Registration is now OPEN for the FALL 2020 semester!
As long as Illinois stays in 'Phase 4,' we will be holding weekly, LIVE and physically distanced classes. Until we are allowed to have a live audience, our shows will be filmed and streamed ON DEMAND.
CLASS SIZES WILL BE LIMITED TO 30 IN EACH SESSION TO MAINTAIN PHYSICAL DISTANCING. Masks will be worn when we go on stage. 

Those students entering 8th grade now have the option of being in this program OR our high school program, but not both.

GRADES 8-12

This year, we are offering TWO high school classes.

This 6 MONTH long class meets weekly and will produce this musical in the spring of 2021. Students will gain experience in many aspects of producing a full musical, not only performing, but set design, costuming and choreography and more. Students MUST be in BOTH semesters, September thru December AND January thru April.

Cast 1 MEETS: Tuesdays, 4:30-6pm

September 15th - December 14th, 2020 (first semester)

January 4th - March 1st, 2021 (second semester)

 

Cast A MEETS: Tuesdays, 6:15-7:45pm,

September 15th - December 14th, 2020 (first semester)

January 4th - March 1st, 2021 (second semester)

PERFORMANCES:

Cast 1 (if live audiences are allowed):
Friday, March 5th at 7pm
Saturday, March 6th at 7pm
Sunday, March 7th at 1:30pm

 

PERFORMANCES:

Cast A (if live audiences are allowed):
Friday, March 12th at 7pm
Saturday, March13th at 7pm
Sunday, March 14th at 1:30pm

 

Fee: Full year: $330

First semester: $165

Second semester: $165

Monthly: 6 payments of $55

Directors: Dino and Tina Hayz

Tuesdays at 4:30

Cast A is full.

Email dinohayz@gmail.com to inquire about possible openings and to be put on a waiting list.

Tuesdays at 6:15

From Stephen Schwartz

"I think the work of which I am most proud is Children of Eden, for several reasons. To begin with, I think it's my best score musically. It also contains the song that is maybe my personal favorite of my songs from a purely visceral point of view, "Stranger to the Rain", a song that embodies how I feel about parenting (which is very important to me), "The Hardest Part of Love", and above all, the song that most espouses my philosophy of life and which, if I had one song to be remembered by, is the one I would choose: "In the Beginning".

There are more of the themes that I return to over and over – personal responsibility, rebellion, intellectual independence, as well as overcoming family dysfunctions -- in this work than in any of my other shows. And I am proud of the fact that I kept working on the show after its initial failure in its London premiere so that it has become a viable and often performed piece that I know will live on after I'm gone."

For those not familiar with the piece, Children of Eden casts the beloved biblical stories of Genesis through the personal lens of family. This joyous and inspiring musical celebrates the difficulty of choice, the importance of passion, the value of questioning, and the pain in allowing those you love to take risks and face the consequences. 

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