Anne Schilling to kick-off a set of Acting Classes for Adults at the Long Beach Playhouse

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lbph Anne Schilling to kick-off a set of Acting ClassesThe Long Beach Playhouse is pleased to announce the continuation of theatre education classes for adults.  The Playhouse will offer classes throughout the season keeping an eye on opportunities to coordinate class subjects with Long Beach Playhouse productions.   First in the series will be a Shakespeare class geared towards preparing for the Taming of the Shrew auditions scheduled for March 7 & 8.  Anne Schilling, head of voice and speech at Cal State University of Long Beach, will teach the class.  Classes begin January 25th through February 22nd on Tuesdays from 7p.m. to 9 p.m.  The fee for the 5-week course will be $200.00.

Long Beach Playhouse education coordinator Lysa Fox says, “The Shakespeare class will focus on familiarizing actors with Shakespearean text along with approaches to the language and how to interpret and decipher it.  Participants will study techniques in performing such a text while exploring its poetic nature.  This will be a great experience for actors familiar with Shakespeare or for someone who is leaping into the Elizabethan world for the first time.”

About the Instructor:
Anne Schilling is currently the head of Voice and Speech at Cal State University Long Beach.  She has taught voice, speech, dialects and acting for a number of acting conservatories in the United States and in England, including Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music-Drama Division, Ohio University, Guildford School of Acting, Guildford College and Millennium Dance 2000 Theatre School. Anne continues to work as a professional actor, having performed in a variety of theatres from Seattle to New York, predominantly with Shakespeare companies, such as a two-year residency as a principal actor with the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, where she won a Cincinnati Entertainment Award for her role as Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing.

Long Beach Playhouse is located at 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach, CA, 90804, right across from the Long Beach Recreation golf course. The Playhouse is community-supported theatre that cuts across age, gender, ethnic, and cultural boundaries.  Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20-$25. The Playhouse is at 5021 E. Anaheim St.  The box office is open Wednesday-Saturday from 3:00-8:00 p.m. & Sundays from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on scheduled matinees only. For more information or to purchase tickets visit or call 562-494-1014.

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