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Summer Programs!
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Familiar Fairytales

Weekly sessions, May 31st through July 29th

Ages 9-13 Years old

May 31 - June 3rd         June 6-10th

June 13-17th                 June 20-24th

June 27-July 1st            July 11-15th             July 18-22nd         July 25 - 29th

Students will talk about and explore our favorite Disney stories and their classic fairytale roots, in order to create their own script for a staged show with costumes and props! Students are encouraged to sign up for multiple weeks - each week is a whole new show! (Note* May 31-June 3rd class is a combined all-age range due to lower enrollment)

 

Students are encouraged to come to class with their own ideas to share. BackStory Theatre Academy's (BSTA) fantastic performance-based program build skills for performance, confidence, team work, and key STEAM learning skills such as active listening, working memory, and creative collaboration! 

 

This summer, classes will be team-taught by two of our BYLP teens with supervision by one of our awesome artistic instructors. The week is full of learning for all ages! While teens are learning hands-on skills for teaching, directing, and producing shows - their students grow from mentorship, literacy in action with script-writing, and build strong bonds through creation of their very own show. 

 

At the end of the week, the cast will perform a fully-developed, short show (15-25 min) at the Broomfield Auditorium. We will have live audiences as the state and local officials authorize and, where live audiences are not permissible, we will record the final performance to share with families.

 

Familiar Fairy Tales - Make Believe & Beyond!

Ages 6-9 Years Old

June 6 - 10th    July 11 - 15th     July 18 - 22nd

This course is designed for beginning performers currently in 1st through 3rd grade to work on literacy skills and character creation for performance.

Students will talk about and explore our favorite Disney stories and their classic fairytale roots, in order to create their own script for a staged show with costumes and props! Students are encouraged to sign up for multiple weeks - each week is a whole new show! 

Emphasis will be placed on identifying key features to a character of the actor’s choosing, learning about storytelling, and working as a team to share ideas and incorporate others’ ideas. In addition to performance rehearsal, class time will feature movement games and activities designed to stand up and move.

At the end of the week, the cast will perform a fully-developed, short show (10-15 min) at the Broomfield Auditorium. We will have live audiences as the state and local officials authorize and, where live audiences are not permissible, we will record the final performance to share with families. 

Audition Technique Workshop

Ages 8-17 Years Old

June 4

Bring the best first impression to your musical theatre auditions with this amazing workshop packed with tips and techniques! Join the directing team for our upcoming Fall Musical to learn what you need to develop or improve upon your audition package. Class meets Saturday from 9am-3pm.

Write & Record Your Song!

Ages 13 - 18 Years Old

June 8 - 10

Beginning/Intermediate Level Technique: Song Creation & Recording. Join award winning sound engineer, Jess Jewell and artistic instructor, Kelly Bidstrup-Graham, as they guide the class through the process of writing, recording, and producing your own song! By the end of the three-day class, students will have published their own musical single! Class meets Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 9am-12pm.

Thrift Flip Cosplay Style!

June 13 - 17

Ages 9 - 18

Join Pirates of Penzance costumer Amber Tyler and her son Jack Tyler as they guide you through creating your own Cosplay! All experience levels welcome!

Bring some thrift store finds and an idea! Together we can turn them, and you, into the character you have always wanted to cosplay. 

 

Day 1: Share our thrift finds, draw a costume croque and look through materials to plan. 

Day 2: seam-ripping, hand-sewing, fitting on partner, finalizing drafting plan. 

Day 3 & 4 sewing. 

Day 5: finishing touches, posing in character, photo shoot and selfie party.

Bunnicula! The Musical!

June 20 - July 1st

Ages 9 - 14 Years Old

Class focuses on exploring foundational performance skills for musical theatre while building strong bonds through rehearsal and ensemble support. Students will learn simple songs and choreography as they prepare to perform a scripted show on stage. All students receive a role!

 

A dancing cat, a howling dog, and a vampire bunny. The perfect pet combination for any family. It’s a dark and stormy night and Chester (the family cat) and Harold (the family dog) sit waiting for their owners to return home from the movies. Chester and Harold are more than just pets, they’re good friends too. When the Monroes finally get home, they come bearing a surprise: they’ve found a bunny in the movie theater. But this is no ordinary rabbit… this is the extraordinary Bunnicula. When the family’s produce starts losing its juice, Chester thinks he knows what’s causing the fantastic phenomenon. Bunnicula is a vampire! Or maybe Chester’s imagination is getting the better of him. Singing and dancing their way through this hilarious mystery, the furry friends find room in their hearts, and in their home, for one very unique bunny.

 

At the end of the session, the cast will perform this super fun musical based on the classic kids book for public audiences at the Broomfield Auditorium. 

A Singer's Guide to Sheet Music

July 11 - 22

Ages 11 - 17 Years Old

Have you ever been given sheet music and weren't sure where to get started? Join Suessical Assistant Music Director Intern Nathan George in this class for some guidance! At the end of this course, students will be proficient in basic music theory, ear training, and sight reading, enabling them to be more self-sufficient in learning music. Beginner and intermediate students alike are invited to develop their independent musicianship which will benefit them in their future musical endeavors be it theatre, choir, or singing in general!

Costuming for Theater

July 25 - 29

Ages 9 - 17 Years Old

Join Pirates of Penzance costumer Amber Tyler and her son Jack Tyler as they guide you through sewing basics to create your own vest! All experiences welcome!

Beginner and Intermediate skills for drafting, fitting, sewing and altering. We will work around a character story you create to make a costume piece that bring your character to life.

 

Day 1: Drafting a design, muslin fitting 

Day 2: Patterning, cutting, hand stitching, machine basics, fitting our thrifted piece to our design 

Day 3: Sewing

Day 4: Sewing, fitting, maybe makeup and hair design drawing if extra time allows.  

Day 5: Finishing techniques and photo shoot!

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Scholarships are Available!
If cost is an issue for your family, you may be eligible for a scholarship! If your family benefits from food stamps, free or reduced school lunch, or other assistance please reach out to us at info@backstorytheatre.org for more information. The process is straight forward and easy. Cost should never be an issue for access to the arts.

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Imagine

With our Familiar Fairytales classes you create the script! So each week is a new trip through your imagination!

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Create

This is YOUR story. YOU create the characters, the setting, and the action.

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Perform

Bring your work to life on stage at the Broomfield Auditorium!