Sage Studio Theatre Workshops

SAGE thumb_2 Sage Studio offers the ultimate learning experience for anyone interested in the world of theatre. All classes are led by working professional actors, directors, and designers (including those from Raue Center’s award-winning in-house professional theatre company, Williams Street Repertory) who offer advice and insight into the fast-paced and ever-changing professional theatre landscape, giving students a chance to make important connections and learn from the best.

We offer a wide variety of classes in acting, musical theatre, and theatre production, so there’s truly something for every student to explore their passion and build their skills.

Our students have gone on to pursue their careers at top colleges and universities, and appear in productions across Chicagoland—including right here with Williams Street Repertory!

 

SAGE STUDIO 2019 Summer Session

Sage Studio offers the ultimate learning experience for anyone interested in the world of theatre. All classes are led by working professional actors, directors, and designers (including those from Raue Center’s award-winning in-house professional theatre company, Williams Street Repertory) who offer advice and insight into the fast-paced and ever-changing professional theatre landscape, giving students a chance to make important connections and learn from the best.

We offer a wide variety of classes in acting, musical theatre, and theatre production, so there’s truly something for every student to explore their passion and build their skills.

Our students have gone on to pursue their careers at top colleges and universities, and appear in productions across Chicagoland—including right here with Williams Street Repertory!

**Please read carefully as our payment and refund policies have changed.**


2019 SUMMER CLASS SCHEDULE

Registration is now open to current students only.
Public registration begins on March 18th.
Application deadline for ALL summer classes is May 25, 2019.


High School Vocal Intensive

This summer, Sage Studio is proud to present a workshop for teen singers focused on the ever-changing world of musical theatre singing–from pop to classic style, and everything in between! Suitable for singers of ALL levels, students will study key performance skills and vocal technique, and put that knowledge into practice as they tackle performing songs selected and coached by our professional staff. Many college programs ask for a variety song styles in their placement auditions, so this is a great chance to build up that repertoire–or to prep for school year musicals!

High School Vocal Intensive
Ages 15 – 18
June 24 – 28 | 10:00am – 12:00pm
Tuition: $150

 

 


High School Dance Intensive

Come dance with us this summer! Sage Studio is tackling the world of musical theatre dance in this one-week intensive course for high school students. This class is suitable for ALL levels of dancers–from experienced performers looking to refine their skills in popular musical theatre styles, to “singers who move” who are looking to build their dance vocabulary and shine at their next dance call.

HS Dance Intensive
Ages 15-18
June 24 – 28 | 1:00 – 3:00pm
Tuition: $150

 

 


Musical Theatre Workshop

Ever dream of a career in musical theatre? This is the workshop for you! Sage Studio is proud to once again present its popular signature workshop: a two-week intensive musical theatre program for students ages 15-18, led by Sage Studio program manager Amanda Flahive–who’s appeared in 23 shows as an original ensemble member of Williams Street Repertory, the in-house professional theatre company at Raue Center for the Arts. Students will explore all aspects of classic and modern musical theatre, with a focus on the three core performance disciplines unique to the genre–acting, singing, and dance. With special sessions on audition technique, improvisation, movement and vocal health, as well as guest instructors including veterans of the Chicago and New York theatre scene, this class is a true immersive experience for young performers, helping them to develop as artists and young theatre professionals–and a must for any student with plans to pursue a theatre career. This workshop culminates in a showcase of songs and scenes on the stage of the Raue Center for the Arts!

HS Musical Theatre Workshop
Ages 15-18
July 8 – 19 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM | Monday – Friday
Tuition: $200

(Rising HS freshmen eligible if under 15)

 

 


Sage Junior Summer 2019 Classes for Kids 7-14!

 

JUNIOR MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP

Junior Musical Theatre Workshop, one of the most popular courses in the Sage Studio Junior series, is back for another sure-to-sell-out class, introducing young students to the exciting world of musical theatre performance. In this one-week program, instructors will focus on all aspects of acting, movement, dance, and vocal technique to give students a glimpse into the craft of this vibrant art form, foster their creativity and talent, and help them develop as young performers. The class culminates in a showcase for friends and family!

 

Junior Musical Theatre Workshop
Ages 7-10:
*Session 1:
June 10-14 | Session 2: July 15 – 19 SOLD OUT!

Ages 11-14:
*Session 1: 
June 17 – 21 SOLD OUT! | Session 2: July 22 – 26

Monday-Friday | 1:30 – 4:30 PM
Tuition: $150
Pre-requisites: None.

*Content differs in each session of this course held this summer–sign up for as many as you like!

To be added to our waiting list for sold-out classes, email education@rauecenter.org with age of the student, preferred class and contact email address.

 

 

Application deadline for ALL summer classes is May 25, 2019.

 


General Information

 

FAMILY DISCOUNT: Multiple students from the same family can qualify for our multi-child discount of $150 for the first child and $50 for each additional child. This can be used on any level of Sage Studio class!

REFERRAL DISCOUNT: If a student registers for their first Sage Studio class and lists a current Sage Studio student who referred them, both students receive $10 off their registration fee. Contact us for more information. (Please note this is a one-time discount, and not valid for students in the same family.) 

PLEASE NOTE: 25% of the registration fee is non-refundable. There is a $5 convenience fee for registration. In the event that your child cannot participate in the class after you have registered, Raue Center will issue a refund of your registration fee less 25% up to two weeks before the start date. After this time period, if your child cannot participate in the class we will refund you less 25% in Sage Bucks, which are redeemable for any upcoming Sage class within a year of cancellation, or can be used at Raue Center for tickets to WSRep, etc. (restrictions may apply).  Families must designate usage of bucks within 30 days of notification of cancellation. Restrictions may apply.

TO REGISTER: Click on the register buttons above to register for a class online through Ticketforce.

 

 

Financial aid is available for ALL Sage classes!
Contact education@rauecenter.org for more information!

 

AFFIRMATIVE ACTIONRaue Center and Sage Studio affirmatively seek to attract to its faculty, staff and student body persons of diverse backgrounds and pursuant to this policy, no applicant for admission or applicant for employment are discriminated against because of race, sex, color, religious beliefs, national or ethnic origin.

MEDICAL INSURANCERaue Center assumes no medical expenses for its students. All students must have medical insurance coverage either through their parents or through an outside party.

GUARDIANSPlease inform us of any special needs or attention your student requires.

CLASS CANCELLATION: In the event that classes need to be canceled due to any number of reasons, including but not limited to an act of God, Sage studio will strive to make up the time that was lost. This could mean adding additional time to the remaining classes. In the event that a cancellation happens, communication will be made via email with parents.

Thank you to ComEd and The Foglia Family Foundation for making Sage Studio possible.