Spring 2017 classes

Mile Square Theatre
1400 Clinton Street, Hoboken[map]
Corner of 14th and Clinton streets (north of the viaduct)

Session $250

Grades K thru 2


Songs & Scenes

The first step on the road to performing. Learn musical numbers and scenes to be presented on the last day of class. A fun way to start singing and dancing your heart out!

Instructor: Jessica McCuiston with Arielle Legere

Tuesdays 3:15–4:00

Classes: Apr 4, 11, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Jun 6
Final Performance: Jun 13, 3:15–4:00

Wednesdays 3:15–4:00   Class is FULL—accepting names for waiting list

Classes: Apr 5, 12, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Jun 7
Final Performance: Jun 14, 3:15–4:00

Fridays 3:15–4:00

Classes: Apr 7, 14, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, Jun 2, 9
Final Performance: Jun 16, 3:15–4:00

Session $550

Grades 2–4


Sing! Dance! Act!

Space Pirates

Pirates! Aliens! Space travel! Space Pirates tells the story of Gabby, a kid who gets picked on during a school trip to the museum. Everything quickly changes when an alien space ship accidentally beams Gabby and her classmates up to outer space. Things go from bad to worse when the alien space ship is suddenly attacked by SPACE PIRATES! It’s only after this whirlwind space adventure that Gabby becomes comfortable in her own skin, and her classmates appreciate her for who she is. This class is for the child with an interest in performing. Real scripts and costumes, real choreography—and real performances!

Director: Arielle Legere with Jessica McCuiston

Tuesdays 4:00–6:00

Classes: Apr 4, 11, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Jun 6
Dress rehearsal: Mon Jun 12, 3:30–5:00
Performances: Tue Jun 13, 6:00 (actors arrive 5:00)
     & Thu Jun 15, 6:00 (actors arrive 5:00)

Wednesdays 4:00–6:00   Class is FULL—accepting names for waiting list

Classes: Apr 5, 12, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Jun 7
Dress rehearsal: Mon Jun 12, 5:15–6:45
Performances: Wed Jun 14, 6:00 (actors arrive 5:00)
     & Fri Jun 16, 6:00 (actors arrive 5:00)

Session $650

Grades 4–8


Performance Workshop

Shrek the Musical JR.

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It’s a “big bright beautiful world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family. Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek. One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he’s handed a task — if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn’t be complete without a few twists and turns along the way. This class is for the dedicated actor with some performance experience who is ready to seriously focus on all aspects of a musical production.

Directors: Jessica McCuiston & Arielle Legere

Fridays 4:00–6:30

Classes: Mar 31, Apr 7, 14, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, Jun 2
Dress rehearsal: Thu Jun 8, 4:00–7:00 MANDATORY REHEARSAL
Performances: Fri Jun 9, 7:00 (actors arrive 5:30);
     Sat Jun 10, 2:00 (actors arrive 12:30) & 7:00 (actors arrive 6:00)

Session $360

ages 10–12


Acting Pre-Teen

This class is for the actor with basic technique who is seeking a stronger foundation. In addition to diction, voice, movement and character development, students will begin to analyze contemporary text. Monologues and scene work will be worked on. Theater games, activities and exercises will be used in order to support the student’s growth as an actor both individually and collectively.

Instructor: Rachel Eckerling

Sundays 10:00–12:00

Classes: Apr 2, 9, 30, May 7, 14, 21, Jun 4
Final class: Jun 11, 10:00–12:00 (presentation for parents & friends begins at 11:30)