Children’s Theatre


2017-2018 Fall and Spring Semesters

Did you know that students who participate in the arts perform better in school? PCT is proud to offer these very enriching programs to help your child succeed. Register now through the PCT Box Office or by attending one of the many classes we have to offer.

Click the link below to print and complete the registration form to bring to pre-registration or the first day of classes. Pre-registration is being held on September 9 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Brown Centre for the Performing Arts.

Fall Registration Form

 

  • Creative Drama: Pre-K through 1st Grade

    Creative Drama: Pre-K through 1st Grade

    This class will be a high-energy introduction to the fundamentals of theatre. Basic theatre skills will be introduced through a mixture of fun games and improvisational exercises. As the class progresses, we will learn how to shine in the spotlight and have a fun look into technical theatre with some basic design experiments. Students will get a chance to showcase all they’ve learned at the end of each semester.

    The class meets Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 pm. Tuition for the semester is $95.

    Instructor: Mandy Hale

    Mandy is a newcomer to the Paris Community Theater and has been involved in two recent productions both onstage and backstage. She’s full of energy and is looking forward to sharing her passion of the arts with others.

  • Introductory Theatre Skills:  Grades 2-4

    Introductory Theatre Skills: Grades 2-4

    Let your child’s creativity boom with this high energy introductory Theatre class. We will learn Theatre basics, terminology, stage movement, and improvisation skills, but mostly, we will have tons of fun! Students will have a chance to show off their newly developed skills in a showcase at the end of each semester!

    The classes meet Thursdays at 4pm and 5:10pm. Tuition for the semester is $95.

    Instructors: Laura Dial and Rachael Sheehan

    Laura has been involved in Theatre in one way or another since she was 2 years old. She graduated in 2009 with her Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis on Education from Stephen F. Austin State University. This is her first year teaching at Paris Community Theater, however, she has over 12 years experience teaching Theatre to various ages. She is so excited to have the opportunity to share her passion and knowledge of Theatre with her class!

  • Intermediate Theatre Skills & Performance:  Grades 5-8

    Intermediate Theatre Skills & Performance: Grades 5-8

    Take your child to the next level with the Intermediate Class. From enhancing basic skills to overall performance – this is the class for anyone wanting to conquer the big stage! This class includes a BIG Spring Production performed for area schools. Auditions will be held during the last week of the Fall Semester.

    Classes are on Mondays at 4pm and 5:15pm. The tuition for the fall semester is $105, and $130 for the Spring semester.

    Instructor: Austen Naron

    Austen Naron is a native of Paris, Texas, recently returned from Tulsa after receiving a Bachelors degree in Musical Theatre from the University of Tulsa. He has been very active with PCT in the past having played Jesus in Godspell, John Brooke in Little Women, and, most recently, Adam/Noah in Children of Eden. Austen is ecstatic to return to PCT to teach the Craft to young thespians and share his passion for theatre with a new crop of Paris talent.

  • Art Classes: Ages 8-12

    Art Classes: Ages 8-12

    Everybody can create in this unique hands-on exploration into making personal pieces of art using everyday objects and media. Come join us and make an art journal, a mask, and find out how to make T-shirt prints and more. Ideal for beginners or experienced students with something for everyone regardless of ability.

    The class meets Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 pm. Tuition for the semester is $120 (includes supplies).

    Instructor: Celia Stogner

    Celia has an extensive background in theatre as an artist, musician and actor, and holds a BA and an MS in Theatre Costume Design from Texas A&M University Commerce. She has served as a scenic artist, costume designer, set designer for over 30 productions. Her theatre experience brings a new approach to art that uses a hands-on method that goes beyond drawing to producing objects. She believes that everyone can make art if they are shown the path to creativity.

  • Fundamentals of Drawing: Ages 8+ (NEW)

    Fundamentals of Drawing: Ages 8+ (NEW)

    Fundamentals of Drawing is designed to teach the basics of perspective, proportion and shading while building skill in using pencil, pen, charcoal and color. Ages 8 and up.

    The class meets Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 pm. Tuition for the semester is $120 (includes supplies).

    Instructor: Celia Stogner

    Celia has an extensive background in theatre as an artist, musician and actor, and holds a BA and an MS in Theatre Costume Design from Texas A&M University Commerce. She has served as a scenic artist, costume designer, set designer for over 30 productions. Her theatre experience brings a new approach to art that uses a hands-on method that goes beyond drawing to producing objects. She believes that everyone can make art if they are shown the path to creativity.

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors:


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First Federal Community Bank Ameriprise Financial Pools & More
Paris Regional Medical Center Turner Industries Edward Jones/Stephen Gerald
Kimberly-Clark Corp. Louise W. Hagood Texas Oncology
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Paris Area Arts Alliance Chongo Feo Production Malnory McNeal
Young Title Company /Law Offices of Sydney Young Green Boutique
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