​​APPRENTICE PROGRAM

GCT apprentice program pairs responsible teen and college age volunteers with instructors of our classes. Requirements include being able to attend class sessions weekly, an interview with the Executive Director, and shadowing an instructor or assistant. 


Apprentices may also serve as lighting or sound board operators, assistant stage managers, student assistant directors, costume crew, etc.


Requirements include being age 14+, being available to attend all tech rehearsals and performances of the production, an interview with the Executive Director, and training from the show directors and designers. This is a great graduation project or community service hours project for high school students in Interact, Key Club, National Honor Society, Thespians, etc.


If interested, please email Chad@GettysburgCommunityTheatre.org



CLASSES/CAMPS/AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM DRESS CODE


Relaxed comfortable attire with sneakers is best. No flip flops, sandals, heels, crocs, or boots. Have hair pulled back away from face.


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Spring 2017 Session 2                   April 17th-June 2nd, 2017
REGISTRATION OPEN NOW

Tuesdays 6-7pm “Start Of Something New” IMPROVISATION I

4th-12th Grade

Instructor: Karen Land

In this beginning level improv class, students will learn the basic skills of improvisation while developing critical thinking skills. Just play! This class is designed for the beginner student who has never had an Improv course here at GCT with this instructor.

 

Thursdays 6-7pm “I Won’t Grow Up” CREATIVE DRAMATICS I

PreK (age 4)-3rd Grade

Instructor: Ann Walsh

Students will explore their imaginations through creative dramatics utilizing fun hats and props, puppets, and musical instruments. Perfect for the beginner or student that has never had a theatre arts class before.  

 

Saturdays 10am-Noon “Gonna Build A Mountain” ACTING I

4th-12th Grade

Instructor: Misty Coy Snyder

Using fun theatre games and warm ups, students will learn to use their voices and bodies creating a solid foundation of what “tools” the actor needs to create memorable characters. This class is great for the beginning actor as well as students who have lots of acting experience.

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SUMMER DAY CAMP 2017

REGISTRATION OPEN NOW


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Half Day Camps $75 per week

​Full Day Camps $150 per week


2017 DAY CAMP SCHEDULE AND CAMP DESCRIPTIONS


**Schedule, course titles and descriptions and staff subject to change based on availability and enrollment. Courses must meet minimum enrollment for the course to actually go into session. No refunds unless a course is actually cancelled.**

ALL students should bring a sack lunch and a snack daily. Dress comfortable and wear sneakers.


​June 5-9, 2017
9am-1pm        PreK-1st Grade          April Howard                Treasure Trunk Theatre
(minimum age 4 by first day of this camp)   
9am-4pm        2nd-10th Grade          Karen Land                   Improv 101
                                
June 12-16, 2017
9am-1pm        PreK-1st Grade            April Howard                   Picture Perfect                                      

(minimum age 4 by first day of this camp)   
9am-4pm        2nd-10th Grade           Bruce Moore                   Broadway 101

June 19-23, 2017
9am-Noon       3rd-12th Grade Morning Group          Ann Walsh          Special Needs Theatre Camp
1pm-4pm        3rd-12th Grade Afternoon Group       Ann Walsh           Special Needs Theatre Camp

(Students without Special Needs 3rd-12th Grade that wish to be considered for a Peer Mentor position for this Camp Week should email immediately to Chad@GettysburgCommunityTheatre.org 

July 10-14, 2017
9am-1pm        PreK-1st Grade            April Howard         One Fish Two Fish Three Fish YOU Fish!  

(minimum age 4 by first day of this camp)
9am-4pm        2nd-10th Grade           Misty Coy Snyder   Acting 101

July 17-21, 2017
9am-1pm        PreK-1st Grade           Ann Walsh                   Theatre Under The Sea                                                (minimum age 4 by first day of this camp)
9am-4pm        2nd-10th Grade           Karen Land                  Improv Explosion

July 24-28, 2017
9am-1pm        PreK-1st Grade          April Howard                Enchanted Tea Party      

(minimum age 4 by first day of this camp)
9am-4pm        2nd-10th Grade          Misty Coy Snyder        Triple Talent Musical Theatre



**Schedule, course titles and descriptions and staff subject to change based on availability and enrollment. Courses must meet minimum enrollment for the course to actually go into session. No refunds unless a course is actually cancelled.**


ALL students should bring a refillable water bottle and dress comfortable with sneakers daily.

ALL students (except the Special Needs Camp) should also bring a sack lunch and a snack daily.



​SUMMER 2017 CAMP DESCRIPTIONS

IMPROV 101- Explore the art of improvisation in this exciting new class. Learn how to become more comfortable on stage as you let your imagination go. Improv creates a sense of play using theatre games made famous by the TV show "Whose Line is it Anyway?" and many improv comedy clubs.  Each student will build spontaneity, poise, stage presence, outward focus and commitment to their craft. Perform in a Showcase at end of the camp week.

ENCHANTED TEA PARTY - Learn how to properly speak, walk, dance, wave and act like a prince or princess. Create your own special crown, bracelet or necklace. Practice proper etiquette at a royal tea party and see what characters might appear from our imaginations! Demonstrate your new skills in a showcase at the end of the week.  Dressing up is optional, but so much fun! Bring your own favorite costume to camp, or try on one of ours for your final showcase. Perform in a mini-Showcase at end of the camp week.

ACTING 101 –This is a beginning acting course that focuses on vocal projection and fluency, expressiveness, and body awareness. While keeping it fun and light, young actors may use improvisation, as well as scripted and original material to focus on creating a character. Perform in a Showcase at the end of the camp week.

ONE FISH, TWO FISH, RED HEN, GO FISH  -Based on a children's book by Dr. Seuss and other stories such as “The Little Red Hen”, students will enjoy exploring and acting out the many amazing creatures they find in their books. We will introduce basic creative drama skills while reinforcing literacy and the importance of following directions. Perform in a mini-Showcase held at end of the camp week.

PICTURE PERFECT –Picture books are the introduction to the magic of storytelling for children. We will dramatize our favorite characters and stories bringing them to life in a fun creative atmosphere while learning basic theatre arts concepts and cooperation skills. Perform in a mini-Showcase held at end of the camp week.

BROADWAY 101 –-Students will delve into classic and contemporary musicals by learning ballads, uptempos, and production ensemble numbers from various Broadway musicals, which will be performed at end of the week. During this course, students will learn music and staging from the musical and even try cold readings from the script. Perform in a Showcase at end of the camp week.

THEATRE UNDER THE SEA - We will dive under the sea and use our bodies, voices and imaginations to become creatures, habitats and animals, both real and mythical, that you may find under the sea. What treasures will unfold as we explore new depths of our creativity? Perform in a mini-Showcase at end of the camp week.

TREASURE TRUNK THEATRE -Our treasure trunk provides a dramatic focus for each class, concealing something mysterious and exciting. We open the trunk to discover the spark that inspires that day’s interactive adventure. The adventures build into a week-long story that we create as we act it out. Students learn how to band together as an ensemble and use their voices, bodies and imaginations to overcome a myriad of dramatic challenges.  Perform in a mini-Showcase at end of the camp week.

TRIPLE TALENT MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP –This course is designed to be an intro to musical theatre. Students will focus on the acting aspect of singing and cold readings. Theatre games will be used to teach and reinforce lessons in theatre terminology, vocal projection, articulation, and foundational acting skills while improving teamwork and communication skills. Students may also learn basic knowledge of reading sheet music, as well as learning choreography for musical theatre production numbers. Perform in showcase at end of week.

IMPROV EXPLOSION -Explore the art of improvisation in this exciting new class. Learn how to become more comfortable on stage as you let your imagination go. Improv creates a sense of play using theatre games made famous by the TV show "Whose Line is it Anyway?" and many improv comedy clubs.  Each student will build spontaneity, poise, stage presence, outward focus and commitment to their craft. Perform in a Showcase at end of the camp week.

SPECIAL NEEDS THEATRE CAMP -Please only register for ONE (either the morning or the afternoon) of the Special Needs Theatre Camp for 3rd-12th Grade youth with special needs/disabilities. Based on our very popular Penguin Project, youth with special needs will enjoy music and movement, theatre games, and more. This camp is going to be a whole lot of fun for all! Peer Mentors without special needs will have application interview process with Executive Director. Perform in a mini-Showcase at end of the camp week.

The Special Needs Theatre Camps are Half Day Camps, but that do not get a lunch break here, however they do get a snack break with snacks provided.

 
 
Summer Day Camps 2017 Registration Open!

Enroll by April 1st to avoid additional registration fee.

HURRY before camps fill and you miss your shot at camp with your favorite instructors, Ms. Karen, Mr. Bruce, Ms. Ann, Ms, April, and Ms. Misty.

Acting

Improv

Musical Theatre

Special Needs Theatre

Creative Dramatics



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EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES


During the school year GCT's offers a variety of reasonably priced tuition classes in theatre arts where students ages 4-Adults will learn acting, improvisation, audition techniques, music, choreography, monologues and scenes, theatre etiquette, teamwork, and gain self confidence as well. Sessions are usually 7 weeks long with once a week classes. Every 7 weeks begins a new session of a different set of courses. 


During the summer, we offer Day Camps for children and teens. 


GCT also hosts a professional faculty that teach private lessons in voice, dance, piano, and audition preparation. For private lessons information, please email Chad@GettysburgCommunityTheatre.org 


Click the BLUE REGISTER ONLINE button to see what educational opportunities are currently being offered that YOU can register for today. FULL Course Descriptions are listed below.


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There are no refunds unless the entire course is canceled. Each course has a minimum enrollment for the class to be active.