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Today is Monday, September 1st 2014


The New YAG Season

YAG is preparing for an exciting season of main stage productions and theatre school classes. There is something for everyone from the experienced to the novice and for all ages. Come and experience the YAG difference!

The Productions

Great Expectations

by Robert Johansen from the novel by Charles Dickens
Great characters include the creepy Miss Havisham, Magwich the convict, the pompous Uncle Pumblechook, the aloof Estella, and, of course, Pip, the orphan who makes good.

Performances: December 11th through 13th at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
Auditions: September 22nd & 24th from 6:00pm until 7:30pm
Location: The Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor
Grades 6 and up. (Some roles for 5th graders may be available after auditions)

The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

A magical story, magical characters, a magical experience.
Directed by Terri Park

Performances: to be determined.
Auditions: January 12th & 14th from 6:00pm until 7:30pm
Location: The Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor
Grades 2 through 7

Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare
Witty, sparkling characters and text, which dance along. Though "the course of true love never did run smooth"...

Performances: May 8th through 10th at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
Auditions: February 23rd & 25th from 6:00pm until 7:30pm
Location: The Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor
Grades 7 and up

New YAG Theatre Classes

Situated at the University of Michigan Student Theatre Arts Complex [STAC], this exciting new program will feature a year round curriculum of classes in theatre and performing arts.

The focus will be on individual attention (only 10 students per class).

  • Take one class or take two.
  • Take one and be in a show.
  • Mix and match your interests.
  • Enhance your present acting skills, or just take the class for fun.
  • Keep in touch with theatre, friends, and YAG.

Sign up is on a first come first serve basis. Wait lists will be added

Classes

Register Here

Performing and Audition Skills (High School / College / Adult)
Exactly what it says, this class is for mature students who want to understand more about theatre as an art form and who want to audition successfully
Teacher: Sue Roe
Location: Student Theatre Arts Complex, 1201 Kipke drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
Dates: Tuesday afternoons beginning September 16th, 2014
Time: 4:30pm until 6:00pm
Cost: $150 per 6 week session

Acting Adventures 1 - Journey into Drama (Grades 2 5)
Create characters and stories then make them into plays. Learn about shaping a story into a play. What makes a story drama?
Teacher: Terri Park
Location: Student Theatre Arts Complex, 1201 Kipke drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
Dates: Tuesday afternoons beginning September 16th, 2014
Time: 4:30pm until 6:00pm
Cost: $150 per 6 week session

Combat Choreography (Grades 6 - 9 {no real weapons})
Learn the tricks of the trade from a fight master. Learn to choreograph a realistic fight. Impress your audiences/families with your skills.
Teacher: Adam Miller-Batteau
Location: Student Theatre Arts Complex, 1201 Kipke drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
Dates: Tuesday afternoons beginning September 16th, 2014
Time: 4:30pm until 6:00pm
Cost: $150 per 6 week session

The YAG Street Theatre Company (Grades 6 9)
*Note this class is 7 weeks
Try a new kind of theatre. Learn how to "gather" an audience. Practice the techniques of the Italian Commedia d'ell Arte traveling theatre companies. Use masks, mime and yourselves. After each two week session this class will perform at the Ann Arbor Farmers market on Wednesday afternoons after school. The performances will finish at 5:30 so that students in main stage productions can get to rehearsal on time. To fit the schedule the class will run for an extra week
Teacher: Robyn Taylor
Location: Student Theatre Arts Complex, 1201 Kipke drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
Dates: Thursday afternoons beginning September 25th, 2014
Time: 4:30pm until 6:00pm
Cost: $150 per 6 week session

Acting Adventures 2 (Grades 5 8)
This class will allow you to adventure deeper into theatre. Develop your skills. Learn performance secrets. Create a character in depth and transfer that character into performance. We will be using improvisation to help the actor understand the role and its place in the performance
Teacher: Terri Park
Location: Student Theatre Arts Complex, 1201 Kipke drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
Dates: Thursday afternoons beginning September 18th, 2014
Time: 4:30pm until 6:00pm
Cost: $150 per 6 week session

Using Music in Theatre (Grades 3 - 5)
This class will be integrating music into a performance. Play musical games, sing together, learn choreography, and rhythm. The goal is to create a simple class room performance accompanied by live music of the student's own making
Teacher: Kelley Fielder
Location: Student Theatre Arts Complex, 1201 Kipke drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
Dates: Thursday afternoons beginning September 25th, 2014
Time: 4:30pm until 6:00pm
Cost: $150 per 6 week session


YAG More Than Just A Great Performance!

Check the website frequently for updates of audition and performance information.