Thelma Gaylord Academy

Fall Semester 2017

Check out our classes, lessons, and productions.

Fall Semester Schedule

Enrollment for Fall 2017 is now closed, keep an eye out for Spring 2018 coming soon!

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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.

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

NOT SO GRIMM TALES + SHAKESPEARE SHOWCASE (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

 

 

 

Check back for information about 2018 Spring classes, camps, and productions!

 

ACADEMY SHOWS

Fall 2018 Academy Productions

THE ADDAMS FAMILY

Tickets available October 1st

Performances November 10th at 7pm and November 11th at 2pm and 7pm at Lyric’s Plaza Theatre

The weird and wonderful family comes to life in this darkly delightful musical comedy! Wednesday Addams has fallen in love with a boy from Ohio, and their worlds collide when his respectable family has an unforgettable dinner with the endearing but macabre Addams family. It’s up to Fester and the Ancestors to set everyone on the right path and ensure that love prevails.Tickets available online October 1st or by calling 524-9312 or by visiting our ticket office at1727 NW 16th Street.

NOT SO GRIMM TALES + Shakespeare Showcase

Tickets available October 1st

Performances November 18th at 2pm and 7pm at Lyric’s Production Center, 1801 NW 16th Street.

 

 


AUDITIONS

SPRING 2018 PRODUCTION AUDITIONS

AUDITION WORKSHOP, ALL AGES: January 13th, more details coming soon!

SPRING PRODUCTION AUDITIONS: January 20th, TBD Callbacks January 21st

SPRING CLASSES BEGIN January 29th

For audition questions, please call the Academy office: 405/524-9310 x100

General audition requirements:

There are some things young actors can have on hand for any Academy audition, and it’s always good to prepare early!

  • An 8x10 headshot or school photo. If you use a school photo, be sure to put your name on it.
  • A resume’ of all your performances and training. Be sure to list all the productions, dance recitals, and plays you have been in. For dance training, include the name of the studio where you took lessons, the type of dance classes you took, and how many years you took each style. Include any voice lessons, choir experience, and theatre/drama classes you have had.
  • A one-minute audition song, ready to go! That means you will need legible sheet music for a piano accompanist (no CD tracks or iPod playback will be allowed), so make sure you know and can explain to the accompanist where they should begin playing and where to stop.
  • Be prepared to receive a monologue or script cutting during your audition and be asked to read it back in your best characterization of the given role.

 

SPRING 2018 Audition Date: 01/20/2017 (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. Students must be present at the live audition to be considered for lead roles.

 

 

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