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Workshops Designed For the Life-Long Learner
June 19-25, 2014

The collaboration of Cabrillo Extension, Cabrillo College Theatre Arts Department, Cabrillo Stage and Stagebridge Senior Theatre offers a spectrum of professionally taught classes designed for life-long learners aged 50+. Set in a safe and encouraging environment, artists and student artists hone their skills while enjoying the companionship of others with a similar focus. Explore how the creative process promotes health, lifelong learning and an empowering sense of mastery in the theatrical disciplines you wish to study.

....KINDLE THE FLAME OF CREATIVITY AND RELEASE THE MUSE INSIDE.

Choose individual classes or a custom designed series below.

Bonus! Registered students will receive an invitation to the Cabrillo Stage "Sitz-Probe" rehearsal (lead actors and orchestra) of their choice for Altar Boyz, Oliver or Putting It Together.

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Multiple Session Programs
Register for these Multiple Session Programs for a Discount!


Series A:
Dance & Sing Broadway

12 Sessions
For students who wish to develop Musical theater skills and “strut their stuff” in a final performance.
1:50-3:05 pm Dance the Music of Broadway
3:15-4:30 pm Musical Theater Adventure
Fee: $185

 

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Series B:
Voice Intensive

12 Sessions
For students who want a voice intensive for health and performance.
12:25-1:40 pm Sing Your Way to Health and Healthy Performance with the Alexander Technique
3:15-4:30 pm Musical Theater Adventure
Fee: $185

 

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Series C:
Acting Up

9 Sessions
12:25-1:40 pm Say Yes! Improvisation
1:50-3:05 pm Standing Up Strong & Theatre Performance as a Social Catalyst
Fee: $142

 

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Series D
Stage, Screen & More

9 Sessions
12:25-1:40 pm Acting Exploration & Say Yes! Improvisation
1:50-3:05 pm Acting for the Camera
Fee: $142

 

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Individual Classes
performance


Musical Theater Adventure

Soar high with Cabrillo Stage alumni as you learn song and dance numbers from popular Broadway shows. This adventure travels from the classic style of Rogers and Hammerstein to the frolicking folly of Jerry Herman.

June 19-25 (No class Sunday, June 22)
3:15-4:30 pm
Room: VAPA 5148
Fee: $108

 

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Kathryn Adkins - has 20 years experience teaching theater, voice and directing. She has performed in Europe and for diverse companies including Opera Theater of St. Louis, Cabrillo Music Festival, Santa Cruz Symphony, and Tandy Beal and Co. and many musical theatre companies.

 


Sing Your Voice to Health

Learn the basics of maintaining and rejuvenating your voice as you sing favorites from the pop and Broadway stage. No experience needed.

June 19, 20, 21
12:25-1:40 pm
Room: VAPA 5146
Fee: $54

 

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Cinda Thomas, BME, MM, DMA, has been teaching singing privately and in academia for the past 30 years. expert vocal pedagogue in the classical and musical theater singing styles and is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. Cinda currently teaches singing and Alexander Technique in Santa Cruz.

 


Acting Exploration

Find the joy of youth through the spontaneity of improvisation as you learn acting basics. Listen-Respond- Connect.

June 19, 20, 21
12:25-1:40 pm
Room: VAPA 5137
Fee: $54

 

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Suzanne Schrag has been acting and improvising in local theater for the last 20 years. She’s trained with Marcia Taylor, the New Actors Workshop in NYC and Shakespeare & Company, and completed a two-year course in Meisner technique with Ian McRae. She is a long-time member of the popular Santa Cruz improv troupe Um...Gee...Um, and was a founding member of Friends of Gus theater company. She received the 2002 Gail Rich Award for contributions to SC theater.

 


Acting for the Camera

Have fun, play, and share your vast untapped reservoir of talent with Ralph Peduto in his acting on camera workshop. Learn the craft and technique of acting for the camera with age appropriate scenes and situations. Lights, camera, action! And instant playback.

June 19, 20, 21
1:50-3:05 pm
Room: VAPA 5146
Fee: $54

 

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Ralph Peduto, SAG and AFTRA, has worked with notables such as Francis Coppola, Robin Williams, Ron Howard & Sally Field. He has more than 40 feature film and TV credits including, Mrs. Doubtfire, The Rock, Monk, Cheers and Godfather the Game as well as 75 national commercials. His motto is "It’s gotta be fun."

 


Stand Up Strong!

Learn the art of stand-up comedy. Take what you've lived and turn it into an act uniquely your own. Help create healing through laughter, both out in the world and inside of your body. Laughter is medicine for the body.

June 19, 20, 21
1:50-3:05 pm
Room: VAPA 5141B
Fee: $54

 

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Karin Babbitt is most proud of being a professional stand up comic since 1979, and has appeared on nightclub stages around the country and on TV, including Vh-1 Stand Up Spotlight, MTV Half Hour Comedy Hour and on The Comedy Channel.

 


Dance the Music of Broadway

Feel the rhythm, learn the steps and experience the combinations used in dance breaks of the great Broadway song and dance numbers. This class combines with Musical Theater Experience for an end of workshop performance (optional). All welcome!

June 19-25 (No class Sunday, June 22)
1:50-3:05 pm
Room: VAPA 5148
Fee: $108

 

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Mindy Pedlar is passionate for music, theater and dance and has appeared in 50+ theatrical productions. She has performed with Juliette Prowse and the Serendipity Singers as well as Cabrillo Stage and many other theater groups. She choreographs musicals and variety shows and teaches adult ballet locally.

 


Healthy Performing with the Alexander Technique

Perform with ease, freedom, calmness, and confidence as you learn skills created by the Shakespearian actor F. M. Alexander. This class is recommended for all those wanting to improve singing, speaking, posture and more.

June 23, 24, 25
12:25-1:40 pm

Room: VAPA 5146
Fee: $54

 

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Cinda Thomas, BME, MM, DMA, has been teaching singing privately and in academia for the past 30 years. an expert vocal pedagogue in the classical and musical theater singing styles and is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. Cinda currently teaches singing and Alexander Technique in Santa Cruz.

 


Say Yes! Improvisation

Explore and express your creative, spontaneous self through fun improvisational theatre games. Revel in your spirit of adventure as we play and perform together.

June 23, 24, 25
12:25-1:40 pm
Room: VAPA 5137
Fee: $54

 

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Robin Aronson, PhD, teaches in the Theatre Department at Cabrillo College, directs shows for local theatre companies, and performs with Theater of All Possibilities, acting with and for kids in school assembly shows around the Bay Area. Directing credits include: Black Snow, Eleonora Duse Dies in Pittsburgh, Arcadia. Robin is head over heels for theatre marvels at its infinite permutations and life-enhancing powers, and revels in its endless, creative fun.

 


Theatre Performance as a Social Catalyst

Augosto Baol’s revolutionary method applied to YOUR life to transform and liberate. Learn how theater may be used to further Seniors and Social issues.

June 23, 24, 25
1:50-3:05 pm
Room: VAPA 5146
Fee: $54

 

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Karin Babbitt is most proud of being a professional stand-up comic since 1979, and has appeared on nightclub stages around the country and on TV, including Vh-1 Stand Up Spotlight, MTV Half Hour Comedy Hour and on The Comedy Channel. She created and produced The Last Laugh, a local film for PBS World Aids Day. In addition, she has been a theater educator where she has used the Baol methods to train actors in political theater.

 




 

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