Teen Actors

Grades 8th thru 12th

The Coterie's Teenage Actors classes allow young actors to continue their growth and exploration as actors by taking more in-depth classes that introduce them to the various techniques of acting. 

Unleash your child's passion!

 

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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

 

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 8th-12th

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

Sessions:  Summer

Sketch Comedy

Jump in and learn how to create scenes that will leave your audience rolling in the aisles! Students will develop an understanding of the rules of comedy, character, and timing as they have fun writing and performing sketches with their fellow actors. Ready to join our sketch comedy troupe? This class offers an opportunity for consideration in The Coterie’s Comedy Master class.

Grades: Incoming 8th-12th

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

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: FOOTLOOSE

This exhilarating Broadway smash follows Ren as he moves from Chicago to a small farm town, where dancing is prohibited. Based off the hit movie, this show has all of the best music from the 80s and amazing teen roles for everyone to have their moment to shine!

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 9th-12th

​​Locations: Plaza

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