Flying Anvil sets classes for kids

Sandra ClarkArts 865, Feature, Our Town Kids

Enrollment is underway for three children’s acting/musical programs at Flying Anvil Theatre starting the first week of February.

Musical Theatre I for grades 3-5 will meet 4-5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 7 through May 2, with a performance of “Lights, Camera, Action” for family and friends at 5:30 p.m. May 2. The class is limited to 20 students. Jessica Magers-Rankin is lead teacher.

Musical Theatre II for grades 6-9 will meet 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 5 through May 30, with a performance of “Harmony High” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 (Saturday afternoon rehearsal on April 27). The class is limited to 20 students. Laura Beth Wells is lead teacher.

Acting Techniques for grades 6-9 will meet 4-5:30 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 11 through May 6, with a performance at 5:30 p.m. May 6. The class is limited to 16 students. Laura Beth Wells is lead teacher.

Flying Anvil founder is Jayne Morgan. The 125-seat theatre is off Northshore Drive in Rocky Hill. Morgan calls her instructors “creative and supportive, with decades of experience as professional performers, directors and teachers.”

The year-round children’s programming focuses on first-class training and performing opportunities, she said in a press release.

“Acting class teaches much more than acting skills. Putting a show together requires learning focus, cooperation, compassion, patience and how to work hard. It’s also a process filled with joy and discovery. Tight bonds are formed among cast members as they work together to solve problems and create an entertaining story. Students will also learn aspects of state management, production and design.”

Register online here.

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