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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.

  Enrollment for classes this semester is now officially closed!  Please come back to this page toward the end of the year to catch enrollment for the Spring 2020 classes. In the meantime, the classes below are provided to showcase the classes we have offered.

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.

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FALL 2019 Important Dates & Forms

  • Sat. August 17 // Sun. August 18 – Mary Poppins and Fall Play Production Auditions // Callbacks
    Click here to sign up for an audition slot.
  • Thu. August 15 – Academy Meet & Greet 4:30-6:30pm
    Lyric Academy Parent Support Meeting 5:15 pm
    Meet instructors, ask questions, and hang out!
  • Mon. August 19 – First Week of Classes!
  • Fri. August 30th – Final Drop Date, 10:00am-5:30pm
  • October 28th-November 1st – Final Week of Regular Classes // OBSERVATION WEEK
  • November 8-10 – Thelma Gaylord Academy Performances of Mary Poppins Nov. 8 at 7pm // Nov. 9 at 2pm & 7pm // Nov. 10 at 2pm 
  • November 15-16 – Thelma Gaylord Academy Performances of Fall Play Production Nov. 15 at 7 pm// Nov. 16 at 2 pm

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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.

Mary Poppins*

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

Director: Rozz Grigsby
Ages: 8-18
Time: Tue 5:00-7:30 pm | Sat 10:00am-2:00pm
Tuition: $450

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Audition Sign up

Mary Poppins Dance Core

Lead by: Kassie Carroll Downey
Ages: 8-18
Time: Sat 2:15 pm – 3:15pm 
Tuition: $150

Combine your dance education with an hour of instruction tailored towards practicing and “practically perfecting” the choreography of Mary Poppins. 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 Mary Poppins production class.

Marvel Spotlight!

*Class requires an audition. Casting is at the director’s recommendation.
Performances November 15-16

Director: Nicholas Bartell
Ages: 13-18
Time: MON 4:45-7:00pm | THU 4:45-7:00pm
Tuition: $450

A two act extravaganza featuring BRAND NEW Marvel licensed one-act plays— Hammered: A Thor and Loki Play by Christian Borle and Squirrel Girls Goes to College by Karen Zacarías. Help bring some of Marvel’s greatest heroes and villains to Studio A!

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The Rokademy Experiment**

Performances April 24-25, 2020

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.
**ENROLLMENT ONLY FOR RETURNING FALL STUDENTS**

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

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 an observation day for parents.

Beginning Musical Theatre Performance

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

Little storytellers will experience the joy of rehearsing and performing in a mini musical! 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.

Production Training: Musical Theatre

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

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

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 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.

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: Thu 6:00-7:00pm
Tuition: $350

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

Fundamentals of Dance

Instructor: Kassie Carroll Downey
Ages: 10-18
Time: Mon 4:45-5:45pm
Tuition: $350

The perfect class for students aged 10-18 who want to get started in the realm of dance and movement, but don’t feel quite ready to join a dance class that might typically suit their age group. Students can get a real education in dance appreciation partly by learning to enjoy moving without and self-consciousness. Students will learn to get comfortable with stage movement and dance, including choreography and the basics of jazz 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.

Musical Theatre Jazz/Tap (Level 1)

Instructor: Kassie Carroll Downey
Ages: 13-18
Time: WED 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.

Musical Theatre Jazz/Tap (Level 2)

Instructor: Kassie Carroll Downey
Ages: 13-18
Time: WED 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.

Ballet

Instructor: TBD
Ages: ????
Time: Fri 4:45-5:45 pm
Tuition: $350

This Ballet class is geared to students who are ready to take their technique to the next level. Ballet is the foundation of all dance technique and training. Ballet teaches discipline, manners, and so much more. 

SPECIALTY CLASSES

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.

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.