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Alban Arts Academy

The Alban Arts Academy is a twice yearly extra-curricular academy that has provided artistic education to the greater-metro area since 2010.  Academy classes include Acting, Improv, Musical Theatre and much more.  All classes are taught by local artists, and over 1,000 students from 7 counties have traveled to St. Albans for their arts education needs.  Several students of the Alban Arts Academy have gone on to perform locally and professionally, and have continued their arts education at the Governor’s School for the Arts and on into college as well.  All of our students however, leave with a better understanding of the artform that they study and a greater appreciation and understanding of the people and world around them.  

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Spring 24 Showcase Tickets 
Now On Sale!

Tickets are $5 per person.
Doors will open 30 minutes before showtime.
Showcase A
May 10th @ 7pm & May 11th @ 11am
Pre-k Intro To Theatre
Musical Theatre 1st-6th
Improv 2nd-6th
Stage Makeup
Acting 1st-5th
Acting 1.5
Stage Craft

Showcase B

May 11th @ 2pm
Musical Theatre 7th-12th
Improv 7th-12th
Intro to Stage Management
Acting 6th-8th
Acting 9th-12th
Classical Acting

Alban Arts Academy

 

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Spring 2024 
Schedule of Classes

Classes begin the week of February 19th and will meet once a week for 12 weeks.

The final week of the semester (May 5th – 11th) is tech week and classes will meet 2-3 times as well as the final showcase performances on May 10th and 11th.

Each class has a $25 non-refundable registration fee which is subtracted from the total tuition.

Classes cost $200 if registering on or before February 17th, and $225 if registering after February 16th.

There is a 10% discount when registering for 2 or more classes within the same household.

When registering you must pay the $25 non-refundable registration fee, but you can choose to pay more of your tuition by “donating” your additional chosen amount before checking out. Any remaining balance will be invoiced to you via email once the semester begins.

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Monday
5:30-6:15PM

Chelsey Lilly

Pre-K Intro to Theatre

A beginning course that introduces young artists to many different avenues of theatre including but not limited to; acting, directing, playwriting, and costuming.

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Monday
5:30 – 6:30

Sam & Stevie Jenkins

Musical Theatre
1st-6th

Musical theatre is one of the most fun and popular forms of theatre today! In this class, students will learn skills that apply to all areas of musical theatre with focus on vocal technique, acting through song, and basic principles of stage performance. This course will use both modern and classical musicals to teach students to have fun on stage and feel confident in musical performances!

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Monday
6:45 – 7:45

Sam & Stevie Jenkins

Musical Theatre
7th-12th

Musical theatre is one of the most fun and popular forms of theatre today! In this class, students will learn skills that apply to all areas of musical theatre with focus on vocal technique, acting through song, and basic principles of stage performance. This course will use both modern and classical musicals to teach students to have fun on stage and feel confident in musical performances!

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Monday
6:45 – 7:45

Chelsey Lilly

Intro to Stage Management 9th-12th

A course for high schoolers designed to introduce stage managing principals and the beginning to end responsibilities for the stage manager.

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Tuesday
5:30 – 6:30

Jeff Bukovinsky

Improv
2nd-6th

Students play a variety of short form improv games that will improve their ability to interact within improvised scenes and think quickly on their feet. Also a great class for students looking to have fun on stage.

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Tuesday
6:45 – 7:45

Jeff Bukovinsky

Improv
7-12th

Students play a variety of short form improv games that will improve their ability to interact within improvised scenes and think quickly on their feet. Also a great class for students looking to have fun on stage.

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Wednesday
5:30 – 6:30

Marlette Carter

Stage Make-up
5th-adult

Students will learn how to safely and effectively apply makeup to themselves and others. The class will begin with the basics of application, shadow, highlight, color etc. and then will progress into more advanced techniques like old age, fantasy, cuts and bruises, beard creation and more. (Supply Fee covers makeup kit that students keep)

**Addt’l $100
make up supply fee**

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Wednesday
6:45 – 7:45

Marlette Carter

Acting
6th-8th

Selling the Drama! If the acting bug has bitten your tween, this is a
great class to harness that energy into developing a well-rounded
young actor. In this class we will learn the skills to; build 3
dimensional characters, develop storytelling techniques, scene
analysis, build trust and cooperation with other actors, act for stage
and film, and so much more.

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Wednesday
6:00 – 7:00

David McBrayer

Theatre History
*Online Course*

 This course offers an overview of the history of theater traditions from ancient Greece to the present day, with focuses on genre trends and notable playwrights. Students will gain insight into the origins of theater, the variety of cultural traditions around the globe, exciting new ideas in experimental theater, and more.

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Wednesday
8:00 – 9:00

Marlette Carter

Classical Acting
5th-adult

To be, or not to be This class will focus on the performance and understanding of Classical Theatre (Pre-1800). The works of Shakespeare, Sophocles, Molière, and Marlowe; we will be bringing to life great monologues and comedic scenes. A great class for high school students interested in learning to understand Shakespeare. “All the world’s a stage,” isn’t just a saying in this class.

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Thursday
5:30 – 6:30

Adam Bryan

Acting

1st-5th

This class gets students comfortable on stage. We explore theatre basics: character, voice, memorization and confidence. Students will take part in a variety of acting exercises to find students’ strengths and weaknesses, then work on honing those skills by working on a short play that will be presented at the end of semester showcase. *Students must be able to read.*

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Thursday
5:30 – 6:30

Loren Allen

Stage Craft
6th-adult

An introduction to the behind-the-scenes world of technical theatre. Students will learn to use hand/power tools in set construction, set painting, lighting/sound design, and prop making. They will then use their new-found skills in the practical application of assisting in creating the sets for the performance showcase. Students should be prepared for physical activity such as climbing ladders. Please wear closed toe shoes to class for safety.

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Thursday
6:45 – 7:45

Adam Bryan

Acting 1.5

This class is designed to be a continuation of acting 1st-5th. Students will dive deeper into character development, partner work, and strengthening and developing their voice.
*Students must have taken 2 or more semesters of Acting 1st-5th.*

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Thursday
8:00 – 9:00

Adam Bryan

Acting
9-12th

Designed with both new and experienced actors in mind, this class will focus on exploring many of the aspects of acting. From script analysis, character work, and memorization techniques. Students will also explore varying methods actors use to create their art. Major focus will be placed on acting truthfully under imaginary circumstances and connecting and sharing emotionally with your scene partners.

Scholarships

The Alban Arts Academy is happy to provide Scholarships for families that may need them.

Both full and partial scholarships will be awarded and will only apply to one class.  Each semester the scholarship program will reopen and applicants must reapply each semester.  

Scholarships will be awarded February 17th and all forms must be submitted by February 14th to qualify. 

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St. Albans, WV, 25177