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 James and the Giant Peach (2019) Photo Lance Payne

FALL 2020 Classes and Productions

Beginning September 14

Get ready for a Musical Theatre semester like you’ve never seen before! While we’re taking some classes back to Zoom for the fall, we’re also going to try outdoor classes and hybrid musical productions. We’ve worked hard to bring you the best training possible during this ever-changing time. Many of these opportunities are brand new, so please take a look at the descriptions and if you have any questions reach out to the Academy office.

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

If you have questions, please feel free to call
(405) 524-9310 ext 100.

What kind of programming is happening in the fall?

We’ve developed three different styles of learning for the fall

Zoom classes (online) 

These classes will meet once a week at a designated time via Zoom. Zoom is a free, web-based meeting platform. If Zoom is new to you, you can visit zoom.us to download the program and have a look around. Zoom is compatible with all computers as well as mobile devices. We will have several classes and one dedicated musical production offered on this platform.

Outdoor classes (in person)

At the Lyric Academy, we are lucky to have a large parking lot space where we can enjoy comfortable social distance while working with teachers in person. We expect to have a large tent canopy in our back parking lot, located behind the Academy building (north). This lot is gated, lighted, and closed to the public. The perfect outdoor studio space.

Hybrid classes (starting online, possibly moving to in person)

Teaching through the process of musical theatre production is what we do best. We are determined to keep that spirit alive while doing our best to protect the health of our students, teachers, and their families. Our hybrid “productions” will be by audition only. They will begin online, and based on the guidelines set by the SDC (Stage Directors and Choreographers union) will eventually migrate to social distanced in person rehearsal and simplified performances. We want to be extremely clear that there is no guarantee that we will be able to make the switch to in person attendance. If we do not meet the SDC required state numbers for pandemic decline, these shows will continue to meet online and will be recorded as online performances.

SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE (CLASSES)

  • All in-person classes will take place in the North Lot, located behind the Academy Production Center (to the north).
  • Masks are required at all times.
  • Entry will be through the gate on Indiana on the east side of the building. Students who are being driven by a parent or guardian: cars can pull up to the gate on Indiana and have the kids hop out and walk through the gate. Parents do not need to check in students in person. Students who drive: please park in the Production Center lot and walk around to the Indiana gate. Dismissal will also be through this gate, and students being driven by a parent will be sent to the sidewalk to get in their cars as their ride arrives.
  • There will be no waiting area inside the building.
  • Wait in your vehicle until the gate opens for the start of your class. That will be the teacher’s signal that they are ready to begin class. Students should not congregate at the gate.
  • Parents/guardians must wait in the vehicle and will not be admitted into the building.
  • If you enter the building for any reason, immediately use the hand sanitizer that can be found near all the exterior doors.
  • When your class is over, you must exit through the gate. Parents/guardians, be ready to pick up your student at their designated end of lesson time. If for any reason the parent/guardian has not arrived, students will be allowed to wait inside near the front door, keeping a six foot distance between themselves and their instructor/any other student.
  • It is extremely important that parents be on time to pick up their students.
  • We will not have security present, so please be patient with your instructors as they manage teaching as well as admitting and dismissing students and managing all of our new but necessary safety protocols.
  • Bring your own filled water bottle. Water fountains will not be in use.

If you have questions or concerns about these protocols, please contact Rozz at rozz@lyrictheatreokc.org or (405) 524-9310 ext 100.

 

Production Opportunities

Production Fee will only be charged if we have live performances.

The Sound of Music

Director: Ronn buron
Ages: 14-18
Tues 4:30-6:30,Sat 10:00-1:00
Tuition: $300 $150 Production Fee*
Audition video due by September 4

A full length musical for our oldest students. We will also be casting a few younger children as the youngest Von Trapp siblings. This production will begin online, and we are hopeful that ultimately we’lll be able to rehearse and perform in person by the end of the semester. If we are able to perform live, a production fee will be charged. Taped audition song is required for casting in this class. Please wait for casting before enrolling.

Willy Wonka JR

Willy Wonka JR
Director: Meagan Olson
Wednesdays 430-630 and Fridays 430-630
Starting online
Ages 10-14
$300, $150 Production Fee*

Come with me, and you’ll be, in a world of pure imagination! This production will begin online, and we are hopeful that ultimately we’ll be able to rehearse and perform in person by the end of the semester. If we are able to perform live, a production fee will be charged. Taped audition song is required for casting in this class. Please wait for casting before enrolling.

 

Jungle Book KIDS

Emily Pace
Mondays 430-630 and Thursdays 430-630
Starting online
Ages 7-10
$300, $150 Production Fee*

The classic Disney story of Mowgli, Baloo, and all the rest in a Kid-Size portion perfect for the youngest age group. This production will begin online, and we are hopeful that ultimately we’lll be able to rehearse and perform in person by the end of the semester. If we are able to perform live, a production fee will be charged. Taped audition song is required for casting in this class. Please wait for casting before enrolling.

The Show Must Go Online

Collin Andrulonis
Saturdays 1130-130
Online
Ages 8-18
$200

“The Show Must Go Online” was written by Beat by Beat Press, specifically designed to be rehearsed and performed online. This musical will be fully rehearsed and performed online to create a fun and entertaining musical. Taped audition song is required for casting in this class. Please wait for casting before enrolling.

AUDITION INFORMATION

For The Sound of Music, Willy Wonka JR, The Jungle Book KIDS, and The Show Must Go Online:

To submit an audition for these musicals, first complete and submit the Audition Information sheet to academyintern@lyrictheatreokc.com. Next, record your 16-bar or one minute audition song and submit by adding to the audition Dropbox folder here: https://tinyurl.com/AuditionSubmit. Please send one audition tape only, no matter how many productions you are auditioning for. If you have difficulty, email rozz@lyrictheatreokc.com. THESE TAPES ARE DUE NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 4.

 

For Fall Play Production:

To submit an audition for the Fall Play, first complete and submit the Audition Information sheet to academyintern@lyrictheatreokc.com. Next, record your one minute monologue in any style and submit by adding your video to the audition Dropbox folder here: https://tinyurl.com/AuditionSubmit. If you are also auditioning for a musical, send your song audition tape separately, but submit just one Audition Information sheet. If you have difficulty, email rozz@lyrictheatreokc.com. THESE TAPES ARE DUE NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 4.

LINK TO SUBMIT VIDEOS:

 https://www.dropbox.com/request/wBCmvsj1QrJqXdRM9YNw

or

https://tinyurl.com/AuditionSubmit

AUDITION FORM: 

The Rokademy Experiment

Matt Brown
Mondays 600-800
Starting online
Ages 14-18
$300

The rock music experiment is back for a new, weird year! Classes will meet online until we are able to come together in person. No audition is required, but all musicians must be proficient in their instrument.

Fall Play Production

Kassie Carroll Downey
Mondays 430-630 and Wednesdays 430-630
In Person
Ages 12-18
$325

Taking place in person in the gated parking lot of the Lyric Production Center, students in the fall play will rehearse and perform in masks. Monologue audition tape submission is required for casting. Tapes are due by September 4.

HOMESCHOOL PLAY PRODUCTION

Homeschool Play Production

Homeschool Play Production
Rozz Grigsby
Wednesdays 1100-100
Online
Ages 8-16
$300

This is a fun course that will teach theatre skills like vocal projection and creative problem solving, while building a play production that will take place fully online.

Seussical Jr Photos Jerrod Poindexter

Musical Theatre, Acting, Dance Classes

Intro to Musical Theatre

Ages 5-7
Saturdays 10am-11am $275

A fun, creative class that will exercise your young actor’s imagination and start the basics of musical theatre education

Production Training: Dance

Ages 8-14
Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 $275

Production training Dance and MT comprise our basic education course set to learn production skills and improve musical theatre techniques. Production Training classes are very highly encouraged and are important to our Academy actors’ musical theatre performance skill development.

Production Training: Musical Theatre

Ages 8-14
Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 $275

Production training Dance and MT comprise our basic education course set to learn production skills and improve musical theatre techniques. Production Training classes are very highly encouraged and are important to our Academy actors’ musical theatre performance skill development.

Acting 2

Ages 8-14
Fridays 4:30-5:30 $275

An intro acting level class for beginning to intermediate actors. This class will introduce many elements of musical theatre acting, ensemble acting, and speaking techniques with meaningful creative choices.

Scene Study

Ages 10-16
Saturdays 1:30-2:30 $275

A mid-level acting class for intermediate actors. This class will teach creative choices, ensemble and scene acting, and develop students’ overall acting technique.

Devising and Acting 3

Ages 14-18
Thursdays 7:00-8:00 $275

Our most advanced acting course for our oldest students, this class will cover the art of devised theatre and through that process will refine and develop advanced acting techniques.

Jazz/Tap 1

Ages 12-18
Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 $275

Recommended for beginning to intermediate dancers, this class will cover tap and jazz techniques and basics for musical theatre performance.

Jazz/Tap 2

Ages 12-18
Wednesdays 7:00-8:00 $275

Recommended for intermediate to advanced dancers, this class will cover tap and jazz techniques for more advanced skill levels. If you’re not sure which level to choose, please email rozz@lyrictheatreokc.com

Stage Combat

Ages 12-18
Thursdays 4:30-6:30 $325

Brand new this semester, learn stage combat and weapon skills with a professional stage fighter.

Songwriting

Ages 14-18
Mondays 4:30-5:30 $275

A new extension of Rokademy, students in this class will learn how to write lyrics and melodies for their own original songs. Open to all students, but highly encouraged for Rokademy students.

Performance College Prep

Ages 16-18
Tuesdays 7:00-8:00 $275

So much preparation goes into applying for performing arts programs at the university level. This class will help students demystify the process and work on their application process and audition pieces.

Seussical Jr Photos Jerrod Poindexter

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Photo Jerrod Poindexter.

Oh look! Fine print!

Tuition and Fees

In addition to the tuition listed by each class, each student will be charged a $25 per semester non-refundable Registration Fee, which must be paid before attendance at the first class. Tuition must be paid upon registration unless scholarship arrangements are made or payment plans have been established. Call for details.

Withdrawals

Students withdrawing from a class within the first two weeks of the semester will receive a full tuition refund (excluding the non- refundable $25 enrollment fee). Students remaining on the roll after Friday, September 25, 2020 will be responsible for the full semester’s tuition. It is the responsibility of the parent, not the instructor, to contact the Academy Administrator if a student wishes to withdraw from a class.

Financial Aid

Need-based scholarships are available each semester. If you are interested in receiving a financial aid scholarship form, please email Rozz@LyricTheatreOKC.org prior to enrollment. Financial Aid is not applicable to Private Instruction for Acting or Voice.

Placement

Acceptance into all Production Classes is by audition only. Our goal is to give each student the opportunity to excel, and therefore, it is important for each student to have the training, experience and maturity necessary to achieve success. We will evaluate each student and recommend the appropriate classes, productions and roles based on what will best suit each student’s needs and abilities.

Forced Closure

In the event that our live classes are forced to quarantine and no longer be in person, we will move to an online format. The Thelma Gaylord Academy reserves the right to make instructor changes should this occur. No refunds will be provided should our in-person classes be migrated to an online format.

Addams Family Photo Shelly Sanders