Yearlong Acting Program - 5th through 12th
Players by the Sea School of the Arts offers a safe and intimate environment where students can hone their skills, and "practice" their craft through 2 hour acting labs throughout the year. Labs utilize improvisational techniques allowing the actor to engage his creativity, develop his listening and focus skills, and spontaneously use his intuition to make choices in the moment. All of the activities engaged in class promote confidence, leadership and team work.
All acting labs incorporate: theater vocabulary with an emphasis on blocking; working with music through movement and pantomime developing rhythm, balance, and control of ones acting instrument; projection and diction exercises; sensory exercises; endowing an object; techniques to prepare the actor for the requirements of auditioning. Working with scripted material, monologue and scene analysis occurs throughout the year.
Students have the opportunity to showcase their growth first semester through a “Fly on the Wall” showcase that may incorporate improvisation, pantomime and monologues.
During the second semester, yearlong students are part of our Main Stage production that requires additional rehearsal on the weekends for a 6 week period. School of the Arts production is slated for the first two weekends in March 2014.
ACTING LAB - Days/Times Offered
- TUESDAY: 4:45pm - 6:45pm / 5th through 12th CLOSED!
- WEDNESDAY: 4:00pm - 6:00pm / 5th through 8th CLOSED!
- WEDNESDAY: 6:00pm - 8:00pm /8th through 12th (advanced) CLOSED!
- THURSDAY: 4:45pm - 6:45pm / 5th through 12th CLOSED!
Musical Theater Lab
Yearlong Musical Theater Program 5th and up (2 hrs.)
Love to sing? Be part of the PBTS School of the Arts CHOIR and Musical Theater Lab. This program allows the student to explore a diverse range of ensemble musical numbers as well as solo pieces. Classes concentrate on how to interpret and organically connect with the words of a song. Through vocal warm-ups, theater games and choreography students will learn how to showcase their strengths for auditions and performances. At the end of each semester students will present an exciting Musical Evening. First semester performance dates are December 13, 14 in our main stage theater.
MUSICAL THEATER LAB - Days/Times Offered
- SUNDAY: 5:00pm - 7:00pm (see below)
Spotlight on You!
Yearlong Acting Program ~ 1st through 4th graders
Spotlight classes stimulate creativity of a child in a group setting. Through creative dramatics our youngest students learn basic acting terminology, blocking and theater games that develop imagination, intuition, and self-confidence.
First semester we focus on body awareness and self-control getting students to use their whole instrument to express themselves. Classes incorporate music with dancing and singing which develops rhythm and movement skills, preparing young brains for learning and helps young children express their emotions.
Using imaginative play, storytelling skills are honed as they recreate characters, settings, and elements of a story in a fun and nurturing environment. Each semester ends with a presentation in our Grace Darling Studio Theater. Spotlight classes prepare the student for Acting Labs. Meet & greet required!
SPOTLIGHT - Days/Times Offered
- TUESDAY: 3:45pm - 5:00pm CLOSED!
- FRIDAY: 3:45pm - 5:00pm CLOSED
You can download the 2013 - 2014 Registration Form here!!!!!!
Fall Vocal Workshop!
One day Workshop, Saturday September 28th ~ 5th through Adult
Instructor: Matt Morgan, Resident Vocal Director
Come study with a world renowned performer and master teacher while learning about the entertainment business from an insider with current industry connections. Matt's performances take him to every major performance venue in the country.
These 3 hour group workshop intensives will elevate your performance to the next level. Renowned singer/teacher Matt Morgan demystifies the act of singing by utilizing a system developed through his comprehensive study of anatomy, physiology, acoustics, and voice science. Improve your vocal technique, polish that audition piece, and find that radiant presentation! Each participant is required to prepare a song and bring sheet music.
Hurry and book your spot now as groups are kept small and they are already going fast! Please contact our Education staff at 249-0289 to register and for more information.
VOCAL WORKSHOP - Day/Time Offered
SATURDAY, September 28, 2013: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuition: $70.00 per person. Full amount due with registration.
"Observer" Spot Fee: $15.00 For those who do not want to perform but want to learn about the process.
You can download the 2013 - 2014 Registration Form here!!!!!!
What you need to know
Choosing a Class
The School of the Arts is committed to offering classes of the highest quality, therefore it is essential that students are placed in classes appropriate for their age and experience level. An interview for new students is required to determine the best class environment.
How to Register
The fastest and easiest way to register for classes is by filling out the registration form, choosing the class that you think is right for your child and either mail it to Players by the Sea, 106 North Sixth St., Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250 with your deposit to secure your child’s place or fax form with Credit Card information to: 249-0214.
All registrations are reviewed by our School of the Arts teachers to make sure that there is an opening available and to set up an interview if necessary. A PBTS staff member will confirm receipt and acceptance of your registration in a timely fashion. For additional information call our business office at 249-0289 Tuesday through Friday 10:00 pm to 4:00 pm. You may also direct questions to Barbara Colaciello at email@example.com. Please include your child’s name, age, grade, what class they are interested in taking, phone number and the best time to reach you.
Yearly tuition for Acting Lab and Musical Theatre Lab is $790.00 divided into two payments of $395.00 due at the beginning of each semester. A deposit of $130.00 is due with your registration form.
Yearly tuition for Spotlight class is $550.00 divided into two payments of $275.00 due at the beginning of each semester. A deposit of $90.00 is due with your registration form Payment plan available. The balance is due on the first day of class.
Please contact our Education Director, Barbara Colaciello at 249-0289 or firstname.lastname@example.org. for payment options.
Deposits for fall registration are refundable if you cancel a week prior to the first day of class. PBTS reserves the right to cancel classes that do not have an enrollment of eight or more students before the first class. Classes, faculty, and schedule are subject to change.
Receive 10% off class tuition if you have more than one student from your family registered for any class (1st class at full price, any additional classes receive 10% off).
A limited amount of scholarship dollars are available to those students who demonstrate a passion for the theater. They are allocated based on need and on a first-come first-served basis.