Team Improv

Taught by David Lee Rock, these 90 minute weekly courses teach students short form improv comedy in a fun, friendly and safe environment. Designed for 3rd graders and up, these workshops give a foundation in improvisational theatre. Improv I introduces basic techniques for maintaining focus and mental agility. Improv II expands on techniques to include characterization and maintaining storyline. Each workshop culminates in a live performance. Upon completion of Improv III, students, fully prepared, compete with the Improv Performance Team. Learning Improv helps to improve self-esteem, confidence under pressure, collaboration, problem solving, IMAGINATION and much more.

Act Now!

Dates and Times

Team Improv II: Sundays at 3:30pm-5pm beginning April 24

Final Performance TBA

Team Improv II: Sundays at 12:30pm-2pm beginning November 1
Team Improv III: Sundays at 12pm-1:30pm beginning April 24

Final Performance TBA

Location

We hold this class at Gus' Garage1.

Prerequisites

Students must take classes in sequential order.

Tuition

$150 per child per workshop2

Hours of Instruction - 14hrs

Total Workshop Time - 12hrs

Performance Time (incl. call) - 2hrs

Students will learn...

  • Heightened listening, focus, commitment, and teamwork skills
  • Mime and space work
  • Storytelling and public speaking

Extra Expenses

Parents and siblings are invited to participate in the Final Performance for $5.00 per admission.

Improv Performance Team

For those graduates wishing to take their newly developed skills to a competitive level we created the Improv Performance Team. Teams of improvisers square off in front of a live audience. The team that delivers the biggest laughs from the audience wins! It's truly a win win situation. By choosing to play with the Team, students forge a deep sense of commitment and self confidence through weekly practices and monthly performances.

Join the Team!

Dates and Times

Improv Performance Team practices every week:
Improv Performance Team performances:

Friday, September 2 at 5:30pm

Friday, October 7 at 5:30pm

Friday, November 4 at 5:30pm

Friday, December 2 at 5:30pm

Saturday, December 10 at 5pm

Friday, January 6 at 5:30pm

Friday, February 3 at 5:30pm

Friday, March 3 at 5:30pm

Friday, April 7 at 5:30pm

Saturday, April 15 at 5pm

Friday, May 5 at 5:30pm

Friday, June 2 at 5:30pm

Sunday, June 7 all team party!

Location1

We practice at Gus' Garage.

Prerequisites

Students must pass Improv I, II, and III before joining the performance team.

Hours of Instruction - 11hrs/mo.

Total Workshop Time - 8hrs/mo.

Performance Time(incl. call time) - 3hrs

Students continue to perfect...

  • Heightened listening, focus, commitment, and teamwork skills
  • Mime and space work
  • Storytelling and public speaking

Extra Expenses

Parents and siblings are invited to participate in the Final Performance for $5.00 per admission.

Team Dues

$40 monthly per child2

Creative Dramatics

Taught by Guinevere PH Dethlefson, this fun and stimulating class is sure to build confidence and support cognitive development all the while teaching theatre fundamentals. With weekly themes, props & costumes and favorite stories come to life, this class is the perfect introduction to the theatre.

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Dates and Times

Class begins in October and when enrollment exceeds four students.

One hour each week.

Final Performance

TBA

Location1

We hold class at The Empty Space.

Auditions

No auditions take place in this class.

Total Workshop Time - 6hrs 30mins

Hours of Instruction - 6hrs

Performance Time (incl. call) - 30min

Students will learn...

  • Proper theatre behavior
  • Successful listening skills
  • Theatre Games

Extra Expenses

Parents and siblings are invited to attend the final performance for a flat admission price of $5.

Tuition

$125 per child2

Summer Theatre Workshops

Tonicism's repertory theatre program for children ages 5 - 18 is perfect for experienced young performers wanting to improve their craft or those just starting out onstage. Or if the limelight make you wither join the workshop as a student stage manager or student technician in our Theatre Tech program. Make lifelong friends, improve acting skills and expand student’s creative horizon while producing a full length productions of a play, She Kills Monsters Young Adventurers Edition, or a musical, Disney’s The Lion King Jr. Or get the true rep experience and do both shows! We meet and perform at The Empty Theatre on their exciting three quarter thrust stage. Through the use of exercises in pantomime, improvisation, voice/diction work, scene work, character analysis, and dance/movement students gain a solid foundation of theatre fundamentals. Auditions techniques and theatre etiquette will also be taught. Workshops meets M-F, July 10 - August 4 at The Empty Space Theatre. Performances August 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, and 13.

Act Now!

We have two exciting productions this summer as Tonicism Productions reminds you that kids can do fantastic things!

Lion King Jr.

Tonicism's AM Session meets 8am-12pm - Disney's The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now we bring this musical to The Empty Space stage. The African savannah comes to life onstage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.

Dates and Times

July 10 - August 12

Class meets Mondays through Fridays from 8am-12pm

    Final Performances
  • August 5 @ 7pm
  • August 6 @ 2pm
  • August 11 @ 7pm
  • August 12 @ 2pm

Location1

We hold this class at The Empty Space1

Auditions

All students will audition for all roles.

Tuition

$325 per child*

Total Workshop Time - 92hrs

Hours of Instruction - 80hrs

Performance Time (incl. call) - 12hrs

Students will learn...

  • Singing and Sol-fege
  • Audition and acting techniques
  • Choreography

Extra Expenses

Parents and siblings are invited to attend final performances at The Empty Space. Admission price is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 18. Each enrolled student will receive one (1) complimentary adult admission. Complimentary admission must be purchased with another admission for the same performance.

*Ask about our 15% sibling discount and scholarships.2

Please make a deposit to hold your student's spot!

She Kills Monsters: Young Adventurers Edition

Tonicism's PM Session meets 1 - 5pm - She Kills Monsters Young Adventurers Edition tells the story of high schooler Agnes Evans as she deals with the death of her younger sister, Tilly. When Agnes stumbles upon Tilly’s D&D notebook, she finds herself catapulted into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was her sister’s refuge. Full of homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and more, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

Dates and Times

July 10 - August 13

Class meets Mondays through Fridays from 1:00-5:00pm

    Final Performances
  • August 4 @ 7pm
  • August 5 @ 2pm
  • August 12 @ 7pm
  • August 13 @ 2pm

Location1

We hold this class at The Empty Space1

Auditions

All students will audition for all roles.

Tuition

$325 per child*

Total Workshop Time - 92hrs

Hours of Instruction - 80hrs

Performance Time (incl. call) - 12hrs

Students will learn...

  • Character Development
  • Audition and acting techniques
  • Script Analysis

Extra Expenses

Parents and siblings are invited to attend final performances at The Empty Space. Admission price is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 18. Each enrolled student will receive one (1) complimentary adult admission. Complimentary admission must be purchased with another admission for the same performance.

*15% sibling discount and scholarships available.

Please make a deposit to hold your student's spot!


  1. Workshop and Performance venue subject to change.
  2. Sibling discount is automatically calculated when adding duplicate items to your cart.
  3. Adult complimentary admission not available for opening night or closing performances.