The African savannah comes to life on the Parkside stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. From acting and design, to creativity and collaboration, building a production allows Parkside students to develop and experiment with a variety of skills that will stay with them long after the applause
685 Mercer St SE, Atlanta GA 30312
Registration for Songs & Scenes spring semester is open! We have a limited number of spots.
Drama Club is a year-long class that enrolls in fall semester only.
Songs & Scenes: The Lion King Experience theatre class -- Acting, Creative Dramatics, & Musical Theatre for prek-1st graders (typically ages 4-6)
Wednesdays, 3-4 pm
Calling all young performers who love to be in the spotlight! We will sing, dance, and act in class each week! We'll use our imaginations to make up stories, learn how to express our feelings and create characters, and we'll rehearse portions of Disney's The Lion King Jr to put our performance skills to use! Fun theatre games, music, puppetry, crafts, and other creative activities will help students grow artistically while working as a team and having fun. The class will perform alongside the Parkside Drama Club in Disney's The Lion King Jr in the spring at Parkside Elementary. The class will continue through the May and students are encouraged to perform in the Forefront Arts Spring Showcase at a professional theatre at the end of the school year (recital fee is included in class tuition).
Parkside Drama Club: The Lion King Jr -- a full-scale theatrical performance experience for 2nd-5th graders
Wednesdays, 4-5:30 pm -- ENROLLMENT IN FALL ONLY FOR THE 2018-2019 SEASON.
Under the direction of a professional director, Parkside students will rehearse and perform Disney's The Lion King JR! In addition to rehearsing the show students will receive training in audition technique, stage positions, acting, singing, dancing, projection & enunciation, physicality, & much more! The Lion King will be performed in the spring at Parkside Elementary alongside the Parkside Songs & Scenes class. After the play performances the Drama Club students will continue to meet weekly to work on their performance training while learning new material and students are encouraged to perform in the Forefront Arts Spring Showcase held at a professional theatre at the end of the school year (recital fee is included in class tuition).
Classes will meet weekly September - May (app. 30 classes over the course of the school year) and will follow the APS school calendar for the most part. Reminders about any class breaks will be emailed to parents.
Spring Wednesday Classes begin January 9, 2019
PARKSIDE ELEMENTARY INVESTMENT
|CLASS||Spring Semester Payment||Monthly Payments (Jan-May)|| |
Production & Tech Week Fee (billed 30 days before show)
Spring Showcase recital
|Registration Fee||$25/student or $45/family||$25/student or $45/family||--||--|
|Lion King Experience Songs & Scenes (1 hr weekly)||$275||$55||$50**||included|
|Lion King Drama Club (1.5 hrs weekly)||$325||$65||$50**||included|
**PRODUCTION / TECH WEEK FEES**
30 days before the "Lion King Jr" show each cast member will be billed a $50 production / tech week fee. This includes:
- 2 comp general tickets to the show (value $14)
- cast keepsake tshirt & script (value $25)
- masks & costume pieces (value $50)
- set & scenic elements, and props (value $50)
- licensing and royalties (value $75)
- app. 10 hours of staff instruction & supervision during tech week (value $150)
- 2-3 additional rehearsals & 1-2 performances during tech week
There are no required minimum ticket sales for the Lion King cast this year. The Production Fee/Tech Week Fee will cover the expenses traditionally paid for by the required ticket sales. The Production/Tech Week fee can also be covered with Advance Ticket Sales, Cast Sponsorships, or Shout-Outs for the show program..
Forefront Arts performing arts classes for kids and teens include warm-ups, technique training, drama games, performance exercises, and rehearsal. Our instructors are professional theatre artists in Atlanta, with degrees in Theatre, Vocal Performance, or Musical Theatre. All of our instructors have passed extensive background checks. We strive to foster an environment of fun and encouragement, while also delivering high-quality instruction and helping students grow as artists and performers.
THEATRE CLASSES DETAILS
- Weekly classes feature warm-ups, technique training, drama games, performance exercises, and rehearsal of performance pieces.
- Throughout the year students will develop their acting, improv, musical theatre, voice, and dance skills in class. This allows each child to learn new skills, find new strengths, and continue to improve in all aspects of theatre performance!
- We will be following special Lion King Experience Curriculum which takes the class through an 18-unit process that explore fundamentals of theatre-making including: Acting, Design, Music, Playwriting, Choreography, Directing, Technical Theatre, and Stage Management.
- Special weeks throughout the year include optional themes such as Pajama Week, Bring A Friend Week, Bring Your Parents Week, and Wear a Costume Week
Students will perform at Parkside Elementary for the Spring Musical and are encouraged *but not required* to perform in the Forefront Arts Spring Showcase offsite at a theatre.
Note to Parents not enrolled in the PSC After School Program: Upon receiving enrollment confirmation, please advise your child’s classroom teacher IN WRITING that your child will be attending PSC Enrichment Clubs, the days, dates of the club(s), and that he/she will report to PSC on those days. Please note club times and be prompt in picking up your child. Parents should pick up children at the after school program.