Acting and Play Production is primarily a performance based class, but we will start by learning the fundamentals of acting and audition technique. Students in 6th-12th grade will apply their knowledge as they audition for our spring play, Clue: High School Edition. All students enrolled in the class will be cast in the play. After auditions and casting have concluded, all students will begin to gain the powerful hands on experience of producing a play. Rehearsals will be held during their normal class time, with the possibility of a few extra rehearsals being called the weeks leading up to the play.
Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Led by Wadsworth – the butler, Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer as the body count stacks up. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave both cult-fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out…WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT!
Classes for the 2023-2024 Season begin August 27, 2023
Tuition is $86 per month. Students taking more than one class (i.e. Acting and Play Production and a dance class) will receive a discounted rate on additional classes.
In addition to the $86.00 monthly tuition, there is also a $60.00 Production Fee due in the spring semester, as well as an annual $35 Enrollment Fee. The Production Fee helps cover the cost of show royalties, scripts, costumes, sets, props, etc.
Toward the end of each semester, students in Acting and Play Produciton may be called on a Saturday to rehearse with the entire cast. During the week of the show they will be called for extended, mandatory rehearsals at the theater.
Students should wear clothes which allow for ease of movement to class.
Performances for Clue: High School Edition will be May 3-5, 2024. We will announce the performance times after enrollment is finalized.
Rehearsals and performances will be at the Loft Theatre at the ArtWorks Academy Main Campus in Norman, which is located at 3251 Market Place.
Tickets will be $12 each. They will go on sale two weeks before the show. Parents will receive an email with instructions on how to purchase tickets.
“My granddaughter, Ashley, has been going here since she was in 5th grade. She has grown so much in dance, singing and her drama skills. ArtWorks Academy is very dedicated to helping all their aspiring theater students. They do a fantastic job!” –Rita S.