Thelma Gaylord Academy

Fall Semester 2017

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Class Information


ACADEMY CLASSES

At Lyric’s Thelma Gaylord Academy, we’ve created a curriculum designed to offer students a full range of training and experience in all aspects of musical theatre. Classes are tailored to the specific needs and abilities of each age group and build on skills and techniques learned in previous classes or with previous experience. Even students not pursuing a post high school arts education gain valuable knowledge (such as confident public speaking skills) that they can utilize now and in future endeavors.

SUMMER CAMPS 2017

Enrollment is now open for Academy summer camps!

Scholarships are available for all camps. Simply complete the registration process and choose to have the scholarship information emailed to you.

MADAGASCAR Production Camp, $425

Rising 2nd graders and Up July 10-21 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Performances: July 22

Auditions: April 22nd You may register before auditioning; audition not required for placement in ensemble (non-speaking roles).

*ALL NEW!* 

For the first time ever, join us at the Thelma Gaylord Academy for a one-week camp in the summer! There is a camp for everyone–each week will cover performing arts instruction in an atmosphere of fun and creativity. All weekly camps will have a Friday performance in Lyric’s Plaza Theatre.

Camp hours: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM; Before and Aftercare available 8:00 AM-5:30 PM

June 26-30 – Creative Drama for Wizards and Fairies, ages 6-8, $225

July 5-7 – Children’s Jungle Jam! (three day camp) ages 3-5, $125

July 24-28 – Theatre of the Imagination–Acting Workshop, ages 9-15, $225

July 31-Aug 4 – Musical Theatre, ages 6-8 & 9-15, $225

FALL 2017

FALL ENROLLMENT OPENS JULY 15

We have lots of new and exciting things lined up for the fall semester, including an acting on film class, stage combat, playwriting, and more!

 

FALL PRODUCTIONS

THE ADDAMS FAMILY (musical), ages 7 & up

THE MURDER MYSTERY AT THE MURDER MYSTERY (play), ages 12-18

Scholarships are available for all classes and productions. Simply complete the registration process and choose to have the scholarship information emailed to you.

Click here to view the Fall 2017 Brochure

 

 

 

ACADEMY SHOWS

Disney's MADAGASCAR Jr.

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July 22nd, 2pm and 7pm at Lyric’s Plaza Theatre

Marty, Gloria, Alex, Melman, and all your favorite characters have busted out of the Central Park Zoo and are on an unlikely adventure to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar! This upbeat musical for young audiences will motivate all your little animals to “Move it, move it” this summer! Tickets available now by calling 524-9312 or by visiting our ticket office at1727 NW 16th Street.

 


AUDITIONS

FALL 2017 PRODUCTION AUDITIONS

 THE ADDAMS FAMILY (musical)

and

THE MURDER MYSTERY AT THE MURDER MYSTERY (play)

Click below to sign up for an audition time. Call the Academy office with any questions: 405/524-9310 x100

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Audition requirements:

Fall 2017 Thelma Gaylord Academy productions: THE ADDAMS FAMILY and THE MURDER MYSTERY AT THE MURDER MYSTERY.

We will have combined auditions; students will mark which production(s) they are auditioning for on their audition form. See below for details regarding auditions for each production, and details if you plan to audition for both. Class dates can be found in our brochure. Call or email the Academy office for details: 405/524-9310   Rozz: x100   Nick: x101

rozz@lyrictheatreokc.com (ADDAMS FAMILY director)

nick@lyrictheatreokc.com (MURDER MYSTERY director)


If you are auditioning for MURDER MYSTERY only:

Bring an 8x10 headshot (or school photo with name) and resume.

You will be required to read a monologue provided at the check in table. Prepare to read other pieces during your audition at the director’s discretion.


If you are auditioning for THE ADDAMS FAMILY only:

Bring an 8x10 headshot (or school photo with name) and resume.

You will be required to sing a 1-minute prepared audition song. Actors must provide sheet music for accompanist. Prepare to sing and/or read other pieces during your audition at the director’s discretion.


If you are auditioning for both productions:

Bring an 8x10 headshot (or school photo with name) and resume.

You will be required to sing a 1-minute prepared audition piece and read a monologue provided at the check in table. Actors must provide sheet music for accompanist. Prepare to read other pieces at the directors’ discretion.

Date: 08/12/2017 (Sat.)

Location: Thelma Gaylord Academy – Lyric Production Center

Can’t make the audition time? Call 405.524-9310 x100 to arrange a video audition with slate, monologue, and/or song or email taped audition to Rozz@LyricTheatreOKC.com.

 

 

PAST PRODUCTIONS

The list of shows produced by the academy since its inception is a look at musical theatre history.

From the first production of Guys and Dolls in 2002, to 2011 & 2014’s CATS, no show has been too daunting for our students. Sondheim, Weber, Loesser, Ahrens and Flaherty, and virtually every other giant in the world of musical theatre have been successfully performed by our talented and dedicated students. Year after year, we try to raise the bar to give the students not only enjoyable but also challenging pieces.

2016

Spring- I WISH (Grades 2-12) // RENT (SCHOOL EDITION) (Ages 16-18) // SPILT MILK BY JELLYFISH (Rokademy)

Summer- PRESS START (Ages 8-14)

Fall- SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE JR (Grades 2-8) // SPAMALOT Young@Part (Grades 8-12) // DEAD MEN DON’T DO RADIO PLAYS (The Plays the Thing)

2015

Spring- SHREK JR. (Grades 2-7), LEGALLY BLONDE (Grades 8-12), THE WOMEN (The Play’s the Thing) ABBEY ROAD (Rokademy)

Summer- ANNIE JR. (Ages 8-14)

Fall- JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (Grades 2-12), THE CHILDREN’S HOUR (The Play’s the Thing)

 

2014

Spring- URINETOWN (Grades 8-12), SEUSSICAL JR. (Grades 2-7), THEO AND THE MAGIC ROAD (Rokademy)

Summer- BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR. (Ages 7-14)

Fall- CATS (Grades 2-12), MERRY XMESS (Rokademy)

2013

Spring- THE PIRATES! (A Rock Adventure) (Grades 2-12)

Summer- DISNEY’S LITTLE MERMAID, JR (Ages 7-14)

Fall- GODSPELL, JR (Grades 2-12), OK COMPUTER (Rokademy)

2012

Spring- DISNEY’S ALADDIN JR. (Grades 2-7), SWEENEY TODD (Grades 8-12), THEO AND THE MAGIC ROAD (Rokademy)

Summer- WE ARE MONSTERS (Age 7-14)

Fall- INTO THE WOODS (Grades 2-12), RoKademY DESTROYS CHRISTMAS (Rokademy)

2011

Spring- YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW: 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION (Grades 2-12), TEENAGERS ON MARS (Rokademy)

Summer- OLIVER! (Ages 7-14)

Fall- CATS (Grades 2-12)

2010

Spring- LYRIC STARS OF TOMORROW (Grades 2-7), GREASE (Grades 8-12)

Summer- CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

Fall- LITTLE RED (Grades 2-7), BYE BYE BIRDIE (Grades 8 -12), ROKADEMY: A ROCK N ROLL EXPERIMENT (Rokademy)

2009

Spring- FOLLOW THAT HAPPY ENDING (Grades 2-5), SECOND HAND TREASURES (Grades 6-12)

Summer- JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT 

Fall- SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK (Grades 2-5), GEORGE M!  (Grades 6-12)

2008

Spring- THE TOY BOX (Grades 2-5), THE MAGICAL, MYSTICAL, MANY WORLDS OF STEPHEN SCHWARTZ (Grades 6-8), MOVIES TO MUSICALS (Grades 9-12)

Summer- ALICE IN WONDERLAND 

Fall- DEAR EDWINA (Grades 2-5),  KISS ME KATE (Grades 6-12)

2007

Spring- BROADWAY BOUND IV

Summer- SEUSSICAL, JR

2006

Spring- BROADWAY BOUND III

Summer- DISNEY’S CINDERELLA

Fall- ANYTHING GOES

2005

 Spring- BROADWAY BOUND II

Summer- JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Fall- THE MUSIC MAN

2004

Spring- BROADWAY BOUND

Summer- SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK!

Fall- FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

2003

Spring- INTO THE WOODS

Summer- THE WIZARD OF OZ

Fall- OLIVER!

2002

Spring- GUYS AND DOLLS

Summer- JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

Fall- ANNIE

 

ABOUT THE ACADEMY

Lyric’s Thelma Gaylord Academy is the premiere musical theatre academy in the state of Oklahoma. Having served thousands of students since our founding in 2001, we have former students succeeding in all walks of life – from lawyers to doctors to educators, moms, dads, and yes – actors. Many of our alumni have gone on to careers in Hollywood, on television, and Broadway.

However, our proudest accomplishment is knowing that each and every student who goes through our program exits with a strong sense of self, their place in the community, and their responsibility to make a world that is accepting of their differences.

 

MISSION & HISTORY

The Thelma Gaylord Academy offers an integrated learning program that builds a musical theatre technique from the ground up. We are committed to providing a safe, fun, and educational environment focused on cultivating the young musical theatre performers of tomorrow, as well as creating a love for theatre in all students which will last their entire lives.

Since its founding in 2001, the Thelma Gaylord Academy has focused on providing the highest quality musical theatre learning experiences available. Today the Academy remains committed to providing a solid foundation for those wanting early training in musical theatre.

 

CONTACT THE ACADEMY

Give us a call: (405) 524-9310

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Lyric Theatre

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
1727 NW 16th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

405-524-9310

Thelma Gaylord Academy

Thelma Gaylord Academy

Rozz Grigsby

Director of Primary Education

Nicholas Bartell

Director of Secondary Education

Michael Baron

Producing Artistic Director

Jim Reynolds

Managing Director