Gettysburg Community Theater, the 501c3 non-profit organization located at 49 York Street in historic downtown Gettysburg, PA, is now in its 14th year of offering classes/workshops/arts camps theatrical, as well as performance and volunteer opportunities for all ages and abilities. .
“Theatrical arts workshops are a great way for beginners to learn the basics of acting, singing and dancing,” says GCT Founding Executive Director Chad-Alan Carr, “but even those who have done many shows will also have great time to learn from our professional faculty.”
No previous experience required for these workshops from March 8 to May 24, 2022, which will meet from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays for 2nd through 5th graders and 7-8p.m. Tuesdays for 6th through 12th graders. With different workshops and instructors each week, students will learn fundamental performing skills in a fun and supportive environment. From acting to singing, Shakespeare to improvisation, Broadway dancing and more. Students will practice the basics of vocal production and discover how to express their character through song. Connect your vocal skills to critical dramatic intent by focusing on songs as monologues and how the singer interprets the song. Through improvisation and short scenes, students will use these skills to take risks, make strong character choices, and develop character relationships. Students will also immerse themselves in the theatrical dance experience to build vocabulary, technique, and dance skills with iconic choreographic styles from outstanding Broadway musicals. Tuition is only $100 per student for the entire spring term, and financial need-based scholarships are available. GCT’s 2022 education and outreach programs are made possible in part by a grant from the Robert C. Hoffman Trust. Registration is now open online at www.GettysburgCommunityTheatre.org
Tickets for in-person live performances are available from GCT, including their upcoming Improv Comedy Show performances at 7 p.m. March 4, The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged) revised weekends March 11-20 2022 and Disney’s Winnie The Pooh KIDS weekends April 1-10, 2022. Tickets can be ordered online or by calling 717-334-2692 and leaving a message. As the GCT is a small 80-seat theatre, it is highly recommended to order tickets in advance online. There are, however, no limits on streaming tickets for upcoming streaming performances of Simply Cinderella, Jack And The Beanstalk, Kids On Broadway, Snow White Lite, The Last Five Years, and Working. Auditions, course registration and volunteer opportunities are also available online.