TOMATO PATCH JR.
Tomato Patch Jr. weekend workshops:
Winter Session: 1/14 to 3/18/2023
Spring Session: 4/15 to 6/17/2023
For Spring Session, see special information below.
Classes last one hour and offer young theater enthusiasts the opportunity to learn and hone their talents.
$260 per session
Before enrolling for the Spring Session, please read important information below.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SPRING 2023 SESSION
Students who enroll in the Spring Session of Tomato Patch Jr. will have the opportunity of performing in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe on the Kelsey stage in a Kelsey Kid's Show!
Students of Intermediate and Master Patch will attend a session on Saturday, May 1, for an "audition." This will give the students the opportunity to experience an audition situation in a low-pressure setting and will be the basis for their casting in the show.
Beginner Patchers will not audition, and will perform as forest animals in the show. There will be Tuesday and Thursday early evening rehearsals on June 13 and 15. During "tech week," there will be rehearsals on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, June 20, 21, and 22.
For students who are cast in roles with lines, there will be additional rehearsals on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings. At the May 1 meeting, students will be given a schedule to fill out with any conflicts they have. The rehearsal schedule will be based on those conflicts.
All students in the show will need to attend Tuesday and Thursday early evening rehearsals on June 13 and 15. During "tech week," there will be rehearsals on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, June 20, 21, and 22.
Students are not guaranteed to perform in all the performances, but each student will have at least one performance.
It is not required that students be in the show to take the class. There will be plenty of opportunity for the students who do not do the show to enjoy the full benefits of the class experience.
Performances are June 23, 24 and 25: Friday, June 23 at 7 pm; Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25 at 1 pm and 4 pm. The show will run about one hour.
Children explore movement and storytelling as they dramatize stories. Through creative drama, children develop expression and self-confidence by playing with language and pantomime. Meets for 10 Saturdays and culminates with a “SHARING” for family and friends.
Pre-K to Kindergarten
PreK - K grades
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
This class is an introduction to theater and public speaking that will include learning stage directions and public speaking techniques, participating in improvisational games, and doing theater exercises and activities to develop confidence on stage and speaking in public. And of course, Improv games and fun! Each week there is a featured activity with a guest teacher that will include things such as working with costumes, props, stage make-up, and musical theater choreography.
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
1st - 3rd grades
For advanced participants who are interested in developing their skills as an actor and their public speaking competency. In addition to improv work and further developing their public speaking techniques, the participants in the advanced class will work on developing their skills as actors. This class will include audition preparation, scene studies, and monologue work that will require some practice and line learning outside of class time. Each week there is a featured activity with a guest teacher that will include things such as working with costumes, props, stage make-up and musical theater choreography.