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.

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Dates and Times

Classes begin Sept. 8, 12-1:30pm

Final Performance Oct. 27 at 5pm (call 4pm)

We hold this class at TBA

Prerequisites

Students must take classes in sequential order.

Tuition

$150 per child per workshop2

Hours of Instruction - 12.5hrs

Total Workshop Time - 10.5hrs

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

Family and friends are invited to participate in the Final Performance for $10.00 per admission.

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 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

Family and friends 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 makes them 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 full length productions of musicals and plays. We meet and perform at The Empty Theatre on their intimate 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 8 - August 2 at The Empty Space Theatre. Performances August 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, and 11.

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Technical Theatre Track

Does your child love the theatre but prefer to work behind the scenes? Join our workshops on a technical theatre track! Student stage managers and student technicians needed for both productions. Just sign up for either workshop and add technical theatre to the notes.

We have two exciting productions this summer as Tonicism reminds us that sometimes the status quo is not the way to go!

The Addams Family Musical

Tonicism's AM Session meets 8am - 12pm - Our favorite creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky family is coming this summer as we present Addams Family The Musial Young at Part Edition! Gomez, Morticia, Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch are back! Wednesday Addams, that irresistible bundle of malice, has grown up and found love. So what’s the problem? The young man, Lucas Beineke, is from Ohio, and his parents are coming to dinner to meet the family. Two different worlds are about to collide. Will love triumph, or will everyone go home vaguely depressed?

Dates and Times

July 8 - August 11

Class meets Mondays through Fridays from 8am-12pm

    Final Performances
  • August 3 @ 7pm
  • August 4 @ 2pm
  • August 9 @ 7pm
  • August 10 @ 2pm

Location1

We hold this class at The Empty Space1

Auditions

All students will audition for all roles.

Every student will get a speaking role.

Tuition2

$425 per child

Total Workshop Time - 100hrs

Hours of Instruction - 80hrs

Performance Time (incl. call) - 20hrs

Students will learn3...

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

Extra Expenses4

Family and friends are invited to attend final performances at The Empty Space. Admission price is $15 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!

Robin Hood

Tonicism's PM Session meets 1 - 5pm - Prince John has decreed that the citizens of Nottingham pay weekly taxes or face the penalty of death. His decrees are enforced by the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. The citizens think that all hope is lost until they hear word of a noble hero, Robin Hood of Locksley. Robin Hood, with the help of his merry men (which are mostly girls) rob from the rich, give to the poor, and save the fair Maid Marian. This comic retelling of the story includes thumb wars, missed cues, and more!

Dates and Times

July 8 - August 11

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

    Final Performances
  • August 2 @ 7pm
  • August 3 @ 2pm
  • August 10 @ 7pm
  • August 11 @ 2pm

Location1

We hold this class at The Empty Space

Auditions

All students will audition for all roles.

Every student will get a speaking role.

Tuition2

$400 per child

Total Workshop Time - 100hrs

Hours of Instruction - 80hrs

Performance Time (incl. call) - 20hrs

Students will learn3...

  • Character Development
  • Audition and acting techniques
  • Script Analysis

Extra Expenses4

Family and friends are invited to attend final performances at The Empty Space. Admission price is $15 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. At Tonicism we believe theatre is a discipline: a craft brought forth with hard work and passion. In order to learn and have the most fun while in class and on-stage, it is imperative that students practice techniques and assignments learned in class at home every day. There will be homework after every class.  In general, homework should take around 10 - 30 minutes to complete. We want every actor to shine onstage and always know that they have put their best into every performance!
  4. Adult complimentary admission not available for opening night or closing performances.