After-School Sessions

Fall Session:                           Oct. 2 to Dec. 11, 2017
Winter Session:                     Jan. 8 to March 24, 2018

  • Classes are held in the FINE ARTS WEST Building at the U of U. FINE ARTS WEST is located on the corner of University Street (1340 East) and 300 South.
  • There is a 10% discount for University of Utah Employees.
  • There is a 10% discount for siblings.

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Music, Movement, and Drama for K – 2nd Grade

In this musical theatre based class, students build an original story through carefully structured creative play and musical theatre instruction. The class concludes in a joyous presentation of class work on the final day.

Day Time Room Teacher Tuition
Monday 5 pm - 5:50 pm FAW 240 Sarah Walker and Michael Hernandez $140 per session

Musical Theatre for 3rd – 5th Grade

Musical Theatre is the art of telling a story through words, music, and movement.  Every session will offer new vocal and dance techniques to work on utilizing age appropriate songs and movement. Join us on a journey of building self-confidence and discovering new talents. The class concludes in a joyous presentation of class work on the final day.

Day Time Room Teacher Tuition
Monday 6 pm - 7:15 pm FAW 240 Sarah Walker and Michael Hernandez $162 per session

Acting Technique for 6th – 9th Grade

Acting technique is the foundation of performance and actors spend a lifetime training and honing their skills. While working as an ensemble, students will build skills in character development, script work, and physical and vocal expression. We hope you will join us all year long! This session we will bring characters to life focusing on character work from inside out.

Day Time Room Teacher Tuition
Monday 4 pm - 5:30 pm FAW 150 Whit Hertford and Jay Perry $162 per session

Master Classes - Ages vary depending on show content

Show Day Time Room Teacher Tuition
Newsies Monday, December 11 6 pm - 9:30 pm FAW and Pioneer Theatre Various $40 per show - includes ticket to the show
Mamma Mia Monday, May 14 6 pm - 9:30 pm FAW and Pioneer Theatre Various $40 per show - includes ticket to the show

Conservatory - Grades 9th - 12th

Registration is only open to students who have been accepted into the program.
More info ...

School House Rock Live Jr. for 3rd – 12th Grade

Youth Theatre productions provide students with a professional production experience designed to increase performance and rehearsal skills while building confidence, empathy, and ability to work as an ensemble.

The pop-culture phenomenon Schoolhouse Rock comes to life on stage in this musical adaptation of everyone’s favorite Saturday morning cartoon. Performed by local, young actors from U of U Youth Theatre, the show follows Tom, a school teacher nervous about his first day, and includes all the best songs from the original, including Conjunction Junction, I’m Just a Bill, and more.

AUDITIONS:

December 6, 6 pm - 8 pm
December 8, 6 pm - 8 pm

Auditions will take place at FAW 240. Auditions are 5 minute slots. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your audition time.

All students must prepare a one-minute, memorized comedic monologue and 16 bars of a musical theatre song (the equivalent of a verse and chorus). Please bring either sheet music or an instrumental track on a CD. iPods are acceptable, please disable lock screen during the audition. No sheet music on an iPad or laptop please.

Please bring a resume and headshot or recent picture of yourself. (You may list your performing experience on the audition form in lieu of a resume if you wish.)

REHEARSALS:

Rehearsals are Wednesdays and Fridays 5:30 pm - 8 pm and Saturdays from 9 am - 12 pm

Wednesdays Fridays Saturdays
January 10

January 12 January 13

January 17 January 19 January 20
January 24    
January 31 February 2 February 3
February 7 February 9 February 10
February 14    
February 21 February 23 February 24
February 28    
March 7 March 9 March 10
March 14 March 16 March 17

TECH WEEK:

Monday, March 19 from 5 pm - 9 pm
Tuesday, March 20 from 5 pm - 9 pm
Wednesday, March 21 from 5 pm - 9 pm

PERFORMANCES:

Thursday, March 22 at 10 am
Friday, March 23 at 10 am
Friday, March 23 at 7 pm
Saturday, March 24 at 11 am

Day Time Room Teachers Tuition
WFS Various FAW 240 Penny Caywood, Sarah Walker, and Michael Hernandez $80 participation fee