CPP's Theatre Club is an ongoing club that runs throughout the year. Participants learn and practice skills related to Musical Theatre and Dramatic Acting (acting, singing, light choreography, and staging) through instruction, theatre games, exercises and activities designed to teach while having fun.
Each participant determines his or her own are of specific focus (e.g., more acting, more singing, more dancing, equal, etc.). Topics include warm up techniques, voice, breathing, monolog and scene work, pantomime, basic choreography, performance singing, vignette recreation, timing, movement, character development and much more.
At approximately 6 to 8 week intervals, eligible participants take part in a Showcase Performance that highlights the material each has worked on in the preceding period. In addition to the public Showcase Performance, participants will have the option to perform through other CPP/YTP programs!
AGE RANGE(S): 7* through 18 with division into separate groups based upon age/experience and according to number of participants. Young participants will be accepted subject to assessment of readiness by instructors.
MIN DESIRED PARTICIPANTS: 10
MAX PARTICIPANTS: 25
INSTRUCTOR(S): Chuck Balgenorth and Susannah Vera
NUMBER OF WEEKS: Ongoing through year
HOURS PER WEEK: 1.5
DAY SCHEDULED: Wednesday
TIME SCHEDULED: 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
OPPORTUNITY COST: $63 per month (AutoPay)
LOCATION: Youtheatre Players at The Shops @ Palm Desert (formerly Westfield Palm Desert Mall)
There will be a nominal charge per seat for attendance at the Showcase Performances. Family and friends are encouraged to attend and participants are expected to pre-sell a minimum of 3 tickets to the performance.
A month is considered an average of four sessions; some months may be more, some may be less. Absences will not warrant a reduction in fee.