Performing Arts San Antonio announces its 2018 Season, which includes a dramatic play and extended runs for two musicals. Raising the curtain on the season is “The Elephant Man,” with performances on weekends from March 2-18, 2018. Next is the musical love story “Jane Eyre,” on stage weekends from June 7- July 1, 2018. Mel Brooks’ musical “Young Frankenstein” will entertain audiences from October 5-28, 2018. All performances will include expanded bistro table seating, including premium front-and-center table availability. Season tickets will be available at PASA’s 8th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Individual tickets will be available soon. Tickets range from $18-25, with senior, military, student and group discounts available. Bistro tables are $65 for a table of two and $75 for a premium table for two. Bistro tables for 4 are $125. For more information, visit performingartssa.org or call 210-557-1187.
ACTING ON FILM CAMPS with Paul Tinder
July 10th through July 14th – 10am – 4pm $250 Ages 10-17
July 24th through July 27th – 10am – 4pm $200 Ages 10-17
TEEN/ADULT ACTING SATURDAY INTENSIVES with Paul Tinder
Saturday July 8th – 12:30pm – 5pm – $85 – covering Auditioning and Commercials
Saturday July 15th – 12:30pm – 5pm – $85 – covering Creating Character and Controlling Stage Fright
Take both classes and the cost is $75 each
MUSICAL THEATRE AUDITION INTENSIVE Age 12-17
July 17th through July 20th – 10am – 4pm $250 – Ages 10-17
MT Intensive students should come prepared with a one minute Audition Monologue, 16 to 32 bars of a contrasting Musical Theatre song with a Vocal Performance track (CD, iPad or phone) and be prepared to learn a Musical Theater Dance combination.
NEW FOR THE SUMMER – MUSIC THEORY CLASSES with Aleesha Hotea
June 10th, July 8, 15, 22 and 29 10am – 12pm
A two hour crash course to equip performers with a better understanding of Music Theory. Students who wish to advance even more in their workbooks are encouraged to participate in additional classes for a discounted rate. Theory book will be provided and included in first class. 1st class is $65 and additional classes are $45. Curriculum designed for Beginner to Intermediate students. Registration deadline for classes is 4 days prior to class date.
ACTING FOR THEATER IN ESPAÑOL with Hidie Cabral, MA
4 weeks Dramatized Reading in Español
This course is designed for those actors, actresses and people interested in performing arts. The objective is to learn how to interpret a dramatic text on stage in Spanish. Students will learn articulation strategies, voice projection strategies, and intentionality of a dramatic play. At the end of the 4 weeks, we will have a Dramatized reading in Spanish open to the public and you will have the opportunity to purchase your DVD to make it part of your Professional portfolio.
PASA is building the foundation of a new Performing art tradition: Theater in Spanish, and you can be part of this historical beginning! It is never late to live your passion for acting in Spanish! This course is open for registrations from May 25th through July 11th. We will start sessions on Tuesday July 11th and we will meet every Tuesday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm until August 1st.
This course is open for young adults and adults. The only requirement is being fluent in reading and speaking Spanish since the workshop instruction will be delivered in Spanish as well as the plays. After this workshop, you will be fully prepared to take the 10 weeks acting workshop offered next fall semester.
THANK YOU to everyone who supported PASA in the Big Give!! We appreciate your kindness and have some exciting news to share! Added to the cash donation in the Big Give is an In-Kind Gift that means we are able to acquire everything in our goal! The additions to the wireless sound system, the LED lighting system and the MacBook Pro for video editing here at PASA are all happening! Thank you again for helping us pursue our dreams as we help others to pursue theirs!
AUDITION DATES: NOVEMBER 18TH 5-8PM, NOVEMBER 19TH 3-5PM
JAN 27-FEB 12 “PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES”
MAR 24-APRIL 9 “SPEAKEASY”
JULY 14 – 30 “JEKYLL & HYDE”
OCTOBER 13 – 29 “CABARET”
PASA is pleased to announce our initial auditions for our 2017 Season! On your sign-in sheet there will be a listing of the shows and you can mark the shows that you desire to be considered for. Required audition materials are a 1 minute monologue and a 16-32 bar cut of a song with sheet music for the accompanist. Please call 210-557-1187 to schedule your audition time.
PUMP BOYS – The ‘Pump Boys’ sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country and the ‘Dinettes’, Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, run the DoublSe Cupp diner next door. Together they fashion an evening of country western songs that received unanimous raves on and off-Broadway. With heartbreak and hilarity, they perform on guitars, piano, bass and, yes, kitchen utensils.”Both musically and theatrically, a triumph of ensemble playing. It doesn’t merely celebrate the value of friendship and life’s simple pleasures, it embodies them.” – The New York Times “Totally terrific…It is such fun.” – The New York Post
SPEAKEASY – A New Musical which premiered in Houston was developed by Rachel Landon, Liz Tinder and SRO Theater. SPEAKEASY is an immersive theatre experience that provides patrons with a glimpse into the Prohibition era. The show features popular 1920’s era hits such as Charleston, I Want to Be Bad and You Oughta Be in Pictures, as well as, roaring dance numbers. PASA will be transformed into a Speakeasy/Bistro with tables available. Dance video will be posted on the website to learn and if you come in costume there are some dances you’ll be able to join the cast on-stage! Show runs the end of March and early April.
JEKYLL & HYDE – The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in the musical phenomenon, Jekyll & Hyde. Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi-Grammy- and Tony-nominated Frank Wildhorn and double-Oscar- and Grammy-winning Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde has mesmerized audiences the world over.An evocative tale of two men – one, a doctor, passionate and romantic; the other, a terrifying madman – and two women – one, beautiful and trusting; the other, beautiful and trusting only herself– both women in love with the same man and both unaware of his dark secret..
CABARET – Based on a novel by Christopher Isherwood and a 1951 play by John Van Druten, this musical features music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. Cliff Bradshaw, an American author working on a novel in Berlin, encounters Sally Bowles at the seedy Kit Kat Klub where she sings. When she is fired by the club’s owner, her jealous boyfriend, she moves in with Cliff and the two fall in love. As the Nazis begin taking control of the German government, the atmosphere of the Kit Kat Klub and the lives of Cliff and Sally begin to change dramatically.
Kid’s Acting introduces acting techniques to our littlest performers. There are several options from which to choose:
Kids Introduction to Acting for Theatre and Musical Theatre-Have a dramatic, or overly dramatic, youngster? This is the perfect class to help them transition from playtime where they have control over what they do to learning how to take direction and work with scripted material. Lots of fun while they start to develop acting skills.
TV Kids-Students begin to develop an awareness of what is required to work in front of the camera. Terminology, camera technique and creating the truth of the moment the character experiences are the primary focus for the class.
Theater Tykes (8 wk Sessions)-Theater games, skits and exercises keep this class moving quickly so the little ones stay busy through the class. Lots of fun while the kids learn some of the beginning skills required in acting.
Broadway Prep Junior-Musical Theater performance requires skill in Voice, Acting and Dance. This foundational class for young performers includes training in all the disciplines required for younger performers to compete for roles in musicals.
Introduction to Kids Acting (ages 7-10 under 7 by interview)-Young performers begin to work in a true acting workshop situation. This class if focused on beginning to understand character and making the specific choices required by the script instead of just using your personality.
Youth Theatre-Saturday Youth Theatre is by audition and the program produces a full length play at the end of each semester. High energy plays that are a laugh a minute! A 1 minute memorized monologue is performed during the audition.
To register in any of these classes for this semester, Click Here.
If you would like more information, please call (210) 557-1187.