Apple Tree Arts’ theatre programs encourage individuals of all ages to explore their experiences and identities.
We facilitate a safe and healthy environment for youth participants through an engaging and motivating curriculum led by educators and artists specializing in their fields. 

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Swamped!

Swamped!

Musical Theatre program for children grades 1-4.

The swamp is all a-buzz with party preparations galore. Naturally, the turtles are running late, and Bully the Frog is being a bully. The frogs have learned a new dance they want to share. The tadpoles are growing appendages (yikes!), and the dragonfly larvae need encouragement to spread their wings and fly. Swamped tells the lessons of friendship, tolerance, courage to face the future, and more!

Saturdays from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm: September 10-November 12 (no rehearsal on October 8th)

Performance: Saturday, November 12, 7:00 pm

Tuition: $350

Teacher: Kayla Cardin

Location: Apple Tree Arts

Financial aid applications are available here.

 

The Lion King Kids

The Lion King Kids

Musical Theatre program for children grades 2-6.

The African savannah comes to life on your stage with Simba, Rafiki, and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.

Rehearsals: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: January 4 – March 9

Performances: Friday, March 10, 7:00 pm and Saturday, March 11, 7:00 pm

Tuition: $475

Teachers: Lisa Scarlett & Emily Stratton

Location: Grafton Middle School

Financial aid applications are available here.

 

Elf, Jr.

Elf, Jr.

Musical Theatre program for students grade 7-12

Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity.

Rehearsals: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm: October 5 – December 8

Performances: Friday, December 9, 7:00 pm and Saturday, December 10, 7:00 pm

Tuition: $500

Teacher: Lisa Scarlett & Emily Stratton

Location: Grafton High School

Financial aid applications are available here.

 

Improv for Adults

Intro to Improv for Adults

In this 6-week course students will learn the foundations of Improv. The basic tenets of Improv will be learned (“Yes, And” and “If this, then what”) and illustrated through warmups, exercises, and Improv games. Students will gain skills in listening, using their bodies and voices for expression, working collaboratively, and building a safe and supportive creative community. This class will build confidence and trust in one’s self and classmates. Beyond these foundations students will finish this course with:

  • Tools towards achieving creative flow
  • Full body listening
  • Giving over control as a choice
  • Strengthen muscles from laughing
  • Meeting new people
  • Spontaneity as an exercise towards creative discoveries

Classes: Mondays 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm: September 12 – October 24 (no class October 10)

Tuition: $120

Teacher: MB DeKara

Location: Apple Tree Arts

Financial aid applications are available here.

 

Intro to Acting for Teens (ages 13-18)

Intro to Acting for Teens (ages 13-18)

In this 6-week group class, students will learn fundamentals of Acting through various methods including Stanislavsky and Spolin. Classes will focus on body and breath control, using movement and expression to convey information to an audience and confidence with stage presence. Through Improv warmup and exercises the class will grow their understanding of listening and support. The next progression will be toward understanding how Actors prepare and take care of their bodies. The culmination of this class will be working on monologues and scenes. Each student will finish this class with the training and understanding of an Actor’s preparation, as well as a polished monologue and practice with scenework.

Classes: Mondays from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: September 12 – October 24 (no class October 10)

Tuition: $120

Teacher: MB DeKara

Location: Apple Tree Arts

Financial aid applications are available here.

 

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