Theater Classes & Schedule

Location: Offered in Aptos or Santa Cruz! Please see the information below.

Recital Performance: All offerings end with a recital performance for friends and family on the last day of class.

Registration: Register online now.

For more information please call (831) 334-2121 or write to benjaminholck@yahoo.com

Spring

Musical Madness | Ages 8–14

Musical Maddness promoApril 12 – June 7

Saturdays 1:30–3:00 pm 

*Recital after final class from 4:00–5:00 pm

Location: Aptos Performing Arts Academy

Instructor: Ben Jammin

Together students will learn the basics of musical theater, iwhile rehearsing an original musical review that includes songs from contemporary musicals, including Wicked, Les Misarables, and Hairspray. All students perform a solo, as well as participate in two group numbers. Class concludes with a recital-performance for friends and family.
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Beatles: Let It Be | Ages 8–18

Beatles Showcase PosterApril 12 – June 7

Saturdays 3:30–5:30 pm 

*Recital after final class from 6:00–7:00 pm 

Location: Shuffles Dance Studio

Instructor: Arindam Krishna Das

Sing your favorite Beatles tunes from this classic album, including, “Let It Be”, “Across the Universe”, and “Get Back”. Students learn vocal technique and beginning movement while rehearsing group numbers and performing solos from their favorite rock-n-roll musicals (Students who play musical instruments are also welcome beginning at 2:30).

Family Musical Theatre | All Ages

Drawing of four family memembersApril 12 – June 14

Saturdays 3:30–5:00 pm 

*Recital after final class from 5:30–6:30 pm 

Location: Aptos Academy of Performing Arts

Instructor: Ben Jammin Holck

Designed for parents who want to sing but were never encouraged at an early age, and their kids. Together, families will learn the basics of musical theater, while rehearsing an original musical review that includes songs from The Sound of Music, Annie and Oliver!
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Theatre Tots | Ages 5–7

Theatre Tots PromoApril 10 – June 5

Thursdays 3:30–4:30 pm 

*Recital after final class from 5:00–6:00 pm 

Location: Aptos Academy of Performing Arts

Instructor: Ben Jammin Holck

Sing Disney & Wizard of Oz! Students rehearse for 8 weeks, learning beginning dance and vocal techniques while rehearsing a musical review. Each student will have the opportunity to perform a solo and also participate in two group numbers. Class concludes with a recital-performance for friends and family.

Summer

Drama Camp | Ages 8–14

Drama Camp LogoMonday–Friday , June 16 – June 27

*Sign-up for two or more classes & save!

Location: The San Andreas Auditorium

Instructors: Ben Jammin, Jerry Cruz, Zoe Refsnider & Lorelei Crosthwaite

Tuition:
$200 for one class
$350 for two classes
$450 for three classes

The Young Actor’s Studio — 10:30 – 12:00 pm

Theatre Games & Improv — 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Musical Theatre Madness — 1:30 – 3:00 pm

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*6:00 pm Recital Performance on June 27th

Broadway Rocks Ben Lomond | Ages 8–13

Broadway Rocks posterJune 16 – June 27

Monday—Friday 4:00–6:00 pm 

*Musicians show up from 3:00–4:00 pm

Location: Park Hall, 9400 Mill Street

Instructor: Arindam Krishna Das

Tuition: $200

Studens rehearse and perform solos and group numbers from their favorite rock musicals, including, Hair, Tommy, Rent, and American Idiot!

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Wonderland Tots | Ages 5–7

June 30 – July 19

Monday—Friday 11:00–12:00 pm 

Location: the San Andreas Auditorium

Instructors: Ben Jammin & Bella Anderson

Tuition: $250

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Alice in Wonderland | Ages 8–16

Alice in Wonderland LogoJune 30 – July 19

Monday—Friday 1:00–5:00 pm 

Location: the San Andreas Auditorium

Instructors: Ben Jammin & Shannon Kerr

*7:00 pm & 2:00 pm Performances on July 18th, 19th, 20th

Tuition: $450

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Late Summer (under consideration)

Kiddy Cats | Ages 4–7

June 21 – August 23

Monday–Friday 11–12 pm

Location: The San Andreas Auditorium

Instructors: Ben Jammin & Bella Anderson

Tuition: $250

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Cats | Ages 8–16 

Cats PosterJune 21 – August 23

Monday–Friday 1–5 pm

Location: The San Andreas Auditorium

Instructors: Ben Jammin & Shannon Kerr

Tuition: $450

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*7:00 & 2:00 performances on August 15th, 16th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd