Winter 2024

Make it Musical! Pre-K


This class is a perfect introduction to theater and the performing arts, curated especially for our tiniest students! You and your child will play, sing, and improvise – a great way to encourage creativity, confidence, and critical thinking. A parent or caregiver must stay with student.

Teachers: Anastasia Beliakova, Mina Hillman

  • Saturdays-Pre-K 3 -Pre-K 4
    January 6, 2024 - March 9, 2024
    9:00 am - 9:40 am
    NO CLASS February 17, 24
  • Sundays 9:00-Pre-K 4 (Must be at least 4)
    January 7, 2024 - March 10, 2024
    9:00 am - 9:40 am
    NO CLASS February 18, 25
  • Sundays 12:00-Pre-K 3 -Pre-K 4
    January 7, 2024 - March 10, 2024
    12:00 pm - 12:40 pm
    NO CLASS February 18, 25
  • Sundays 1:15-Pre-K 4 (Must be at least 4)
    January 7, 2024 - March 10, 2024
    1:15 pm - 1:55 pm
    NO CLASS February 18, 25
Registration is closed for this class.

Songs & Scenes Grades K-2


The first step on the road to performing. Learn musical numbers and scenes from The Jungle Book, that will be presented on the last day of class on the HCT stage! A fun way to start singing and dancing your heart out!

Director: Samantha Alicandri, Musical Director: Anastasia Beliakova

  • Tuesdays
    January 2, 2024 - March 12, 2024
    3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
    Final performance: Tuesday, March 12 at 3:45 (Actors arrive at 3:15)
    NO CLASS February 20
  • Wednesdays
    January 3, 2024 - March 13, 2024
    3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
    Final performance: Wednesday, March 13 at 3:45 (Actors arrive at 3:15)
    NO CLASS February 21
  • Thursdays
    January 4, 2024 - March 14, 2024
    3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
    Final performance: Thursday, March 14 at 3:45 (Actors arrive at 3:15)
    NO CLASS February 22
  • Saturdays
    January 6, 2024 - March 16, 2024
    10:00 am - 10:45 am
    Final performance: Saturday, March 16 at 10:30 (Actors arrive at 10:00)
    NO CLASS February 17, 24
    MAKE UP CLASS (for the missed vacation week class): MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 3:15-4:00
Registration is closed for this class.

Theater Games Grades 1-3


A princess, a tiger, or even a rocketship – in this class you can be ANYTHING! This fun class uses theater games, dramatic play, and physical improv to help your child reach new levels of confidence and creativity. Great for children with all levels of performance experience.

Teachers: Anastasia Beliakova, Mina Hillman

  • Sundays
    January 7, 2024 - March 10, 2024
    10:00 am - 10:45 am
    The final class on March 10th will be a SHARE with parents or caregivers. Bring along a friend as well!
    NO CLASS February 18, 25
Registration is closed for this class.

Sing! Dance! Act! Grades 2-4


This class is for the child with an interest in performing. Real scripts and costumes, real choreography—and real performances on the HCT Stage!

Director: Samantha Alicandri, Musical Director: Anastasia Beliakova, Stage Manager: Jordan Auriemma

  • Tuesdays
    January 2, 2024 - March 5, 2024
    4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
    MANDATORY Dress Rehearsal: Monday, March 11, 3:30–5:00
    Performances: Tuesday, March 12, 6:00 (Actors arrive 5:00); Thursday March 14, 6:00 (Actors arrive 5:00)
    NO CLASS February 20
  • Wednesdays
    January 3, 2024 - March 6, 2024
    4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
    MANDATORY Dress rehearsal: Monday, March 11, 5:15-6:45
    Performances: Wednesday, March 13, 6:00 (Actors arrive 5:00); Friday, March 15, 6:00 (Actors arrive 5:00)
    NO CLASS February 21
  • Saturdays
    January 6, 2024 - March 9, 2024
    11:00 am - 12:45 pm
    MANDATORY Dress rehearsal: Saturday, March 16,11:00-12:45
    Performances: Saturday March 16, 4:00 (Actors arrive 3:00); Sunday March 17, 2:00 (Actors arrive 1:00)
    NO CLASS February 17, 24
    MAKE UP CLASS (for the missed vacation week class): MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26 4:15-6:00
Registration is closed for this class.

The jungle is jumpin' with a jazzy beat in Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS. Specially adapted from the classic Disney animated film, Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS features a host of colorful characters and your favorite songs from the movie. Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, are on the run in the deepest parts of the jungle. On their journey, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin' musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. When Shere Khan returns, our heroes must rally their fellow animals into battle and restore peace throughout the jungle.

Theater Games & Improv Grades 4-6


This class uses theater games and improvisation to help your child take their acting skills to the next level, as well as provides a basic foundation in improv and ensemble building. Perfect for the enthusiastic young actor who just can’t get enough of being on stage. All levels welcome!

Teachers: Anastasia Beliakova, Mina Hillman

  • Sundays
    January 7, 2024 - March 10, 2024
    10:45 am - 11:45 am
    The final class on March 10th will be a SHARE with parents or caregivers. Bring along a friend as well!
    NO CLASS February 18, 25
Registration is closed for this class.

Performance Workshop Grades 4-6


This class is for young actors ready to seriously focus on all aspects of a musical production. The semester culminates with a full production on the HCT stage!

Director: Samantha Alicandri, Choreographer: Chase Leyner, Musical Director: Cristina Wager, Stage Manager: Frankie Alicandri

  • Fridays
    January 5, 2024 - March 8, 2024
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Mandatory Dress Rehearsal: Friday, March 8, 3:30-5:30 or 6:00-8:00 depending on cast
    Performances: Saturday, March 9, 4:00pm and 7:30 pm, Sunday, March 10 4:00 pm and 7:30pm
    NO CLASS February 23
Registration is closed for this class.

Be careful what you wish for, as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life.  Into the Woods JR. features all of your favorite characters — Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack, and the Witch — in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables. The musical centers on a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. They all set off on a journey and wind up changed forever.

JR COmpany Grades 5-8


JR COmpany is for professional minded, advanced performers, with extensive experience.
By invitation only.

Director: Chase Leyner, Musical Director: Scott Pearson

  • Mondays & Saturdays
    January 8, 2024 - April 14, 2024
    4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    MONDAYS 4:00-6:30: January 8, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26, March 4, 18, 25, April 8
    SATURDAYS 1:00-5:00: January 13, February 10, March 2
    SATURDAY 10:00-1:00: March 23
    Tech Week (MANDATORY): 4:00-7:00 April 15, 16, 17, 18
    Performances: April 19-21
Registration is closed for this class.

Show will be chosen to suit participants.

Acting & Improv Grades 7-10


In Acting, we will explore the fundamentals of monologues, scene work, and improvisation. The acting portion of this class will focus on character development and text analysis, and the students will learn the building blocks of improv while discovering the power of saying “YES, AND!”, as well as hone their ability to think on their feet. This class is jam-packed with individual work, group theater games, and rich class discussions.

Teachers: Anastasia Beliakova, Mina Hillman

  • Sundays
    January 7, 2024 - March 10, 2024
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    The final class on March 10th will be a SHARE with parents or caregivers. Bring along a friend as well!
    NO CLASS February 18, 25
Registration is closed for this class.

Teen Workshop Grades 7-12


This class is for teen actors looking for a serious performance experience and ready to focus on all aspects of a musical production. The class will culminate with a full production on the HCT stage!

Director: Chase Leyner, Musical Director: Evan Swanson, Stage Manager: Frankie Alicandri, Assistant Director: Jordan Auriemma

  • Thursdays
    January 4, 2024 - March 7, 2024
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Mandatory Tech Rehearsal: Thursday, March 21, 4:00-700
    Mandatory Dress Rehearsal: Friday, March 22, 4:00-7:00
    Performances: Saturday, March 23, 2:00pm and 7:00pm, Sunday, March 24, 2;00pm and 7:00pm
    NO CLASS February 22
Registration is closed for this class.

Be careful what you wish for, as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life.  Into the Woods JR. features all of your favorite characters — Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack, and the Witch — in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables. The musical centers on a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. They all set off on a journey and wind up changed forever.

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PAYMENT

Payment in full must be received within two weeks of registration to participate.

ACCEPTED PAYMENTS

We accept the following payment methods:

VENMO: Send Venmo payment to @hobokenchildrenstheater
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— Include student’s name and class name in Venmo notes.

ZELLE: Send Zelle payment to 646-339-8485 or admin@hobokenchildrenstheater.com

CHECK or MONEY ORDER:
Make checks payable to Hoboken Children’s Theater, and mail to:
Hoboken Children’s Theater
55 Sterling Avenue
Weehawken, NJ 07086

ATTENDANCE
It is very important to be at all rehearsals. We understand absences due to illness, but do not register if you foresee multiple absences due to schedule conflicts.

CANCELLATIONS
We reserve the right to cancel any class that does not meet the enrollment requirements.

REFUNDS
Students withdrawing at least 24 hours prior to the first day of class receive a full refund, minus a $25 processing fee. Students withdrawing after the first class, but before the second, receive a 50% refund. No refunds are given after casting or for non-production classes after the second class, regardless of attendance.