Exciting new theater arts classes and productions are being offered for children and youth ages 4 - 11!
Registration is now open for Spring Classes and Productions at Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theatre.
Kids can explore their creative side, become confident in public speaking and enjoy working as a team while experiencing the arts through classes in acting and creative dramatics. This spring there are several unique opportunities.
● PRODUCTION CLASS: FOR FEET’S SAKE. An Oddfellows First! The Kids Company, for children 8-11 year olds, will take the main stage with this original, wild take on Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid. Young actors will work together, learn rehearsal skills, choreography, and songs as they gain acting experience on-stage and off. All registered students will be cast in the show. Attendance is VERY important, and additional rehearsals may be called as show time approaches. Performances will be on May 16th at 7pm and May 17th at 2pm.
● Theater Classes for ages 4-7 develop self-confidence and build communication skills in a positive growth environment.
All classes at the Playhouse are taught by professional artists dedicated to arts education. Each session culminates in a sharing for families and friends!
Details and registration is available at www.oddfellows.org
Spring classes start the week of March 17th and end the week of May 12th
All classes take place at Oddfellows Playhouse, 128 Washington Street, Middletown.
Oddfellows Playhouse was founded in 1975 as a community-based, multicultural theater program designed to include children from all backgrounds. Oddfellows remains Connecticut’s largest and most active year-round youth theater, an independent, not-for-profit organization that annually serves over 1,200 young people. The mission is “ to build essential life skills through the performing arts.”
In 2013 Oddfellows Playhouse was named “Connecticut’s Best Children’s Theatre by Connecticut Magazine. In 2012 Oddfellows was awarded its very first National Endowment for the Arts award for the Our Town grant. In 2003, Citizens Bank named Oddfellows Playhouse its Community Champion for youth services, and CPTV featured the Playhouse and its program on a special titled art.culture.life. In 1999, the Playhouse received a Community Service Award from the Middlesex County NAACP in recognition of its years of commitment to young people, particularly those challenged by poverty. The New England Theatre Conference recognized the Playhouse’s history of quality performing arts and youth education with an Award of Excellence in 1998.
The Playhouse has produced over 350 shows, including classics, contemporary and world premieres.
For more information contact: Kristen Palmer at (860) 347-6143 ext. 103 or Kristen@oddfellows.org.