Education

Education is essential to our mission and the success of our theatre.

We feel called to share the gifts of theatre with our community and love seeing the confidence and joy it brings to children and adults alike. As a community organization, we depend on constant learning to enable our company of volunteers to rise to the high standards of entertainment to which we aspire. Many of our participants began involvement at JRT with little to no theatre experience, and some of our brightest emerging actors have come up through our youth theatre classes.


To register for fall classes,
open the registration form here,
print it, fill it out, and mail it and the registration fee
to the address below:

Jonesborough Repertory Theatre
Education
PO Box 585
Jonesborough, TN  37659


Musical Theatre I  (Fall 2019)
THIS CLASS IS FULL!

AS OF 8.15.19

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Musical Theatre I: Disney The Jungle Book KIDS

Instructors:   Jennifer Ross-Bernhardt, Heather Allen & Lucas Schmidt                                   
K-4thGrade                                       
$130/student; $125 (family discount)

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. Several roles, including Baloo and King Louie, are great for kids with strong comedic skills. The chorus can be expanded to include various animals, trees, plants, rocks and many other jungle inhabitants. Many numbers also involve the full chorus.

Students will gain an introduction to the world of musical theater. Together, they will learn basic song, dance, and acting skills, and how to audition. Students will perform a 30-minute show at the end of the semester.

Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. at JRT

Classes begin August 20 and end on November 5, 2019.

**Additional Rehearsals Required Some Saturdays 10–12:30 – Dates TBA

Technical Rehearsal – MANDATORY:  Thursday, November 7, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

PERFORMANCES WILL BE Friday, November 8 at 5:30 & 7:30 p.m.


Musical Theatre II (Fall 2019)

(registration form link is at the top of this page)

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DISNEY FROZEN JR. 

Instructors: Jennifer Ross-Bernhardt, Heather Allen & Lucas Schmidt                         
5th– 7th Grade                                 
$130/student; $125 (family discount)

Disney Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Disney Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Disney Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

Thursdays, 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at JRT 

Classes begin on August 22 and end on November 14, 2019

**Additional Rehearsals Required Some Saturdays 10–12:30 – Dates TBA

Technical Rehearsals – MANDATORY, November 13 & 14 from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. 

PERFORMANCES WILL BE:

NOVEMBER 15 at 5:30 & 7:30 p.m.

AND NOVEMBER 16 AT 1:00 p.m.


Musical Theatre III (Fall 2019)

(registration form link is at the top of this page)

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DISNEY FROZEN JR. 
Instructors:  Jennifer Ross-Bernhardt, Heather Allen & Lucas Schmidt                                    
8th– 12thGrade                               
$130/student; $125 (family discount)

Disney Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Disney Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Disney Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

Thursdays, 5:15 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at JRT 

Classes begin on August 22 and end on November 9, 2019

**Additional Rehearsals Required Some Saturdays 10–12:30 – Dates TBA

Technical Rehearsals – MANDATORY, November 9 from 10-Noon

And November 10 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. 

PERFORMANCES WILL BE:

NOVEMBER 11 at 5:30 & 7:30 p.m.

AND NOVEMBER 12 AT 6:00 p.m.

MUSICAL THEATRE Instructors

Jennifer Ross-Bernhardt

Jennifer Ross-Bernhardt

Lucas Schmidt

Lucas Schmidt

Heather Allen

Heather Allen



American Sign
Language I

(registration form link is at the top of this page)

Instructor: Janette Gaines                                    
Ages 13 to adult
                
$125/student
Class Size- 20 students
Sept. 2 – Nov. 7, 2019

Mondays, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.         
Location: Theatre

This is a basic class, useful for anyone wishing to learn more about this manual language, deaf history and culture. We will focus on finger spelling, basic vocabulary, non-manual markers that add meaning to the basic singed vocabulary, facial expressions, body language, and more. All classes meet on Mondays except the final meeting. November 7, we will have a Deaf Social Event – bowling at Holiday Lanes in Johnson City. Please mark your calendars. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to put to use what you have learned.

TEXT:  Sign Language Made Simple: A Complete Introduction to American Sign Language, 1st Edition by Karen Lewis and Roxanne Henderson [ISBN # 978-0-385-48857-0].  (Amazon – Approximately $13.00)

Please bring a 3-ring binder for handouts.

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INSTRUCTOR

Janette Gaines

Janette Gaines


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Ballroom Dance

(registration form link is at the top of this page)

Instructor: Emily Matney                       
Age 16+
$75/student; $125/couple
Location: JRT
Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30
8 weeks, September 4 - November 6, 2019 (No class on Oct 16.)                                                                     

This class will introduce the basics of three basic ballroom dances: Waltz, Rumba, and Swing. Dancers will learn basic dance figures, timing, posture, and characteristics of each. No one should be afraid to take the class because they “have two left feet,” “no musical ability,” etc. ANYONE CAN DANCE and this class will prove it! Students should wear comfortable clothes that allow movement. Shoes should be closed toed and cover the back of the heel, so they don't come off the foot. Shoes with suede on the bottom are preferred but not required. No sandals or boots please. If you have questions, please email the instructor: matneye@goldmail.etsu.edu.

INSTRUCTOR

Emily Matney

Emily Matney


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Light Design apprenticeships available with Karen Elb upon special request  and individual arrangements.

For more information, contact Karen at kelb27@gmail.com.

Karen Elb

Karen Elb


The Jonesborough Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts

The theatre classes at Jonesborough Repertory Theatre are a part of the Town of Jonesborough's Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts. For more fine arts classes with the program, please refer to the program center: the McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington School.


The JRT Players

This engaging group of actors prepares one-act touring shows designed to delight children (and adults) of all ages. 

Book the Players at your school or community center!

Upcoming Production: A commedia Christmas Carol

Touring the Tri-Cities:  Fall 2019
Special school ticket price

Public performance: Nov 22 at 7:30pm
Tickets $6 at the door.

For more information, or to book the Players :

Call :
423.361.0442

Email :
jrteducation@gmail.com