James and the Giant Peach (2019) Photo Lance Payne
spring 2021 Classes and Productions
Beginning Week of Feb 1
Thank you for your interest in Lyric Theatre 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 spring?
All classes are in person unless otherwise noted in the course description. To avoid cold temperatures, in person classes are set to begin after our in person Spring Break Camp and last for 10 weeks. Production rehearsals will start online in early February, but move to in person rehearsals after spring break as well.
Outdoor classes (All camps & classes unless otherwise noted)
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. In March we’ll begin our outdoor classes in the parking lot space, located behind the Academy building (north). This lot is gated, lighted, and closed to the public. The perfect outdoor studio space. Masks will still be required at all times.
Zoom class (Performance College Prep & Rokademy)
These classes will meet once a week via Zoom. If Zoom is new to you, you can visit zoom.us to download the program and have a look around–it is a free download. Zoom is compatible with all computers as well as mobile devices. Both of these classes are very unique, and may have a few meetings in person and/or individual in person meetings with the teachers for coaching or recording.
Production Rehearsals (Lion King JR, Tuck Everlasting, Spring Play)
All spring productions will begin their rehearsal process via Zoom to avoid winter weather, but will move to the parking lot for in person rehearsals the week of March 22. Teaching through the process of musical theatre production is what we do best, and we are determined to keep that spirit alive while doing our best to protect the health of our students, teachers, and their families. We learned in the fall that producing safe live theatre is possible, and we intend to have in person performances at the Myriad Water Stage in May. We want to be extremely clear that, based on Covid case numbers in the OKC Metro and using the guidelines set forth by the SDC (Stage Directors and Choreographers union), there is still a chance that we will not be able to follow through with live performances. If we do not meet the SDC requirements, our spring performances will continue to meet online and will have recorded virtual 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: pull up to the gate and wait for a teacher to wave you in, then park in a spot that is away from class. Dismissal will also be through this gate, and students being driven by a parent will be sent to the sidewalk with a teacher 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. Students should not congregate at the gate.
- Parents/guardians must wait in the vehicle and will not be admitted into the building. The front doors of the building will not be used as an entrance to the parking lot.
- 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 class 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.
- Severe Weather: We will do our best to cancel classes with as much notice as possible if severe weather is imminent. In the event that severe weather occurs during a class, students will be brought inside our largest studio and spaced as far apart as possible while parents are called for early pick up.
Production Fee will only be charged if we have live performances.
Rehearsal begins online 2/1 In-person rehearsal begins 3/22
Weds 4:30-7:30, Sat 1:00-4:00
The Lion King JR
Tues 4:30-7:30, Sat 10:00-1:00
Audition video due January 23
Monologue audition video due January 23
The Rokademy Experiment
Rokademy will remain online throughout the semester. Rokademy is only open to students returing from the fall.
No audition required; must be proficient in your instrument
Taped vocal auditions are required for all musical productions. Taped monologue auditions are required for the Spring Play. If you are 14 and are auditioning for both musicals, you may submit just one audition. If you are auditioning for a musical and the play, you will need to submit separate videos with your song and monologue.
AUDITION SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
To submit an audition for a musical, first complete and submit the Audition Information sheet to firstname.lastname@example.org. Next, record your 16-bar or one minute audition song and submit by adding to the audition Dropbox folder here:
If you have difficulty, email email@example.com . THESE TAPES ARE DUE NO LATER THAN JANUARY 23.
For Spring Play, first complete and submit the Audition Information sheet to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
THESE TAPES ARE DUE NO LATER THAN JANUARY 23.
Link to audition form: https://tinyurl.com/AuditionFormSpring2021
Link to submit audition tapes: https://tinyurl.com/AuditionSubmit
Seussical Jr Photos Jerrod Poindexter
Musical Theatre, Acting, Dance Classes
Musical Theatre Exploration
A fun, creative class that will exercise students’ imaginations while teaching all the basics of musical theatre production and performance including stage directions, script marking, audition basics, vocal projection, and much more.
Beginning/ Intermediate Theatre Dance
Recommended for beginning to intermediate dancers, this class will cover tap and jazz techniques and basics for musical theatre performance.
Intermediate/ Advanced Theatre Dance
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Performance College Prep--ONLINE
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. *Performance College Prep may go beyond the regular class dates.
Stage Combat Level 1
Stage Combat teaches fun and useful skills for stage violence during performances. Learn stage combat techniques and weapon skills with a professional stage fighter.
Stage Combat Level 2
Build on the skills learned in previous classes or trainings. Level 2 will focus on use of multiple long weapons with instructor J. Harlan Henry.
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.
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, February 12 (productions) or Friday, April 2 (classes) 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.
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.
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.
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