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Ready, Set, Act! Acting for Young Performers

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.**


2018 FALL CLASS SCHEDULE

Sage Junior – Classes for Kids 7-14!

Ready, Set, Act! Acting for Young Performers
September 18 – October 25, 2018 | 4:30PM – 5:30PM | Tuesday/Wednesdays/Thursdays*

 


This class is an introduction to the craft of acting that will use theatre games and creative play techniques to help bring students out of their shells and into the bright lights of the stage and teach them the basics of theatre. In classes tailored to the unique needs of each age group, our staff of working theatre professionals offer individualized attention and encouragement as students hone their skills and learn tips and tricks from the best–and help give your family’s “dramatic personality” a place to shine.  Each session will culminate in a performance on the Raue Center stage!

*Ages 7-8: September 18-October 23, 2018 | 4:30pm-5:30pm (Tuesdays)
*Ages 7-8: September 19-October 24, 2018 | 4:30pm-5:30pm (Wednesdays)
*Ages 9-10: September 19-October 24, 2018 | 4:30pm-5:30pm (Wednesdays)
*Ages 9-10: September 20-October 25, 2018 | 4:30pm-5:30pm (Thursdays)
*Ages 11-12: September 18-October 23, 2018 | 4:30pm-5:30pm (Tuesdays)
*Ages 13-14: September 20-October 25, 2018 | 4:30pm-5:30pm (Thursdays)

Pre-Requisites: None.   
Tuition: $150**

Application Deadline: September 6, 2018.

 

For more class options click here.


Financial aid is available for ALL Sage classes!
Contact Caitlin Quinn at education@rauecenter.org with questions or for more information!

 

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! Available online.

 

REFERRAL DISCOUNT: If a current family gives the referral code to a new student and that students registers using that code, they will receive $10 off their registration. The current student will receive 10 Sage Bucks to be used towards a future class, for the referral. Contact us for more information. (Please note this is a one-time discount, and not valid for students in the same family.) Code must be entered at the time of registration and is not retroactive. Please email education@rauecenter.org with any questions.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Upon completing registration, you will NOT receive a confirmation email. If additional information is needed OR if the class you are attempting to register for is sold out, you will be contacted by Sage staff as soon as possible. Payment is due at time of registration. Registration won’t be complete and a spot will not be reserved without full payment.

 

REFUND POLICY: 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.

 


Monologue Boot Camp for Actors

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.**

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN TO PUBLIC ON AUGUST 15TH


2018 FALL CLASS SCHEDULE

 

High School Classes – Classes for Students Ages 14-18!
Monologue Boot Camp for Actors
September 8-29, 2018 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Saturdays

 

 

 

Before an actor can hit the stage in that starring role, they usually play on a smaller stage in the audition room–all by themselves–and the perfect piece for the actor often helps seal the deal. In this four-week course for teen actors, Sage Studio takes a deep dive into one of the most often-requested genres for auditions of all sorts–the monologue. With a focus on making bold choices, character analysis, and learning practical strategies for making the moment come alive onstage – and led by a staff of working theatre professionals–this class will explore pieces from both classical and contemporary literature, and help students build their repertoire with show-stopping new material for all sorts of audition scenarios. This class culminates in a showcase for industry professionals, including representatives from Williams Street Repertory, the in-house professional theatre company at Raue Center for the Arts.


Pre-Requisites:  Age requirement is 15-18. Students must exhibit an appreciation and aptitude for theatre. Students are required to submit a video audition of a monologue from a play or musical. This should be submitted via email to education@rauecenter.org. If unable to submit a video, please contact Caitlin Quinn, at education@rauecenter.org to schedule an audition.  
Tuition: $150**

Application Deadline: August 31, 2018.

 


Financial aid is available for ALL Sage classes!
Contact Caitlin Quinn at education@rauecenter.org with questions or for more information!

 

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! Available online.

 

REFERRAL DISCOUNT: If a current family gives the referral code to a new student and that students registers using that code, they will receive $10 off their registration. The current student will receive 10 Sage Bucks to be used towards a future class, for the referral. Contact us for more information. (Please note this is a one-time discount, and not valid for students in the same family.) Code must be entered at the time of registration and is not retroactive. Please email education@rauecenter.org with any questions.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Upon completing registration, you will NOT receive a confirmation email. If additional information is needed OR if the class you are attempting to register for is sold out, you will be contacted by Sage staff as soon as possible. Payment is due at time of registration. Registration won’t be complete and a spot will not be reserved without full payment.

 

REFUND POLICY: 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.

 

 


SAGE Studio: Junior Musical Theatre Workshop

Junior Musical Theatre Workshop

Ages 11-14: June 18-22 (SOLD OUT!)| July 16-20 | August 6-10 (SOLD OUT!)

*WAITLIST AVAILABLE FOR ALL SOLD OUT SECTIONS.

Monday-Friday, 1-4 PM

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!

Tuition: $150

PRE-REQUISITES: None.

PLEASE NOTE: By completing the online form you are requesting a spot in the class. This form does not guarantee a spot. Upon completing this form, you will NOT receive a confirmation email. If additional information OR if the class you are attempting to register for is sold out, you will be contacted immediately. Payment will be due one week prior to the class starting if you are accepted.


General Information

Application deadline for ALL summer classes is May 25, 2018.

 

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.)

TO REGISTER: Click HERE to request a reservation for any of the classes listed above. Please, submit completed registration and audition materials (if required) to Caitlin I. Quinn at education@rauecenter.org.

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


SAGE Studio: Junior Musical Theatre Workshop

Junior Musical Theatre Workshop

Ages 7-10: June 25-29 (SOLD OUT!)| July 9-13 | August 6-10 (SOLD OUT!)

*WAITLIST AVAILABLE FOR ALL SOLD OUT SECTIONS.

Monday-Friday, 1-4 PM

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!

Tuition: $150

PRE-REQUISITES: None.

PLEASE NOTE: By completing the online form you are requesting a spot in the class. This form does not guarantee a spot. Upon completing this form, you will NOT receive a confirmation email. If additional information OR if the class you are attempting to register for is sold out, you will be contacted immediately. Payment will be due one week prior to the class starting if you are accepted.


General Information

Application deadline for ALL summer classes is May 25, 2018.

 

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.)

TO REGISTER: Click HERE to request a reservation for any of the classes listed above. Please, submit completed registration and audition materials (if required) to Caitlin I. Quinn at education@rauecenter.org.

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


SAGE Studio: Musical Theatre Workshop

Musical Theatre Workshop

Ages 15-18: 

July 9-26, 9:00 AM-12:30 PM

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 three-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!

Tuition: $255

PRE-REQUISITES: Students must exhibit an appreciation and aptitude for musical theatre. Students are also required to submit a video audition of a musical theatre song (no more than three minutes)–this can be accompanied or a capella. If unable to submit a video, please contact Caitlin Quinn at cquinn@rauecenter.org to schedule an in-person audition.

*NOTE: Enrollment in this course is based on a placement audition, and limited to 12 students.


General Information

Application deadline for ALL summer classes is May 25, 2018.

 

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.)

TO REGISTER: Click HERE to request a reservation for any of the classes listed above. Please, submit completed registration and audition materials (if required) to Caitlin I. Quinn at education@rauecenter.org.

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


SAGE Studio: THE EXTRAS High School Musical Theatre Dance Intensive The Extras

High School Musical Theatre Dance Intensive

Ages 15-18:

TWO LEVELS AVAILABLE:

1. The Basics (For Beginner level dancers and ‘singers who move’): June 11-15, 1:30pm-3:30pm

2. The Extras (For intermediate to advanced level dancers): June 18-22, 1:30pm-3:30pm

This summer, Sage Studio proudly presents the third course in their intensive series focusing on core theatre skills–and this time, we’re tackling dance! 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.

Our working-professional instructors will focus on technique and terminology, then put that technique to work in a variety of choreographed dance combinations, utilizing popular styles such as jazz, ballet, tap and hip-hop to explore all facets of the genre, and the power of dance to tell stories onstage. A perfect class for any student looking to ace that next dance call, or to build skills for college auditions–and a very fun environment to learn and grow with your peers!

Tuition: $150

PRE-REQUISITES: Enrollment in “The Extras” requires previous dance class experience–please submit your years of dance experience with your application for review. “The Basics” requires no previous experience.

PLEASE NOTE: By completing the online form you are requesting a spot in the class. This form does not guarantee a spot. Upon completing this form, you will NOT receive a confirmation email. If additional information OR if the class you are attempting to register for is sold out, you will be contacted immediately. Payment will be due one week prior to the class starting if you are accepted.


General Information

Application deadline for ALL summer classes is May 25, 2018.

 

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.)

TO REGISTER: Click HERE to request a reservation for any of the classes listed above. Please, submit completed registration and audition materials (if required) to Caitlin I. Quinn at education@rauecenter.org.

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