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Wolf Theatre Academy is back
(in a safe way)!

Youth Academy offerings are available for grades 3 – 12.
Adult Academy offerings available for those 18+

Winter/Spring 2022 Classes

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Frozen Jr.

WTA Winter-Spring Play
Grades 3 – 6

Member $425; Guest $450

The enchanting modern classic from Disney is ready for your Broadway Junior stars! Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production. 

AUDITIONS:
Auditions will be held during the first two class meetings. All registrants will be cast.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:
Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
January 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15

Tech Rehearsal: Sunday, March 13, 1:00 – 6:00 pm
Dress Rehearsal: Tuesday, March 15, and Thursday, March 17 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Performances: Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, 20 at 6:00 pm

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The Complete History of America Abridged

WTA Winter-Spring Play
Grades 7 – 12 

600 years of history in 6000 seconds … history will never be the same! From Washington to Watergate, yea verily from the Bering Straits to Baghdad, from New World to New World Order – THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA (ABRIDGED) is a ninety-minute rollercoaster ride through the glorious quagmire that is American History.

AUDITIONS:
Auditions will be held during the first two class meetings. All registrants will be cast.

Member $425; Guest $450

Rehearsals: January 31 – April 6, Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Dress Rehearsal: Sunday, April 3,  1:00 – 6:00 pm 
Performances: Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10 at 6:00 pm

Summer 2022

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Wolf Theatre Academy is back
for our 2022 summer season!

One of Denver’s most acclaimed youth theatre programs returns full-time in 2022 with opportunities to work alongside professional theatre artists and to be part of award-winning productions that are open to everyone. Students will develop acting, singing, and dancing techniques in an intensive rehearsal schedule that culminates in sold-out performances in the Elaine Wolf Theatre—not to mention friendships and memories to last a lifetime.

As you look through the classes below, please make note of the following:

  • Our age range for Mainstage and Pluss performances has shifted
    • Mainstage is now offered to grades 7 – 12
    • Pluss is now offered to grades 4 – 7
  • Students qualify for the grade they are going into in the Fall of 2022.
  • Registration for returning campers begins January 3, 2022
    • General public registration begins January 20, 2022
  • Member pricing refers to current JCC Fitness Members

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Roald Dahl’s Matilda: The Musical

Age: Grades 7 – 12
Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence, and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!

Tuition:
Member Tuition: $850
Guest Tuition: $900

AUDITIONS:  

Auditions will be held on the first day of class. If your student expects to miss the first day of class, please reach out to Mizel Center staff to inquire about a possible video audition arrangement. All registrants will be cast.

CAMP SCHEDULE:
Location: Elaine Wolf Theatre
Dates: Monday, June 6 – Sunday, June 26
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Performances: Thursday June 23 @ 7:00 pm; Friday June 24 @ 10:00 am; Sunday, June 26 @ 1:00 pm & 6:30 pm

Technical Apprentice: Matilda

Age: Grades 7 – 12
Hone skills in technical theatre through mentorship with our professional Technical Director, Stage Manager, and Designers. Apprentices will enjoy personal instruction and hands-on projects in set building, lighting, sound, and props (costuming not included) using state-of-the-art equipment. Each student will fill a technical crew position for the mainstage production.

Tuition: 
Member Tuition: $350
Guest Tuition: $400

CAMP SCHEDULE: 
Location: Elaine Wolf Theatre
Dates: Tuesday, June 7 – Sunday June 26
Monday – Friday: June 7 – 17: 12:00 pm-6:00 pm; June 20 – 24: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Performances: Thursday June 23 @ 7:00 pm; Friday June 24 @ 10:00 am; Sunday, June 26 @ 1:00 pm & 6:30 pm

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Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. 

Age: Grades 4 – 7
The Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon is now the basis for one of the most fun and easily mounted musicals ever to hit the stage, Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR. Unpack your adjectives and perform such iconic songs as “I’m Just a Bill,” “Conjunction Junction,” “I Got Six,” and more!

Students in the Wolf Theatre Academy Junior program explore what it takes to mount a full production in the Mizel’s 99-seat Pluss Theatre over a two-week rehearsal period. Slightly smaller in scale but still enormous in opportunity, the WTA Junior program is designed to prepare younger artists to graduate to the full-scale productions in the Elaine Wolf Theatre once they’ve “cut their teeth” in the Pluss Theatre.

Tuition:
Member Tuition: $450
Guest Tuition: $500

AUDITIONS:   

Auditions will be held on the first day of class and all registrants will be cast. Your child does not need to prepare anything for auditions.

CAMP SCHEDULE: 
Location: Pluss Theatre
Dates: Monday, June 6 – Friday, June 17
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Performances: Thursday, June 16 @ 6:00 pm; Friday, June 17 @11:00 am

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The Phantom Tollbooth

Age: Grades 4 – 7
Here are Milo’s adventures in the Land of Wisdom, where he’s forced to think about many new things. Milo learns of the argument between King Azaz and his brother, the Mathemagician, whose disagreement over words and numbers has led to the banishment of Princesses Sweet Rhyme and Pure Reason. Milo is dispatched to rescue the princesses from the Land of Ignorance. Armed with the knowledge and skills he picks up on his journey, Mile rescues the princesses. When he must return home, Milo bids farewell to his new friends, knowing his attitude toward learning will never be the same.

Tuition:
Member Tuition: $450
Guest Tuition: $500

AUDITIONS:
Auditions will be held on the first day of class and all registrants will be cast. Your child does not need to prepare anything for auditions.

CAMP SCHEDULE:
Location: Pluss Theatre
Dates: Monday, June 20 – Friday, July 1
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Performances: Thursday, June 30 @ 6:00 pm; Friday, July 1 @11:00 am

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Audition Bootcamp

Age: Grades 7 – 12
Auditioning can be one of the most frightening experiences for young performers. This week-long intensive will demystify the process by introducing students to tried-and-true techniques for preparation and overcoming anxiety in singing, acting, and dancing. Under the tutelage of seasoned professionals, participants gain confidence and discover that they are their own secret weapons to land the roles of their dreams.

Tuition: 
Member Tuition: $325
Guest Tuition: $375

CAMP SCHEDULE:
Location: Elaine Wolf Theatre
Dates: Monday, June 27 – Friday, July 1
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Audition Performance: Friday, July 1 @ 2:30 pm.

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William Shakespeare’s The Tempest 

Age: Grades 7 – 12
Journey into one of Shakespeare’s most imaginative, mystical worlds in The Tempest. Set on a mysterious tropical island where the duke Prospero and his beautiful daughter Miranda live with a sprite called Ariel and a wildman known as Caliban, the Duke uses his magical powers to summon a great storm and torment the survivors of a shipwreck—including his own treacherous brother. An extraordinary ensemble experience awaits the cast under the direction of Mizel General Manager Richard Cowden in a newly-imagined interpretation of one of the Bard’s most treasured plays.

Tuition: 
Member Tuition: $850
Guest Tuition: $900

AUDITIONS: 
Auditions will be held on the first day of class. If your student expects to miss the first day of class, please reach out to Mizel Center staff to inquire about a possible video audition arrangement. All registrants will be cast.

CAMP SCHEDULE: 
Location: Elaine Wolf Theatre
Dates: Monday, July 11 – Sunday, July 31
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Performances: Thursday July 28 @ 7:00 pm; Friday July 29 @ 10:00 am; Sunday, July 31 @ 1:00 pm & 6:30 pm

Technical Apprentice: The Tempest 

Age: Grades 7 – 12
Hone skills in technical theatre through mentorship with our professional Technical Director, Stage Manager, and Designers. Apprentices will enjoy personal instruction and hands-on projects in set building, lighting, sound, and props (costuming not included) using state-of-the-art equipment. Each student will fill a technical crew position for the mainstage production.

Tuition: 
Member Tuition: $350
Guest Tuition: $400

CAMP SCHEDULE: 
Location: Elaine Wolf Theatre
Dates: Tuesday, June 12 – Sunday June 26
Monday – Friday: July 12 – 22, 12:00 pm-6:00 pm; July 25 – 29, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Performances: Thursday July 28 @ 7:00 pm; Friday July 29 @ 10:00 am; Sunday, July 31 @ 1:00 pm & 6:30 pm

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Disney’s High School Musical Jr. 

Age: Grades 4 – 7
It’s the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians, and Skater Dudes all find their cliques. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. The couple causes an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical. Although many students resent the threat posed to the “status quo,” Troy and Gabriella’s alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.

Students in the Wolf Theatre Academy Junior program explore what it takes to mount a full production in the Mizel’s 99-seat Pluss Theatre over a two-week rehearsal period. Slightly smaller in scale but still enormous in opportunity, the WTA Junior program is designed to prepare younger artists to graduate to the full-scale productions in the Elaine Wolf Theatre once they’ve “cut their teeth” in the Pluss Theatre.

Tuition: 
Member Tuition: $450
Guest Tuition: $500

AUDITIONS:   
Auditions will be held on the first day of class and all registrants will be cast. Your child does not need to prepare anything for auditions.

CAMP SCHEDULE: 
Location: Pluss Theatre
Dates: Monday, July 11 – Friday, July 22
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Performances: Thursday, July 21 @ 6:00 pm; Friday, July 22 @ 11:00 am

Adult Theatre Classes

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The “Tight Five”: Standup Comedy Writing for Grown-Ups

Age: 18+
Member $160; Guest $200

Have your friends and family constantly been telling you how funny you are? Or that you should take your dad-jokes on the road? Or that your particular brand of comedy is destined for greatness? Or…the opposite?

Well, here’s your chance to prove everyone wrong (or right)! This class will lead participants through guided comedy writing sessions, led by JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center General Manager Rich Cowden and weekly special guests, and culminate in each wannabee comic performing a “tight five” minute standup set at the Elaine Wolf Theatre in front of those same friends and family. All proceeds from the night of standup will go directly to scholarships for young people to attend Wolf Theatre Academy classes and productions, so you can feel confident that even if you bomb, you’re bombing for the cause!

Rehearsals: Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, March 3 – April 14
Performance: Thursday, April 21