SPRING THEATRE SCHOOL & CLASSES

We have classes for children and teens and adults!

Greetings everyone!

We here at Gamut Theatre are extremely excited about our curriculum for young actors. Classes are organized by content, and by age. This means that no matter how old you are, or how much experience you have in the theatre, we have a class for you!

Our goal in the school is to enhance communication skills and develop self-confidence, imagination, and creativity, as well as educate the student on a general knowledge of the theatre. We also aim to have a load of fun! Won’t you join us?

All theatre school classes are held in our theatre space – the Gamut Classic Theatre, located in Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA. School instructors are the professional actors and core company of PHP.

Classes run January 7 through April 26, 2014. Final dress for all Tuesday and Thursday students will be Friday, April 25 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and Final dress for Saturday students will be Friday, May 2 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and final performances for all classes are listed below. Please be sure that students are available for these dates.

Download our registration form and mail it in with your non-refundable deposit (first month’s payment) or full tuition payment. (There will be a $20 fee for any returned checks.) Or click the button below to pay online! Please note: When paying online, you are still required to send in the registration form. Your student is not fully registered without a registration form.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 3, 2014

If you have any questions, please call us at 717-238-4111, or e-mail us at info@gamutplays.org.

Classes Offered:

THEATRE BASICS (AGES 5-10)

Thursdays 4:30-5:30 PM

January 9 – April 24

Final Performance: Thursday, May 1 @ 5:30 PM

THEATRE BASICS (AGES 6-12)

Saturdays 9:15-10:15 AM

January 11 – April 26

Final Performance: Saturday, May 3 @ 9:00 AM

Saturdays 10:30-11:30 AM

January 11 – April 26

Final Performance: Saturday, May 3 @ 11:00 AM

Introductory course for students with little or no experience. These students will learn the “Basics”: projection and enunciation for the voice, basic movement skills, and expanding their imagination and creativity. The semester will culminate in the performance of a short play.

$180/semester or $49/month

THEATRE BASICS II (AGES 9-14)

Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 PM

January 7 – April 22

Final Performance: Tuesday, April 29 @ 5:30 PM

Same class as Theatre Basics, just for children that are a little bit older. The same material will be covered, and the semester will culminate in the performance of a short play.

$180/semester or $49/month

ACTING ONE (Two Different Times Offered!)

Tuesdays 5:45-6:45 PM

January 7 – April 22

Final Performance: Tuesday, April 29 @ 7:00 PM

Saturdays 10:30-11:30 AM

January 11 – April 26

Final Performance: Saturday, May 4 @ 10:00 AM

For graduates of Theatre Basics or new admits who set up an audition time with the instructor. Students will expand their knowledge of theatre with a more in-depth study of how to create a character and perform it on stage. This class will culminate in the performance of a play. All students must have instructor approval to enter this class.

$180/semester or $49/month

ACTING TWO

Tuesdays 7:00-8:00 PM

January 7 – April 22

Final Performance: Thursday, May 1 @ 7:00 PM

For graduates of Acting One or Theatre Basics II. These students will explore more challenging roles and examine different styles and types of acting. This class will culminate in the performance of an original play. All students must have instructor approval to enter this class.

$220/semester or $59/month

PERFORMANCE

Thursdays 6:00 – 7:30 PM

For graduates of Acting II – students will experience the challenges of a working actor. These students will learn a show and take it on the road to local venues. All students must have instructor approval to enter this class.

$220/semester or $59/month – SPRING

What's Happening

Gamut found a “New Home”! We’re moving!

After 20 years of entertaining Central PA, Gamut Theatre Group, the combined theatre company of Popcorn Hat Players Children’s Theatre and Harrisburg Shakespeare Company, announced today that it had purchased the Harrisburg property of 15 North 4th Street, formerly The First Church of God, for the purpose of creating a  show more

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After 20 years of entertaining Central PA, Gamut Theatre Group, the combined theatre company of Popcorn Hat Players Children’s Theatre and Harrisburg Shakespeare Company, announced today that it had purchased the Harrisburg property of 15 North 4th Street, formerly The First Church of God, for the purpose of creating a permanent theatre space for the company.

Plans for the new theatre space include a renovation of the 12,000 square-foot church building to create mainstage and children’s theatres, classrooms, offices, a reception lobby, a scene shop, costume shop, dressing rooms, storage and more. Renovation will also include facilities improvements such as installation of an air conditioning system, ADA compliant entrances, and upgrades to electrical and plumbing systems.

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“It’s a beautiful building,” says Clark Nicholson, Gamut’s Artistic Director, “and although there will be some cosmetic changes, we are very excited that we will be preserving much of the original architecture, including the lovely stained glass windows. There is a feeling of history here, a love and respect for those things that have come before, that lends itself nicely to the telling of classic stories.”

Purchase of the building, which is located directly across the street from Strawberry Square, which has been Gamut Theatre Group’s home for 20 years, was facilitated by the theatre’s former landlord, South Third Development Corporation, in affiliate of Harristown.

“We have been working cooperatively with Gamut to help them acquire and renovate their new property into a long-term theatre asset,” said Brad Jones, Vice President, Community Development for Harristown Enterprises, Inc. “We are very supportive of this new project and are pleased that Gamut has chosen to remain part of the downtown community.”

Church FrontGamut has kicked off a fundraising campaign to raise the $1.6 million needed to complete the property’s renovations, which are projected to be completed by Fall 2014. The company will continue to produce at his current location on the 3rd floor of Strawberry Square through it 2013-14 Season.

For more information about the project or how to donate to Gamut Theatre Group, contact Melissa Nicholson, Executive Director, at 717-238-4111.