FALL/WINTER 2014

ENROLLMENT NOW OPEN!

MUSICAL THEATRE PROGRAMS

YMCA
Park Cities YMCA
6000 Preston Rd. Dallas, TX 75205
YMCA Phone: (214) 526-7293

Ages 7 - 12

Ages 10 - Teens

Class: Musical Theatre – A Year with Frog and Toad Kids
Class Location: Park Cities YMCA, 6000 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX 75205
Park Cities YMCA Phone:
(214) 526-7293
Class Dates & Times:
Thursdays, September 11-December 11, 2014, 5:30-7:30pm
Some classes will extend until 8:00pm
Mandatory Technical Rehearsal: Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, 2:00 – 4:30pm
Performances: Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, 11:30 & 3:00pm, Hall of State Theatre, Fair Park
Program Cost: $499 YMCA Member: $399 

MUSICAL THEATRE CLASS DESCRIPTION-A Year with Frog and Toad Kids
Ages 7-12
Adapted from the Broadway hit, A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD KIDS was nominated for 3 Tony Awards including Best Musical. The script is based on Arnold Lobel's well-loved books and follows two great friends - the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad - through four, fun-filled seasons.

Waking from hibernation in the spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe, all charm, A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD KIDS tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons. The score is jazzy and upbeat score.

A DSM Academy Director/Acting Coach, Choreographer and Music Director teach the class. The program ends in two performances at the Hall of State Theatre in Fair Park on Sunday December 14, 2014, 11:30am & 3:00pm. The shows are open to the public and free. So invite the neighborhood! No theatrical experience is necessary to participate. Most costumes and props will be supplied by DSM Academy and some may be borrowed from home. Let the kids learn skills that belong in the spotlight.

You may enroll by mailing a completed enrollment form with payment to DSM Academy, P. O. Box 567671, Dallas, TX 75356, by fax at 972-408-4147, online at dsmschool.org (add $15 handling fee when enrolling through DSM), or in person at Park Cities YMCA. To download and print an enrollment form, please follow the link below.

Class: Musical Theatre – Bugsy Malone, Jr. & Steven Kavner’s Improv for the Actor
Ages 10 & Up
Class Location: Park Cities YMCA, 6000 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX 75205
Park Cities YMCA Phone:
(214) 526-7293
Class Dates & Times: Saturdays, September 13-November 22, 2014, 11:00am-5:00pm
Some classes may extend until 5:45pm.
Mandatory Technical Rehearsal: Saturday, November 22, 8:00-11:30am, Uptown Theater
Performances: Saturday, November 22, Noon & 4:30pm
Program Cost: $529 YMCA Member: $429
Cost of Improv only: $229

MUSICAL THEATRE-Bugsy Malone, Jr.
Ages 10 through TEENS
This is a ‘triple threat’ program that emphasizes acting, singing and dancing for the professional stage.

About the Show
This is a classic, tongue-in-cheek tribute to the gangster films of the 1920s for young performers. Based on the hit 1976 film starring a preteen Scott Baio and Jodi Foster and featuring a catchy, swinging score by the composer of The Muppet Movie, BUGSY MALONE is good, clean, comedic fun!

Two groups in a fictitious city are in a 1920's rivalry. Dandy Dan's group has gotten the upper hand since getting the "splurge" gun (a weapon that shoots whip cream). Now Fat Sam and his bumbling buffoons are in real trouble! Bugsy Malone, a one-time boxer, is thrust not-so-willingly into the limelight, when he becomes the last chance Fat Sam's group has of surviving. All Bugsy really wants to do is spend time with his new love Blousey; but that just isn't in the cards for our hero or is it?

Performances are November 22, noon & 4:30 at the Uptown Theater in Grand Prairie. No theatrical experience is necessary to participate. Most costumes and props will be supplied by DSM Academy and some may be borrowed from home.

This program includes Steven Kavner’s Improv for the Actor.

Steven Kavner’s IMPROV FOR THE ACTOR
Steven Kavner is the Peabody Award-winning Producer of the PBS series, Wishbone, as well as an award-winning actor in theatre, film and television for over 30 years. Improv class will perform separately on November 22 from 3:15 to 3:45pm in the Uptown Theater Cabaret. Laughter is included.

You may enroll by mailing a completed enrollment form with payment to DSM Academy, P. O. Box 567671, Dallas, TX 75356, by fax at 972-408-4147, online at dsmschool.org (add $15 handling fee when enrolling through DSM), or in person at Park Cities YMCA. To download and print an enrollment form, please follow the link below.

Flexible PAYMENT PLANS are available. Please call Ty Lawrence at DSM Academy, 214-969-7469.

Students should bring a non-refrigerated lunch, snack
and non-refrigerated & capped drinks each class day.

Students are not allowed to leave Park Cities YMCA during class time
without parent permission.

All programs must meet minimum enrollment or will be cancelled.
Show selections may change depending on enrollment size.

DSM Academy
P. O. Box 567671
Dallas, TX 75356

FAX: 972-408-4147
QUESTION? (214) 969-7469