Category Archives: Education Programs

Our New Itty Bitty Theater is Offering Some Amazing Classes! Class size is Limited, so Book Today!

  Thursdays 9:30-10:15AM – Starting November 9- December 21, 2017  (No Class November 23, 2017) – $65.00

Itty Bitty Ballet (Ages 3-6) This 6 week class is an introduction to ballet for our very youngest dancers, ages 3-6 years old. (Must be potty trained.) Learn about the world of ballet in a relaxed & fun atmosphere. These classes are structured to stimulate coordination skills, listening skills, balance, music interpretation, creative movement & motor development in the youngest dancers. This program is an excellent introduction to the world of ballet. Limited to 10 students. There will be a small performance on the last day of class.

 

 Thursdays 10:30-11:15AM – Starting November 9-December 21, 2017 (No Class November 23, 2017) – $65.00

Itty Bitty Tap (Ages 3-6) This 6 week class is an introduction to tap for our very youngest dancers, ages 3-6 years old. (Must be potty trained.) Learn about the world of tap in a relaxed & fun atmosphere. These classes are structured to stimulate coordination skills, listening skills, balance, music interpretation, creative movement & motor development in the youngest dancers. This program is an excellent introduction to the world of tap & rhythm. Limited to 10 students. There will be a small performance on the last day of class.

 

 Tuesdays  9:30-10:15AM – Starting November 7-December 12, 2017 – $65.00

Itty Bitty Acting (Ages 3-6) This 6 week class is an introduction to acting for our youngest actors, ages 3-6 years. (Must be potty trained.) Learn about the world of acting & imagination. Using acting terms & activities, your child will learn what it takes to become a character & become comfortable on stage. Through the use of fairy tales & magic, your child will become a star. These classes are structured to be fun, no pressure & filled with laughter & learning in a non-scary environment to help our youngest actors become “stars” on stage. There will be a small performance on the last day of class.

 

 Mondays 1-1:45PM – Starting November 13-December 18, 2017 – $70.00

 

Itty Bitty Theater – Puppet Theater (Ages 3-6) This six week class in an introduction to putting on our own show.  Each student will create a hand puppet, puppet theater and write their own show with their class.  Sure to be all time favorite as we use art, acting and our imagination to bring their story to life. This class is perfect for our artists.  There will be a small performance on our last day of class.

 

Meet some of our NEW INSTRUCTORS for these amazing classes:

  Meet Alex Petsche

Alex has been teaching & performing choreography throughout Northeast Ohio for almost 10 years.  She began studying dance when she was six years old & was performing on stage by age 11.  She has taught dance at various locations, such as Lisa’s School of Dance & The Little Gym.  She won a merit in choreography at the Ohio Community Theatre Association at both the regional & state level for “Spamalot”.  She currently works with Imaginos Productions, LLC as an event planner & performer for children’s parties & special events. Alex will be instructing our Itty Bitty Ballet & Tap Classes.

Miss Alex can’t wait to meet your child to help them learn & grow!

 

 Meet Kaitlyn Harris

Kaitlyn Harris has been performing on stage since the age of 3! She started taking classes at Weathervane Playhouse (& has taught there, as well!) & continued at Kent State University. She has worked as a princess for Tiaras & Treasures for 3 years & loves every minute of it! She has performed at a professional level at Carousel Dinner Theatre & has been seen in over 30 productions in Ohio!  She will nest be seen at Chagrin Valley Little Theatre as BELLE in their production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
Miss Harris can’t wait to meet your little one & help them discover the world of acting!
 Meet Mrs. Sally Morris

Sally has been performing throughout the area for almost fifty years. She is currently in rehearsal as Miss Hannigan in Beachwood Community Theater’s upcoming production of “Annie”. Sally has directed several plays and pageants at her church. She is looking forward to working with the Itty Bitty Puppet Theater and introducing our youngest thespians to the magical world of theater. We will create our puppets and scenery and put on a lovely little show at the end of our time together.

Mrs. Morris is thrilled to meet your child and have a fantastic time creating a show with your child!

Directing Class with Co-Artistic Director Brian Westerley

Our first ever directing class will be taught by three-time OCTA & six-time Georgie Award winning Director & Actor, Co-Artistic Director Brian Westerley!

Brian has lived & worked in Ohio, Los Angeles & New York. While in L.A., Brian became an accomplished director, working with The Blank Theatre & Drama West. He also directed & starred in the world premieres of “The Day I Said Goodbye” & “Shark Tank,” as well as writing & directing the plays “Caught Up in a Moment” & “Denial is Not a River in Egypt.” Locally, Brian has directed productions of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” “Pilots of the Purple Twilight,” “Lend Me a Tenor,” “Night of January 16th,” “Love Letters,” “The Senator Wore Pantyhose” & “Thumbs.” He took “Other Desert Cities” & “Confessions from the Ladies Room” to the Regional & State OCTA competitions, winning 11 awards total. He also currently serves as a regional adjudicator with OCTA.

The class will be presented on Saturdays, 10/7 – 11/25 from 1PM-3PM. Cost is $150. Accepting eight students per class. If more than eight students apply, an additional class may be added.

At the end of the eight weeks, the class will present the scenes they have chosen to an audience. Please email Brian at brianw@westernreserveplayhouse.org for more information & to sign up.

Calling all instructors

If you would like to join our part-time instructor team, we would love to hear from you.

Please fill out our online application.

Western Reserve Playhouse Awards Scholarship to Revere Senior Lucia Boulos

 6/15/2017 – West Side Leader

By Staff Writer

 

FAIRLAWN — The Western Reserve Playhouse (WRP) Board awarded a $500 scholarship to Revere High School senior Lucia Boulos during a banquet at St. George Fellowship Centre May 17.  According to WRP officials, the board annually recognizes a senior who has actively participated in Revere Players, is committed to theater and the performing arts, and has displayed exceptional theatrical abilities. Besides the $500 scholarship, Boulos’ name will be engraved on a plaque that is displayed in the Revere High School auditorium lobby.

Shown at right is Boulos, at center, with Marie and Marc Dusini, of WRP.

According to WRP officials, Boulos was involved in the Revere Players throughout high school and participated in nine productions since the fifth grade. She also was a member and secretary of the Revere Players Executive Board. This past summer, she volunteered at WRP, where she sorted and organized costumes and props, said WRP officials.