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Children's Theatre Production Company

CTPC Programs  |  What's New  |  Meet Adrienne

The Children’s Theatre Production Company is the umbrella training program for the performing arts at the Gordon Center. Students develop imagination, concentration, character, professionalism, and technique, and strengthen their command of their body and voice in this supportive environment grounded in Jewish values. With their newfound confidence and skills, actors feel the thrill of performing on stage. Children find dynamic experiences whether they are beginners exploring acting for the first time, or more seasoned actors looking to gain deeper experience from trained professionals.

We are thrilled to offer a progression in musical theatre with training from youngest of performers, to our oldest and most devoted. From Broadway Tots to CTPC Kids, to CTPC Jr, and finally our audition only pre professional program, The Academy — there is plenty to pick from and for your budding star to grow!

What's New For Fall 2022?

As we continue to nurture and create an environment where children can continue their training in musical theatre, we have shifted our structure within CTPC Spring musical(s) process. As a part of our rehearsals, we now include Broadway Bootcamp as an integral and required beginning of the program. Whether your child has performed many times or is new the stage, the bootcamp will allow all levels to have several courses in audition prep, rehearsal etiquette, choreography retention and more, before diving into the upcoming show. Our auditions are now a part of our class process, and every child will receive a role in the production. This new structure allows us to delve into the process of putting on a musical as a team rooted in values and purpose. The goal is to create a tight knit, well rounded, and ever-growing ensemble of actors.

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Questions? Contact Adrienne Bergeron at abergeron@jcc.org for more information.



Meet Adrienne Bergeron, Arts Education Manager

A new resident of Baltimore, by way of Los Angeles, and before that, New York City, Adrienne has been a traveling theatre professional who has been teaching, choreographing, directing, and working in the industry for over fifteen years. A graduate of Lees-McRae College and a proud member of the Actors Equity Association, she is driven to continue a thriving, inviting, and educational theatre environment for children, for both recreation and pre professionals alike.

Contact:  Adrienne Bergeron | 410.500.5938 | abergeron@jcc.org


Children's Theatre Production Company Programs

CTPC Broadway Tots (Ages 3-5)
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A musical theatre class for our performing loving toddlers. CTPC’s Broadway TOTS will focus on the foundations of musical theatre in a fun, entertaining, and imaginative way. Every week, we begin every class with songs and games to train our tots about warming up in acting, voice, and dance. The last section of each class consists of learning a music and movement piece to age-appropriate Broadway tunes, to eventually create a showcase of our very own. Though we do not cast specific roles in our show, we hope that this class allows for our tots to aspire to the next big kid step, the year around CTPC Kids theatre program! This is an independent class from our grown-ups, but for the last class, we will have a final sharing showcase where we allow adults to watch and cheer us on.

If your child is a member of the Early Learning Center, they will be picked up from their classroom. Should they also be a late stay student, they will be brought back to their classroom for their typical dismissal. All non-late stay ELC students, and any other participants, will be dropped off and picked up in a later specified location.

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CTPC KIDS (Grades 1-2)
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This spring, we are thrilled to announce that our show will be

We did not reach the minimum enrollment for CTPC Kids. We'll see you next time for this production!

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CTPC Kids is the next step in musical theatre training, for ages 5-7.*In this level, we will combine the basic elements, with more intricate and detailed training for how to put together a full length musical. We begin with more complex musical theatre basics such as dancing and singing together as a group, counting music, choreography retention, and simplified blocking. CTPC Kids also delves into the exciting world of putting on a production also with basic lighting, costumes, props. During the production, the director will sit onstage to help direct our performers and therefore, to help set our youngest performers up for success! Every child signed up for CTPC Kids will receive a role based on their audition, past experience, level of commitment, and classroom behavior. *Please note, any 5-year-old must have the prerequisite of Broadway Tots, unless approved by the director.

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Dates:
Please note, Broadway Bootcamp is already included in this rehearsal process, as it is required in order to partake in the musical. If your child cannot commit to the show rehearsal process, we welcome your child to enroll in our Broadway Bootcamp!

 

Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Kids is presented through special arrangements with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

CTPC JR (Grades 3-8)
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This spring, we are thrilled to announce that our show will be

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CTPC Jr is the next step in musical theatre training, for ages 7-14.* A more fast paced, yet welcoming environment, CTPC Jr is a continuation from CTPC Kids in which Jr programming also offers children to learn the ins and outs of putting on a full length musical. At this heightened level, stage blocking, choreography, and vocals are all more complex in execution. We also start to introduce the concept of character development, vocal techniques, and script analysis. Every child signed up for CTPC Jr will receive a role based on their audition, past experience, level of commitment, and classroom behavior. *Please note, any 7-year-old must have the prerequisite of CTPC Kids or speak with the Director in advance.

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Dates:
Please note, Broadway Bootcamp is already included in this rehearsal process, as it is required in order to partake in the musical. If your child cannot commit to the show rehearsal process, we welcome your child to enroll in our Broadway Bootcamp!

Broadway Bootcamp/Beginning of Show Rehearsals:
Sunday, October 2 | 1:00-4:30pm
Monday, October 3 | 6:00-8:00pm
Sunday, October 9 | 1:00-4:30pm
Sunday, October 23 | 1:00-4:30pm
Monday, October 24 |  6:00-8:00pm

Auditions:
Sunday, October 30 | 12:30-4:30pm
Sunday, November 6th | 12:30-4:30pm

Official Rehearsals:
Sundays | 1:30-4:45pm
November 6, 13, 20
December 4, 11, 18
January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12, 19, 26
March 5

Mondays | 6:00-8:00 PM
November 7, 14, 21, 28
December 5, 12, 19
January 9, 16, 23, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27

Tech Rehearsal:
Tuesday, March 7 | 4:00-9:00pm

Full Dress Rehearsals: 
Wednesday, March 8 | 4:00-9:00pm
Thursday, March 9 | 4:00-9:00pm

Community Show: 
Sunday, March 12 | 1:00pm
Call time: 11:00am

Opening Show:
Sunday, March 12 | 5:00pm
Call time: Stay between morning and evening show

Closing Show:
Monday, March 13 | 7:00pm
Call time: 5:00pm

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.  is presented through special arrangements with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

Broadway Bootcamp (Grades 1-8)
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Want to start delving into the world of musical theatre, but not quite sure where to start? We will start our fall session with Broadway Bootcamp! Grades 1-8 will meet for 5 classes between Sundays and Mondays in October, to refine their musical theatre talents with customized coaching and classes in singing, dancing, acting, and audition technique. If your child would like to be a part of the spring productions for CTPC Kids or CTPC Junior, you do not need to sign up for Broadway Bootcamp. It is already included in the process and price for the show rehearsal process. 

Skills Building ONLY Registration 
After singing and dancing their way through Broadway Bootcamp, if your child has fallen love with the world of musical theatre and would like to join CTPC Kids or CTPC Jr. productions (please read the information written for more information and the commitment required), they still can! Reach out to Adrienne Bergeron, the arts education manager, to register your child for CTPC Kids or CTPC Jr no later than October 24th. They will then also get to be in a full Broadway style musical!

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Dates:
Sunday, October 2 | 1:00-4:30pm
Monday, October 3 | 6:00-8:00pm
Sunday, October 9 | 1:00-4:30pm
Sunday, October 23 | 1:00-4:30pm
Monday, October 24 |  6:00-8:00pm

Academy Theatre Program (Grades 3-8)
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Our new Academy Theatre Program (ATP), facilitated and directed by our new Arts Education Manager, Adrienne Bergeron, is a focused theatre career development extension of our CTPC program.  For grades 3-8, this exclusive invitation only program will be designed for the pre-professional student who wants to refine their work in every element of musical theatre.  These students will have access to extensive training that include, but are not limited to, singing, dancing, and acting.  Throughout the year, members will also have master class intensive opportunities, audition technique seminars, and the chance to master the performance experience. 

More details and spring program dates coming soon!

Habimah Summer Camp & CTPC Summer Musical
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Traditional Habimah Summer Camp
June 26 - August 11 | Grades 1–6

Guided by professional Habimah Artists In Residence, campers attend daily workshops in performing and visual arts, where they enhance their skills explore new horizons, and experience the wonders of the arts and the warmth of a supportive community. Every two-week camp session includes an arts-centered field trip or performance, daily free swim, and culminates in a final showcase and gallery at the Gordon Center.

Children's Theatre Production Camp (CTPC)
July 24 - August 11 | Grades 3-8

It’s showtime! This summer, our campers take the Gordon Center stage in a stunning Broadway-style musical! Our professional staff works to uncover each camper’s strength and create a positive atmosphere which bolsters self-esteem, compassion, teamwork, and a love for theatre. Whether your camper is feeling the thrill of performing or creating behind-the-scenes magic, an unforgettable experience awaits!  Please stay tuned for the show announcement.

Private Lessons: Dance, Acting, or Audition Prep (Grades 1+)
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If your child is looking for a little more one-on-one attention, our talented staff can assist in acting, dance, and audition technique.  Whether it is a role they have been cast through CTPC or they need some extra attention for their upcoming audition, these individualized lessons are to help strengthen the students confidence, poise, and performance in any realm for the theatre.  Lessons can be arranged for either 30 minutes or 1 hour.  

Inclusion Services
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Please let us know if your child could benefit from accommodations to take part in this program, and we will do our best to make it happen. Please contact Helene Rapaport, inclusion@jcc.org to begin the process.

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