: Fridays, 10am-12pm
  • Performances: TBA
  • Ages: 8-18
  • Teachers: Cindy Oury
  • Cost: $25.00 Materials Fee