Our education classes run throughout the year at our downtown Mason studio for students ages 5 – 16.
FALL SESSION: Saturdays (6 weeks)
September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26
All Classes held at ROYAL Theatre Company's Main Street Studio: 308 West Main Street, Mason
$125 for the 6-week Young Actors class and the Beginning Acting class
$250 for the 6-Week Musical Theatre Intensive
Questions About ROYAL's Education Program? Email Valerie, Education Director
10:30 – 11:45AM
With a focus on movement, stage orientation, and fun acting games, this introductory class is perfect for the young aspiring actor with minimal stage experience. Each class will end with a small performance for the parents to give the kids the experience of acting for an audience, without the stresses of auditioning or memorization.
Students will learn acting techniques that will help them be comfortable on stage, inspiring a more truthful and powerful performance. In addition to being introduced to classic acting games and improvisation, the students will collectively brainstorm, produce, and perform a production for friends and family at the end of the session. This class is a great way for kids to get their feet wet with auditioning and performing.
6-Week Musical Theatre Intensive
Prerequisites: Students must have prior training in drama (school plays qualify), dance (performing in a school or professional show qualifies), and vocal music (school or church choirs qualify).
Instructor Colin Thornton has been a ROYAL acting instructor for the past 8 years. He has been teaching and performing improv comedy for 17 years, and is currently the artistic director for Improv Cincinnati. Colin has directed dozens of performances for children at Town Hall Theatre and Center Stage Players. Colin also teaches with Dramakinetics, an arts-integration non-profit.
Assistant Heather Hopster has been with ROYAL for the past 4 years as our class and camp assistant. She currently studies international sign language at Cincinnati State Technical Community College. She also instructs cooking classes and has assisted in Dramakinetics classes.
Instructor Jay Goodlett Jay Goodlett attended the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati from 4th-12th grade majoring in dance, drama and musical theater. In 1993 Mr. Goodlett joined the Cincinnati Ballet company attaining the rank of Senior Soloist. Mr. Goodlett retired in 2008 after a rewarding career that included international tours, hundreds of ballets and sore legs. In 1991, Mr. Goodlett began his Choreographic career with Scarlotti Trio, performed by the SCPA Dance Ensemble. Since then he has choreographed and directed numerous ballets, operas and musicals for such companies as the Cincinnati Ballet, St. Louis Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Miami University, Northern Kentucky University, Purdue University, The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati, Commonwealth Theatre Company, Cincinnati Landmark Productions, and ROYAL Theatre Company.
Muscial Arts Center The Musical Arts Center is Cincinnati’s premier performing arts academy. We are especially known for our excellence in voice training and education. Our success stories include opera singers, Broadway and Off-Broadway performers, voice teachers, premier college admissions, and competition winners.
ROYAL cannot offer refunds except in the case of class cancellation or if there is a waiting list with a student available to take the spot.