Thelma Gaylord Academy

Summer Camps 2017

Check out our new one-week camps and two-week production camp!

Summer Camp Schedule

 

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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

ACADEMY SHOWS

Disney's MADAGASCAR Jr.

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 June 15.

 


AUDITIONS

SUMMER 2017 PRODUCTION AUDITIONS

Production Camp for rising 2nd graders and Up.

MADAGASCAR JR

Now it’s even easier to audition!

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

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080C48A5AB2CA5FC1-madagascar

Audition is not required to enroll. You may register for MADAGASCAR camp at any time.

Audition requirements:

  • Audition is not required for placement in the ensemble (non-speaking roles)–just go ahead and register! Audition is required for consideration for all speaking roles and featured parts.
  • Headshot and resume (Don’t have a headshot? A school photo will work!)
  • Prepare a one-minute monologue of your choice, OR read from a side (cutting from the script) instead! — See below for a list of clickable PDFs to choose from. You may be asked to read more than one.
  • Prepare 16 bars (or one minute) of any song of your choice–you must provide piano accompaniment music or sing a capella for vocal audition
  • Must be entering 2nd grade (or older)
  • Callbacks: callbacks will be immediately following auditions on June 25th, so after your audition time, don’t go too far!
  • Callbacks: Be prepared to read scene selections from the show, sing music requested by the directors, and/or learn dance combinations (material will be provided).

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

Camp dates:

  • July 10-21, 10am-4pm (before and aftercare available)
  • Performances July 22 at 2pm and 7pm
  • Conflicts are discouraged and may affect casting; no conflicts permitted July 17-22

Audition Date: 06/25/2017 2:00 PM

Location: Lyric Plaza Theatre

Callbacks: June 25th, 4:00 PM

Audition cuttings — prepare to read one of these dialogue cuts (not the music parts) instead of a monologue:

MADAGASCAR SIDE – Zookeeper Zoe, Skipper

MADAGASCAR SIDE – Zookeeper Zelda

MADAGASCAR SIDE – Zookeeper Zeke

MADAGASCAR SIDE – Skipper, Kowalski, Mason, Rico, Melman, Ships Captain

MADAGASCAR SIDE – Private, Skipper, Gloria, Melman

MADAGASCAR SIDE – Marty, Alex

MADAGASCAR SIDE – Lew, Alex, Melman, Lynn, Lee, Marty, Lars, Maurice, King Julien

MADAGASCAR SIDE – King Julien

MADAGASCAR SIDE – King Julien, Marty, Mort, Gloria

MADAGASCAR SIDE – Gloria, Alex, Melman, Newspaper Man, Old Lady

MADAGASCAR SIDE – Candy Hammernose, Passerby, Cameraman

MADAGASCAR SIDE – Alex, Marty, Gloria, Melman, Lionesses, Mason

Music Cuts to Review

Penguins Sea Chanty with lyrics

Penguins Sea Chanty, no lyrics

Melman — It’s Showtime with lyrics

Melman — It’s Showtime, no lyrics

Melman — It’s Showtime II with lyrics

Melman — It’s Showtime II, no lyrics

Marty — Relax, Be Cool with lyrics

Marty — Relax, Be Cool, no lyrics

Marty — Wild and Free with lyrics

Marty — Wild and Free no lyrics

King Julien — I Like to Move it Move it with lyrics

King Julien — I Like to Move it Move it, no lyrics

King Julien — Welcome to Me with lyrics

King Julien — Welcome to Me, no lyrics

Gloria — Boom, Boom! with lyrics

Gloria — Boom, Boom! no lyrics

Gloria — It’s Showtime with lyrics

Gloria — It’s Showtime, no lyrics

Alex — I’m the King of Madagascar with lyrics

Alex — I’m the King of Madagascar, no lyrics

Alex — Steak with lyrics

Alex — Steak, no lyrics

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