Registration is now open for Spring classes and performance opportunities at Oddfellows Playhouse
in Middletown. Spring 2021 at Oddfellows Playhouse in Middletown holds an array of programs for
students ages 3-20. Programs will run from April 10 - May 29th (7 weeks). Our socially distanced,
covid-safe programs feature crafts, circus arts, improv, greek theater, acting, poetry, juggling, acrofit,
contortion, and an outdoor performance! Most classes will be held on the Front Lawn of Middletown’s
City Hall. Masks will be required of everyone. For details, and more information, go
to www.oddfellows.org, call (860) 347-6143, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial aid is available for all programs.
The fun starts on Saturday April 10th with “Welcome to Circus” for ages 3-5 and “Circus 1” for ages 6-8.
Both classes will be led by Maegan Fuller.
Welcome to Circus offers participants the chance to have a blast tumbling and playing with scarves, ribbons, and other
fun pieces of circus equipment for an exciting introduction to circus. These classes will run every
Saturday from 10-10:45am. Tuition is $100.
Circus gives participants the chance to have fun discovering their inner clown while learning how to manipulate
different pieces of circus equipment including; flower sticks, diabolo, juggling, poi, and more! Classes
run on Saturdays from 11am-12pm and Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30pm. Tuition is $120.
Students ages 6-8 will have a ball with our selection of of classes such as Cookie’s Crafts, with Cookie Quinones, Circus 1 with Maegan Fuller, Tales from South America with Nicki LaPorte, and Creative Movement with Sasha Biagiarelli.
In Cookie’s Crafts all students will have the chance to create animals, flowers, fun jewelry, and others. Classes will be
held on Mondays from 4:30-5:30. Tuition is $120.
Circus 1 gives participants the chance to have fun discovering their inner clown while learning how to manipulate different pieces of circus equipment including; flower sticks, diabolo, juggling, poi, and more! Classes run on Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30pm and Saturdays from 11am-12pm. Tuition is $120.
During Tales from South America students will hear stories from South America and create theater pieces from those stories. They will
use their bodies, voices, and imaginations to explore the various characters in the stories. This class
runs on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30pm. Tuition is $120.
Get moving and grooving through Creative Movement!This class features fun movement and dance routines that are entertaining, engaging, and exciting!
Exercises are designed to encourage expression and creativity through movement, and to promote
team-building and body/spatial awareness. This class runs on Thursdays from 4:30-5:30pm.
Tuition is $120.
For students ages 9-11 we have the following programs: Intro to Acting with Gianna DiMaiolo, Circus 2 with Allison McDermott, Yes, and… with Diamond Wynn, and Greek Theater with Nicki LaPorte.
Intro to Acting invites all young thespians to learn the basic concepts of acting through movement, song and theatre
games. This class welcomes all sensationally serious and silly students— so let the games begin!
This class runs on Thursdays from 4:30-5:30pm. Tuition is $120.
Circus 2 includes juggling, plate spinning, hula hooping, acrobatics and more! This class runs on Tuesdays from
4:30-5:30pm. Tuition is $120.
Yes, And... provides kids the chance to discover the fundamentals of improvisational comedy, improve your
storytelling skills, learn techniques to think quickly on your feet and to be more creative. Wednesdays
from 4:30-5:30pm. Tuition is $120.
Greek Theater Students will work with Greek stories (myths) to create a short ensemble driven piece of theater.
Classes run on Thursdays from 4:30-5:30pm. Tuition is $120
For students ages 11-20, our Spring offerings include: The Rhythm in Repetition with Laugh Sanchez, Circophony Spring Training with Allison McDermott, Contortion 1 & 2 with Naja Muller and a mainstage outdoor Teen Repertory Company production.
In The Rhythm in Repetition (ages 11 - 15) students will learn how to add rhythm out of repeating lines of their poetry. It’s not about
how much, but how often. We will be attempting masterpieces from the bare minimum of literature.
This class runs on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:45pm. Tuition is $120.
Circophony Spring Training (ages 12 - 20) gives participants a chance to train in acrobatics and fitness and Juggling + more for the
price of one. Classes are Tuesdays - Acrofit runs from 5:30-6:30 and Juggling runs from 6:30-7:30pm.
Tuition is $120 for one class or two for the price of one.
Contortion & Flexibility 1 (ages 12 - 20) will be held indoors at Oddfellows Playhouse. Spots are limited. Masks are required.
Social distancing will be enforced. Take some time this spring to learn the limits of just how far your
body and bend. Classes run on Fridays from 5-6:30pm. Tuition is $120.
Contortion 2 This invitation-only class allows experienced students ages 12 - 20 time to hone their skills. This class
runs on Fridays from 3-5pm. Tuition is $120.
The spring Teen Rep Company main stage production, Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 has already concluded auditions and the sixteen cast members began rehearsals this week. Mark your calendar
for this powerful drama about social justice in our country on May 20- 22 and 28-29.
Again, financial aid is available to anyone who needs it.
Registration for this summer's Children's Circus of Middletown for ages 5 - 15 opens April 5.
More info on that HERE.