MUSICAL THEATER CLASSES



Acting Through Song (Level 1)

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Saturdays 10am – 12pm
January 17 - March 14

9 sessions

$410

7th-12th grade

Musical theatre performances are powerful when song furthers both the character’s journey and the play’s central story. This class takes the five W’s (who, what, where, when and why) and applies them to song. This class will culminate in a final performance for friends and family.

Instructor: TBD

Instructor: TBD

 

Duets/ Scene Study (Level 2)

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Saturdays 12:30 – 2:30pm

January 17 - March 14

9 sessions

$410

 7th-12th grade

After mastering Acting Through Song, the actor is ready to work on the text of a musical. Students will focus on duets and scenes from great musicals that transform into song, as if they were given the role to play. This class will culminate in a final performance for friends and family.

Prerequisite: Acting Through Song and Instructor Approval

Instructor: TBD

Triple Threat (Level 3)

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Saturdays 3-6pm
January 17 - March 14

9 sessions

$560

7th-12th Grade

In this advanced workout, students will be exposed to every key skill needed by the musical theater artist, from singing to acting to dancing. Every week is a different challenge - picking up dance styles and combinations, deepening acting techniques, musical solos, group numbers, and sight-reading. This class is an ongoing training ground for the serious triple threat student.  Students will also have the opportunity to work with casting directors and other industry guests to gain valuable insight into what it means to be working in this industry.

Prerequisite: By Invitation Only

Instructor: TBD

"Janet Louer is without doubt the finest teacher for the Musical Theatre Actor."-- RICK BOYNTON, ASSOCIATE PRODUCER, CHICAGO SHAKESPEARE THEATRE
 
 
"Janet Louer's training gave me the skills I needed to get cast in my First Broadway show. Thanks Janet."-- GINNIFER KING, GYPSY ON BROADWAY DIRECTED BY SAM MENDES
 
 
"There is no one I trust and respect more when it comes to bringing in the right Chicago talent for each individual project I am casting, be it Broadway or Film/TV."-- MARK BRANDON, CASTING DIRECTOR FOR BINDER CASTING IN NEW YORK CITY
 
 
 "What a beautiful show! The entire cast is so talented. Our daughter is definitely performing at a level we have not seen before. You've made this opportunity possible and provided the guidance and encouragement for her to reach this level." -ATC REP PARENT
 
 
"It was just a tremendous pleasure seeing our son so warmly embraced both before and after the show by his friends in Rep, and then by you. When you have a child who is a little different…and then you see him feeling so confident about who he is, so motivated to do his best, and surrounded by a community of similar souls who genuinely care about him and see his potential, there is no better feeling." -- ATC REP PARENT
 
 
"Janet – words cannot explain how grateful we are for all that you do for Nicole.  She is at her happiest when she is with you and the Rep Co and the Wilmette Theater.”
 
 
 "Janet Louer is the most gifted director I've ever seen for children.  The caliber of work created by the kids under Janet's direction is definitely at professional level."
 
 
"Janet has that amazing way of pulling things out of you never knew you had. Her ability to see straight to the heart of the song is UNBELIEVABLE!"
 
 
"You learn 500 new things every Sunday with Janet."
 
  
"Janet pushed me to levels that I never thought I could go to - I learned new things every week, not just about acting, but about myself." 
 
  
"Willson has learned more in a week and a half with Janet than he has in an entire session of classes at other theaters.”
 
 
 "This was the best acting and singing class I've ever taken."