Summer Theatre Conservatory At Long Beach Playhouse; A perfect place for Young Thespians

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Summer Theatre Conservatory At Long Beach PlayhouseLong Beach Playhouse announces its 2011 Summer Theatre Conservatory.  The Theatre Conservatory is a two-week performing arts education program with two sessions to choose from.  First session will be from July 11 – July 23 and the second session from July 25 – August 6.  Both sessions will run from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The program is open to incoming 3rd Graders through graduating High School students. The main focus is age appropriate training in the basic skills of theatre:  Acting, Movement, Voice and much more!  A portion of the day is dedicated to preparing a performance for the end of the session.

Lysa Fox will direct the Long Beach Playhouse Summer Theatre Conservatory.  Fox says, “This is a wonderful opportunity for students of all experience levels to develop their creativity and confidence. Our staff is comprised of professional actors and theatre educators as well as collegiate and graduate students from the Long Beach and LA area.”

Families who sign up before June 1st, pay $360.  After June 1st, tuition is $400, per session.  Family discounts are available.

Class space is limited. For enrollment information please call 562-494-1014, email Kylene@lbplayhouse.org, or visit www.lbplayhouse.org.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Lysa Fox recently received her MFA in Performance / Teaching from Cal State University Long Beach where she is also currently teaching and remains a company member of Cal Rep.  She is also adjunct faculty at Orange County High School for the Performing Arts in Santa Ana, CA.  Lysa is the co-founder of Venture Theater in Billings, MT, which she nurtured for fifteen years and where she served as Youth Education Conservatory Director and eventually Artistic Director.  She has served as an advisor to numerous school and theatre boards.  Along with being a director and choreographer, Lysa is also an accomplished vocalist and cabaret performer as well as an improv actress.  Lysa’s most recent performance projects include The Last Five Years (Cathy), The Poetry of Pizza (Olga Ouland), and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Rona Peretti).  She has served as director/choreographer for You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Godspell, and Tommy.  She recently directing a new works festival, Songs of the Siren: The Greeks Remixed.  Some of her other directing and choreography credits include Art, Still Life With Iris,  The Mystery of Irma Vep, West Side Story, Urinetown, Victor/Victoria, and Footloose.  Lysa has performed leading roles in such shows as , Our Country’s Good (Duckling/Meg), Into The Woods (Cinderella), Stop Kiss (Sarah), Rocketman (Rita), The Heidi Chronicles (Heidi), Blood Brothers (Mrs. Johnstone), Always, Patsy Cline (Patsy), and Songs For A New World.

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.  For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.lbplayhouse.org or call 562-494-1014.

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