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Our 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.
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Fall 2018 Important Dates & Forms

  • Sat. Aug. 11 – Sun. Aug. 12 – Production Class Auditions and Callbacks. Click here to sign up for a audition slot.
  • Thu. Aug. 9– Academy Meet & Greet 4:30-6:30pm || Lyric Academy Parent Support Meeting 5:15pm Meet instructors, ask questions, and hang out!
  • Mon. Aug 13 – First Week of Classes!
  • Fri. Aug. 24 – Final Drop Date, 10:00am-5:30pm

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PRODUCTION CLASSES

Full-Scale Productions!

Have the experience of rehearsing and performing in a fully staged musical or play. Final enrollment will remain pending until the cast list is posted.

The Music Man*

Production Class Auditions & Callbacks are Sat. Aug. 11 & Sun. Aug. 12
Performances November 2-4 in Lyric’s Plaza Theatre

Director: Rozz Grigsby
Ages: 7-18
Time: Tue 5:00-7:30 pm | Sat 10:00am-2:00pm
Tuition: $450

The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.

Audition Sign Up

The Music Man: Show Stretch

Lead by: Morgan Wilson
Ages: 7-18
Time: Sat 9:30am-10:00am
Tuition: $100

This pre–rehearsal class is for those in the production of Music Man. The class will be focused on preparing the body for rehearsal through stretch and proper warm- up. It’s recommended to enroll in this class for a positive and fun lead into a long day of rehearsal.

The Realm*

Production Class Auditions & Callbacks are Sat. Aug. 11 & Sun. Aug. 12
Performances November 9-10 in Academy Studio A

Director: Nick Bartell
Ages: 13-18
Time: Mon 4:45-6:45 pm | Thu 4:45-6:45pm
Tuition: $450

Two teenagers, Kansas and James, must rely on each other as they attempt to escape from a not-so-future world that rations everything from water to children to the length of a human life — a plastic-coated, slogan-filled society where citizens are expected to lose even language itself by a certain age. Alternating between their journey and the memories of a woman who lives outside of society with only scraps of words as her weapons, The Realm is a chilling exploration of the power of language, for better or worse, to make new worlds.

Audition Sign Up

RoKademY*

Performances May 18-19 in Lyric’s Plaza Theatre

Director: Matthew Brown
Ages: 13-18
Time: Mon 5:00-8:00pm
Tuition: $350

Since it’s inception, the RoKademY Experiment has been amazing audiences with rock performances ranging from original Rock Operas to fully-staged classic albums. Led by Oklahoma rock legend Matthew Alvin Brown.
**STUDENTS SHOULD PLAN TO ENROLL IN FALL & SPRING

HOMESCHOOL PRODUCTION

 

Returning after a marvelous first semester in the Spring is our Homeschool Production class! Learn how the rehearsal and production process comes to fruition in a daytime offering for our many homeschooled students.

The Lorax

Director: Rozz Grigsby
Ages: 7-14
Time: Wed 1:00-3:00 pm
Tuition: $400

Join us for a production designed just for our daytime homeschool students and produced with all the Lyric Academy pizazz! Homeschool Production will include hands-on experiential learning through the musical production process. Skills including vocal projection, acting in an ensemble, character development, and basic dance will go hand in hand with the rehearsal process of blocking, staging, and performing a show.

Musical Theater Core Classes

Designed to introduce students to various aspects of musical theatre, including stage directions and vocabulary, dance, music, and acting. Each class will culminate in a class demonstration/showcase.

Beginning Musical Theatre Performance

Instructor: TDB
Ages: 5-7
Time: Tue 5:00-5:45 pm
Tuition: $325

Students will have a ball learning to cultivate their imagination, how to share the spotlight, and much more. Perfect for kids who are not quite ready for production class but are itching to perform.

Advanced Musical Theatre Performance

Instructor: TDB
Ages: 13-18
Time: Wed 4:45-5:45pm
Tuition: $390

For our most seasoned student performers! Students will participate in mock auditions, scene work, monologues, song study, and much more in this immersive class that will allow students to practice and hone their skills.

Intermediate Musical Theatre Performance

Instructor: Jessica James
Ages: 8-12
Time: Thu 5:45-6:45pm
Tuition: $350

Rising stars will get the opportunity to practice their storytelling skills each week through song, dance, and acting. Learning how to create characters and become confident in making bold choices on-stage and off, kids are given a safe, fun space to be their bright, shiny selves while working on group musical numbers, exploring different acting styles, and more!

DAYTIME PRE-K

New to the Academy this Fall 2018 are additional daytime options for our younger theatre lovers looking to get a jump start on their creative movement and storytelling.

Pre-K Movement

Instructor: Morgan Wilson
Ages: 3-5
Time: Thu 3:30-4:15 pm
Tuition: $300

This class is to introduce students to dance through creative movement. Students will learn what dance is by using and learning motor skills, creativity, and music. They will learn how to be artistically expressive through dance at a young age and will learn spatial awareness, and how to take direction in a classroom.

Pre-K Story Drama

Instructor: Rozz Grigsby
Ages: 3-5
Time: Wed 11:00-11:45 pm
Cost: $300

Story Drama is a dream for your dramatic dreamer! This class will teach beginning/middle/end story structure, events and actions in a sequence, emotion-based facial expressiveness, vocal projections, and more in an imagination based class that will include a new fairytale or story book each week.

DANCE CLASSES

Movement is the basis of all storytelling. Whether a student wants to be center stage tapping their heart out, or just be able to make it through a dance audition, we have a class that will get them one step closer to their goal.

Beginning Theatre Dance

Instructor: Morgan Wilson
Ages: 5-7
Time: Tue 4:15-5:00pm
Tuition: $325

This fun class is to prepare even the youngest learners for what is to come in their future careers as performers! Students will learn jazz, tap, and ballet throughout the course of the class, these dance fundamentals will prepare the youngest of dancers for a successful future.

Intermediate Theatre Dance

Instructor: Morgan Wilson
Ages: 8-12
Time: Thu 4:45-5:45pm
Tuition: $350

This action packed class will be split in half every week giving students 30 minutes of Musical Theatre Jazz and 30 minutes of Tap! The focus of this class is to give students a variety of dance styles all in one. Students will learn technique in the style of Musical Theatre to prepare them for all that is to come!

Advanced Theatre Dance: Jazz/Tap

Instructor: Morgan Wilson
Ages: 13-18
Time: Fri 5:45-6:45pm
Tuition: $350

This fast paced class will be alternating dance styles every other week from Musical Theatre Jazz/Technique and Tap. The hour of one style a week gives advanced dancers more time to focus on specific stylized techniques, learn advanced material, and to encompass all that is needed to be a successful dancer.

Ballet

Instructor: Morgan Wilson
Ages: 11-18
Time: Sat 2:30-3:30pm
Tuition: $350

This will be the 1st semester Ballet is offered at the Academy! Ballet is the foundation of all dance technique and training. Ballet teaches discipline, manners, and so much more. You don’t want to miss this new class!

Adult Movement

Instructor: Morgan Wilson
Ages: Adult
Time: Sat 2:30-3:30pm
Tuition: $350

his class is geared to those looking to have a fun time learning dance. No previous dance experience needed for this class! If you are a mover or dancer this class is for you! The goal of this class is to have fun while learning the basics of dance or even building upon previous dance knowledge!

SPECIALTY CLASSES

Fundamentals of Dance and Movement

Instructor: Morgan Wilson
Ages: 8-18
Time: Wed 4:45-5:45pm
Tuition: $350

The perfect class for students aged 8-18 who want to get started in the realm of dance and movement, but don’t feel quite ready to join an Intermediate or Advanced level dance class that might typically suit their age group. Students will learn to get comfortable with stage movement and dance, including choreography and the basics of jazz, tap, and ballet, as they work with the Academy’s primary dance instructor and choreographer. Wonderful as a regular refresher and movement class for our more experienced students as well.

Improvisation

Instructor: Nicholas Bartell
Ages: 13-18
Time: Fri 4:45-5:45pm
Tuition: $350

Students will learn the intricacies of building character and methods of approaching the acting side of theatre. This class will also introduce the fundamentals and rules of Improvisational acting, which can help keep the mind sharp and increase the actors toolbox of choices.

Stage Combat

Instructor: Paul Evans
Ages: 12-18
Time: Mon 4:45-5:45pm
Tuition: $350

This class will help you as an actor to understand and practice the fundamentals of unarmed stage combat. You will learn techniques to be able to perform stage combat in a safe, repeatable, and believable way. You will learn how to use punches, kicks, pushing, grappling, hair/ear pulling, choking, and the correct way to fall on stage.

We invite you to take part in an introductory workshop to Stage Combat on Thursday, August 9th from 3:00-3:45. Email Nick@LyricTheatreOKC.com to reserve a spot.

Performance College Preparation

Instructor: Ronn Burton
Ages: Junior/Senior
Time: Wed 6:00-7:00pm
Tuition: $350

For students who wish to apply to a performance based college training program this class covers all aspects of the college audition process including: finding schools best suited to students’ goals, experiences, identifying audition materials, assisting with essays and applications, audition coaching, assisting with filming of pre-screen videos, scholarships/ financial aid, and mock college interviews. Students are encouraged to enroll in both the Fall and Spring semesters to get the most out of this class and to take part in a staged Senior Showcase in May 2019 on the Plaza Theatre Stage recognizing our enrolled seniors and celebrating their work and college selections.

Technical Theatre Masterclass

Ages: 15-18
Time: Sat  Oct 20th 9:00am-3:00pm
Tuition: $40

Spend a day with some of Lyric Theatre’s technical staff! This semester will focus on stage lighting in Lyric’s Plaza Theatre. Students should wear close-toed shoes and long pants for safety. Bring your technical theatre resume for a chance to have it looked over by our technical professionals. Tuition will include a C-Wrench for students to keep.