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Spring Semester

PAA offers full musical theatre productions as well as a wide variety of theater classes including acting class, dance class, and voice class, behind-the-scenes, and more for students in grades K-12.

Musical Theatre Productions – Spring Stage Shows

  • PAA offers two productions, one for grades 3-6 and one for grades 7-12
  • Students must take at least one PAA class to participate in a production
  • Rehearse twice a week for 10-12 weeks

Performing Arts & Theater Classes

  • PAA offers a wide variety of theater classes for students ages 3 through 12th grade, divided by age/grade groups
  • Classes include Acting, Voice, Dance, and Behind the Scenes
  • Students are welcome to take classes without participating in a production

Important Dates:

  • October 1 – Registration opens

  • December 13 & 14 – Auditions

  • January 6 – Classes & Rehearsals begin

  • March 9 – Class Shareformance

  • March 12 & 13 – Willy Wonka Jr. Performances

  • April 3 & 4 – Getting To Know…Footloose Performances

Spring Musical Theatre Productions

Experience complete musical theatre acting experience beginning with a friendly audition through to two fully staged public performances!

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr.

Grades 3* – 6

Words and Music by
Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley

Adapted for the Stage by
Leslie Bricusse & Timothy A. McDonald

Based on the book
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
By Roald Dahl

Roald Dah’s Willy Wonka Jr. is presented through special arrangement
with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
www.mtishows.com

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder, in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.

*2nd graders with prior PAA production experience are welcome. Please contact Sam (producer@paacolorado.org) prior to registration to make sure it’s a good fit for the student.

 

Performances

March 12 & 13, 6:30pm

Location: St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
8817 S. Broadway, Highlands Ranch, CO 80110

Auditions

December 13,  5-8pm
December 14, 9am-12pm

*students only need to attend one 45-minute time slot on one audition date; audition sign-up details will be sent upon registration.

Rehearsal Schedule

Mondays & Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm
January 6 – March 5

*Mondays Jan. 20th and Feb. 17 are holidays, however classes & rehearsals will proceed as normal.
Students are allowed up to two excused absences.

Tech Week Schedule

Friday, March 6  5-9pm
Saturday, March 7  9am-4pm (bring lunch & snack)
Sunday, March 8  2-5pm
Monday, March 9  OFF (Shareformances for classes)
Tuesday, March 10  5-9pm
Wednesday, March 11  5-9pm

*No absences allowed during Tech Week.

Students must register for at least one class in order to register for a show.

Getting To Know… Footloose

Grades 7 – 12

Stage Adaptation by
DEAN PITCHFORD and WALTER BOBBIE

Music by
TOM SNOW

Lyrics by
DEAN PITCHFORD

FOOTLOOSE is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com.

One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 17 million copies!) and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

Performances

April 3, 6:30pm
April 4, 2:00pm

Location: St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
8817 S. Broadway, Highlands Ranch, CO 80110

Auditions

December 13,  5-8pm
December 14, 9am-12pm

*students only need to attend one 45-minute time slot on one audition date; audition sign-up details will be sent upon registration.

Rehearsal Schedule

Mondays & Thursdays 6:30-9pm
January 6 – March 26

*NO rehearsals March 16 & 19 (Douglas County spring break)
*ADDED rehearsal Sunday, March 22, 2-5pm
*Mondays Jan. 20th and Feb. 17 are holidays, however classes & rehearsals will proceed as normal.
Students are allowed up to two excused absences.

Tech Week Schedule

Saturday, March 28  9am-4pm (bring lunch & snack)
Sunday, March 29  2-5pm
Monday, March 30  OFF
Tuesday, March 31  5-9pm
Wednesday, April 1  5-9pm
Thursday, April 2  5-9pm

*No absences allowed during Tech Week.

Students must register for at least one class in order to register for a show.

Theater Classes & Session Schedule

Pre K – 2nd Grade    Elementary    Middle School    High School

Days & Times

Mondays & Thursdays
January 6 – March 9
Shareformance March 9 time TBD (Monday & Thursday classes combined)

Session A  4:30 – 5:15pm
Supervised Break  5:15-5:30pm
Session B  5:30 – 6:15pm
Supervised Break  6:15-6:30pm
Show Rehearsal  6:30-8:30 (Willy Wonka Jr.) / 9pm (Footloose)

*Monday, Jan. 20 and Feb. 17 are holidays, however classes & rehearsals will proceed as normal

Pre-K & Early Elementary

MONDAYS – SESSION A

Theatre in a Trunk: X Marks the Spot
Instructor: Stephanie Kirk
(Grades K-2)

THURSDAYS- SESSION A

Theatre in a Trunk: I Like to Move It, MOVE IT!
Instructor: Stephanie Kirk
(Ages 3-K)

Elementary

MONDAYS – SESSION A

Acting
Instructor: Bekah Ortiz
(Grades 2-6)

Hip Hop 2*
Instructor: Seles VanHuss
(Grades 2-12)
(*Pre-req: Hip Hop & teacher placement)

MONDAYS – SESSION B

Voice
Instructor: Daniel Brennan
(Grades 2-6)

Theatre Jazz – NEW!
Instructor: Chelley Canales
(Grades 2-12)

Advanced Hip Hop*
Instructor: Seles VanHuss
(Grades 2-12)
(*Pre-req: teacher placement)

The Audition*
Instructor: Bekah Ortiz
(Grades 5-12)
(*Pre-req: prior acting experience)

THURSDAYS – SESSION A

Advanced Tap*
Instructor: Eddy Kovac
(Grades 2-12)
(*Pre-req: Tap 4 (or equivalent) & teacher placement)

Improv
Instructor: Eden Farr
(Grades 2-6)

Props: Theatrical Properties Design
Instructor: Melanie Ware
(Grades 5-12)

THURSDAYS – SESSION B

Acting
Instructor: Melanie Ware
(Grades 2-6)

Tap 4*
Instructor: Eddy Kovac
(Grades 2-12)
(*Pre-req Tap 3 (or equivalent) & teacher placement)

Middle & High School

MONDAYS – SESSION A

Voice
Instructor: Jim Ramsey
(Grades 7-12)

Acting 2*
Instructor: Andrew McGlothen
(Grades 7-12)
(*Pre-req: Acting or prior acting experience)

Hip Hop 2*
Instructor: Seles VanHuss
(Grades 2-12)
(*Pre-req: Hip Hop & teacher placement)

MONDAYS – SESSION B

Acting
Instructor: Andrew McGlothen
(Grades 7-12)

Voice 2*
Instructor: Jim Ramsey
(Grades 7-12)
(*Pre-req: Voice & teacher placement)

Advanced Hip Hop*
Instructor: Seles VanHuss
(Grades 2-12)
(Pre-req: teacher placement)

The Audition*
Instructor: Bekah Ortiz
(Grades 5-12)
(*Pre-req: prior acting experience)

Theatre Jazz NEW!
Instructor: Chelley Canales
(Grades 2-12)

THURSDAYS – SESSION A

Advanced Tap*
Instructor: Eddy Kovac
(Grades 2-12)
(*Pre-req: Tap & teacher placement)

Props: Theatrical Properties Design
Instructor: Melanie Ware
(Grades 5-12)

Introduction to Directing for Theatre
Instructor: Adam Lillibridge
(Grades 7-12)
(Prior acting experience recommended)

THURSDAYS – SESSION B

Improv
Instructor: Eden Farr
(Grades 7-12)

Theatrical Makeup
Instructor: Kyre Smith
(Grades 7-12)

Tap 4*
Instructor: Eddy Kovac
(Grades 2-12)
(*Pre-req: Tap 3 (or equivalent) & teacher placement)

Theater Classes & Show Registration

IF YOU REGISTER FOR A SHOW YOU MUST REGISTER FOR AT LEAST ONE OF OUR THEATER CLASSES.

Space is limited and registrations are taken on a first come, first served basis. No registration is complete without payment in full.

To pay by cash or check please enter the code ccpp into the promo code box. PAA’s Financial Manager will contact you for payment.

After completing your registration form you will be directed to pay online or pay by check. PAA has Payment Option Plans to help you with your family budget.  Read more about the available Payment Options

Please see our Cancellation Policy for all details on canceling registration and refunds.

Financial assistance is available.  Please see our Financial Aid Guidelines and information about the application process.


Payment in full is required in order to complete registration, however, PAA does offer additional payment options. During the registration process, you can select the desired payment plan of 2, 3 or 4 months before completing registration of all items in your cart.  Payments occur automatically each month following registration. A receipt is generated and sent to you via email after each transaction for your records. See Payment Policies for more information.

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