(405) 524-9310

 James and the Giant Peach (2019) Photo Lance Payne

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.

Thank you for your interest in Lyric Theater Thelma Gaylord Academy!

If you have questions, please feel free to call
(405) 524-9310 ext 101.

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.

Once Upon a Mattress

*Class requires an audition. Casting is at the director’s recommendation.
Performances May 1st-3rd

Director: Nicholas Bartell
Ages: 14-18
Time: Tues 6-8pm, Sat 12:30-4:00pm
Tuition: $450

If you thought you knew the story of ‘The Princess and The Pea,’ you may be in for a walloping surprise! Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans.

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Legally Blonde Jr.

*Class requires an audition. Casting is at the director’s recommendation.
Performances May 8th-10th

Director: Kassie Carroll Downey
Ages: 8-14
Time: Tue 5:00-7:00pm, Sat 10:00-1:00pm
Tuition: $450

Based on the award-winning Broadway musical and the smash hit motion picture, Legally BlondeThe Musical JR. is a fabulously fun journey of self-empowerment and expanding horizons. The show’s instantly recognizable songs are filled with humor, wit and sass — leaving cast members and audiences alike seeing pink!

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Legally Blonde Jr. Dance Core

Director: Kassie Carroll Downey
Ages: 8-14
Time: Sat 1:15-2:15pm
Tuition: $100

Combine your dance education with an hour of instruction tailored towards practicing and getting the choreography of Legally Blonde Jr. “whipped into shape”!This valuable extra hour of rehearsal will allow students to improve their dance skills in a fast paced choreography intensive.

*Highly recommended for the ensemble dancers of the Legally Blonde Jr. Production Class*

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The Rokademy Experiment

Performances April 24th-25th

Director: Matthew Alvin Brown
Ages: 13-18
Time: Mon 5:00-8:00pm
Tuition: $450

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.
**ENROLLMENT ONLY FOR RETURNING FALL STUDENTS**
Audition in Fall 2020 for your next chance to rock out!

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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.

Homeschool Production: Cat in the Hat

Instructor: Rozz Grigsby
Ages: 7-14
Time: Tues 1:00-3:00pm
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.

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Seussical Jr Photos Jerrod Poindexter

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 an observation day for parents.

Beginning Musical Theatre Performance

Instructor: TBD
Ages: 5-7
Time: Tues 5:00-5:45pm
Tuition: $325

Little storytellers will experience the joy of musical theatre! 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.

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Production Training: Musical Theatre

Instructor: Kassie Carroll Downey
Ages: 8-12
Time: Thur 4:45-5:45pm
Tuition: $350

**Best taken in conjunction with Production Training: Dance for complimentary training and a dual-class discount**

Students will improve their Musical Theatre skills with the clear goal of performing in full-scale musical productions. Focusing on vocals and acting the part, this class will help prepare students for both rocking as an ensemble as well as standing out with the skill set of a lead performer.

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DAYTIME PRE-K

Daytime options for our younger theatre lovers looking to get a jump start on their creative movement and storytelling.

Pre-K Dance and Drama

Instructor: Rozz Grigsby
Ages: 3-5
Time: Wed 11:00-11:45am
Tuition: $300

Pre-K Dance and Drama is a joy 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. Dance will be introduced 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.

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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.

Production Training: Dance

Instructor: Kassie Carroll Downey
Ages: 8-12
Time: Thus 6:00-7:00pm
Tuition: $350

**Best taken in conjunction with Production Training: Musical Theatre for complimentary training and a dual-class discount**
Students will improve their Musical Theatre Dance skills with the clear goal of performing in full-scale musical productions. Focusing on a combination of jazz and tap, this class will help prepare students for both dancing as an ensemble as well as standing out with the skill set of a lead performer.

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Musical Theatre Jazz/Tap (Level 1)

Instructor: Kassie Carroll Downey
Ages: 13-18
Time: Fri 4:45-5:45pm
Tuition: $350

Each week students will work on Musical Theatre Jazz and Tap Technique. Level 1 is recommended for Beginning to Intermediate students. Students and parents should estimate their skills conservatively, or consider emailing kassie@LyricTheatreOKC.com for a recommendation. The first class will include a leveling exercise, students may be moved to Level 2.

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Musical Theatre Jazz/Tap (Level 2)

Instructor: Kassie Carroll Downey
Ages: 13-18
Time: Fri 6:00-7:00pm
Tuition: $350

Each week students will work on Musical Theatre Jazz and Tap Technique. Level 2 is recommended for Intermediate to Advanced students. Students and parents should estimate their skills conservatively, or consider emailing kassie@LyricTheatreOKC.com for a recommendation. The first class will include a leveling exercise, students may be moved to Level 1.

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Seussical Jr Photos Jerrod Poindexter

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Photo Jerrod Poindexter.

SPECIALTY CLASSES

Improvisation

Instructor: Nicholas Bartell
Ages: 13-18
Time: Thus 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.

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Performance College Preparation

Instructor: Ronn Burton
Ages: 10th-12th grade
Time: Fri 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.

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Monologue Study

Instructor: Nicholas Bartell
Ages: 13-18
Time: Sat 10:30-11:30am
Tuition: $350

Students will learn the ins and outs of preparing and practicing a performance monologue for auditions, contests, or just for fun! In this performance and observation-based class, students will be expected to both perform and watch their fellow students to give constructive feedback. The goal will be for each student to leave with a classic and contemporary monologue to add to their toolbox.

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