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Poll Question: Vote For The Camp Show You’d Most Like To See Us Produce

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We’re seeking your input today. Every year we present a Summer Teen Camp where teenagers take part in our annual summer show. Some successful productions from the past include FOOTLOOSE, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, ALL SHOOK UP, JOSEPH…DREAMCOAT, BYE BYE BIRDIE – and this year we’ll be presenting SEUSSICAL the MUSICAL. It truly is one of our biggest events of the season. But choosing a Camp Show is also a challenge because there are several criteria the show has to meet. Among them:

  • Is it a show that WE are capable of producing?
  • Does it meet our family-friendly model?
  • Will young people WANT to be a part of this show?
  • Are we capable of getting a cast for the show?
  • Are there enough parts of the show that campers can be on stage for?

and lastly…

  • Will our audience like it?

As you can see, it can be quite a daunting task to find the perfect title that fits the bill. So today we are asking for your opinion. Please consider the criteria above and vote in our poll. Your answers will be a big help in giving us guidance. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

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Youth Summer Show Camp Starts Monday! – THE JUNGLE BOOK

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Our youth summer show camp is back after a thrilling debut last year with SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! This year promises to be even better as students will create and present a production of THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS! In this unforgettable two week summer camp, students will have fun filled mornings of dance, music, and acting classes. Afternoons will be spent in workshops and rehearsing for their very own performance of Disney’s THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS! Students will have a great time making new friends while learning theatre skills they will keep the rest of their lives.

Ages: 8-12

July 8 – 19 (M-F, 9am-3pm)

Performances: July 20 -30

Tuition: $200

If you have interest in registering your child, space is limited but there is still time. Only 5 spots remain so give us a call today at 817-202-0600. Make this a summer your child will never forget!

Summer Has Arrived – And Plaza Academy’s Summer Show Camps Are Right Around The Corner

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Summer with Plaza Academy at Plaza Theatre Company is always a blast! And 2013 will no no exception. With three fantastic camps available, we’ve got something for everyone. Read on for classes and descriptions.

Teen Show Camp

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Teens will love this theatre intensive, performance based summer camp! For two weeks, students will receive core class instruction in music, acting and dance. Mini classes offer a wide range of theatre education for aspiring young performers– including stage combat, theatre make-up, costume design, technical theatre, dialects and improv. The best part about the camp is that your teen will be able to apply what they’ve learned when they perform in the cast of Plaza Theatre Company’s production of BYE BYE BIRDIE!

Ages: 13-18

June 17-28 (M-F, 9am-3pm)

Performances: June 28th-August 3rd

Tuition: $200

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Youth Show Camp

Plaza Academy School House Rock Live Jr.In this unforgettable two week summer camp, students will have fun filled mornings of dance, music, and acting classes. Afternoons will be spent in workshops and rehearsing for their very own performance of Disney’s THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS! Students will have a great time making new friends while learning theatre skills they will keep the rest of their lives.

Ages: 8-12

July 8 – 19 (M-F, 9am-3pm)

Performances: July 20 -30

Tuition: $200

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Dance Camp

This two week dance intensive camp is a fun and active way for your student to spend their summer energy! Whether a beginner or an advanced dancer, students will receive training in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop and Contemporary dance. Instruction in dance history and theory will also be taught. Students will perform what they have learned in an end of camp recital.

Ages: 12-18
July 22 – August 2nd,
(M-F, 9am-3pm)

Recital August 2nd @ 3:30pm
Tuition: $175

ENROLLMENT for all of these camps is available RIGHT NOW! But don’t wait too long to register as space is limited and it always fills up quickly. It’s also easy to enroll – just visit www.plaza-theatre.com or call 817-202-0600 to sign up today. See ya soon!

Plaza Academy’s Expanded Fall Semester Is Right Around The Corner

Plaza Academy has been a blazing success at Plaza Theatre Company. Since expanding the program into a new facility at the start of 2012, interest and attendance has skyrocketed. Our first full semester in the spring of 2012 culminated in a phenomenal recital and our Summer Camps (all 3 of them) were an extraordinary achievement by our students and teachers.

(The photos below are from the Spring 2012 Plaza Academy Showcase taken by photographer Ginny Rodgers.)

Dance, Sing, Act, INSPIRE!

Our Plaza Academy programs offer a variety of courses for youth ages 3 to 18. They include courses in a wide range of dance disciplines, vocal performance and acting with classes for every level of experience and ability. Our teachers are practiced at working with young people of all ages and bring a great deal of ability to the Academy.

Students will enjoy a 14 week program concluding with a recital performance called the Plaza Academy Showcase. To accommodate greater demand, we have added more classes for the Fall 2012 Semester.

Registration

Registration is simple and quick. Simply visit this link to get started: Plaza Academy Registration

Or you can call the Plaza Academy office at 817-202-0601 any time during regular business hours. You can also find out more information about Plaza Academy by visiting the Plaza Academy website

There are second student and second class discounts available as well as a simple payment plan. AND anyone registering before the 16th of August will have the $25 registration fee waived.

Classes and Descriptions

Below is an updated listing of available classes for the Fall 2012 Semester:

Beginning Show Stoppers

Age: 8-18
Instructor: Tabitha Barrus

Discover the magic of Musical Theatre in this introductory class. Focusing on dance and music, this course assists students in developing their performance skills. Students will join with the advanced Show Stoppers class in producing a short musical or musical revue! (60 mins)
Tuition: $175

Advanced Show Stoppers

Age: 8-18 (Teacher approved admission)
Instructor: Tabitha Barrus

Continuing to focus on dance and music, this course will inspire students to begin refining their Musical Theatre skills. As they work to produce their short musical or musical revue, the students will enjoy the challenge of advanced choreography, dialogue, harmony and character development. (90 mins)
Tuition: $225

Acting for Teens

Age: 11-18
Instructor: Camille Shaw

Teens will love our challenging, but fun, approach to acting. Focusing on a one-act play, students will grow in character development, script analysis and stage presence as they work to produce the show. (60 mins)
Tuition: $175

Vocal Performance

Age: 12-18
Instructor: Aaron Siler

Students will enjoy the encouraging atmosphere of this group style voice lesson. Technique is key as each student prepares a pop song of their choice. (60 mins)
Tuition: $175

Mini Dance Bugs

Age: 3-5

Instructor: Tabitha Barrus

Our youngest dancers will be introduced to the basic concepts of tap and ballet in this playful class. Students will learn beginning technique through simple songs, creative movement and rhythms. (45 mins)
Tuition: $175

Dance Bugs

Age: 6-7

Instructor: Tabitha Barrus

This tap/ballet combo introduces basic concepts and terms in a fun imaginative way. Students will learn basic terminology, short combinations and correct placement while nurturing the imaginative atmosphere. (45 mins)
Tuition: $175

Tap Stars

Age: 8-11

Instructor: Tabitha Barrus

As a Tap Star, students will have a blast putting the fundamentals of tap to work. Over the semester they will learn new steps, rhythms, patterns, and combinations in cute and fun routines. (60 mins)
Tuition: $175

Tappin’ Teens

Age: 12-18

Instructor: Tabitha Barrus

In this high-energy class, teens start with the basics to build solid tap technique in a fun and supportive environment. Students will incorporate steps, rhythms and combinations into routines, danced to some of their favorite music. (60 mins)
Tuition: $175

Ballet Stars

Age: 8-11

Instructor: Faith Brown

This is a class for students who are new or returning to ballet. Students will learn ballet fundamentals and terminology while developing strength, confidence, balance, and flexibility. (60 mins)
Tuition: $175

Ballet for Teens

Age: 12-18

Instructor: Faith Brown

Teens will enjoy learning the basics of ballet while developing confidence, mental concentration, physical coordination and grace. This is a class for students who are new or returning to ballet. (60 mins)
Tuition: $175

Audition Prep.

Age: 13+

Instructor: Tina Barrus

Covering different aspects and tips for auditioning, this course gives students the tools to feel more prepared and confident with auditioning. By the end of the 14 weeks students will have 2-4 songs and monologues prepared for auditioning. Students will also be assisted in preparing an audition book and resume. Head shots will be taken by a professional photographer as well. (60 min)
Tuition: $225 (includes headshots)

Private Lessons

Instructor: Various

Plaza academy offers private voice, acting, piano, and a variety of other musical instruments. Our qualified teachers will work one-on-one with your student, helping them learn and grow in their individual are of study.
(30-60 mins)
Tuition: Determined by Instructor

So what are you waiting for? Give us a call at 817-202-0601 or visit the Plaza Academy website today.

Added performances of FOOTLOOSE, Opening week for PLAZA AFTER HOURS, the official FOREVER PLAID Cast List and dates for SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK JR. LIVE

Demand for seats to see FOOTLOOSE has been overwhelming. Never before have we Sold Out every seat of our first two weekends of a show. Additionally, every show this weekend (July 12, 13 and 14) is already Sold Out. To accommodate this demand, we are adding performances on Saturdays at 12 noon. These added dates are: Saturday July 14th, Saturday July 28th, and Saturday August 4th. These shows have just been added, so great seats are available right now. Call 817-202-0600 or visit http://www.plaza-theatre.com for seats to these added shows.

We are so very excited to be offering a PLAZA AFTER HOURS series starting this Friday night at 10:30pm. Our first Plaza After Hours production will be the outlandish and hilarious THE COMPLEAT WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (Abridged). The show is simply pure fun as 3 men perform all 37 of Shakespeare’s in 90 minutes. And believe us when we tell you, this a’int your father’s Shakespeare. Come on out for a very original evening of theatre at PlazaCo. 817-202-0600 or visit http://www.plaza-theatre.com to reserve.

Plaza Theatre Company is pleased to announce the official Cast List for it’s upcoming production FOREVER PLAID. The play is being directed by Kyle and Megan Adams with Choreography by Megan Adams and Musical Direction by Cheri Mega. The Cast is:

Frankie – Andrew Trites
Jinx – Andrew Guzman
Sparky – Kyle Adams
Smudge – Matt Sacy

FOREVER PLAID will open on Friday August 10th and play through Saturday September 8th on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 and Saturday afternoons at 3pm. Tickets are available by calling the PlazaCo Box Office at 817-202-0600 or by visiting http://www.plaza-theatre.com

Our youth summer Show Camp is going full blast here at Plaza Academy. 70 students ages 8 to 12 are taking part in an intensive 2 week camp where they’re also preparing to present SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK JR. LIVE! The students will then be presenting this show opening at 12:30 on Saturday July 21st and continue by playing two shows a day Monday July 23rd, Tuesday July 24th and Wednesday July 25th at 5:30pm and 7:30pm. The show lasts one hour and is one the whole family will absolutely LOVE! All seats are $7.50 and can be reserved by calling 817-202-0600 or by visiting http://www.plaza-theatre.com and clicking ‘Online Tickets’.

Summer is always amazing at PlazaCo. Come join the fun – we can’t wait to see you!

Photos of Plaza Academy’s Spring 2012 Recital

As we’ve already mentioned this week, Plaza Academy’s Spring 2012 Recital’s were an astonishing success! The students and teachers did a tremendous job putting together shows that were charming and entertaining. We loved having these young people here for our Spring 2012 Semester and we can’t wait for Summer Camps to begin. Until then, enjoy these couple of photos of the recital taken by PlazaCo’s resident photographer Ginny Rodgers.

Thanks again to everyone involved for a fabulous Spring 2012!

Plaza Academy’s Spring 2012 Recital Announcement and Schedule

Plaza Academy’s Spring 2012 Semester will culminate in recital performances by Academy students May 7th and 8th.

The Academy has enjoyed an auspicious beginning as we’ve expanded to our semester schedule and taken residence at the new Plaza Academy Fine Arts & Dance Studio. This first full semester has hosted 117 music, dance and acting students which began on January 23rd. And now we are approaching the end of this very successful semester.

The Spring 2012 Semester Recital is open to the public and free of charge. The performance schedule is as follows:

Monday May 7th at the Cleburne Conference Center starting at 7:00 pm.

Classes Performing:
Mini Dance Bugs (A and B)
Dance Bugs
Tap Stars
Tappin’ Teens
Ballet Stars
Ballet For Teens
Audition Prep
Show Stoppers
Advanced Show Stoppers

Tuesday May 8th at Plaza Theatre Company starting at 7:00 pm.

Classes Performing:
Little Performers
Story Drama
Acting for Teens
Vocal Performance

We send our congratulations to the students, their parents and families, and our amazing staff of teachers and administrators on an exceptional semester. We also encourage all who can attend to come see these wonderful students in action. They’ve worked very hard and deserve a whole lot of recognition for their efforts.

As we always say at Plaza Academy – Dance, Sing, Act…INSPIRE!

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