~ Inspire, Educate, Entertain ~
Update: Classes will be starting the week of Oct. 5th, 2020
After many years, the King Centre is proud to announce the expansion of our Theatre Program! This is the first step in expanding our program and we are now offering several classes; all of which are developmental for the inspiring actor or actress.
In years past, the King Centre has paired up with The NewJersey Foundation, producing and sponsoring Musical Theatre workshops, student performances, and Professional Theatre productions. Those shows included “Carousel”, “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown”, “All Shook Up”, “Last Of The Red Hot Lovers”, “Into The Woods”, “Odd Couple”, “Steel Magnolia”, Prisoner of Second Avenue” and “The Nutcracker”.
Acting 101 ~ Study and practice in principles and techniques of acting; developing the actor’s instrument. Exercises, improvisation, scene study, monologues, and audition methods are among the areas studied. Students will appear in a performance showcase at the end of the school year. We offer 2 beginner levels for students: 8-12 & 13-18.
Improv 101 ~ This course is an examination of the theory and practice of improvisation as a performing art. Students will learn improvisational theatre games and exercises intended to develop the principles of improvisation. The course is intended to develop skills that supplement the techniques of scripted performance. We offer 2 beginner levels for students: 8-12 & 13-18.
Group Voice ~ An introductory level course designed to develop vocal potential by learning proper vocal technique, studying musical notation, and performing folk, musical theatre, art and modern songs in an individual setting. Additional Vocal Private Lessons highly recommended. We offer 2 beginner levels for students: 8-12 & 13-18.
Movement for the Actor ~ Students will learn the various movement styles and techniques for the stage to help them embody their characters and bring them to life for their audiences. They will learn the importance of gestures and body language to convey stories, not just the spoken word. We offer 2 levels for students: 6-12 & 13-18.
Triple Threat ~ A compilation class combines students’ talents of voice, acting, and movement to help them develop their skills and dive deeper into their art, becoming better all-around performers. Students able to utilize all the talents and techniques they know and continue their education in theatrical arts. We offer 2 levels for students: 6-12 & 13-18.