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.

Click here for the registration form
or email OUR
 Education Director, Janette Gaines,
at jrteducation@gmail.com.

Please send the form and your payment to:

Jonesborough Repertory Theatre
Education
PO Box 585
Jonesborough, TN  37659

Winter/Spring registration is open November 12th through January 5th.
Space is limited in each class, so register soon.

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Musical Theatre I

Disney's Aladdin Kids

K-5th Grade

Cost: $130 ($125 for siblings)
Classes: Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Some Saturdays (TBA) 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
January 11 - April 12 (14 weeks)
Mandatory Tech Rehearsals, April 17 and 18, 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Performances: April 19 and 20, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Based on the iconic animated film, Disney’s Aladdin Kids is sure to send audiences soaring on a flying carpet ride filled with romance and adventure. Students will gain an introduction to the world of musical theater. Together, they will learn basic song, dance, acting skills and how to audition. Students will perform a 30-minute show at the end of the semester.

Opening Registration Date: Nov 12, 2017 (space is limited)
Click here for registration form.
Closing Registration Date: Jan 5, 2018

Musical Theatre II

Disney's Aladdin Jr.

6th-12th Grade

Cost: $130 ($125 for siblings)
Classes: Thursdays, 5:15 - 6:15 p.m., Some Saturdays (TBA) 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
January 11 - April 26 (16 weeks)
Performances: April 26 and 27 at 5:00 and 7:30 p.m.

Based on the iconic animated film, Disney’s Aladdin JR is sure to send audiences soaring on a flying carpet ride filled with romance and adventure. When the street urchin Aladdin vies for the attention of the beautiful princess Jasmine, he uses a genie's magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie and ensemble of townspeople, shop owners, and harem girls are here in Disney’s Aladdin JR., a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love. Students will gain an introduction to the world of musical theater. Together, they will learn basic song, dance, acting skills and how to audition. Students will perform a 1 hour show at the end of the semester.

Opening Registration Date: Nov 12, 2017 (space is limited)
Click here for registration form.
Closing Registration Date: Jan 5, 2018

 

MUSICAL THEATRE Instructors

Jennifer Ross

Jennifer Ross

Lucas Schmidt

Lucas Schmidt

Heather Allen

Heather Allen

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Stage Combat

Adults, 18+
Tuesdays, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
January 16 - March 6 (8 classes)
Cost: $140

A course of study, designed to give students a clear understanding of the nature and practice of armed and unarmed combat for the stage and screen.  At the end of this course, each student will be expected to create and perform in a multi-person fight with at least one other student in the class.

winter/spring REGistration:

Opening Registration Date: Nov 12, 2017 (space is limited)
Click here for registration form
Closing Registration Date: Jan 5, 2018

INSTRUCTOR
Tom Flagg, AEA/SAG/AFTRA

Tom Flagg

Tom Flagg

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Physical Comedy

Junior classes, 6th-9th grade
Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
January 17 - February 7 (4 classes)
Cost: $70

Adult classes, 10th grade-adult
Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
February 14 - March 7 (4 classes)
Cost: $70

A four-week course of study, designed to give students a clear understanding of the nature and practice of physical comedy for the stage and screen. Just a few of the skills taught will be The Spit Take, Knocking over a bottle or glass, and The Basics of a Comic Slap.  At the end of this course, each student will be expected to create and perform in a Physical Comedy scene with at least one other student in the class.

winter/spring REGistration:

Opening Registration Date: Nov 12, 2017 (space is limited
Click here for registration form
Closing Registration Date: Jan 5, 2018

INSTRUCTOR
Tom Flagg, AEA/SAG/AFTRA

Tom Flagg

Tom Flagg

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Voice & the Alexander Technique

Beginner VOICE using the Alexander Technique

Dr. Charlotte Anderson
Tuesdays, 6:15 - 7:15 p.m.
January 16- March 6 (8 classes)
Ages 15 to Adult
class limited to 12 students
Cost: $120

Text: The Contemporary Singer: Elements of Vocal Technique by Anne Peckham (on Amazon, approx $18)

This is a basic class, useful for anyone wishing to learn more about the voice, no matter what your level of technical ability. It will focus on application of the basic concepts of vocal and Alexander technique to songs (or 16-32 bars audition repertoire) of your choice, via phrasing, color, dynamic variation, stage gesture, and character. 

Intermediate VOICE using the Alexander Technique

Dr. Charlotte Anderson
Tuesdays, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
January 16 - March 6
Ages 15 to Adult
class limited to 8 students
ost: $120

Text: The Contemporary Singer: Elements of Vocal Technique by Anne Peckham (on Amazon, approx $18)

This class picks up where the basic level class left off. Open to anyone who has had the Basic Class, Voice or Alexander Technique lessons.  Students will continue to learn about the voice as it applies to their level of technical ability.  It will focus on application of the basic concepts of vocal and Alexander technique to songs (or 16-32 bars audition repertoire) of your choice, via phrasing, color, dynamic variation, stage gesture, and character.

For more information about Dr. Anderson and the Alexander Technique, please visit her site: charlotteanderson.com.

Winter/Spring REGistration:

Opening Registration Date: Nov 12, 2017
Click here for registration form
Closing Registration Date: Jan 5, 2018

INSTRUCTOR

Dr. Charlotte Anderson

Dr. Charlotte Anderson

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American Sign Language

Age 13 - Adult
Mondays, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
January 15 - April 30 (12 classes)
Cost: $125

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 signed vocabulary, facial expressions, body language, and more. 

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)

winter/spring REGistration:

Opening Registration Date: Nov 12, 2017 (space is limited)
Click here for registration form
Closing Registration Date: Jan 5, 2018

INSTRUCTOR

Janette Gaines

Janette Gaines

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Tap Classes

(AGES 12 AND UP)

TAP I

Saturdays, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
January 13 - March 31 (12 weeks)
Cost: $125

This instructional tap class for stage performance is an exciting beginner class for teens and adults of all ages. You will learn to perform easy-to-follow tap dance steps for beginners and become acquainted with the terminology of tap, which equips  you to quickly learn a variety of combinations and routines. Along with these basic steps, students will also learn ear training to improve rhythm and musicality. This class is designed to introduce students to this important musical theatre dance form and would be great for actors and singers looking to expand their dance skill set.

TAP II

Saturdays, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
January 13 - March 31 (12 weeks)
Cost: $125

Tap II is designed for the student who is familiar with basic tap terminology and definitions, and who has some experience in fundamental tap combinations. Correct technique and body placement will be emphasized and each step explained in accurate musical counts. Level II Tap will expand on basic fundamentals and concepts and will equip the student to build combinations and dance popular tap routines. This class would be excellent for musical theatre performers who are trying to improve their dance skills.
 

winter/spring REGistration:

Opening Registration Date: Nov 12, 2017
Click here for registration form
Closing Registration Date: Jan 5, 2018

For more information, contact Lindy at melavara@gmail.com.

Tap Instructor

 
Lindy Ley

Lindy Ley

 

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 Stage Lighting

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

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

INSTRUCTOR

Karen Elb

Karen Elb

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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 2017

The merry troupe — Columbine, Arlequin, Punchin, and Rosetta — tackle, tumble, trick, and trip their way through their version of A Christmas Carol with fantastic abandon.  Get ready for an action-packed and unforgettable adaptation.

Special school ticket price: $3 per person.

For more information, or to book the Players :

Call :
423.361.0442

Email :
JRTeducation@gmail.com