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September/October Classes are as follows:

Intro to Acting – Grades 2-7
Instructor – Cody Hernden
Every great actor had to start somewhere! Learn the ins and outs of what it means to be an actor through theatre games, exercises, and short scenes. Perfect for young performers who want to gain confidence on stage and learn the basics of acting in a relaxed environment.
Course Dates – September 28th - October 19th
Day and Time – Fridays from 5:30PM-7PM
Cost - $75

Intermediate/Advanced Scene Study – Grades 8-12
Instructor – Colby Morgan
For the intermediate to advanced young actor, this scene study class will walk students through the fundamental skills necessary to analyze, create, and perform modern theatre in order to be ready for their next performance. From the initial cold reading to the final performance, the students in this course will walk through each step of the creation process, culminating in a final performance of small scenes from all different genres of theatre. This is an absolute must-take for students planning to pursue theatre or film at the college or professional level!
Course Dates – September 23rd – October 14th
Day and Time – Sundays from 3PM-4:30PM
Cost - $75

Mastering the Monologue – Grades 8-12
Instructor – Cody Hernden
Monologues may seem scary, but they don't have to be! This class will help actors find monologues that fit their strengths, make bold acting choices, and navigate an audition with ease. We will explore acting techniques, character development, and auditions skills. By the end of the class, each student will have at least one monologue fully prepared for auditions. Got a monologue you’d like to try out? Bring it in! Not sure what to pick? Let us help!
Course Dates – September 23rd – October 28th
Day and Time – Sundays from 1PM-3PM
Cost - $125

To sign up for classes, please call the Palace Theatre Box Office at 603-668-5588. Class sizes are limited, and payment for the course must be received at sign-up. Please note that all classes are non-refundable.

All classes will take place at our NEW location, Pine Street Studios! Our address is 516 Pine Street, Manchester, NH.


Palace Youth Theatre is pleased to announce DANCE CLASSES for the month of October!

Classes are as follows:

Musical Theatre Dance - Grades 2-12

Instructor – Alicia Napolitano

Each class will contain a dance warmup, an across the floor routine, and a musical theatre combination.

Class Dates – October 5-26

Days and Times –

Grades 2-5 – Fridays from 4:30-5:30PM

Grades 6-8 – Fridays from 5:30-6:30PM

Grades 9-12 – Fridays from 6:30-7:30PM

Course Cost (all 4 classes) - $60


Fitness for the Dancer
– Grades 7-12

Instructor – Jessica Moryl

This class will be an intense, full body workout! Focus will be put on stretching and strengthening your bodies to get you in peak performance form.

Class Dates – October 1-22

Days and Times – Mondays from 5-6PM

Course Cost (all 4 classes) - $60


About the Instructors:

Jessica Moryl is celebrating her 12th Palace season as a performer, Costume Designer and Assistant to the Director! Favorite Credits: Anything Goes (Erma), Oliver (Bet), WSS (Anybodys), Hairspray (LuAnn), Full Monty, Divas, Four Piano Men, The Addams Family and All Shook Up.

Alicia Napolitano began training at the Donna Miceli Dance Center. Graduating Cum Laude from Hofstra University with a BA in Marketing and a Dance Minor, she was a member of the Hofstra dance team earning herself two National Championships and a World Championship in 2016 as a member of the USA Dance Team. Alicia recently appeared on the Palace Stage in last season’s production of Grease!

To sign up for classes, please call the Palace Theatre Box Office at 603-668-5588. Class sizes are limited, and payment for the course must be received at sign-up. Please note that all classes are non-refundable.

All classes will take place at our NEW location, Pine Street Studios! Our address is 516 Pine Street, Manchester, NH.


And… AUDITION ALERT!

The Palace Theatre in Manchester, New Hampshire will be having youth auditions for its professional productions of A Christmas Carol and The Secret Garden.

Auditions will be held at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover Street, Manchester NH 03101.

A Christmas Carol runs from November 30th to December 23rd.

The Secret Garden runs from January 11th to February 3rd.

Both shows will have a different Youth Ensemble for each week of performances. The Secret Garden will additionally be casting the roles of MARY and COLIN from this audition.

Auditions are for children in grades 2-12.

Audition time slots are Wednesday, October 3rd at 5PM, 6PM, 7PM, and 8PM.

YOU MUST SCHEDULE YOUR AUDITION TIME. If not, you may not be seen. To do so, please call the Box Office at 603-668-5588.

Please bring a headshot and or current picture. Expect to be in your audition for the full hour time slot you sign up for. You will learn a dance combination in your group and then sing a Christmas song of your choosing (no sheet music or CD's needed). This audition will apply to both A Christmas Carol and The Secret Garden. You will be able to indicate which shows you are interested in at the time of the audition.

There will be a $75 production fee once you are cast (per show), and you will receive one complimentary ticket and a show shirt.

If you have any further questions, please contact Marc Willis at companymanager@palacetheatre.org.