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Reagle Music Theatre has a variety of programs designed to give children in the West Suburban region the opportunity to expand their horizons through the performing arts. We provide a positive, nurturing environment in which to develop a variety of skills including: Improvisation, Theatre Games, Role Playing, Stage Movement and Dance, Scene Work, Character Exploration, Auditioning Skills, Vocal Technique, Stage Combat, and Technical Stage Craft.
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Held during Winter, Spring, and Summer school vacations
For students 8-18 years of age
2016 SCHOOL VACATION WORKSHOPS
Registration Forms (download here):
If enrolling in both the Winter Workshop and the Spring Workshop please send a seperate form for each.
2016 WINTER WORKSHOP (due by Feb. 1st)
2016 SPRING WORKSHOP (due by April 1st)
To enroll, mail form and payment to:
Reagle Music Theatre
617 Lexington St.
Waltham, MA 02452
Form(s) can also be faxed to 781-647-5584
* WINTER WORKSHOP will take place during the 2016 February School Vaction week
Tuesday, Feb. 16 - Friday, Feb. 19 from 9am-4pm
Concluding with The Campers Showcase on Friday Feb. 19, at 4:30
* SPRING WORKSHOP will take place during the 2016 April School Vacation week
Tuesday, April 19 - Friday, April 22 from 9am-4pm
Concluding with The Campers Showcase on Friday April 22, at 4:30
* Learn about Performance fundamentals and techniques.
- * Develop confidence for performance and everyday life.
- * Sharpen communication skills.
- * Experience team building and camaraderie.
- * Explore creative potential and imagination.
- * Participate in daily technique classes in Acting, Voice, and Dance.
- * Develop a variety of skills including:
- * Improvisation
- * Theatre games
- * Scene work
- * Character exploration
- ..and more
Email Laine Johnson, Camp Director at email@example.com for more information!
(JULY 5th-29th 2016)
Along with daily classes in voice, dance and acting, Reagle Camps and Workshops also offer electives in everything from stage craft and sightreading music, to monologues and scenic painting. Master Classes with Broadway professionals have included stage combat, physical comedy, presenting a song,and learning pieces of original Broadway choreography.
Our students have had the rare opportunity to study with such master teachers as:
that includes working very closely with some of Broadway'smost highly regardedchoreographers. In both the
original Broadway production and the film of The King and I,
she was the original King Simon of Legree.
Kenny Raskin starred as the lead clown Everyman in Cirque du Soleil's universally loved Nouvelle Experience, and he also originated the role of Lefou, the comic sidekick of the villain Gaston, in the Broadway production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Kenny was also featured in Cirque du Soleil's 3D IMAX film entitled Journey of Man.
Sarah Pfisterer starred on Broadway and in the national tours of both Phantom of the Opera and Show Boat. A Metropolitan Opera semi-finalist, Sarah has made numerous concert appearances including The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber.
In addition, our Camp Teachers, Assistants and Counselors
are performers as well with many distinguished credits
"What makes Reagle different from all other camps in the area is the unbelievable reputation in the arts. Parents and
kids know they are learning from the best. But also the
kids feel so free to be able toexpressthemselves in front
of their peers and teachers…Kids who are so shy come to
life because they are given encouragement by everyone."
"We all had so much fun, and the only downside is that it's ending."
Tricia L. (camp student)
MEET THE CAMP STAFF
Laine Johnson joined Reagle Music Theatre as Camp Director with 2015’s Spring Camp. She has been directing and teaching theater for over ten years, most recently for Stoneham Theatre’s young company (The Wiz, Shrek) and Beaver Country Day School (Pride and Prejudice, Café le Monde, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cabaret, The Crucible). She has also directed and taught for such prestigious theaters and schools as the Atlanta Lyric Theatre, the Boston Pops, the New York Film Academy, and Walnut Hill School. She holds an MM (Musical Theater) from the Boston Conservatory, a BA (Theater Studies) from Emory University, and interned at the Alliance Theatre (Regional Tony Award Winner). She is also an accomplished actor and singer, playing leading roles throughout the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Boston.
Rachel Bertone returns to Reagle for her tenth season and proudly continues to wear her many different hats with the company. Besides teaching and choreographing for Reagle’s Youth Programs, she has choreographed, assistant directed, and performed in multiple Reagle productions. Direction/Choreography credits include: Musical of Musicals (Moonbox; IRNE Nomination: Best Direction and Choreography; Elliot Norton Nomination: Most Outstanding Musical), Creative License (NYCFringe Festival), and Joseph...Dreamcoat (Turtle Lane). Choreography credits: Guys and Dolls, Les Miserables, My Fair Lady, South Pacific (Reagle), City of Angels, Big River, Animal Crackers (Lyric), Company, A New Brain, Floyd Collins, Lucky Stiff (Moonbox), West Side Story (Turtle Lane; IRNE Nomination: Best Choreography). Upcoming: Directing The Wild Party (Moonbox). Over the last few years, she has had the great honor of Assistant Directing for Broadway veterans such as David Hugo (Les Miserables), Kirby Ward (Fiddler), and Larry Sousa (Bye, Bye, Birdie). Holding a BFA in Dance from The Boston Conservatory, she has performed with several theaters and companies such as Lyric Stage, Reagle, Fiddlehead, Liars & Believers, Boston Ballet, and Prometheus Dance. She serves on faculty at The Boston Conservatory, A.R.T. Institute at Harvard University, Boston Ballet, The Jeannette Neill Dance Studio, and Artbarn Community Theater.
Dan's expert musical direction has been a part of nearly all shows in the last 10 seasons at Reagle Music Theatre. Recent shows include last seasons Guys & Dolls, Kiss Me Kate, and Wonderful Town, as well as Les Misérables, Fiddler on the Roof, and Chicago (IRNE Nomination for Best Music Direction). A graduate of Oberlin Conservatory, Dan is now a freelance musician who has worked with many companies in the Boston area. Recent credits include Company (Moonbox Productions), West Side Story (Turtle Lane Playhouse), Once On This Island (Blue Spruce Theatre, IRNE winner), The Blue Flower(American Repertory Theatre, IRNE winner), as well as work at Emerson College, Boston Conservatory, Northeastern University, and New England Conservatory. His work has been praised by such theater luminaries as Adam Guettel and Stephen Schwartz. Dan is also an active accompanist, teacher,conductor and composer.
Those applying to be CITS must be 16 and older by the start of camp, or rising High School Juniors for the 2016/2017 school year. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your interest.
In Spring 2005, Reagle piloted a project called Actors In the Classroom (AIC) to serve Waltham High School English students. A Coordinator/Director and four professional actors implemented a three-week interpretive program, structured in accordance with state educational curriculum guidelines. The pilot served ten teachers’ classrooms with forty classroom visitations, and 200 students in grades 9-12. Literary works studied, performed, and discussed were: Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, The Crucible, A Doll’s House, Hamlet, A Raisin' in the Sun, A Streetcar Named Desire and Fences.
The pilot was so successful that the Project has continued for the subsequent three years, 2006-08. Recently, forty individual English classes, taught by ten teachers, hosted the AIC Project. The Project provides remedial-to honors-level students with techniques for encountering challenging dramatic and lyrical language in their English texts.
Week One is devoted to coordination, preparation, lesson planning for the classroom texts being studied, and decisions about the daily topics to be discussed and performed, followed by rehearsal sessions. Weeks Two and Three are spent in classrooms, one hour per week per class for eight to ten different classes, to demonstrate and role-model through performance, to offer teachers and students specific techniques for future use, to coach individual students in oral interpretation and, finally, to sum up the key ideas of the unit.
AIC aims to introduce students to the richness and power of Shakespearean and dramatic text, by helping them confront the problems inherent within. Most high school students, studying the words of literary masters, are confronted with language that proves daunting even for adults. Without AIC, students might not fully engage with the classics, finding them too difficult and inaccessible. Thus far, we have included up to ten different classrooms annually, with many teachers who request service being turned down due to limitations of time and resources.
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