Bricks and mortar theatres and performance venues may be closed, but that does not mean theatre has stopped. MCA is excited to announce a variety of theatre related experiences for youth that can be safely executed from the comfort of their own home. These programs are uniquely designed to use the arts to develop important theatre and life skills such as communication, self-confidence, creativity, as well as foster social connection. Check out our Nov.- Jan. Theatre Division offering below or visit our Theatre Division page for more information.

MCA Musical Revue

Calling all middle -high school singers. This is your opportunity to participate in a unique collaborative musical and theatrical experience. Over the course of 6 weeks you will participate in rehearsals that will include vocal & theatrical exercises, brainstorming sessions, discussion on how to finding intent in a song, building character and physical expression in relation to musical tone. In collaboration with other students and the instructor to form a song list and devise a script for the final performance. Prior to first rehearsal you will receive a welcome video with instructions and access to Google accompaniment file and you will be asked to record a range check video and submit before first rehearsal. You will participate in group sessions and a private coaching with the Director.
 
Rehearsals: 12/4, 12/18, 1/8, Private Coaching the week of 1/9-13
Time: TBD
Online Premiere: 1/22, 6pm on MCA's Facebook Page and YouTube Channel
Ages: 5th-12th grade
Director: Lindsy O'Shea
Location: Online via Zoom
Fee: $59
Registration Notes: Cast will be limited to 12 singers, no auditions required, but MCA voice students will have access to early registration.

Children in costume

Spotlight Players

Fight off the winter doldrums and get ready to step into the spotlight while starring in a virtual play. Young actors have the opportunity to perform in an original play written by Saint Mary’s University Alumni, Daniel Collette. Additionally, you will also learn fun acting warm-ups, games, and performance techniques that every actor should know.

Rehearsals: Thursdays, Jan.7- Feb. 4th, Private Coaching the week of Feb. 8

Time: 5:30-6:30 PM (time may vary a bit depending on role assigned)

Online Premiere: 2/20/21, 6pm on MCA's Facebook Page and YouTube Channel

Ages: 2nd-5th grade

Director: Ahnika Lexvold

Location: Online via Zoom

Fee: $59

Musical Theatre Dance (Ages 6-9)

Unleash your creative side while dancing to new and classic songs from the Broadway stage.  Dancers will work on perfecting dance technique while bringing a character to life.

Students will just need a little space to move freely, and a device enabled with Wi-Fi. We will be using Zoom and will enable cameras so if students wish to be able to interact with the instructor and other students, otherwise families can choose to not share their image. We recommend students wear dance apparel and shoes if they have them and have a water bottle near by to set them up for success.

Day/Dates: Mondays, Dec. 7, 14, Jan. 4 & 11

Time:  3-3:45 PM

Age: 6-9 years

Location: Online via Zoom

Price: $21 (4 classes, 3 hours)

Instructor: C. Full

Musical Theatre Dance (Ages 10+)

Unleash your creative side while dancing to new and classic songs from the Broadway stage. Dancers will work on perfecting dance technique while bringing a character to life. 

Students will just need a little space to move freely, and a device enabled with Wi-Fi. We will be using Zoom and will enable cameras so if students wish to be able to interact with the instructor and other students, otherwise families can choose to not share their image. We recommend students wear dance apparel and shoes if they have them and have a water bottle near by to set them up for success.

Day/Dates: Mondays, Dec. 7, 14, Jan. 4 & 11

Time:  4-5 PM

Age: 10+ years

Location: Online via Zoom

Price: $28 (4 classes, 4 hours)

Instructor: C. Full