Theatrical arts • Music • Education

​Spring Programming

Broadway Basics

Ages: 8-17
Immerse yourself in all aspects of musical theater with training in singing, dance and acting, while acquiring the confidence and bold techniques required for larger-than-life productions in this semester-long class. Students will hone their musical theater skills while learning songs, scenes, and dances from popular musical theater shows. This course is for the aspiring young musical theater performer. This class will end with a performance showcase.
Instructor: Inspire Theater Company
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $175 R/$192 NR
17293 W, Feb. 12 – May 6, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Ages: 8 – 12 (No class 3/18.)
17294 W, Feb. 12 – May 6, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Ages: 13-17 (No class 3/18.)

Broadway Kids

Ages: 6-12
Young triple threats in the making will experience musical theater through ensemble singing, movement, acting exercises and solo work. Students will sing, dance, and play theater games while learning fun choreography and songs from their favorite musicals and Disney hits. All levels of ability are welcome so don’t let fear stand in the way of discovering your inner triple threat!
Instructor: Inspire Theater Company
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $95 R/$105 NR
17297 Sa, Apr. 4 – May 16, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

A Special Kind of Musical Theater

Ages 8+
This course is designed specifically for actors with special needs and their peer buddies. Do you want to improve your acting, singing, and dancing skills so you can be a Triple Threat in musicals? Using Disney songs, the participants will learn singing skills and dancing steps, as well as audition skills, theater terms and stage directions. The strength of this class is the participants’ ongoing active learning and practice of concepts and skills. The class will end with a showcase of small and whole group performances during the last class. Join us for a fun and exciting theater adventure! Participants should complete the Inclusion Participant Form prior to attending class.
Instructor: Inspire Theater Company
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $175 R/$192 NR
17299 Sa, Mar. 7 – May 16, 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (No class Mar. 21)

Poe: Dreams of Madness

Ages: 12-18
Learn the ins-and-outs of theater from the team at Inspire Theater Company, while rehearsing and putting on the production of Poe: Dreams of Madness. Macabre author Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tales come to life in this award-winning adaptation that’s both original and familiar, with classic elements from several of his most famous stories.  It’s nearly midnight, of course, and our troubled protagonist is having difficulty sleeping…or at least he thinks he is: “I am haunted by dreams, even when I wake.”  With the Raven acting as a grim and mischievous tour guide, both the positively dead and the presumed living give breath to Poe retellings similar to his greatest Gothic works, including The Tell-Tale Heart, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Masque of the Red Death, and The Raven.  This ensemble full-length play has a hugely flexible cast of players in front of a ghoulish backdrop sure to invoke drama and horror long after the final curtain falls.  Will Poe ever rest easy again?  Will you?  So sayeth the Raven: nevermore.
Instructor: Inspire Theater Company
Location: The Schoolhouse
Auditions will be held on Tuesday, Mar. 24, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Please sign up for an audition slot by clicking the link below. There is no fee to audition. We will open registration for both cast and crew once casting has been finalized on Oct. 2.
Audition Sign Up (Link coming soon.)
Fee: $200 R/$220 NR Cast should register to class number 17300
Fee: $25 R/$27 NR Tech Crew should register to class number 17301
Rehearsals: Tu and Th, Mar. 26 – May 7, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Performances: F, May 8, 6:00 p.m. and Sa, May 9, 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Musical Theater Dance

Learn different styles of Broadway dance and choreography as well as improving your dance technique. Proper warm up, body placement and some good conditioning will get you where you need to be. Whether you are getting ready for your next audition, show or just want to have something fun to do, this class is for you. All levels welcome.
Instructor: Inspire Theater Staff
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $48 R/$52 NR
Sundays, 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
17382 Jan. 19-Feb. 23
17383 Mar. 1-Apr. 5
17384 Apr. 19-May 24

Adult Tap

Ages: 16 +
Learn and practice the basics of tap vocabulary like shuffles, flaps, digs, time-steps in simple rhythm combinations and across the floor traveling steps. Then we put it together for quick, fun and rhythmically challenging tap combos set to music. Tap shoes are required.
Instructor: Inspire Creative Staff
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $68 R/$74 NR
Sundays, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
17385 Jan. 19-Feb. 23
17386 Mar. 1-Apr. 5
17387 Apr. 19-May 24