Preteen Actors

Grades 5th thru 7th

The Coterie's Preteen Actors are classes built upon the natural imagination young actors have and introduce the fundamentals of acting, creating a base for future in-depth classes.

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Summer Term At Hogwarts

Join all your favorite characters from the Harry Potter series as you enter into a magical world filled with wizards, dragons, trolls, and elves. Act out scenes as Harry and his friends go to classes, play Quidditch, and even battle He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named. Immerse yourself in this exciting world all week and come out a full-fledged wizard!

Grades: Incoming 3rd - 5th

​​Locations: ​Lee's SummitNorthlandOverland ParkPlaza, Liberty

Sessions: Summer

Monsterologists

Are you a monster hunter? Do you want to help us find infamous monsters such as Big Foot, Loch Ness Monster, and the Kraken? Then this class is for you! Students will become both monsters and monster hunters as they create stories and characters for our adventures around the world, seeking out our favorite monsters.

Grades: Incoming 3rd - 5th

​​Locations: ​Lee's Summit, Overland ParkNorthlandPlaza

Sessions: Summer

Broadcast: Mayhem!

Hop inside the TV and create your own original sitcoms, commercials, game shows, and news casts. Each class will come up with their own television channel and direct all the programming…no matter how crazy it may be! All their shows will be shared live with family and friends during the final class.

Grades: Incoming 3rd - 5th

​​Locations: ​Lee's Summit, Overland ParkLiberty

Sessions: Summer

Zombie Island

A group of people have been dropped on an island filled with zombies! You and your fellow actors will learn stage combat techniques to incorporate into scenes you create as you make up your own story of survival. Learn how to build suspense, a captivating storyline, and interesting characters.

Grades: Incoming 5th - 7th

​​Locations: ​Lee's Summit, Overland Park, Northland

Sessions: Summer

Funny Bones: Intro To Improv

Get your funny started as you begin to learn all about comedy and improv! This fun and fast-paced class introduces young actors to the wide-open world of improv comedy. Students will develop skills in spontaneity, listening, creativity, storytelling, and collaboration building acting skills as they explore their silly side!

Grades: Incoming 5th - 7th

​​Locations: ​Lee's Summit, Overland ParkLibertyPlaza, Northland

Sessions: Summer

Audition Lab

This class is a great way to prepare yourself for upcoming auditions! With the help of a professional teaching artist, students will choose audition monologues that match their age, personality, and individual audition needs. Students will use the week to prepare a monologue, develop successful strategies for cold readings, and learn how to create a professional resume. The final class includes a special audition with Jeff Church, Coterie Producing Artistic Director, or a member of The Coterie staff, for youth roles in the upcoming Coterie season.

Grades: Incoming 5th-7th

​​Locations: ​Lee's Summit, Overland Park, Liberty, Plaza

Sessions:  Summer

Welcome To Musical Theatre

If you like acting, singing, and dancing, then musical theatre is for you! In this class, you will perform showstoppers from Broadway and The Coterie stage. We’ll learn songs that will bring you around the world and right back home from some of the most popular Broadway shows, such as Waitress, Spamalot, Hamilton, and more. Students will spend the week exploring character, learning choreography, and singing as an ensemble under the direction of an expert musical theatre actor and a professional accompanist. Students will perform as a chorus for family and friends during the final class.

*We encourage 6th-10th graders to take Welcome to Musical Theatre to establish a strong foundation before taking Advanced Musical Theatre

Grades: ​Incoming 5th-10th

​​Locations: ​Lee's Summit, Overland Park, Liberty, Plaza

Sessions: Summer

Advanced Musical Theatre

Take your musical theatre skills to the next level by performing duets, solos, and small group numbers from popular musicals. Continue to build on your skills and be challenged in new and exciting ways! Actors will rehearse scenes, songs, and dance numbers under the direction of a professional musical theatre actor and a professional accompanist. Students will perform a variety of numbers for family and friends during the final class.

*We encourage 6th-10th graders to take Welcome to Musical Theatre to establish a strong foundation before taking Advanced Musical Theatre

Grades: ​Incoming 6th-12th

​​Locations: Liberty

Sessions: Summer

Performance Camp: FROZEN JR

The enchanting Disney movie is now onstage! Join Elsa, Anna, Olaf, and Kristoff on their journey in the magical land of Arendelle in this story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Anna and Elsa. The production is filled with all of the humor of the movie and the same catchy songs, with a chance for actors to put their own twist on the magic and adventure! This fun-filled musical has roles for boys, girls, and magical creatures alike.

All students enrolled will have a speaking role—some large and some small. All students will also sing in the chorus and some will have solos. Auditions will be held the first day and the casting will be determined then.

Grades: ​Incoming 5th-10th

​​Locations: Lee's Summit

Sessions: Summer

Performance Camp: THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE

An old house in rural England becomes the home base for four children who wander into a mysterious world through an old wardrobe. In the incredible Narnia, they make friends with the frightened forest people who have almost given up hope for the return of good King Aslan, their true ruler. There is a great battle to see whether this magical country will remain under a wintry spell or will, once again, know freedom and summer under their true King, Aslan. This classic is sure to be a fun acting challenge!

All students enrolled will have a speaking role—some large and some small. Auditions will be held the first day and the casting will be determined then.

Grades: ​Incoming 5th-10th

​​Locations: Liberty

Sessions: Summer