Thelma Gaylord Academy



Summer Camps 2017

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

Summer Camp Schedule

 

Enroll for summer camps now!

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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!

MADAGASCAR Production Camp

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

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

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

July 31-Aug 4 – Musical Theatre, ages 5-8 & 9-15



ACADEMY SHOWS

Pink Floyd: The Wall

pink-floyd

Join us for this legendary album, covered in full by these talented teens

Saturday May 20th, 8PM

Sunday May 21st, 7PM

Location:
Lyric’s Plaza Theatre
1725 NW 16th Street
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73106

Presented by our Rokademy Class

 

DISNEY'S ALICE IN WONDERLAND

CenterStage Lower will present DISNEY’S ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR this semester. Fall down the rabbit hole with us and enjoy this classic tale with beloved Disney music!

Performances May 5th at 7PM, May 6th at 2PM and 7PM

Location:
Lyric’s Plaza Theatre
1725 NW 16th Street
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73106

Presented by our CenterStage Lower Production Class

SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED

SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED is a devised musical theatre performance created by the actors themselves and woven together with a series of fast-paced scenes and quick-witted dialogue. Do not miss this unique and original performance!

Performances Friday May 12th at 7PM and Saturday May 13th at 2PM and 7PM.

Location:

Lyric’s Plaza Theatre
1725 NW 16th Street
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73106

Presented by our CenterStage Upper Production Class

 




AUDITIONS

SUMMER 2017 PRODUCTION AUDITIONS

Production Camp for rising 2nd graders and Up.

MADAGASCAR JR
Click below to sign up for an audition time. Please notice your dance call time. Call the Academy office with any questions: 405/524-9310 x100

Rising 2nd-5th graders: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080C48A5AB2CA5FC1-2nd5th

Rising 6th graders and Up: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080C48A5AB2CA5FC1-6thgrade

Audition requirements:

  • Audition is not required for placement in the ensemble (non-speaking roles). Audition is required for consideration for all speaking roles and featured parts
  • 2nd-5th grade dance call will be at 5:00PM – ALL 2nd-5th auditioners must be present
  • 6th and Up dance call will be at 8:00PM– ALL 6th grade and up auditioners must be present
  • Headshot and resume (Don’t have a headshot? A school photo will work!)
  • Prepare a one-minute monologue of your choice
  • Prepare 16 bars (or one minute) of any song of your choice
  • Must provide piano accompaniment music or sing a capella for vocal audition
  • Be prepared to learn a basic musical theatre dance combination
  • Must be entering 2nd grade (or older)
  • Callbacks: Be prepared to read scene selections from the show, sing music requested by the directors, and/or learn additional dance combinations (material will be provided; dance shoes may be required).

Can’t make these audition times? Call 405.524-9310 x100 to arrange an appointment, or submit video auditions with slate, monologue, and song 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 will affect casting; no conflicts permitted July 17-22

Audition Date: 04/22/2017 (Sat.) Location: Thelma Gaylord Academy in the Lyric Production Center



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

405-524-9310

Thelma Gaylord Academy

Rozz Grigsby

Director of Primary Education

Nicholas Bartell

Director of Secondary Education

Michael Baron

Producing Artistic Director

Jim Reynolds

Managing Director