Musical Theatre Class is designed for students who range in experience with musical theatre from some to none. Students in this class learn proven skills and techniques used by seasoned and professional singing actors. In this class we will learn different acting techniques through games and activities, learn music from a popular musical, and learn dance choreography. Throughout the 8 weeks of this class, we will work on a scene from a musical where every student will have a character role.
Students in this class will:
* Enhance singing, dancing, and acting skills.
* Participate fun and engaging acting activities to help with their development as an actor. Practice team cooperation.
* Memorize lines.
* Learn the art of self and character exploration.
* Build friendships.
WHAT TO BRING
Students should come to class in comfortable clothing and footwear that allows them to move around freely. Closed toed shoes are required; jazz or ballet slippers optional; no boots, high heels, or sandals permitted during rehearsals. Barefoot or in socks is ok too. Please bring a water bottle to each class or have water nearby during class. Please make sure to have your script at each class as well (provided).
Instructor: Cristina Marino
Cristina Marino is the Executive Director of Cathedral Park Performing Arts Collective and a co-founder of the organization. She was born and raised in Oregon and began playing the violin and performing in musicals at age 10.
During high school Cristina began formal voice lessons and played violin in various chamber orchestras including the Corvallis Youth Symphony. She continued to develop her performance skills through musical theater and voice competitions. Cristina continued her music study at Lewis & Clark College, performing with the Lewis & Clark College Orchestra and in multiple opera and musical theater productions.
At 24 years old, she worked her way through Portland State University for her Bachelors of Music. She received a scholarship to the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she completed a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance. Since returning to Portland, she performs in and around the Northwest.
Her performances have included roles in operas, musicals, plays, and a short film. She keeps herself active with ongoing solo and collaborative recitals and is passionate about contemporary and early music. Locally, she has performed with Clackamas Repertory Theater, Mocks Crest Productions, and Opera Theater Oregon. Cristina is currently a chorus member with Portland Opera.
Scholarships and payment plans are available! Use our Scholarship Codes at check-out if you/r child qualify for our free or reduced lunch rates. Wondering if you qualify? Visit our Scholarships page to find out: https://cathedralparkarts.org/scholarships/
Free lunch code: freelunch
Reduced lunch code: reducedlunch
This is a zoom class, and high speed wireless or ethernet is required to participate. Zoom link will be sent out 30 min before the class begins to email used at registration.
This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.