Ensemble (Ages 10-12)

The Ensemble

Ensemble students attend one-hour, age-specific classes, on Saturday mornings for 10 weeks OR 1 hr 15 minutes Tuesday nights for 8 weeks.  All Ensemble members in any Theatre Class are encouraged to audition for a role in that semester’s play, which is presented weeks after classes have concluded.

Theatre Classes for The Ensemble

10-12 year olds

This class splits its time between improvisational, creative thinking—based acting, and scripted acting. Students begin to make informed decisions on using body/voice/imagination to create characters and relationships. Each class has a maximum of 12 students.

The Theatre Class meets Saturdays or Tuesdays and is the class that auditions for, rehearses, and produces the Spring play for ages 10-12.

Spring 2024 Theatre Class Times for 10-12 year olds:

January 27-March 30, 2024 (Saturdays)
10:15-11:15 am OR 11:30-12:30 pm
Click here to register for the 10:15 am class
Click here to register for the 11:30 am class

OR

January 30-March 19, 2024 (Tuesdays)
6:00-7:15 pm
Click here to register for the 6:00 pm class

 

Devising Class 10-12 year olds

Students interested in playwrighting will enjoy this collaborative script-writing class. Students write two scripts every year, which get produced the following year! Devising has a maximum of 10 students. Students must have enrolled in previous theatre classes, or demonstrate comparable experience in theatre. There is no performance attached to this class.

Spring 2024 Class Times for Devising:

January 27-March 16, 2024 (Saturdays)
10:00 am-11:15 am
Click here to register for Spring 2024 Devising!

 

Musical Theatre Ages 9-12

Our “triple threat” students will learn theatrical singing techniques, basic choreography, and acting while singing and dancing. This class has a maximum of 12 students. There may be a short sharing at the end of this class; however it is not the Theatre Class which participates in the main play.

Spring 2024 Class Times for Musical Theatre Ages 9-12:

January 27-March 30, 2024 (Saturdays)
11:30 am-12:30 pm
Click here to register for the Musical Theatre Class

 

Technical Theatre Class Ages 10-12
This class focuses on the design, production prep, and backstage work of producing a play! Maximum of 12 students.

Spring 2024 Class Times for Technical Theatre:
January 27-March 30, 2024
11:30 am-12:30 pm
Click here to register for the Tech Theatre Class

 

Students in this class will not work backstage in productions until they are 13; this class practices tech theatre in a classroom setting.

Tuition Costs 
$180 per semester
Devising Class: $75
Musical Theatre Class: $75
Technical Theatre Class: $90

All tuition over $75 includes the option of a payment plan.

For information about scholarships, click here.

Families making 300% or less of the federal poverty line OR any family living in a TPS or WLS school district should apply for Ohio ACE vouchers to fully pay for any CTW class!

Important Dates for Ensemble Company Spring 2024

January 12, 2024
Scholarship applications are due
Families making 300% or less of the federal poverty line OR living in a TPS or WLS school district should apply for Ohio ACE vouchers to fully pay for any CTW class!

January 27, 2024
First day of Saturday classes

January 30, 2024
First day of Tuesday class for Ensemble

February 24 OR 27, 2024
Auditions for Once Upon a Titanic
(After Saturday and Tuesday classes; this date is tentative and may change)

March 1, 2024
Cast list posted (This date may be flexible)

March 2, 2024
Rehearsals for Once Upon a Titanic begin
(this date may be flexible)
(classes continue as rehearsals begin)

March 19, 2024
Last day of Tuesday classes

March 30, 2024
Last day of Saturday classes

May 16-19, 2024
Performances of Once Upon a Titanic
(times will be finalized once we have the cast list)

Registrations for Summer 2024 open late February 2024!

It’s a brisk April day in 1912. Litty, Mal, and Abbey are all eagerly boarding the HMS Titanic in hopes of escaping their lives in Europe at the hands of the wicked Murphy and Jill Robinson. They’re not just bad; they’re dumb and bad.

Why do the Robinsons want them so much that they would chase them across the Atlantic? Because Litty, Mal, and Abbey have one thing in common: they’re magic. Litty has magical hair, Mal is a shapeshifter, and Abbey can turn straw into gold. They’ve all been adopted, stolen, or bought by evil guardians for centuries, and now they’re getting out of Europe to the Americas. But the Robinsons followed them, and there is no way this trio of adopted siblings is going back to work for another greedy, evil pair.

One part historical fiction, one part reimagined fairy tale, Once Upon a Titanic is the tale of remarkable young people taking back their power and learning how to heal from their trauma.