Grades (7th – 12th)
The students in Studio 3 engage in studies of dance, music and text-based acting work, using scripts and non-scripted practice to learn and apply theatrical skills. More complex age-appropriate theatrical material is used for this age group, to keep their interest and engagement as they explore stories in dramatic fashion. At this age, the artists often ask to be challenged, and we meet them where they are so they can express their individuality, as well as learn to be a part of a collaborative whole, while encouraging them to go further in their theatrical learning and application.
At the end of the Studio class sessions, there is an opportunity for the students to share what they have learned with friends and family.
Studio 3 participants have their very own fully-staged production in the Fall Studio. They can also participate in the Spring Studio 2 & 3 production (grades 2-12), and join in several production experience options during the summer. These performance opportunities take the participants through supportive and age-designed rehearsal processes, culminating in productions that are in front of an audience, complete with lights, sound, costumes, props and set.
Grades (7th – 12th)
The story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.
Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life.
Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!
Director – Morgan Hotchkiss
Choreographer – Cassie Eron
Music Director – Bethany Wessel
Friday, November 15 at 6:30pm
Saturday, November 16 at 6:30pm
Location: St. Luke’s United Methodist Church,
8817 S. Broadway, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
**please note that students only need to be at one of those dates
Aug 16 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Aug 17 9:00am – 12:00pm
General Rehearsal Schedule
Aug: 19, 24, 26, 31
Sept: 3, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30
Oct: 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
Nov: 2, 4, 7
All students allowed up to two excused absences.
Nov 10, 2pm-5pm
Nov 12, 5pm-9pm
Nov 13, 5pm-9pm
Nov 14, 5pm-9pm
No absences allowed
Fall Class Information
Monday & Thursday Nights
4:30-5:15pm Class, Session ends at 5:30pm after Community Conversation and Snack
Community Conversation and Snack
5:15 – 5:30 PM – An opportunity for students to have a snack, meet new friends, and do a mini-activity focused on values such as leadership, collaboration, engagement, and compassion. This is required for all students in both sessions.
Session starts at 5:15pm with Community Conversation and Snack: Class is 5:30-6:15pm
6:30-7:15pm Class Time
Thursday 7:30 - 8:15pm Class Time
Family and friends join us as classes share a short selection from their work together in the Studios!
Monday Shareformance : October 21st at 5:30pm
Thursday Shareformance : October 24th at 5:30pm
Monday Class Dates
Aug: 19, 26
Sept: 3, 9, 16, 23, 30
Oct: 7, 14
Thursday Class Dates
Aug: 22, 29
Sept: 5, 12, 19, 26
Oct: 3, 10, 17
St. Luke’s UMC
8817 S. Broadway, Highlands Ranch CO 80129
If the minimum enrollment requirement is not met, the class is cancelled and those students are requested to select an alternative.
Studio 3 Classes
Acting II/III – David Wygant
Advanced Hip Hop – Seles VanHuss
Voice – Dr. James Ramsey
The Audition – Rebekah Ortiz
Tap III – Kate Vallee
Tap II – Sara Anderson
Acting – Andrew McGlothen
Improv – Eden Farr
Registration for the Fall Semester is closed.
Mark your calendar! Registration for Spring Semester opens October 1st.