FALL & SPRING YOUTH CLASSES

TWELVE-WEEK SESSIONS, OFFERED EACH FALL & SPRING • AGES 4-17

Porchlight is proud to be Chicago’s home for music theatre and believes in the power of studying theater to build self-confidence, creative thinking, and open us all up to be more empathetic and caring humans. Our youth classes are designed to build sequentially, with our youngest actors learning basics, up to our most advanced young artists creating a full production. Your young artist is welcome to join us at any stage!

Fall Classes are held at:

Holtschneider Performance Center at the DePaul University School of Music
2330 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Accessible by CTA Red, Brown and Purple line trains at the Fullerton CTA Stop, as well as the Fullerton and Halsted buses. 


MINI MUSICALS • AGES 4 – 6

Offered each Fall and Spring term, 12 weeks
Sundays 2:30 – 3:30 PM

Fall 2022: September 25 – December 18 (no class 11/27)
Spring 2023: February 12 – May 7 (no class 4/9)
SPRING REGISTRATION OPENS IN NOVEMBER!

$250

Budding actors join us each week for songs, games, making new friends, and having a blast on stage! Our youngest students stretch their theatre muscles as they create an original musical story – with dance moves, props, and songs to share at home – to share with family and friends on the last day of class!

Register for Mini Musicals


BROADWAY BASICS • AGES 7 – 10

Offered each Fall and Spring term, 12 weeks
Saturdays, 11:30am – 1:00 pm

Fall 2022: September 24 – December 17 (no class 11/26)
Spring 2023: February 11 – May 6 (no class 4/8)
SPRING REGISTRATION OPENS IN NOVEMBER!

$400

Enter the world of music, drama, dance, writing, and more while practicing teamwork, communication, and problem-solving. Students will be introduced to their actor tools — their bodies, voices, and imaginations — while singing and dancing to classic and contemporary Broadway hits, writing their own story, and with lots of time for playing games and making new friends. At the end of the session join us for a final performance to celebrate all your young actors’ work!

Register for Broadway Basics


MUSIC THEATRE BOOTCAMP • AGES 11 – 13

Offered each Fall and Spring term, 12 weeks
Saturday 1:00pm – 3:00 pm

Fall 2022: September 24 – December 17 (no class 11/26)
Spring 2023: February 11 – May 5 (no class 4/8)
SPRING REGISTRATION OPENS IN NOVEMBER!

$500

Intermediate actors build on basic skills to learn about building an ensemble, singing in harmony, developing more challenging characters, and learning more complex choreography. Actors will write their own story paired with musical theatre classics and new hits to share with family and friends at the end of the term!

Register for Music Theatre Bootcamp


ADVANCED MUSIC THEATRE PERFORMANCE • AGES 14 – 17

Offered each Fall and Spring term, 12 weeks
Sundays 3:30pm – 6:30 pm

Fall 2022: September 25 – December, 18 (no class 11/27)
Spring 2023: February 12 – May 7 (no class 4/9)
SPRING REGISTRATION OPENS IN NOVEMBER!

$650

Our most advanced actors will tackle challenging choreography,  music, and scene work to create a final showcase that highlights both ensemble and individual work. Actors will set individual performance goals and learn how a musical is constructed from first rehearsal to final performance and enjoy special elements to help prepare them for college or professional auditions. Family and friends join us at the end of the term for a glimpse at all your actor’s hard work!

Register for Advanced Music Theatre Performance

Payment plans are available for all youth programming by emailing rebeccah@porchlightmusictheatre.org. Scholarships and financial aid available by filling out this application.


Scholarships for Youth Programming

Scholarships are available, along with financial aid and payment plans. To apply for a scholarship, apply HERE. For more information on scholarships, please visit our FAQ section or email Porchlight’s Education Director Rebeccah Singer* at rebeccah@porchlightmusictheatre.org.

 

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